Gregorio Melean

Gregorio M.

Ann Arbor, MI
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Lesson Details

Spanish

Levels Taught:
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.
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About

Gregorio passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Gregorio delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 10+

Teaching since:
April 1981

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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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

Photos & Videos

Learn the names of fingers in Spanish.
Learn how to say "here", "there", "over there", "around here" and "around there" in Spanish.
Photo by Gregorio M.

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55 Reviews

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T T. Sep 13, 2017
Spanish · Online

Excellent first lesson. Looking forward to the next class.

Christine H. Sep 8, 2017
Spanish · Online

I'm in 4th grade and just finished my first lesson with Gregorio. He is awesome!

Catherine Jul 6, 2017
Spanish · Online

Nick S. Jun 28, 2017
Spanish · Online

Gregorio is great! He's great at tailoring the lesson to whatever you're interested in, and takes just the right speed.

Rechelle M. Jun 28, 2017
Spanish · Online

Really awesome instructor! Very knowledgeable and patient. Highly recommend!

Romita D. Jun 15, 2017
Spanish · Online

Great lesson

Robin May 30, 2017
Spanish · Online

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.

Romita D. May 4, 2017
Spanish · Online

Gregorio was really nice and I enjoyed learning from him.

Diane S. Apr 25, 2017
Spanish · Online

Sandra M. Mar 14, 2017
Spanish · Online

Lots of useful grammar and vocabulary. Good lesson.

Rebecca L. Mar 7, 2017
Spanish · Online

Kalleen Mar 6, 2017
Spanish · Online

Gregorio is very detailed with lots of information and makes sure I am keeping up with him.

Kayla C. Feb 27, 2017
Spanish · Online

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! :)

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Keshia Feb 26, 2017
Spanish · Online

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.

Rechelle Feb 7, 2017
Spanish · Online

Very friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him!

Crystal P. Jan 6, 2017
Spanish · Online

Excellent teacher! Very good experience conversing and asking questions to practice Spanish. Also, very patient. Would recommend to others.

M H. Dec 15, 2016
Spanish · Online

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.

Crystal P. Nov 14, 2016
Spanish · Online

Ashley J. Oct 14, 2016
Spanish · Online

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.

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Judith K. Oct 13, 2016
Spanish · Online

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.

Caroline K. Oct 11, 2016
Spanish · Online

Great!

Judith K. Oct 11, 2016
Spanish · Online

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.

Kent Pham Sep 14, 2016
Spanish · Online

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.

GOWRISHANKAR (Gowri) J. Aug 6, 2016
Spanish · Online

Wondeful

Vincent R. Jul 29, 2016
Spanish · Online

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!

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Anthony Jul 14, 2016
Spanish · Online

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.

Rho A. Jul 3, 2016
Spanish · Online

He's was helpful, thorough, funny, knowledgeable, and it was evident that he had put thought into the lesson plan.

Rho A. Jul 3, 2016
Spanish · Online

He's was helpful, thorough, funny, knowledgeable, and it was evident that he had put thought into the lesson plan.

Maria H. Jun 29, 2016
Spanish · Online

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.

shalina murrell Jun 23, 2016
Spanish · Online

Great teacher.

Connie C. Jun 20, 2016
Spanish · Online

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

Arnav May 11, 2016
Spanish · Online

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.

Lisa L. Apr 18, 2016
Spanish · Online

Gregorio is a wonderful & patient teacher. He provides great examples and lessons to help you with your trouble areas.

Tama B. Mar 25, 2016
Spanish · Online

Very good at finding what works to make information stick!

Tama B. Mar 24, 2016
Spanish · Online

Very good at finding what works to make information stick!

Jon F. Mar 19, 2016
Spanish · Online

Great experience!

Kirsten W. Mar 9, 2016
Spanish · Online

The first lesson went great !! I can't wait for my next lesson !

erin Mar 8, 2016
Spanish · Online

Very patient! Feel confident I will be able to speak confidently and fluently in due time!

Eric Nylander Mar 8, 2016
Spanish · Online

Good talk with Gregorio today!

Jacqueline M. Mar 5, 2016
Spanish · Online

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

Sam H. Mar 1, 2016
Spanish · Online

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

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Yi Zhang Feb 29, 2016
Spanish · Online

Very nice teacher. I love his class.

Aminah W. Feb 27, 2016
Spanish · Online

Great Instructor!!!

Lee Feb 19, 2016
Spanish · Online

Gregorio is very helpful and made it easy to understand for someone with no Spanish experience.

Alma Clarissa W. Feb 13, 2016
Spanish · Online

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!!

Janice P. Feb 12, 2016
Spanish · Online

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.

Elena A. Jan 27, 2016
Spanish · Online

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!!

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Brent H. Jan 21, 2016
Spanish · Online

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.

Deirdre G. Jan 18, 2016
Spanish · Online

Gregorio was able to tailor our lesson today to my unique needs at short notice; a very patient and thorough instructor. I am learning!

Emillie N. Jan 17, 2016
Spanish · Online

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.

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Varvara Jan 8, 2016
Spanish · Online

This is my first experience with skype lessons. Gregorio is very good teacher. Cant wait for next lesson

Zachary Grubbs Jan 4, 2016
Spanish · Online

Very thorough and communicated clearly. I would highly recommend him as a tutor!

Nichole October Dec 30, 2015
Spanish · Online

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. :)

simona Dec 20, 2015
Spanish · Online

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.

Madeline Nov 5, 2015
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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.

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