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Austin G.

Spanish Teacher with Methods that Actually Work

Spanish Teacher with Methods that Actually Work

$54/hour

  • 1,910 hours tutoring

  • Morningside Heights New York, NY 10027

About Austin


Bio

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 learning the other parts of Spanish. But it all starts with the verb conjugations.


Education

Columbia University
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $54
  • Rate details: The charge for a lesson will go through without 2 hours notice of cancellation or if student is 10 minutes late without any notice at all.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/18/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have spent much time during the past 5 years in Bolivia adapting my extremely successful method of teaching Spanish to teaching English. The combination of focusing on verbs and controlled conversation allows students to learn English even faster because the verb conjugations are not as complex. Literally after a few lessons, my students can already be speaking English, conversationally.
Spanish

Spanish

If primarily you just want a good grade in your class, any tutor would probably suffice, including myself. However, I am really excited about teaching ones who would really like to learn to dominate the language in a short period of time. I really believe that in 14 weeks if you have the right attitude I can give you all the tools you need to be able to become a fluent Spanish speaker without the need of a tutor anymore. Just to give you an overview about the difference in the way I would teach you and the way most others would is that I will focus on helping you to be able to CONJUGATE verbs in all the various necessary tenses as quickly and easily as possible so that you can get to the conversational stage of Spanish quickly. Once you can conjugate verbs, you can converse, and from there you will naturally be able to learn other things (the alphabet, numbers, time, phrases) that most teachers spend a lot of time on in the beginning. This error in most people's method of teaching is part of the reason why it is extremely rare to find an American who can speak Spanish to the point that many native Spanish speakers can't tell he or she is American. I know exactly how everything connects from English to Spanish and the best way to explain it because I've already been through it and have succeeded.

English

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have spent much time during the past 5 years in Bolivia adapting my extremely successful method of teaching Spanish to teaching English. The combination of focusing on verbs and controlled conversation allows students to learn English even faster because the verb conjugations are not as complex. Literally after a few lessons, my students can already be speaking English, conversationally.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have spent much time during the past 5 years in Bolivia adapting my extremely successful method of teaching Spanish to teaching English. The combination of focusing on verbs and controlled conversation allows students to learn English even faster because the verb conjugations are not as complex. Literally after a few lessons, my students can already be speaking English, conversationally.
Spanish

Spanish

If primarily you just want a good grade in your class, any tutor would probably suffice, including myself. However, I am really excited about teaching ones who would really like to learn to dominate the language in a short period of time. I really believe that in 14 weeks if you have the right attitude I can give you all the tools you need to be able to become a fluent Spanish speaker without the need of a tutor anymore. Just to give you an overview about the difference in the way I would teach you and the way most others would is that I will focus on helping you to be able to CONJUGATE verbs in all the various necessary tenses as quickly and easily as possible so that you can get to the conversational stage of Spanish quickly. Once you can conjugate verbs, you can converse, and from there you will naturally be able to learn other things (the alphabet, numbers, time, phrases) that most teachers spend a lot of time on in the beginning. This error in most people's method of teaching is part of the reason why it is extremely rare to find an American who can speak Spanish to the point that many native Spanish speakers can't tell he or she is American. I know exactly how everything connects from English to Spanish and the best way to explain it because I've already been through it and have succeeded.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have spent much time during the past 5 years in Bolivia adapting my extremely successful method of teaching Spanish to teaching English. The combination of focusing on verbs and controlled conversation allows students to learn English even faster because the verb conjugations are not as complex. Literally after a few lessons, my students can already be speaking English, conversationally.
Spanish

Spanish

If primarily you just want a good grade in your class, any tutor would probably suffice, including myself. However, I am really excited about teaching ones who would really like to learn to dominate the language in a short period of time. I really believe that in 14 weeks if you have the right attitude I can give you all the tools you need to be able to become a fluent Spanish speaker without the need of a tutor anymore. Just to give you an overview about the difference in the way I would teach you and the way most others would is that I will focus on helping you to be able to CONJUGATE verbs in all the various necessary tenses as quickly and easily as possible so that you can get to the conversational stage of Spanish quickly. Once you can conjugate verbs, you can converse, and from there you will naturally be able to learn other things (the alphabet, numbers, time, phrases) that most teachers spend a lot of time on in the beginning. This error in most people's method of teaching is part of the reason why it is extremely rare to find an American who can speak Spanish to the point that many native Spanish speakers can't tell he or she is American. I know exactly how everything connects from English to Spanish and the best way to explain it because I've already been through it and have succeeded.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have spent much time during the past 5 years in Bolivia adapting my extremely successful method of teaching Spanish to teaching English. The combination of focusing on verbs and controlled conversation allows students to learn English even faster because the verb conjugations are not as complex. Literally after a few lessons, my students can already be speaking English, conversationally.
Spanish

