Frequently asked questions
Where did you learn Spanish?
My family moved to Puerto Rico when I was 3 years old and we lived there until I graduated from high school.
Do you have a degree in Spanish?
Yes! I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Spanish. I also spent a semester studying abroad in France.
How long are the tutoring sessions?
Each sessions in 25 minutes long. This gives the tutor time to close out the lesson and prepare for the next session if one is scheduled.
What is the cost?
One on one sessions are $15. If 2-3 people in your home would like to take a session at the same time, the cost for those sessions would be $20 for 2 or all 3 people. You can book 10 sessions at once at a discounted rate.
Would you tutor me in French?
Yes! I can tutor French classes as well for the same cost. As I don't have as much opportunity to practice my French where I live, I will tutor beginner sessions only.
What if I need to cancel?
You can cancel a class 24 hour prior to the scheduled session. If you cancel less than 24 hours prior, you will be not be refunded the full amount of the class. If there are multiple cancellations from the same student, I will need to re-evaluate their committment to the class.
What if I'm sick?
You can cancel your session 2 hours prior to your class if you reschedule for a later time or a date within 3 working days of the cancellation due to sickness. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your scheduled class and do not reschedule, you will not be refunded the full amount of the class.
What if I'm late to class?
You will still be charged the full amount whether you are 5 minutes or 20 minutes late to class. If you are 20 minutes late, I will try to squeeze in as much as I can in the time we have left.
Will you schedule classes on the weekend?
I might be able to schedule classes on Saturday as needed. I do not schedule classes on Sundays.
How many lessons should I take?
To really get a grasp on any language, you need to practice daily. Listen to podcasts or shows in Spanish without subtitles. Try to order your food at a latino restaurant in Spanish. Find people who speak the language to practice with; they would love to teach you their language! I recommend taking 3-4 lessons a week for the first month or more until you get into a rhythm and become more comfortable with the language. Once that is achieved, you could go to 1-2 lessons a week, or more if you would like. If you feel you are falling behind or losing fluency, go back to 3-4 lessons a week.