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Ximena A.

Seattle, WA

$45/hour

Friendly, Experienced Spanish Tutor (Native Speaker)

400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/11/15
5.0 average from 146 ratings
Outstanding Spanish teacher
— Aidan, Seattle, WA on 12/15/16

$45/Hour


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Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Other

Education

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Other)

About Ximena

I'm a native of Medellin, Colombia and have lived in Seattle for over five years. I originally came as an exchange teacher for a local Catholic school. I enjoy teaching, helping and working with people of all ages and experience levels.

I have nearly ten years of teaching and tutoring experience. I earned my bachelor's degree in education at the University at Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin and then taught and tutored at Universidad Catolica de Oriente. In addition to my experience teaching at the Seattle K-8 Catholic school, I have also worked with a number of other schools in the area, including one-on-one tutoring for kids, teenagers and adults alike. I have also been tutoring for several years at Seattle Central College, in the transitional education ESL program, helping adult ESL students transition to life in Seattle.

For Spanish students, I love helping you to learn a beautiful and important world language and hope that you will be able to travel and use your hard earned skills. For ESL students, I too was once an ESL student in high school and university and know both the challenges and sense of accomplishment that comes from improving your skills.

Teaching and helping others is my passion; I love doing it. One of my biggest pleasures is that when I run into former students a year or more after I taught them, that they smile and yell "Hola!" to me. I hope that you will also be one of those students some day!
I'm a native of Medellin, Colombia and have lived in Seattle for over five years. I originally came as an exchange teacher for a local Catholic school. I enjoy teaching, helping and working with people of all ages and experience levels.

I have nearly ten years of teaching and tutoring experience. I earned my bachelor's degree in
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Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98112
Background Check: Passed

"Outstanding Spanish teacher"

- Aidan, Seattle, WA on 12/15/16

"ximena blends the power of empathy and that helps her relate the important work of teaching."

- Deb, Seattle, WA on 3/22/17

"Very knowledgeable and helpful!"

- Chris, Seattle, WA on 3/19/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Tamar, Bellevue, WA on 1/8/17

"Great session!"

- Alicia, Mercer Island, WA on 1/7/17

"Excellent tutor"

- Harriet, Seattle, WA on 11/16/16

"Very smart and perceptive tutor"

- Monica, Seattle, WA on 10/10/16

"Great Tutor"

- Wayne, Seattle, WA on 10/4/16

"Amazing Tutor"

- Samantha J., Seattle, WA on 6/8/16

"Patient"

- Shannon, Seattle, WA on 3/10/16

"Comprehensive and knowledgeable tutor"

- Cameron, Seattle, WA on 3/8/16

"Native speaker with solid teaching and assessment skills"

- Sandy, Seattle, WA on 2/9/16

"Fantastic first lesson"

- Karen, Seattle, WA on 1/29/16
Ximena replied on 2/3/2016

Thank you Karen for your nice comment. After two classes with Chris, I feel a lot of progress on his process. As a teacher is always good to know and feel, that your students are enjoying while they are learning.

"5 Stars/Professional/Patient"

- Matthew, Auburn, WA on 11/5/15
Ximena replied on 11/16/2015

Gracias Matthew, I appreciate your nice comment. That makes me feel great and makes me love more what I do. You are a great student and have a nice motivation to learn.

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish

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Spanish

I received my teaching degree from the University at Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin, Colombia. After that I taught both Spanish and ESL at the University Catolica de Oriente in Medellin for several years. I was then a Spanish exchange teacher for one year at St. Alphonsus K-8 school in Seattle, WA. Since then, I have tutored Spanish on a one-on-one basis with both kids and adults, as well as working with a number of schools in the area, including St. Joseph K-8 and Seattle Central College.

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Other

Education

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Other)

Outstanding Spanish teacher

I started Spanish lessons to be able to speak to my wife in Spanish. I struggled for many many years to learn Spanish before I started lessons with Ximena. In as little as 3 months, I can now have interesting conversations with my wife that she understands. Furthermore, Ximena is well-planned, provides well constructed layered lessons, is flexible with the subject matter to provide language that w

— Aidan, Seattle, WA on 12/15/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ximena will travel within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98112.