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Manuel A.

Los Angeles, CA

$50/hour

Manuel S. A., PhD

Background check passed as of 10/28/15
5.0 average from 144 ratings
Knowledgeable and Patient
— Dalia, Beverly Hills, CA on 8/29/16

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National Autonomous University of Nicaragua-Managua
Economics
Pontifical Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia
Master's
Preston University (Los Angeles CA)
PhD

Education

National Autonomous University of Nicaragua-Managua (Economics)

Pontifical Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia (Master's)

Preston University (Los Angeles CA) (PhD)

About Manuel

My inspiration for teaching stems from the excellent teachers I had throughout my years of study. These educators helped shape who I am personally and professionally. My professional contributions have been allocated to both the public and the private sector. In the public sector, I served as an Ambassador in Latin American countries and as an Alternate Representative of my country of origin, Nicaragua in the Organization of American States, (OAS) in Washington, DC. In the private sector, I worked as an International Consultant for companies in the USA and Latin America. The years spent in the diplomatic community truly enriched my knowledge of the Latin American Culture and the Spanish language. I am motivated to share all that I have learned, and continuously seek teaching experiences. I have worked as Professor and Lecturer in Secondary Schools and Universities in various Latin American countries, and I have also taught private lessons to small groups of students and business executives.

As a native Latin American I understand that teaching my mother language means to not only focus on grammar, reading, writing and conversation; but to also include the Latin American culture, making the process of learning this new language more engaging and entertaining for the students. My teaching system includes theoretical sessions and practical aspects of daily life. Homework is also part of the learning process, without overwhelming the students with tedious assignments but through complementary fun activities, such as watching movies, songs, games and readings in Spanish, as well as periodic assessments and progress reports. I am flexible in time while I do have a 24-hour cancelation policy. I am happy to travel to different locations if it is convenient for the student. Free consultation meetings are part of my professional services.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in learning a beautiful new Language.
My inspiration for teaching stems from the excellent teachers I had throughout my years of study. These educators helped shape who I am personally and professionally. My professional contributions have been allocated to both the public and the private sector. In the public sector, I served as an Ambassador in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90046
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable and Patient"

- Dalia, Beverly Hills, CA on 8/29/16
Manuel replied on 8/31/2016

Thank you so much for your kind and generous words, Dalia. As a matter of fact, the students and their needs and interests of learning are what inspire us, the teachers and tutors, and of course, the support of the devoted parents like you. Let's continue working together to help your son to fulfill his goals.

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Fiama, Glendale, CA on 10/23/16

"Very professional and enthusiastic Tutor"

- Jungwon, Glendale, CA on 6/1/16

"True professional"

- Ben, Brooklyn, NY on 5/10/16
Manuel replied on 5/10/2016

Thank you Ben for your kind and generous comments. It was an honor to me working with you, a brilliant scholar and researcher of the Spanish language.

"Great First Lesson"

- Moses, Orange, CA on 3/16/16

"A Great Spanish Tutor"

- Emily, Encino, CA on 2/12/16

"Excellent Tutor"

- Gail, Los Angeles, CA on 11/4/15
Manuel replied on 11/4/2015

Gail thank you very much for your gentle comments.

As I mentioned earlier, your daughter has a pretty good base in Spanish grammar, the product of a good teaching from her Spanish teachers at school, and certainly, for your continued support to her as a responsible and devoted mother worried about her education.

I will be attentive to her tutoring requests when needed.

"Patient and Effective Tutor"

- Scott, Manhattan Beach, CA on 10/28/15
Manuel replied on 10/28/2015

Thank you very much, Scott, for your generous comments. Teaching children is highly gratifying and inspiring and to me, is also a blessing. They have that natural disposition and ease to receive new knowledge and that's the best reward for a teacher. Your son is a very clever child with great curiosity about the world around him and is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to help him to achieve it.

Language:
Spanish

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Spanish

1. I have a PhD in International Law and International Relations, obtained mostly in Spanish.

2. My native language is Spanish.

3. My diplomatic career I have performed mainly in Latin American countries.

4. I was an Editor of a Hispanic magazine in Miami, Florida.

National Autonomous University of Nicaragua-Managua
Economics
Pontifical Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia
Master's
Preston University (Los Angeles CA)
PhD

Education

National Autonomous University of Nicaragua-Managua (Economics)

Pontifical Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia (Master's)

Preston University (Los Angeles CA) (PhD)

Knowledgeable and Patient — Manuel is tutoring my son for Spanish. He is professional, caring, and very educated. I believe having knowledge of a subject is something, but knowing how to teach it, is another matter. Manuel possesses both qualities. ...

— Dalia, Beverly Hills, CA on 8/29/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Manuel will travel within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90046.