If you are looking for a native Spanish speaker that knows how to teach the language in an engaging and creative way, you are in the right place. I was born and raised in Peru and lived in Venezuela for many years. I have travelled a lot, and currently live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my family. My former training was in law, as I was an attorney in South America. However, since 2010, I have found great enjoyment teaching Spanish to people of different ages, levels, and backgrounds. I am very committed to sharing my knowledge and passion for the Spanish language. My students include people that want to learn Spanish as a personal goal, traveling purposes, college students, and professionals that need Spanish for their work. I have the knowledge and experience to show my students the way to fluency in an intuitive and practical way. I have also taught Spanish to children, from preschool through high school. Some have no previous knowledge of the language, and some need help with the Spanish they are learning in school. It has been very rewarding to see them improve their knowledge, grades, and motivation to learn. About my teaching style, I focus on conversational Spanish with good grammar and pronunciation. My lessons are engaging, fun, interactive, practical, and organized. I will guide you step by step to reach each milestone in your exciting journey. If you are a beginner student, you will get a solid foundation of Spanish from me. As a native speaker I will teach you the correct pronunciation from day one. Since I am also bilingual, you can feel free to ask me questions in English when you need it. I would be happy to help you in your first steps; I explain things in an easy way, I am very patient, flexible, intuitive, and creative in my teaching. At the intermediate level, we will review what you learned before, and head to more advanced conversations and structures. You will increase your vocabulary and your conversation skills at this level. As a native speaker I can teach you common expressions spoken by native speakers, but often not well covered in textbooks. My goal with advanced students is to keep the language alive and reach fluency; we converse a lot and review some grammar structures if needed. Spanish is a rich language spoken in many countries and I can show you the different uses and meanings in the language. You should know that I am a people person that really enjoys teaching Spanish. I am organized, always prepared, committed to my teaching, and I always want my students to have fun while they are learning. It would be an honor to help you with your Spanish. I hope to see you and talk to you soon. Marisol Additional Information: - BEFORE purchasing lessons from me, please review my availability times to work within your schedule. Students usually take lessons once a week. - 20-minute lessons are meant as demo lessons. Regular lessons are recommended to be for 45 or 60 minutes. - I offer affordable rates for couples, two siblings or two friends that want to take lessons together. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2010
Teaches ages 16+
Speaks English, Spanish
Has background check
Marisol is an incredibly talented, warm, brilliant teacher. My hope in working with Marisol was to begin learning Spanish as my fiancé and his family speak Spanish as their first language at home. I’ve been taking lessons with Marisol for over six months and have learned an enormous amount of vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, comprehension and confidence! I was nervous to start this journey, and Marisol has been encouraging, patient, understanding and welcoming every step of the way. I highly recommend Marisol to anyone wanting to learn or enhance their Spanish. She is the best!
Marisol has been tutoring my now 12- year-old daughter for over 2 years. She participated in a dual language program throughout elementary school, but needed some additional Spanish conversational time especially during Covid, when school was remote. Marisol speaks only Spanish to her during their hour lesson, giving her an opportunity to stretch her abilities. Marisol has also taught her verb tenses and grammar that she doesn’t learn in school. My daughter is now bilingual and sounds like a native speaker. If you are looking for lessons or just a chance to speak conversational Spanish, we highly recommend Marisol!
I love taking lessons with Marisol! She is kind, patient, and smart... and is a superb teacher. My Spanish has grown tremendously in the time I have been working with her. I had no familiarity with the language before starting my lessons with Marisol, and I now find myself comfortable speaking and understanding Spanish in a way I would never have thought possible in under a year. My lessons with her are the highlight of my week... highly recommend!