Carlos Montero

Carlos M.

Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a native Spanish speaker who was born and raised in Mexico. I have been teaching Spanish in schools and language centers for the past 5 years.

You will have the full Spanish language immersion experience in my classes. I will use Spanish to explain grammar and vocabulary instead of English or translation. This way, you get more experience interacting in the language and progress at a faster rate. I also use online tools, like images and the materials, in order to facillitate understanding as much as possible.

My classes are conversational and all levels are welcome. Depending on the level and needs of the student, we will follow a curriculum program so that you are learning new vocabulary and grammar each class, and progressing in the language. And as a native speaker, I can provide pronunciation corrections and natural examples of idioms and phrases that are used every day in Spanish-speaking countries.

Students who prefer the challenge of speaking 100% in Spanish or who have a need to speak it immediately (for work or travel) will especially enjoy classes with me.

About Carlos M.

Before we begin classes, I meet with each new student live to discuss goals and materials, answer any questions and explain how online classes work. By identifying a SMART goal, I can create a more effective action plan and choose the best materials to help students reach their goals - all before they have had to pay for a class. Students can see their action plan so they know what we will be working on 1-2 months in advance. This also helps them see progress after each and every class.

My classes are 100% in Spanish to give students the immersion experience. Don´t worry about language barriers - because classes are planned for your level. I use many visuals on the materials to introduce new grammar and vocabulary, as well as corrections and notes throughout the class. Your pronunciation and fluency will improve quicker with my classes. In addition, I am a native Mexican Spanish speaker and can provide guidance on sounding more natural, using idioms and other common phrases, and the use of difficult topics like the preterite/imperfect or using the subjunctive.

I have been teaching for over 5 years in language centers and bilingual schools, as well as online with private students. I have a degree from the Universidad Veracruzana in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (Enseñanza de español como lengua extranjera). Currently, my wife and I both teach online and create self-paced courses and Spanish language materials.


To make the online classes as effective as in person ones, we will use Zoom as a videoconferencing software and an online whiteboard to collaborate on the materials together. This allows us to communicate in real time and all of your materials are automatically saved, in order, so they are easily accessible from any computer, smartphone or tablet. You can even take classes on any device if you need to!

Ongoing speaking evaluations are done on a monthly basis and recorded so that students can see their progress over time. Additional assessments are available if requested, as well as DELE exam preparation.

If you have a question or want to meet live to discuss your goals and how I can help, please don´t hesitate to contact me.

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Bryan J.
Profile-location-online Online

Carlos helped me review for my Spanish 2 exam at the last minute. I really appreciated his flexibility to accomodate me over the weekend, and on short notice. I did much better on my test than I expected! I hope to take more lessons with him in the future.

Posted Oct 8, 2019
George M.
Profile-location-online Online

First lesson went very well. This was my first time in an online class so I don´t have anything to compare it to. But I liked it.

Posted Aug 23, 2019
Christina D.
Profile-location-online Online

Teacher Carlos was very helpful and I learned a lot of great expressions for my upcoming trip. He helped me a lot with my pronunciation and understanding how to use idioms in Spanish.

Posted Aug 23, 2019
Sara T.
Profile-location-online Online

Carlos is a lot of fun in class. I feel like my Spanish has improved 300% since I started with him. I am more confident when speaking Spanish at work.

Posted May 7, 2019
Sara T.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Maestro Carlos is an excellent teacher who is completely dedicated to giving his students a great experience. He is well prepared for class, professional and helpful. I really like the conversational materials that he comes up with. He finds really interesting websites, discussion boards, courses and articles that are actually from Mexico.

Posted May 3, 2019
Mindy
Profile-location-online Online

Carlo was amazing! He was amazing and super patient with me since I had little to no experience speaking Spanish. I would highly recommend Carlos to anyone looking to learn Spanish!

Posted May 3, 2019
Sarah
Profile-location-online Online

Carlos is one of a kind! He is very patient and works with you to ensure you’re learning the words and phrases properly. I have and will continue to tell anyone and everyone looking to learn Spanish to go with him. Ten star rating from me!

Posted May 3, 2019
Lynne
Profile-location-online Online

Carlos is Fantastic!!! I absolutely love my weekly lessons with him! The classes are hands on and interactive, not to mention he’s pretty funny and we end up laughing a lot. I am learning new words everyday and I look forward to my lessons and practicing with a native speaker.

Posted May 3, 2019
Karen
Profile-location-online Online

I love this class. I actually look forward to my weekly lessons!!!! Learning new words every week and the correct ways to say them. Carlos is funny and we laugh most of the class. Can't wait for my next one!

Posted May 3, 2019
Mary
Profile-location-online Online

Such a great, hands on class! Carlos takes his time and being able to hear the authentic accent of Mexico really helps me understand. I'm already using my new learned words everyday and I'm looking forward to learning more

Posted May 3, 2019
Amber
Profile-location-online Online

I am so happy I decided to take classes with Carlos. He is patient and really helps me understand how to pronounce words. I currently am signed up to take a class once a week and I thoroughly enjoy the lesson. It is very interactive and I am learning more and more every week. Now that I am learning more with the help of Carlos, I'm super excited for my trip to Mexico this year to show off all I've learned.

Posted May 3, 2019
Cathy

This is absolutely the most kind and patient teacher. I'm older and find it hard sometimes, but he shows me I can learn. He is the best. I would highly recommend him. The most awesome teacher ever

Posted May 3, 2019
Tim
Profile-location-online Online

Very patient and creative. Love his focus and genial persona! Carlos is a wonderful teacher.

Posted May 2, 2019
Byron
Profile-location-online Online

Thank you for teaching me so much Carlos you are the best teacher ever . I recommend Carlos as a good teacher he is so professional on his work.

Posted May 2, 2019
Theresa
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

I have known Carlos for over 5 years when I first took lessons with him while traveling abroad. He is an excellent instruction, with unlimited patience and makes people feel immediately comfortable in his presence. His voice is clear and understandable which helps a lot.

Posted May 2, 2019

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Experience

Curriculum Creator
Oct 2018 - Present

Private Studio

I create Spanish language courses that are self-paced for all levels and topics. This includes creating activities for speaking, listening, reading comprehension and writing prompts, providing examples and developing fun games and activities for online classes to mimic in person ones.

Online Spanish Tutor
Oct 2018 - Present

Private Studio

I began tutoring online in 2018 to private students. My students come from all over the world and include a variety of industries, levels and abilities. Many are high school or college students who need additional speaking practice, or adults who are learning the language for professional and/or travel purposes.

Spanish Teacher
Jun 2016 - Dec 2018

Universidad Antonio Caso

I worked part time as a Spanish teacher at a local university, which has a Spanish program for foreigners who came to Veracruz, Mexico. Students were adults, in either private classes or small groups (siblings or couples usually), of all levels and abilities. We focused on Spanish for immediate use around town so speaking from the first class was the top priority.

Spanish Teacher
Jan 2014 - Jun 2016

Global Interactive Center

I worked as a Spanish teacher for a local, well-known language center. Most of my classes were with private students who were either visiting foreigners or teachers in schools that required Spanish proficiency.

Education

Digital Marketing and Community Manager
Feb 2019 - May 2019

Centro de Estudios Galileo, Veracruz, Mexico

Aprendizaje y Enseñanza Virtual (Online Learning and Instruction)
Jan 2018 - Jun 2018

Universidad Cristobal Colon

Spanish as a Foreign Language
Aug 2010 - Jun 2014

Universidad Veracruzana

Languages

English

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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