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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Speaks Spanish, English, German
Teaches students 16 to 75
Master in Spanish Linguistics from San Diego State University
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.
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!Show More
Ana has been fantastic! I have very much appreciated our time together. I would highly recommend her to anybody.
Ana was very focused and prepared. Has a good way about her.
Ana helped me to understand the basics of Spanish before my big trip to South America. She was super professional, patient and well organized. I found our sessions very helpful and with the material she recommended, it was easy to continue practising after!Show More
Ana is an amazing instructor!!! I came back to Spanish lessons after having some time away from the language and I needed to recharge my conversational skills. I found Ana to be personable and professional and the classes to be engaging, enjoyable and varied. Specifically, I wanted to get ready for a trip back to Spain this past fall. I felt more than prepared and had an amazing time and my ability to speak easily in a language that I love was a huge part of it. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ana to anyone.Show More
Ana is very good teacher. She is very patient and doesn’t mind going over something that you’re stuck on more than once. She has helped me excel in Spanish tremendously
Great first lesson. Ana was able to pin point my level and now I am on a path to complete fluency.
I've been working with Ana since August 2018, and she's been great. As I'm somewhat advanced, we mainly focus on conversation. What I like most about Ana is that she allows me to speak a lot, while correcting me when I make a mistake. Other tutors sometimes speak too much. Ana also selects very interesting material to work on during our lessons, which help build vocabulary. She can also provide good grammatical revisions if this is of interest. I highly recommend Ana!Show More
Ana is very patient. Her techniques and pronunciation are perfect for beginners and intermediates to learn. Thank you!!
Ana is a fantastic spanish teacher. Ready to accomodate my schedule and abilities. Great sense of humor. Encouraging.
Ana is terrific! She tailors lessons specific to my needs and has researched and provided me with numerous resources to help my studies. She is very knowledgeable, patient and supportive and I couldn't ask for anyone better to work with. I would highly recommend Ana to anyone who wants to learn Spanish.Show More
Ana is an awesome teacher! I am so excited for my next lesson!
love working with Ana
I have been taking Spanish lessons online with Ana for almost a year. I am a business executive with a frequent travel schedule but Ana's flexibility has made this work for me. Ana is very good at pacing the lessons according to proficiency level and she makes it fun with different exercises and activities. I am still at the beginner level but I am feeling more confident when I am around Spanish speakers. I feel particularly confident in my ability to read and understand short passages, signs, directions etc. I highly recommend Ana to people of all ages and skill levels.Show More
Ana is a fantastic instructor! She is an expert in teaching Spanish as a second language and has a knack for identifying your level of Spanish and the type of support you need. Our classes are a perfect combination of structured lesson (to create a strong foundation of grammar and vocabulary) and free conversation (to practice speaking and listening.) Ana is easy to speak with and our meetings are fun, informative and incredibly useful. I couldn't recommend Ana more highly.Show More
Ana is great! She was able to gauge my strengths and weaknesses in the very first lesson and immediately adapted to my level. Very excited to continue with her!
Ana is an excellent instructor. She speaks English very well so it is easy to follow and understand her. She is very experienced in explaining Spanish grammar and sentence structure and comparing it to English so that the concepts are easier to grasp. Her program is structured and tailored to the student's needs and goals. She is also friendly and easy to work with.Show More
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!Show More
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.
Always learn so much in just 30 mins
just had my first lesson and I am very excited for next week!
Ana is a very, very effective and enjoyable teacher. I'm trying to learn Spanish for a specific work context, and she's gone above and beyond to customize my lessons for that need. She's also been flexible and patient with my changing schedule. I couldn't recommend her more.Show More
I have taken five lessons with Ana and she has been outstanding. She is always very prepared and has helped me work towards my goal of improving my Spanish before I head to Spain! I plan to continue taking lessons with her.
