Javier Donaire

Javier D.

Riverside, CA
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Javier passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Javier delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 10 to 60

Teaching since:
January 2011

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.
Saludos,
Javier

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Experience

Spanish tutor
Sep 2012 - Present
Javier

I have a lot of experience, I am teaching 6-8 hours every day. 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.

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Spanish tutor
May 2012 - Nov 2015
Javier

Education

Certified
Jan 2012 - Present
Sonorele Learning Awareness, Spain
TAFAD (physical education)
Sep 1994 - Jul 1996
I.E.S. Palomeras

Languages

English
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Programación de cursos de ELE a partir del sistema verbal español
Jul 2015
Sonora ELE Language Awareness

Awards

Spanish tutor certified from Spain
Feb 2012
Sonora ELE Language Awareness (Spain)

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60 Reviews

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Evan Apr 13, 2017
Spanish · Online

Javier was excellent!

Joseph Mar 24, 2017
Spanish · Online

Javier is a fantastic teacher. He is very knowledgeable about the spanish language he is teaching and is a talented tutor. I highly recommend him!

Anita C. Mar 16, 2017
Spanish · Online

Javier is an excellent teacher. He gives great explanations and examples. Learning a new language is hard work, but he makes it interesting and fun. I have learned a lot in a short amount of time. I look forward to my lessons with Javier!

Anita Mar 16, 2017
Spanish · Online

Javier is an excellent teacher. He provides clear explanations and examples. Learning a new language is hard work, but he makes it interesting and fun. I've learned a lot in a short amount of time. I look forward to each lesson with Javier!

David Mar 14, 2017
Spanish · Online

Very helpful. He is excellent instructor. Easy going.

Taylor Mar 9, 2017
· Online

I have taken lessons from Javier for about a year and a half. He is helpful, patient, encouraging and flexible. I Highly recommend him.

Karla Feb 28, 2017
Spanish · Online

Javier does a Great job of Teaching on a personal Level

Scott Feb 24, 2017
Spanish · Online

Javier is awesome. Makes the classes fun and is really patient with us. Definitely recommend. Perfect accent.

JUNE G. Feb 8, 2017
Spanish · Online

If you're looking for a great Spanish teacher who can teach grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary and make the whole experience enjoyable, Javier is the teacher for you. I started with little to no knowledge of Spanish and I feel that I have progressed a lot in the 7 months or so that I've been studying with him. I give Javier my thanks for being a wonderful and patient teacher and also give him my highest recommendation. I think any person of any age or ability would agree with me.

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Hua Feb 2, 2017
Spanish · Online

He is able to teach Spanish in a fun way. My kids' seem to enjoy his class.

Elizabeth A. Feb 1, 2017
Spanish · In studio

Javier has been a very dedicated tutor for my sons and they have grown to understand, read and speak Spanish SO much better. He has been patient, creative and yet continues to challenge them to improve their comfort level and practical use of the Spanish language. I am very, very happy with Javier!!!!

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Rachel L. Jan 31, 2017
Spanish · Online

Amazing teacher!! He's very easy to learn with and is always trying to find the best way to explain tricky grammar.

Joseph A. Jan 30, 2017
Spanish · Online

Javier is an excellent Spanish-language teacher. He is knowledgeable and caring and works hard to improve my skills. I would recommend him to any aspiring student.

Traci F. Jan 13, 2017
Spanish · Online

NO-SHOW!

Traci F. Jan 13, 2017
Spanish · Online

First impression.....LATE!!!!! 45 min LATE!!!!!!!!!

Nam Dec 21, 2016
Spanish · Online

My son had fun every time he took class with Javier!

Valerie L. Nov 19, 2016
Spanish · Online

Great. Attentive and encouraging. Substantive.

JUNE G. Oct 29, 2016
Spanish · Online

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.

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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.

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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

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

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

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

Javier is very professional and motivating!

Michael Jun 24, 2016
Spanish · Online

Great teacher. Yo hablo y entiendo un poco español ahora

Missy Jun 24, 2016
Spanish · Online

He is spectacular! Very thorough! Really wants me to succeed at speaking Spanish, but also speaking it correctly! Great teacher!

Julian A. Jun 22, 2016
Spanish · Online

Donovan B. thanks he is great love him. He is awesome

Julian A. Jun 22, 2016
Spanish · Online

Donovan, thanks he is great love him. He is awesome

Julian A. Jun 22, 2016
Spanish · Online

Just great the boys love him. He is awesome

Julian A. Jun 22, 2016
Spanish · Online

The children love him. know how to keep my grandchildren attention. He is just great.

