Experienced Spanish Tutor
Experienced Spanish Tutor

Experienced Spanish Tutor

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$75/hour
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It’s free, with no obligation to book

Introduction: Hello! In case you are not able to see my pricing upfront, it is $75/hour on thumbtack. Also, please be mindful that if you contact me and then disappear and not respond (even to say thanks, but no thanks), I get charged anyway... Thank you for your understanding. I am a native Spanish speaker. I teach all levels. Grammar, "conversational", business and SAT/AP to children and adults. My hours are flexible and I make my lessons fun and productive. I've been teaching and tutoring students from Marlborough, Harvard-Westlake, Buckley, Pali High, Crossroads, Beverly Hills High, Archer, Brentwood and many other very prestigious schools for over 20 years with wonderful results. I have great success helping my students achieve their goal, improve their performance in class, have a greater understanding of the language and get much better grades. I also work with students and teachers from UCLA, USC, SMC, and other Colleges and Universities. I have the pleasure to work with doctors, nurses, producers, writers, lawyers, businessmen/women to improve their grammar, conversation and language skills for their work, travel, and to better understand and communicate with co-workers, employees or abroad. I am offering a discounted price for people in need, I will help you if you need it, please let me know.
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Mary U.
Aug 2, 2021
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Noelle has really helped me improve my Spanish speaking abilities in our hour-long lessons. She can be intimidating at first because she doesn't hesitate to correct me when I am wrong, but my previous Spanish teachers often would let me get away with saying or pronouncing something slightly incorrectly, which ultimately did not help me learn to speak well. Noelle has done a great job helping me to unlearn the bad habits and Spanglish phrases I have picked up over the years. Though it can take awhile and be frustrating to break habits and build new ones, I can hear my Spanish improving bit by bit as a result of Noelle's help. She has also helped to build my confidence in my abilities, something I've struggled with for years. Some additional context in case it's helpful: I have been speaking Spanish my whole life to various degrees, but never became fluent, and had not had reason to practice for several years before beginning lessons with Noelle. We started by reviewing the more difficult verb tenses, and now primarily focus on speaking for an hour each lesson (my reading, writing, and listening comprehension have always been much better than my speaking ability).

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Intermediate • Full fluency • Advanced • Advanced • Full literacy • 45 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Renee M.
Jul 1, 2021
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Noelle makes studying Spanish fun for my girls. They really enjoy their time with her. She also makes the lessons relevant to them with things they like or are interested in. We are very pleased with her professionalism and the resources she uses when teaching.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • Intermediate • Full fluency • Intermediate • Intermediate • Full literacy • 60 minutes • I travel to the spanish tutor • The spanish tutor travels to me • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Mike S.
Apr 21, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Noelle has been an excellent Spanish tutor for my 15 year old daughter. We will definitely continue to use her throughout my daughter's high school career. We highly recommend her.

Details: 14 - 17 years old • Beginner • Professional or academic verbal comprehension • Beginner • Beginner • Professional or academic reading/writing • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting) • The spanish tutor travels to me

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Maggie W.
Feb 20, 2022
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I tried different Spanish teachers before until I met Noelle. She is very responsible and professional, I learned a lot in each class. Highly recommended!!!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No experience • Full fluency • No experience • No experience • Full literacy • 45 minutes • The spanish tutor travels to me • I travel to the spanish tutor • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Mark S.
Dec 1, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

My son is not always any easy student to convince he needs additional help with his school work. Noëlle has helped him enjoy learning Spanish and improve his school testing results.

Details: 14 - 17 years old • Beginner • Conversational proficiency • Beginner • Beginner • Basic reading/writing skills • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting) • The spanish tutor travels to me • I travel to the spanish tutor

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Noëlle Balfour

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I have more than 20 years of experience teaching Spanish, and almost all of them have been from word of mouth. I am very thorough and detailed in my work and I make it fun, interesting, approachable and attainable. This is my Thumbtack fee for students in need due to Covid-19, my regular fee is much higher. This is a good deal for the work I do. If you are not someone facing hardship at this moment and can afford my regular pricing, please let me know, as I also need to be helped, while helping others who really need it.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    If they're in school, I would first talk to them about what their needs are, where do they feel they're lacking a little, and focus on that. For adults students, I have them get a book I like to work with (quite inexpensive), and use my "read, write, hear, speak" method. I make my lessons fun, interesting, cultural, and I leave homework.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I attended UCLA. I'm a graduate of the Civil, Medical, Criminal and Legal Interpreter and Translator Program -Spanish/English-Spanish/English. I've been teaching and tutoring children from Marlborough, Harvard-Westlake, Buckley, Pali High, Crossroads, Beverly Hills High, Archer, Brentwood and many other very prestigious schools for over 17 years with wonderful results. I've also worked with students and teachers from UCLA, USC, SMC, and other Colleges and Universities. And, I've had the pleasure to work with businessmen/women to improve their grammar, conversation and language skills for their work and for travel to better understand and communicate with co-workers, employees or abroad.

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