Leonardo Rivera

Leonardo R.

Tampa, FL

About Leonardo R.

Leonardo teaches: Ages 2 to 85
Teaching since: 1990
Last sign in: Yesterday


Doing what I love: teaching, training, interacting with people. I retired from the army after 28 years of active and reserve military service, so now I have time to do privately what I did for the army for so many years: teach and train people. For many years I presented seminars in Spanish and English in Central and South America as well as the Caribbean on many subjects to adults of all ranks. I am a Florida State Certified Spanish teacher. My Bachelor's degree is in Political Science from the University of Puerto Rico, and I hold minors in History and French. I am (since 1993) a financial adviser (stock broker, RIA) and a licensed insurance agent, which is my other passion and area of expertise. This tutoring for me is not a job; it is a passion, just another way I do what I love - teaching, advising and interacting with people. If this sounds like what you want, hope to hear from you soon.


Aug 2010 - Present
Privately, self-employeed

Teach ASVAB, Finance, Spanish, English, Managerial Accounting

Retired Officer
Jun 1982 - Jul 2010
US Army

Logistics and Special Operations (Latin American Specialist), Instructor


BA Political Science, minors in History, French, Spanish
Aug 1978 - May 1982
University of Puerto Rico

Languages Spoken

German, French, Portuguese
Limited Proficiency
Spanish and English
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Series 7, 63, 65, Insurance license 2-15
Jan 1993

12 Reviews on Leonardo R.

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Russ S. May 24, 2017
· Spanish · Online Very knowledgeable and experienced teacher.
Alexandria B. May 24, 2017
· Spanish · Online Great very knowledgeable
matt May 17, 2017
· Spanish · Online Great teacher. Wish I found him sooner. Funny and smart.
Anu P. May 5, 2017
· Spanish · Online This is my first lesson. Leonardo made me feel comfortable in learning a new language by providing good examples and study assignment. It is always beneficial learning from a native speaker, which I am now experiencing. I would love to continue my lessons with him and become a good Spanish speaker.
matt Apr 21, 2017
· Spanish · Online Fantastic. Really good guy!
Matt R. Mar 29, 2017
· Spanish · Online From the start it's very easy to build a rapport with Leonardo. He is funny and engaging, which makes it easier to follow along. I'm looking forward to continuing lessons with him and improving my Spanish.
David Mar 22, 2017
· Spanish · Online Great teacher. Just what I was looking for.
mihajlo Jan 21, 2017
· Spanish · Online This was my first class with Leonardo and i think he is really good teacher
Jacob Nov 5, 2016
· Business · In studio Lt. Colonel Rivera is the best instructor/tutor I have encountered in my four years of college grade academia. His mastery of finance and military history/philosophy has had a direct positive impact on my career path and education level that cannot be overstated. Lt. Colonel Rivera will be the wisest instructor you'll have the honor of learning under. He will turn your failing grades in mid semester to 90%+ final grades with the work ethic and educational adaptability found only in higher level military education. You -will- become a better human being just by conversing with him. His leadership has that impact upon everyone he encounters. With his educational tenacity and understanding of the material, your grades will improve and exceed your wildest expectations. I speak from experience as my failing grade in finance became a 91% and my other classes rose from 83s and 86s to 95s and 97s. You hire this tutor and you get not only that but a mentor and role model. Consider Lt. Colonel Rivera as a instructor if you're serious about your immediate and continued success in academics, life, and career choice.
Alisha M. Sep 18, 2016
· Spanish · Online Leonardo is very patient and professional. If you would like to learn to speak Spsnish, I highly recommend him.
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