As a native spanish speaker, and a lover of languages, I am always happy to unlock the code to a language and culture for my students. I have a minor in Spanish from the University of Miami and always make sure to tailor my lessons to my students' needs.
VOCAL COACH Rehabilitating and strengthening voices are two of my top specialties, and each lesson will have specific exercises tailored to helping you transform your voice into the highest and best version of your instrument. I work with singers signed to labels as well as the indie artist just starting to find his/her voice, style, and signature sound. My coaching approach incorporates some of the newest technologies that have shown extraordinary results in breaking down the inner blocks of each artist. It is a tremendously joyful and fulfilling experience to watch as my students really let their instrument shine brightly, boldly, and with an aboslutely stunning groundedness as they discover how powerful they truly are.
Poised, energized, and armed with unforgettable performance ability, Michelle G
. is a firework in the artistic arena. Her training began at the young age of 3 with the violin, and a few years later received classes for piano and voice. Excelling in all three, Michelle developed a very passionate and dramatic personality that eventually led her to more dramatic genres such as opera and stage acting. Her aptitude to understand human emotions and relationships gives her a wide spectrum to play in as an actress. There is an organic flow to her interpretations both as an actress and musician that leads the audience to feel her emotional current. Her honest characterizations introduce deeper perspectives on what seems like the ordinary roles and storylines. Amongst the many other leads that she has played, her participation in roles like “Susanna” in The Marriage of Figaro, or “Donna Elvira” in Don Giovanni embody much vibrancy and integrity. Through the development of her voice as a singer and actress, she has crossed over into other media such as voice over commercial work and vocals for pop/main stream music productions. She has recently participated as a vocalist and violinist in the albums of artists such as international jazz pop artist David Longoria, Latin pop singer Erick Bolivar, Grammy-nominated percussionist Souhail Kaspar, and American Idol’s Seysha. Over the last few years she has unraveled her musical skills as a songwriter/composer/arranger and has even had some small victories acquiring music placements on TV shows (NCIS, short film “Sumtin’ Like Dat”, The Dictator) for herself and some of her colleagues. Her singing can also be heard on the hit tv show "Jane The Virgin", "Castle" and "Shameless" amongst others.
Education Michelle completed her Associates of Arts for Music/Music Education at the age of 18, and got later graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami with a Bachelor's of Arts for Musical Theater and Music Business, as well as from Florida International University with a Master's of Music in Vocal Performance.
*** Lesson Details *** I tailor my lessons to my student's needs, style, abilities, and goals. Learning is truly a fun and passionate adventure for me, and my enthusiasm has consistently been a contagious quality :) I love to challenge myself & my students to discover how immense their true potential is, and I create a safe and fun environment to explore such facets.
My curriculum is combination of solid tradition (Suzuki method for piano & violin, and Bel Canto technique for singing) interwoven with pop-culture, and modern influences. Within the first 3-6 months, my students will know the basic building blocks of music - which includes scales, arpeggios, triads, intervals, technique, and performance repertoire; and for my singers this will include proper breath technique, tone placement, support, very often increased vocal range (both high and low), and will feel significantly stronger vocally and more confident getting up to sing.
*** Studio Equipment *** Full size Keyboard, mics, pro tools, Violin (electric, acoustic, and Chinese Ehru)
It's been a great experience to have lessons online. Although it lasted 45 minutes, I have seen that these types of lessons are very useful and practical. Thank you for providing these lessons!
February 19, 2018
Michelle is so patient and kind. She gives me help with my accent and the way I pronounce the words so that I sound more like a native speaker. I love her. She is so much fun. I'd recommend her to anybody.
January 29, 2018
Michelle is awesome!!! She is so sweet and a very good and encouraging instructor. She inspires me to be a better teacher. She helped me with where I was weak and gave me homework. I will definitely be working with her for EVERYTHING that I want to learn.
I have been teaching Spanish for over 10 years in universities (SDSU and Georgetown), private schools and through private lessons, and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of Spanish culture, study abroad in Latin America, and more! It is important for me to get to know my students and their goals so that I can adapt my lessons to their pace and needs. I love working with students of all experience levels and ...espero contar con su presencia! I am currently just accepting students for long commitment with the lessons.
