Gregorio Melean
Ann Arbor, MI
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Gregorio Melean

Gregorio M.

Ann Arbor, MI
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have a deep knowledge of Spanish grammar, orthography and syntax. My pronunciation is very clear. I make difficult things look easy. If you want to develop conversational Spanish in short time (understanding many people with different accents), I have the methodology for you to be fluent in Spanish.

About Gregorio M.

My name is Gregorio M. I am a native speaker of Spanish with a very clear pronunciation. I am a Spanish instructor at Washtenaw Community College. I have a degree in chemistry and a master degree in environmental chemistry.
I have been working as a Spanish tutor in the Ann Arbor area since 2009.
I can teach you all aspects of Spanish language: listening comprehension, pronunciation, reading capacity and analysis, writing, grammar rules, slang and colloquial Spanish, academic Spanish, conversational fluency. Additionally, I could give you, if you are interested, information about Hispanic culture and customs, and more.
You can ask me anything about Spanish and get an explanation. If you ask me "Why do people say this or that in Spanish?", you will get a reasonable answer. I'm not one of those teachers who say "It's just because it's like that in Spanish".

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Geoffrey
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Great instructor!

Posted Mar 26, 2020
Ezekiel
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Very thorough, very informative. I'm impressed with how he was able to relate to my teenager.

Posted Mar 25, 2020
Cynthia
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Gregorio makes the lesson entertaining and interesting. He was patient and very helpful. He is also very knowledgeable about the way Spanish is spoken in different places.

Posted Mar 22, 2020
Geoffrey
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Posted Mar 15, 2020
Ikechukwu
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Great instructor! Was very patient and I can see why so many people have had success.

Posted Feb 18, 2020
Aaron
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Posted Jan 23, 2020
Lauren

Great teacher!

Posted Dec 4, 2019
Debby S.
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I studied with Gregorio for nearly a year in preparation for my recent travel to South America for my work.
I really felt well prepared and was able to speak and teach in Spanish. Gregorio was an excellent teacher, very patient and also very flexible regarding my demanding work schedule. I hope to have more travel assignments to Spanish speaking countries in the future- and I will definitely contact Gregorio for some touch up help.
Gracias por todo!

Posted Nov 21, 2019
Zeena
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He is the best !

Posted Oct 28, 2019
Mikayla S.
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Gregorio is a fantastic teacher! Being a language teacher myself, I find that he is extremely knowledgable, friendly, and helps motivate his students to learn. He knows his subject well, how to teach it and how to help you with your specific goals and needs. I have learned so much just in a few weeks and I feel I get better with every lesson. I'm really loving my lessons with him and I am really lucky to have found him!

Posted Mar 6, 2019
Wendy M.
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Gregorio is a wonderful teacher! He was kind and patient with me. I was nervous about starting my very first lesson with Gregorio. He made me feel comfortable speaking Spanish, gently corrected my mistakes, and took the time to give me the origin of the words he taught me. He utilized different scenarios to practice my Spanish. I highly recommend Gregorio. I am already looking forward to my next lesson with him.

Posted Jan 28, 2019
Debby S.
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very good lesson! Gracias

Posted Jan 9, 2019
Ruth
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I have been working with Gregorio for about 9 months and it has been so helpful. He has helped me with my pronunciation, reading and listening comprehension, and my writing. He has a gentle manner and always gives me feedback I can trust. He is flexible and willing to work on the questions I have but is also ready to provide an activity that fits my level.

Posted Dec 19, 2018
Sarah Beall
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Posted Nov 6, 2018
Victoria &.
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Excellent teacher! I am confident that after the first 15 lessons kids will already be able to speak Spanish more fluently.

Posted Oct 22, 2018
Emily C.
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Posted Aug 29, 2018
Kim
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Very knowledgeable and helpful!

Posted Aug 12, 2018
Ruth
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Always helpful, flexible and friendly!

Posted Jul 25, 2018
Rudra A.
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Really good teaching skills , my son is able to understand very Well and already building on to his Spanish vocabulary.

Posted Jul 18, 2018
Rudra A.
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Posted Jul 4, 2018
Henry
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Posted Jun 18, 2018
Krystle J.
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He was very helpful with teaching us and helping understand the basics.

Posted Jun 12, 2018
Thais S.
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I enjoyed my first class very much!

Posted Jun 4, 2018
T T.
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Excellent teacher!!!!!

Posted May 17, 2018
Oliver D.
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Great Instructor! Very knowledgable and patient with his students!

Posted May 3, 2018
Keyon H.
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first lesson was great! I'm looking forward to more classes with Gregorio!

Posted Mar 14, 2018
Ken F.
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We had a very good first lesson. We went over a lot of my week points using examples that Gregorio wrote on the screen. We covered a lot in just one hour.

Posted Mar 8, 2018
Zeena
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Thoroughly explain and ask if I understand

Posted Feb 23, 2018
Chito
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I have a dedicated teacher and an amazing instructor

Posted Jan 15, 2018
Daniel N.
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Posted Jan 10, 2018
Jessica
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Excellent teacher. Very professional and he is consistently offering tips and advice to improve my Spanish. He uses the chalkboard often to show how a word is spelled. He sends out homework and provides further resources after the lesson

Posted Dec 28, 2017
Eric
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Always helpful, and listens to your questions if there's something particular you want to learn.

