El Segundo Spanish Tutor

April 14th, 2016

¿Que onda, guey? Basked in the warm golden sunlight of Alta California lies Study Hut, El Segundo. If you are seeking a professional El Segundo Spanish tutor, look no further. Study Hut offers one-on-one Spanish tutoring to break down and simplify the complex concepts that students will encounter as they take on their Spanish course, be it introductory or AP (advanced placement).

El Segundo Spanish Tutor

Learning a foreign language can seem a formidable task, but it is indeed a conquerable undertaking, and the route is without a doubt smoother with the assistance of a professional tutor. Study Hut will provide a highly qualified El Segundo Spanish tutor to assist students in their grasping of concepts such as: vocabulary, verb conjugation, the subjunctive mood, and comprehension. Additionally, we are able to assist students with engaged speaking and listening practice, translating their efforts and studies into real-life application.

Becoming proficient in a new language requires time, effort, practice, and, perhaps most importantly, engaged exposure. Having the resource of a personal Spanish-speaking tutor allows students to enhance their understanding of Spanish, and achieve a higher level of success in the classroom.

El Segundo Spanish Tutor

Thinking ahead, students who complete the AP Spanish course and test during their high school career will enter college ahead of the pack and with less of a burden of completing foreign language units. In addition to this, students who are confident in Spanish will be more open and apt to seeking out opportunities to study abroad while in college.

Whether your student is striving to hit that 5 on the AP test, or pushing for an “A” in an introductory class, Study Hut in El Segundo is ready to provide the tutoring that you need.

An Hour in the Life of a Manhattan Beach Spanish Tutor

March 8th, 2016

First Steps

During the first session it is important to establish the areas in which the student needs help the most as well as to reassure them that Spanish is not impossible and is something that can be attained through practice. In this first session, it’s important to discern the student’s learning style and objectives. It is equally as important to express our enthusiasm for Spanish. Each Manhattan Beach Spanish Tutor has not only excelled in the subject, but has found an appreciation for the language that we hope to communicate to our students.

Specific Targets

The next step is to ask questions about the curriculum, what they are learning at the moment, and which concepts they struggle with the most if they indeed have problems. Your Manhattan Beach Spanish Tutor is not here to teach the student what we think is important. While we can mix this into the lessons, the key is to help the student excel in their class. So teaching in line with their current teacher’s lessons, but approaching it in a new way, is essential. If they tell me specific lessons in grammar that they do not understand I will go over the lesson and explain it in my own way, in simpler terms, so that the student can understand.

Benefit of the One-on-One Model

I then will give them several examples relating to what we are discussing so that they can fully understand how a certain verbs are conjugated, how certain tenses work, and whatever rules in grammar they have trouble coming to terms with. If they continue struggle grasping the lesson, I will continue to go over the given tense or whatever concept we are looking at until they fully understand it. Then I will give them sample questions relating to the lesson for them to conjugate or answer appropriately. Your Manhattan Beach Spanish Tutor will stay on the concept until he or she is confident that the student fully understands it. With our attention solely focused on the one student, we can ensure that their needs are met.

Beyond the Hour

Afterward, I’ll give the student online resources so that they can review the lesson at home as well as test what they learned through quizzes my resources provide them. These resources contain explanations and examples so that they can continue their lessons daily so that when they see me again, they will have a better understanding and can move on to more complex ideas. Manhattan Beach Spanish Tutors are here to make sure that our students are better prepared to tackle new material. We provide skills and tools to make our students stronger, more independent students.


We are here to help! Call 310-546-2408 or email us at Kristen@studyhut.com to meet one of our excellent Manhattan Beach Spanish tutors!

Newport Beach Spanish Tutor

February 28th, 2016

Need a good Newport Beach Spanish Tutor?

Spanish class can be tough and overwhelming for many students.  Between vocabulary, grammar, writing, speaking, and listening there is a lot to learn in a short amount of time.  Study Hut Newport Beach is here to help!  We offer experienced tutors who are knowledgeable in all of these areas and know what to exactly what to expect.

Why Study Hut?

Our Spanish tutors here at Study Hut Newport Beach are trained to target a student’s strengths and weaknesses and provide personalized help.  Our tutors can provide extra support and insight with learning and study strategies specifically geared toward the student’s subject and learning style. We are experienced in breaking down complex content into simple building blocks needed for learning a language.  We provide one on one tutoring so that that our staff can cater to your student’s individual needs.  We offer Spanish tutoring from Spanish 1 all the way to AP Spanish.  We have Newport Beach Spanish tutors who know the curriculum and know how to help students meet their goals.

How many sessions do you recommend?

We see the most success with our Newport Beach students who come in on a weekly basis.  While a review session before the big test can help, we see more success with students who are consistently working with a tutor each week.  Spanish can be tricky, and like any language, practice makes progress.  The more time a student can get with a tutor on a regular basis, the more likely they will reach their desired goals.    Consistency is KEY when it comes to Spanish tutoring.

How do I get started?

Give us a call or send us an email!  We will pair you up with a tutor that fits your student’s needs.  We have a fantastic staff of tutors who are ready to help!

Do Not be Fooled by Manhattan Beach Middle School students

January 4th, 2012

Dont let these Manhattan Beach middle school students fool you. Please stay active with them and keep them engaged.

Go through his “edline” acct with him and talk to him about each of his grades. He could use practice quizzes and he can make them himself.

He needs to focus on his daily planner too, as do ALL of our middle schoolers, and even most of our high schoolers, and have all his tests written on the day they will be given, and have a detailed study plan written out for the days leading up to his test(s).

The study tasks should say, “Make 20 flashcards for spanish verbs” and that would be on Monday for example, even if his test isnt until friday. The next day should read, “review flashcards for 2 [20min] chunks”…. you can make him difficult practice quizzes where you will be able to see if he is not only comprehending the material, but retaining it.

