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Claudia L.

Seattle, WA

$40/hour

Above all else, I respect the desire to be educated.

50+ Hours
5.0 average from 5 ratings
Very good tutor
— Bob, Huntington Beach, CA on 5/26/09

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California State University, Long Beach
Art History

Education

California State University, Long Beach (Art History)

About Claudia

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During my time as a teacher, I was able to teach Science and Math in both English and Spanish, which required formal use of the language and technical vocabulary that is not at all casual or conversational. Additionally, I edited the Spanish translation of a publication by the Museum of Latin American Art. I will mention that I also served the same museum as a docent. Upon hearing of my credentials, I was unofficially adopted as the group’s mentor or educator. The research I did for coming exhibits and the presentations that I gave for them, as a group, as well as for the public during hours of operation eventually led to an invitation to do a formal presentation of two Rufino Tamayo sculptures for a local television cable show. I've also given lectures on art and culture at a local college and a private school, as well as art critiques at local galleries. From these experiences, I was approached by the wife of the museum, and asked to tutor her in Spanish, which I did, receiving two raises in the time we worked together, such was her satisfaction with my lessons.

I received my BA from CSU, Long Beach, in Art History. I was awarded a language-study scholarship to Florence, Italy during my senior year, so I have experience in language acquisition as an adult student as well as instructor.

I served as President of my chapter's International Honor Society for two years in a row.

I believe in whole-learning. I don't believe that memorization is the way to learning, instead preferring to understand and connect with the subject in a way that allows a bridge to be built and the context to be fully accessed.
(Skype/online lessons welcomed!)
During my time as a teacher, I was able to teach Science and Math in both English and Spanish, which required formal use of the language and technical vocabulary that is not at all casual or conversational. Additionally, I edited the Spanish translation of a publication by the Museum of Latin American Art. I
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Travels within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98106

"Very good tutor"

- Bob, Huntington Beach, CA on 5/26/09
Art:
Art History,
Art Theory, Drawing
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Literature, Reading, Vocabulary
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Art History

Art/Art History experience:

• In high school, one of my paintings received honorable recognition, and three of them competed and were exhibited in local museums. I received a Medal of Merit in Art.
• I received my AA in Architectural Drafting which included a two-year program. The program required formal drafting, free-hand rendering, and perspective presentation drawings.
• I continued my education in Architectural Design and Art History, where requirements included studio classes in Life Drawing, Still Life Drawing, Industrial Design, and painting.
• I received my BA from CSU, Long Beach, in Art History. I was awarded a language-study scholarship to Florence, Italy during my senior year, so I have experienced a large percentage of the Renaissance classics, personally.
• I served as President of my chapter's International Honor Society for two years in a row.
• My time spent working for a museum that focused on Latin American Art, served to put my translation experience into practice again as I edited catalogs and public material that went to print.
• I am currently an Art Historian and write critiques for artists and local galleries.

Education continues to be my passion, be it by imparting what knowledge I have or in the continued acquisition via books, documentaries, and travel.

Drawing

In high school, one of my paintings received honorable recognition, and three of them competed and were exhibited in local museums. I received a Medal of Merit in Art.

I received my AA in Architectural Drafting which included a two-year program. The program required formal drafting, free-hand rendering, and perspective presentation drawings.

I continued my education in Architectural Design and Art History, where requirements included studio classes in Life Drawing, Still Life Drawing, Industrial Design, and painting.

I am currently an Art Historian and write critiques for artists and local galleries.

English

I have done the editing for print publications in the past as well as taught English one-on-one for years.

ESL/ESOL

English is my second language and I was "FEPed" (designated as Fluent English Proficient) when I was in 4th grade via the public school system.

I've since taught various subject matter in both English and Spanish, plus I taught the languages themselves to a wide variety of clientele.

Spanish

Spanish is my native language, learned at home before going to school and then concurrently learned at the same pace as I learned English from a public school system. In my early professional years, I taught middle school math and science in English as well as in Spanish. I served to translate official school documents and as translator for countless parent/teacher conferences.

My time spent working for a museum that focused on Latin American Art, served to put my translation experience into practice again as I edited catalogs and public material that went to print.

My entire adult life has been spent tutoring in many subjects but primarily teaching all levels of Spanish. It is my forte and I understand language acquisition at all levels in terms of grammatical nuances as well as phonetic obstacles.

I have strategies that open doors and have helped my clients to assimilate much more readily than working alone or from a systemic program designed for the general public.

California State University, Long Beach
Art History

Education

California State University, Long Beach (Art History)

Very good tutor

Claudia has been very easy to work with. I feel like she has made it very easy for me to accomplish my goals.

— Bob, Huntington Beach, CA on 5/26/09

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

Claudia will travel within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98106.