Javier Donaire

Javier D.

Riverside, CA

About Javier D.

Background check: Last verified 01/12/2016
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Javier teaches: Ages 10 to 60
Teaching since: January 2011
Last sign in: 3 days ago


Hola, cómo estás? I am a certified native teacher. I love teaching, and have all my life. I was born in Madrid, Spain, and I now live in California. My native born language skills, immersed here in America, make me an excellent option for a tutor. In my opinion, it is highly recommended to get a native tutor for learning a foreign language.I am certified to teach through Sonorele Learning Awareness, in Spain.

I know how to teach you Spanish in the best way, with fun and effective classes, with patience, and with speaking slowly and clearly. You will learn proper pronunciation, our expressions, our culture and our customs, by enjoying and practicing with me, through one on one conversation, exercises, repetition, and homework.

In regards to how I teach, I incorporate the essential modalities of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. By practicing with all these forms, you will feel success in a few classes.
I am flexible with my hours, and I am available to travel to meet personally or to do a class online, either individually or in a small group. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve excellence in your studies!

Muchas gracias por tu atención.

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Spanish tutor

Sep 2012 - Present

I have a lot of experience. My students include: elementary, middle school, high school, college students. Also, I have taught healthcare professionals, flight attendants, business people, teachers (even some Spanish teachers from USA).
I am a physical education teacher and a tennis padel coach as well. These additional teaching skills give me a better understanding about students and how to educate them.
Every student is different, and I can meet their individual needs.

Spanish tutor

May 2012 - Nov 2015



Jan 2012 - Present
Sonorele Learning Awareness, Spain

TAFAD (physical education)

Sep 1994 - Jul 1996
I.E.S. Palomeras

Languages Spoken


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Programación de cursos de ELE a partir del sistema verbal español

Jul 2015
Sonora ELE Language Awareness


Spanish tutor certified from Spain

Feb 2012
Sonora ELE Language Awareness (Spain)
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44 Reviews on Javier D.

Valerie L. Nov 19, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Great. Attentive and encouraging. Substantive.
JUNE G. Oct 29, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
I am an adult beginner in Spanish and needed to learn the language quickly for some upcoming travel. Javier has done a wonderful job at making me feel comfortable with my pronunciation and I feel that I am progressing at a good pace. His lessons are educational and fun and his homework assignments are very worthwhile. I can recommend him for beginners all the way to advanced Spanish as it is his native language and his teaching methods are perfect for absorbing and remembering the idiosyncrasies as well as the general rules for the Spanish language in terms of grammar, structure and pronunciation. You will not find a more personable, effective or informed Spanish teacher.
June Oct 20, 2016
Spanish · Online
I am a beginner in Spanish and have taken lessons with Javier for several months now. He is a fantastic teacher and makes the lessons fun and informative--and he makes sure my pronunciation is correct. I am an adult and thoroughly enjoy his teaching style and energy. He would be good for any level student and I recommend him highly.
Paula Crutchley Sep 27, 2016
Spanish · Online
Javier is great. He has the patience of a saint. Thank you Javier - I am glad I found you.
Connie Sep 13, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
I learned more a lot in my first lesson. Javier's approach is simple and effective.
Looking forward to my next lesson.
Drew Sep 7, 2016
Spanish · Online
I've been taking lessons with Javier for a bit over a month now.
He's been absolutely great to work with - extremely personable, and is great at recognizing weaknesses, and making sure you continue to work on them.
Iona C. Aug 5, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
I had my first Spanish lesson with Javier yesterday 8-4-16 and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute! I was having so much fun, the time flew by! I am looking forward to many more lessons and learning the language (Spanish) very well!
Missy Jul 14, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Been having a great experience learning Espanol with Javier! He is very thorough and motivating! If I could I would take lessons every day with him!
Pablo A. Jul 11, 2016
Spanish · In studio
Verified Student
Javier is very professional and motivating!
Michael Jun 24, 2016
Spanish · Online
Great teacher. Yo hablo y entiendo un poco español ahora
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