You’re def going to want to make mini quizzes (they can be as small as 3-5 questions based on the material he just covered). If no practice quiz is given, there is no real way to ensure comprehension.

He can work on HW, but that shouldnt be his number 1 or even number 2 priority, unless the difficulty of the assignment is a pressing concern. He needs some management help, and probably a little conceptual help, you can evaluate the needs of all this at the beginning with an interview process. You will be able to gauge and feel more comfortable after working with him a second time…that kind of thing builds as you get to know your student.

Learning Spanish is Critical

September 22nd, 2011

Currently in the U.S. 35.5 million people’s first language in the home is Spanish, and the number is increasing daily. This is why it’s very important to know the language these days. What better place to start learning than in high school? In high school we are forced to learn a language, which of course comes with benefit to us, if we pick the one that will be used most often. What is the probability of speaking Japanese or French on a daily basis in the U.S., if your family is not from either of these places? Probably slim to none. The chances for using Spanish on a daily basis are more probable, as more people are bringing it out of the house and speaking it in the workplace. Also, the more enmeshed our cultures become with Hispanic culture, the greater the need for our increased knowledge and awareness of the Spanish language.

As teachers and tutors, we have a responsibility to the youth of America to instill a language, and the positive points of knowing Spanish as a second language. Whether it’s from the basic greetings of “hola, me llamo . . .” (Hello, my name is…), to the complex of being able to say what you did last night, any little bit may prove to be useful. Here at Study Hut we strive to enforce the learning of a new language in terms and ways that are easier to understand. We employ the use of flash cards, and some of us even go as far as to role-play and use different voices. We like to make it fun, because that’s what learning a new language should be! Adios!

Planning Makes for Better Scores

May 13th, 2010

At The Hut, we know that all students learn differently and come to tutoring with unique expectations. For those high achieving high school students who are immersed in Advanced Placement courses, SAT practice, and extracurricular activities, time management is key.

Junior and senior year of high school are the most academically demanding years of the four. This is the time when students are mastering those tough classes (AP Euro, Bio, US, Chem, Spanish…) and special skills (soccer, music, community service…) that will make them competitive at the university of their choice. With little sleep and less free time during the day, what these teens need is a schedule.

Mira Costa junior Danny came to The Study Hut in need of a little planning. With a full schedule of electives and extracurriculars, Danny had no trouble learning the material; he just needed to find the time to do it. During tutoring sessions, Danny and I spent time organizing his schedule for the week – ensuring that he would have time to do the activities he loves as well as the focused studying that he needs to ace information-dense AP Biology. With a realistic amount of time blocked out every day for biology review, and the creation of specific goals for the completion of assignments, Danny’s test scores immediately improved. With the continued use of these organization techniques, as well as weekly concept review at The Study Hut, Danny’s grades are steadily improving. By the time of the AP Biology exam, he had drastically improved his grade in the class and his ability to retain large amounts of information.

One hour of one-on-one tutoring for high school students is not only an excellent way to clarify difficult concepts, it is also a way to keep busy students on track all week long. Short-term study techniques will prepare a student for an upcoming test, but organization and planning skills with a long-term focus are the key to improving a student’s ability to learn information, retain information, and succeed in the analytic-based learning that is in their future. The commitment to a regular schedule allows students to anticipate assignments and plan their schedules accordingly. This reduces stress, which in turn makes test-taking less of an ordeal. Less panic means better decisions and higher scores. Period.

If a student can stick to a study plan and stop relying on last-minute cramming, they are guaranteed to see positive results. And a little more sleep never hurts either…

Spanish tutoring for middle school students

June 3rd, 2009

Many students come to Study Hut because they are struggling with Spanish. They struggle with the verbs since they forget how to conjugate all the verbs they have been learning throughout the year, and they also forget their vocabulary.
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Redondo Union High School Spanish Tutoring: Finals time

April 16th, 2009

Spring is in the air in the South Bay, and finals are right around the corner at Redondo Union High School. As tutors, we know that one of the subjects that requires the most practice and review is Spanish, especially around finals season! With our one-on-one sessions, we not only help students understand supplementary vocabulary, but we also help students get a better handle on how to properly execute correct grammar. With the year coming to a close, the newest material is often the hardest to understand in the least time to understand it. Read the rest of this entry »


November 17th, 2008

Manhattan Beach kids have all kinds of commitments-chances are your son or daughter’s on a sports team, taking music lessons, or staying on campus for Madrigals or Model UN. More and more busy students find that a weekly appointment or two at the Study Hut keeps school on the agenda. That’s because Hut tutors are committed to your son or daughter’s academic success.

Our energetic young staff comprises recent college graduates who grew up in the South Bay and attended Grand View Elementary, Meadows Elementary, Pacific Elementary, Pennekamp Elementary, Robinson Elementary, Circle of Love, Manhattan Academy, Del Sol, American Martyrs, Rolling Hills Preparatory, Manhattan Beach Middle School, Chadwick, and Mira Costa. Not only can our tutors explain trig functions, but we know what you mean when you say Mr. Rucker’s the hardest teacher at MBMS-and we know just how to prepare your daughter for his multiple choice. Read the rest of this entry »

Where’s the Cure for Senioritis?

May 21st, 2008

It’s hard to stay motivated at the end of the year. This, we know. It’s unfortunate that crunch time arrives just as we can see summer time around the corner. This is especially true for those seniors out there! Ok, it doesn’t matter if you’re a senior; senioritis may be effecting you as well. It seems as if there is so much to remember and very little time to remember it. For some of you, it may feel as if your classes are caving in on you; subjects that were always difficult are now busting your butt! It can be really overwhelming. Read the rest of this entry »