"Willing to teach you all that is essential to the Spanish-speaking world!"
Thomas from Long Beach, CA on 7/13/12
Nelly Is a sweet and patient tutor who can help you become more in-depth with the language of Spanish. Being that she grew up with the language, you don't have to worry if she corrects you: she KNOWS and LIVES the language. A fluent Spanish teacher helps you get in tune with the everyday conversation of Spanish. In terms of personality, she's a sweetheart! She never intimidates, but she'll let you know if you've done something wrong and insists that you correct on it. She'll works with you on the many different grammatical, vocal and situational aspects of the language. My advice is that when you have Nelly as your tutor, let her know what your ultimate goal is and what kind of plan you want to complete with her; that way she'll work with you on those goals and she'll know what to expect from you. Plus, she's a passionate artist and she'll even give your art lessons! Overall, a great tutor and a tender heart of a compassionate teacher, or en español, "una buena maestra"!
Nelly replied on 8/21/2012:
Believe me! You are a great, great student!!!
Thank you for your attitude too, I know I do a lot of pressure with the pronunciation but you are speaking very well now. Keep going. Good for you!
"Patient and kind!"
Carrie from Mission Viejo, CA on 10/12/13
My daughter has had a couple extended sessions with Nelly and we have been very pleased. Nelly understood what was needed immediately and has targeted my daughter's weakest areas of understanding. My daughter has walked away from each session happy and confident. Exactly what she needs! I appreciate Nelly's understanding, patience and care while working with my daughter. She challenges and supports her wonderfully!
Nelly replied on 10/16/2013:
Thank you so much Carrie. I really enjoy the lessons and appreciate you are there to help your daughter too. You both are so nice! See you soon!
Have a wonderful day!
Larry from Mission Viejo, CA on 10/1/13
My lesson with Nelly was very informative, explaining the reasons for things and not just they are. Tips and techniques to come to a fuller understanding of keys to speaking and interpreting the language were a real eye opener. A very personable and patient instructor.
Nelly replied on 10/1/2013:
Thank you so much Larry for your kind words! I'm so glad to teach you this amazing language.
See you soon!
"Competent, Knowledgeable, Patient"
Bernard from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA on 3/18/13
Nelly has been my Spanish tutor for over a year and I find her very competent and professional. She has an amazing command of Spanish and is very patient but relentless with me!
Nelly replied on 3/20/2013:
Relentless? Well, it's part of my job. Thank you Bernard for your comment! I really enjoy our sessions and I also learn from you too, you are an amazing student!! Thank you so much.
"Very patient and approachable"
Angela from Irvine, CA on 2/19/13
Nelly is a very patient, creative and approachable teacher. She spends time explaining the reasons behind language conventions as well as perfecting pronunciation. She puts heavy focus on writing - which is extremely helpful in seeing the practical application of the language. Nelly's friendly personality and demeanor is enjoyable and makes learning Spanish fun.
Nelly replied on 3/1/2013:
Thanks you very much ángela for your comment, you and your daughter are a really nice people.
Jesse from Long Beach, CA on 11/12/12
I can not say enough good things about Nelly. I contacted her because I was struggling in basic college Spanish and she quickly got back to me. We met and ever since then Spanish has gone much more smoothly. I got a 73 percent on my first test before meeting Nelly. After meeting up with her several times I got a 85 percent. She is patient, funny, and just a overall nice person! I would highly suggest Nelly to anyone struggling with Spanish or just wanting to improve.
Nelly replied on 11/12/2012:
Thank you very much for your comments, I really appreciate to have the opportunity to tutor you and let me tell you that you are an excellent student with a very nice attitude.
"Great Tutor in every way"
Madonna from Long Beach, CA on 11/4/12
My daughter is 2nd year High School Spanish student and after 5 lessons with Nelly - she went form feeling uneasy about her Spanish class to feeling totally on top of the course. Nelly of course will help her achieve way more fluency than the normal High School class can offer.
Although we have only had 2 lessons from Nelly - it seems like she is hitting a "home run" in teaching what is needed and then taking it further. You should not hesitate to give Nelly a try. She is professional, her language is native, she knows how to connect with students, she is easy to reach - what more could you want?
"Nelly is an incredible find!"
