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I am looking for either a private or group setting Spanish Language tutor for my 16 year daughter. She wants help once per week in the Berkeley/Oakland area. Any recommendations?
I'm a College Freshman and taking two summer school intense Spanish 1A & 1B sessions at Laney for the next 8 weeks. Languages are really hard for me but I work hard. I would love a tutor to help me with the pronunciations, speaking and general help. Another college student is fine if you're in advanced spanish or bi-lingual. We can meet somewhere or I live in Oakland. Thanks... Help with Spanish
I highly recommend Esther Guerre for any type of Spanish tutoring. Esther is a native speaker and has over 25 years of teaching experience at Peralta Colleges. I took my daughter (9th grader ) to Esther when she was struggling with her 1st year Spanish last November. She used to get bad test scores, but she was lucky to find Esther just in time , now she gets A. Now my daughter feels very confident in the classroom. Esther is very efficient and firm, but very nice. She is a wonderful teacher. She teaches at her house in Berkeley, walking distance from BHS. Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org Happy Mom
I would really like to recommend Clara Sneed as a wonderful tutor. She really helped our high school daughter with her writing, organization and Spanish. She has a great way of relating to the teens directly, and our daughter really matured under Clara's wing. She can be reached at Tutorclara@gmail.com. We cannot recommend her enough! Happy Family
My daughter is now 19 and in her sophomore year at Yale. This is her review about Esther Guerre, who tutored her in Spanish this summer and who I highly recommend:
I took Spanish at Berkeley High (5/6 freshman year and then AP Spanish sophomore year), and wanted to try and remember what I could before taking my college placement test this fall. After a friend's recommendation, I met with Esther Guerre (email@example.com) once a week this past summer. It was exactly what I was looking for. Each week, she assigned me a film, a short story, a song, and some articles to prepare for the next meeting, when we would discuss them. At the end of each meeting, she would explain to me my grammar mistakes that I should be aware of -- she suggested doing so at the end of the meeting rather than intermittently so I could practice speaking normally, which really worked well. She was very receptive to the preparation I was looking for and the themes that interested me; I ended up not only refreshing the Spanish I had once learned, but also getting interested in new issues and ideas -- magical realism, the Argentinean ''desaparecidos'', and much more. I now feel very ready to do well on my placement test in the fall, and highly recommend Esther for any kind of Spanish tutoring.
Dear BPN community, I am a local rehabilitation physician with a number of Spanish Speaking patients. For over a year I have been taking lessons from Megan Cole who has nearly 14 years experience teaching and tutoring Spanish. She also has a BA in Spanish. She is very committed to each and everyone of her students studying all levels of Spanish. I also know a number of high school students taking Spanish from level 1-IV that she has been extremely helpful in dramatically improving their success in Spanish class. Megan is very easy to work with and has a few openings at the beginning of this school year. You can contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website at bayareaspanish.com or call her at 510-847-2350. elaine
Seeking recommendations for a native speaker of Spanish to tutor our teenaged daughter in advanced Spanish. I'd like someone in the Oakland or Berkeley area, or better yet, someone who is willing to come to the house. anon
I am looking for info on Spanish classes, lessons or tutoring for a 9 year old in the fall. He's been taking classes before school everyday, but hasn't seemed to be acquiring any spanish language skills, and I'm wondering if I need to have him take one on one lessons, or if there's a really terrific class out there.
We have recently started individual class with Sarah de Guzman. You can google her or find other reviews on BPN. She has a ton of energy and engages our daughter for the full hour. They play games, ding songs and do art all focused on improving her ability to speak in Spanish. Both my daughter and I really like her. Leslie
We have a 2nd grader in one of the Berkeley public school Two-Way Spanish Immersion programs. He is reading and writing just fine (both in Spanish and English), but I worry that he is not getting enough practice speaking Spanish, particularly now that in 2nd grade, they begin to integrate more English into the daily classroom routine. The teacher is good about insisting that the kids speak only to him in Spanish, but it is really hard to regulate their conversation with each other, and of course at this point even the native Spanish speakers are fluent in English and they all play and talk with each other in English. I feel like my son's conversational Spanish is just not where it should/could be, and we (his parents) are no help to him at all since we don't speak Spanish ourselves. We are thinking about finding a tutor or someone who could do one-on-one conversation with him once a week or something -- just so that he is really forced to practice speaking and employing new vocabulary. Does anybody have a recommendation for a tutor or someone whom we could pay to do this for our son? Any thoughts about whether this is going to be helpful or not, and how much will it cost? Sadly Spanish-less Mom
Can anyone recommend a good Spanish tutor for a 14-year-old boy? My son is in 8th grade, taking second-year Spanish. He's feeling anxious, and we wanted to provide some extra support in his studies. He gravitates toward mentors with dynamic personalities, usually young, but if they're fun and dynamic enough, age isn't relevant. Looking for someone who is experienced in education/tutoring, rather than just a Spanish speaker.
