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Universidad Central de Venezuela (Politial Science)
Universidad Simón Bolívar (Enrolled)
I am a Venezuelan writer who lives in Chicago since 2008. I have been teaching Spanish since I arrived to the country. I use a mental map method to teach the language: starting from a conversation with the student about themes, activities and areas of interest, I build a common ground to speak in Spanish. I have published short stories and articles in several publications in Venezuela, the United States and Internet, so my Spanish is one of the best you will find.
From November 2008 to March 2010, I worked at Pearson Education, one of the biggest publishing company in USA. I worked at the Bilingual Department in a specific project that came to the end. But there, I learned a lot about the education standards needed for Spanish instruction at the schools. I am a Venezuelan writer who lives in Chicago since 2008. I have been teaching Spanish since I arrived to the country. I use a mental map method to teach the language: starting from a conversation with the student about themes,… Read more
The meeting was almost entirely in Spanish, on Luis' part, which quickly acclimated me to what to expect. Luis was responsive, evaluating what materials and topics most suited my preferences and abilities. Having employed my Spanish for mostly here-and-now day-to-day banter, I quickly realized how much, especially of verb tenses and conjugations has been forgotten, has been forgotten. I look forward to retrieving and expanding what I knew with a level of fluidity I never possessed.
We are identifying my greatest weaknesses, tenses, and will begin each session with Luis selecting several verbs from that day's reading to review in terms of tense and mood.
Luis gives easy to understand examples and offers helpful suggestions of practices I can do on my own. He can assess the areas I need improvement in and focuses our lessons in those areas. My Spanish has improved tremendously since we began our lessons!
Luis is wonderful! He makes it fun and threw in a lot of vocab!! We enjoyed the lesson and look forward to next week's lesson.
Luis is a fantastic teacher. He is patient, kind and, more than all, he inspires me to learn. I look forward to each session with him.
I hired Luis to work with my seven-year-old on her Spanish. Luis is a very patient and reliable tutor. He always arrives exactly on time for scheduled lessons, and engages my daughter with topics that are relevant and interesting to her. Lessons are taught primarily in Spanish -- it's great that Luis is a native speaker, so my daughter could really get an ear for the spoken language. I highly recommend Luis without reservation!
Luis is an excellent Spanish tutor. I am still at the beginning level. He was very patient with me when I made mistakes. He comes from Venezuela which is towards the center of the Spanish Speaking World. Thus his accent and vocabulary are universal. He is also very flexible in scheduling appointments in both time and location. I have scheduled more lessons with Luis. I give Luis the highest recommendation.
Luis has been a tutoring my son in Spanish for quite a while. After exploring many different options and trying several tutors, my son was very excited to work with Luis. My son has developed more confidence in his conversational Spanish, improved his vocabulary and is having fun too! Luis is very creative in his teachings. He builds on the interests of my son which has greatly increased retention. He is also very perceptive to when my son is engaged and when he is losing interest and then very effectively redirects his attention. Luis' enthusiasm keeps my son's focus throughout the lesson! The progress my son has made had been well worth the investment and we plan to continue with Luis for as long as he will have us!
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