Carina Rubaja

Carina R.

Jersey City, NJ
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Carina delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I love teaching all ages and levels because I enjoy seeing students learn and achieve personal, social or professional goals. Everybody can learn if I respect the student's needs, pace and learning style, and if I tap into his/ her interests and strengths. A comprehensive approach that includes speaking, reading, writing and listening is necessary, however I focus primarily on communication . I provide knowledge, fun, creativity and flexibility to guarantee a successful pleasant experience for all students.
I am a native from Argentina. I moved to the US in 1996, therefore I can relate to the feelings involved in learning a foreign language. I live a bilingual life raising my daughter who is 14 and my son who is 6 years old . I travel to Argentina once or twice a year. I teach conversational Spanish, SAT subject test in Spanish, CLEP Spanish, AP Spanish language.

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Meetup organizer
Aug 2011 - Present
Carina R.

Social events aimed to develop Spanish language skills

Spanish tutor
Nov 1991 - Present
Carina R.

Spanish instructor
Mar 1997 - Jun 2000
Renert institute, NYC

Drama teacher
Mar 1993 - Dec 1996
Learning school

Taught drama to develop English language skills

English tutor
Apr 1985 - Dec 1996
Carina R.


Masters in Education
Sep 1991 - Jul 1993
Lesley College, Mass
BA (Creative Dance)
Mar 1985 - Dec 1988
Centro de Educacion Corporal, Buenos Aires


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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11 Reviews

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Gina V. Apr 12, 2019
Spanish · In studio

A very nice introductory to learning Spanish.

Jake S. Jan 6, 2019
Spanish · Online

My 13 yo son’s first lesson and he learned super useful tips. He really liked the lesson and he was skeptical about it!

Johnny Dec 4, 2018
Spanish · In studio

Today was a great first session! I already learned so much and the lesson was fun.

Madison D. Jul 21, 2018
Spanish · Online

Excellent instructor. Keeps the student engaged.

Jaime C. Nov 27, 2015
Spanish · Online

Me gustan mis lecciones con Carina. Carina es una maestra muy buena.

Michelle Sep 1, 2015
Spanish · Online

My son and I have both had the pleasure of taking Spanish tutoring with Carina, and it was an excellent experience. She is patient, explains things very well and is very passionate about the language and culture.

Doing classes via Skype was simple and easy. I highly recommend Carina's services.

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Tara Aug 26, 2015
Spanish · Online

Carina is a patient, thorough teacher who often goes above and beyond to answer my questions. She teaches me cultural differences as well between Spanish speaking countries. I have recommended her to friends. I also enjoy her Spanish Pots!

Lisa Sanzen Aug 24, 2015
Spanish · In home

Carina is a wonderful Spanish teacher to my 7 and 10 year old children. She tailors the lessons to their personalities so that they are truly engaged. She makes Spanish fun to learn but is also firm in her approach. Both my children have learned so much. She is a treasure of a teacher!

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Sue Aug 18, 2015
Spanish · In home

I have taken Spanish lessons, both in my home and online, with Carina for 4 years and have learned a lot. She is a great teacher who allows you to learn at your own pace yet encourages you to reach further and learn more. I highly recommend her if you want to learn Spanish.

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Risa Aug 17, 2015
Spanish · In home

Carina is a lovely person and an excellent teacher. She teaches two small classes of kids at my home weekly and we have been impressed with her abilities. She is professional and always comes prepared. Carina gives the kids interesting and relevant homework assignments that they enjoy doing (Yes, you read that right!) I feel both of my children have improved their Spanish ability since Carina began working with them. I recommend her highly!

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Nancy Aug 17, 2015
Spanish · In home

Carina is an excellent teacher - patient and tailors the lessons to my experience and knowledge of French and Latin so we are building on what I already know.

She has also helped me find good material to use at home in-between lessons.

I would recommend her highly.

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