- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
About my classes:
I strive to provide the best, most interactive online Spanish classes for every student. We will discuss your needs and obtainable goals so that I can personalize your course material in order to reach them.
If you need Spanish for a specific industry, such as healthcare, travel, academic purposes, relocation or business, I can prepare the necessary materials as well.
Additional information about my experience:
I have been teaching for 8 years and have taught hundreds of students. I have lived in Mexico and Central America and I have traveled extensively throughout many Spanish speaking countries. Combined with my education, qualifications, and teaching experience, living and traveling throughout Latin America has given me the opportunity to experience regional language differences and share that additional knowledge with my students.
Many of my students have gone on to travel, relocate or retire within Latin America, greatly improved their grades in academic Spanish classes, been recognized at work or offered bilingual positions because of their new Spanish abilities.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 8+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- March 2010
I offer online classes in Spanish, English language (ESL/EFL), TOEFL exam prep and writing. I have taught students from age 3 to senior citizens. I have experience teaching in language centers, bilingual schools and in companies.
I have a TEFL diploma, TBE (Teacher of Business English) Certificate, BA in English Language Learner Studies with a minor in History and an MA in Teaching and Learning with Technology with a specialization as an online educator. Currently, I am pursuing my second MA degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
I begin with new student by identifying their priorities and then setting a SMART goal. Based on the timeline, I make an action plan that we follow so the student can see progress in each and every class. We reevaluate goals and materials as needed.
To make the online classes more interesting and effective, we will use slides to collaborate on the materials together. This allows us to communicate in real time and the information is saved to the drive, so it is easily accessible from any computer, smartphone or tablet.
We can import images, verb charts, worksheets, PDF and doc files, ebooks and videos as needed. Using the tools, you and I will both be able to edit, write and draw on the materials and add any additional notes, links or resources during or between classes.
Please don't hesitate to use the "Ask a question" feature to contact me with any special circumstances or concerns.
I provide small group classes in Spanish to K-12 students. Classes can range from 4 - 12 weeks depending on the topic and they can be live or students can take self-paced online courses via Google Classrooms complete with video instruction, practice assignments, speaking homework, quizzes and more. I am responsible for planning the course curriculum and listing the class on the platform, adding schedules as needed and responding to parent requests. I handle communication with the parents and/or students in regards to questions, progress or special needs and requests. I provide examples for the homework assignments and interact with the students through the discussion board between live classes. I assess students throughout the courses, appropriate for the age, course objectives, and length, and provide an evaluation after the completion of the course.Show More
I deliver training seminars to language programs in non-profit organizations, public schools, and private centers to better educate their teaching staff on involving student participation in the language classroom. The course covers language learning theories and hands-on practice of activities to teach difficult grammar points (actual activities depend on the needs of the organization/school) and those that could be easily adapted for topics, ages, and levels.
I also do freelance consulting for teachers who are interested in working online. I prepare information on different options for online work as an educator (according to their education and experience,, train them on popular online classroom systems, LMSs, online tools to improve interaction in their courses (instructional videos, audios, discussion prompts, infographics, podcasts, surveys, quizzes, project-based and portfolio assessments, etc.) and demonstrate ideas on how they can adapt participatory activities to online platforms during live classes.
