Elmara Spanish Tutoring

Elmara Spanish Tutoring

5.0 (4)
1 employee
3 years in business

About this pro

I'm a native speaker of the language born and raised in México. My students always learn something new and build more confidence with my lessons. I have a wide range of students and those who have been consistent and persisteng with my lessons have considerably improved their spanish.

I love the bond I make with my students, and I really care about their process. I have a wide range of students. I have worked with kids, teens, and specially with retired people who wanted to get the adventure of learning a new language. 

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San Francisco, CA 94102
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4 Reviews


  • Scot R. Van Asten

    I really like Elmara’s teaching style for Spanish. We quickly went through the fundamentals, alphabet, phonics, and a starting vocabulary for self-study (continuous homework) and then she dived right into grammar. Each lesson takes me further into grammar, while adding to my vocabulary. She used lots of interactive conversation, so she can tell if I am saying things correctly and if I am hearing it correctly. If not, we immediately work on correcting that. Inter actively talking in Spanish is especially important to retaining what I learn. She speaks very clearly, and slowed down from normal Spanish, so I can clearly hear the full phonics, of what is being said. The pace seems fast, buts that is fine, since I do not want to make learning Spanish a career.

  • Dave Duncan

    I have known Elmara for a few years. I know her both as a friend and tutor. As a tutor I have found her to be very knowledgeable in both English and Spanish and an exceptional ability to understand a student’s needs in terms of their learning station

  • Pamelita McCarthy

    She answers the “why” question. Very excellent!

  • Vicky Van Asten

    Elmara is very patient and motivates us to speak, read, & write Spanish. She gives a lot of positive feedback.


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

The process I take to work with a student, depends in the student, each student has different necessities and goals. 
I like to adapt to my students necessities and build their conffidence . 
I provide material and exercises for those students that like that dinamic of structure. 
I can also provide more talkative lesson for those who want to improve their speaking skills. 
Each of my lesson take care of the things that my student needs to work with since that's why I'm their teacher, to build a safe space where they can ask their questions and have the corrections by someone they trust. 

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