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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 San Francisco spanish tutors
Thumbtack Customer
I love the Spanish lessons I took from Paulo he is a great Spanish tutor! His schedule is flexible, programs are customized and lessons are fun! After trying RosetaStone, group classes, apps, I was not sure if Spanish is for me. But after taking private tutoring, I actually started communicating in Spanish!. Spanish from Chile is different from central America is more proper and is better to use with the other Spanish speakers countries. I strongly recommend Paulo is fun Spanish with class lessons if you are looking for an Spanish tutor that work!
Fun Spanish with ClassFun Spanish with Class
Thumbtack Customer
My spanish is improving a lot from lessons with Nando. He's kind, knowledgeable and flexible. I look forward to continuing French lessons with him as well!
Nando Language ConsultingNando Language Consulting
Krista F.
Rafa is a great Spanish teacher. During our lessons we typically talk the whole time about various subject matter. Rafa then sends homework and has his students work on grammar/vocabulary before class begins. This is a really great way to learn and very helpful for anyone who is trying to learn Spanish.
RAFA AlvarezRAFA Alvarez
Matt H.
Fantastic first Spanish lesson where we went over his approach to learning a new language and did a few sample activities and exercises. The best part? The first lesson is free to get a sense for whether or not he is a good fit for you. I'll definitely be doing more lessons over the next few weeks!
Nando Language ConsultingNando Language Consulting
Sarah B.
I loved taking lessons from Maria! It was fun to learn more about Spain while practicing my Spanish. She genuinely cares about her students and their language goals.
Maria A. / Native speaker with Doctoral DegreeMaria A. / Native speaker with Doctoral Degree
Susie C.
My colleague/friend and I hired Esteban to work with us on our beginner level Spanish. We have absolutely loved our lessons. Esteban is patient, relaxed, and has a really calm demeanor that makes us both feel comfortable learning and practicing. He is completely flexible to what you (the student) is looking to gain out of the lessons. Every class I walk away with an AH-HA moment that helps unlock a new level of understanding in Spanish. I highly recommend Esteban!
Spanish Lessons with EstebanSpanish Lessons with Esteban
Thumbtack Customer
I've been meeting with Nando for a few weeks for Spanish lessons and have been very impressed with his ability to personalize informative language lessons to my level. He makes his own materials which are WONDERFUL, and is very flexible with meeting places and times. He comes to you! Highly recommend Nando...amazing service for a great price.
Nando Language ConsultingNando Language Consulting
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic instructor. He's both funny and mindful. I enjoy each lesson that he designs around my individual language goals. Max has a genuine interest in seeing his student perform well. I would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone looking to take their Spanish to the next level.
Spanish lessons via SkypeSpanish lessons via Skype
Allison R.
Sara is a fun and encouraging teacher. She combines visual aids and independent activities with her own unique instruction to create lessons that are comprehensive and easy to return to for review. I am improving my Spanish for professional purposes and she has been careful to integrate vocabulary I will need in my professional setting into each of her lessons. Sara is also very punctual and has never asked me to reschedule a session, I have really enjoyed learning from and getting to know her.
Spanish with Sara OSpanish with Sara O
Thumbtack Customer
I thought I needed a crash course in Spanish, then our relocation plans changed, but for the lessons I met with Nando, I found him very good and very adaptable to my own particular needs. He obviously truly loves languages and loves teaching, which adds to making a good experience. I would recommend him to anyone wanting a boost in language learning.
Nando Language ConsultingNando Language Consulting
Thumbtack Customer
Nando is the best spanish teacher ever. He can teach you in so many different ways ! It is really fun. He instantly adapts to your way of learning. I have had several tutors and i am not saying the others were bad, but Nando is definitely my FAVOURITE ! You could definitely pay him more than he is asking for since the quality you get from his lessons is superior to any other private courses in language schools.
Nando Language ConsultingNando Language Consulting
Elio E.
Esteban is a wonderful teacher :) I have been working with him for about a month and I couldn’t be more pleased. As an intermediate Spanish speaker, it’s refreshing to have a tutor who is teaching me at my current level as opposed to starting over with the basics (which is what most classes force you to do). He does a good job of breaking things down and making sure that you also feel confident in speaking. He’s approachable, genuine, and we have a tons of laughs during every lesson. I’m very glad I chose to work with him, y ahora mi español es más mejor.
Spanish Lessons with EstebanSpanish Lessons with Esteban
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