Learning a language face-to-face with a tutor can be a fantastic experience. But if you're unable to find an affordable private Spanish tutor in Santa Barbara, you may want to consider learning online. To learn with a Spanish tutor near you in Santa Barbara, you'll have to either travel to the tutor's home, or pay more to cover their travel time; the average cost of receiving private Spanish lessons in Santa Barbara is over $20 per hour. Not only does learning online save travel costs, but you gain access to the best tutors from all over the world.
Whilst students sometimes prefer learning in person, the vast majority of students report being pleasantly surprised by the experience of learning with a tutor online. On LanguaTalk, lessons are taught 1-on-1 so that you receive your tutor’s full attention and can progress quickly. Lessons are taught via video call, allowing you to communicate with your tutor and share learning materials. You'll feel like you're in the same room with your tutor. Book a trial session and see if you agree!
Below you can watch Spanish tutor's intro videos, check their availability and read reviews from their students. When you open a profile, you'll also see which learning needs, ages and levels the tutor is comfortable with.
New to LanguaTalk? When you create an account, you'll be given a token for a free, 30-minute trial session. Use this to get to know your chosen tutor and to decide whether you wish to take lessons with them or to instead try to find a Spanish tutor in Santa Barbara. (Please note: not all tutors offer a trial session for free - some charge 30% of their standard full lesson price.)
Hi, my name is Dulce.
I am a Spanish tutor with more than 5 years of experience in adult learning. I have taught Spanish in private settings and currently working as a Spanish instructor.
I have been through the challenging experience of learning a foreign language, so I know that learning a language takes time and a lot of practice.
Over the past years, I have had the privilege of helping many students speak Spanish fluently. For business/career, travel/ tourism, and many other purposes. So I’m confident I can help you too!
To make the learning process easier and more engaging, I bring my lessons to your points of interest, passions, and hobbies, so the lesson is all about you.
There is nothing to fear. I use demonstrations (gestures, images, audio, and videos) to support comprehension and understanding. To consolidate the learning, I provide a friendly and safe environment that strengthens your learning process. We will use the TPRS method (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) throughout the process. Role play, simulations, and fun activities among other resources will help you practice Spanish in real-life situations.
If this resonates with you, book your lesson, and let's start building your Spanish. See you very soon!See Reviews From Students
¡Hola,soy Marlene! 😃I live in Puebla City, one of the main cities in Mexico. I studied architecture and music. As a Spanish tutor, I have taught over three years to people from all over the world.
Have you ever had or overheard a conversation where you couldn't understand anything because it's not what you've learned in books? Don't worry, in our classes we will learn how we really speak in everyday situations 😉.
I consider myself a very patient and dynamic person, so the classes with you will be personalized according to your needs and interests. I will help you with grammar, pronunciation, Mexican slang, or just have a very pleasant conversation. Conversation is the most important activity when learning a language; that's why from the very first class, we will be speaking Spanish.
I will very happy to meet you!😀See Reviews From Students
Experienced Spanish teacher with a certified degree from Oxford House to teach Spanish as a foreign language. My passion for languages and teaching has led me to dedicate myself to giving Spanish classes since 2019, especially on online platforms.
My pedagogical approach is based on interaction and active student participation. I believe in a friendly and positive learning environment, where my students feel comfortable to practice and express themselves without fear of making mistakes. I consider mistakes as learning opportunities and use them as a starting point to improve and strengthen my students' language skills.See Reviews From Students
Hello, I'm Ivett from Mexico, I love teaching Spanish to children, I am patient, friendly and polite. As a language learner I also know how is student's journey when they are learning a language. Learning don't need to be boring is should be dynamic and interactive. That's the reason always I investigate new methods and resources to teach children in a fun way and being updated.
I have been teaching children, teenagers and adults for more than 4 years. I have experience teaching children and teenagers from 7 to 16. I always like being updated with new tools to improve my teaching skills. I am currently studying a Diploma in Neuroeducation to apply all knowledge into my lessons with children. I also have a Certification to teach Spanish as a foreign language, I have a Diploma to teach children online and absolute beginners.
My Spanish lessons are focus on conversational approach in order your child be able to start speak spanish in a natural way. I use different resources to make our lessons engaging like Rockalingua, Spanish for kids, Twinkl, Wordwall, Kahoot and others and also digital books focused on meaningful learning such as: Colega, Lola & Leo, Submarino, Reporteros internacionales.
Optional - Once a week I can send a worksheet with topics we learned during the lesson in order children can practice what they have learned.
📆Book a trial lesson today and let's discuss about your child goals in his/her future Spanish lessons. I look forward to meeting you soon!See Reviews From Students
¡Hola amigos! 👋
🇪🇸 My name is Andrea and I am a Spanish teacher from Barcelona!