I was responsible for creating innovative and dynamic lesson plans for online classes. The plans were for for all levels of students, children and adult and covering a variety of topics. I had to follow the specific instructions by the writing supervisors on how to create a lesson using PowerPoint, what types of activities to include and overall length. Topics assigned to me ranged from vocabulary, grammar, conversation, TOEFL, IELTS and SAT exam prep, business, writing, reading comprehension, lessons for junior students (preschool to 18 years old), interactive arts and crafts and any other special requests from VIP students. All material had to follow their format and be original content appropriate for a 45 minute, online lesson.Show More
As a consultant, I gave online English classes to adults. Student groups ranged from 1 - 6 students and lasted 45 minutes in length. My responsibilities were to review the material before the class, provided guided instruction, correction, and notes for the students, and to make an individual report for each student following every class with feedback and advice. I also had to follow the company´s specific protocol while teaching, help students with IT troubleshooting and differentiate the activities as needed, depending on the student´s background knowledge on the topic, level and size of the group.Show More
I was an English teacher in a bilingual school for preschool, kindergarten, 2nd and 5th grades over the course of 2 school years. In addition to teaching the English language (vocabulary and grammar), I also taught them through content and subjects such as science, math, history, and art. In the second year, the school adopted the AMCO method for teaching, which included the use of technology in the classroom more cooperative activities, such as class discussions, pair, group and teamwork, experiments and hands-on activities.Show More
I taught private and group EFL classes to professional, adult students in companies around Mexico City, such as Western Union and Proctor and Gamble. I was responsible for lesson planning, using books for the students´ specific needs or industry, providing classes, writing feedback following class and assessing the students every three months.Show More
120 hour, 4 week TEFL course
Great first session!
Sara is very enthusiastic and it shows she loves teaching. Our first lesson was thorough and we started learning to say new things right off the bat. We look forward to our next lesson!
Great first class with Sara. She seems nice and professional.
I Just completed 3 years with Sara. She is a great resource for lessons and grammar. I really enjoyed our time. Thank you teacher!
Sara is a amazing teacher !!! I absolutely love her classes! She is very flexible and friendly !!! She is a five star teacher !!!
She is canceling the lessons according to her own wish. 1 Star is too much for her!
I’m very excited! Sara is sweet and very knowledgeable! I feel comfortable with her! I know with her help I’m well on my way to speaking Spanish.
Excellent instructor, well prepared, thoughtful, patient, tailors class to one's needs. Sara lives in Mexico so she lives the language every day. She is very adept at explaining grammar concepts and makes the lessons enjoyable as she truly engages with her students. Sara is on time and well prepared and offers recommendations as to needed supplemental materials that might be helpful. A pleasant experience...Show More
Sara is an excellent tutor. I travel a lot for work and she is always able to rearrange the classes with respect to the varias timezones. I like the materials that she uses because I can see the notes she is writing and any images or activities she has planned. It is very helpful.Show More
Write something like, Sara is wonderful teacher. She taught me in person in Costa Rica and we continue to take lessons online since I moved to the USA. She is patient and flexible with schedule. She always finds creatively materials and anything I need to improve in for work.Show More
Sara helped with my English class and writing my essay highly recommended
Some lessons i learned.
1. Sara asked me to send her email, not cancel, comment or reschedule from takelesson.com, because those generate tons of email for her, i obeyed, and send her email. She missed email, she got confused, she does not reply until 5 days later, which is so late to cancel the class.
2. Sara indicate me that she will call customer service, and say they will find a better solution, the next day, she remove me as her student, and she told customer service her time need to be respected, but not talking about why this happen, because she asked me to send her email, instead of cancelling or rescheduling in takelessons.com
3. She was friendly the day before, and the next day, when i called customer service, i was told i was removed from her student list, and i cannot get my money back.
So here is all my suggestions.
1. Use takelessons.com tools
2. Try your best to take your lesson, even with your phone, not to believe that everything can be waited until next day.
I took classes with Sara online before coming to her home for an immersion class. I found Sara to be precise and extremely focused on working hard to help learning. She made learning fun and relevant. Being older I'm slower learning, but Sara made me feel so good and I learned so much. I highly recommend Sara for any classes she offers. Have fun and enjoy her gift of teachingShow More
Sara es una excelente persona sus clases son de mucha calidad,tiene mucha pasiencia para enseñar estos 6 meses han sido de mucho ayuda tanto para mi como para mis hijas el trato que ella brinda es muy amable la recomiendo ampliamente
Sara is a excellent teacher ! She is very knowledgeable. She also has an amazing personality! Strongly recommend. Have fun learning with Sara 😊
As of now just started, we had internet issues and now we gone over that. teacher is cooperative so far. After few more classes we will know. Seems she is committed, hopefully my kid and her will gel together and see results in our kids. Waiting for more positive outcome soon. She looks promising.Show More
Sara does a very good job teaching and correcting the essays.
