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Giovanna U.

Interested in learning or improving your Spanish?

Interested in learning or improving your Spanish?

$50/hour

  • 152 hours tutoring

  • Tacoma, WA 98406

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About Giovanna


Bio

I am a Spanish native speaker with 27 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. 20 years ago and while completing graduate studies-I hold an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature from a Indiana University- I have been successfully teaching at the...

I am a Spanish native speaker with 27 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. 20 years ago and while completing graduate studies-I hold an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature from a Indiana 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.


Education

Teaching Institute
Education
Indiana University
Masters
Indiana University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 0 miles of Tacoma, WA 98406
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/2/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish

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.

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Spanish

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.

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Spanish

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.

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Spanish

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.

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Spanish

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.

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Excellent!

Giovanna was very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. She clearly understands how to explain and encourage. She easily jumped in and helped me with college level Spanish grammar. I highly recommend her.

Rachel, 1 lesson with Giovanna

Very knowledgeable and intelligent tutor.

Giovanna initially tested me on my knowledge of the Spanish language and then proceeded to tailor a lesson based on my skill level. She is very fluent in English and is easy to communicate with in terms of learning. I would highly recommend Giovanna as a Spanish tutor.

Walter, 1 lesson with Giovanna

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. Giovanna gave me the correct way to respond to my scenario based on cultural, gender, and age contexts. I was a little hesitant to be tutored via Skype, but it actually worked great. I was able to study in the comfort of my own home at a time that was convenient for me, and Giovanna always had a transcript of our lesson in my email within 30 minutes after our lesson was completed. I highly recommend Giovanna as an excellent Spanish tutor.

Heather, 7 lessons with Giovanna

Extremely knowledgeable and kind.

What I love most about her teaching style is that she is able to bring aspects of Spanish language culture into her grammatical explanations. She also has a way of explaining the grammar that makes it easy to understand and learn.

Erin, 12 lessons with Giovanna

Very flexible, pleasant and productive

My daughter used her for both Skype sessions and in person. Both sessions worked on well for my daughters objective that week. She was very kind and flexible with our time frame when we really "needed" her "asap"! We will be calling on her again.

Susan , 4 lessons with Giovanna

Willing to adjust to my needs

I am trying to get an intensive one month introduction to Spanish. Giovanna discussed options on how to best pursue this and other goals, then assigned me an abundance of tailored after-class exercises to help me pursue my goals.

Richard, 8 lessons with Giovanna

First lesson with Giovanna.

This was a wonderful starter lesson. I am pleased that Giovanna knows so much about the ACTFL since that is one of the major exams I will have to take and pass at the Beginning Advanced level before receiving a Spanish endorsement. I look forward to continued lessons and am excited about improving my language proficiency. Thank you Giovanna for being flexible with meeting places. See you Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 10 AM.

Susan, 14 lessons with Giovanna

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