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I have been teaching Spanish for the past 6 years. I create an environment of learning a new language that is like no other foreign language classroom environment. We begin the very first class by speaking Spanish. You might be thinking, "But I don't know any Spanish yet!" Don't panic. I will easily guide you through verbs, vocabulary, greetings, adjectives, expressing your feelings, saying what you did, what you are doing, and what you will do tomorrow. I believe we should learn authentic Spanish that is commonly used (not what is always found in certain textbooks), it should be interesting, and that the student should listen and speak continuously throughout the class to get used to the sound of the language. Come, enjoy learning a new language with me.
Mariella Susana Gunderson
I am a Spanish native speaker teacher. I hold a degree in the field of Early Childhood Education issued in my country Lima-Peru. After my graduation from The Instituto Pedagogico Nacional Monterrico, I decided to traveled to the United States and stayed since then. I worked as a pre-school and first grade teacher in a bilingual private school in Miami. I also worked as a Readiness Specialist and Quality Assurance Specialist at the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Department for a non-profit organization in Miami Lakes and West Palm Beach.
After moving to Atlanta, I started working at Tabula Rasa school as a preschool and after-school teacher at the Spanish Program for 3 years. I worked for this private school with non-Spanish native speakers children of different ages exposed to a full immersion Spanish program. It was a rewarding professional and personal experience to see how my students became fluent in ...
Initially I like to evaluate the student's current comprehension level (regardless of years studied) to better select the appropriate starting point. From there, if there is a specific subject matter or course work/syllabus for a class that needs to be followed, I can tailor lessons to fit those needs. Throughout lessons, I like to bring in elements such as cartoons, newspapers, movie clips, etc. to aid in understanding everyday usage & make learning practical and pertinent to the student.
**30 minute lessons are available for students interested in Conversational Spanish practice (for Intermediate/Advanced Only). Please send me a message if you are interested & we can discuss how to arrange through TakeLessons.
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