Isa Solano

Isa S.

New York, NY

About Isa S.

Isa teaches: Ages 20 and up
Teaching since: June 2008
Last sign in: More than two months

Overview

Hola a todos!

I have been a Spanish teacher and an English teacher for around six years now. I'm a native speaker from Venezuela with excellent fluency in English. I have a B.A in Language and Literature in the University of the Andes and a master degree in Linguistics from the same university. I'm currently teaching in New York city.

I have a lot of experience teaching students from different countries (South Korea, Germany, England, United States, France, Switzerland...), cultures, ages and all levels of language.

As a teacher, I'm very proactive, which means I never settle with just a book!! I enjoy creating exercises and strategies according to my students' needs and likes. This includes incorporating music, literature, movies and games to the daily lesson. I'm very patient as a teacher and I consider highly important to follow each step on the student's learning process.

As a native speaker with fluency in English and deep knowledge of grammar and phonetics, I can guarantee my students will learn the proper pronunciation of the Spanish/English sounds and
the semantics of the target language lexicon. I'm also highly educated to teach all levels. I'm very comfortable teaching all advance subjects as I'm teaching the basics.
I have also worked with doctors, lawyers, psychologists and other professions teaching specific vocabulary and using specific themes in the lessons.

As a teacher, I appreciate every single student and take them as a unique individual with different interests and goals and it's my job to help them reach those goals in the language they have decided to learn! And this is why I find teaching so fascinating, as it allows me to be part of people's process to reaching a goal.

Photos and Videos

Oh, my wonderful ESL students!

Experience

Teacher/Academic coordinator
Jul 2014 - Present
Language Center

English teacher
Aug 2011 - Sep 2012
Venusa Institute

Spanish teacher
Oct 2006 - Aug 2011
Iowa Institute C.A

Education

Masters Degree in Linguistics
May 2008 - Nov 2013
University of the Andes
B.A Language and Literature
Jan 2003 - Jul 2007
University of the Andes

Languages Spoken

English
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

B.A in Language and Literature
Jun 2008
Universidad de los Andes

Awards

Magna cum laude
Jun 2008
Universidad de los Andes

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Rita C. May 14, 2015
· Spanish · Online My first lesson with Isa was fantastic! She has a very likeable personality, is extremely knowledgeable, and showed patience. I highly recommend her as a Spanish teacher.
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Rachel L. Apr 22, 2015
· Spanish · Online ¿Me encanata Isa! I absolutely love her teaching. She is smart, engaging, fun to work with, and very creative. The lessons are a combination of conversation mixed with grammar. She gives me interesting homework that involves listening to songs and picking out specific grammatical aspects, reading, and watching television in Spanish. I never do online reviews, but I had to do this one for Isa because she truly is a gem. ‼I recommend her highly!!
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Rachel L. Apr 22, 2015
· Spanish · Online ¿Me encanata Isa! I absolutely love her teaching. She is smart, engaging, fun to work with, and very creative. The lessons are a combination of conversation mixed with grammar. She gives me interesting homework that involves listening to songs and picking out specific grammatical aspects, reading, and watching television in Spanish. I never do online reviews, but I had to do this one for Isa because she truly is a gem. ‼I recommend her highly!!
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Anna R. Jul 20, 2014
· Spanish · In studio For three weeks I went to a daily Spanish private course with Isa and got to know this amazing woman and teacher. Isa is very cheerful and enthusiastic teacher and creates the lessons due to the specific needs of every student. As she used a lot of creative teaching methods as analyzing songs and reading short stories I had a lot of fun and never got bored. I learned so much and I am very sad I can't continue taking lessons as I had a really great time learning Spanish with Isa!!
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