Amelia Ribbens

Amelia R.

Carpinteria, CA

Lesson Details



Amelia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5 to 95, males 5 to 30 and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2012

A passionate, patient and enthusiastic teacher, I enjoy working with students of different ages and skill levels across a variety of disciplines and promoting an overall excitement for learning. After graduating from UCLA a year ago I moved to rural Spain, where I was working as an English Language Assistant for the Spanish government in two pre-school/elementary schools for the last eight and a half months. I have tutored in a variety of contexts from tutoring elementary students in reading, writing and basic math to working with college students on academic essay writing, literary analysis, Spanish. I also have tutored high school and middle school students in Spanish and have fairly extensive experience in ESL, having given private lessons ranging from elementary English group lessons with students as young as four to helping adult students prepare for the highest levels of Cambridge English fluency exams. I have a fairly flexible schedule and am happy to answer any questions you might have!

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ESL Teacher
Jul 2016 - Jul 2016
English Language Center Junior Programs

I work as an ESL teacher for an intensive summer English immersion program held on the UCSB campus. I teach beginning communications and high intermediate grammar to students from a variety of different countries around the world, ages ranging from about ten to seventeen.

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North American Language and Cultural Assistant
Oct 2015 - May 2016
Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport

Assisted in the bilingual sections of two K-6 public schools as part of an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain to promote and enhance student mastery of English.

Responsibilities: supplemented teacher explanation of grammatical and linguistic concepts, facilitate conversation and promoted student engagement in the classroom, designed educational activities and contextualized language through cultural presentations, corrected pronunciation and conducted oral exams.

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B.A Comparative Literature; B.A. Spanish and Portuguese
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Teague-Melville Elliot Essay Prize
Jun 2015
UCLA Writing Program
Undergraduate Research Scholar 2014-2015
Jul 2014
UCLA Undergraduate Research Center
Carpinteria High School Valedictorian
Jun 2011
Carpinteria High School
UCLA Scholarship Recognition Award
Jun 2011
UCLA Alumni Scholarship
Jun 2011


Phi Beta Kappa
Jun 2015

The Phi Beta Kappa Society celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities. The Society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large.

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Photos & Videos

A sweet, spunky five year old from one of my beginner English group lessons in our little in-house classroom!

Getting a last tea with this little munchkin from one of my beginner group lessons and her sweet mama!

Saying bye to some of my favorite English students in Spain! Gave private lessons to these gems for seven months and it was such a blast!
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2 Reviews

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Coro Jun 24, 2016
English · In home

Ha sido todo un lujo tener una profesora tan cualificada impartiendo clases a mi hija en casa. Mi hija de 5 años ha aprendido, disfrutado y se ha sentido querida; la mejor manera de empezar a aprender un idioma. Una profesora excepcional.

You are an outstanding teacher and my daughter will miss you next course. Thank you for your warm classes.

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María del Carmen Murillo Jun 24, 2016
English · In home

Maravillosa profesional. Mi hija de 4 años ha disfrutado y aprendido mucho durante el año que hemos compartido. A través de diferentes juguetes ha conseguido que aprenda un rico vocabulario, muchas expresiones y buena pronunciación.

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