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Elizabeth N.

Sterling, VA

$35/hour

Skilled, experienced, encouraging Spanish tutor

Background check passed as of 11/20/15
4.9 average from 105 ratings
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— Nadya, Leesburg, VA on 9/12/16

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

Education

University at Albany, State University of New York (Spanish)

Westminster Choir College of Rider Univ. (Other)

Westminster Choir College of Rider Univ. (Master's)

About Elizabeth

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. During my junior year abroad in Spain, I acquired near-native fluency which has stayed with me throughout my adult life. I have extensive teaching experience: private tutor, homeschool class teacher (middle and high school aged); adult community school; community college. I have a thorough understanding of Spanish grammar and am committed to helping students "crack the code" of a foreign language. Other bilingual work experience: community interpreter for medical, social service and school appointments; international business; in-home worker/intake coordinator for a counseling agency, in which I assisted therapists exclusively with Latino families.

I also have bachelor's and master's degrees in music and have taught people of all ages and levels of musical ability. My friendly and positive approach encourages students to believe that they can succeed, and I equip them with the tools to do so through the use of my own materials to supplement the textbooks and curricula used in their schools. I have experience with a variety of learning styles, both as a Spanish teacher and as a teacher of music - voice, piano and guitar.
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Sterling, VA 20165
Background Check: Passed

"patient tutor"

- Nadya, Leesburg, VA on 9/12/16
Elizabeth replied on 9/14/2016

Thanks, Nadya! I appreciate this positive feedback, which was unsolicited! I agree that the book is very good. It's a pleasure to teach such a motivated student.

"Awesome tutor"

- Ted, Sterling, VA on 6/20/16

"Great teacher!"

- Rachel, Ashburn, VA on 6/4/16

"Excellent teacher and my son loves her"

- Rhea, Ashburn, VA on 5/23/16

"Very knowledgeable and friendly"

- Vel, Sterling, VA on 2/25/16

"Excellent tutor - takes personal interest"

- Aruna, Ashburn, VA on 2/21/16

"Very knowledgeable patient Tutor"

- Sujathas, Ashburn, VA on 1/28/16

"Patient instructor"

- Susan, Herndon, VA on 12/30/15

"Knowledgeable and Friendly"

- Manoharie, Sterling, VA on 11/23/15
Elizabeth replied on 1/1/2016

This student has to memorize lists of words, which is not going to work for a visual learner. We looked at sale papers on line to name articles of clothing and drew stick figure diagrams to label parts of the body. Teenagers need to know that what they are learning in class might actually be used in real life one day when they are traveling in a foreign country!

"Great Tutor"

- Sunit, Ashburn, VA on 7/15/15
Elizabeth replied on 1/1/2016

This student wanted a head start on Spanish 3 during the summer. We started with commands, both polite and familiar forms, so that when I introduced the subjunctive and its uses, he already knew all the endings. This sequence worked very well with this student. Since I have not had a call for help in the past few months, I guess he is doing well in Spanish 3!

Language:
Spanish

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Spanish

I have tutored all levels of Spanish for many years and am very familiar with the points of grammar that give students the most trouble. I help students build their confidence in learning the language by tapping into their learning styles. My bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature included a year abroad in Madrid, Spain.

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

Education

University at Albany, State University of New York (Spanish)

Westminster Choir College of Rider Univ. (Other)

Westminster Choir College of Rider Univ. (Master's)

patient tutor — I work in a health care industry. Elizabeth found for me the most appropriate textbook. She adjust each lesson to my professional needs. It makes lesson more interesting and useful. ...

— Nadya, Leesburg, VA on 9/12/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 12 miles of Sterling, VA 20165.