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Carlos A.

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

$70/hr

Complete knowledge of the Spanish Language. Twenty years teaching.

Background check passed as of 1/10/14
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Complete knowledge of the Spanish Language. Twenty years teaching.

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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.

Sincerely,
Carlos

Testimonials

"Patient and reliable."

- Paul, Long Beach, CA on 12/12/11
Language:
Spanish
Homeschool:
Spanish
Corporate Training:
Spanish

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Approved subjects

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Carlos’s Resources

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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,... read more

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... read more

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... read more

Patient and reliable. — Carlos translated sentences from English to Spanish with me. He gave me the direct translation as well as a more natural way to say the sentence in Spanish. Carlos was efficient and well qualified to help me on this project. ...

— Paul, Long Beach, CA on 12/12/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Carlos will travel within 20 miles of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.


About Carlos

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.

Sincerely,
Carlos

Testimonials

"Patient and reliable."

- Paul, Long Beach, CA on 12/12/11
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Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Carlos’s Subjects

Language:
Spanish
Homeschool:
Spanish
Corporate Training:
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Carlos’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Carlos. View all of Carlos’s resources

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,... read more

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... read more

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... read more


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