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I have been teaching Spanish and English to children and adults since 1998. From Florida I moved to Albuquerque to study Communications at the University of New Mexico, and later I began working in the television production industry. At this time, I was in charge of writing scripts in Spanish and English for a travel TV show. Later, I worked as a freelance writer and editor for public television stations in Florida.
In 2002 I moved to Oviedo, Spain to complete my master's degree in Spanish, and to teach English. Six years later, I returned to the United States to study education and ESL at City University of Seattle, and later I began to work for the Bellevue School District.
As a personal tutor, first I like to identify my student's strengths and needs to customize my lessons and present the material in an engaging and simple way. After I introduce my lesson objective and main concepts, I usually start with simple and practical exercises before getting into the grammatical structure of the language, but I always emphasize real-life scenarios and the natural use of the target language. My communicative approach reflects global influences and a rich vocabulary.
I have a bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico. In the past I have worked on oil paintings and wood sculpture. Presently I am working on a series of realistic charcoal drawings.
In 2002 I moved to Spain to study art history. Six years later I returned to the United States and moved to Bellevue to study education at City University of Seattle, and later I began to work for the Bellevue School District.
My teaching style is stress-free but consistent. I like to emphasize the structure of the language but I know that practice is the best way to master any new skill. My communicative approach reflects global influences and a rich vocabulary.
City University of Seattle (ESL )
Universidad de Oviedo (Master's)
Great tutor - gets results, friendly and flexible — Ernesto has been tutoring my son in year 2 (sophomore) Spanish for 3 months and we are already seeing a significant improvement in his grades and confidence in the language. Ernesto has the right combo of being approachable and a work ethic that is needed in a tutor. He is responsive to my son's needs and is happy to review course work, prep for a test or suggest a topic for study as needed. He is ...
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Ernesto will travel within 15 miles of Bellevue, WA 98008.
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