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 2017)

Tutor's Name Email Address Notes
Tommy Antorino I’m a fourth-year Ph.D. student with plenty of experience teaching beginner, intermediate, and advanced language courses at UVA, plus years of experience tutoring at other universities. Please feel free to contact me concerning material from any level. I’m happy to help!
Nicole Bonino I am an Italian native speaker and an almost native speaker of Spanish. I am from Turin, Italy. I have taught for many years, first as a private instructor, than as a tutor at the University of Turin and now as a TA at UVA. I have a BA and an MA in Italian literature and I am now in the PhD program of Spanish. As learner and instructor of foreign languages, I can help you in developing your four skills abilities (listening, writing, speaking and reading) in a fast and efficient way at whatever level you are. I can also support your preparation if you are planning to take Spanish or Italian as you major or if you want to apply for a graduate program in Italian or Spanish language and literature.
Sara Gastón Echeverria I am a native speaker from Spain with over seven years of experience teaching Spanish at different universities in the USA, UK and Ireland. I have taught beginner to advanced levels, at all age ranges. Feel free to contact me and explain your needs. I can surely help you understand the Spanish language better and provide you with the necessary tools you need to interact in Spanish.
Esperanza Gorriz I am a native speaker from Spain. I have plenty of experience (over 10 years) teaching and tutoring beginner to advanced levels. Currently I am teaching 2020. I am here to help you clarify and understand better the topics and help you be successful in the Spanish class.
Jessica Marroquín I’m a native speaker of Spanish and English, born in the US and raised in Mexico. I am a PhD student with experience teaching beginning to advanced levels of Spanish - I have taught 1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020 at UVa. I am currently teaching Spanish 3010 (a grammar and composition course) but am also happy to have/design conversation/cultural lessons if that is what you are looking for. I have experience writing curricula using authentic materials to teach about different Latin American histories, societies, and cultures. I have more than 6 years of experience in teaching and tutoring Spanish. Feel free to contact me if you would like to meet at

Loreto Romero Martinez-Eiroa  ¡Hola! I am a PhD student from Sevilla, Spain. I have been teaching Spanish for a long time, as a private tutor, a lecturer and a T.A.; and I am currently writing my dissertation on medieval and early modern literature. As someone deeply interested in grammar as well as in literature, I could help students that are having serious problems understanding the morphological rules of the Spanish language, writing, reading, or simple studying in a foreign language. I am very much willing to work with students dealing with literature in Spanish, especially with regards to Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the 17th century. In this field, I could provide extra classes, educational and researching resources, help reading and understanding critically texts from these periods, etc.
Joseph Paola I’m a PhD student with experience teaching from beginning to advanced levels of Spanish.  I am currently teaching Spanish 2010 (intermediate) at UVa.  I have nearly five years of experience in teaching and tutoring Spanish.  Feel free to contact me if you need some extra help.
Julianna White MA graduate with experience teaching beginner through advance levels of Spanish language. At UVA, I have taught multiple sections of SPAN 2010 (Intermediate) and SPAN 2020 (Advanced), and I have nearly six years of tutoring experience.
Zaida Villanueva I am a MA graduate and native speaker from Spain with over four years of experience teaching and tutoring beginner through advance levels of Spanish language. I am currently teaching SPAN 2010 and SPAN 2020 at UVA. I am here to help you succeed with Spanish.