Torrance, CA

Torrance, CA

5.0 (9)

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I have a lot of experience in the field of teaching a foreign language, more than 28 years. I taught EFL in Venezuela at the University of Los Andes. I received my Bachelor in Education with a Major in English (University of Los Andes) Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics (Simón Bolívar University), and Diploma in EFL Teaching (Saint Michael's  College). I know how to help students to deal with their learning process.  

 

I love to teach, and in this case, I have to say that I love to teach my mother tongue which is Spanish. I also love to meet people and help them to learn how to communicate in Spanish.

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Torrance, CA 90504
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9 Reviews

5.0

  • Lilit

    Linda is very patient and she cares that you learn the language. She is very polite, patient and at the same time she makes the class to be fun and interesting

  • Huiling Redon

    Linda is a great teacher! Very nice,and very patient ! I learned a lot from her. She helps me to improve a lot my Spanish and In a very short period, i can have conversation without problem and feel comfortable with Spanish speaking people ! I strongly recommend this teacher. If you can have her as a Spanish teacher, you are a very lucky student !😊

  • Shannon Leon

    I absolutely loved working with Linda! I did two types of courses. The first was an immersive course that was 5 days straight and the second was an eight week course where I'd see her for ~3 hours once per week. Both were great! She is so knowledgable, patient and most importantly fun so made Spanish class enjoyable. She can tailor the course based on your needs (I wanted to be more conversational so we'd practice chatting/scenarios ie: traveling, ordering in restaurants etc.). Can't recommend Linda enough - she's an amazing teacher and a great person!

  • Zaynab Aljassim

    learning Spanish with linda was fun , interesting and relaxing . She has a friendly personality which really helps when you are learning a new language . . She took all the time to answer my questions and still kept up with what we needed to finish on time .I really enjoyed my time learning with Linda .


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

I introduce myself and try to find out the level of the student; then by getting information about the student's needs, I use certain strategies,.materials, and start with the teaching/learning process.


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

I studied to be an English teacher. Then I took my Master's Degree, a Diploma program and also participated in  many workshops in the field of teaching a foreign language. 


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

Normally I charge $ 40 per hour because I drive to the student's house/office no more than 10 miles. More than 10 miles till 20 miles, I charge $60 per hour.  However I can agree on special  packages according to the lenght of the program. I also prefer to teach at least twice a week and for 2 hours each  class to see better results.


How did you get started teaching?

Before I graduated from the University, teaching English to my Friends' children. Once I graduated I started to teach at the formal school system, then at the University level. After getting my retiretment, I came to América and worked for Berlitz teaching Spanish. Now I  decided to teach in a private way. 


What types of students have you worked with?

Children,  teenagers, adults,  business people,  lawyers, people from the show business, tourists who come to LA and want to take some Spanish, some after school programs,  Summer camps, and school among others. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Cirque du Solei, Food Festivals, LA Philarmonic,  etc. 


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

To look for a teacher with experience in teaching.Some people think that because they speak the language, they can teach it, and that is not true and most times they speak the language with terrible errors/mistakes. So be careful.


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

What do I need the language for? General communication? For my field of expertice/Spanish for Specific Purposes? Why I need to speak Spanish? 


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