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These Spanish teachers are highly rated by students in the Des Plaines area, including La Grange, Elgin, Arlington Heights, Orland Park and Woodridge.

Zipporah R.

Berwyn, IL 60402

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I don't really teach by the book. I teach based on the student's circumstances. For instance, what is their motivation, what are their goals. These things help me to tailor a program based on their needs and preferences. And because I use their real life scenarios, this helps students progress quickly because they can then relate what their learning to what's going on in their real life.

About Zipporah

My name is Zipporah Robinson. I am a multi-lingual musician.

I teach voice, violin and piano. I have been a musician for 30+ years and a music educator for 10+ years. Let me help you reach your music education goals!

I speak Spanish, Portuguese and am learning Italian. I would love to show you how you can speak Spanish. Between 2012 and 2019, I was the foreign language representative for the businesses I worked for. Let me help you get to your language goals.

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Zipporah R.

Berwyn, IL

Georgina L.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Fun, interactive, useful, motivating and effective classes.
Individual or group classes.
Native Spanish speaker and qualified teacher who tailors classes to students' level, needs, age, learning styles and interests.
Free materials, flexible schedule and friendly atmosphere.

About Georgina

An energetic and highly motivated individual dedicated to fostering personal and intellectual growth through foreign language teaching, via modern and eclectic methodologies of language learning, with emphasis on interaction, communication, and generating interest in foreign languages and cultures.

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January 7, 2019
Mike P.
I am a 62 year old person who had previously studied Spanish using Rosetta Stone and Duolingo. I started taking lessons with Georgina several years ago to provide a regular opportunity to engage in Spanish conversation. Our lessons have been free-flowing and she introduced me to a number of books written in Spanish which were not only helpful in further developing my knowledge of Spanish but were culturally enlightening as well. Georgina is easy to engage, a delightful person to know and an excellent instructor.
March 14, 2018
Christopher
Georgina is a native speaker with a clear, concise approach and dives right in. So far so good.
July 25, 2017
Eddie K.
Georgina is doing such a great job catering the Spanish lessons to the needs of each child per the goals that have been set. The lessons are fun and engaging and my boys really enjoy them.

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Georgina L.

Downers Grove, IL

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Adriana R.

Oak Park, IL 60304

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I have more than ten years of experience teaching Spanish and English as a Second Language (ESL). I guarantee my students a successful class thanks to my passion for teaching, my patience and my enthusiasm.

About Adriana

Hola,

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile!

Spanish is my native language and I've always been fascinated by its grammar, its phonetics and beauty in general. But learning other languages has also being one of my passions. I am fortunate to be proficient in two languages (Spanish and English), but knowing a few others has given me perspective that became a tool for another of my passions: Teaching!!!

I strongly believe everyone is capable of learning Spanish. That's why I guarantee my students I can teach them not only what they want but also what they need.
Every student is different and that's why I personalize each of my classes. I have 15+ years of experience teaching adults, teens, children, big groups, families, etc., not only in the US but also in Mexico and other countries (online). My teaching method has

been recognized and awarded by organizations like the Erie Neighborhood House in Chicago, and the DuPage County Health Department.
I enjoy teaching because there is no better satisfaction that helping others to accomplish something they considered almost impossible; I will be happy to help you get there!
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October 15, 2019
Mike O.
we had some technical difficulties, but we got thru it and i thoroughly enjoyed my session
May 16, 2019
Joe Stam
Loved my first lesson and anxious to keep going
April 18, 2019
Hannah Mas
Adriana is a natural teacher and I look forward to having more classes with her!

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Adriana R.

Oak Park, IL

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Jimmy T.

Chicago, IL 60616

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From my lessons, students will gain engaging and exciting instruction. Students will use Spanish every time we meet. My aim is to help you meet your goals and help you enjoy it along the way!

About Jimmy

My name is Jimmy. I have been teaching Spanish for about seven years now. I have taught all ages from kindergarten to adults.

As a current teacher, my primary goal is to make sure the students have engaging and fun experiences while learning Spanish. I do not lecture solely on the nuts and bolts of the language but rather allow the student to perform the language in order to learn it.

I do want to make clear that I do teach young children (ages 2-12) but I prefer to teach them in person and at least twice a week. I believe the experience to be more valuable that way.

