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These Spanish teachers are highly rated by students in the Deforest area, including Dane, Rio, Lodi, Columbus and Waterloo.

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I have been teaching Spanish for over 10 years in universities (SDSU and Georgetown), private schools and through private lessons, and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of Spanish culture, study abroad in Latin America, and more! It is important for me to get to know my students and their goals so that I can adapt my lessons to their pace and needs. I love working with students of all experience levels and ...espero contar con su presencia!
I am currently just accepting students for long commitment with the lessons.

About Ana

Hi, there! My name is Ana and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching Spanish since 2007 and have loved helping my students to reach their goals whether that was getting ready for a test, learning their ancestors language or getting fluent for their next job destination. I went to San Diego State University and earned a Master's program in Spanish linguistics. I also pursued a second Masters in Spain (my home country) in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language. I'm a motivated and dynamic teacher who has learnt that all students can learn a second language if they are challenged and encouraged. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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August 22, 2019
Alan T.
August 8, 2019
Paul C.
i have been taking lessons with Ana for approximately six months so far and plan to be taking lessons with her for at least the next year if not years. Ana is great.
i like her approach to teaching and her personality is making a very frustrating task easier, not easy, but easier. it is obvious she is well educated and experienced in her craft. I always wanted to learn a second language and I was searching the web for lessons, found Takelessons and feel very lucky to have choosen Ana. For anyone who wants to take lessons online i would highly recommend Ana. She is a professional.
June 20, 2019
Julie
I have been working with Ana for six months and could not speak more highly of her ability as a teacher. She is extremely organized so not a single minute of the hour session goes wasted. She is a very patient teacher and explains grammar in a way that's easy to understand and remember. She also selects interesting content, including stories and news articles, so homework never felt like a chore! It was my first experience with taking a class via Skype so I was somewhat skeptical of the format initially, but it works extremely well and I feel like I got so much out of my weekly sessions. I highly recommend Ana to anyone who wants to improve their Spanish level quickly!

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Ana S.

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I have a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish as a foreign language, Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and I am a native speaker. I have more than 3 years of experience teaching students language both as a tutor and a classroom teacher. I want to provide you with a supportive environment where you can learn and reach your potential just like I have done in the past with former students. I believe this is crucial in order for learning to happen.

I use techniques that are researched based as well as techniques I used to learn my languages. As a language learner myself, I understand how challenging it can be to learn a new language! Let's work hard together to improve!

About Carly

For Spanish:
My name is Carly and I am a Spanish teacher who has taught in private and public schools so I'm familiar with the curriculum that is offered there. I gained my first classroom teaching experience when I lived abroad in South Korea and taught English. I transferred all those skills here.

I have taught various subjects from fruits and animals to reading comprehension in the target language. I love teaching and love seeing my students progress. I will tailor the lessons to your needs and goals.

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Carly A.

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I am a native Spanish speaker and I offer conversational Spanish classes to give you the possibility to practice your conversational skills. We can focus on speaking and/or listening. We can talk about any topics that interest you or skills you want to improve. In addition, I can help you with grammar. However, practicing Spanish at conversational level will be the focus of my tutoring.

About Inés

Hi, My name is Inés and I am a native Spanish speaker from Spain. I am currently available to teach conversational Spanish online.

I have helped several people with different levels improve their conversational Spanish skills through a language exchange and working as a private tutor. We focused on correct pronunciation, grammar and improve of listening and conversational skills.

Thanks to I know three languages I understand the difficulties of learning a new language. In my experience, I have found that the best way to learn a language is through practice, instead of attending courses and memorization.

DURING THE CLASS

For my online classes, I usually use articles or texts, and videos or movies about topics that my students find interesting. After they have read them and/or watch them, we discuss them in class.

During

our conversations, I correct grammar and pronunciation, while they practice their conversational and listening skills.

In addition, if the student needs some help with grammar, I usually send them a power point with the theory about that grammar explained for them to read it. Then, we focus on practice by doing activities/exercises and applying that grammar in our conversations.

The class is very interactive and I always make it as fun as possible.

There is no memorization because it is through practice that you will finally get it!

ALL CLASSES INCLUDE

- Correction of grammar and pronunciation.

- Practice of speaking and listening skills.

