Spanish Tutoring By Experienced UCBerkeley And Stanford Grad.

Spanish Tutoring By Experienced UCBerkeley And Stanford Grad.

5.0(1 review)
Offers online services
Offers online services


Hello there, I believe my service as a tutor stands out because of my experience and training; I have worked with children, teenagers, adults- from grade school through graduate school- and I have first-hand experience and knowledge of Latin American languages and cultures as well.

I enjoy working with students and teaching language and literature as well. Teaching brings joy and fulfullment and it is wonderful to watch students grow and learn and succeed.


Hired 1 time
1 employee
26 years in business
Serves Pasadena , CA
Offers online services


Current reading level

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Current speaking level

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Writing level

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Reading and writing goals

Basic reading and writing skills, Full professional literacy, Native / bilingual literacy

Speaking goals

Conversational proficiency, Full professional fluency, Native / bilingual fluency

Student's age

11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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  • Reviews

    0 reviews

    Angela L.

    Olivia is a very nice Spanish tutor and my daughter likes her. Olivia taught her not only the language but also the Hispanic culture. She can come to your house and you can also meet her at library to have the tutoring. Highly recommend Olivia as a Spanish tutor.
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    October 12, 2019
    Hired on Lessons

    Frequently asked questions

    When starting, we discuss individual goals and motivations: are they academic, personal, professional? What do you need help with? Writing, fluency, reading, speaking, all of the above? We discuss current goals and come up with a plan for achieving them. 

    BA in Spanish and Portuguese from UCBerkeley

    MA in Latin American Studies from Stanford University

    C.Phil. degree: completed all PhD coursework and exams- in Hispanic Languages and Literatures- UCLA. 

    Typically 42$ hourly-rate (utilizing Zoom); PayPal, Venmo or Zelle invoicing available. Currently using Zoom but can possibly meet in San Gabriel Valley at library/cafe'. 

    I first started teaching at UCBerkeley, where I began tutoring Spanish as an undergraduate. At Stanford graduate school, I was an English-in-Action language partner, and at UCLA, as a PhD student, I taught undergraduate Spanish classes. I do have a full-time career currently, but continue tutoring. 

    I have worked with various levels, including high school, middle school, and college students from campuses including Occidental, Mount Saint Mary's and USC. Currently I work with middle and high school students. 

    A recent event that moved me was when a student shared that she really enjoys learning about Latin American culture, so we agreed that she would watch the film Roma, and then we discussed how it addresses universal themes. My student was very inspired to learn the language so that she can access culture, specifically. She went on to pass her AP Spanish exam. 

    I would advise a student to meet with a tutor for a one-on-one to see if it's a good fit. Be detailed with your tutor, let them know what's going on with your learning, and what areas you may be struggling with, and try to have fun. 

    What do you expect from a tutoring session? How can I help you achieve your goals?

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