List of Currently Available Tutors (Spanish)

Tutoring Services

Tutoring services are provided for U.Va. students ONLY. This list of Italian and Spanish tutors is maintained by the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese as a service. The department does not provide free tutoring. Individuals on this list are contracted independent of the department and establish their own scheduling and fee rates for tutoring services.

Spanish Tutors (Fall 2023)

Tutor's Name Email Address Notes
Anja Field

I am a fourth-year Spanish major and have studied Spanish for 10+ years.  I just returned from a semester abroad in Valencia, Spain and have reached a fluent level of Spanish speaking and understanding.  Furthermore, I have teaching experience from tutoring Spanish-to-English in the past.  Having learned Spanish as a second language, I understand the struggles you may be facing and know how to explain the nuances and theories to you in ways that made sense to me and my peers, since the languages can be quite different!  I am very passionate about languages and would love to have the opportunity to help you!  As a current undergraduate student, I understand we have hectic schedules and I am very flexible with my meeting times, so please feel free to contact me and we can set up a time to meet.

David Florez-Murillo

I am a Hispanic linguist, and Spanish native speaker from Colombia with over 9 years of teaching experience at different levels. I have taught SPAN 1060, 2010, and 2020 at UVA. I will be glad to help you make sense of any language-related issue you may have. Feel free to contact me.

Esperanza Górriz

I am originally from Spain and have been teaching in the States since 2008. I love languages and cultures and am very passionate about teaching them. I have great experience one to one or in groups of different backgrounds and ages. 

Maria Jorquera Hervas

I am a native speaker from Valencia, Spain. With an overall experience teaching languages for 14 years, I came to the United States to teach Spanish at College level through the Fulbright Program. Please visit my profile to see all the courses taught at UVA. I bring enthusiasm to the learning process – I try to make learning fun, and students often describe me as a helpful, encouraging and approachable instructor.  I love working with students and making sure they understand the material fully. Ultimately, they get inspired to study abroad and practice their Spanish!

Paola Monteros-Freeman I am a native speaker of Spanish, born in Argentina.  I have a BA and a MA in Hispanic Literature, and I am a third year PhD student at UVA.  I have years of experience in teaching- I taught High School, and Intermediate Spanish at UVA (SPAN 2010 and 2020). As a language learner myself, I can relate to the different stages of learning a foreign language. :>). So, let’s give it a try. ​


Additionally, the educational resources for k-12 Spanish-speaking English Learners that the students in Professor Esther Poveda's community engagement course sequence created in the 2020 academic year are now available: