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About Ivan R.

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Annandale, VA
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I completed graduate coursework in Spanish. I have studied in Spain, Mexico. I have worked in Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, and Bolivia as well as traveled to Guatemala.

About Ivan
EXPERIENCE

U.S. Army-Green Beret, Intelligence Officer, Foreign Area Officer 1997-Present
Ivan served in special operations, intelligence and foreign affairs assignments at the tactical, operational and
strategic levels in overt and clandestine roles within the most sensitive programs of the US Government. He
has served as a Green Beret commander at the detachment level in Central America and company level in
Afghanistan and Jordan training other nations militaries in joint, interagency and coalition environments. Staff
positions included time as an assistant Army attache to U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia; the deputy
officer in charge of the AFPAK Hands program on the Army Staff; as an Intelligence Community Liaison
Officer at the National Guard Bureau; and furthermore, he served as a foreign area specialist on the Jo
int Staff
advising the Deputy J2 while on the Ukraine Crisis Team at the National Military Command Center.
Operational assignments include: New York City immediately after 9/11, Afghanistan, Georgia, Honduras, El
Salvador, Monterey, The Pentagon and as recently as October 2016 in Jordan countering ISIL as the Special
Operations Command Forward-Jordan Advanced Operations Base Commander.

Entrepreneur-Startup Advisor, Investor, Attorney 2015-Present
Ivan is an advisor/investor in early stage startups in the DC TECH, Silicon Valley, New York and Chicago tech
ecosystems to which he provides legal, growth-hack and life-hack strategies. His aggressive social media
activity over the past year in tech has placed him as a leader/influencer in the social media marketing,
technology, and content marketing communities with a ~100k person following. His investment thesis for 2018
will focus on mixed reality, artificial intelligence, drones, internet of things, wearable technology & the
collaborative economy.

Defense Intelligence Agency-Intelligence Officer 2012-2017

EDUCATION

M.S. Strategic Intelligence, (All but thesis); National Intelligence University 2012

J.D. Law, Emphasis on International Law & Intellectual Property; Touro Law Center 2004

B.A. Russia and Eastern European Studies, Minor in Business; University of Northern Iowa 1999

Languages: Professional Fluency: English, Russian, Spanish

Intermediate High: Arabic

Intermediate: French

Basic: Portuguese, Ukrainian, Italian, Bulgarian, Polish, Slovenian

Professional Memberships: Military/Intel/Foreign Policy: Lifetime member of FAOA, SFA, ROA, MICA;
Member of OSS Society, DACOR, AFIO, DIAA, NMIA

Legal: New York State Bar; ABA-International, Intellectual Property, National Security Law committees

Hobbies: Spend time with wife and two boys (5 & 8 year old), traveling, reading, and participating in all types
of outdoor fitness/sports on land (mountains, woods) sea or air as often as possible.
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Ivan R.

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About Javier D.

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Riverside, CA

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Hola, cómo estás? I am a certified native teacher. I was born in Madrid, Spain (Europe), and I live in California since 2014. I love teaching, and have all my life. I know how to teach you Spanish in the best way, with funny and effective classes, with patience, and with speaking slowly and clearly. You will learn the best proper pronunciation, our customs and our expressions. You will be able to speak with expressions, accent, emphasys and more different options of the language that only can be taught by natives teachers.
We will learn by enjoying and practicing, through one to one conversation, exercises, repetitions and homework.
Should be great as well to do lessons with 2 students . It is cheaper and works really really good.

Nos vemos ! :)

Saludos, Javier

About Javier
Hola, cómo estás? I am a certified native teacher. I was born in Madrid, Spain (Europe), and I live in California since 2014.
I love teaching, and have all my life.
I have a lot of experience; I know how to teach Spanish in the best way, mexican style and any latin style as well.

With effective lessons, with patience and with speaking slowly and clearly. You will learn grammar, the best proper pronunciation, the differences of our languages, our expressions, slang, etc ... with a profesional tutor who knows exactly what is doing due to his academic preparation and experience.

You will be able to speak with great accent, emphasys, positions of the mouth ... and more options of the language that it is advasible to be taught by natives teachers.

