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Don G.

Senor Don habla espanol

Senor Don habla espanol

$60/hour

  • Studio City North Hollywood, CA 91602

About Don


Bio

Hola, amigos!

I have been teaching Spanish and French - oui - for over 20 years, as well as ESL. I have taught middle school and high school classes on both the East and West coasts, and really enjoy the cultural aspects that we try to learn, like how to prepare a quesadilla or flan, and even make a pinata. I love to take field trips to museums and to places of cultural/historical interest such as Olvera Street. I also think it's important to be up on celebrities or sports figures who...

Hola, amigos!

I have been teaching Spanish and French - oui - for over 20 years, as well as ESL. I have taught middle school and high school classes on both the East and West coasts, and really enjoy the cultural aspects that we try to learn, like how to prepare a quesadilla or flan, and even make a pinata. I love to take field trips to museums and to places of cultural/historical interest such as Olvera Street. I also think it's important to be up on celebrities or sports figures who speak the language, so you may very well get the opportunity to listen to Ricky Martin sing from Evita in my class. Learning about the culture is just as important as learning the language itself. You will be exposed to the language from the very beginning and hopefully will feel confident enough to eventually ask all of your questions in the target language. Comprendes? Do you understand? Better to make mistakes while trying than not to try at all. Language is learned best through lots of practice, and if you make a mistake, that's OK. A native speaker will be happy that you are willing to speak his language and will encourage you to continue.

I am credentialed in teaching languages to adults in California and have taught night classes as well as middle/high school - still do - at Los Angeles Valley College. Adults love grammar more than teens, but that's OK; grammar can be fun, and I believe in incorporating games into the curriculum.

Both adults and teens listen, speak, read and write in the language they are learning from the onset. But I always insist on keeping a pace that is right for the individual student. So, not to worry! I teach to help, not to confuse. As they say en espanol: "Servidor de ustedes", which means "At your service."

I hope to hear from you and that we will meet soon.

Hasta pronto!
Sr. Don


Education

Univ of Massachusetts
undergrad
Univ of Massachusetts
MEd
Univ of MASS
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of North Hollywood, CA 91602
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

French,

French

I love teaching foreign language and French was my first. Its nasal, poetic sounds and charming sentence structure make it still one of the most highly regarded foreign languages to study. Students may expect fun with pronunciation and grammar exercises, but also some discipline, as French is more complicated and troublesome to get under one's belt than Spanish.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been a Spanish teacher for over 25 years and have my major in Spanish from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as well as a Master's Degree in Bilingual Education.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

French,

French

I love teaching foreign language and French was my first. Its nasal, poetic sounds and charming sentence structure make it still one of the most highly regarded foreign languages to study. Students may expect fun with pronunciation and grammar exercises, but also some discipline, as French is more complicated and troublesome to get under one's belt than Spanish.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been a Spanish teacher for over 25 years and have my major in Spanish from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as well as a Master's Degree in Bilingual Education.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Language

French,

French

I love teaching foreign language and French was my first. Its nasal, poetic sounds and charming sentence structure make it still one of the most highly regarded foreign languages to study. Students may expect fun with pronunciation and grammar exercises, but also some discipline, as French is more complicated and troublesome to get under one's belt than Spanish.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been a Spanish teacher for over 25 years and have my major in Spanish from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as well as a Master's Degree in Bilingual Education.
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Most Popular

French,

French

I love teaching foreign language and French was my first. Its nasal, poetic sounds and charming sentence structure make it still one of the most highly regarded foreign languages to study. Students may expect fun with pronunciation and grammar exercises, but also some discipline, as French is more complicated and troublesome to get under one's belt than Spanish.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been a Spanish teacher for over 25 years and have my major in Spanish from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as well as a Master's Degree in Bilingual Education.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

Summer

French,

French

I love teaching foreign language and French was my first. Its nasal, poetic sounds and charming sentence structure make it still one of the most highly regarded foreign languages to study. Students may expect fun with pronunciation and grammar exercises, but also some discipline, as French is more complicated and troublesome to get under one's belt than Spanish.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been a Spanish teacher for over 25 years and have my major in Spanish from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as well as a Master's Degree in Bilingual Education.
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

TOEFL

$60/hour

Don G.

$60/hour

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