Teacher Sara has taught my little brother since he had 11 years. Now he has 17 and is preparing to go to the university. He passed his Inglish examen and is going to study in Canada. Gracias teacher!
Sara es excelente maestra.
Es muy paciente al momento de enseñar, te ayuda a mejorar la pronunciación y resuelve cualquier duda. Con su creatividad hace cada clase diferente muy dinámicas y entendibles.
La flexibilidad de sus horarios hace que uno como adulto se de el tiempo de aprender un segundo idioma, ya que es muy importante.
Ya con 5 meses en el curso eh mejorado mucho ya soy nivel A2 y pase el examen Cambridge.
Lo mejor de aprender inglés es que aprendes de los mejores.
Good first try
nice first class
Sara is very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher!
I didn't know what to expect, but Sara walked me through our first session. She explained the plan and evaluated where I was and we worked through a few exercises. The second session proved to me that she was really paying attention because she brought a lesson exactly on point. Not overwhelming, not too easy.
Super satisfied with her teaching and I like her as a person, which really helps.
Sara has been the best English tutor for my boy friend , she is patient and very knowledgeable in where he needs assistance and what he should work on. I have seen the biggest improvement after a few classes. Thank you very much Sara
Pretty Easy understanding !!
pretty easy to learn. thanks
As usual, wonderful and fruitful class.
I am really learning a lot and Sara explains everything very clearly. She is patient and friendly
Sara is so helpful and she is giving me practical knowledge that I can use when I move to Mexico.
Sara was well prepare and her material was very good, I am very exited and looking forward to keep working with her.
Amazing 1st class! Looking forward to learning more from Sara.
I'm loving my lessons with Sara! She's a great instructor, very enthusiastic and encouraging. She's helping me renew my prior Spanish skills and is also catering lesson plans based on the work-related material I want to learn. I'm so excited for the rest of my lessons!Show More
Sara is a very good teacher. I have 2 months with her. she very nice and help me a lot.
I take online group lessons with Sara each week and she is my favorite instructor. She is very patient with me. I am just starting to learn and sometimes the classes are intimidating but she is very reassuring and helpful. I look forward to taking more classes with her!Show More
Teacher Sara is a passionate and dedicated teacher! I highly recommend her for both in person and online lessons. You will not be disappointed!
She is a very goof teacher !
Sara is a great teacher, I enjoy our lessons.
We love Sara
Sara is a really useful teacher. I love the way she taught me. Besides, she is also a nice person. There was one time when I was taking lessons, somehow my computer had problem, I couldnot hear her and that lesson failed. She helped me set a new schedule without charging. Thanks Sara!Show More
I hope I can speak English fluently.
Sara is so patient!
Super supportive and will to work with a sometimes hectic work schedule.
Sara is so good and patient with us I really like her
Really great teacher! really nice and professional and helpful. Give me a lot of instructions to learning and help me take class notes. Thanks Sara.
I like Sarah because she has lots of examples and worksheets that I can utilize off-line to prepare and study further in my Spanish.
Always have fun and she is very helpful. Sara has been teaching me for three months now and I am learning alot.
Had a great first lesson. Super excited to be able to share my hard work with my wife.
Great first lesson. Looking forward to the next several months of learning.
Very cool! Very easy to speak with and made me feel comfortable!
Sarah is very informative, patient, and kind. She led the first course with confidence using a variety of mediums that made it easy to follow along.
First class was excellent. Very helpful and I can't wait to continue classes.