Ana is super prepared and knows how to maximize the time we have together. She gives interesting articles to read for conversational engagement and prepares lessons to practice specific parts of the Spanish language. I have learned so much in just 5 lessons!Show More
I have been taking lessons with Ana via SKYPE for over 4 months. My spanish has improved significantly over this time and was able to communicate confidently on recent extended trip to Spain. Ana takes a structured approach to the lessons and provides a clear understanding of the content with a great mix of in class learning and outside of class assignments. There has never been any issues with the connection speeds. / technology etc. Everything works great and the video calling is perfect for my schedule since I travel frequent on business. I had several other instructors over the past years, but have advanced more in a shorter period of time with Ana. Overall I highly recommend Ana.Show More
Ana is my Spanish teacher through the Fuentes company in the Netherlands. We're a group of 8 people. Ana is very enthusiastic during our classes and she teaches with a lot of humour. She makes sure that every student gets to participate during classes. And she creates a great learning environment.Show More
Ana is a very enthusiastic teacher. She has a lot of humor and ensures that the lessons are never boring. She uses different methods besides the reader to learn the language faster. She is very motivated and patient and ensures in a fun way for you to be inspired to work harder, making it easier to learn the language. If you want a good teacher, choose Ana. She's great!Show More
Ana teaches our small group of students. She brings a lot of enthusiasm into the class. Her lessons are never the same; apart from the book she uses different methods like games, role plays, quizzes, songs, videos etcetera. She makes sure to involve all students equally. She is a very dedicated teacher and brings a personal touch to the lessons as well. For me Ana makes learning Spanish not feel like an effort, but a fun experience. I would definitely recommend her as a teacher!Show More
I can only agree with all the other reviews. Ana has a great attitude during the lessons and the material she designs make the learning process fun and easy to digest the hardest grammar concepts. I would definitely give her an A+
I am an adult student looking to build on the few basics of Spanish learned via RosettaStone and become language proficient. Ana did a great job in assessing my level of knowledge and developing a program that best met my needs. She is very personable, with a great sense of humor and a pleasure to work with. She is very patient and provides the help needed when I run into difficulties, but also provides the encouragement and discipline needed to keep me on track. I highly recommend Ana for anyone looking to develop their Spanish language skills.Show More
Great job she did with the time we had.
Ana recommended some excellent Spanish books which I'm working through. She's excellent at answering my questions and clarifying concepts presented in the texts such as those concerning the usage of certain Spanish words. Ana has also provided excellent supplementary material to that presented in the Spanish text books. I enjoy working with Ana and I'm making great progress toward becoming bilingual.Show More
Ana does a great job with preparation and starting dialogue. In addition she explains questions very well and I really enjoy my classes with her. I actually look forward to them! Thank Ana for your help.
Ana is an exceptional teacher. I began studying Spanish with Ana 11 months ago, and the experience has been beneficial and wonderful. As a business development executive handling Latin America, her lessons have enabled me to more effectively communicate with my clients in their native language. Ana is organized, structured and prepared for each and every class; while being flexible enough to work with me on a rather crazy schedule. Ana tailors her lessons based upon my progress. I was initially skeptical of classes conducted on Skype, but her effectiveness and the convenience of having class at home or the office has made the experience quite agreeable. I highly recommend Ana to anyone who has a desire to learn Spanish.Show More
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 her.
Ana is superb teacher. I have taken classes with her for a few months by now and she is always very well prepared, on time, and flexible to address any questions. She also tailors the lessons based on my needs and she is a motivating and patient teacher. She uses a great variety of learning materials for her lessons and exercises, which makes it fun to learn Spanish! I would highly recommend her to anyone who would like to learn Spanish!Show More
I've been taking online classes with Ana for several months. Ana is my 4th Spanish instructor and by far the best. Ana tailors her lessons to her students' needs and mixes her lessons with fun exercises and Spanish popular culture such as movies, videos, and online articles. Ana is very patient but also holds her students accountable -- to me a great combination when learning a language. I would highly recommend Spanish lessons with Ana.Show More
Ana clearly understands the language and linguistic pedagogy. She is patient, encouraging, and funny. A great teacher!
