Justin Schiffer

Justin S.

San Diego, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Credentialed high school Spanish teacher in CA with a masters in education, so I am very familiar with how students learn and adapting to learning styles. I like to build vocab, then use conversation to more organically learn words!

I'm happy to adapt lessons to themes or specific grammar exercise for my students if they wish! Some native speakers may speak well and know a lot of vocab, but they struggle explaining the WHY certain grammar features are the way they are! Just like in English, you need both conversational AND formal knowledge of a language.

About Justin S.

I'm a high school Spanish teacher with a BA in Spanish and MA in education. I've lived in México and Argentina for three months in each place.
I am a fully credentialed Spanish teacher with experience teaching lower to upper levels of Spanish including a Spanish for Spanish Speakers class.
I have been tutoring for three years. If you're a little outside of my traveling radius, contact me and I may be willing go farther and/or meet you somewhere.


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8 Reviews
Shay G.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Our boys really enjoy the lessons with Justin.

Posted Aug 30, 2018
Cam G.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

My sons were both very skeptical about taking Spanish lessons during summer vacation. By the end of their lessons they were saying how quickly it went and that Justin made it fun. I couldn’t ask for more.

Posted Aug 14, 2018
Leslie mikucki
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Justin is knowledgeable and proficient. He understands my level of ability and tailored our lesson accordingly. I look forward to our next lesson n

Posted May 1, 2018
Kenan P.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Justin is great. So happy that we found him. Thank you TakeLessons

Posted Sep 26, 2016
Profile-location-home Student's Home

My daughter really enjoyed the lesson and learnt a lot

Posted Sep 14, 2016
Profile-location-online Online

Very helpful. Good at explaining things. Works within the curriculum that is most beneficial for me. Highly recommend

Posted Sep 11, 2016
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Great first session. Justin asked a lot of questions to make sure he had an understanding about what I was expecting from our sessions. Very knowledgable and can quickly grasp where I was on the learning spectrum. Looking forward to more!

Posted Jun 18, 2016
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I teach science to elementary school children. I worked with Justin on becoming conversationally fluent in spanish so that I could communicate with my student's parents. Justin was incredibly patient and had a lot of good tips for how to practice spanish on my own. He is also a grammar stickler and taught me better spanish grammar than I ever learned in school. Thanks Justin!

Posted Aug 11, 2015


Spanish Teacher
Dec 2015 - Present

San Diego Unified School District

I teach five Spanish classes/day at San Diego Met High School


Masters in Multilingual Education
Aug 2014 - May 2016

Cal State San Marcos

Spanish, Latin American Studies
Sep 2005 - Jun 2009

The Ohio State University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bilingual Authorization
May 2015

Cal State San Marcos

Recognition from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing that I am bilingual and certified to teach in a bilingual setting.
SB 2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential
May 2015

Cal State San Marcos

Spanish and Social Studies Teaching credential for teaching grades 6-12

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