Find a Spanish tutor near Pasadena, CA

Find a Spanish tutor near Pasadena, CA

Find a Spanish tutor near Pasadena, CA

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What does a Spanish tutor do?

The goal of a Spanish tutor is to help students improve their Spanish reading, writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. The tutor’s approaches may vary, depending on whether the instruction is individual or a group class. Many Spanish tutors practice immersion — meaning they will speak only Spanish with their pupils. For students with little to no Spanish experience, the Spanish tutor may use a mix of Spanish and English to accustom their students to speaking the language.

A Spanish tutor can offer a wide range of services to their students. For students currently enrolled in a Spanish class through their middle school or high school, a Spanish tutor can help them with homework and language practice, as well as expanding their understanding of their current school curriculum. For adults, Spanish tutors will have different approaches based on that student’s need. Academics and those seeking high-level professional development for their career will often have more intensive and targeted lessons, drills, and interactive speaking tests. For adults who wish to learn conversational Spanish for fun or for travel, lessons may revolve around learning commonly used phrases and practicing speaking in relaxed settings.

How much do Spanish tutors charge?

Nationally, the average cost for a Spanish tutor ranges from $30 to $40 per hour. The cost for a Spanish tutor can vary depending on whether you choose private instruction or group lessons. Geographic location can affect cost; tutors in expensive cities and pricier regions command higher rates than in rural areas and small towns. The experience and education of the Spanish tutor will also affect their rates. For adult education, many people learning Spanish choose to join a Spanish school with tutors who teach group classes and also offer private tutoring for students. Typically these schools charge a monthly tuition that gives students access to a set number of classes per week, with private tutoring available at an additional cost. One example of an average cost is a monthly tuition of $200, which includes five 90-minute group lessons per month. Monthly tuition can vary depending on the school and the teachers. Short-term workshops are also a way to learn Spanish. Students may work with a Spanish tutor and group of other students at their skill level for a short period of time. One example of an average price is $100 for an eight-week course, with one 60-minute group class per week.

Reviews for Pasadena spanish tutors
Edward W.
Marcelo is a native Spanish speaker, has lived in Pasadena for many years, and was an architect before he retired. He is a very pleasant person, and very easy to talk to. He is very flexible and non-dogmatic in his approach to teaching Spanish, and adapts his teaching style to his students' preferences. In our sessions we work through a Spanish language text book and do reading, writing and speaking exercises. As I have become more proficient, our lessons have focused more on conversation, which I enjoy. Among other things, Marcelo is an interesting person with a wealth of experiences, and conversations with him are always interesting. While not fluent, I have gotten to the point where I feel relatively confident in carrying on a basic conversation. Marcel is completely reliable...he never misses a scheduled session, and he is extremely punctual.
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Bailey V.
Marcelo is a wonderful tutor. He uses a combination of guided book learning, conversation, and articles, news, poems and songs to gauge reading and listening comprehension. I speak advanced level Spanish, but lacked an understanding of the structure and had low confidence speaking in public due to never having formal training. Marcelo created a custom program for my level in order to help me identify key problem areas and perfect my pronounciation. He regularly sends homework assignments so that I can continue to practice between lessons and reinforce our discussion. I would highly recommend Marcelo to Spanish speakers of all levels.
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Thumbtack Customer
To begin with, I really enjoy being tutored by Marcelo. One reasons is because I like the fact he uses different methods of teaching to help me improve my Spanish speaking skills; for example, he has used book lessons and anthologies in order to help me strengthen my reading and comprehension skills in addition to audiobooks to help improve my listening skills. Another reason is because I like that Marcelo tries to challenge my skills by having me read/listen to advanced readings/audiobooks which allow me to observe my strengths and weaknesses as a student. Lastly, I really like the fact that he is easy to talk to and that he is a patient teacher who seems to enjoy teaching. Overall, I would definitely recommend his services to others.
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