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Receive personally tailored Spanish lessons from exceptional tutors in a one-on-one setting. We help you connect with in-home and online tutoring that offers flexible scheduling and your choice of locations.

If have found yourself in need of a Richmond Spanish tutor for yourself or your student, Varsity Tutors can put you in touch with one quickly. Perhaps your student is just beginning their studies at a regional high school. Maybe you are fulfilling a prerequisite at the University of Richmond. You might be a business person hoping to expand your international reach or a traveler mapping out a trip to Argentina. Regardless of what the circumstances are, working with a private instructor can be a great investment.

What are the benefits of working with a Richmond Spanish tutor near me?

There are several advantages associated with securing the help of a Richmond Spanish tutor, including that it grants you access to someone who really knows the language. Romance languages can seem a bit perplexing if you've not had previous exposure to them. One such element is that all Spanish nouns are gendered, meaning they are considered either masculine or feminine. For example, year, or el año, is a masculine noun, while life, or la vida, is a feminine noun. That may not seem intuitive to someone who is unfamiliar with the language, but for someone who has studied it, it is predictable based on the suffix of the words in question. These are the sorts of rules that require study because they come replete with exceptions. This is also the case with verb conjugation. There are three general types of verbs: -ar, -er, and -ir verbs, all of which can be conjugated in five types of tenses. While -ar verbs are largely considered regular verbs, -er and -ir are a mix of regular and irregular verbs. Once more, a great deal of study is required to develop proficiency. Though this may seem like a lot already, remember that this description doesn't even include adverbs or adjectives yet.

Here is where studying with Richmond Spanish tutors becomes distinctly useful. These are experts who know the language intimately. They can design lesson plans that help establish a strong starting point of understanding and grow from there, aiding in building comprehension over time. Should you hit a wall along the way, they can come at it from different directions until it makes sense.

This attention a private instructor can provide is distinctly useful as you approach what is often the most arduous part of learning a new language: verbalization. After all, can you actually say you've learned the language if you can't speak it or understand it when spoken to? The problem is that the version of Spanish you learn in a textbook doesn't always resemble conversational Spanish in the real world. There's slang, turns of phrase, and regional accents to account for, and the pace of exchange is often much more rapid than what you might encounter from a teacher attempting to demonstrate pronunciation for a class full of novices.

Richmond Spanish tutors can help acclimate your ear to these differences using the video chat function of the Live Learning Platform by engaging you directly in conversation. There you can get used to having to translate a faster pace of dialogue and they will be able to correct your pronunciation and use of language in real-time, preventing bad habits from cementing. Our state of the art platform records these sessions, too, which means you can revisit them at your convenience and practice the lessons provided again. Using the document sharing function, your instructor can help you practice reading and writing Spanish. Your Richmond Spanish tutor can also direct you towards additional video and audio like web series and podcasts that will not only give you more opportunities to practice that rapid translation but give you exposure to additional accents. This sort of practice can help prepare students for oral exams and is especially helpful for students getting ready for higher-level coursework where instruction takes place almost exclusively in Spanish. It's also useful for professionals preparing to move for work to Spanish-speaking locales.

An additional benefit of Richmond Spanish tutoring is that it can be customized to the learning preferences of the student. People tend to be partial to specific types of instruction, and research has shown that when these preferences are taken into account, students tend to pay more attention and retain more information. Richmond Spanish tutors can take the time to understand their students' preferences and build their lesson plans around them, making them more effective in the long run. For instance, some people prefer a more active approach to learning, whereby an idea is presented and they are then asked to apply it to a problem. Other students are more reflective, where they are presented with an idea and then try to figure out how it works relative to other ideas.

When considering this relative to language instruction and Richmond Spanish tutoring, an instructor might approach the active learning by explaining irregular -ir verb conjugation and asking the student to then conjugate five irregular -ir verbs. They might approach the reflective learner with an explanation of regular and irregular -ir verb conjugation and ask them to apply the methods to one of each type of verb, describing the differences in what they were doing as they went. It's the ability to customize instruction like this as they go that distinguishes Richmond Spanish tutoring.

How can I get set up with a Richmond Spanish tutor near me?

Finding Richmond Spanish tutors is no problem thanks to Varsity Tutors. There are solutions available for everyone, whether you're a parent, student, professional, or aspiring traveler. Online instruction is available via the Live Learning Platform, featuring video chat, virtual whiteboards, document sharing, and more. If you prefer in-person instruction, they can get you in touch with a highly qualified local tutor in as little as 24 hours. If you'd like to supplement this instruction with an online class of similarly motivated students, our educational consultants are standing by with additional information. There's no reason to delay. Get in touch with Varsity Tutors today to get the ball rolling.

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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

Spanish Tutoring review by Eduardo in Richmond, VA
The student and I went over her quiz. She was able to understand what sections she needed to work on and we were able to clear out some doubts about reflexive pronoun and verb placement. We also worked on conversation.
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Spanish Tutoring review by Michael in Richmond, VA
Created a new chart identifying definite and indefinite articles that agree according to the gender and plurality of the noun being modified. Conjugated several verbs, including "boot verbs", as well as making sentences with our new verbs implementing the use of interrogative words, concluded the lesson with a tour of the rooms of the house in Spanish. "Repetition is the mother of knowledge!"
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Spanish Tutoring review by Leslie in Richmond, VA
Wrote out a paragraph with the vocab in chapter 2, he learned most of it once it was in context. We made a chart with all the tenses and moods he will have to know. I suggested he continue doing this with various verbs so he can memorize the differences between the tenses. We will continue writing paragraphs so he can learn the vocab from each chapter. It makes it easier for him to have the words in context.
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Spanish Tutoring review by Kassandra in Richmond, VA
We reviewed his animals, parts of the room, and colors. I really want to move the student to a more advanced level, and get him into more writing. He is incredibly smart and ready for it!
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Spanish Tutoring review by Stephanie in Richmond, VA
During our last lesson the student and I did a general review of all the Spanish material we have studied so far. We went over grammar concepts such as personal pronouns, how to make a noun masculine or feminine and place the correct article in front of them. We also reviewed plenty of the vocabulary words that we have learned the past couple of weeks. To perform this review I showed the student a picture of different vocabulary words and she was required to tell me the name of the image or what verb the image was representing in Spanish and also she had to create a sentence with each word. She did a pretty good job on this activity and just in case the student could not remember a word we went over it one more time until it was to clear to her. As a new material, we worked on different verbs and the way we conjugate them in past and present tense.
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Spanish Tutoring review by Cynthia in Richmond, VA
We went over words that the students could remember from our lists. They then brought up new words that they wanted to learn of the translation. We then went through the Spanish book. Finally, we watched the end of a program.
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