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Giovanna U.

Tacoma, WA

$50/hour

Interested in learning or improving your Spanish?

5.0 average from 58 ratings
Giovanna is a very knowledgeable and patient Spanish tutor!
— Heather, Seattle, WA on 8/10/15

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Indiana University
Master's
Indiana University
PhD

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Teaching Institute (Education)

Indiana University (Master's)

Indiana University (PhD)

About Giovanna

I am a Spanish native speaker with 22 years of teaching experience, both at high school and college level, here in the U.S. and abroad. I started my teaching career when I graduated with a B.A. in Secondary Education and Comparative Literature from a South American Institution of higher education. Since relocating to the U.S. and while completing graduate studies-I hold an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature from a Midwestern University- I have been successfully teaching at the college level.

Findings in the field of second language teaching and learning have proved that learners need to focus on content (message) as well as on form (grammar & syntax.) Additionally, proficiency requires that the target language be used meaningfully. Consistent with those findings, I opt for an information-based approach and if your goal is to immerse yourself in the language, I will conduct the class almost exclusively in Spanish.
I am a Spanish native speaker with 22 years of teaching experience, both at high school and college level, here in the U.S. and abroad. I started my teaching career when I graduated with a B.A. in Secondary Education and Comparative Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Tacoma, WA 98406
Background Check: Passed

"Giovanna is a very knowledgeable and patient Spanish tutor!"

- Heather, Seattle, WA on 8/10/15

"Very knowledgeable and intelligent tutor."

- Walter, Tacoma, WA on 3/30/16

"Extremely knowledgeable and kind."

- Erin, Seattle, WA on 6/8/15

"Very flexible, pleasant and productive"

- Susan, Auburn, WA on 3/9/15

"Willing to adjust to my needs"

- Richard, Tacoma, WA on 7/22/14

"First lesson with Giovanna."

- Susan, Gig Harbor, WA on 8/30/13
Language:
Spanish

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Spanish

I am native Spanish speaker with over 20 years of teaching experience both at high school and college level as well as in the U.S. and abroad.

Teaching Institute
Education
Indiana University
Master's
Indiana University
PhD

Education

Teaching Institute (Education)

Indiana University (Master's)

Indiana University (PhD)

Giovanna is a very knowledgeable and patient Spanish tutor! — Giovanna is a great tutor who takes the time to outline your objectives and goals for learning Spanish, then tailors lesson plans specifically to fit your needs. I had a very specific event coming up for which I needed to learn Spanish phrases and Giovanna walked me through possible scenarios and we discussed in-depth my responses in Spanish and how to conjugate in future, present and past tenses. ...

— Heather, Seattle, WA on 8/10/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Giovanna will travel within 40 miles of Tacoma, WA 98406.