Hi, this is Nick. As you can see by reading my Profile Title, I'm multilingual (English, Spanish, Italian), Major Linguist (I took my graduation in Milan, Italy), Translator & Guitar Player. I come from Italy and I permanently moved to San Francisco CA on June 25th. Of the many things I did in Italy, tutoring was the one I preferred. What I like is that I can share my knowledge and in the meantime learn something new in every lesson, because this is the way I do the job: teaching to learn. I started to teach English, Spanish and Guitar respectively in the years 2005, 2011 and 2003.
English: when my students are beginners I start teaching the structure of a sentence and nouns, combined with exercises, and some readings; then I introduce grammar and conversation. Otherwise, I focus on their weaknesses and help them solving their problems with the language. Being that at school and at the University they've always taught British English while I've always had an interest for American English, I learned them both, their differences included.
Spanish: my students are beginners, so I start from basic knowledge of the language going on step by step. I begin introducing the alphabet and how to read it, graphic and vocal accents, and some grammar, integrated with some exercises and readings. When I see my students improve, I start dividing my lessons between the study of the language and conversation. My interest is for Iberian Spanish, even if I like to show the differences between different varieties of the language.
Guitar: : I divide my lessons between theory and practice. When my students are beginners, like most of them, I start from basic knowledge and simple exercises. When my students are not beginners, I focus on their skills and weaknesses, to correct mistakes and avoid them in the future.
Moreover, I share my method and tricks to make my students learn faster; whatever worked for me can work for them.
Thank you for reading these lines.
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