Spanish With Karina

Spanish With Karina

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Offers online services

About

I am an inspirational bilingual director, with experience as a compassionate educator. I have achieved much success as the Educational Director of several programs throughout Los Angeles including; “A Place Called Home,” Colors United, and SYLVAN Learning Centers. My specialty is dealing with the challenge of “turned-off” students. My aim is to encourage, to motivate, and to inspire others to achieve their success. I will customize a program that will work for that particular individual.

Motivation is KEY, and has several positive effects on students’ learning and behavior. Motivation directs behavior towards a particular goal. Once the student can set goals for himself/herself and direct his/her behavior accordingly...BAM! This motivation leads to increased effort and energy.

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I have a BA in Language Education with a focus on Education Administration. I am fluent in Spanish and proficient in French with excellent writing skills.

My purpose is to help others find THEIR purpose. I have several years of experience with both kids and adults.


Highlights

Hired 2 times
2 employees
15 years in business
Serves Redondo Beach , CA
Offers online services

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Student's goals

Conversational proficiency, Full professional fluency, Native / bilingual fluency

Current fluency

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 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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    Melissa S.

    All 3 of my children worked with Karen throughout middle school and high school. She motivated them to enjoy the experience of learning a new language, instead of dreading it! She talked my son Izzy into to taking Spanish at the advanced level and he loved it. My two daughters were more challenging, however, when THEY wanted to give up...KAREN did NOT. She has been our motivational tool for several years. My kids are now in college and continue to study the language because of Karen! We have had so many tutors throughout the years, and Karen is by far the favorite!
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    December 27, 2021

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    Terri R.

    I am an adult learner who never took Spanish class when I was a kid. I am over 50, and I love learning Spanish with Karina. She knows my strengths and my weaknesses. I am a nurse, so I appreciate her being flexible and working with me at crazy hours! Ella es incréible!!
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    October 13, 2021

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    Talia C.

    Karen is so awesome! She not only is smart, she was the motivating key for me to learn Spanish. She is so kind, and so patient when she had to repeatedly remind me that it is a foreign language, and does not come easy to everyone. She used a very unique method to help me memorize verbs and vocabulary. In school, the teachers just rushed through the lesson and expected everyone to get it. She made learning Spanish FUN! I learned more from her in a short time than I learned in school for 5 years. She is the best!
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    October 12, 2021

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    Adi S.

    She has so much energy and passion for the spanish language! We would do the assignments provided by the teacher, however, Karina would re-teach the concept that I learned class. I could not understand the teacher but I could understand Karen because she always provided an example in English so I could see the connection!
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    October 12, 2021

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    Conrad R.

    She is AWESOME, I could not gotten through 4 years of Spanish without her. She always made the lesson fun, and she taught me to make connections with the language. I am now taking college level spanish and actually enjoying it because of Karen! She be the bomb!
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    October 12, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    A typical process for working with a new student for me is making a connection and talking about their goals for the class. I ensure them they will have a customized program and that I will teach them according to their learning style! I am very patient and love when the student makes that connection with a language. I tell them that we will keep it fun, and use other innovative tools for each session. Then, of course I want them to ask me questions and concerns.

    I have a BA in Language Education which includes another major in Spanish from Cortland University. I worked in the inner-city for 7 years, and worked with several Latino Familes and their kids. I studied Education Administration at Chapman University for 3 years.  I was the Center Director of SYLVAN Learning Center in Manhattan Beach for 8 years and actually incorporated a Spanish program for this center with students of all ages.

    Generally, I am $45 per hour, per lesson. I am flexible about longer or shorter sessions, long-term and short term; price varies.

    Services offered

    Spanish
    Reading
    Esl
    French
    Test Prep