- Material and activities/exercises for the class and homework (if needed).

- Correction of activities/exercises (if needed).

LEVELS

- Beginner level: You know enough grammar, but you struggle to start a conversation. You want to start speaking some Spanish.

- Intermediate or above level: When you are not a beginner, you know pretty the grammar. You want to practice and improve your conversation skills.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

- I only accept students older than 18 who have at least a basic understanding of Spanish grammar to start a conversation.

- Also, I try to be as flexible as possible in regards to scheduling classes. However, if it is not because of an emergency, I will not be able to reschedule a class unless the student gives 24 hours of notice.

Because practice is what you need!

I look forward to hearing from you. 🙂
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July 11, 2019
Sarah ..
Inés is a wonderful teacher. She is patient and friendly and takes the time to learn about the interests of her students so that the lessons can be more engaging.

She listens closely so if any grammar mistakes are made when I’m speaking, she can correct them or offer suggestions for more common ways to say things. And she’s always open to any questions I have.

I’ve really been enjoying our lessons!
May 3, 2019
Ronica W.
I've just had my first lesson, ad I'm excited to learn more!
April 23, 2019
Alisha B.
Was a good experience. Learned alot of pronouncing.

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Inés C.

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I have over 5 years of experience tutoring/teaching Spanish. I specialize in beginner/intermediate/advanced grammar and speaking skills. All ages welcome. Lessons will be customized to whatever your individual goals/needs may be! I was part of a Spanish immersion program and speak the language fluently. Have traveled to many Spanish speaking countries and am a Spanish teacher in New York City. Looking forward to working with you!

About Kat

I am a professional singer, songwriter, actor, and teacher. I graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre (with a minor in Spanish)! Originally from North Carolina, I moved to New York City in order to pursue my dream of being an actress! Upon my arrival in New York, I quickly found that I also have an incredible passion for songwriting and teaching. Currently, I am pursuing a career in music and working as a teacher.

If you choose to study voice with me, you can expect to improve your technique weekly using a variety of vocal warm ups and songs. Because every person's voice is just as unique as they are, we will work through your individual strengths and opportunities for growth as well as work towards building up your repertoire - all while helping you gain more and more confidence in you

r vocal abilities!

If you are interested in studying acting with me, you can expect to read lots of plays/musicals, as well as work through a slew of monologues! We can work on material that I find for you or we can work through whatever you need to prepare for your next audition! I can help you find compelling objectives and beats and help bring your character to life!

In my Spanish lessons, you can expect to work through grammar, speaking, reading, and writing. I learned Spanish through an immersive academic program (K-12) and then I minored in Spanish in college so I not only have an understanding of the language from an academic standpoint but I also have been speaking Spanish for nearly the entirety of my life! I have worked with beginner Spanish speakers to native Spanish speakers helping with grammar and writing skills. We will work together to build up your confidence in speaking and understanding Spanish and before you know it, we'll be able to have our lessons fully in Spanish!

I am looking forward to meeting you and working with you soon!!
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August 30, 2019
Lau
Kat is a fantastic teacher - she really does a great job at explaining fundamentals and is very encouraging!

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Kat G.

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Take Spanish lessons with a native speaker! I have experience teaching all levels from beginner to advanced. I also teach conversational Spanish lessons.

I also offer group lessons (4 - 6 students), this group will meet weekly at the Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library. Please contact me for the next start date.

I enjoy teaching private lessons because it allows me to give my undivided attention to my students and attend to their needs, adjusting my program to their unique way of learning, making it a very enjoyable and rewarding experience.

About Gloria

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I am a native Spanish speaker from Peru that offers private Spanish Lessons. I enjoy working one-on-one with students because it allows me to give them my undivided attention and attend to their particular needs. I truly enjoy the freedom to teach at each student's pace, there is no rush or pressure to complete a program by a certain date.

I work with a series of books that will take us from beginner to advanced level. I provide extra materials and exercises that will help you reinforce the concepts learned by practicing.
I also teach Conversational Spanish, those lessons are particularly develop for students of advanced level that need to continue practicing the language in order to maintain their level.
During all my lessons, I like to provide students with tips and creative ideas of how to practice Spanish in-between le

ssons, students always find my suggestions very helpful and something that they never thought of doing before.

