LEARN Spanish with ina


I Do Lessons Both on Zoom & In Person


  • Welcome! I’m Ina, and as a Spanish tutor I have an immense passion to exceed the needs and expectations of all my students by offering exceptional private tutoring of the Spanish language with a personalized, professional and flexible approach for people of all backgrounds and proficiency levels throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • I provide reading, listening, and comprehension exercises individually designed specifically for you from a vast assortment of Spanish-language learning materials to help optimize your learning and retention of what is taught in our classes together.
  • ¡Hola! Soy Ina, y como tutora de español tengo una inmensa pasión por superar las necesidades y expectativas de todos mis estudiantes al ofrecer una tutoría privada excepcional del idioma español con un enfoque personalizado, profesional y flexible para personas de todos los orígenes y niveles, en todo el Área de la Bahía de San Francisco.
  • Proporciono ejercicios de lectura y de comprensión auditiva diseñados específicamente para tí a partir de una amplia variedad de materiales de aprendizaje del idioma español para ayudarte a optimizar tu aprendizaje y retención de lo que te enseñaré en nuestras clases juntos.




The US has more than 35 million Spanish-speaking people, and an Hispanic population in excess of 50 million. Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the U.S., and the fourth most common in the world. With so many Spanish-speakers everywhere, learning Spanish provides you with the ability to communicate easily and enjoyably with far more people wherever you are.


Learning Spanish will enable you to improve your communication with Spanish-speaking bosses, employees, co-workers and clients. Also, it will make your resumé so much more appealing, since it will open many more doors for employment opportunities and career advancement!


What is life without mindblowing movies, great music and awesome books? There are some really good Spanish-speaking movies, Spanish-music and Spanish-literature that you will be able to understand by yourself! The more Spanish you learn and the more fluent you are with it, the more fun you can have using your Spanish skills in all sorts of enjoyable settings and situations.



I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was there that I found out about my passion for languages and my passion for teaching. I decided to combine both of them and this is what came out of it: I’ve been teaching Spanish since the early 90’s and it is what I have been doing for a living ever since! Having near thirty years of experience makes me quite confident on my skills.


One of my personal goals when teaching is for students to get to have fun while learning. I believe that a joyful environment is key in the learning process. I encourage students to feel confident enough to tell me what is working for them and what is not, so that it becomes a really personalized experience.


Some people believe that learning a new language will take expensive lessons. That is simply not true! One of the good points of learning Spanish with me are my fees and flexibility.


Don’t just take my word for it: check out what other students think about my teaching style.

I also work with an amazing team! Everyone in the team is fully invested in teaching and we take in students according to their levels. We have teachers specialized in beginners, intermediates and advanced students! We are committed to finding the perfect fit for you!

We work both in person and online!

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8 West Creek Court, Lafayette