We will learn by enjoying and practicing, through one to one conversation, exerc
ises, repetitions, movies, books, songs ...
By practicing with all these forms, you will feel success in a few classes.

Should be great as well to take lessons with 2 students or session groups. Works really good and it´s cheaper. The lessons are more fun because we can interact, so the student learn faster and better.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve excellence in your studies!

Nos vemos ! :) (See you guys)

Javier
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Ahmed September 12, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Good native tutor. Very good teaching pronunciation
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Ben September 12, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Great
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Gene September 10, 2018
· Spanish · Online
First 10 lessons. Finally, I am speaking spanish.
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Javier D.

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Riverside, CA 92507
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About Ashleigh S.

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Language learning must be personalized! What are your interests; sports, art, politics, animals, the environment? I will find out what you like and tailor lessons with music, shows, articles, games and conversation that apply to YOUR interests. More intrinsic motivation will help you learn.
I have 6 years experience teaching Spanish levels 1- Honors IV at the high school level, am a trained medical interpreter and taught English for 1 year in Granada, Spain, in addition to living in Germany.
Additionally, I have a BA in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Maryland at College Park and have studied at the graduate level at American University.

About Ashleigh
I'm a former Spanish teacher who has taught taught levels 1-IV for the last 4 years. Prior to that, I lived in Germany as a military spouse where I taught yoga. Before Germany, I taught Spanish for two years at a private boarding school in Raleigh, North Carolina. My first teaching position, however, was in Granada, Spain where I taught English at a rural school near Granada, Spain having won a fellowship after university graduation.
Although my bachelors is in Spanish Language and Literature I am studying TESOL at American University where I have completed 12 credits in language assessment, second language acquisition and linguistics. My classes are engaging and personalized. For my athlete students, I find articles and clips about their sport that we build language around. I do the same for the interests of my other students, ther
eby making their connection to the language personal and intrinsic. In our tutoring sessions, there will be music, video and games! Because I am a teacher, I can help you liaise with your student's teacher in a way that will help us understand how to help your student.
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Erica April 18, 2018
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I took Spanish lessons with Ashleigh for three years and learned so much from her! She was passionate about the subject and cared about all of her students. She taught me a lot about Spanish language and culture and I would highly recommend her to anybody looking to expand their language abilities.
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Helen April 7, 2018
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I worked with Ashleigh for several years in a high school setting. Ashleigh is a dedicated, patient, knowledgeable and professional teacher. She shares her passion for the Spanish language and cultures with her students and strives to make the concepts accessible to all. Her lessons are always structured to allow students to make the most of previous knowledge and build on it. She pushes her students to excel and truly cares about their progress.
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Irene April 5, 2018
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Ashleigh is a very encouraging and patient tutor. She has had a wide range of instructional experience—teaching introductory, intermediate and advanced Spanish students. I’ve had the privilege of working with Ashleigh at the secondary school level for four years. She is highly respected by her students and fellow instructors. I highly recommend her!
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About Juan J L.

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Newcastle, CA

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My lessons are completely customer oriented, based on what you want to accomplish, your Spanish speaking needs and your interests. Working together in that way, I will help you to learn faster and enjoy the lessons. I am a native Spanish speaker from Colombia with more than 20 years of experience as trainer all over Latin America. I know the cultural and language differences among the Spanish speaking countries. Because of my experience, I am totally oriented to satisfy my customer needs and help them to improve their skills.

About Juan J
I am a native Spanish speaker from Colombia with experience training people all over Latin America countries during the last 20 years in soft skills. I know very well the cultural and Spanish language differences among the Spanish speaking countries. The Spanish spoken in Colombia is widely recognized as one best spoken in the world, if not the best. I am passionate about helping people to excel on their jobs by helping them to improve and develop the skills the need to be better at what they do. I customize my Spanish lessons to every student based their knowledge, expectations, interests, and setting objectives, in order they can learn faster, measure their improvement and enjoy the journey.
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Juan J L.

Juan J L.

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About Erika S.

