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Learning Spanish in Miami

By Erin A. - Miami Spanish tutor (https://takelessons.com/profile/erin-a8)

If you're interested in taking Spanish lessons in Miami, FL, you're in one of the most fun, lively, and hands-on places to learn and practice in the country. The city is comprised of 70% people of Hispanic origin, with almost 35% being of Cuban origin. There are more people of Latin descent than there are non-Hispanic. I love this about Miami and that is the reason I moved here. I didn't want to hear any English and wanted to practice my Spanish. It worked out great because anywhere you go you can hear people speaking Spanish!

You’ll be exposed to the Spanish language anywhere you go in Miami. That is the beauty of this city and a benefit if you want to learn the language. However, to have an even fuller cultural experience, I’ll give you some suggestions for key places as well as one key event that you should see and attend. This will give you valuable insight into the Spanish culture here in Miami.

The main place you need to visit is called Little Havana (named after the capital of Cuba). It stretches for several miles and is famous for being the cultural and political capital for Cuban-Americans. This humble but lively neighborhood is a mixture of culture and traditional customs, and is packed with art galleries, unique shops, restaurants, and bars. It is five minutes west of downtown Miami and 15 minutes from South Beach.

As you walk along the streets, you will feel as if you have been transported into a Spanish-speaking country. You will hear the clattering of dominoes at Maximo Gomez Park, located at Southwest 8th Street and 15th Avenue. This is a famous spot where what they call “Cuban old timers" gather to play each day. You will also see a lot of open-air coffee counters, where people stand at the window and drink their "cuban coffee," also known as a colada or cortadito. The oldest is Los Pinarenos Fruteria. If you have never had a cafe cubano, you should try one, as you will have enough energy for a week from this one little coffee shot.

Cubans are also famous for their cigars, and no trip to Little Havana would be complete without a trip to the Cuba Tobacco Cigar Co., one of the oldest cigar stores and lounges in Miami. You can watch cigars being rolled by hand here.

If you are a fan of Latin cinema then I recommend checking out Little Havana Paseo de las Estrellas (Walk of the Stars), which is similar to the Hollywood Walk of the Stars, but commemorating Latin American actors, writers, artists, and musicians.

To remember your trip and bring back some of this culture with you, do not forget to pick up a souvenir from Little Havana To Go, a popular souvenir store.

One of the must-attend events in Miami is Carnaval Miami. This is the biggest Hispanic carnival in the United States, and a must for Hispanic culture lovers. It is a 10-day celebration that encompasses typical Hispanic food, concerts, sports, culinary competitions, a live Jazz festival, art, and dancing. It really is something to see. You might feel a tad overwhelmed as you are walking the streets during the festivities because there are so many people there, but try to enjoy yourself, grab a partner, and do some salsa dancing in the streets! For more information visit http://carnavalmiami.com

Last but certainly not least is the Versailles Restaurant, or Versailles, as locals call it. It is the world's most famous Cuban restaurant and is located at 3555 SW 8th Street Miami, FL 33135. It has been in business for more than four decades and is a gathering place and unofficial town square for Miami’s Cuban exiles. My recommendation is to order the Arroz con Pollo (chicken with yellow rice). It is delicious and you won't be disappointed. For more information visit http://versaillescuban.com

After you have had a chance to visit these places, you should be revved up to start taking Spanish lessons in Miami. Good luck!

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Informative and patient classes centered around students needs and requirements.

About Rene
Knowing at the age of 5 that music was my life, by being brought up surrounded by praise music and gospel, my early exposure to music helped me to find every Instrument and style just my thing! I wanted to play everything and learn all aspects of music. I started with singing in the children's choir and then developed into piano and music theory. At the age of 12 I began to learn classical guitar, and at 15 took on various styles like Flamenco, Jazz and Rock. I graduated from High School having played in the school band achieving recognition In national Institutions Like IAJE (International Association for Jazz Education) and state band finals. I was also composing from a very early age, and at 18 released my first album (self-titled) which can still be heard and purchased today through various music outlets, since i have released over 15
albums with various ensembles and bands. In college I already knew from my previous experience that I wanted to teach and pass on the joy that music brought to my life. I studied Music Theory and Jazz and finished my degree in Music Education. I have been teaching all in all for about 14 yrs. And I have enjoyed every minute I have spent with my students learning as much from them, as them from me. I am looking forward to meeting new and eager students who really want to bring their inner music out to share with the rest of us music aficionados! and develop their skills to the peak of their abilities.

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My teaching method ranges depending on the student. I believe in my experience that everyone learns differently, therefore everyone develops at their own pace. I try to find key strengths in each student and expose this to their advantage, using their abilities to further develop their skills, this method has shown the most promising results and students usually find themselves playing and performing just a couple of months after their first lessons. Part of my method involves a lot of performance and recital opportunities to help break any fears and inhibitions a student may bring with them. Music is about sharing, so an early exposure to this method helps to strengthen and stabilize a core acceptance of a students style and path, giving them and those close to them a very clear picture of their development and achievements.

