5 STAR Spanish Tutoring

5 STAR Spanish Tutoring

5.0 (8)
1 employee
30 years in business

About this tutor

My name is Holly and I am a 5 STAR SPANISH TUTOR.   I tutor Spanish to high school students and adults.  I tutor privately in person and typically meet with students at their homes or at a location near their homes.  I have a degree in Spanish and cater my tutoring style to meet each student’s specific needs. 

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: I have my own personal copies of the Spanish textbooks used by the schools in the area, and this allows me to prepare lesson plans that are directly related to the topics being covered in each chapter at school.  I am familiar with the current testing methods of the teachers, which allows me to create materials and practice tests that are unique for each student.  I also adjust my tutoring methods for each student based on his or her learning style.  Most of my students have been able to raise their grades from Ds and Fs to As and Bs.

ADULTS:  I offer customized Spanish tutoring to meet the unique needs of each individual.  I have experience working with health care professionals, business people, educators, and individuals in the manufacturing field and am able to cater to other specific needs.

REVIEW FROM HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH TEACHER:  "I am writing this letter of recommendation on behalf of Holly H. who I have known since October 2017. For the past two school years, Holly has tutored several of my Spanish 2 students. Whenever one of my students needs a tutor, I recommend Holly because of the difference she has made in my students' success and confidence. Holly is very organized and stays in close communication with me. She knows exactly where we are in a unit and has her own materials which she brings to the tutoring sessions. Holly goes beyond what is expected of a tutor. She writes notes and extra exercises for the students to practice with. In addition, she will work with your schedule to fit in the sessions. I would highly recommend Holly as a tutor. She has proved to be a real asset for those in need of extra help in Spanish."

REVIEW FROM MOTHER OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: "Wonderful -- I called Holly when my son was receiving an F in Spanish after his first semester in high school. She set up a time with us immediately. She was very professional, always on time, prepared and went out of her way with helpful work even when my son was ill and could not work with her. She has built a great rapport with my son and worked very well with him and this year his grade has risen to an A, we are thrilled!" 

REVIEW FROM MOTHER OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: "Holly has been my 15 years old son's tutor for the last year. He had problems with Spanish language and could not keep up. I reached to my friends for help and Holly was referred to me. Throughout her time she has offered nothing short of excellence in the services she has provided to my son. She has been reliable and my son likes her a lot. She is skilled, professional tutor and she quickly gained our confidence. She adjusts her hours to be able to help with Spanish efficiently and also works with his Spanish teacher. Holly is a patient, caring tutor who always supports and encourages my son to achieve better grades. My son went from a F/D student in his freshmen year and became a B/A student this year. I think this is the best way to show how good of a tutor Holly is." 

REVIEW FROM GRANDMOTHER OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: "Our grandson has been working with Holly for tutoring in Spanish 2 since the first month of school. She has been very effective because she works very closely with the teacher, Mrs. Hall, is familiar with her teaching and testing style, and checks with her as to what to study prior to tests in class. Holly is very caring and meticulous and always encouraging. She will text and let us know how to prepare for each tutoring session, provides additional teaching materials, and evaluates the tests and homework when they are returned to us. Our grandson went from failing to passing within the first week or two, and is continuing to make progress thanks to Holly's help. He got a B on his latest test, which is such a great improvement. We were also able to schedule convenient times for tutoring. I don't think you could find a better tutor for your student." 

REVIEW FROM MOTHER OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: "Great Tutor -- Holly has been tutoring my daughter for three years now. She is very professional and punctual. She makes lesson plans which are just for my daughter. She even bought the textbooks and prepared for each session. I could see my daughter's improvement after the first couple sessions. My daughter now consistently gets A+s on all of her tests." 

REVIEW FROM MOTHER OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: "Holly is an excellent Spanish tutor. She is extremely organized and professional. She comes prepared with lessons specifically designed for my son. She helped him bring his grade up a full letter grade in just a few weeks! :) Before tutoring my son was struggling to understand the material and just get by. Now he is understanding the concepts, and actually learning the language. I can't say enough how much she has helped him!" 