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Fort Worth, TX
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My classes are a combination of grammar and immersion. You will learn the grammar and vocabulary necessary to actively participate in a Spanish conversation at the end of the class.

About Erika
I began learning Spanish as a second language during my freshman year of high school. I went on to graduate with a bachelor of arts in Spanish and I moved to Mexico shortly after graduation. My husband is a native of Mexico City and I find that, although I now live in the USA, I often speak more Spanish than English! have experience teaching students from kindergarten to retired adults and I look forward to working with you!
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Erika S.

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About Paola R.

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My name is Paola, I am currently an assistant substitute teacher in Pinellas County, Florida. I was born and raised in Venezuela; as a result, I know how to speak Spanish perfectly.

I have previous experience tutoring and I love to teach. I am available to revise work for Spanish classes or to explain concepts from beginner to advanced. I've been working as a Spanish tutor in all levels, thus I'm experienced from teaching vocabulary to advanced conversational level. I work on grammar, vocabulary, fluency, pronunciation (phonetics) and the 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. According to your level, I will prepare the materials or choose the right book. Being a native speaker with a sense of humor helps me to make the lessons enjoyable in a natural, dynamic, positive and relaxed atmosphere.

I request a 24-hour notice for cancellations (if not you will be charged for the lesson). Let me know if you are interested, in order to discuss any concerns you may have. I look ...

About Paola
My name is Paola, I am currently an assistant substitute teacher in Pinellas County, Florida. I was born and raised in Venezuela; as a result, I know how to speak Spanish perfectly.

I have previous experience tutoring and I love to teach. I am available to revise work for Spanish classes or to explain concepts from beginner to advanced. I've been working as a Spanish tutor in all levels, thus I'm experienced from teaching vocabulary to advanced conversational level. I work on grammar, vocabulary, fluency, pronunciation (phonetics) and the 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. According to your level, I will prepare the materials or choose the right book. Being a native speaker with a sense of humor helps me to make the lessons enjoyable in a natural, dynamic, positive and relaxed atmosphere.

I request a 24-hour notice for
cancellations (if not you will be charged for the lesson). Let me know if you are interested, in order to discuss any concerns you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!
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She is an awesome teacher. I recommend 100%
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About Isabela D.

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I'm a Certified Interpreter in Spanish (along with Romanian, French, Italian, and Portuguese) by the Defense Language Institute Monterrey, California.
Since middle school I loved foreign languages which proved to be very rewarding starting with high school when traveling around the world with shooting competitions.
Visiting Spain and Andorra, and traveling countries on five continents allowed me the affinity of learning more about the culture but also develop preferences for myself. I also learned various accents available in other parts of the world where Spanish is spoken.

Learning any foreign language opens doors in life whether on personal or professional level, and I sincerely believe that anybody can learn anything disregarding their age; in fact, I have friends who late in life decided to learn foreign languages or various skills that they always wanted to learn, so, I encourage you to do the same.

About Isabela
I'm an enthusiastic learner even after 19 years of formal education (two Masters, one Bachelor) earned on two continents continued by US military education in various forms, and formally tested student who needed to document skills that were not formally captured on paper (like the foreign languages I know).

I love interacting with people and pass on my knowledge from five visited continents, instill love for learning and continuous curiosity for any subject out there. Nothing is impossible when you set your mind to it. Failing once doesn't mean that you'll never win (proof in my athletic years and life ever since); determination, hard work, self-motivation and a good supporting system can bring to reality even the most insignificant dreams that we believe may not come true, and especially those in which we passionately trust.

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lieve in breaking down a goal into objectives, assigning tasks to each one of them, and then sticking to achieve them.

I'm a Certified Instructor with the Department of Homeland Security. My hobbies include practicing foreign languages by speaking them, learning about cultures and slangs, etymology, watching foreign movies, traveling internationally, taking photos, reading (a lot), carefully planning with room for error and impulsive decisions (to take the boredom out of things), meeting with life long friends, drawing, painting, and spending time outdoors for inspiration.

I'm elated at the opportunity of brainstorming with you and giving you tools to be an independent learner.
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Isabela D.

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