Spanish Teacher with Methods that Actually Work
Spanish Teacher with Methods that Actually Work
Hello, my name is Austin. After attending school at Columbia University in NYC, my wife and I have dedicated ourselves to volunteer work. We have been living outside of the USA for about 5 years now in Bolivia. My wife is a native Spanish speaker, and most think I am as well. With help from friends and AWESOME techniques that I came across, I was able to become fluent in Spanish in about a year while in the USA. I feel so bad for so many Americans who spend so much money on Spanish...
Hello, my name is Austin. After attending school at Columbia University in NYC, my wife and I have dedicated ourselves to volunteer work. We have been living outside of the USA for about 5 years now in Bolivia. My wife is a native Spanish speaker, and most think I am as well. With help from friends and AWESOME techniques that I came across, I was able to become fluent in Spanish in about a year while in the USA. I feel so bad for so many Americans who spend so much money on Spanish lessons and still can't actually speak it. The way most teachers and famous programs teach appeals to many who don't like to do work, but they don't end up being able to actually speak Spanish. The methods I use to teach actually work. Contact me, and I'll tell you about it. After the first lesson, you will see what I mean.
I'm 30 years old and have been tutoring/teaching for over 10 years. I've tutored at Barkely Elementary School in Phoenixville PA, at Phoenixville High School, at Barnard College in the NYC, and for a company called "Ivy League Tutors" in NYC where the only tutors were students of an Ivy League university. My approach to teaching Spanish is different from most. Most harp on the fact that memorization is not the most important part to learning a language, that you can learn by conversation instead. However, if you never memorize the verb conjugation patterns in the beginning, you will never reach the conversational stage of Spanish. That's why in other countries there are jokes about Americans speaking Spanish that center on two things: 1) their terrible accent and 2) their inability to conjugate verbs correctly. So, instead of focusing on teaching you numbers, phrases, and vocabulary in the beginning of our lessons, I will focus on teaching you to do something that rarely Americans learning Spanish can do, conjugate the verbs in ALL the various necessary tenses. Once you can do that, you will actually be able to form your own sentences and practice the language by speaking, that is, more naturally le
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Hands-down, the Best Tutor I've Ever Had!
I've been having tutoring sessions with Austin for the last couple of weeks now and I can already see an improvement in my ability to understand and speak Spanish. He's a highly knowledgeable and patient tutor, and even when I make a mistake, he'll explain what to say and then connect it back to what we're already talking about. In that way, Austin is also really thorough, and makes sure that I understand a concept before moving on to something new. I also found his teaching style to be unique and really helpful, in that we'll actually have a conversation in Spanish, which would lead to a lesson or how to fix this or that. Although somewhat unorthodox, I found it extremely helpful, since I not only learn grammar, or verb conjugation, but I actually get to practice what I learned in real conversation. Since I've always been one to focus on the real applications of things, using real conversation is really helpful and makes the lessons all the more engaging and exciting. The pacing of lessons is also really nice and I'm often surprised by how much we actually cover in an hour every week. He's, hands-down, the best Spanish tutor I've ever had and I'd highly recommend him to anyone trying to learn or become better at Spanish.Shadman, 54 lessons with Austin
A knowledgeable and charismatic tutor
I truly appreciate Austin because he is very motivating and encouraging to people who want to learn Spanish. He encouraged me to not just respond to questions but to respond in a full sentence. I appreciate a tutor who teaches a skill and then practices that skill along with previously learned items. This ensures that I am constantly building upon the knowledge I already have. Austin is patient by allowing you to respond at your own speed and builds your confidence by providing positive and corrective feedback. He is an awesome tutor who explains the language in an easily understandable manner.Kierra, 3 lessons with Austin
Relatable Spanish tutor for reluctant student
My 15-year-old son doesn't love his Spanish class, nor was he excited about yet another year with another Spanish tutor. However, he had one session with Austin and his attitude completely changed. I didn't listen to their session, but I heard bits and pieces of my son laughing, talking, and engaging. After the session, he actually came to tell me that he learned so much from Austin and really liked the session. I so appreciate a tutor who connects with the student and makes it enjoyable.Dee, 15 lessons with Austin
Connects well with kids
Our kids are in Spanish immersion school but we are non-native speakers. We contacted Austin to help us supplement distance learning in pandemic. Although there is an over-aching theme on verb conjugation, he is flexible and approaches each kid slightly differently. One kid has more verb conjugation as he is in higher level while the younger one gets conjugation and vocabulary building. I appreciate that we can coordinate easily with him whenever I get inputs from our school teachers. Overall, both kids and I happy with Austin.Mic, 9 lessons with Austin
Knowledgeable and patient tutor.
Austin works really well with my son, and is patient and helps him succeed. His emphasis on verbs really helps to understand the language. He has learned more about verbs in a few lessons that during his entire year of Spanish at school.Arriana, 19 lessons with Austin
Excellent Teacher. You Will Learn!
This guy knows his stuff, he explains and teaches better and faster than every college professor I've ever had. If you want to learn Spanish - quickly and proficiently - then see if Austin has a slot open for you.Timothy, 74 lessons with Austin
knowledgable and helping well
My son had taking Spanish from when he was preschool. His school's second language is Spanish. And I let him learning Spanish as his mother language English. My son is pretty good and can conversation but he is lack of vocabs and some past grammar. You know the language tutor is little boring but my son started tutor with Austin, it's fun and improves his skill. No matter school class, I let him take Spanish tutor contentiously. It's second largest language in the world. Austin knows well teens so he is helping well. I recommend if anyone want to tutor for Spanish.JOY, 11 lessons with Austin
Amazing Teacher !!
Austin is the best Spanish teacher I've ever seen! He taught me how to conjugate verbs that I have not covered yet in school and make me more confident when speaking and writing. Thank you, Austin!!Liam, 65 lessons with Austin
Austin is really an excellent tutor. I am an adult, low-intermediate Spanish speaker seeking to become fluent. After two pleasant sessions with I am confident that will happen. Highly recommended.John, 30 lessons with Austin
Good first lesson
First lesson served to assess where my son’s skills are. Conversation went well and my son is eager to continue working with Austin and continue expanding his speaking and knowledge of SpanishRebecca, 31 lessons with Austin
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