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Nancy B.

Brooklyn, NY

$45/hour

Professional and fun way to learn Spanish

5.0 average from 17 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient
— Melody, New York, NY on 8/3/16

$45/Hour


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Catholic Universitiy of Ecuador
Master of Arts
School of Visual Arts
Master's

Education

Catholic Universitiy of Ecuador (Master of Arts)

School of Visual Arts (Master's)

About Nancy

I'm Nancy B., a 36 years old female with a true passion for languages. I come from Ecuador and my first language is Spanish. I have studied English, German, Portuguese and Quichua and therefore I know what you need during the process of learning a language. I have been tutoring Spanish for the last 6 years both in Quito, my born city, and New York. In 2005-2006 I tutored Spanish in Brazil as well, where I designed lessons based mostly on latin music. I have had great success with my students, ranging from children to middle school students, college-age and adults in general.

I did my undergraduate studies in Cultural Anthropology and have worked mostly as researcher. My areas of competence are urban cultures and music, immigration and memory and heritage. Some of my researches have resulted in a book and all of them in a report. That means that as an anthropologist I need to know Spanish not only as a first language but also as a resource to convey concepts. My background in anthropology has also allowed me to approach to Spanish from a cultural perspective, making my students more engage and knowledge of Spanish language. I did my graduate studies in documentary filmmaking, what makes me have a number of fun audiovisual tools that I use during my lessons or as homework.

My experience teaching Spanish has been mostly by tutoring. And in Brazil I taught intermediate and advanced Spanish at Instituto Latinoamericano de Lenguas ILAL.

Education:

BA, Anthropology, Quito-Ecuador
MA, Anthropology, Quito-Ecuador
MFA Social Documentary, New York-USA

My academic career was supplemented by multiple academic scholarships for my achievements:

- Ecuador Government Scholarship for continuing master studies in filmmaking for two years, 2013.
- Ibermedia Scholarship for the V International Specialization in Documentary Creation-Varan Workshop. Univalle. Cali-Colombia, 2013.
- Organization of Ibero-American States Cultural Scholarship for research for the documentary "O te hunde o te salva", Madrid-EspaƱa, 2010.
- Ministry of Culture of Ecuador Award for the documentary project "Guarida", 2008.

I'm Nancy B., a 36 years old female with a true passion for languages. I come from Ecuador and my first language is Spanish. I have studied English, German, Portuguese and Quichua and therefore I know what you need during the process of learning a language. I have been tutoring Spanish for the last 6 years both in Quito, my born city, and New Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11206
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Melody, New York, NY on 8/3/16

"Great tutor."

- Jonathan, New York, NY on 11/21/16

"Exactly what I was looking for!"

- Yuna, New York, NY on 10/18/16

"Passionate and encouraging!"

- Halle, Brooklyn, NY on 8/13/16
Music:
Salsa Dancing
Computer:
Video Production
Language:
Spanish
Sports/Recreation:
Salsa Dancing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Salsa Dancing

I learned to dance by dancing. I love to dance and my spirit needs to dance often. But as an anthropologist I couldn't help and I researched about salsa's history as a cultural movement. I'm from both Ecuador and Colombia where salsa continues to be alive. I can teach you to dance, take you to dance and tell you interesting things about the music.

Spanish

I did my undergraduate studies in Cultural Anthropology with emphasis in linguistics. My graduate studies were in filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts of NY.

Video Production

I'm a documentary filmmaker. I did my graduate studies at the School of Visual Arts of New York. I'm both director and cinematographer and have pretty good gear to teach people interested to learn about video production. My lessons are mostly practical.

Catholic Universitiy of Ecuador
Master of Arts
School of Visual Arts
Master's

Education

Catholic Universitiy of Ecuador (Master of Arts)

School of Visual Arts (Master's)

Knowledgeable and patient

Nancy has a broad background in language. I'm sure if one stayed with her they would go far. She's open to show you what you need-- coloring outside the lines of conventional teaching

— Melody, New York, NY on 8/3/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nancy will travel within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11206.