You will find that as a teacher I am very patient, kind and warm. It is important for me to offer a welcoming and safe environment for learning. By making my students feel comfortable and relax I ensure that they will be fully present during my lessons.

Learning a new language is exciting and can also be intimidating. I truly hope you give me the opportunity to work with you and embark in this fun adventure together!
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June 23, 2019
Lauren
Gloria is an excellent instructor. My Spanish has improved greatly since I started working with her over the last few months. She makes classes enjoyable, laid-back and fun.
May 20, 2019
Marina
Gloria is wonderful! She makes learning Spanish fun in a comfortable, supportive environment. Her patience is her best asset.
February 8, 2019
Jennifer ..
Gloria was wonderful and very helpful

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Want to talk or write to someone from Spain or Latin America and you only could say "Hola"? Want to have more chances, professional, to be hired for being bilingual (fluent in Spanish)? Or just learn a new language? This is the place. You could learn as fast as you keep enthusiasm, which is pretty easy with a teacher who actually her native language is Spanish. Be brave and begin to learn Spanish. I would help you since the beginning to beyond.

About Ivelis

I am from Puerto Rico. I began to play flute since I have 11 years old until now. I graduated recently from Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico with a Bachelors of Music, specifically flute, with great accomplished expectations of my professors.

Flute students can expect to improve week to week in their flute technique. I am giving flute classes since I was 13 years old! I would be with the student step by step until he/she improve. My way to teach has helped many students to go to levels that even they don't believed to reach, sometimes break with bad habits or fears when they play included. Also the feedback of my students has been satisfactory. Most of them tell me that they like how I connect everything I teach, like music theory, scales and flute studies in a practical way. I have had students for 1 or 2 years studying with me.



For Spanish students, I already born and raised in Puerto Rico, so my native language is Spanish. Even though, I decided to learn English and I discovered that there are people who wants to learn Spanish as well as I learned English for a variety of reasons: job positions, travel, meet people, etc. I am thankful for learn English, so why I will not help you to learn Spanish as well?

In general, every student is unique and deserve an unique class, so my classes are planned according to the level of the student, his/her goals and/or interest. So my first class include to know why you want to learn to play flute or to speak Spanish or why you want to improve it.

My personal passion is to play flute and help others to learn something that I could explain well and that it is new for them. I look forward to meeting you and help you until you become professional in the topic!
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Ivelis P.

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I have been teaching for 11 years, having taught students of all ages. Speaking is just as important as reading & writing, so there are always lots of dialogues & conversations. I also incorporate everyday experiences to make the language more accessible. I love languages & cultures, and try to make learning a new language an amazing experience!

About tina

I am currently a college professor. I received my Bachelors from Penn State University and my Masters from the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Having lived in Spain, I learned first-hand the importance of being able to communicate. I emphasize oral communication equally with reading & writing skills.

Even though I teach collegians, I have also taught young children & older adults. I adapt my teaching methods to best suit whatever age group I am working with.

I love languages and cultures, and am always trying to learn new things. As a student of dance for many years, I am a fan of Spanish & Hispanic music, which I also incorporate into some of my lessons.

I have also done interpretation and translation, so I can provide some instruction in those areas as well.

My goal is not only to teach Spanish, but to also create curio

sity and enthusiasm for the language, culture & history of such a large & diverse population,
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April 6, 2019
Patricia
I went into this knowing nearly nothing about the Spanish language. This would not be brief if I listed everything I now know about the language (I still
have much to learn). I give Profesora F. excellent on all aspects of
teaching, plus the she made learning a lot fun. She is a great teacher.
April 6, 2019
Aaron
Profesora F. is a very caring and considerate teacher. I was going through a rough time when she was teaching me, and she was patient and willing to work with me to help me succeed. She always encouraged me and made me determined to do well. She is a wonderful teacher and person.
April 6, 2019
James
Spanish with Profesora F. was awesome. I took Spanish back in high school and honestly I could not stand it. But she really made the class fun and inviting.
I probably learned the most from her than from any other professor. She made the class!!!

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tina F.

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I am a licensed Spanish teacher for grades 7-12. I learned Spanish, my second language, by living with a Spanish family in Valencia, Spain, and by studying at the University of Valencia for two semesters. I am in my 9th year of teaching Junior High/High School Spanish, and I also have been tutoring Spanish one-on-one as well as group lessons for 7 years.