Andrea from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA on 9/24/12
I can't believe my good luck to have found Nelly as my tutor. I am getting ready for a business trip to Peru, and I wouldn't feel nearly as confident if it weren't for my sessions with Nelly. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the language, as well as the culture which is a significant added benefit for me. Not only do we cover a lot of educational ground in our lessons, but they are fun, too. Nelly is a warm and intelligent person who clearly cares about her students' success. I'd recommend her to anyone.
Jennifer from La Palma, CA on 9/19/12
Great tutor. She makes sure you understand what she is explaining to you before she moves on. She doesn't rush lets you learn at your own pace very nice.
Carla from Montebello, CA on 9/16/12
I am taking a Spanish class in collage. In my desperate need of confusion I came across this great tutor Nelly. In a matter of 2 days (4.5 hours) she was able to help me understand what my professor has been trying to teach me for the past 2 weeks. She has the gift of explaining in a way that the student understands and is able to be confident to move on to the next lesson. There is a difference between memorizing and understanding, she is a strong believer that when you understand you will never forget. Nelly is professional and performs her job 100%. I am very thankful and pleased to rate her a 5 star. Thank you!
"Native Speaker- Real Deal"
Kristina from Manhattan Beach, CA on 8/21/12
So far I've had two 2 hour sessions with Nelly and have learned and re-learned a good amount in just two sessions. She has so far helped me unlock the "clues" to the Spanish language. She is professional, patient, and an actual native speaker. I only say that because there are many Spanish tutors who don't speak it on a daily basis and I wanted a tutor who did. I will give her 5 stars once I start speaking fluently.
Nelly replied on 8/21/2012:
Thank you Kristina, Even if I make some pressure on you, you're attitude it's very helpful for me to teach you. Good! You will go forward and you will speak better pretty fast!
"My Daughter Loved Her"
Veronica from Torrance, CA on 8/13/12
The first lesson was delightful! Nelly had patience with my daughter and she covered a lot of material! So far so good!
Nelly replied on 8/21/2012:
Thank you so much for your feed back Veronica, You guys as a mom and daughter make a good team together!
"Very Thorough "
Preeti from Cerritos, CA on 3/29/12
Nelly has really worked well with my daughter. Her scores started from a average B but she was confused with the grammar. Nelly really worked on her with the grammer and did not move ahead until she knew that my kid was strong and understood the topic well. It is important to find a teacher who will motivate your kid to do their best, to try to achieve the best that they can. The proof is there and my daughter ended up with a 100% in the Spanish Honors class which is a very big improvement. I know her foundation is strong and it will surely help her in preparing for Spanish AP.
"Exactly what I was looking for!"
Karen from Long Beach, CA on 8/30/11
My experience with Nelly has been more than pleasurable. She exudes such professionalism and provides a comfort level that allows learning to be more natural. I have a stronger comprehension and understanding with the hands on learning techniques she uses. Nelly uses her own cultural style to add flavor and fun to her methods of teaching. I HIGHLY recommend her for all Spanish students who are as dedicated to learning as she is to teaching.
"Professional results oriented."
Elisa from Long Beach, CA on 8/2/11
I am very happy with Nelly. She brings a variety of ways for students to learn and enjoy Spanish. She is a professional who adapts her methods to the particular needs of each student. My daughter is 12 years old and is not much interested in learning Spanish but Nelly in a very patient way, but determined, gets my daughter's attention and keeps her engaged with the task at hand in a very fun way.
I would highly recommend her to any of my friends or anyone who is serious about improving or learning Spanish! Thank you Nelly!
Lawrence from Long Beach, CA on 7/13/11
I wasn't sure what to expect from an internet referral, but what I got was an outstanding teacher in Nelly. She has been reliable, organized, patient and, most importantly, effective: I've seen immediate and continuing improvement in my Spanish. Highly recommended!
Jacqui from Redondo Beach, CA on 6/5/11
Nelly is very patient, and really focuses on pronunciation, vocabulary, and speaking out loud. She is WONDERFUL:), very kind, and helps me tremendously. I would recommend her to ANYONE!!!!
"Great with Kids!"
Staci from Long Beach, CA on 6/2/11
Nelly has been "playing in Spanish" with my two girls, ages 4 and 6, for a few weeks now. So far, they have planned birthday parties for their dolls, played games, drawn pictures, painted, and next week they plan to take a nature walk. Nelly is very patient, kind and creative in how she is teaching my girls Spanish. She is exactly what I was looking for in a Spanish tutor.