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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.
Excellent tutor, schedule was hard to work around — Brian provided so much benefit to my daughter. His knowledge of the language was impeccable. He is a tutor who has Spanish as a first language and is well educated, so his teaching style and the way he was able to properly speak the language to my daughter was more than impressive. He was simply fantastic. I would recommend Brian to anyone who is looking for a tutor. The only drawback is that you ...
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