Posted Dec 7, 2017
Trina K.
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Gregorio is an excellent teacher! OMG!! He is very patient, calm (laid back), cool tempered, professional, and he has a friendly disposition. He makes learning Spanish easier. He provides excellent examples to explain rules. I am grateful to have him as a teacher. You will be too. So, if I were you, I would register for sessions with him. Seriously. We all learn differently, but I feel confident that you will be completely satisfied with your experience with Gregorio. Give him a try and you’ll see what I mean. Have a terrific day!!

Posted Nov 16, 2017
Eric
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Posted Nov 2, 2017
T T.
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Excellent first lesson. Looking forward to the next class.

Posted Sep 13, 2017
Christine H.
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I'm in 4th grade and just finished my first lesson with Gregorio. He is awesome!

Posted Sep 8, 2017
Catherine
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Posted Jul 6, 2017
Nick S.
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Gregorio is great! He's great at tailoring the lesson to whatever you're interested in, and takes just the right speed.

Posted Jun 28, 2017
Rechelle M.
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Really awesome instructor! Very knowledgeable and patient. Highly recommend!

Posted Jun 28, 2017
Romita D.
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Great lesson

Posted Jun 15, 2017
Robin
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Gregorio is a very knowledgable instructor. He sends great homework assignments and spends a lot of time on listening comprehension. He tailors our time together to talk about the most important subjects I need vocabulary for.

Posted May 30, 2017
Romita D.
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Gregorio was really nice and I enjoyed learning from him.

Posted May 4, 2017
Diane S.
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Posted Apr 25, 2017
Sandra M.
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Lots of useful grammar and vocabulary. Good lesson.

Posted Mar 14, 2017
Rebecca L.
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Posted Mar 7, 2017
Kalleen
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Gregorio is very detailed with lots of information and makes sure I am keeping up with him.

Posted Mar 6, 2017
Kayla C.
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My first lesson was wonderful! I appreciate Mr. Gregorio's willingness to give extra information about the way things are said in different countries and answer any question. Everything was explained clearly and thoroughly. I am extremely excited to continue my lessons and become fluent in Spanish! :)

Posted Feb 27, 2017
Keshia
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Great instructor, thorough in answering questions. A few times he was late coming into the session due to previous sessions running longer but he always completed the full hour.

Posted Feb 26, 2017
Rechelle
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Very friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him!

Posted Feb 7, 2017
Crystal P.
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Excellent teacher! Very good experience conversing and asking questions to practice Spanish. Also, very patient. Would recommend to others.

Posted Jan 6, 2017
M H.
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Great teacher, very nice person and professional--he helped me a lot. Patient, kind, wants you to succeed and would do anything he can to help you reach your goals.

Posted Dec 15, 2016
Crystal P.
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Posted Nov 14, 2016
Ashley J.
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This was my first lesson but I really enjoyed learning the different pronunciations and meanings of Spanish words and how they vary depending on where you are in the world (Spanish from Spain vs. Spanish from Latin America), it was definitely a pleasure and I look forward to my next lesson.

Posted Oct 14, 2016
Judith K.
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Gregorio was very patient and kind. He gave me grammar and spelling tips also. He made me feel very comfortable doing something that can be difficult and intimidating. I highly recommend him.

Posted Oct 13, 2016
Caroline K.
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Great!

Posted Oct 11, 2016
Judith K.
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Gregorio was very patient and kind. He gave me grammar and spelling tips also. He made me feel very comfortable doing something that can be difficult and intimidating. I highly recommend him.

Posted Oct 11, 2016
Kent Pham
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Gregorio is really an excellent teacher. He adjusts his teaching to the level of the student, and he prepares well to help the student get the most from the lesson. Thank you.

Posted Sep 14, 2016
GOWRISHANKAR (Gowri) J.
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Wondeful

Posted Aug 6, 2016
Vincent R.
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Absolutely wonderful first Spanish lesson! Excellent teacher. Very kind and patient. Explains things so that even confusing things make sense. Makes sure you know he's always there to help and you never feel as though you're a bother. Cannot wait for more lessons!

Posted Jul 29, 2016
Anthony
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My son just took his first lesson with Senor Gregorio and he was very pleased. He asked to take the class every other day since he has a couple of weeks off before school starts.

Posted Jul 14, 2016
Rho A.
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He's was helpful, thorough, funny, knowledgeable, and it was evident that he had put thought into the lesson plan.

Posted Jul 3, 2016
Rho A.
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He's was helpful, thorough, funny, knowledgeable, and it was evident that he had put thought into the lesson plan.

Posted Jul 3, 2016
Maria H.
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Mr Melean is just the best. My first lesson was better than I expected although I was not sure what to expect. He helps with pronunciation, he gives helpful feedback and works at your pace. He is awesome and I recommend him to everyone.

Posted Jun 29, 2016
Shalina M.
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Great teacher.

