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Work-Life Spanish
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie L.
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I took an intermediate Spanish course with Tara and I liked her from the minute I met her! The class was total immersion with only Spanish spoken, which was very helpful. I can't even remember how many times I went off on tangents during the class, but Tara was very patient and would always creatively turn it into a teaching moment. The class always had a basic structure but Tara was very flexible with the content. I could tell she spent a lot of time on her presentations and materials (we learned words related to clothing/shopping by dressing up Obama paper dolls; we translated a Bon Jovi song written from the viewpoint of a guy lamenting the loss of his love and then we had to write a response back from the fictional woman's standpoint) and she is definitely the most creative teacher I've had so far. For our final project, we got to pick a topic of our choice and present it in any format we wanted (pictures, slideshow, article, comic book). I did a presentation on a recent trip I took and afterward, we corrected any grammatical mistakes and talked about how the sentences could have been worded differently. If I had taken this class with anyone else, it definitely wouldn't have been as enjoyable. Tara is very friendly, approachable, and engaging. As far as Spanish teachers go, she's as good as it gets.

Julia Beach
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Robert G.
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My roommate and I contacted Julia to teach us basic Russian for our travels to Ukraine and Moldova this summer. To date, Julia has provided us with proper instruction, lesson plans, and homework. She has become our mentor and very reliable resource as we prepare for our journey. Julia is very professional and can present her material on all levels, which I can attest to since she teaches the two of us at the same time. She is a kind and genuine person who is always upbeat. It is with great privilege to recommend Julia’s services to anyone who is looking to explore or further their understanding of the Russian language.

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Spanish Lessons
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Noora S.
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I started learning Spanish with Mrs. Patricia 3 weeks ago. My Spanish improved dramatically over the past 3 weeks although my starting base was almost zero Spanish. Patricia is very honest, dedicated and wrk with passion. She even taught me the correct accent and I learn the Spanish grammar with her in less than a week !! She's a great teacher and I highly recommend her. She's not only my tutor but now became a friend of th family too ! We love Mrs. Patricia !!

Spanish by Lorna
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Dale P.
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I highly recommend Spanish by Lorna - she is amazing! My son was having extreme difficulties with his Spanish class in school. I had minimal success finding a tutor who could get through to him because he was really not excited about learning a new language. But, in just a few short sessions, Lorna had him completely engaged in the learning process and his results were amazing. Not only did his Spanish grade improve from a C to an A, but he also began looking forward to his lessons and getting ahead on his homework assignments. I cannot thank Lorna enough for her ongoing help with my son, and I totally recommend Spanish by Lorna for your Spanish tutoring needs. Trust me - you will be very glad with your choice!

ABC Easy Spanish
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Susi G.
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Patty is a wonderful teacher and very professional in her approach. She customizes lessons to your level, focuses on your needs, makes you stretch, holds you accountable, and makes learning Spanish fun. I highly recommend her for private or semi-private lessons.

Allan French & Spanish
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Samra A.
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I have taken my first lesson with Allan. He was very punctual, courteous and patient. I am planning on continuing our lessons.

Spanish Now
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cary U.
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I've taken Spanish with 3 different Spanish Now instructors, group class and private. I have had fabulous experiences in all of them.

Thimothy Brown
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Jose G.
    Verified review

    One of the most important rules to consider when learning a new Language is to study it with a person who fluently speaks it. Thimothy has the ability, the passion and the dedication to teach Spanish to any one who is intereted in learning it. Thimothy has the teaching experience and is willing to help any student be successful.

    Alma's Spanish Lessons
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Susan H.
      Verified review

      I have been taking castanet lessons from Alma for a couple years now. She is a patient and helpful teacher who strives to bring out the best in her students at a very reasonable rate. She portrays the beautiful Spanish culture in each class and I'm so glad to have found her!

      Bilingual Galore
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Diana A.
        Verified review

        Incredible person and teacher !!! Dynamic classes in which I learned a lot enjoying !!!! 100% Recommended

        Spanish Tutoring
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 18 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        William B.
        Verified review

        I have been working with Alex for two weeks now and she has been very good at customizing lessons to help me get better at Spanish. After those two weeks I already feel like I got much better at the language.

        About

        Would you like to improve your Spanish as well as your guitar techniques? This is your chance. We'll do it in a funny and fast way.

        • 4 years in business
        About

        I am an independent contractor and a Spanish tutor who speak, read, write, document, proofread, edit, and write.

        About

        I have taught Spanish for over 5 years and experienced teaching children and adults. I adapt to any age by clicking simple and practical methods to teach in a comfortable environment.

        About

        I'm an Emory grad who has been tutoring for years. I am very patient and can break down concepts to fit your learning style. I want every student to feel empowered and confident!

        About

        I concentrate on Spanish conversation from lower level to professional level. I teach general communication depending on clients' needs.

        About

        I am a Nicaraguan American (born in the U.S. and raised in Nicaragua) with extensive experience tutoring in both English and Spanish for people of all ages. I have taught ESL (English as a Second Language) classes and have also helped students in Spanish homework. I can assist with writing, editing, proofreading, basic grammar skills, practicing conversational Spanish, and more.

        About

        I teach English as a Second a Language. I have been teaching English for the last 11 years in different levels. I also teach Spanish.

        About

        Spanish group lessons run for 10 weeks. Let your child experience the adventure of learning Spanish! The teacher opens a window to another language, and in class, the children enjoy speaking and learning new customs and traditions though games, dramatic role play, songs and activities.

        About

        I help students master Spanish language through different techniques. I use myself as a reference since I learned five foreign languages and that allows me to recreate the learning process in others.

        About

        I assist students with school assignments, motivate students to practice speaking, and have reading and writing skills.

        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        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.

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