I would like to wholeheartedly recommend Alexandra May as a tutor for all levels of high school Spanish. She is a GEM! She graduated from BHS herself in the mid 1990s, scored a 5 on the AP Spanish exam, earned her BA at Wellesley, and is now at San Jose State working on her MSW. Alexandra is flexible and fun, with a kind of wry sense of humor. She adapted the Spanish lessons to our daughter's taste in music and pop culture, while challenging her to work hard and practice oral skills. My daughter is not easy to please, and she asked to continue with Alexandra this year. If you want further information, feel free to contact me. You can reach Alexandra at email@example.com. Laura M
I'd like to recommend Alexandra May, who tutored my 11th grader, a student in Spanish 4 at Piedmont High. I appreciate her easy manner and dedication. My son enjoyed his sessions with her. Dawn M
I would like to add a hearty recommendation for Alexandra
May. She is the ideal tutor for middle school and high
school students as she's a grad student and has years of
experience with various courses offered at schools around
Berkeley, Rockridge, Piedmont.
She helped our 8th grade daughter get organized, build study
habits and test prep tactics and generally surmount the
mental blocks that had her at a C level mid year....Alex
helped her earn an A- and now looks forward to next Spanish
courses in high school!!
Reach Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org
If anyone is looking for a great Spanish tutor, I would like to highly recommend Alex Armenta. He can be reached at: email@example.com or by phone at:(510)387-4990. My son began working with Alex at the start of his second year of Spanish. Alex’s work with him was invaluable and my son was able to pull straight A’s through all of his Spanish studies. Alex is a very likeable, able, kind and low-key man. He is extremely well educated and is a native speaker from Mexico City. He can certainly help with your student’s class curriculum and homework, but he can also provide additional grammar instruction and worksheets to supplement class work. He has a very clear understanding of the typical stumbling blocks for native English speakers learning Spanish and is adept at presenting the information in a way that makes sense. I highly recommend him. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need any additional information. mabmail
If you are looking for an excellent Spanish tutor, we have used Esther Guerrero for the past 2 years. She is within walking distance from BHS and is a native speaker. She is positive, encouraging, and kind. Esther is a Merritt College Spanish instructor with over 20 years experience as well as a mom of a teen. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org 510-540-6599
Tutor for medical Spanish
I'm an RN working at a local hospital. I'd like to learn Spanish so I can better communicate with my patients. I want to be able to tell my patients stuff like what medicines I'm giving them and what their discharge plans are but also be able to small talk. I've taken Spanish 1 and 2 more times than I like to admit and the classroom setting just doesn't work for me. Ideally, I'd like to find someone who can provide private lessons somewhere near my home near El Cerrito Plaza for about an hour/week. Any recommendations? Also, what are the going rates for this type of tutoring? Thanks! enfermera no habla español
We are looking for a tutor who can help our student (junior at BHS) get ready for the SAT II test in Spanish. She has had some very poor instruction in her first two years of Spanish at BHS. Thanks parent of BHS junior
For anyone looking for a superb spanish tutor for a student I would like to recommend Roxana Hart. She worked with my son for Spanish III and did a fabulous job. She took a kid who has dylexia and was really struggling and helped him become a confident student. She prepared lessons ahead of time with the copy of the spanish text I gave her and she even researched areas that my son needed extra help with. Her phone number is 594-4051. Deborah
I'm looking for a beginning spanish class or in-home tutor for my 10 and 13year old daughters. We went to Guatemala this summer and now they both really want to learn. Any recommendations? ak
I would like to recommend Alexandra May for Spanish tutoring. Last year, my son was a freshman at a private high school and was having difficulty in his spanish class. Alexandra was highly recommended to us by a Spanish teacher at Berkeley High (where our older son attends).
From the very beginning, Alexandra connected with my son and helped him master the Spanish material in a positive manner. Our son actually liked the tutoring sessions and improved his Spanish grade significantly. Also, Alexandra worked around his sports schedule, which was important.
Alexandra can be reached by email at: alexandra.may[at]gmail.com Martha
Our daughter just transferred into two-way immersion at a Berkeley public school. She is a first grader and could use some tutoring help. Any recommendations for tutors that are especially gifted at working with children? Thanks in advance. Bora
If you are looking for a gifted Spanish tutor can happily recommend Emily
Navas. She was born in Venezuela but moved to the US when she was young so
speaks fluent English as well. She is certified as a teacher and has a masters
degree as well. She helped our daughter enormously in tutoring her in Spanish.
She is kind, patient and just such a great teacher. She is open to coming to you
to tutor your child. Best way to reach her is 415-519-5230.
Can anyone refer my 16 yr old son to a Spanish tutor? He is in Spanish 7/8 at BHS. Last year the teacher didn't teach the class anything so this year he is struggling with Spanish. Thanks, Kay
Any suggestions for one-on-one or small group Spanish tutoring to help maintain skills over the summer for a high school student? Mary
My daughter is currently a Freshman at Berkeley High in Spanish 7/8. Next year she will take AP Spanish. She would like to connect with a tutor that can reinforce grammer and vocabulary she learned this year, and can be available next year if she needs it. Does anyone know of a good tutor that comes to your house? Laura
I am looking for a native Spanish Tutor who can come to my home in Albany to teach my kids 10 and 12 advanced Spanish. They are quite fluent but need to learn grammar, reading and expand their vocabulary. I would mostly like to have a person specifically from Argentina since that's the accent they are used to, otherwise I would prefer somebody from Southamerica. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
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