Laura Y. Jun 17, 2016
Spanish · Online

Javier is a great instructor! Very knowledgable and has a lot of patience. Very excited to work with him

Camille Jun 16, 2016
Spanish · Online

Javier was very helpful with assisting me to get started with Skype. I learned a lot and will be practicing everyday. I am looking forward to lesson 2!

Michelle May 21, 2016
Spanish · Online

Excellent on guiding you how to pronounce Spanish properly. Great enthusiastic teacher.

Bridget M. May 20, 2016
Spanish · Online

I've had two lessons with Javier so far and they have been great! Javier is really patient and tailors my lessons to my individual weaknesses in Spanish. I'm looking forward to continuing my lessons and would highly recommend him as a tutor!

Adrianna Z. Apr 13, 2016
Spanish · Online

My granddaughter loved it! She truly enjoys working with Javier and I cannot wait for her next lesson.

Nana R. Apr 7, 2016
Spanish · Online

There are some people who can speak Spanish, there are another -who can teach! I consider myself lucky to have Javier as my teacher.

Sesha Apr 5, 2016
Spanish · Online

Excellent instructor! He has a good lesson plan and the pace is suited for a beginner such as me.

Barry H. Mar 26, 2016
Spanish · Online

Hi very good first lesson it feels a very good approach looking forward to the. Next month

Eric Mar 25, 2016
Spanish · Online

Javier is an expert in both Latin American and Castillian Spanish, it is great that he is able to teach both. I appreciated that he paid special attention to proper pronunciation, which is exactly what I needed help with. He is a great teacher!

Joseph A. Mar 11, 2016
Spanish · Online

Javier is an excellent teacher, who shaped the lesson to meet my particular needs as a Spanish student. I am looking forward to more classes with him

Dale S. Feb 16, 2016
Spanish · In studio

Just my first lesson; but seems to be a good instructor. I plan to add an extra lesson each week.

Scott Feb 16, 2016
Spanish · In studio

Fabulous personality, patient demeanor, creative discussion. Would be great for one-on-one lessons.

Gamal P. Jan 24, 2016
Spanish · Online

Javier is a fantastic teacher and is very focused. He makes you feel comfortable and excited to learn spanish 'The Easy Way'.

GJP

Patrice Shannon Jan 12, 2016
Spanish · Online

Very patient and works at my pace.

Aidan C. Dec 9, 2015
Spanish · Online

Teaches in such a way to make learning easier. A must try and you'll be glad you did !

Bruce Nov 28, 2015
Spanish · In studio

Javier tutored our high school son in Spanish 2 and helped increase her grade. He is really nice. He also has a lot of experience and applies it in a practical way. If you need a good Spanish tutor Javier is my recommendation.

Kathy Nov 23, 2015
· Online

Javier breaks down the spanish for you. Very asy to understand manner. He takes in consideration the goals that I have. I would encourage anyone that is looking to learn this language to get Javier!

candice brown Nov 20, 2015
Spanish · Online

Javier is a fantastic teacher. He helped me a lot with what I needed!

Rachel L. Nov 17, 2015
Spanish · Online

He's a great teacher and really wants to just help improve your level. He's flexible with what you want to do and what you want to achieve in these lessons. So far they have been going great!

Michele P. Nov 14, 2015
Spanish · In home

Loved it. He was very helpful with explaining how to say the words. That's something I really need work on. Also, Javier breaks everything down into manageable steps. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.

Marlen P. Oct 29, 2015
Spanish · In studio

Javier was a very easy going, patient and flexible instructor. I highly recommend him.

Marlen P. Oct 29, 2015
Spanish · In studio

Javier was a very easy going, patient and flexible instructor. I highly recommend him.

William Oct 20, 2015
Spanish · Online

Javier is a good person and a great teacher. Very good experience. Interactive and fun first lesson

Kim Sep 15, 2015
· Online

Javier tutored my daughter in improving her SAT scores! I couldn't wait for the scores to come in each time from the College Board once I realized that my daughter's scores kept increasing each time she took the tests!

Pam Sep 5, 2015
Spanish · Online

He speaks slow and clear. Good quality lessons, I like how he teaches.

Paul Aug 31, 2015
Spanish · In home

Amazing teacher! He really helped me get to the next level. I strongly recommend him... Reliable and responsible.

Angeline Aug 26, 2015
Spanish · In studio

Javier is well prepared to start teaching you at whatever level you are. He does an assessment of your foundation and builds from there. I highly recommend him if you want learn Spanish!

Mary Aug 24, 2015
Spanish · In home

GREAT TUTOR. His classes are the best! I love Spanish. Now I understand

Fran Aug 21, 2015
Spanish · Online

Very good teacher! He knows.

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