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Elizabeth N.

Skilled, experienced, encouraging tutor/teacher of Spanish

Skilled, experienced, encouraging tutor/teacher of Spanish

$40/hour

  • 748 hours tutoring

  • Sterling, VA 20164

About Elizabeth


Bio

I have a lifelong love of the Spanish language which I desire to share with students. Raised with early exposure to Spanish through my mother, who was also my high school Spanish teacher in a private, college preparatory school, I went on to major in Spanish in college and graduated with a 3.6/4.0 GPA. During my junior year abroad in Spain, I acquired near-native fluency which has stayed with me throughout my adult life. Last summer when I traveled to Spain, I was often mistaken for a...

I have a lifelong love of the Spanish language which I desire to share with students. Raised with early exposure to Spanish through my mother, who was also my high school Spanish teacher in a private, college preparatory school, I went on to major in Spanish in college and graduated with a 3.6/4.0 GPA. During my junior year abroad in Spain, I acquired near-native fluency which has stayed with me throughout my adult life. Last summer when I traveled to Spain, I was often mistaken for a native.

I have extensive teaching experience: private tutor, all ages and levels, both in person and on line; homeschool class teacher (middle and high school aged); adult community school (enrichment classes); and community college courses. I have a thorough understanding of Spanish grammar and am committed to helping students "crack the code" of a foreign language. My friendly and positive approach encourages students to believe that they can succeed, and I equip them with the tools to improve their skills, confidence and grades through the use of my own materials which supplement the textbooks and curricula used in their schools. It is also a joy to teach adult students who are motivated to learn Spanish, whether for professional or personal use. The lessons are tailored to the interests and learning style of the individual student.

I also have bachelor's and master's degrees in music and have taught people of all ages and levels of musical ability. Music history is always a component of my private teaching and choral rehearsals, and I have taught music history survey courses at a community college. I have experience with a variety of learning styles, both as a Spanish teacher and as a teacher of music - voice, piano and guitar.


Education

University at Albany, State University of New York
Spanish
Westminster Choir College of Rider Univ.
Other
Westminster Choir College of Rider Univ.
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: Discounts for long term study or 5+ hours of lessons per week for multiple family members. Online lesson rate negotiable, depending on the necessary amount of teacher preparation.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Sterling, VA 20164
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/20/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish

Spanish

Having tutored all levels of Spanish for many years, I am very familiar with the points of grammar that give students the most trouble. I help students to build their confidence in learning the language by tapping into their learning styles and by my personable and encouraging approach. It is also a joy to share my love of the language with other adults for their personal or professional needs. My bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature included a year abroad in Madrid, Spain, where I developed near-native fluency that I have maintained throughout my life.

Homeschool

Spanish

Spanish

Having tutored all levels of Spanish for many years, I am very familiar with the points of grammar that give students the most trouble. I help students to build their confidence in learning the language by tapping into their learning styles and by my personable and encouraging approach. It is also a joy to share my love of the language with other adults for their personal or professional needs. My bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature included a year abroad in Madrid, Spain, where I developed near-native fluency that I have maintained throughout my life.

Language

Spanish

Spanish

Having tutored all levels of Spanish for many years, I am very familiar with the points of grammar that give students the most trouble. I help students to build their confidence in learning the language by tapping into their learning styles and by my personable and encouraging approach. It is also a joy to share my love of the language with other adults for their personal or professional needs. My bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature included a year abroad in Madrid, Spain, where I developed near-native fluency that I have maintained throughout my life.

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Spanish

Spanish

Having tutored all levels of Spanish for many years, I am very familiar with the points of grammar that give students the most trouble. I help students to build their confidence in learning the language by tapping into their learning styles and by my personable and encouraging approach. It is also a joy to share my love of the language with other adults for their personal or professional needs. My bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature included a year abroad in Madrid, Spain, where I developed near-native fluency that I have maintained throughout my life.

Summer

Spanish

Spanish

Having tutored all levels of Spanish for many years, I am very familiar with the points of grammar that give students the most trouble. I help students to build their confidence in learning the language by tapping into their learning styles and by my personable and encouraging approach. It is also a joy to share my love of the language with other adults for their personal or professional needs. My bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature included a year abroad in Madrid, Spain, where I developed near-native fluency that I have maintained throughout my life.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


New Student/Great Experience

Very patient and extremely knowledgeable about the Spanish language. I like that we’re starting with the basics and going in a very logical order to increase my understanding!

Keith, 2 lessons with Elizabeth
Tutor responded:

I am especially happy that this adult student decided to try online instruction with me, although she wasn't sure she wanted to go that route. What a pleasure to teach students like this who are so ready and eager to learn!

Highly Recommended

Elizabeth was very patient and encouraging. I am sure that there are many tutors that of course have command of the Spanish language, but due to Elizabeth's extensive experience in tutoring, her lessons have a process in place that gave me the best chance to learn and build confidence. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to learn Spanish.

Craig, 3 lessons with Elizabeth

Great start!

This was my first lesson and Elizabeth made it very painless. Learning a new language is scary but this was enjoyable. I am excited to do more lessons.

Michael, 17 lessons with Elizabeth

Warm, encouraging and impressive teacher

I am very much enjoying learning Spanish with Elizabeth. She is warm and encouraging and plans and deliver our lessons with great thought and care. She also follows up each lesson with a great review including links to supplement and practice what we have learned.

Sue, 13 lessons with Elizabeth
Tutor responded:

Thank you for this kind, unsolicited feedback! It is a pleasure to teach students like you who are motivated to learn.

Helpful with Spanish

My daughter is taking spanish. On the first lesson Elizabeth made her feel comfortable and at ease. The lesson went well and my daughter learned allot from the first day. My child comnented" mom I love spanish now ms. Elizabeth make so easy for me to lean". Thank you ms. Elizabeth for making teaching fun.

Maisa, 4 lessons with Elizabeth
Tutor responded:

Thank you for this unsolicited, lovely feedback. R. is a very enthusiastic student. Although she has just started taking Spanish, her pronunciation is already quite good!

Patient and very understanding

Elizabeth was very helpful! When it came to helping me complete work that I was stuck on. I enjoy working with her over video chat it was very easy to communicate with her and get assignments done on time.

Theresa, 6 lessons with Elizabeth
Tutor responded:

Online tutoring is so easy and convenient! This student's homework assignments are all online, so she uses the screen sharing feature, so that we can both see the assignment as I help her work through it. I appreciate the encouraging, unsolicited review.

great teacher

Very patient and conversational in addition to being very personal. Plan on returning for weekly lessons! Never felt intimidated or uncomfortable but you can tell she is very knowledgeable about the subject!

Austin, 3 lessons with Elizabeth

Very Skilled and Patient

I took Spanish lessons from Elizabeth N. over several months in 2017. I am an adult student and came to these lessons with some limited knowledge of Spanish, and was interested in building some basic Spanish conversation skills. Elizabeth worked with me to identify my strengths and weaknesses, and adjusted our lessons to help me achieve this goal. For example, I was struggling with listening quite a bit during our first lessons, so Elizabeth set aside time in each lesson to specifically work on developing listening skills. Overall, I was very satisfied with the progress that I made and found Elizabeth to be a very skilled and patient tutor.

William, 11 lessons with Elizabeth

Knowledgeble and personable

Had my first session with Elizabeth and I found it very enjoyable. Elizabeth is very knowledgeable and also very thoughtful in ensuring the lessons are most beneficial and useful to the goals of the student. Looking forward to our next lesson.

Ann, 1 lesson with Elizabeth
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