REVIEW FROM PHYSICIAN: "Excellent -- There are no words that describe how amazing of a Spanish tutor Holly is. She is the only tutor I've ever worked with that takes the time to prepare custom-made materials and practice sheets designed for my specific needs. I wanted to improve my medical Spanish, and Holly went above and beyond to deliver on my needs and wishes. She is organized, helpful, patient, and extremely knowledgeable. After only four session, I felt I have a stronger command of grammar and dialogue than I ever did before. Holly is WELL worth your time and money; she will be the BEST Spanish tutor you will ever work with." 

REVIEW FROM COLLEGE STUDENT: "Best Spanish Tutor Ever -- I have been tutored by Holly for about a month now and thus far it has been a great experience! I was very worried about how the tutoring would turn out as my first experience with a tutor did not go well. But I was even more worried about failing Spanish. Holly is very, very patient. Since day one she has prepared notes, lessons and many, many other helpful and very useful exercises and handouts for me. I am grateful to Holly who is also kind, professional, and very knowledgeable. Holly is great at explaining the lessons in a way that has helped me to comprehend my school work more than I thought possible. I can't say enough about the tutoring." 

REVIEW FROM ADULT: "I love the way Holly teaches! I had no idea where to start with Spanish since I never had much schooling for it and only picked up some Spanish from traveling and from my husband's family. Holly was able to make lessons custom for me and has really helped me to learn and understand and speak a lot more Spanish. My husband (whose first language is Spanish) was hesitant at first that I did not choose a tutor who is Spanish, but after just a few lessons he was impressed by how much i was already learning and saw that my Spanish was improving and that Holly really knows her stuff! She's very friendly and creates a comfortable learning environment.

I spend between one and two hours between sessions to prepare custom materials for the next tutoring session.  I get a lot of satisfaction seeing high school and college students significantly improve in their Spanish classes.  

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Houston, TX 77044
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8 Reviews

5.0

  • Rachel Fiore

    Best Spanish Tutor Ever -- I have been tutored by Holly for about a month now and thus far it has been a great experience! I was very worried about how the tutoring would turn out as my first experience with a tutor did not go well. But I was even more worried about failing Spanish. Holly is very, very patient. Since day one she has prepared notes, lessons and many, many other helpful and very useful exercises and handouts for me. I am grateful to Holly who is also kind, professional, and very knowledgeable. Holly is great at explaining the lessons in a way that has helped me to comprehend my school work more than I thought possible. I can't say enough about the tutoring.

  • Danny Lee

    Excellent -- There are no words that describe how amazing of a Spanish tutor Holly is. She is the only tutor I've ever worked with that takes the time to prepare custom-made materials and practice sheets designed for my specific needs. I wanted to improve my medical Spanish, and Holly went above and beyond to deliver on my needs and wishes. She is organized, helpful, patient, and extremely knowledgeable. After only four session, I felt I have a stronger command of grammar and dialogue than I ever did before. Holly is WELL worth your time and money; she will be the BEST Spanish tutor you will ever work with.

  • Elisa P.

    Holly is an excellent Spanish tutor. She is extremely organized and professional. She comes prepared with lessons specifically designed for my son. She helped him bring his grade up a full letter grade in just a few weeks! :) Before tutoring my son was struggling to understand the material and just get by. Now he is understanding the concepts, and actually learning the language. I can't say enough how much she has helped him!

  • Sandy Chen

    Great Tutor -- Holly has been tutoring my daughter for three years now. She is very professional and punctual. She makes lesson plans which are just for my daughter. She even bought the textbooks and prepared for each session. I could see my daughter's improvement after the first couple sessions. My daughter now consistently gets A+s on all of her tests.


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FAQs


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

When I meet with a high school student for the first time, I find out what is currently being covered in the class and how the teacher typically quizzes and tests the students.  I speak with both the student and parent together to form a game plan.  I typically like to meet with the parent and the teacher to establish a good working relationship.  When necessary I contact the teacher for specific information that will help the student succeed.


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

I have a college degree in Spanish and have tutored for many years.


How did you get started teaching?

I started tutoring Spanish while in college, helping other students improve their grades.


What types of students have you worked with?

I primarily work with high school students.  I also work with adults who would like to learn Spanish for work purposes.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

It is critical for a tutor to have a copy of the student's textbook and be willing to follow along with what is being covered in class.  It is also extremely important the tutor brings custom materials to quiz the student during tutoring sessions.


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