Native Colombiana Spanish Tutor in Reston/Herndon
Native Colombiana Spanish Tutor in Reston/Herndon
"Excellent, efficient, patient "
Sam, 6 lessons with Julia Yolanda
Response time: 6 hours
I look forward to helping you learn and improve your Spanish. Whether you have years of experience or no experience at all speaking Spanish, I can help you learn authentic Spanish. I am a big believer in learning by practice -- listening and responding. Nonetheless, I will spend appropriate periods of time with you on grammar and other academic aspects of language to establish the necessary foundation. I teach through conveying correct pronunciation, natural phrasing, useful expressions and...
I look forward to helping you learn and improve your Spanish. Whether you have years of experience or no experience at all speaking Spanish, I can help you learn authentic Spanish. I am a big believer in learning by practice -- listening and responding. Nonetheless, I will spend appropriate periods of time with you on grammar and other academic aspects of language to establish the necessary foundation. I teach through conveying correct pronunciation, natural phrasing, useful expressions and common conversational Spanish idioms.
I was born and lived most of my life in Bogota, Colombia. My approach to teaching Spanish is to bring the culture and every day feel of the Colombian people to the conversation. The most effective way to learn Spanish, or any language, is the same way that you learned your first language: listening and repeating; listening and responding.
I generally conduct lessons from my home in Reston via Skype. The first session or two with any student is usually conducted in person at some mutually agreed upon location.
Excellent, efficient, patient
I currently have tutoring sessions with Julia via Skype. Skype has been an excellent way for me to work around my busy schedule. Julia works with your schedule and is very prompt to answer any questions or concerns. As far as teaching, she first starts off by determining your proficiency level and goes from there. She doesn't just throw grammar at you. She works with who you are and your goals. In fact, sometimes, I find myself just conversing with her about my day or weekend because she is so affable and willing to get to know me. I am very pleased at how much I've learned. Highly recommended.Sam, 6 lessons with Julia Yolanda
I highly recommend Julia's tutoring services.
Julia tutoring my 14 years old son who is taking Spanish class in high school. Julia has helped my son improve his Spanish speaking skills and understanding grammar. She helped him raise his average in his Spanish tests in school by 20 points in the first couple months of working with him! Since beginning his lessons, my son seems more confident regarding his class and enjoys learning from Julia. She is very professional, patient and enthusiastic tutor. I highly recommend Julia's tutoring services.Marina, 20 lessons with Julia Yolanda
Patient, thoughtful and thoroughly goes through the process of ensuring students understand lessons.. I'd recommend anyone to use this tutor for all Spanish lessons neededJeremiah, 20 lessons with Julia Yolanda
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Was very understanding and explained things in a way that made sense to me. Made learning Spanish easier and taught me some tricks to figuring things out (formal commands). Also helped me with pronounciations.Michelle, 13 lessons with Julia Yolanda
My son and I were skeptical about tutoring classes. However, when he started he was hesitant about what how he would learn via online lessons. The tutor is very patient and my son is really learning and enjoying what he is learning.Veronica, 3 lessons with Julia Yolanda
Very knowledgeable tutor and helpful lesson
Verb usage (gustar, haber, reflexive verbs) and common phrases that don't translate word-for-word to English. Very helpful and pragmatic information.Victor, 35 lessons with Julia Yolanda
Persistent and knowledgeable
Very knowledgeable and patient with students. I would highly recommend Mrs. Yolanda to any one in need of help with Spanish!Jessica, 6 lessons with Julia Yolanda
Patient Tutor and willing to work with you
Even though recently our daughter had lot scheduling conflicts with her school activities and had to move around her classes, Julia was supportive to adjust to my daughter schedule. Not only is my daughter getting A+ grade, she is also enjoying learning Spanish. Which is very important for me..Ramana, 101 lessons with Julia Yolanda
Patient and engaging tutor
Patiently works with our teenager without overwhelming him, reviews and also makes parallels in English for easier understanding. Our son is getting more confident and participates in the classAlyona, 45 lessons with Julia Yolanda
Keeps getting better!
We've been using Julia for over a year and I wanted to update my earlier review. This has been such a great learning opportunity for my daughter. She goes way above and beyond. This week the lesson was extended by probably close to an hour because my daughter had a challenging homework assignment and then Julia reviewed my daughter's work after the lesson and provided feedback. It really turned a very difficult homework assignment into a more manageable issue. This has been so helpful and beneficial. I know that my daughter's grades have improved because of her lessons but also it has just bumped up her confidence level. This is so important in language. Some lessons have been just casual conversation in Spanish and this has been a benefit since there is no English in her 4th year Spanish class. Julia has been a gift and BTW, a bargain! Thanks so much. My daughter just got back from her first lesson with Julia. Extremely helpful and positive. My daughter felt very comfortable, an important issue, and picked up a lot regarding conjugating tenses and useful terms to know. A big step forward on the first day. Thanks! UPDATE: My daughter has now had multiple lessons with Julia and this has been a godsend. Her confidence level has gone way up and she is learning some specifics, such as the difference between por and para, muy and mucho, that apparently make a huge difference. The teacher noted this in class. These are things that weren't taught or clear in class, but she has learned from Julia. They reviewed writing in Spanish before the writing PALS so that she was prepared for that and last night practiced several speaking PALS so that she was prepared for that as well. They work on Skype which is really convenient. Really happy we found Julia! Additional Update: The school year has ended and I need to glow about Julia! My daughter got her final grade in Spanish and it was an A!!! Yahoo! It's very clear that without Julia she wouldn't have gotten an A. It would have been a B or B+, no question. The tutoring sessions gave her the additional clarification on details, especially the verbs, that she needed and apparently just wasn't getting in class alone. Most importantly, her confidence level went way up. She was able to get that additional practice with speaking, writing and listening that she needed for class and her testing. She is going into Spanish 3 with a lot of enthusiasm that she can do it. We are continuing the tutoring during the summer and Julia is even setting up a site for additional practice before the actual tutoring sessions. This is going to allow my daughter to not only maintain what she has learned but to get a heads up for next year. So happy with this great find!Roberta, 120 lessons with Julia Yolanda
Response time: 6 hours