Additionally, I ask that parents or potential adult students and with me talk for a while before signing up for lessons. I may not be able the person to give you what you need. I want to be sure your needs are met through Take Lessons and I may not be the person th

at can do that. So, please message me often.

One last note: If we are meeting in person, I am only willing to meet in public locations and not anyone's home.

I am always excited to teach someone this language I love so much.

¬°Gracias!
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September 23, 2019
Kristen W.
July 28, 2019
Derek
June 25, 2019
Sheree Little-Abobi

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Jimmy T.

Chicago, IL

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Susana O.

Chicago, IL 60613


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Education is one of the most valuable things you can acquire. Knowledge stays with you wherever you go and you can use it in the less unexpected situation.

I was born and raise on Peru, South America. Spanish is my native language.
I also hold a Bachelor's on Biological Science from Roosevelt University with a minor in Chemistry. I have take classes like Molecular Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience. Also General and Organic Chemistry. General Physics and Math up to Calculus. I offer tutoring on Biology, General Chemistry and Math.

Being bilingual have been a great advantage for me, especially at work. That's why I offer Spanish lessons and tutoring, from beginning to advance levels.

It's amazing how our brain can absorb information in different ways. We can be learning something unintentionally. So whichever your circumstances are we should be open to learn or improve our skills every day. Remember, the process of learning never ends.

About Susana

Education is one of the most valuable things you can acquire. Knowledge stays with you wherever you go and you can use it in the less unexpected situation.

I was born and raise on Peru, South America. My interest in music began when I was 9 years old. I came to USA when I was 17 and started attending college. I have take several music classes at college level like Music Theory, Music History, Piano, Voice and Ensemble. I finished my Associates degree in Fine Arts in Music in 2010. I have 5 years of experience teaching music to students of all ages. I teach guitar and piano and I use different methods according to the student's needs. I also hold 2 recitals a year so students can show their hard work.

I finished my education in Science on 2013. I hold a Bachelor's on Biological Science from Roosevelt University with a minor in Chemis

try. I have take classes like Molecular Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience. Also General and Organic Chemistry. General Physics and Math up to Calculus. I offer tutoring on Biology, General Chemistry and Math.

Being bilingual have been a great advantage for me, especially at work. That's why I also offer Spanish lessons and tutoring, from beginning to advance levels.

It's amazing how our brain can absorb information in different ways. We can be learning something unintentionally. So whichever your circumstances are we should be open to learn or improve our skills every day. Remember, the process of learning never ends.
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Susana O.

Chicago, IL

Pedro D.

Evanston, IL 60201

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I am a native Spanish speaker with great enthusiasm for teaching the language to others. I strive to make each lesson unique according to your needs. If you are a beginner or an advanced student, if you are seeking simply to practice your conversation, or whichever situation you are in, I will be thrilled to help you.

About Pedro

I am a Civil Engineer specialized in Earthquake Engineering, but have diversified my background throughout the years (I am an avid student myself!). My teaching experience includes working as a professor at my university back at home and tutoring high school students- mainly in mathematics and physics. I have also taught Spanish to foreigners in my country. Before obtaining my degree, I worked as a computer technician and have always maintained this as a side-job and hobby. So I can also help you out if you wish to learn more about computers!

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August 13, 2019
Margaret M.
Pedro is a very thoughtful, patient and capable teacher. I am learning a lot of Spanish.
August 8, 2019
LK
Pedro is a very good tutor. He is patient and explains the subject matter well. The student was comfortable with him and therefore was able to ask questions whenever it was needed. I appreciated Predro's schedule flexibility as well.
July 21, 2019
Ellen G.
I had no idea how lucky I would be to find Pedro. I am an interior designer learning Autocad and having no prior experience with the program, Pedro made it totally accessible. He is a phenomenal teacher and is so kind and patient. He provides foundational rules at the beginning of each session and has clear goals mapped out for every step of the way. We have done a number of exercises that I did not think would be possible for me to accomplish at this point. I am so grateful to have found him and highly recommend him!!!!!

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Pedro D.

Evanston, IL

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Victor M.

