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Mexican Law (Graduate Coursework)
Explaining the same topics over and over could be boring for any teacher or tutor, not for me. It sounds hard to believe it but even after 20 years Teaching and Tutoring Spanish to native and non-native speakers I still find new ways for doing it; I find joy on discovering unknown paths for explaining something that seems complicated or simple (but annoying). This enthusiasm for the language is easy to transmit when I'm feeling the same way; at the same time, discovering different ways to explain the same topic makes me really resourceful because I'm aware of the fact that every student has different ways to understand and learn the language. The time has taught me that these are great tools for helping students succeed at any level or age. The experience and knowledge acquired during 20 years give me the confidence to say: there is no question or doubt about Spanish grammar I can't help you to solve. I'm able to assist you or your pupil with a variety of tasks such as doing and understanding homework, writing simple sentences or a 12 pages essay; I can help you getting ready for a quiz, a final test or even an AP Language or Spanish Literature test; I have the ability to prepare a lesson from scratch to suit your needs or just guide you through your own method or chosen system; I can tutor or teach someone who never has had a basic encounter with the language to those who are looking for expertise conversation. I will explain something to you in fluent and clear English or switch to Spanish if that's your desire. I'd drive to your place to have one to one class or have an online session via Skype; I'll send you an e-mail with exercises or elaborate a video in YouTube that explains one more time the topic that has been always bugging you.
I'm a native speaker born in Mexico City. At age 15 I moved to Cuernavaca, the second city with more Spanish Language schools in the world only after Madrid, Spain. There I started my training as a Spanish Instructor at Escuela IDEAL of Cuernavaca. I'm one of the founder teachers of the Instituto Chac-Mool, where I grew up as a Spanish Teacher and Latin American Culture instructor. I'd study Mexican Law during the regular year and I'd teach Spanish during the summers. When I moved to California in 2006 I decided to continue my professional path only with what a like most, Teaching and Tutoring Spanish.
Carlos Explaining the same topics over and over could be boring for any teacher or tutor, not for me. It sounds hard to believe it but even after 20 years Teaching and Tutoring Spanish to native and non-native speakers I still find new ways for doing it; I find joy on discovering unknown paths for
He tried to see my son's weak point and tried to fix his study habit and gave him lots of instruction how to study better.
I wanted to hire a tutor that would be able to help my son with all the fine intricacies of Spanish grammar rules, Carlos is that and more. He knows all the rules front and back; why a rule exists, how it is applied, and where the pitfalls are. He is excellent, my 16 year old son enjoys working with him.
Carlos translated sentences from English to Spanish with me. He gave me the direct translation as well as a more natural way to say the sentence in Spanish. Carlos was efficient and well qualified to help me on this project.
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I have 25 years experience teaching Spanish and 7 tutoring in the Peninsula.