I help kids, teens and adults learn Spanish in a fun and easy way!
Me as a teacher 👩🏻🏫:
I use a communicative approach to teaching and my lessons focus on improving communication and speaking skills. 🗣
I use different methodologies depending on the student's age and goals. I always adapt my lessons and I make them active and fun to ease the learning process. 👌
🔸 With kids and teens I use adapted text books and follow a curriculum.
🔸 With adults, we can work on conversational Spanish or grammar structures.
My lessons and my method:
👩🏻🏫 Functional learning method
📚 Adapted Spanish learning textbooks
📝 Learning materials with no extra cost
🎧 Images, videos and songs
🎭 Role playing and interactive games
🔺 IMPORTANT 🔺
🔸 A lesson can only be canceled or rescheduled 24 hours before the lesson start time.
🔸 If you have any question, please contact me. 📧 See you in class! 🇪🇸
➡️ New students are WELCOME! 👋
Hi! I am Victor. I offer conversational classes. One of the best ways to improve in a language is by talking. The most important thing is to be able to live Spanish as a part of your daily life. Every little detail since you wake up until you go to bed. And always immersed in things you like. So, we can talk about movies, books, history, traveling, food, sports, or any topic that is part of your life.
We can use videos, podcast, articles, music, books, newspapers, phases to start a conversation. We have endless topics. And I can help you with all mistakes you may have. If it is needed we can review grammar accordingly with your common mistakes. But do not forget that make mistakes is one of the best ways to improve. It is important for me that you feel in a safe space.
También podemos tener clases de conversación más casuales. Podemos hablar de un tema y te puedo mostrar algo de gramática de acuerdo a tus errores más comunes. La practica de conversación es lo que más ayuda para que puedas mejorar tu español.
I always adjust to your level.
*For me the best option is zoom.See Reviews From Students
Born, raised and based in Mexico City.
I've got more than 5 years of experience in language schools and online. I'm passionate about learning languages and culture through them.
I have studies in Hispanic literature and linguistics at UNAM. So, we can talk about many topics related to Latin America literature and culture or I can offer lessons with a linguistic approach: phonetics, grammar, lexicon, etc.
Thanks to this amazing profession as a Spanish teacher, I've had the chance of meeting students from different countries and backgrounds.
I'd love to help you improve your Spanish and teach you through culture, music and games.
What could you expect from my lessons?
° Conversation and pronunciation lessons.
° Grammar and reading.
° Spanish for travelling.
° Spanish for bussines.
° Get to know about culture and music from Mexico and Latin American countries.
° Didactic material included (worksheet, books, videos, games, pictures).
Our vocal apparatus is one more muscle that we have to exercise for better results. In our pronunciation lessons we are going to make each part of your mouth working out. This way, you will sound more natural when speaking not only Spanish but other languages you intend to learn in the future. There's no matter if you are interested in a particular accent, I can help you anyways!
These are some items you can expect in your lessons:
° Shadowing practice.
° Articulatory phonetics exercises.
° Tongue twisters.
° Dictation of words.
° Reading short texts aloud.
So, when do we start? I'm waiting for you!See Reviews From Students
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I offer conversation practice and structured courses, from absolute beginner to C1, grammar drills and homework if you wish. Wide experience with adults and senior students. I will provide you with notes and examples from our lessons, during the lesson in Google Docs, or after the lesson, via e-mail. You don't need to decide in advance if you prefer Latin American Spanish or European Spanish, I can teach you the main differences and help you decide.
In our first lesson or trial we will figure out how your learning plan will be, depending on your individual needs, learning style and goals. If it's your first online lesson, there's no need to stress, I'm very understanding and patient.
Oh and to tell you a little about me...I love animals, languages, reading and traveling.See Reviews From Students
Hello, how are you? My name is Alejandro Ponce de Leon, I'm 26 years old, and I'm from Lima, Peru. My interests lie in history, geography, philosophy, psychology, and literature. I also enjoy swimming, going to the cinema, and reading fiction books. I am a tutor with over two years of experience in teaching Spanish online. I am currently pursuing a master's degree to obtain my teaching certification. I like to conduct my classes in a relaxed manner, focusing on grammar lessons but especially on conversation. I believe that the best way to learn is through repetition and understanding the thought process behind the language. I enjoy using readings, videos, and music in my lessons. I invite you to take a class with me so that you can embark on this journey of learning Spanish.See Reviews From Students
Spanish version (English translation below) Ofrezco clases para todos los niveles adaptadas a tus necesidades, tanto si te estás preparando para un examen oficial (DELE) como si quieres mejorar tus destrezas orales y escritas. Además, tengo experiencia trabajando con diferentes edades y uso la competencia comunicativa así como actividades interactivas para ayudarte a mejorar tu español.
