Explaining the same topics over and over could be boring for any teacher or tutor, not for me. It sounds hard to believe it but even after 20 years Teaching and Tutoring Spanish
to native and non-native speakers I still find new ways for doing it; I find joy on discovering unknown paths for explaining something that seems complicated or simple (but annoying). This enthusiasm for the language
is easy to transmit when I'm feeling the same way; at the same time, discovering different ways to explain the same topic makes me really resourceful because I'm aware of the fact that every student has different ways to understand and learn the language. The time has taught me that these are great tools for helping students succeed at any level or age. The experience and knowledge acquired during 20 years give me the confidence to say: there is no question or doubt about Spanish grammar
I can't help you to solve. I'm able to assist you or your pupil with a variety of tasks such as doing and understanding homework, writing
simple sentences or a 12 pages essay
; I can help you getting ready for a quiz, a final test or even an AP Language or Spanish Literature
test; I have the ability to prepare a lesson from scratch to suit your needs or just guide you through your own method or chosen system; I can tutor or teach someone who never has had a basic encounter with the language to those who are looking for expertise conversation. I will explain something to you in fluent and clear English
or switch to Spanish if that's your desire. I'd drive to your place to have one to one class or have an online session via Skype; I'll send you an e-mail with exercises or elaborate a video in YouTube that explains one more time the topic that has been always bugging you.
I'm a native speaker born in Mexico City. At age 15 I moved to Cuernavaca, the second city with more Spanish Language schools in the world only after Madrid, Spain. There I started my training as a Spanish Instructor at Escuela IDEAL of Cuernavaca. I'm one of the founder teachers of the Instituto Chac-Mool, where I grew up as a Spanish Teacher and Latin
American Culture instructor. I'd study Mexican Law
during the regular year and I'd teach Spanish during the summers. When I moved to California in 2006 I decided to continue my professional path only with what a like most, Teaching and Tutoring Spanish.
24 hours notice required
Travels within 20 miles of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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One of the most "annoying" topics when learning Spanish is to determine when to use accurately the verb
SER or ESTAR in front of and ADJECTIVE. As we know an adjective is a word that determines and describes a noun.
Grande, blanca, contenta, bonito are adjectives. So the problem starts when we find out that these two verbs are used to relate or identify a noun with an adjective,...
When you are learning a second language don't expect to go through a book or class and have the topic learned and be ready for the next one. If you think this way, you will feel frustrated when you forget the vocabulary or the verb conjugation the following
class or the next time you grab your book. If you really want to acquire the language make it a
habit. Read, listen, speak, do grammar...
There are several ways to explain the specific uses of the verb Ser vs Estar. However, I'll give you a very good advise about it. We basically never use the verb Estar followed by a NOUN. It could be an adjective (cansado, triste) another verb (hablando,
comiendo) or a preposition followed by a place (en la cocina, en la oficina), by the other hand, only the verb Ser is used to IDENTIFY two...