Justin Schiffer

Justin S.

San Diego, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a 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.
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Justin teaches



Justin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I have a bachelor of arts in Spanish with a minor in Latin American studies. I've studied abroad in México and Argentina (three months each) and know well the language variances of each. I would love to share both language and teach cross cultural competence to students of all ages. I am a trained, credentialed teacher in California and have experience differentiating lessons and activities for a wide spectrum of learners. I've taught high school classes of Spanish as well as Spanish for spanish-speakers, so my lessons can be used for students who grew up speaking spanish at home, but lack a formal education in the language. I also have a masters in multilingual education from Cal State San Marcos

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Spanish Teacher
Dec 2015 - Jun 2016
San Diego Unified School District

I taught two Spanish two classes and one Spanish one at Kearny 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

5 Reviews

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Kenan P. Sep 26, 2016
Spanish · In home

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

Natasha Sep 14, 2016
Spanish · In home

My daughter really enjoyed the lesson and learnt a lot

Anthony Sep 11, 2016
Spanish · Online

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

Angel Jun 18, 2016
Spanish · In 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!

Jamie Aug 11, 2015
Spanish · In studio

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!

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