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Holly W.

Becoming bilingual can be fun--I will help you understand Spanish!

Becoming bilingual can be fun--I will help you understand Spanish!

$79/hour

  • 700 hours tutoring

  • Bothell, WA 98012

"Worth every dollar!"

Meghan, 8 lessons with Holly

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About Holly


Bio

No one said Spanish was easy, but I am committed to helping my community learn. If you are in a high school or college curriculum, need to learn Spanish for work, or just want to become bilingual, I will support you! I will help you improve exam scores by teaching you how to build and retain vocabulary, develop conversational abilities, enhance listening and understanding skills, practice reading, writing and correct pronunciation, conjugate verbs and truly understand the subjunctive. My...

No one said Spanish was easy, but I am committed to helping my community learn. If you are in a high school or college curriculum, need to learn Spanish for work, or just want to become bilingual, I will support you! I will help you improve exam scores by teaching you how to build and retain vocabulary, develop conversational abilities, enhance listening and understanding skills, practice reading, writing and correct pronunciation, conjugate verbs and truly understand the subjunctive. My goal is to inspire you to have an epiphany about all the essentials of Spanish grammar, and to have a great time while learning.

About Me:
I have an MA in Cultural Studies from the University of Washington Bothell with my capstone focus on Spanish/English bilingualism and cultural language exchange through pedagogy and community participation. I earned my BA from The Evergreen State College, focusing on Spanish language and Latin American studies.

During my academic career I have studied Spanish intensively in Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay, as well as Portuguese in Brazil. I have 10 years of continuous experience successfully teaching and tutoring languages, and I work well with all ages, levels and learning styles.


Education

The Evergreen State College
Spanish
University of Washington, Bothell
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $79
  • Rate details: Group rates available; please inquire for details.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Bothell, WA 98012
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/3/2010

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Portuguese,

Portuguese

Reading, writing, speaking and understanding are the four basic elements to foreign language acquisition. Conjugating verbs and building vocabulary are crucial within all levels of Portuguese study.
Spanish

Spanish

Reading, writing, speaking and understanding are the four basic elements to foreign language acquisition. Conjugating verbs and building vocabulary are crucial within all levels of Spanish study.

English

English

English

The abilities to read, write, comprehend and demonstrate critical analysis are essential to achieving success in all liberal arts subjects that require English proficiency.

Homeschool

English,

English

The abilities to read, write, comprehend and demonstrate critical analysis are essential to achieving success in all liberal arts subjects that require English proficiency.
Spanish

Spanish

Reading, writing, speaking and understanding are the four basic elements to foreign language acquisition. Conjugating verbs and building vocabulary are crucial within all levels of Spanish study.

Language

Portuguese,

Portuguese

Reading, writing, speaking and understanding are the four basic elements to foreign language acquisition. Conjugating verbs and building vocabulary are crucial within all levels of Portuguese study.
Spanish

Spanish

Reading, writing, speaking and understanding are the four basic elements to foreign language acquisition. Conjugating verbs and building vocabulary are crucial within all levels of Spanish study.

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English,

English

The abilities to read, write, comprehend and demonstrate critical analysis are essential to achieving success in all liberal arts subjects that require English proficiency.
Spanish

Spanish

Reading, writing, speaking and understanding are the four basic elements to foreign language acquisition. Conjugating verbs and building vocabulary are crucial within all levels of Spanish study.

Other

College Counseling

Summer

Spanish

Spanish

Reading, writing, speaking and understanding are the four basic elements to foreign language acquisition. Conjugating verbs and building vocabulary are crucial within all levels of Spanish study.

Test Preparation

College Counseling

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Professional, Prepared, and Personable Tutor

Holly W. is a professional, prepared, and personable tutor. She introduced cultural resources and invested abundant energy to try and motivate an indifferent student – my son. She communicated well with me about each session and her concerns with my son’s lack of effort. She tried many different approaches to try to engage him in learning Spanish. In the end she concluded it was not working. Holly’s enthusiasm and abilities would best be matched with a student who is invested in learning Spanish.

Karen, 42 lessons with Holly

Exceptional tutor, very flexible

Holly has provided exceptional tutoring for my daughter. My daughter felt very nervous about participating in class last year. This year, with the confidence Holly has given her, she is feeling great, loves class and is doing well on exams. Holly has given her not only the confidence she needed but also the love of the language. Holly has also been very flexible with times since my daughter soccer schedule is so tight. Thank you so much Holly.

Sally, 22 lessons with Holly

Wonderful tutor, Highly Recommend!!

Our daughter was struggling in her high school Spanish class. With Holly's help, she surpassed everyone's expectations. I'm a teacher, so I know the field. Holly knows her subject, knows how to teach, and works well with students. We Highly Recommend her! Thank you, Holly!!

Teresa, 20 lessons with Holly

Excellent tutor!

Our 7th grade son had always wanted to learn Spanish but the program was full at his middle school. We were told he would have no opportunity to enroll in a Spanish class until high school. It was a huge disappointment. Then we found Holly through WyzAnt. Holly has taught Spanish to our son now for almost a year. She is kind and patient, finds engaging projects for them to work on, and is understanding of our son's needs and our schedule. We feel so fortunate to have found Holly - she is a perfect fit for our family.

Heather, 40 lessons with Holly

Wonderful Spanish tutor!

We have found Holly to be a wonderful tutor. We began using her after my son's sophomore year in high school (he is now a senior) and she has made a significant difference in his performance in Spanish. She takes the job very personally, and my son looks forward to her visits. Her enthusiasm and energy is contagious. I recommend Holly without qualification.

Eleanor, 55 lessons with Holly

Jackpot! We hit the Spanish Jackpot!

I was in a panic to find a last minute Spanish tutor for my 9th grade son going into finals week. It was a Saturday and all I had was the internet. I googled "Spanish Tutors for the Seattle area." Yeah, right....." I thought,"fat chance." I did not believe I would find anyone on such short notice. But we hit the JACKPOT with Holly and WyzAnt! I was able to read Holly's bio among several bios of qualified tutors, see her picture and get a good sense of her impressive Spanish experience. It is also a benefit to go through WyzAnt because they do a background check before putting tutors on their website. Safety is very important when leaving my child with someone new. I received a phone call from Holly later that day and she was available on a Sunday for 3 HOURS!! Amazing! She arrived on time to our home, was very professional, and hit it off immediately with my son; they proceeded to hit the books for the next 3 hours. She was incredible. I would not hesitate booking Holly for your next Spanish tutoring session--she's 'A+' all the way around. We feel very fortunate to have found Holly and WyzAnt, and look forward to working with her for the indefinite future as my son winds his way through high school Spanish!

Cael, 46 lessons with Holly

fabulous Spanish teacher

Holly is full of energy, very creative, has lots of patience and is a great teacher. We look forward to our lessons and the hour flies by. She has given us many ideas and different ways to learn and is excited about her subject. My daughter and I have had 5 lessons so far, and will keep going. She has such a positive attitude and is very encouraging. Thank you Holly!

Renee, 11 lessons with Holly

$79/hour

Holly W.

$79/hour

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