Triunfo Tutoring

Triunfo Tutoring

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Carolina Almánzar -Leal


Summer School Teaching Experience

Summer 2013-2019           Woodbury University                     Burbank, CA

Spanish 3 Initial Credit

Summer 2012                     Woodbury University                     Burbank, CA

Spanish 3 Initial Credit

Taught Spanish 3 to a class of 33 students. All students successfully passed the class and most students continued to Spanish 4/AP during the Fall.

Summer 2011                    Woodbury University                       Burbank, CA

Spanish 2 & 3 Initial Credit

§  Taught the pilot BUSD program at Woodbury with Spanish 2 and Spanish 3 students. All students successfully completed the class.


Summer 2009 and 2010   John Burroughs High School                   Burbank, CA

Spanish 2 Initial Credit

§  Taught a class designed for students who wanted to take the Spanish 2 class during the summer in order to advance directly to Spanish 3 during the school year.

Summer 2008                Burbank High School                     Burbank, CA

Spanish 1 Initial Credit and Remedial

§  Successfully managed two classrooms at the same time.

§  Presented Spanish 1 material to students seeking initial credit.

§  Provided support and guidance to remedial students.

§  All students passed the class satisfactorily.


Summer 2007   Marymount College at John Burroughs HS  Burbank, CA 

Spanish 2 Initial credit

§  Taught a class designed for students who wanted to take the Spanish 2 class during the summer in order to advance directly to Spanish 3.

§  The class was focused on the main verb tenses and everyday vocabulary that allowed them to communicate in the real world.

§  At the end of the term students had the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills in Spanish through a field trip to Olvera Street. They had the chance to order food, ask about prices and ask for directions using a treasure hunt activity provided by me.

§  All students passed the class satisfactorily and are currently enrolled in AP Spanish.




Teaching Experience

2006- Present                John Burroughs HS                        Burbank, CA

Spanish Teacher for Advanced Spanish Speakers (1 and 2)

§  Create and design standards based curriculum focused on literacy through literature, culture and language for Spanish speaking students.

§  By the end of the program students have read in Spanish a variety of novels including Gabriel García-Márquez, Julia Alvarez, Isabel Allende and Paulo Coelho.

§  Students are capable of communicating orally and in writing about a variety of subjects in Spanish.


2004-2006                     Palm Crest Elementary                La Cañada, CA

Spanish Teacher

§  Created and designed standard based curriculum for the PTA sponsored program for 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th grades.

§  Worked cooperatively with parents, teachers and school administrators to tailor a program that allowed students to achieve a high level of proficiency in Spanish before they reached middle school.

§  Started a pen pal program with school children in Colombia in order to expand children’s horizons and create bonds with other culture.


May 2004- August 2004      Stevenson Ranch Elementary             Valencia, CA

Short Term Bilingual (English/German) TA

§  Provided in-class, one-on-one support for German speaking student.

§  Translated and explained materials, directions and assignments for this student.


2000-2003               Museum of Tolerance                              Los Angeles, CA

Museum Educator

§  Coordinated an average of 100 monthly commitments for the 28 Holocaust survivors who lectured at the museum, school and universities.

§  Translated for Spanish speaking groups that visited the museum.

§  Guided school groups, law enforcement personnel, educators and the public in general through the museum’s Learning Center.

§  Facilitated “Steps to Tolerance” a program designed for 5th and 6th graders.



2005-2007    California State University                Los Angeles, CA

Charter School of Education, Teaching Credential Program, Spanish


2003-2005     California State University               Los Angeles, CA

§  BA Spanish

§  Graduated Summa Cum Laude.


1997- 2000          Los Angeles City College           Los Angeles, CA

§  AA in Art

§  Transfer student

1980- 1996       German School Of Bogotá             Bogotá, Colombia

§  Diploma in Languages and Humanities

§  Passed with honors the Sprachdiplom Stuffe 2. (Exam administered by the German Board of Education to evaluate fluency in the German language).

Student and Professional Organizations

California Language Teachers Association (CLTA) – Member

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) - Member

Modern and Classical Languages Association of Southern California (MCLASC) – Member

Spanish Honors Society at John Burroughs High School – Advisor






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

i want to know students’:

1. Motivation 

2. Goals

3. Commitment 

4. Preferred learning styles

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

I am a fully credentialed Spanish teacher. I have a BA in Spanish language and literature and I graduated  Magna Cum Laude from CALSTATELA. I grew up in Colombia where I attended an international school where I focused my studies in languages and humanities. (German, English as a second language and French)

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

$50 per hour  (1-2 students as a group)

How did you get started teaching?

I worked for three years at the Museum of Tolerance in the education department. Teaching  little children about history showed me the amazing power of education and inspired me to get my teaching credential. I  love teaching languages because it is the most effective  and meaningful way to build bridges between people.i have taught about 2,500 children during my teaching career.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked in public education for the last 16 years. My first two years I taught Spanish in a public elementary school to 1st and 5th graders. Afterwards I have taught in a public high school pretty much all the Spanish levels (1-4) and the heritage speakers program. I have taught bilingual students, monolingual  students, gifted, special needs and English learners.

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