Manuel S. A., PhD
Manuel S. A., PhD
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...
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.
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, 35 lessons with ManuelTutor responded:
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.
I am more confident in learning Spanish now with the excellent help of Manuel who has a broad comprehension of the language and how to teach it. His style is helpful and I appreciate the way he is encouraging me to work hard.Ross, 6 lessons with Manuel
Manuel is kind and upbeat. He is punctual and gets right to work with my son. He has experience and is flexible during the lesson. I appreciate The fact that he helps my son do homework. Not all tutors will do that. I would recommend him to anyone.Fiama, 13 lessons with Manuel
Very professional and enthusiastic Tutor
He was well prepared and very encouraging! He chose current issues for topic which is my son's favorite topic. The Lesson was very educational as well as fun. My son liked him right away. We will recommend him to anyone who needs Spanish tutor.Jungwon, 23 lessons with Manuel
Manuel is a great helper for students looking to advance their Spanish. I have worked with countless tutors online. Few of them have Manuel's knowledge of the language and knack for teaching. Lucky to work with him.Ben , 1 lesson with ManuelTutor responded:
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
Manuel understood very quickly what I needed to learn Spanish at my pace and where I am with my current knowledge of the language.Moses, 5 lessons with Manuel
A Great Spanish Tutor
Manuel A. is a amazing Spanish teacher. He has been working with my daughter Karina over the past two months to improve her oral and writing in Spanish. My daughter is a teenage girl and he is patient extremely professional. He reviews grammar in a clear way and help her improve her vocabulary. We believe with Manuel A. On her side my daughter is reaching a higher potential each day.Emily, 28 lessons with Manuel
THe lesson was excellent. Manuel is a great tutor that is very patient with my daughter and make sure she knows the material before moving on. We will definitely sign up with Manuel again.Gail, 5 lessons with ManuelTutor responded:
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
Manuel was great with my 7 yr. old son. He was patient and good at re-directing He really helped my son remain focused by keeping him interested and making it fun!Scott, 37 lessons with ManuelTutor responded:
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.