This is going to be a great learning experience. I like the process and guidance that she provides!
Ana is a fantastic teacher. I actually look forward to my lessons, which is shocking to me. I've learned so much already and she takes the time in advance to tailor the lessons just for me. She never makes me feel stupid if I say something wrong or don't understand. She's the best language teacher I've ever had. I'm in this for the long-term!Show More
I give Ana 5 stars as a teacher
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 her.
Ana is fantastic. I am looking forward to working with her as much as possible.
Only had 1 lesson but it was fantastic!
What an awesome spanish teacher! First and foremost, Ana has the credentials I was looking for. She knows how to teach the language effectively. And to boot, she's enthusiastic about her job and makes our classes fun. I'm excited to see where my spanish skills go with Ana guiding me.Show More
I have found Ana to be a prompt, prepared, and organized instructor. She also has a kind and patient(!) way of teaching. She has been very flexible to incorporate my questions into the lessons as well. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning from her.
Ana is a wonderful Spanish instructor. She is always very well prepared for all her classes and always on time. I like that she gives me an assignment to make sure that I don't forget what I learn in between classes. In addition, she always challenges my abilities and pushes me to learn more in a fun way. I also love the fact that I am learning more about other cultures while learning the Spanish language. :)Show More
Ana is a very gifted language instructor. I have only had 2 sessions with her, but I am already impressed. I am a language teacher myself and I can tell you that she is a serious teacher who takes the time to carefully assess the level of her student in order to provide appropriate learning materials. She understands the importance of having a strong foundation. She is a good communicator and an excellent listener. She also has an abundance of patience! I am so thankful to have her as an instructor. Thank you Ana!Show More
Ana is a very good teacher Spanish. She is always so prepared and keeps me motivated by making the lessons very interesting. My Spanish has improved a lot since i started the lessons. She is very professional, reliable and nice. If you are looking for a very good Spanish teacher, dont look any further!Show More
Ana has been teaching me to speak Spanish for the last four months and i can only but praise her for her dedication and professionalism. Her wonderful command of the English language helps me so much better in coming to grips with Spanish.
I wish all teachers could be like Ana! Her playful way of teaching and great personality made it so much fun to go to her classes. You would almost forget that you are learning something at the same time. I’ve followed courses with other teachers but really no one is like her. She has all skills to teach, the sometime difficult Spanish langue, to people at all levels. Even after a long day of work I would look forward to follow her class. Thanks Ana, you’ve been great!Show More
I wish all teachers could be like Ana! It's her personallty and playfull way of teaching that makes learning the Spanish language seem so easy. I've had some lessons with other teachers, but really there is nobody like her. Ana has a great sense of humor and has all skills that are needed to teach all levels. She makes learning a new language really fun!Show More
Ana teaches me Spanish at home and online and both ways work great for me. She is always able to explain even complex rule or concept in a way that learning Spanish is enjoyable. Always 110% prepared, knowledgable and flexible to adjust her schedule, Ana is the best language teacher i have ever had.Show More
Ana has been super. She has tailored my lessons to my skill level and my stated objectives. She is very patient and very professional.
My daughter Jasmine really enjoyed having her online Spanish tutoring with Ana. She is a big help to boost her confidence!
Off to a good start with Ana, an experienced teacher who knows her stuff!
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.
Fuentes (Spanish school in Holland)
I was teaching courses in all levels and also conversation and culture courses.
As a lecturer I had different tasks. Of course, I was in charge of different Spanish courses (I covered all levels and also some Spanish culture sections), but I was also in charge of arranging the Spanish coffee hour every week and I was part of the instructors team responsible for evaluating the proficiency tests.
San Diego State University
During my two years as a Master's student I had the opportunity to teach two Spanish courses every semester. I taught courses in different levels. In the lower levels I worked with colleagues to prepare everything included in the syllabus and in higher levels I had certain freedom to create material and I really enjoyed the challenge.
University of Alicante (SPAIN)
San Diego State University
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
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