Hi, there! My name is Ana and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching Spanish since 2007 and have loved helping my students to reach their goals whether that was getting ready for a test, learning their ancestors language or getting fluent for their next job destination. I went to San Diego State University and earned a Master's program in Spanish linguistics. I also pursued a second Masters in Spain (my home country) in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language. I'm a motivated and dynamic teacher who has learnt that all students can learn a second language if they are challenged and encouraged. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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i have been taking lessons with Ana for approximately six months so far and plan to be taking lessons with her for at least the next year if not years. Ana is great.
i like her approach to teaching and her personality is making a very frustrating task easier, not easy, but easier. it is obvious she is well educated and experienced in her craft. I always wanted to learn a second language and I was searching the web for lessons, found Takelessons and feel very lucky to have choosen Ana. For anyone who wants to take lessons online i would highly recommend Ana. She is a professional.
June 20, 2019
I have been working with Ana for six months and could not speak more highly of her ability as a teacher. She is extremely organized so not a single minute of the hour session goes wasted. She is a very patient teacher and explains grammar in a way that's easy to understand and remember. She also selects interesting content, including stories and news articles, so homework never felt like a chore! It was my first experience with taking a class via Skype so I was somewhat skeptical of the format initially, but it works extremely well and I feel like I got so much out of my weekly sessions. I highly recommend Ana to anyone who wants to improve their Spanish level quickly!
Hello, my name is Adán. I am from Mexico, I am a certified Spanish Instructor with more than 9 years of experience. I was a High School Teacher in Mexico and I have worked for one of the most Important Spanish Schools in the Chicago area.
Hello Students, I am Adán from México. I am a certified instructor with more than eight years of experience in the Spanish language education. Many years working with young people has led me to develop a dynamic, interactive and entertaining teaching system. I supplement lessons with references to the culture, history, and ways of life in the Spanish-speaking countries. I have extensive knowledge and studies in Grammar, Linguistics, and History of the Spanish language. I currently work for one of the most recognized language Schools in the Chicago area. I majored in the University of Guanajuato in Mexico, and I am a native speaker of the language.
Note: My available times change frequently, so it would be best to reach out to you via the Ask-A-Question tool before paying for a package to discuss open time slots. Thank you in advanc
Hello, I am a native Spanish speaker. I have a masters degree in bilingual/bicultural education and over 14 years of experience working in multilingual and multicultural environments. I can help you learn Spanish for school and social or workplace communication.
I am a certified teacher and also an engineer. My main goal as an educator is to help students realize their true potential. Beyond helping my students complete homework or learn a new skill I provide them with tools for success.
I work with students all ages. I am available for homework, homeschooling, and enrichment activities. Before meeting with my students, I gather the necessary information in order to create a lesson plan that will meet the student's specific needs. I have extensive experience in curriculum design. My approach to teaching is student-centered. I use a variety of methods to ensure that students are active participants in the learning process and get the most out of instruction.
Hello, I am a certified teacher and also an engineer. My main goal as an educator is to help students realize their true potential. Beyond helping my students complete homework or learn a new skill I provide them with tools for success. I teach my students so they can take charge of their learning.
I hold a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. Prior to earning my masters degree, I was a bilingual educator for six years. In addition, I have conducted research in language acquisition and math and have been trained using research based learning strategies. I also hold a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked six years in this field.
I work with students all ages. I am available for homework, homeschooling, and enrichment activities. Before meeting with my students, I gather the ne
cessary information in order to create a lesson plan that will meet the student's specific needs. I have extensive experience in curriculum design. My approach to teaching is student-centered. I use a variety of methods to ensure that students are active participants in the learning process and get the most out of instruction.
I have worked with students with special needs including, learning disabled, ADHD and gifted and talented. When planning my lessons, I make sure that the activities included are appropriate for the student and use students feedback in future planning.
Hi !! I have been teaching Spanish at a localanguage.for more than 3 years and I have been learning about how to deal with different types of people ,be young,adults or children .I really love to teach Spanish and I enjoy my work helping students to use the language.
Hello! I have been teaching Spanish for almost 3 years and I have been able to help people with different types of profession, culture, personality, goals, etc. I really like my job teaching Spanish and receiving these classes will be a very good experience for you
I have had Diana as a tutor for a full month. She has excellent understanding of the grammar, and a born ability to teach. She would always make me work to remember what i learnt so that the lessons would stick with me. More importantly though, she was able to make lessons fun and engaging, which goes a long way in the difficulty of learning a new language. I strongly recommend her!
