Amelia Ribbens

Amelia R.

Carpinteria, CA

About Amelia R.

Amelia teaches: Females 5 to 95
Males 5 to 30
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2012
Last sign in: Within two months


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!

Photos and Videos

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


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.

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.


B.A Comparative Literature; B.A. Spanish and Portuguese

Sep 2011 - Jun 2015

Languages Spoken


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

UCLA Scholarship Recognition Award

Jun 2011

UCLA Alumni Scholarship

Jun 2011

Carpinteria High School Valedictorian

Jun 2011
Carpinteria High School


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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2 Reviews on Amelia R.

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.
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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