Amidon Studios Tutoring & Language Studies

Amidon Studios Tutoring & Language Studies

5.0 (2)
7 employees
6 years in business

About this pro

We offer private and group classes in Chula Vista and private online sessions in Spanish and English for adults and kids K-12.  Our instructors focus on building our students' confidence. No matter what age our students are, they always learn something new in a positive and fun environment!

All of our classes are customized to our students' individual needs and goals. We provide a free 20-minute assessment to start so we can learn about our students, what their goals are, what their learning needs are, and how we can help them move forward. 

We currently offer group classes and private lessons in: 

Spanish Conversation Spanish for Kids K-12 |Spanish for Healthcare Spanish for Business |Spanish for Travelers English Conversation

Our language instructors are native speakers who teach interactive group and private classes at our home office and private lessons online via Google Hangouts. All of our students who take our language classes begin speaking full conversations by the end of the first lesson.

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Credentials

Chula Vista, CA 91915
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Luis Yzquierdo

    Amidon Studios provides authentic language practice from qualified and compassionate teachers. The topics are intriguing and the content is accessible for beginner, intermediate, and advanced language learners. I loved the flexible schedule and the personal interaction with the teacher.

  • Jane Schofield

    How easy it has been to learn Spanish, now it is easier for me to communicate and I always learn something new! Undoubtedly Amidon Studies know how to teach it, five stars for them! :D



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We provide a free 20-minute assessment to start so we can learn about our students, what their goals are, what their learning needs are, and how we can help them move forward. 


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

We are certified educators with several years of experience teaching languages in the US, Mexico, Peru, and the UK.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Basic to Advanced Private Spanish Lessons

Weekdays 9am to 8pm Pacific

Online via Google Hangouts | In-person at Amidon Studios

Spanish conversation lessons for adults. All levels taught, including basic (A1), pre-intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1 and B2), and advanced (C1 and C2). Each lesson tailored to the student's specific needs. Conversation-intensive. One-hour lessons.

Online: $25 per lesson x 4 weeks = $100 | In-person: $30 per lesson x 4 weeks = $120

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Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

Weekdays from 9am to 8pm Pacific

Online via Google Hangouts

Jump into Spanish for healthcare by learning how to communicate better with Latin American patients and their family in this private online class. Discover more about different cultural scenarios and discuss practical healthcare situations. Assistance with up to 60 CME credit hours. Each lesson lasts 1 hour and meets once per week.

Online: $30 per lesson x 4 weeks = $120

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Spanish for Business Professionals

Available weekdays from 9am to 8pm PT

Online via Google Hangouts

Strengthen your business skills by learning about Latin American business culture. Listening, speaking, and pronunciation emphasized. Learn presentation and negotiation strategies for Latin American clients and colleagues. For all levels of Spanish. Each lesson lasts 1 hour and meets once per week.

Online: $30 per lesson x 4 weeks = $120

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Spanish for Travelers

Available weekdays from 9am to 8pm PT

Online via Google Hangouts

Planning a trip to Spain or Latin America? Learn Spanish travel phrases and conversations that cover everything you need to know for your trip to any Spanish-speaking country. For all levels of Spanish. Each lesson lasts 1 hour and meets once per week.

Online: $30 per lesson x 4 weeks = $120


How did you get started teaching?

All of the instructors have lived in different countries and traveled extensively. With these types of experiences, we have all had to learn a new language, sometimes multiple new languages, in order to keep up with the communities we've lived and traveled in. The owner, Jackie, has worked with all of the instructors in Peru, the U.S., or Mexico over the past several years, so she has seen firsthand how the instructors are with their students. She's happy to have her fellow instructors on board with her now at Amidon Studios.


What types of students have you worked with?

We work with kids from K-12, as well as adult professionals and retirees.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

We are most proud of our students who have started with us from the beginning of a new language. For instance, we have been working with one retiree for a year now. She started off only knowing a few words in Spanish and now she can hold complete and full conversations with native Spanish speakers. We love helping people learn a language from start to finish!


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look for a language teacher that's patient and encouraging with her students and willing to customize the course for you and your goals. Also, look for someone who has extensive experience in teaching different ages and levels and can provide the materials for you or knows exactly what curriculum and/or resources she will use to teach you. Everyone has a different learning style, and it's up to your teacher to guide you using what works best for you. Find someone who's willing to listen to your goals and help you works towards them with each lesson. Ask about what books or materials the instructor uses to teach the class. Ask about whether the schedule is flexible, in case emergencies or work challenges come up. Find out about any fees the teacher may charge for canceling or rescheduling a class.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Being consistent is key to learning a new language. Think about how much time you're willing to put in each week to studying. Figure out ways to practice your target language with native speakers in your area. Think about how you enjoy learning and what works best for you so you can communicate this with your teacher.