Javier Donaire

Javier D.

Riverside, CA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hola, cómo estás? I am a certified native teacher. I was born in Madrid, Spain (Europe), and I live in California since 2014. I love teaching, and have all my life. I know how to teach you Spanish in the best way, with funny and effective classes, with patience, and with speaking slowly and clearly. You will learn the best proper pronunciation, our customs and our expressions. You will be able to speak with expressions, accent, emphasys and more different options of the language that only can be taught by natives teachers.
We will learn by enjoying and practicing, through one to one conversation, exercises, repetitions and homework.
Should be great as well to do lessons with 2 students . It is cheaper and works really really good.

Nos vemos ! :)

Saludos, Javier

About Javier D.

Hola, cómo estás? I am a certified native teacher. I was born in Madrid, Spain (Europe), and I live in California since 2014.
I love teaching, and have all my life.
I have a lot of experience; I know how to teach Spanish in the best way, mexican style and any latin style as well.

With effective lessons, with patience and with speaking slowly and clearly. You will learn grammar, the best proper pronunciation, the differences of our languages, our expressions, slang, etc ... with a profesional tutor who knows exactly what is doing due to his academic preparation and experience.

You will be able to speak with great accent, emphasys, positions of the mouth ... and more options of the language that it is advasible to be taught by natives teachers.

We will learn by enjoying and practicing, through one to one conversation, exercises, repetitions, movies, books, songs ...
By practicing with all these forms, you will feel success in a few classes.

Should be great as well to take lessons with 2 students or session groups. Works really good and it´s cheaper. The lessons are more fun because we can interact, so the student learn faster and better.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve excellence in your studies!

Nos vemos ! :) (See you guys)

Javier

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Dean G.
Profile-location-online Online

Javier es excelente. Lo recomiendo a todos. In just two lessons, I have learned an extensive amount. Javier molds his lessons to his students level and needs.

Posted Apr 30, 2019
Fay
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Javier is a great teacher, he takes his time with you to make sure you know the work. He always gives homework and is also very nice, and working with him is very comfortable! He makes sure you’re pronouncing the words correctly, and also how to use words in each different sentence. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to learn Spanish!

Posted Mar 19, 2019
Brad
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1 year learning with him. A little bit hard sometimes, but I love it

Posted Feb 13, 2019
Alice
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Really god.

Posted Feb 13, 2019
Debby S.
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Speaks a bit too fast- not very punctual and very impatient. I asked to spend less time on pronunciation and more time or actually conversing and speaking out loud in conversation, but he gave me a bit of a hard time about this- I don't feel he has prepared anything for me specifically... he just goes off on tangents as we speak. I would like to focus more on conversation and grammar .

Posted Dec 28, 2018
Jasmin
Profile-location-online Online

Javier is great! I really need help speaking Spanish and Javier has lots of teaching tools to help with pronunciation and also for memorization. 8 lessons in and I'm hooked, I look forward to my classes and the fact that I feel like I'm improving and having fun while doing it.

Posted Oct 20, 2018
Fay
Profile-location-online Online

Great teacher! And when were doing the lesson it’s very enjoyable!

Posted Oct 12, 2018
Joseph A.
Profile-location-online Online

Javier is an excellent, caring teacher who sincerely cares about teaching Spanish to his students.

Posted Sep 21, 2018
Michael D
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Best tutor ever

Posted Sep 20, 2018
Ahmed
Profile-location-online Online

Good native tutor. Very good teaching pronunciation

Posted Sep 12, 2018
Ben
Profile-location-online Online

Great

Posted Sep 12, 2018
Gene
Profile-location-online Online

First 10 lessons. Finally, I am speaking spanish.

Posted Sep 10, 2018
Cynthia
Profile-location-online Online

Very good tutor. Thank you

Posted Sep 10, 2018
Anna
Profile-location-online Online

Very patient. He is able to determine the appropriate lessons to help my progression. I enjoy his lessons very much.

Posted Jul 26, 2018
Cody
Profile-location-online Online

Great 10 first lessons. Javiers is very experienced with a good setup for lessons.

Posted May 15, 2018
Christie
Profile-location-online Online

I am learning a lot with Javier. My conversational is much better now.

Posted May 15, 2018
Gen L
Profile-location-online Online

awesome

Posted May 15, 2018
Joseph
Profile-location-online Online

REally good lesson. Great tutor.

Posted May 15, 2018
Evelyne M.
Profile-location-online Online

Today I had my third lesson. I am enjoying the setting, the interaction and the content

Posted Mar 28, 2018
Michele
Profile-location-online Online

I really appreciate Javier. He is truly a good teacher. My pronunciation is poor, but his instructions are great. The guidance on navigating through nouns and adjectives are incredibly helpful. I really love learning with him.

Posted Mar 1, 2018
Melissa
Profile-location-online Online

He is excellent, professional and understanding. I would recommend him to anyone that needs assistance and wants to do well.

Posted Jan 23, 2018
Michelle
Profile-location-online Online

3rd lesson today. Really really good

Posted Jan 21, 2018
Mike
Profile-location-online Online

Javier is an exceptional teacher. I began studying Spanish with him 8 months ago, and the experience has been wonderful.

