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Private In-Home and Online Spanish Tutoring

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 Xiomara in Richmond, CA
The student and I met for the first time. Our first session was based on the Spanish alphabet, the names of the letters and the rules for written accents. He is very motivated and eager to learn. He's is using the material that I suggested which contains written exercises to do between sessions. In our next session, we are going to use some interactive tools.
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Spanish Tutoring review by Juan in Richmond, CA
Today, I explained how to use the imperative mode, conjugate irregular verbs like "decir" and "salir" in past tense, and reviewed the basic vocabulary. I asked her to practice alone or with her friends pronunciation, and to practice memorization of Spanish vocabulary. Even though she has to spend some time recalling how to say some words, she can recall other words easily. The student's attitude toward the lessons is always good and tries to do her best.
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Spanish Tutoring review by Ariel in Richmond, CA
Today we reviewed some of what we'd done in previous sessions: regular verbs, common irregular verbs, weather, time telling, greetings, etc. We started learning about the past tenses, and practiced constructing sentences with verbs and vacation vocabulary.
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Spanish Tutoring review by Hannah in Richmond, CA
The student and I continued with the past perfect subjunctive and then brought in the imperfect subjunctive and the conditional tense. We made acronyms together so he could remember his irregular conditional verbs. He was positive towards the study session and did well on listening and then applying essay answering strategies. I gave him the notes we worked on as well as the formula and conjugations we put together for forming the subjunctive. I gave him notes with extra examples and ideas of how to use these tenses. We talked about how he might speak with his teacher in order for us to prepare next time more specifically for his final exam.
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Spanish Tutoring review by Chelsea in Richmond, CA
The student and I began the session with review of direct object pronouns and their two forms of use. Next, we worked on a comprehensive verb review, including the present, preterite, imperfect, future, and conditional tenses. We wrapped up the session with two cultural reading comprehension activities.
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Spanish Tutoring review by Michael in Richmond, CA
We spent the time finishing up and reviewing the student's science study packet. We reviewed the information both online and in the book that he needed, wrote a brief summary so that he could study and remember it, and then discussed it to make sure he understood the concepts. He is very adept at writing one- or two-sentence summaries so he can remember the information, as well as applying background knowledge to the information to help him remember better.
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