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Rickie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 7+

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I am an Online Spanish/ESL Teacher. I studied Spanish and Business at Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville.

I pride myself on teaching authentic Spanish and English. This means that my students learn not only how to speak like the natives, by using their colloquial terms and phrases, but they also learn to understand them as well (understanding native speakers can be one of the toughest obstacles of language learning).

I have been fluent in Spanish for 10 years. I teach all levels of learners (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). I studied Spanish in school and learned a majority of it on my own. I will teach my students how to reduce their English accents, and they will learn the popular slang, phrases, and expressions of native speakers. My methods are unorthodox, simply because I cater to my student's learning style, as opposed to a school course where they don't focus on the individual. I am all about making it an enjoyable experience.

Last year I created a blog, and a video channel called, Bilingüe Blogs, where I give tips about how to successfully learn Spanish/English. I have over 2,500 subscribers and it is rapidly growing, so I know that my methods are working. Native Spanish speakers always mistake me for a native whenever they hear me speak, due to the words that I use and my lack of an American accent when I speak. At my previous jobs, I have helped break the language barrier between English and Spanish speakers, by becoming the interpreter/translator. I use Spanish as much as possible throughout my day. One of my Spanish songs that I produced, wrote, and sung, was actually featured on an album 2 months ago.

I have learned many dialects over the years, but my favorites are those of the Caribbean, and Colombia. I am still very knowledgeable on the dialects of Mexico, Argentina, Panama, Spain, and Venezuela. I'm currently digging into
those of Chile, and Peru. I'm looking forward to helping you become a fluent Spanish speaker.

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Spanish Tutor
Sep 2016 - Present
Bilingüe Blogs

I teach students Spanish and English through Skype or Google Hangouts.
I make Youtube videos, podcast, and blog posts to help people learn English or Spanish.

Freelance ES-EN Translator
Sep 2015 - Present

I translate documents written in English into Spanish and vice versa.


Aug 2010 - May 2015
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
High school Diploma
Aug 2006 - May 2010
Waubonsie Valley High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Oct 2016

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Photos & Videos

Rolling your R's.. Learn the one thing that all English speakers want to learn to do.
Check this video out to see what you'll be capable of after learning with me!
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7 Reviews

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Patrick Mar 25, 2018
Spanish · Online

Tatiane S. Feb 26, 2018
ESL · Online

Rickie has good materials to teach me. He records audio, has homework sets and power point files.
He is also trys to explain things in different ways until I get it well.

Cierra, C. Feb 15, 2018
Spanish · Online

It's great! He helps us when we need help, but keeps us moving forward in progress. We review our last lesson with conversational challenges and move forward with the lesson plan. He enforces the information with more conversing challenges after the lesson, followed by homework. He customizes the lessons based on an individuals level and desire. I'm understanding the language in its grammatical context and learning vocabulary all at once. Five lessons in, I am anticipating fluency soon! I just have to keep practicing!

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Torrie B. Feb 10, 2018
Spanish · Online

Ashley N. Jan 30, 2018
Spanish · Online

Very well paced!
The lesson plan was well thought out and Rickie was very patient.

Sreejith N. Jan 24, 2018
Spanish · Online

Thanks rickie it was an excellent lecture

Crystal Dec 6, 2017
Spanish · Online

He was very informative, the visual-learning Power point aids were very helpful. His pace was effective, and the lesson was well planned and prepared.

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