I am perfectly fluent in Spanish and English. I have been learning both English and Spanish since I was born, because my father is Irish and my mother Peruvian. I grew up in Latin America, but attended a British school K-12, and went to law school in Spanish and practiced as a legal attorney in Latin America. I have also studied a master's in counseling psychology (in English) and currently work as a psychotherapist (with English and Spanish-speaking clients). I have also done extensive reading in history and philosophy (in English, Spanish and Portuguese). I have been a high school teacher in the past and tutored students in Spanish.
I am very patient, creative, and have a sense of humor, so I will make our lessons enjoyable and easygoing. I will respect your pace and be very encouraging because I believe that learning a new language requires time, practice, and patience with yourself. I will encourage you to stop being afraid of making mistakes, you really learn when you take risks and just speak. You will get there if you work hard! I know how hard it is to learn a new language because when I moved to Brazil many years ago, I didn't know a word of Portuguese, and the first months were very challenging!
I am very well-traveled, well-read, have lived in different countries, and have done many adventurous trips, so I have stories to tell to practice Spanish conversation. I know very well the history of Latin America, and can enrich our lessons with some cultural information.
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