Sara makes the lesson very comfortable and works at a pace that is easy for me. She also provides reference materials and suggests certain book to read so that I can study on my own before our next lesson. I love how she uses visuals on her whiteboard that allows me to retain and understand the information. Sara es un profesor excelente!!Show More
I can't believe how much I learned in just my first lesson. Can hardly wait for my next class.
Wow! I've had a couple of lessons with Sara and I am learning so much. I am actually talking and describing things in Spanish!!!. She has a lot of everyday examples that you can practice with and the homework is fun as well. She is a fantastic teacher.Show More
My son enjoyed it. Sara is a very friendly and relatable teacher.
Sara was great. Very personable and got me soeaking right away. She made me feel very comfortable. I'm excited about the sessions and suggestions she gave me for additional practice.
Sara is wonderful to work with and very easy to understand -she works with me and my crazy work scheduled - I would recommend Sara to anyone that is interested in learning Spanish
Working with Sara has been wonderful!! She is really patient when it comes to learning a second language. The materials that she provides for the course are also comprehensive and easy to understand. Since working with Sara, I have become more confident in reading and speaking Spanish!!Show More
Sara is excellent teacher. My daughter loves the lessons and is always excited to have a Spanish lesson with Sara. Thanks so much!
I love Sara lessons. She is a lovely teacher. My English has improved a lot since I started classes with Sara. So, I recommend everybody to take lessons with her.
I have been learning Spanish with Sara for a couple of weeks now and I can say that she is the best. Mi español esta mejorando mucho.
I had a great experience with her. going to take more classes with her. The way she teaches is really fun and great way to learn. I was so comfortable with her.
She is good, but not a good experience as a whole. I would not recommend to my friends and family who happen to be doctors, lawyers, engineers, chemists, etc. I am a professional single mother who has a critical job as a nurse practitioner at a hospital. It was difficult in finding a time that would work with my schedule, but we made it work as much as possible. Unfortunately the first time, there was a Houston Flood that occurred on the Monday we had the first class. It was it was a state of emergency and could not leave work. My family were unprepared because of the situation but we made it work with Mrs. Brady. Mrs. Brady had to cancel a class another day and gave same day notification, that afternoon actually. I was understanding and appreciated her contacting me. She worked with my times to reschedule another lesson. Unfortunately, another event due to a patient not doing well at my work, I had to stay over and contacted her earlier in the afternoon in the hopes that she would reschedule. I was hoping she would be understanding since she had done the same to me. However, she followed the Takelessons 24 hours notification rule and said she will not reschedule. Another event where we had technical difficulties and could not sign on until 10 minutes into the scheduled time. She would not answer. I checked TakeLessons and she had canceled the class when we still had approximately 16 minutes still left. She made no effort in contacting me as I had sent an email notifying her of the technical difficulties. That is money lost for that time. Takelessons have no contact telephone to reach someone of the situation and had left me and my son extremely frustrated. We actually look forward to the classes, but it seems she did not and was more interested in the money.Show More
Sara is practical and teaches real life Spanish for the traveler or for those who may just want to hone their skills. She provides positive feedback and is relaxed yet has realistic expectations for learning.
Lots of fun.
Sara is so patient. She makes learning so fun that you look forward to your next class.
Sara is educated, professional, and understands the teaching process. I appreciate her patience while she constantly challenges me. I highly recommend her for anyone wanting to learn and enjoy learning Spanish. Buena Suerte!
All three of my boys, age 13, 11 & 9, continue to look forward to working with Sara every week. My oldest went from struggling in his school's Spanish class to being the most proficient non-native Spanish speaker and has even acted as a spontaneous translator for one of his teachers and a new classmate. My middle son loves how quickly he is learning Spanish and enjoys speaking it online with native speakers and occasionally at school as well. And last but not least, my youngest struggled at first not realizing going into tutoring just how difficult learning a new language can be, but once he and Sara got into a rhythm of more fun/less heavy study, he's blossomed into loving sessions and he also uses Spanish in school when he has the opportunity with friends.Show More
Sara T. Was amazing she was so informative, helpful and gave me great in information. I can't wait to continue my learning with her!
very goog teacher !!
