LEARN Spanish with ina

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ABOUT INA

Welcome!! (Or, as we say in Spanish, “Bienvenidos!”) 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, 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.

SOME OF THE MANY GOOD REASONS TO LEARN FROM AN ACCOMPLISHED SPANISH TUTOR

1. LEARNING SPANISH IS FUN

Think of all the things you can enjoy doing by learning to speak and understand Spanish. You can read the menus, converse with your waiters and waitresses and order meals comfortably and confidently in restaurants that specialize in Mexican and other Spanish cuisine. You can watch Spanish-speaking movies without the need for subtitles. You can read books, websites, and other materials written in Spanish. Perhaps best of all, a good Spanish tutor can help you can carry on conversations with Spanish-speaking people. 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.

2. LEARNING SPANISH CAN ENABLE YOU TO HELP OTHERS

By learning Spanish, you can help Spanish-speaking people who don’t understand English, as well as English-speaking people who don’t understand Spanish. You can communicate effectively with both, and even assist them in communicating with each other. This can be a very rewarding aspect of learning Spanish.

3. SPANISH-SPEAKING PEOPLE ARE EVERYWHERE

The United States 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.

4. LEARNING SPANISH CAN BE A NECESSITY IN BUSINESS

Because Spanish is so prevalent in the business world, learning Spanish with a great Spanish tutor enables you to better-communicate with Spanish-speaking employees and co-workers. Having the ability to speak Spanish included on your resumé can open many more doors for employment opportunities and career advancement.

5. LEARNING SPANISH CAN BE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

Studies show that knowing and using two languages can reduce your chances of developing dementia – including Alzheimer’s disease – by enhancing your mental abilities and acuity, improving your memory and critical thinking skills, stimulating your creativity, and actually making you smarter.

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8 West Creek Court, Lafayette

4.9 59 reviews

  • Avatar Erin Martin ★★★★★ a month 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 Christine Aceves ★★★★★ 4 months 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 Lori Drew ★★★★★ 4 months 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 inder kaur ★★★★★ 8 months 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 Rebecca Farmer ★★★★★ 8 months 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 Sarah Percy ★★★★★ 9 months 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 spencer carbajal ★★★★★ 8 months 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.
  • Avatar Lori Burrey ★★★★★ 8 months 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!!

Yelp Reviews

Learn Spanish With Ina
4.5
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...