Ra Ruiz Leon
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hola!
My name is Ra. I teach FLAMENCO, as well as Latin Dance (Salsa, Merengue, Bachata) and I also teach CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH.

About Ra R.

Hola!

My name is Ra. I am a dancer, poet, and educator. I specialize in teaching conversational Spanish and Dance (Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Flamenco). I am a native Spanish speaker. Originally from Puerto Rico, I grew up between PR and New York City. I graduated from The New School University and lived abroad several years teaching language in Bilingual Schools. As a Teaching Artist I aim to help my students become more comfortable and achieve their goals with our sessions.

*If you are booking me for Spanish Lessons please note that I focus only on conversational Spanish. I work with students who have a basic/beginner knowledge of Spanish and are looking to practice conversation and improve their skill.*

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Janiya
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Ra is so great. She is patient and really knows her stuff. Definitely flexible in scheduling and she is so great with teaching my daughter.

Posted Dec 22, 2019
Arianna L.
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I elected to choose an online Spanish teacher for my daughter Arianna who is nine years old - after unsuccessful locating a local Spanish speaking class/teacher. Haven't had any experience with online teachers, I asked Take Lessons to recommend a Spanish native speaker from Puerto Rico. I needed to find someone who understands and is very familiar with the pronunciation of the Latin dialect. Ra's focus is conversational language; however, she was more than willing to take on the challenge of starting from the beginning with the basics, such as the alphabet, number, months, etc. and building into conversational sentences with Arianna. She is extremely easy to interact with, soft-spoken, and processes a genuine love of teaching. My daughter looks forward to their weekly meetings while embracing her Latin roots. We are immensely pleased with Ra. We would highly recommend her without reservation. Sincerely, The Lopez Family

Posted Oct 29, 2019
Luke
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Ra is great!

Posted Jan 4, 2019
Jessica
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Ra is patient, friendly, and approachable. I definitely recommend her if you want to practice your Spanish speaking skills!

Posted Dec 6, 2018
sheena
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ra is a great instructor—very down to earth, funny and approachable. i really appreciated her ability to understand my learning style and goals, and tailor her offerings to meet them. if you are looking to gain more confidence in speaking spanish, i suggest you take classes with ra. many teachers out there may try to help you learn to speak perfectly, but ra focuses on helping you learn to be understood, and i find this much more useful. i’ll be taking more classes with ra, for sure. thank you!

Posted Nov 26, 2018
Hector
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Ra was very professional, welcoming and well knowledgeable to say the least. For a beginner such as myself with no prior experience, not once did I feel left out or that I couldn't catch up to her and it was all due to Ra being willing to not only revisit the steps but to do it all over again if necessary. Ra does not only engage and interacts with you very well, but she makes certain that you are also having fun all while learning. In conclusion, I highly recommend Ra if you are looking to get your Latin groove on!

Posted Aug 14, 2018
Damaris
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Ra is such an amazing teacher . She was very patient and kind with me making me feel at ease right away . Ra was understanding about me speaking some Spanish but being hesitant of having a Spanish conversation due to me not being fluent . She was great at taking the pressure off and actually getting you to enjoy the language and speaking it .very uplifting and I never felt discouraged if I messed up . I definitely recommend her

Posted Jul 9, 2018
Dante
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I had the most amazing experience with Ra!! She was very friendly and extremely motivational, especially for a novice such as my self. I felt really comfortable while learning, and had allot of un along the way! Ra is very knowledgeable and I'm excited for my next lesson.

Posted Jun 15, 2018
Maria G
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Ra, is not only very patient with her students, but is also interested in making sure your goals are being met. Before we got together for rehearsal she asked me what I wanted to accomplish so we could structure the class around that. She has a great sense of humor so she will make you feel comfortable when taking her class!

Posted Jun 15, 2018

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Experience

Teacher
Sep 2007 - Present

Self

Education

Flamenco
Oct 2015 - Present

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

BA
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011

The New School University

Creative Writing & Spoken Word
Jun 2008 - Oct 2010

Urban Word NYC

Latin Dance- salsa, merengue, bachata
Aug 2002 - May 2009

Salsa Salsa

Puertorican Folkloric Dance
Sep 1997 - Jun 2001

Escuela de Bomba Mayaguez

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Flamenco & Spanish Dance
Jul 2019

Jacobs Pillow

Dance- Cross Training
Jul 2018

Noche Flamenca

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