My first lesson went great. Sara was very patient. I'm a beginner so I've got a lot to learn. I would highly recommend Sara for all levels
I had a Spanish for Travelers online lesson with Sara and she made it fun and easy. I'll be traveling to Panama so she tailored the lesson to what I wanted to learn. She's super sweet and knowledgeable. I learned a lot in just one lesson. I highly recommend Sara!Show More
I took an online introductory Spanish class with Sara using the online classroom. She makes learning a language fun. She gives the student materials in the form of screen sharing and notes and does all she can to make them feel comfortable. Highly recommend!Show More
We had a good lesson. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I took Sara's online group class: "Spanish for Healthcare." Sara was very patient with beginners in the class, while also engaging intermediate students with more specific vocabulary. I'd recommend this class for healthcare workers looking to polish their Spanish skills.Show More
I took an online group Spanish class with Sara, and she was great! I already knew some of the basics, but wanted a refresher and some practice speaking Spanish with others (which I had always struggled with). The course was well-organized and Sara was super friendly and helpful!Show More
Sara is great, very organized and helpful
She is awesome
this is great.I means studying and practicing.I like this.
This was great! I like the format and Sara's delivery style. I look forward to taking other classes with her! I only didn't give her 5 star because she is the only instructor I have had!
Wonderful teacher. Great individual education plans for students.
Sarah is doing a great job with my 12 year old son! She uses technology well and is upbeat and encouraging.
One month update - Sara continues to be a bright, friendly, bubbly and engaging personality for the boys to learn from. My oldest is working on translating the sounding out of words into the written spelling which his class at school glazed over. My middle son is already not only caught up with his class (after missing roughly 30 days due to extreme illness) but he's actually ahead and so thrilled to be raising his hand in class at school with the correct answers! And my youngest who has no other Spanish training is counting, remembering colors and has pretty basic prompt-response Spanish skills for greetings/times/etc.
The best features about Sara as a teacher is her eternal enthusiasm which engages the kids more, her organization and quick realization with where each student's knowledge currently stands and where to go from there, her ability to bridge the gaps between them so that even though the oldest is learning much more complicated ideas, he is also learning the same communication patterns so the boys can speak to each other as quickly as possible. Also my schedule can be erratic at times with various doctor's appointments and Sara is very understanding as we try to work around the boy's schedules. Honestly at this rate I'm going to have to bite the bullet and start taking Spanish myself. And I know who I'd choose.
Sara is very easy to work with, a very patient and great teacher! I had technical difficulties on the date of my first lesson, she took the time to try and help me fix the problem and then rescheduled our first session.
Sara is great! She's tutoring all three of my boys (9,11,13) in Spanish. The two older boys also have Spanish in school so I'd imagine it is a challenge to both combine and separate their levels along with their age ranges but Sara manages it beautifully.
Because they all work with Sara she is able to have them learning the same generalized work (like numbers and colors for lesson 1) but each at their specific level. This gives each kid the opportunity to learn at their own level and pace while still giving them a common subject to practice on each other.
Very knowledgeable and professional. Great start.
We were not entirely prepared electronically but Sara was patient as we got our mics and headphones working. She took time with each kid individually so she can make tailored plans for each and I'm excited with her proposal. I can't wait to see the progress!Show More
First class and she was great!!! Looking forward to take more classes with Sara!
Sara is an awesome instructor! she is a keen, creative and restless teacher. I have witnessed the results of her handwork. Students enjoy her classes and she is always looking for new strategies not only through higher preparation but also by sharing her work with other professors.Show More
Sara is very good teacher. Me ayudo bastante con inglés. Gracias SARA.