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Elaine has been tutoring Spanish to my 17 yr old son who is taking Spanish through FL Virtual Online to gain a credit to graduate early. He began the course thinking that he did not need to actually "learn" Spanish, he made it about a third of the way through the class before realizing that the online teacher did expect him to actually "learn" how to speak Spanish. I went through WyzAnt and contacted Elaine V. and she has helped him to understand the proper ways to use the verbs and how to form the sentences correctly that the teacher was expecting him to learn from the website. Elaine has been very patient with him, giving him alot of encouragement and trying to show him that learning Spanish may one day aid him with his job search or in life in general. He is the reluctant 17 yr old student not really wanting to learn Spanish but knowing that the Spanish credit is required to graduate from High School one year early. She has made learning the language fun which he was not obtaining from watching and listening to the online tutors. I believe without Elaine helping him to understand the lessons and complete the assignments he would have been forced to drop the Spanish class at about one third of the way through. With Elaine's continued tutoring help I believe he will finish this online Spanish class and if he is required to take another credit of Spanish next year, she will aid with that and maybe one day he will need to speak Spanish because at 17 you never know where life will take you.
I hired Elaine as my Spanish Tutor over a year ago. She is a wonderful tutor and a wonderful person. I would recommend her for beginners or advanced students. My original goal was to travel to Mexico for work. I needed to be able to speak enough to communicate on a basic level. Thanks to Elaine I have traveled there several times and felt very comfortable communicating with the public. My next goal as a Spanish student is to become completely fluent, which will take more time, but I have a good tutor so... no worries.
I've now had 9 - 2hr. lessons with Elaine and they have been pretty productive. She makes learning enjoyable and I really like the one on one attention. Although I took 2 semesters of college Spanish there were so many little things I missed. With Elaine we started from scratch again and a lot has come back but also a lot of things make more sense. For my next homework I'm to create a story based on a picture and I'm to conduct an interview with a Spanish speaking friend, making up questions, getting responses, and responding to the responses, wow this really gets the ole brain thinking lol.
Hi David, Thanks for this feedback! I truly appreciate it. As far as the interview, just getting the responses from your friend and writing them out would be enough! Please let's not rack the "ole brain" too much! lol! Thanks again! Elaine V., MS Certified Spanish Tutor
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