EducationI graduated from Doane College in Crete, NE with majors in Spanish and Sociology in 2004. I studied abroad in Seville, Spain at the University during the fall semester of 2003. I also studied abroad in Cuernavaca, Mexico for one month at the Cetlalic language institute. I received a Spanish-English Interpretation and Translation certification with emphasis on medical and legal vocabulary from the University of NE-Kearney in 2005.
ExperienceMy official website :
I was recently nominated as Austin's #1 intermediate language instructor and am spotlighted on thumbtack: https://www.thumbtack.com/tx/austin/intermediate-language-lessons/
I have tutored Spanish for over 15 years. I started tutoring Spanish when I was in high school (I was also an assistant to the Spanish teacher, helping to grade papers & help out in her classes). While studying at Doane College, I was an assistant to the Spanish professor. I helped with classes, graded papers, & tutored other college students. I maintained A's in all of my Spanish classes. I am the true definition of a "language nerd". I also speak and read Brazilian Portuguese fairly well. I have been a Spanish translator and interpreter since 2004. I like tutoring because I like to help people understand the subject (I understand that not everyone can easily grasp the concept of learning a foreign language). I make learning easy and fun. I break down the hard concepts and apply it to daily life. I will tailor my classes to each individual. I also specialize in medical and legal Spanish. My students always like my "word association examples" to help them remember things! I have tutored all levels (beginner to advanced) and all ages (from 5-65!). I especially have a passion for working with special needs students.
Apart from Spanish, I also help students with English and ESL. I started teaching ESL in 2004 at an immigration jail. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to pursue teaching it when I moved to Austin in 2009. I have worked with students from many different countries. I adapt my teaching style to the individual student because I understand that no one learns the same!
****Note: Discounted rates for groups and also for those in the Fire/Police/EMT/Military careers.
HobbiesChurch/Bible study,Language, interpreting/translating, dog/pet sitting, arts, music, concerts, playing piano, singing, cooking/baking, cultural activities, traveling, reading, learning about & attending any events related to fire/police/rescue work fields, running, hiking, exercising, zumba, dancing salsa, swimming, citizens on patrol
Client Reviews (4)
Andrea is amazing! She is a great Spanish tutor and I highly recommend her!!! We will not even consider contacting anyone else! She is the best!
Andrea is an absolutely amazing and wonderful tutor! I sought her help for our son who has a learning disability, to enhance his knowledge in High School Spanish. She is extremely flexible with her time availability and punctual. Andrea has now been tutoring our son in Spanish for the past two years. Andrea offers a positive and encouraging tutoring experience. Andrea has the knowledge and has taught our son how to read and write Spanish corresponding to the grammatical rules related to the language. Andrea has provided our son incredible skills to prepare him for class and make very good grades on exams through content and strategic ways of studying that has boost his confidence. Andrea recognized our son’s intelligence and skills, and was able to focus and identify his strengths that often teachers within the school system never have enough time for or see. Andrea is a very warm, caring and compassionate tutor that is very knowledgeable in Spanish. Our son very much enjoys having Andrea as his tutor. We highly value and recommend her.
Andrea was wonderful. My circumstances were weird in that I needed her help to read a paper for one of my classes because my Spanish wasn't good enough. She was very patient, which was important because the document in question was not easy to interpret for either of us! Also, she was quick to respond to my request for a tutor and was flexible about when and where to meet. I will definitely call her again when I next need help!
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