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Alejandro M.

Chicago, IL

$19/hour

Native Spanish Speaker

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/19/16
5.0 average from 8 ratings
Excellent Start
— Maximus, Chicago, IL on 1/5/17

$19/Hour


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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Spanish

Education

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (Spanish)

About Alejandro

In college I started tutoring other students who needed help in Spanish. I've been speaking Spanish all my life and conversation comes to me naturally. In college my specialty was helping students with their conversational work. Personally, I understand how important knowing two languages is and it is something nice to help others achieve broader understanding of things.

The best part of tutoring is seeing the progress of the student and being able to develop their skills to become a more independent speaker and learner. The reason why I got into tutoring was because I know how it feels to struggle with another language that is not your own. When I was in elementary school, I had trouble with speaking english and there were people who helped me become a better speaker. Now, that I have finished college, I would like to help those who are younger and have an interested in becoming a better Spanish student.

My senior year of college, I worked for the Spanish department as their resident worker for students that needed help with anything related with Spanish. I've experienced that most of the people who are not native speakers have trouble with past, present, and future tenses, which is hard to understand when you are learning a new language.

I've learned from tutoring others that patience is the best way to help those who are struggling, specially when it comes to verb tenses.

Also, I have noticed at the collegiate level that many people lack the basics in Spanish, which has been another reason why I wanted to get into tutoring to avoid the problem while students are young so that when they advance in their school career they would have less academic issues to worry about. Lastly, when you help others by tutoring they are helping you become better and throughout the time helps the tutee become a stronger Spanish student.

I've worked as a tutor for two years when I was in college. I also wrote my thesis in Spanish and presented it in Spanish to my professors and colleagues. All together my thesis was 25 pages about something that interested me which was the petroleum industry in a Latin American country.
In college I started tutoring other students who needed help in Spanish. I've been speaking Spanish all my life and conversation comes to me naturally. In college my specialty was helping students with their conversational work. Personally, I understand how important knowing two languages is and it is something nice to help others achieve broader Read more

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Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Chicago, IL 60642
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Start"

- Maximus, Chicago, IL on 1/5/17
Language:
Spanish

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Spanish

I am a native Spanish speaker and I have studied Spanish in college. While studying, I tutored for two years other students who needed help in class. Finally, for my last year of school, I decided to write and present my thesis in Spanish.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Spanish

Education

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (Spanish)

Excellent Start

Exactly what I'm looking for. Need to practice my speaking and listening and Alejandro has me covered. I like that he's a native speaker, as I'm looking for help with slang as well! Looking forward to my next lesson.

— Maximus, Chicago, IL on 1/5/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $19.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alejandro will travel within 12 miles of Chicago, IL 60642.