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About the provider
 

Hortensia (Tensi) Torres-Comas is a certified interpreter and translator with over four decades of language service experience. 

 
Tensi is one of the original founders and the current Director of BiLingual Services International, and the provider and main instructor of American Pie Seminars, a continuing year-round education program for court and medical interpreters, as well as Terp Prep a newly launched skills building program for student interpreters.   
 
Tensi is certified as an interpreter by the Los Angeles Superior Court, the State of California, and the U.S. Courts, and as a translator by the Los Angeles Superior Court and the American Translators Association (En>Sp), and is further accredited as a linguist by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and holds an Advanced High Proficiency Certification from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
 
Tensi has also been actively involved in interpreter training, test development, and exam rating nationwide for over three decades and is a lead state and federal examiner.
 
American Pie Seminars was founded in 1998 at the request and encouragement of colleagues.  A former high school and ESL teacher, Tensi took her teaching experience and put it to work in developing truly colleague-worthy seminars that aim to instruct, engage, and yes… entertain!  Tensi’s classes, popular with newly minted and veteran colleagues alike, are a testimonial to her knowledge and experience…
all manifested by her mantra: Who said learning couldn’t be fun?
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