I am a fluent & bilingual Spanish tutor.
I have 11 years of experience teaching and tutoring Spanish full-time. I also have done Spanish interpreting and ESL/ELL teaching. I am a native Spanish speaker from South America. I have a Washington state credential for teaching languages. I am considered to be highly enthusiastic and motivating with students of all ages.
* Tutoring children *
I really connect in a special way with children in the K-5 age group, and try to make lessons fun. I use games, songs, and visual aids, and an enthusiastic, sometimes animated approach.
* Tutoring middle school, high school, and university students *
Some people have Spanish classes at school which are excessively large, rigid, and impersonal, and where the opportunity for the student to actually speak Spanish in the class is limited. I try to counteract all this with one-on-one attention. I study the student's textbook and homework to find out what is being covered in class, and help the student get back on track. In addition to working on grammar, I help the student to enjoy the language, resulting in much more progress.
* Tutoring adults *
My adult students usually want to learn Spanish for personal or professional development. They are not concerned with grades and exams. This allows me to use a more individualized approach. I concentrate more on developing speaking skills, and on what the student wants to study.
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