4.9 60 reviews

  • Avatar Maribel Arellano ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Ina is an incredible Spanish tutor. I have been taking lessons with her for the past 3 months. I’ve previously taken Spanish lessons as an adult and have struggled and given up, but she has been able to really make a difference and break … More through. Not only have I improved my Spanish skills but she has also improved my confidence.
    She is positive, giving me words of encouragement when I stumble over words and offers compassion and empathy, which makes a big difference!
    She encourages me to practice on my own and to do homework because it really does make a difference even if it's just 10 mins a day. I like how our sessions are friendly and it helps me feel more relaxed and comfortable. She is always kind and patient when we have to repeat an exercise if needed. The sessions are a mix of worksheets, workbook and off the cuff chatter which is great, it keeps you on your toes!
    I recommend her to anyone and am grateful to be learning from a skilled teacher!
  • Avatar Judi Adams ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Ina is a terrific tutor with lots of patience and many approaches to teaching. I'm an adult learner with very limited Spanish, and I've learned way more with her than I have with other apps and classes! Ina identifies each student's … More individual learning level, style, and ability and teaches accordingly, so you'll always get the best method for you. Highly recommended!
  • Avatar Ramya Vadlamani ★★★★★ a month ago
    My husband and I have been taking lessons with Ina for about a year, and we could not ask for a better teacher! Spanish can be quite complicated, but she breaks the concepts down into logical pieces and explains it with both the theory … More and conversational examples. Highly recommend learning from Ina!
  • Avatar Abbey Brown ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Ina is a wonderful tutor! She is so kind and is extremely helpful. She has assisted me in my Spanish class the past few months, and she has helped a great deal! Ina is able to explain concepts extremely well and is always happy to reexplain … More anything I don't understand. I would highly recommend having Ina as your tutor!
  • Avatar Erin Verdugo ★★★★★ a year ago
    Ina is AMAZING! She has been teaching my husband and me Spanish via weekly private zooms and we've LOVED it and learned so much! I took Spanish back in high school, but in a matter of months with Ina I've already surpassed my … More high school knowledge and am more confident in speaking / writing / comprehending Spanish. Couldn't recommend Ina enough!
  • Avatar Rebecca Farmer ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I've been learning Spanish with Ina since January 2020. She helped me prepare for a trip to Guatemala where I would be spending time with folks who didn't speak any English by giving me conversational questions and responses. … More I came back for more structured learning because Ina is a true professional but still lots of fun. If you're lucky, you will get to meet her cute teaching prop Bruno! Ina's able to evaluate her students' levels and tailor their lessons accordingly.
  • Avatar inder kaur ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    My daughter has been taking lessons with Ina for some time now and I have seen her improve so much. She was able to grasp the concepts so clearly and was speaking Spanish in an effective manner as well. In school, she used to struggle, … More but after having various sessions with Ina, she was able to learn so much so quickly. Ina's wonderful teaching methods and dedication have truly worked miracles and we are so thankful for her. I would highly recommend Ina to anyone who is looking to educate themselves in Spanish. Her tutoring is truly a 5/5!
  • Avatar Sarah Percy ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Ina is the best Spanish tutor I have ever had! I have been taking lessons with her for about 9 months and I have made immense progress in my Spanish. I took Spanish lessons in the past, and the information never seemed to stick, however … More after working with her my friends and family have even noticed how much I've improved/continue to improve. She provides a great mix of learning grammar/written Spanish and practicing talking in Spanish. She is patient and kind, and always willing to repeat her questions until you understand. I am so grateful to be learning from her!
  • Avatar Mateo Marchis ★★★★★ a year ago
    Great Spanish tutoring! She got me ready for my school year and ahead of my class during this troubling pandemic! Many thanks!
  • Avatar Lori Burrey ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I enjoy working with Ina. She has been working with me since January 2020. She is very patient and continues to encourage me and pushes me to get out of my comfort zone. During the pandemic she was able to continue our sessions via Zoom. … More I enjoy my weekly one on one sessions and look forward to many more!!
  • Avatar Brooklynn O’hara ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I’ve been trying to learn Spanish on my own but it’s very difficult and having a teacher help you through tall of it is amazing! I’ve been looking for a good place to learn Spanish and I’ve found one! I’ve really learned and have … More grown so much more in Spanish with these lessons, It’s worth it.
  • Avatar Christine Aceves ★★★★★ a year ago
    Ina is absolutely wonderful! I simply can not think of a single time where I’ve been disappointed with her teaching quality and approach. She also happens to be a very warm and wonderful exceptional person.
    Ina is very clear in her teaching
    … More and incredibly patient. She is very willing to review grammar as frequently as I need to. I was raised with a grandparent and a parent who spoke Spanish to each other but discouraged the kids from speaking Spanish. This caused some very bad habits on my part and some shame that impacted my readiness to learn Spanish.
    However, I made a commitment when I turned sixty to finally learn Spanish! I fund Ina on the internet about a year ago and am SO happy I did. I am extremely pleased with my progress and have Ina to thank.
    If you are looking for a concise and patient teacher, AND someone who makes you laugh, call Ina. You will not be disappointed!!
  • Avatar Erin Martin ★★★★★ a year ago
    Ina is AMAZING! She has been teaching my husband and me Spanish via weekly private zooms and we've LOVED it and learned so much! I took Spanish back in high school, but in a matter of months with Ina I've already surpassed my … More high school knowledge and am more confident in speaking / writing / comprehending Spanish. Couldn't recommend Ina enough!
  • Avatar Lori Drew ★★★★★ a year ago
    When Covid started in March 2020 I had a lot of time on my hands so I decided to dust off the cobwebs from my high school Spanish brain cells, buy a workbook and start studying Spanish on my own. I was fairly consistent with this for a … More year, using workbooks and the internet. I felt that my progress was going slower than expected, and I realized I actually needed to SPEAK Spanish in order to progress faster. I searched online for a teacher for one on one online instruction and found Ina. This has been the greatest decision. Ina determined my level of Spanish and we began lessons from there. Every minute of the lesson is beneficial. We speak back and forth in Spanish and she gently corrects me when necessary. We also use the workbook she requires so there is always homework to go over. She is always on time and there is no time wasted during the lesson. Ina is also very nice and easy to work with. She was my first ever Zoom meeting! I highly recommend her if you want to begin learning Spanish or take your current knowledge to the next level.
  • Avatar spencer carbajal ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Ina is a fantastic teacher who knows her stuff. I have been taking classes with her for over a year now and with her help my Spanish has really improved. She is very flexible with her time. If you are dedicated she can absolutely help you … More too.

Yelp Reviews

Learn Spanish With Ina
Based on 28 Reviews
Allan D.
Allan D.
2018-02-06 14:49:49
Ina is an excellent Spanish tutor and knowledgeable resource for for students of all levels. You'll learn critical practical skills (verb conjugation,...
Brooke M.
Brooke M.
2018-01-04 17:55:19
Ina has been a great addition to my journey of learning Spanish. She is personable and cares about each student. Immediately you will feel welcome in her...
Audrey B.
Audrey B.
2017-09-05 03:24:57
I highly recommend Ina! I am a registered nurse and have been very interested in learning Spanish so I can better interact with my patients. My only...
Fay A. V.
Fay A. V.
2017-03-07 09:37:27
I have been a student with Christina for 8 months so far. She took me from knowing very little Spanish to speaking Spanish comfortably at my work in the...