Posted Jan 10, 2018
Greg
Profile-location-online Online

Really good. His lessons are great

Posted Jan 1, 2018
Izzy
Profile-location-online Online

Javier is really prepared and knows how to maximize the lessons and the time. Great lessons

Posted Dec 17, 2017
Gina
Profile-location-online Online

Great teacher

Posted Dec 16, 2017
Hua
Profile-location-online Online

Kids love to take his lessons.

Posted Dec 8, 2017
Amy ..
Profile-location-online Online

I have been taking Spanish lessons with Javier for 5 lessons now. He currently is helping me set up a strong foundation in pronunciation. Couldn’t be happier with my teacher and will eventually have all three of my children take lessons with Javier as well.

Posted Dec 1, 2017
Bill
Profile-location-online Online

My 3rd lesson. Excellent introduction for a total beginner.

Posted Oct 1, 2017
chris
Profile-location-online Online

Javier is a very good tutor, I have enjoyed working with him and high recommends him.
I can't say the same for takelessons though, my experience with them is not been as good.

Posted Sep 28, 2017
Paola
Profile-location-online Online

Great teacher.

Posted Sep 21, 2017
Evan
Profile-location-online Online

Javier was excellent!

Posted Apr 13, 2017
Joseph
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted Mar 24, 2017
Anita C.
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted Mar 16, 2017
Anita
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted Mar 16, 2017
David
Profile-location-online Online

Very helpful. He is excellent instructor. Easy going.

Posted Mar 14, 2017
Taylor
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Mar 9, 2017
Karla
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Javier does a Great job of Teaching on a personal Level

Posted Feb 28, 2017
Scott
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Feb 24, 2017
JUNE G.
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Feb 8, 2017
Hua
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Feb 2, 2017
Elizabeth A.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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!!!!

Posted Feb 1, 2017
Rachel L.
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Jan 31, 2017
Joseph A.
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Jan 30, 2017
Traci F.
Profile-location-online Online

NO-SHOW!

Posted Jan 13, 2017
Traci F.
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Jan 13, 2017
Nam
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Dec 21, 2016
Valerie L.
Profile-location-online Online

Great. Attentive and encouraging. Substantive.

Posted Nov 19, 2016
JUNE G.
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Oct 29, 2016
June
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Oct 20, 2016
Paula Crutchley
Profile-location-online Online

Javier is great. He has the patience of a saint. Thank you Javier - I am glad I found you.

Posted Sep 27, 2016
Connie
Profile-location-online Online

I learned more a lot in my first lesson. Javier's approach is simple and effective.
Looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted Sep 13, 2016
Drew
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Sep 7, 2016
Iona C.
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted Aug 5, 2016
Missy
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted Jul 14, 2016
Pablo A.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Javier is very professional and motivating!

Posted Jul 11, 2016
Michael
Profile-location-online Online

Great teacher. Yo hablo y entiendo un poco español ahora

Posted Jun 24, 2016
Missy
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Jun 24, 2016
Julian A.
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Donovan B. thanks he is great love him. He is awesome

Posted Jun 22, 2016
Julian A.
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Jun 22, 2016
Julian A.
Profile-location-online Online

Just great the boys love him. He is awesome

Posted Jun 22, 2016
Julian A.
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Jun 22, 2016
Laura Y.
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Jun 17, 2016
Camille
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted Jun 16, 2016
Michelle
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted May 21, 2016
Bridget M.
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted May 20, 2016
Adrianna Z.
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Apr 13, 2016
Nana R.
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Apr 7, 2016
Sesha
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Apr 5, 2016
Barry H.
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Mar 26, 2016
Eric
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted Mar 25, 2016
Joseph A.
Profile-location-online 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

Posted Mar 11, 2016
Dale S.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

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

Posted Feb 16, 2016
Scott
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

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

Posted Feb 16, 2016
Gamal P.
Profile-location-online Online

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

GJP

Posted Jan 24, 2016
Patrice Shannon
Profile-location-online Online

Very patient and works at my pace.

Posted Jan 12, 2016
Aidan C.
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Dec 9, 2015
Bruce
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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.

Posted Nov 28, 2015
Kathy
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted Nov 23, 2015
candice brown
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Nov 20, 2015
Rachel L.
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted Nov 17, 2015
Michele P.
Profile-location-home Student's 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.

Posted Nov 14, 2015
Marlen P.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

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

Posted Oct 29, 2015
Marlen P.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

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

Posted Oct 29, 2015
William
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Oct 20, 2015
Kim
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted Sep 15, 2015
Pam
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Sep 5, 2015
Paul
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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

Posted Aug 31, 2015
Angeline
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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!

Posted Aug 26, 2015
Mary
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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

Posted Aug 24, 2015
Fran
Profile-location-online Online

Very good teacher! He knows.

Posted Aug 21, 2015

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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, lawyers, healthcare professionals, flight attendants, business people, teachers (even 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

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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