- Teaches students:
- Ages 9+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- March 2006
—Native English speaker
—Native Spanish speaker
—39 years old, from Los Angeles California, USA
—Standard Mexican accent. Both of my parents are from Mexico and we spoke Spanish in the home. I am able to read and write Spanish. Have been teaching online for two years now; not the most experienced teacher but no longer a beginner. I travel frequently to Mexico and Colombia. I am currently in Colombia and will be returning to the US on June 1st (still able to give lessons).
How Takelessons works:
Packages of five lessons (or more) is how you purchase classes on Takelessons. Lessons are typically one hour in length, but can be 30 minutes as well. Lessons are conducted through the Takelessons video-audio module, or if you prefer, another medium like Skype, Hangouts. If after our first lesson, you do not want to continue the lessons, you can ask for refund on the remaining classes, or request a new teacher WITHOUT HAVING TO CONTACT ME, by simply contacting Takelessons directly. You can cancel at anytime.
What is a Lesson Like? Depends on what you are looking for. Some people only want conversation practice, others need a more structured curriculum. Please communicate your needs, and I will try to accommodate. I have a variety of PDF text books, and web materials that I can share with you. If you have your own materials we can use those as well.
More about me:
I grew up Los Angeles, California and now based in Orange County, California. New to online teaching, but previously taught English for four years to K-12 students. Started teaching Spanish two years and absolutely love it! I have recently earned TEFL certification.
—AA in Liberal Arts from Rancho Santiago College
—Worked as an English grammar editor for six years
—Worked at 20th St Elementary as a bilingual Teacher's Assistant for one year
—Have taken 3 courses in Spanish at local jr. colleges: Intro to Spanish 1 & 2, Spanish for Mexican-Americans
—Have done translation work and voice overs in Spanish
See my example videos below
After school English tutor grades K-12, including ESL students.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language, 150 Hour Course
Two year Liberal Arts degree granted in 2002
Finished a five sessions of an hour each. Impressed with Fausto, he was awesome explaining techniques native speakers use and guide me to speak more spanish.
Fausto is very knowledgeable and patient with my son. His pronunciation and grammar in Spanish is very clear and concise. He speaks slow enough for us to understand. I am a native English speaker and can attest that he speaks and understands English clearly. My son is eleven years old and is able to follow along with this instructor's lessons. My son is going to an online private school so he goes to lessons during the school day. He helps my son to correct simple mistakes in grammar and pronunciation for his Spanish class. He is always on time for the lesson. Quick response to questions! He replies to the questions I have via email within a day's time frame. He does not watch the clock during lesson times. Most instructors leave the minute the scheduled hour is over. He makes sure that my son understands each lesson thoroughly before saying goodbye on the webcam (sometimes staying an extra ten minutes). This truly is unexpected. I highly recommend Fausto for Spanish tutoring!+ Read More
Nice, patient and flexible instructor.
This lesson went well and Fausto was able to get me going in a direction I need to go.
Fausto provided a great understanding of the subtleties of the language for my first lesson.
I appreciate Fausto's flexible teaching method. He has a friendly, yet professional disposition. I'm looking forward to our next session. :-) Chau!
I enjoy working with Fausto. He is patient and offers helpful follow up to clarify the issues that I don't understand.