Posted Jun 23, 2016
Connie C.
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Gregorio is super patient and answers all your questions with detailed explanations. He's been an amazing instructor, I truly recommend him!!

Posted Jun 20, 2016
Arnav
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I needed help with Spanish grammar and Señor Gregorio did an excellent job of clarifying my questions. He is very knowledgeable and punctual. And he can explain very well. I learned and enjoyed my class today.

Posted May 11, 2016
Lisa L.
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Gregorio is a wonderful & patient teacher. He provides great examples and lessons to help you with your trouble areas.

Posted Apr 18, 2016
Tama B.
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Very good at finding what works to make information stick!

Posted Mar 25, 2016
Tama B.
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Very good at finding what works to make information stick!

Posted Mar 24, 2016
Jon F.
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Great experience!

Posted Mar 19, 2016
Kirsten W.
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The first lesson went great !! I can't wait for my next lesson !

Posted Mar 9, 2016
erin
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Very patient! Feel confident I will be able to speak confidently and fluently in due time!

Posted Mar 8, 2016
Eric Nylander
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Good talk with Gregorio today!

Posted Mar 8, 2016
Jacqueline M.
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He was right on time, and gave his all during the hour. I am very hopeful that with his help, I will see improvement in my thought process on taking tests and choosing the right answer for a sentence or a challenge question for verbs, etc

Posted Mar 5, 2016
Sam H.
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Professional, engaging, efficient with time, totally bilingual & bi cultural. Sent me homework right after class. I have had about 6 skype teachers in the last 6 years and Gregorio is by far the best. He teaches spanish to college students and his experience shows. I look forward to a long career learning spanish with him

Posted Mar 1, 2016
Yi Zhang
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Very nice teacher. I love his class.

Posted Feb 29, 2016
Aminah W.
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Great Instructor!!!

Posted Feb 27, 2016
Lee
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Gregorio is very helpful and made it easy to understand for someone with no Spanish experience.

Posted Feb 19, 2016
Alma Clarissa W.
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This was my first lesson. It was comfortable and educational. and I do not feel pressure. I feel confident that i will learn conversational Spanish. I am excited for my next lesson!!

Posted Feb 13, 2016
Janice P.
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Gregorio is a fantastic instructor! He is very kind and patient. I feel as though I can take my time and really learn Spanish. There is no rushing and he explains things in a way that is easy to remember.

Posted Feb 12, 2016
Elena A.
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Just had my first online session with Gregorio. It went very well. He was easy to understand and identified areas of difficulty. I think that the 1 on 1 attention will help me to progress quickly. Also as a native speaker, he was able to work on my pronunciation and listening skills. I look forward to working with him and Takelessons!!

Posted Jan 27, 2016
Brent H.
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Gregorio was very helpful in broadening my understanding of the difference between preterite and imperfect. I also learn new words each time we meet for a lesson. I highly recommend Gregorio as a tutor.

Posted Jan 21, 2016
Deirdre G.
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Gregorio was able to tailor our lesson today to my unique needs at short notice; a very patient and thorough instructor. I am learning!

Posted Jan 18, 2016
Emillie N.
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Thank you Gregorio, I finally had the experience of not being in the dark. You are shedding light on my singular path to learn Spanish. Your understanding of what I need to progress is very quick and intuitive. The way you explain grammar is so helpful, in a short time I was able to get past years of confusion from reading books and listening to videos!
One slight problem is that, While Takelessons.com is doing a fantastic job of using digital communication, There are still some technical issues that have made it difficult to learn how to connect. What seems to be missing is more tutorials for people like me to get familiar with social media.
Otherwise it was just what I needed! Thank you.

Posted Jan 17, 2016
Varvara
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This is my first experience with skype lessons. Gregorio is very good teacher. Cant wait for next lesson

Posted Jan 8, 2016
Zachary Grubbs
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Very thorough and communicated clearly. I would highly recommend him as a tutor!

Posted Jan 4, 2016
Nichole October
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Senior Gregorio was fantastic. Professional, easy to understand, I like the way he interacted with me to engage me in our lesson. I would highly recommend him. Can't write more because he gave me homework. :)

Posted Dec 30, 2015
simona
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Knows how to use the time effectively. While he is doing the Spanish conversation he is analazing the student level. He also takes time to give detailed examples when a mistake is made by the student or a question is rise.

Posted Dec 20, 2015
Madeline

He took the time to asses where my Spanish was at and asked me what my goals were. I love the fact that he sends me excersises that I can do to practice during the week! He has also told me that I am free to message him anytime during the week if I have questions. I feel like he really cares about my progress.

Posted Nov 5, 2015

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Experience

Spanish Instructor
Sep 2011 - Present

Washtenaw Community College

Spanish instructor at the Division of Economic and Community Development (formerly called Department of LifeLong Learning).

Chemistry Teacher
Apr 1981 - Jul 1985

Universidad Catolica Andres Bello

Chemistry teacher at the Faculty of Engineering of Andres Bello Catholic University.

Education

Master in Environmental Chemistry
Sep 1984 - Feb 1989

Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas

Licenciate in Chemistry
Sep 1974 - May 1980

Universidad Simon Bolivar (Caracas, Venezuela)

Languages

French

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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