Meet Your Tutor

Alison is from the Chicago area, but is currently living in Madrid, Spain. She holds an M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College and two degrees from Eastern Illinois University: a B.A. in Spanish, French Minor and a B.A. in Music, Jazz Studies Minor. Currently, she is pursing a Master's in Bilingual and Multicultural Education from the Universidad de Alcalá in Madrid, Spain.

In 2018, Alison lived in Argentina as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, where she taught English at a teacher training college. She has experience teaching in a variety of contexts, including in-person college-level English and Spanish, in-person English exam prep, online English exam prep, and online Spanish conversation. Above all, she believes that the best way she can support

her students is by helping them build confidence in their

language abilities.


Alison speaks 4 languages, has lived in 3 countries, has 2 degrees in foreign language, and a passion for sharing her love of

language and culture.


Alison is a very patient, flexible, and knowledgeable instructor who takes time to know the student as a person. She creates instructional content and learning goals that center around the student's self-identified purposes, and makes learning the language enjoyable, intriguing, and exciting!


Having Alison as a teacher was so beneficial for me. She made learning new things fun for me and she incorporated her personal experiences in the lessons. She is an amazing Spanish tutor and has helped me get to where I am today.