Chicago, IL 60614

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My pedagogy is constructivist and interdisciplinary . This means students learn Spanish not just from textbooks and exercises but mostly from using and practicing the language through the arts and through their personal experiences with it. Poems, music, plays, movies, podcasts, voiceover, and many other art forms are the main resource of knowledge and go hand in hand with a technical review by the instructor.

About Victor

I have been extremely passionate about teaching Acting and Spanish for over 10 years (and have been an English as a Second Language student for 30!!) I am a native of Mexico City but made Chicago my home three years ago when I decided to continue my acting career in such a lovely city.

(Acting bio above)

Spanish: I started teaching Spanish while I was doing my degree at the University of Exeter in the UK. I helped some of my actor colleagues learn the basics of Spanish and when I moved back to Mexico I decided to professionalize my teaching and took an intensive course focused on teaching Spanish to beginners. During that course I fall in love with my native language and decided to take another intensive course this time focused on Advance Spanish. During that course I learned beautiful nuances and details about this amazing langu

age.
Since I have an artistic background, I try to create multidisciplinary classes so that my students can learn Spanish mainly through the arts and not through condensed and heavy books (though they are part of my teaching since I believe theory is of extreme importance in any field of study).

As a bilingual person, I've learned that language is the door to other cultures. Many times we are attracted to a language because we love a country that speaks it, songs we like to sing and dance to, tasty gastronomy, our parents, friends, among many more things. It is language who help us relate to others, understand their ways of thinking, their traditions, their jokes or their feelings.

This is why I strongly believe that finding the essence of why we want to learn a language is so important. It doesn't matter if you are a kid, a teenager or an adult, if you learn a language through the things you are personally interested and passionate about, learning will never feel like an obligation and will always feel like a fun game!
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Victor M.

Chicago, IL

Marycruz F.

Chicago, IL 60646


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My lessons are so unique because I am a very intuitive teacher. I customize my lessons in a way that my student really excels in the time that is with me. As a native Spanish speaker and I very knowledgeable to the areas of the language that might tend to be a little bit more complex for some students. I had been tutoring students for five years and I have seen my students raise their confidence and proficiency with their Spanish skills beyond what they though possible. Giving the right tools and resources to each students is key to their success.

About Marycruz

I am a native Spanish speaker teaching all levels Beginner, intermediate and advance. I customized my teaching style to my students needs. I have worked with students from top Chicago elementary and high schools with much success. My students successfully raised in their Spanish classes not only in to dominate the subject but also to truly up level their Spanish skills. There is so much to Spanish than just the language, when you work with me you truly immerse yourself in the culture as well.

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Marycruz F.

Chicago, IL

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Matthew
"On time. Professional and prepared. Easy going. Adapted well to my skill level."
Missy
"He is spectacular! Very thorough! Really wants me to succeed at speaking Spanish, but also speaking it correctly! Great teacher!"
Nikki
"Joy has helped my daughter bring her grade up from an F to a High B."
Jenifer
"Gloria is an amazing teacher. She is professional, patient, and fun. I always look forward to our weekly classes. I highly recommend her! You will not be
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Michael
"Just completed my third lesson with Mirian and I am enjoying it and making steady progress."
Elena
"Just had my first online session with Gregorio. It went very well. He was easy to understand and identified areas of difficulty. I think that the 1 on
1 attention will help me to progress quickly. Also as a native speaker, he was able to work on my pronunciation and listening skills. I look forward to working with him and Takelessons!!"
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Steve
"Morgan was great. I'm glad he sets up and works a plan."
Sheila
"Cheryl is my son's spanish tutor. He was having so many problems with spanish in school so I hired Cheryl to help him. He quickly went from a D student
to an A student!! She uses so many clever way of teaching that it turned out to fun for him instead of misery! I cannot thank her enough!! I would highly recommend Cheryl to anyone who needs the very best instructor anywhere!!"
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Wendy
"Gregorio is a wonderful teacher! He was kind and patient with me. I was nervous about starting my very first lesson with Gregorio. He made me feel comfort
able speaking Spanish, gently corrected my mistakes, and took the time to give me the origin of the words he taught me. He utilized different scenarios to practice my Spanish. I highly recommend Gregorio. I am already looking forward to my next lesson with him."
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