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Ricardo D.

I love teaching Spanish

I love teaching Spanish

$50/hour

  • 253 hours tutoring

  • Hamden, CT 06518

"Fantastic teacher"

Magdalena, 12 lessons with Ricardo

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About Ricardo


Bio

My name is Ricardo. I have been teaching Spanish for more than 41 years. I am certified to teach Spanish in NYC, CT and FL.

I am a native Spanish speaker. I have profound respect and love for the subject I teach. I always keep upgrading myself in order to become a better person and a better teacher.

Why am I a teacher? Because I believe education is the answer for a better life. Education always improves our way of life. It is an honor and a privilege to be an educator and to be part of...

My name is Ricardo. I have been teaching Spanish for more than 41 years. I am certified to teach Spanish in NYC, CT and FL.

I am a native Spanish speaker. I have profound respect and love for the subject I teach. I always keep upgrading myself in order to become a better person and a better teacher.

Why am I a teacher? Because I believe education is the answer for a better life. Education always improves our way of life. It is an honor and a privilege to be an educator and to be part of any student's life. I know I can make a difference in the lives of my students. With more than thirty-eight of experience I have tried all teaching techniques and methodologies within my lessons. My practice makes education accessible to all students who might have different learning styles.

I am very creative and flexible. Lessons are tailored according to each student's specific needs. I can reach more students because I know what works and what doesn't work. Business Spanish lessons and conversational classes are available (classes will be conducted in Spanish).

Sincerely,
Ricardo

P.S. Travel radius: 20 miles, round trip.

P.S. People who might need my services:

1. College Students
2. High School students
3. People who need Spanish for work
4. Professionals

Some background:

I have a B.A. in Arts- University of Puerto Rico (1978), an M.A. in Education/Spanish- University of Puerto Rico (1982), and have taken PhD-Level Courses in Spanish (43 crds) Graduate Center- CUNY, NYC (1987).

Professional Experience

New York City Department of Education - 1984-2012 as Spanish Teacher (Retired)

Saint Peter's College, NJ- P/T Teacher for Minorities (1987-88) - Spanish Language Tutor

Wyzant Tutoring Service-Currently working as a Spanish Language Tutor


Education

UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO
B.A. in Arts
UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: Your rate : $50.00 an hour (Travel radius-10 miles) which includes class preparation, materials, online consultation and 1:1 class. Your rate will be $35.00 an hour if we meet in New Haven or Hamden.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Hamden, CT 06518
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/30/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish

Spanish

Learning a new language is an exciting life long adventure and I hope you will take full advantage of the many opportunities during tutoring to acquire some Spanish language skills and to appreciate the many people throughout the world who speak Spanish.

Homeschool

Spanish

Spanish

Learning a new language is an exciting life long adventure and I hope you will take full advantage of the many opportunities during tutoring to acquire some Spanish language skills and to appreciate the many people throughout the world who speak Spanish.

Language

Spanish

Spanish

Learning a new language is an exciting life long adventure and I hope you will take full advantage of the many opportunities during tutoring to acquire some Spanish language skills and to appreciate the many people throughout the world who speak Spanish.

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Spanish

Spanish

Learning a new language is an exciting life long adventure and I hope you will take full advantage of the many opportunities during tutoring to acquire some Spanish language skills and to appreciate the many people throughout the world who speak Spanish.

Summer

Spanish

Spanish

Learning a new language is an exciting life long adventure and I hope you will take full advantage of the many opportunities during tutoring to acquire some Spanish language skills and to appreciate the many people throughout the world who speak Spanish.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (186 ratings)
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Reviews


Professional, patient and committed

Had first lesson with Ricardo. He was prompt, very patient, professional and committed to helping a very beginner student like me. I will continue 1-2 times per week for the next year to learn Spanish for business. He provided handouts, suggestions and books. Ricardo is great and I highly recommend!

Stacey, 3 lessons with Ricardo
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much for the touching and beautiful feedback you wrote about me. I appreciate all your support and trust. I know your hard work and dedication will take you where no man has gone before. Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to serve all your educational needs. It means a lot to me to know that you enjoyed my first class. It is my personal commitment to keep you busy all year long. Sorry! I want you to work hard and enjoy your sessions to the fullest. Gracias!

Knowledgeable and patient

Ricardo taught me how to form sentences in Spanish and allowed me to feel comfortable speaking Spanish in a slow manner.

Athena, 3 lessons with Ricardo
Tutor responded:

I have seen Athena's personal and academic growth in our few months together. Her smiles, enthusiasm and character have inspired me to go forward with her. I do know that Athena is capable of much more than I expected. Gracias!

Knowledgable, great tutor

I feel much more confident speaking Spanish after spending some time practicing with Ricardo. He is easy to understand and explains things well.

Thomas, 11 lessons with Ricardo
Tutor responded:

Let me take this opportunity to thank you for choosing me as your personal Spanish tutor. I want you to know how much I enjoy serving your needs. I appreciate your kind expressions of appreciation.

Wonderful

Ricardo has been doing well with my son. He is well prepared and keeps him engaged the entire time. He is patient and has an encouraging personality.

Ethan, 10 lessons with Ricardo
Tutor responded:

I wanted to let you know how gratifying it was, for me, to receive your review. I want to commend Ethan for his great efforts during class. I was very pleased with his work. Ethan is a very courteous young man. I appreciate the wonderful job you did during the summer. You are a great inspiration to your son. I also want to thank you very much for your continued support.

Very Responsive and Great

Ricardo has been excellent. Even before he started his first class, he was in touch with me and my daughter to find out exactly what her difficulties were, what book and course she was on, so he was well prepared on arrival. He is very patient and has focused on conversations as that was my daughter's challenge. Overall excellent teacher!

Farzana, 4 lessons with Ricardo
Tutor responded:

I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to serve you and to serve your daughter. It is really very helpful to have your input. I appreciate the time and effort you devoted to writing this review about my work and my persona. Your words mean so much for me. I am forever grateful that you have shared your opinion about my dynamics with the Wyzant community. I hope your daughter is enjoying the class. I also want to thank your daughter for her exceptional work. Your daughter is a remarkable person and I am very honored and proud to have her as a student.

Very useful lesson.

Just had my first lesson with Ricardo. The lesson was both very enjoyable and quite high-yield for achieving my Spanish language goals. I am certainly looking forward to more lessons with this tutor.

Amy, 4 lessons with Ricardo
Tutor responded:

Gracias! Thank you very much for your support and encouragement. I appreciate the time you spent writing this review. Your comments are very thoughtful and generous of you. I hope you have a wonderful New Year. I am very lucky and I am also very proud to have a student like you. I hope you keep enjoying the class.

Excelente!

Ricardo is an excellent teacher. He is always on time, prepared, brings a ton of new work for me, and is very patient in the lessons. He is personable and friendly while being very professional and efficient. We speak in Spanish for almost the entire hour, and he knows how to speak so that I understand and can respond at my level. The books he's recommended I use as references have been much more helpful than the books I was choosing from the bookstore. I highly recommend him as a Spanish tutor!

Olivia, 14 lessons with Ricardo
Tutor responded:

Gracias! Thank you very much for writing a review about me. I appreciate the time and effort you devoted to writing this review about my work and my persona. Your words mean so much for me. Your kind words will open many doors for me. I don't have the words to thank you for your generosity and kindness. You are a remarkable person and I am very honored and proud to have you as a student.

$50/hour

Ricardo D.

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