Soy una persona a la que le encantan los idiomas, viajar y aprender sobre culturas diferentes. Al haber conseguido un nivel avanzado así como fluidez en una segunda lengua (inglés) entiendo las dificultades que puede conllevar el aprendizaje de otro idioma. Soy una profesora responsable y trabajadora y tengo muchas ganas de ayudarte con tus objetivos lingüísticos.
I offer flexible classes for all levels adapted to your needs, whether you are preparing for an official exam (DELE) or just want to improve your oral or written skills. Furthermore, I have experience working with different ages and I use a communicative approach as well as interactive activities to help you improve your Spanish.
I am someone who is passionate about languages, traveling, and learning about different cultures. Having achieved fluency in a second language (English) I understand the difficulties in learning. I am a responsible, hard-working teacher and I am looking forward to helping you with your language goals.See Reviews From Students
LanguaTalk offers personalized 1-on-1 Spanish lessons with top-rated tutors. Here's how to get started:
1 - Find a tutor that meets your needs by reviewing their videos, reviews, pricing, and availability.
2 - Book a trial lesson. Many tutors offer a free 30-minute trial, while others offer a discounted trial price.
3 - Have personalized lessons with your chosen tutor via video call. Or try a different tutor if desired.
You don't need to provide credit card information to book a free trial session. Please only book a trial if you're seriously considering taking lessons. Tutor prices vary, and you can use the filter to find one that fits your budget. You can pay for individual lessons or purchase a package for a discount (view a tutor's pricing options on their profile).
We're confident you'll enjoy learning on LanguaTalk. Our platform is trusted by students worldwide because of our transparency. We ask students to rate each lesson, and we display these ratings on tutor profiles.
99.8% of lesson ratings are 5 stars. This is because we only accept the top 10% of tutor applications, unlike other platforms.
To access our full list of FAQs or get assistance from our friendly team, click the '?' in the corner of the screen. You can also watch students sharing their experiences learning on LanguaTalk below.
One of the benefits of online lessons is that you can learn anytime, anywhere. When you choose a tutor, simply check their calendar to ensure that they have times that fit your schedule. Some tutors may have limited availability due to high demand.
Most students take 55-minute lessons. However, some tutors also offer the option of 30-minute lessons. If this option is available, it will be noted on the tutor's profile (below their pricing and above the 'Buy Lessons' button).
In general, 55-minute lessons are recommended for most students. 30-minute lessons may be suitable if you're taking lessons for your child or if you have an intermediate level and only want conversation practice.
Lessons are taught one-on-one to ensure that you receive customized instruction. During the lessons, your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods and resources, including language exercises, conversation practice, and cultural notes, to help you reach your learning objectives.
All lessons take place via video call. Your tutor will normally give you a choice of calling tools, all of which are easy to use.
If you're new to LanguaTalk, we'll provide you with a credit for a free trial session. Many, but not all, tutors offer these for free. If a tutor does not offer a free trial, the trial price will be 30 percent of their full lesson price, allowing you to still try a session at a reduced cost.
Trial sessions last 30 minutes. They allow you to determine if the tutor is a good fit for you and get a sense of what online learning is like. The tutor will assess your level and try to understand your needs and interests so that they can tailor any lessons you choose to take. You'll be encouraged to speak as much as possible in Spanish, but you can also speak in English if needed.
If, after your trial session, you don't feel that the tutor is right for you, you can book a trial with another tutor for 30 percent of their full lesson price.
Some tutors on LanguaTalk may also provide in-person lessons in Santa Barbara, but most only offer online lessons as it is more convenient and allows them to work from home. Additionally, most tutors are not located in Santa Barbara because they are living elsewhere in the world. If you book a lesson with a tutor, you should assume that the lesson will be conducted online.
If you prefer in-person lessons over online learning, LanguaTalk may not be the best fit for you. Instead, you can search for a tutor on a local service listing website or place an advertisement in your area. However, we do encourage you to try online learning – you have nothing to lose by booking a free trial session. Many students find that the online experience is just as good as in-person learning, with the added benefit of access to higher quality tutors at a lower cost.
Our research suggests that the average hourly rate for private Spanish lessons in Santa Barbara is between $25-$35. Since online tutors don't have to travel to you and often live in countries with a lower cost of living, their hourly rate tends to be significantly lower.
Some students might be unsure about learning Spanish online because they think it will be very different from in-person learning. However, many students find that the online experience is similar and they often develop strong relationships with their tutor.
Once you start a video call with your selected tutor, you'll be able to communicate with them as if you were in the same room. The tutor may also share learning resources with you (such as newspaper articles or YouTube videos) and you'll be able to collaborate in real-time using tools like Google Docs or Dropbox Paper.