Catalina Ortiz

Catalina O.

Glendora, CA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Spanish is fun. That is my approach to teaching the language and culture. My teaching experience has been centered in High School Spanish from beginners level-AP Spanish Literature (high passing rate on final exam). I have also worked with children in elementary and middle school level. In addition to college level Spanish tutoring experience, I have also worked with adults, who just wanted to brush up on conversational for travel, pleasure, or business. "Aprende, practica y logra tu objetivo"
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Catalina teaches



Catalina delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
October 2005

Loving what I do is what makes me an effective and popular Spanish Teacher/Tutor. As a Native Speaker of the target language, I had to learn English. Having had that experience, has helped me to relate to the difficulty involved in language acquisition and to become more compassionate with my students and their needs.
I have been teaching / tutoring successfully for over 15 years now. I have worked with students from elementary school - college level ( Undergrad/Grad). I have a Certificate in AP Spanish Literature, which is the highest level of High School Spanish. I have also worked with adults who wanted to increase their knowledge of the language and culture for both leisure and business reasons.
Keeping in mind the needs and goals of my students, each class is designed to cater to the individual's needs. !Buena Suerte con su aprendizaje del idioma!

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MA Spanish Literature
Jan 2003 - May 2005
Brooklyn College University
BA in Spanish & Film Production
Jan 1998 - Dec 2002
Brooklyn College University


Spanish / English
Fluent / Native Proficiency


AP Spanish Literature
Aug 2009
Goucher College University

Intensive Training of AP Spanish Literature in order to prepare students to pass the exam successfully. Earned 3 Graduate credits.

AP Spanish Language
Jul 2008
College of William & Mary

Intensive training to prepare students to pass the AP Spanish Language Exam.

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7 Reviews

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Jennifer N. Nov 9, 2017
Spanish · In home

I’m really enjoying learning Spanish and feel I’ve already improved even after just 3 lessons! Catalina is encouraging and patient. She is intuitive and goes at my pace.

Jason Apr 26, 2016
Spanish · In home

The teacher is very helpful. She uses all types of resources to help you gain knowledge of the Spanish language.

Joy Dec 13, 2015
Spanish · Online

Ms. Catalina is an excellent teacher. I was worried about taking Spanish online, and she made me feel comfortable from the first day. She is very patient, and her tutoring helped me to gain more confidence in my ability to understand and speak Spanish.

Chaka Dec 11, 2015
Spanish · Online

Ms. Catalina is an excellent Spanish teacher, she was very helpful in tutoring me in Spanish. because of her I am able to understand a great deal of Spanish.
I would recommend her to any one who want to learn Spanish.

John Dec 9, 2015

I strongly recommend Catalina as a knowledgeable tutor She worked with my son, who was struggling with his Spanish Class. After working one on one with her, he was able to build up his confidence and started to excel in the subject. Even with his short attention span, her engaging and fun lessons kept him interested in going above and beyond. We're currently looking into sending him abroad to further his knowledge of the language and culture. At this point she's helping with his conversational skills.

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Tahirah Dec 8, 2015
Spanish · Online

Awesome tutor! Got right down to business, she's very thorough and energetic. With Spanish being her native tongue you get a lot more out of each session.

Andrea Dec 7, 2015

Need a competent, articulate, experienced, and knowledgable tutor to make learning Spanish easy? I've got the perfect candidate to fill all your needs. Catalina Ortiz has made my learning the language so much easier. I'm sure you will agree after a few sessions with her.

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