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Has all instruments at both his home and college studio

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I provide lesson material, song charts and a progression scale. I require student to have an Instrument and recommended technique literature.

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My classical training began in High School with Influences in Segovia, and Romero I studied classical for 4 yrs. and trained in Jazz and Improvisation with performances In Big Band and group ensemble. Also sang and played in the school gospel choir.

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If you needed a reason

There is no question that music touches us instantly and activates images, emotions and memories that linger with us throughout our lives. As a casual listener or an obsessive music elitist, there are times in our lives when we get blown away by a sound so unique our entire body vibrates and resonates with the touch of something out of this world. I can honestly say when this happens to me I feel as close to a spiritual connection than anything I have experienced otherwise. I believe it is these exact events that have triggered my need to be completely involved in the making, performing and consuming of music. The creative process, to me, is the single obvious reason we exist in this world. We create and share, learn and interpret, build on previous ideas and inspire others to perfect upon this process. It is no doubt a very humbling experience to realize you are part of it all. During this process you come to realize how important you are as an Individual, how there is no other vessel like you in this world, nor has there ever been or ever will. You are here now and your voice, your talent, your gift is an instrument to the great choir of the human spirit. No one but you can relate this, a reason to be, to create, to give.
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Roxy T. April 30, 2017
· Drum · Online
Rene is a fantastic teacher! Always patient and great with my 9 year old. He understands my child and always goes the extra mile. Rene is an excellent teacher.
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Jose R. April 1, 2017
· Flamenco Guitar · In studio
Very Knowledgeable about the guitar... Shows great interest in what I want to learn.
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Miguel J. November 14, 2016
· Guitar · Online
Very good.
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I took Spanish from 7th grade through all of college and actually minored in Spanish language. I am not fluent, but I can read and write it at an intermediate level. I have experience tutoring Spanish at the high school and college levels.

About Christine
I tutored student-athletes in college while earning my BS in microbiology with minors in chemistry and Spanish. After graduation, I tutored at a state college working with high school and college students. I have also privately tutored students of all ages and levels. I earned my MS in biomedical science and was a substitute teacher. I have experience as a middle school science teacher in OCPS.

I enjoy the learning process and the interaction between instructor and student, working together to solve problems and figure out concepts that were not clear before.

I have done well in history and English, but I feel more comfortable tutoring in algebra, chemistry, biology, statistics, and Spanish.

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Christopher L. February 9, 2017
· Basic Math · In home
She works well with my son. She has patience with him and helps him to understa as well.
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· Basic Math · In home
She works well with my son. She has patience with him and helps him to understa as well.
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Marc July 11, 2016
· Statistics · Online
Christine was very instrumental in my B in statistic. I could have gotten an A had I been smart enough to engage her services at the beginning of the semester. She was very patient and knowledgeable and wouldn't let me give up on myself.
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Native Spanish speaker.
Lessons focused on real world conversations, correct phonetic pronunciation, reading, writing or grammar depending on your goals.
Fully personalized class.
Each student has their own personal website which contains all their class materials, and it can be accessed anytime, anywhere.
You can study at your own peace using your computer, tablet or phone.
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* Clases impartidas en Inglés o Español.

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Offering ONLINE Singing, Music Theory, English and Spanish lessons.

Classes taught in English or Spanish
*Clases impartidas en Inglés o Español.

Hello! My name is Maria. I am a Native Spanish speaker born and raised in the border between the US and Mexico. I am a Soprano singer with more than 10 years of experience, and I am also a Computer Systems Engineer, specialized on Web development and programming. Passionate about teaching! I really believe that knowledge is the way to success, and sharing it is the best way to learn.

Musical Background:
- Soprano singer with over 10 years experience.
- Singer of various musical genres including classical, religious, folk, rock and pop.
- Vocal coach in choirs.

Education:
- I'm pursuing my bachelors degree in music in the University of Juarez, Mexico.
- El Paso Conservatory of
Music, Music Skills Program.
- University of Texas at El Paso. Vocal Technique and Music Technology Courses.
- Private and Master Classes with recognized and experienced teachers.

Teaching Experience:
- I have been working as a Vocal director with a religious choir since 2012.
- I offer lessons for all ages, from beginners and Intermediate singers.

We will be building together your personalized program based on your specific needs.

Computer Background
- Computer Systems Engineer with Database Specialization graduated from the Technological Institute of Juarez City.
- 80% of Master of Science in Information Technology from the University of Texas at El Paso.
- I have been working as a developer, system tester and business analyst for important companies like HP and EDS.

Teaching Experience:
- Computer Teacher for kindergarten and elementary school kids. Also I have been working with teenagers, adults and seniors in private lessons.

