Raised in largely bilingual household. B.A. in Spanish from UW (cum laude). English fluency slightly stronger. Extremely high level Spanish proficiency although the minutiae within humor can sometimes be lost. Excellent for those who need help with pronunciation, grammar (clarification of grammatical rules like the difference between a direct object and an indirect object, etc.), conjugation, and conversation.
Many years of drum instruction with students who have learned best with alternative learner-centered approaches including: extreme patience, slow to fast repetition of patterns and exercises, focused breathing, as well as sight-reading, rhythm and ear training. Students with: Asperger's, Autism, Dyslexia and related states have benefited greatly.
I have nearly thirty years of experience working with students of all ages, both in private and group settings. I have also taught in Latin America - in Spanish.
I give my best to provide high quality lessons that produce great results. My students become fluent speakers faster as they spend a lot of time during my lessons speaking and reinforcing topics from previous lessons. As a student you will be pushed just enough to get out of the comfort zone but also not so much that you will feel confident and se the progress. The topics included in my lessons are based in what you love doing and your learning needs. I look forward to helping you in becoming fluent in Spanish. My success as a teacher is measured by the success of my students! :).
Hola! I am a Certified Spanish interpreter and teacher, and I also develop online learning content. I also collaborated with an article for TakeLessons.com, look here: http://takelessons.com/blog/spanish-immersion-programs-z03 Spanish is my native language and I like that my students get the most out of our time with me, so they get fluent as quickly as possible. I offer high-quality lessons that blend: -12 years of teaching experience as a qualified Spanish teacher, having taught at the Cervantes Institute in Argentina and Mexico, at Seattle Languages Institute, the Seattle Language Academy and Spanish Please, the non-school of Spanish, in the United States among other institutes -Lots of experience as a beginning level language learner, having studied or attained fluency in ...
I teach in a way that is as focused on the grammar as you want to be. I prefer conversational classes, but for many in traditional classes it is the grammar that they are not understanding.
The best non native Spanish tutor/teacher - I am a Spanish Language Consultant I am a concierge tutor meaning that I make every meeting personalized for you. Everyone learns a language differently. For some they just want to speak. For others they want to learn to read or write. And some want to do it all. Either way I will do everything in my power to assure that happens. Where did I learn Spanish? I took it in high school like all of us and failed out in the second year. Then 7 years latter I took a class in Bellevue College and got the best grade in the class. Soon after the class finished I moved to Bogotá, Colombia for a year and half where I really improved my level to near native status. When I was a kid in high school I did not see how cool it is to be able to speak ...
I took 8 years of Spanish classes and lived in Ecuador where I used Spanish on a daily basis.
My teaching philosophy is to help students engage in learning. I find that a personal connection to new information makes it more engaging and meaningful, and students remember it better too. It's also more fun.
That being said, if learning is more readily achieved for your student through other methods, we will do whatever works best. I cater to results, because my ultimate goal is the student's success.
While building a professional career, I'm looking to re-engage with my roots and experience as a educator. I specialize in helping kids learn how to learn. It's one thing to teach a student the answer, but it's exponentially better to teach students how to find the answer for themselves, encouraging and guiding along the way. I grew up in Ohio and went to one school district my entire public school life where I took honors and Advanced Placement classes through high school. I also participated in band, earning membership into the Ohio All-State Honor band two times. I went to Ohio State University for college, earned a BA in Music Education, and graduated Suma Kum Laude. I also spent 4 years in the Ohio State University Marching Band. I have a breadth of experience for
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