Thanks to the internet, I invite the world into our lessons! I use many online resources to support all facets of the learning process, i.e., reading, listening, writing, speaking (the highest rung for the skill ladder). This approach enables my students to practice/grow between lessons, AND it exposes them to the many different sounds of Spanish (depending on which of the 21 Spanish-speaking countries the speaker is from). When I am supporting Spanish students, these websites are particularly helpful with more difficult grammar tasks. When the student I am tutoring uses such websites during our lessons, s/he is provided with ...

About Cheryl

I am a Licensed Spanish Teacher, and I am fluent, flexible and fun!! I would love to help you with Spanish--whether you are just beginning or in AP classes!

Why? Because I love Spanish! I began learning Spanish in a middle school in the Midwest. It was my second language--just like it is for you. So, I know what helped me remember the vocabulary and the grammar rules, and I am ready to share my personal tips and tricks with you.

My immersion experience included living with a Spanish family in Valencia, Spain, and by studying at the University of Valencia for two semesters. What an eye-opening experience!!

I have completed 9 years of classroom teaching at the Junior High/High School level. I also have been tutoring Spanish since 2012. Besides supporting middle/high school and college students, I also taught a 6-month course

to managers at a distribution center for a very popular fast-food chain.

So, when would you like me to start helping you improve your progress in Spanish? I am ready when you are!
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October 18, 2019
Aniya
Cheryl is a caring and resourceful tutor who provides a lot of materials to support the learning process. I recommend her without reservation
September 16, 2019
Abigail
Cheryl is a great teacher! She taught me first in introductory Spanish and then in Intermediate Spanish. When I first started Spanish, I did not know any Spanish at all, and I came out able to speak, listen, and write in Spanish. Overall, I have learned so much over the past two years and it is all thanks to Cheryl.
September 8, 2019
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Lesley
"Remi fun and really well organized and puts so many of the exercises in the context of what other answers I've given. I need to be a bit more systematic i
n the lessons though. For example, I vaguely recall the reflexive but I'd rather have it explained to me than suddenly having part of it in a sentence to memorize. I've been rushing. Maybe we should slow down a bit so I can get more practice in rather than trying to learn so many new things all at once. I mostly want to get comfortable speaking."
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Reid
"Cheryl did an incredible job with helping me learn and comprehend Spanish. I went from barely speaking and reading at all to having full on conversations
with people in and out of the classroom. She helped me improve tremendously and will keep the lessons that she has taught me throughout my professional career!"
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Nicole
"I just had my first lesson with Mirian and it was GREAT. She was very patient and very informative. She came prepared with exercises for us to go through
and we cover a lot in the hour we spent together. I look forward to working with her over the next few months to become fluent in speaking Spanish."
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Amelica
"Rosita is great! She is very patient and understanding, and tailors the lesson to my child."
Max
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Margaret
"Joy es excelente. She works well with my disabilily(blind) and is very patient with me."
Todd B
"Brilliant instructor, fun and memorable exercises make it a class to look forward to. The improved atmosphere in learning with Mariella has allowed me to
attain a more rapid progress that was conversationally and occupationally useful much sooner than I anticipated. Working with an instructor one on one also helps greatly decrease anxiety of learning when you will need to try your new skills on others who may not know you well if at all. The lessons she gives, along with the adjuncts on learning recommended, provide an efficacious and complete Spanish learning system where the goal you personally desire will be obtained, be it for travel, occupational, or cultural purposes. I cannot get over how many years I've studied Spanish using books and computer programs and audio CDs in the car, but then to make more progress in a short time than I had over years locks in that speaking high quality Spanish will be in your future if you continue with this instructor and follow her careful guidance."
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Sarah
"José is a fantastic Spanish language teacher. I have had him as an instructor in a university setting for two years. He is patient, insightful, and creati
ve in his teaching methods, always keeping students engaged. He has taught me a lot about Spanish popular culture, both thematically and linguistically. He has also provided an appropriate balance of correction and encouragement: he helps me not feel embarrassed about my speaking, while simultaneously correcting my errors as I go. Five stars."
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