Matias de Paula
San Diego, CA
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Matias de Paula

Matias D.

San Diego, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I’m originally from Argentina and I started teaching Spanish after I got a Fulbright scholarship to come to teach in the USA.
I have over 15 years of experience teaching both Spanish as a foreign/second language in classrooms and as a private tutor.
I love to make my lessons fun and memorable using interesting materials, songs and games.
I make most of the material I use and I always put emphasis on oral communication which is the main reason why people study languages!
I can help you improve your exam scores, get ready for that upcoming trip abroad, or simply learn Spanish for fun!

About Matias D.

MA in Linguistics
BA in TESOL
Over 15 years of experience teaching both, English and Spanish as a foreign/second language
Content Creation (TpT)
Teacher Trainer and Presenter
Fulbright Scholar Alumni (2008-2009)
Cambridge University Best Practice in State Education Scholarship (2011)

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Teresa
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Matias is personable, friendly, and professional. He has experience teaching diverse age groups and is able to quickly assess students' learning needs. Lessons are fun and reinforced with optional learning activities provided by Matias between lessons. I highly recommend this teacher.

Posted May 3, 2021
Sydney A.
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Very prepared. Friendly, easy going manner. Great with kids.

Posted Mar 31, 2021
Dawn B.
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Great experience on my first class. Excited for my next class!

Posted Mar 4, 2021
Reuben F.
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Matias,

Seems to be very conscientious of his students. He knows how people learn a language. I like that he is a professional Spanish teacher and a native speaker. He has a very good demeanor but keeps the lesson going. So far I have thoroughly enjoyed my time learning Spanish with Matias and look forward to my next class.

Posted Feb 17, 2021
Robin
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He’s an awesome teacher

Posted Jan 14, 2021
Jessica S.
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My son is 9 yrs old and absolutely loves working with Matias!! He is on his 9th lesson and has learned so much already. He looks forward to meeting with him online every week!!!

Posted Jul 9, 2020
Sherry
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Matias is a very helpful and patient teacher. His classes are fun and dynamic, and you learn a lot in the process. He has a very strong knowledge of the grammar and the vocabulary of Spanish language. He is a native Spanish speaker which helped me a lot in developing my conversational skills in his classes. I strongly recommend him for Spanish learners at any level.

Posted Apr 12, 2020
Glen
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Very relaxed nature, but we covered a lot of content in our 90 minute lesson and I already feel like I'm making progress.

Posted Oct 17, 2017
Estefanía
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He's an awesome teacher, innovative, curious and energetic. You go to classes knowing it's going to be good, and that by the end of it you will learn something new.

Posted Aug 31, 2017
Daniela Cerbino

Matías and I first met through the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching program in 2008 and have remained in touch ever since. We have worked together and collaborated thtoughout the years in various ways. Matías is a dedicated and experienced teacher who strives to create memorable and practical lessons. He likes making students think out of the box and often brings his interests to the classroom, making for a content-based class. He is creative and tries new methodologies and ideas, as he is up-to-date on the latest language teaching trends. He is also fun and kind-hearted. I strongly recommend Matías and doubt you'll find a better language teacher.

Posted Aug 30, 2017

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Experience

Spanish Instructor
Sep 2018 - Present

University of San Diego

Spanish Instructor
Apr 2018 - Present

San Diego Padres, CA

English Instructor
Mar 2010 - Present

dp School, Argentina

ESL Instructor
Aug 2017 - Jun 2019

American Language Institute, San Diego State University, CA

Spanish Instructor
Jul 2016 - Jul 2017

Angelo State University, TX

Graduate Spanish Teaching Assistant
Aug 2014 - May 2016

West Virginia University, WV

ESL Instructor
Apr 2008 - Aug 2014

BOP, Argentina

English Instructor
Mar 2005 - Apr 2008

ENS, Argentina

Education

MA: Linguistics
Aug 2014 - May 2016

WVU

BA: TESOL
Mar 2003 - Dec 2006

IPCL, Argentina

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Music in the Spanish/ELE class
Feb 2020

Universidad de Salamanca

Teaching Knowledge Test
Jun 2009

University of Cambridge

Awards

Cambridge University Best Practice in State Education
Jul 2011

Cambridge University

Fulbright FLTA Scholarship
Dec 2007

Fulbright

Affiliations

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Jun 2019
The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related literatures and cultures at all levels of education.

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