I am a native Spanish speaker born and raised in the border between the US and Mexico. I offer Spanish tutoring including conversation, grammar, and correct phonetic pronunciation.
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Danielle F. July 31, 2016
· Spanish · Online
Maria is a wonderful Spanish instructor. I highly recommend her.
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Rabiya K. July 18, 2016
· Singing · Online
I disagree with whoever is commenting below me. Miss. Maria was having difficulties with the server that day (June 24th/June 25th) so she sent out an e-mail to let us know that and then had it back up and running. The website is totally available now and she replies to lesson scheduling stuff super quick

Miss. Maria is really patient and kind teacher. Lessons with her are very fun and she is also very bubbly. She is also very knowledgeable
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Myriam .. July 14, 2016
· Singing · Online
I had only one singing class with Maria, and it seemed just fine to me but then she didn't upload as agreed the material I was supposed to practice during the week so when we met again she wanted to give me the same class while we agreed on material to practice to move on... After that I tried to get in touch to change the time of a class and she never got back to me. She seems very busy, can never answer the phone and hardly answers emails, am not feeling am getting any personal attention. Am switching to another more available teacher.
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I've 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.

About Ana
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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Will March 13, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Ana is a delight. From the very first session we had, where we discussed my linguistic goals, she has been professional, knowledgeable, and encouraging. She makes time for me, accommodates my schedule, and is always full of positive energy each time we meet. With Ana's help, I have no doubt that my dream of being fluent in Spanish is going to come true. I cannot recommend her more highly!
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Tayler February 26, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Ana is great! She gave me materials before our first class and we had a quick chat. The first lesson was informative and fun. She clearly puts a lot of time and effort into what she does and I'm grateful to have found her.
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My students will learn how to read, write, and speak the language. I am fluent in the language and have tutored others in the language since I was in college. It's a wonderful and useful language to learn.

About Michael
While in college, I tutored other students in various courses including Calculus, linear Algebra, and Physics to name a few. I also tutored and was a Graduate Assistant in a few Electrical Engineering classes such as Circuits 1 and a few labs as well. I have a Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering and I am currently employed as an Electrical Engineer. Math and Science is what I have known all my life. I assure you that you are in good hands.
As far as teaching baseball, I played for a Division 1 team in college. I also worked in one of the largest baseball camps in the Northeast, the New York Baseball Academy, throughout my entire collegiate career. I taught children the fundamentals of hitting and fielding in a way that was fun and easy to learn.
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Rachel December 15, 2017
· Physics · Online
Michael is a great tutor. I've had so much trouble solving homework problems but Michael is very patient and takes time to thoroughly explain how to solve really difficult problems. He is very knowledgeable about physics and can help anyone who is struggling with understanding concepts and solving problems
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· Arithmetic · In home
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My name is Eva, and I'm from Spain. I'm from a small city in the north, so my spanish is correct and without accent. I only do speaking classes. I love teaching and what a better way of practicing Spanish than with someone from Spain?
I have been teaching for 2 years now, and I would love to teach you as well.

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My name is Eva Villoslada, I'm 20 years old and I'm from a small town in the north Spain. I'm in Washington DC studying for the whole year as an exchange student.
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I started learning Spanish in middle school and I haven't stopped speaking it since! My mom is a Spanish teacher so I learned lots from her, and I have traveled to multiple Spanish-speaking countries to practice speaking Español!

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I have been teaching for as long as I can remember, starting with tutoring in high school, working as a teacher's assistant in college, and working in a special needs classroom for most of this year. I love teaching, and I want everyone to learn in a fun, exciting way!
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Engaging, fun and interesting lessons

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Hi, My name is Will. I live in Portland. I love to help people learn. I graduated from Seattle University with a degree in International Studies. I have a TEFL certification. My methods are designed for effective and efficient learning. I value peoples' time and try to make sure every student gets the most out of my tutoring.
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I am Spanish and I live in Chicago, so I know how difficult it is to learn a new language, and I also know that the most important thing is to speak and practice, that is why my classes will be dynamic and very practical, speaking from the first moment in Spanish. We will talk to specify the objectives you want to reach and we will follow the rhythm you need.

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I am Virginia, from Spain. Right now I live in Chicago because my Huband's Job, I try to improve my English every day. I am licenced in Social Work, so I like Work with people and I have experience teach and make activities.
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I absolutely love helping people improve their Spanish! I’m a very accommodating and caring person, so I make an effort to tailor my instruction to each student’s personal astyle and ability. Though I’m trained in teaching college Spanish, I also have experience in Spanish for specific purposes like Business or Law Enforcement. I’ve spent a lot of time in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries and also have many years teaching at college level. My MA is in Spanish Literature and Cultures.

About Concetta
Hi! I’m Concetta and I would love to help you with Spanish! I have a lot of experience teaching and tutoring beginners as well as students who already speak Spanish! It’s really important to me that you enjoy Spanish as you learn it, so I’ll be sure to go at your pace and teach to your learning style. Please don't hesitate to ask me questions about how I can help you!
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