Carina Rubaja
Jersey City, NJ
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Carina Rubaja

Carina R.

Jersey City, NJ
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching Spanish for 24 years and my students have improved their grades , passed their Spanish tests, decided to travel to Spanish-speaking countries, become better qualified for jobs, enriched their relationships with friends and family and more! Within a few lessons you will feel empowered to communicate: speaking and understanding. Reading and writing skills, grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary will also be addressed as needed.I teach conversational Spanish, SAT subject test in Spanish, CLEP Spanish, AP Spanish language.Within a few lessons you will feel I have the age-appropriate resources, games and creative ideas to instill your love for learning Spanish and getting to know the Spanish culture.

About Carina R.

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 18 and my son who is 11 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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24 Reviews
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great teacher!!

Posted Dec 20, 2020
Jannet M.
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Carina is the best Spanish instructor my kids have had! (Straight from their mouths!) She is patient, convivial and engaging. She accommodates the lessons to meet my kids' level of understanding. We're so grateful to have found her.

Posted Oct 24, 2020
Zheng (jessica) Z.
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My ten year old son took lessons with Carina during the summer and my son really likes to work with Carina. We feel Carina are one of the nicest teacher to work with and her patience and way of teaching young kids puts my son way ahead of others.

Posted Sep 12, 2020
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My Spanish lesson is easily the highlight of my week...Thought provoking, engaging, challenging, and each lesson is strategically structured to what I need most. She does a fabulous job understanding and meeting my goals with a positive approach that would work for every level.

Posted Jul 22, 2020
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Carina is an amazing instructor. I have been so impressed with how great she is. I’m an adult learner and thought it would be hard to take a new language. She makes it so easy and fun for me to learn Spanish. She is truly skilled and I have a wonderful time learning a new language. I would highly recommend her. She is beyond outstanding.

Posted Jul 2, 2020
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Posted Jun 5, 2020
Jack W.
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Great lesson and Carina paces the dialogue very well. Highly recommend.

Posted Jun 3, 2020
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I have been studying and practicing with Carina for two years now. I first studied Spanish in high school and then in college and from time to time have taken lessons. During the process I have had several tutors but Carina is just awesome. Whatever your current level she will help and motivate you to improve rapidly. Each lesson for me has become an enjoyable learning experience. If you want to learn, you won't find anyone better to get you to the level you want to achieve.

Posted Mar 29, 2020
Shelton L.
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Very well I am very satisfied with my instructor. She is very patient and I love how she corrects me with my accents and pronouns of the words to ensure that I speak and understand the language.

Posted Mar 17, 2020
Robert S.
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Very sweet and easy to work with. Has a good way of making things make sense.

Posted Feb 27, 2020
Adam K.
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I learned a lot of language skills. She teaches methodically which is exactly how I learn best. I am happy to have found her on takelessons.

Posted Feb 26, 2020
Gina V.
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A very nice introductory to learning Spanish.

Posted Apr 12, 2019
Jake S.
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My 13 yo son’s first lesson and he learned super useful tips. He really liked the lesson and he was skeptical about it!

Posted Jan 6, 2019
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Today was a great first session! I already learned so much and the lesson was fun.

Posted Dec 4, 2018
Madison D.
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Excellent instructor. Keeps the student engaged.

Posted Jul 21, 2018
Jaime C.
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Me gustan mis lecciones con Carina. Carina es una maestra muy buena.

Posted Nov 27, 2015
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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.

Posted Sep 1, 2015
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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!

Posted Aug 26, 2015
Lisa Sanzen
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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!

Posted Aug 24, 2015
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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.

Posted Aug 18, 2015
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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!

Posted Aug 17, 2015
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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.

Posted Aug 17, 2015
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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



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