June 6, 2018
Great teacher, As someone who was new to Spanish, she made the learning process fun and casual, making sure that I was comfortable in the classroom. I appreciated that she changed things up and was open to new ways of teaching. She also made sure I was learning and not just having fun, which is an important difference to note as it seems some teachers will prioritize fun over learning. Diana managed to keep the fun and learning very well balanced. Overall, a very good teacher and guide for me as I was just beginning to learn Spanish, which in my opinion, seems to be the most difficult time in the language learning process. Highly recommend.
June 6, 2018
She is a great teacher, she always mixes your intrests into the lessons. She is very kind and a natural teacher in that order that it os very easy to learn from her. This helped me alot when i got home, i went from a D- in spanish to an A+ just over one summer and I owe it to diana and her teachings.
I am a Peruvian student of international business who is living in Paris at the moment. I am a native spanish speaker and i would love to teach you my language in a fun way. I like surfing with friends, dance salsa, rock events and travel around the world. I love to talk with different kind of people about any topic. I love nature, which is very easy to find in my country. My family has a nice country house in the south of Peru in which I love stay during the summer hanging out with friends.
I am a Peruvian student of international business who is living in Paris at the moment. I am a native spanish speaker and i would love to teach you my language in a fun way.
I am a native speaker fluent in Spanish and English with 15 years of teaching experience. I will make it my goal to improve your understanding of Spanish through multiple interactive learning activities and suggest resources to help your fluency. It would be my great pleasure to be your teacher. Thank you.
Hola, como estan?! I am former educator with 15 years of teaching experience. In that time I have taught grades PK-12. I taught high school Spanish levels I, II, III, and some advanced courses. It would be my great honor to be your Spanish teacher.
I have taken 3 years of advanced classes throughout my high school career starting at Spanish 3 then Spanish 3 Honors and finishing at Spanish for native speakers, Spanish is my first ever thought language and have been practicing consistently all of my 18 years. I am a very patient and understanding person when it comes to people learning new things and are happy to help people better themselves and expand their abilities and opportunities of jobs by providing them the skills to be bilingual.
Hello, My name is Juan Jesus and I am 18 years old and are happy to help you achieve your goals. I was born in Sinaloa Mexico on December 25th 2000, I have been consistently speaking Spanish since the day I was born to this day, as well as taking 3 years of Advanced Spanish classes throughout HighSchool to perfect my Spanish and are more than happy to share my knowledge with you and your classmates. Any Questions I will be glad to answer them and help you clarify any doubts you might have.
"Great instructor, thorough in answering questions. A few times he was late coming into the session due to previous sessions running longer but he always
completed the full hour."
"Gregorio was very patient and kind. He gave me grammar and spelling tips also. He made me feel very comfortable doing something that can be difficult and
intimidating. I highly recommend him."
"Mirian has been a great help in dealing with my high school spanish assignments. She works around what I need to do to complete my school work, and goes
over what I need to do to prepare for class verbal assignments. But most importantly, she is very patient, not rushing, and making sure I understand the assignment. She makes learning spanish more easier and clearer. Give her a chance, and you will not be disappointed!"
"Andry is very funny and fun to work with! she is very understanding when you need help with particular subjects and can improve your language skills quick
"Gregorio is very detailed with lots of information and makes sure I am keeping up with him."
"This is going to be a great learning experience. I like the process and guidance that she provides!"
"Ana is a wonderful tutor. She is always prepared and makes learning Spanish a great deal of fun! Moreover, she is kind and patient. I highly recommend
"Ana is very prepared and puts together a great lesson plan for each week. She adjusts the lessons based on how you are progressing. I strongly recommend
"Ra is such an amazing teacher . She was very patient and kind with me making me feel at ease right away . Ra was understanding about me speaking some Span
ish but being hesitant of having a Spanish conversation due to me not being fluent . She was great at taking the pressure off and actually getting you to enjoy the language and speaking it .very uplifting and I never felt discouraged if I messed up . I definitely recommend her"
When you're taking Spanish lessons, you may be confused by new concepts and grammar rules. In Spanish, there are two different ways to describe the past; the imperfect and the preterite. Here, Carmichael, CA Spanish teacher Joan B. shares some helpful hints to help you describe the past in Spanish...
As a beginning Spanish speaker, it can be difficult to determine which form of the past tense you should use: imperfect vs. preterite. Once you learn the following simple tricks, howev …