Alani H. - Patient and Motivating Language and Writing Expert - MAs, PhDs

Alani H. - Patient and Motivating Language and Writing Expert - MAs, PhDs
$125 / hr
New York, NY
30 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online

I am an extremely motivated, compassionate, and very organized language instructor and tutor, with multiple specialized degrees, and a passion for languages, literature, and learning.

As an undergraduate at Bryn Mawr College, I triple majored in French, Spanish, and Italian. I received honors, and wrote honors theses in each major. I hold graduate degrees in all three languages as well--I have an MA in French, an MA in Italian, and an MA in Spanish.

I also hold a joint PhD from UC...
Really good tips on how to begin study and learning. Enjoyable and challenging conversation in Spanish. Good tools and resources provided. All in all a great start!
- Anonymous A. from Oakland, CA
Alani is the best tutor that my daughter has ever had. She has been awesome with regards to reviewing essays and providing suggestions for improvement (content, structure, grammar, punctuation, etc.) Not only does Alani provide very thorough and extremely helpful feedback, she responds very quickly to requests. She has also been great at providing very nice words of encouragement to my daughter. Alani is worth every dollar!
- Tenley R. from Boulder, CO
Alani is pure perfection when teaching/tutoring. In less than 10 minutes she had me understanding a concept I could not master. She is pleasant, knowledgeable, and has an exceptional way with languages and people. If you want the best she is the person to chose. I am ready for another session with her.
- Juanita B. from Hayward, CA
Alani has made such a difference. My son is taking AP Spanish 5 but has been so uncomfortable speaking conversationally and just 4 sessions with Alani has made a huge difference! We're so glad we found her and will definitely continue with the sessions. We expect that this will be a huge help going into AP exams in the spring.
- Suzanne R. from Orinda, CA
She is always so patient and helpful. Im so glad I decided to learn Spanish. It's always fun with Alani. Thank you!
- Hashima D. from Alameda, CA
She's the best! What more do you need to know? My daughter adores her. She conscientious and caring, thorough and intelligent.
- AYELET W. from Napa, CA
Alani tutored my 14 year old daughter throughout high school Spanish 3, and contributed significantly to her understanding of the material and successful completion of the course with an A and B+. Alani's combination of patience, kindness, knowledge, and tutoring style made her feel comfortable quickly. This was important because my daughter can be hard on herself, but she felt much more confident in this very difficult class with the support Alani gave her. I highly recommend Alani for Spanish tutoring, and tutoring in general, as she was so effective with our freshman daughter. Worth every minute.
- Lori T. from Albany, CA
Alina helped edit and proofread my high school daughter's English essay. She provided superb feedback in essay organization, development, word choice, audience awareness, and writing mechanics. She also wrote very detailed explanations which are super helpful for learning. She has a great sense of language and tone that greatly helped polish my daughter's essay. And at the end of her edit, Alani summarized her overall thoughts about my daughter's strengths and weaknesses, and wrote very encouraging notes to her. These notes were very motivating and provided much needed comfort to a stressed out high school student. I am very satisfied with Alani and will highly recommend her to everyone!
- Yiwei S. from Southborough, MA
Alani is the best writing tutor I ever have. She gave me a lot of helpful feedbacks on my essays. She is very patient and really nice. She helped me with my application for NYU and Purdue University.
- Xinyi H. from San Mateo, CA
Alani assisted my son with comprehensive editing on his analytical British Literature essay. Her broad knowledge base of Medieval writing made her the perfect choice for a tutor. She incorporated positive comments on sections he had done well on with pointed questions requiring deeper thought on areas in which he was weak. Once his corrections were done, he commented on how helpful her guidance was during this daunting project. His finished paper was much stronger and more cohesive. We'll definitely utilize her in the future.
- Cheryl D. from Cuero, TX
I am working on last paper with her for my Spanish literature class. I have been learning Spanish for 1.5 years, and I have never taken any literature class before. I don't know how to construct a good professional literature analysis essay. Alani taught me a lot of useful techniques and gave me a lot of professional comments to better my essay. I am glad that she assisted me, and I am willing to work with her again. Highly recommended tutor!
- Sam L. from Berkeley, CA
Alani has helped our daughter become inspired and elevated student in both Alani has been working with our junior every week on Advanced French (catching up and learning) and Honors English (analyzing, editing and discussion of key essays). Our daughter feels more confident and is definitely becoming more accomplished with work approaching college level -- her goal. As she volunteered the other day about Alani, "she is the PERFECT tutor." She is worth every minute.
- Harry O. from Moraga, CA
I have hired Alani as an English teacher for my 7 year old daughter. I am excited to watch how this learning relationship will grow. Alani was patient and caring during the lesson and attentive to my daughter's needs. I am confident that my daughter will gain the skills she needs to become a more fluid reader and more confident learner of the English language.
- Adelina E. from Berkeley, CA
Alani is doing a fantastic job tutoring my daughter in French. Alani is great with people and made her feel comfortable immediately. They were very efficient and got through a lot of material on the first session, and Alani followed up the next day with a thorough plan for how to accomplish our leaning goals. Highly recommended!
- Benjamin D. from San Leandro, CA
Alani has been a very patient and encouraging tutor. Despite my discomfort she has been speaking to me solely in Italian and even though I fumble through this she is positive warm and extremely helpful
- Michael L. from Lafayette, CA
I really appreciate my experience. Alani is very good for those are struggling with English as a second language like me. She gave me a lot of skills to improve my writings. She helped to clarify the most confusing pronunciation, punctuation, sounds, words, etc. She is just perfect.
- Cyrano Emde D. from Berkeley, CA
Alani was open to helping with last minute test preparation, as well as developing a longer term plan for helping our daughter with her Spanish skills. Very positive and caring tutor.
- Beth D. from Berkeley, CA
I originally contacted Alani for assistance with editing of academic writing. While I was counting on comments on proofreading and basic editing, what I did not imagine was that she would also be such a wonderful resource for commenting on the style, research and structure of the writing. She is as well read as they come and was familiar with the authors that I was working on in both Italian and French and made invaluable comments that greatly improved the quality of my writing. Because of such a positive experience working with Alani on the editing of my documents, we also used the session to talk about translation methods and theory which is important to my work. What I discovered is Alani's superior language skills in Italian, Spanish, French , Portuguese and Hebrew. Working in Romance Languages myself, Alani would definitely be someone with whom I would work again because her linguistic abilities in these languages are without a doubt helpful for the elementary, intermediate and advanced student but more importantly, in my case, she has also done extensive literary and linguistic research in these languages at and beyond a doctoral level making her a uniquely qualified tutor. Beyond Alani's qualifications she is a total professional. She was prompt with her feedback, meticulous with her work and just an overall pleasure to work with. While editing of writing and translation can be very tedious tasks, Alani made it as painless as possible and just an overall very beneficial experience. I would highly recommend Alani H. to anyone. She is uniquely qualified and has an incredible amount of experience and credentials. I will definitely seek out her services in the future.
- Katie B. from Granger, IN
I have taken Italian lessons from Alani for three years now and I always enjoy my lessons. Alani is a fabulous teacher. She is patient and encouraging and gives me good study materials. She is very knowledgeable and her love of Italian and Italian literature is inspiring. Grazie mille Alani.
- Louise C. from Oakland, CA
Alani is a very passionate teacher and always motivates me to improve my English skills. In addition, She also knows my strengths and weaknesses well and is good at preparing for lessons. In conclusion, she is the best English tutor I ever had.
- Jae Won J. from Walnut Creek, CA
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