Spanish

If primarily you just want a good grade in your class, any tutor would probably suffice, including myself. However, I am really excited about teaching ones who would really like to learn to dominate the language in a short period of time. I really believe that in 14 weeks if you have the right attitude I can give you all the tools you need to be able to become a fluent Spanish speaker without the need of a tutor anymore. Just to give you an overview about the difference in the way I would teach you and the way most others would is that I will focus on helping you to be able to CONJUGATE verbs in all the various necessary tenses as quickly and easily as possible so that you can get to the conversational stage of Spanish quickly. Once you can conjugate verbs, you can converse, and from there you will naturally be able to learn other things (the alphabet, numbers, time, phrases) that most teachers spend a lot of time on in the beginning. This error in most people's method of teaching is part of the reason why it is extremely rare to find an American who can speak Spanish to the point that many native Spanish speakers can't tell he or she is American. I know exactly how everything connects from English to Spanish and the best way to explain it because I've already been through it and have succeeded.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have spent much time during the past 5 years in Bolivia adapting my extremely successful method of teaching Spanish to teaching English. The combination of focusing on verbs and controlled conversation allows students to learn English even faster because the verb conjugations are not as complex. Literally after a few lessons, my students can already be speaking English, conversationally.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have spent much time during the past 5 years in Bolivia adapting my extremely successful method of teaching Spanish to teaching English. The combination of focusing on verbs and controlled conversation allows students to learn English even faster because the verb conjugations are not as complex. Literally after a few lessons, my students can already be speaking English, conversationally.
Spanish

Spanish

If primarily you just want a good grade in your class, any tutor would probably suffice, including myself. However, I am really excited about teaching ones who would really like to learn to dominate the language in a short period of time. I really believe that in 14 weeks if you have the right attitude I can give you all the tools you need to be able to become a fluent Spanish speaker without the need of a tutor anymore. Just to give you an overview about the difference in the way I would teach you and the way most others would is that I will focus on helping you to be able to CONJUGATE verbs in all the various necessary tenses as quickly and easily as possible so that you can get to the conversational stage of Spanish quickly. Once you can conjugate verbs, you can converse, and from there you will naturally be able to learn other things (the alphabet, numbers, time, phrases) that most teachers spend a lot of time on in the beginning. This error in most people's method of teaching is part of the reason why it is extremely rare to find an American who can speak Spanish to the point that many native Spanish speakers can't tell he or she is American. I know exactly how everything connects from English to Spanish and the best way to explain it because I've already been through it and have succeeded.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Austin is a great tutor

My daughter has a great lesson with Austin. He’s a very knowledgeable, patient and encouraging tutor. Highly recommend Austin for anyone looking to learn or improve their Spanish skills!

Yekaterina, 2 lessons with Austin

Amazing Tutor, Fun and Effective Teaching Style

Austin has been incredibly helpful in teaching me Spanish. He has a very unique style that makes the material fun and intuitive. Every lesson seems to build off the last and in just a few sessions, I was already seeing significant progress. I'm really glad I found Austin!

Ethan, 10 lessons with Austin

Super knowledgeable and patient tutor!

Austin continues to help me take my Spanish to the next level. He patiently explains things in a very understandable way. I’ve used other tutors on this platform and have found Austin to be the best fit for me. I dork out over grammar in English so it’s fun to dork out over it in Spanish too.

Scott, 20 lessons with Austin

Effective tutor with a customized approach

Austin is teaching me Spanish and it has been a great experience. He has organized my lessons in a way that has been very helpful for my specific needs and to strengthen my weaknesses. His approach is effective and he is a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone learning or refreshing their language skills.

Elizabeth, 28 lessons with Austin

Performed in a pinch

My son was coming up on his final in Spanish II and had failed every test for the semester. He was in real danger of failing this class and not graduating (he was a Senior). Austin agreed to work with him last minute and stayed in contact to make sure we were getting what my son needed out of him as a tutor. My son loved Austin and worked with him well. He feels like he can really understand the grammatical Spanish that his teacher neglected to teach him. He made the second highest grade in the class on the final after spending most of the year making one of the lowest. There's a joke at the high school for the last 10 years that you have to cheat to get a passing grade in this class. My son refused to do so. This really built his confidence. We will be discussing using Austin as a regular Spanish tutor once he gets back from his Senior Trip with his dad.

Mandy, 3 lessons with Austin

Very helpful!

Austin was very knowledgeable and helpful for my teenage daughter in Spanish 3. We would definitely recommend using Austin for any level of Spanish. We were able to book him last minute which was awesome! Thank you, Austin!

Christy , 2 lessons with Austin

Great tutor for beginners

Austin is a very engaging and motivating tutor with high positive energy. Austin wastes no time in getting to the core focal points of each lesson, giving sort of a "crash course" feel. I find this to be really refreshing compared to your regular, boring "textbook" tutors. You can clearly see he is passionate about his work and wants to see you learn and progress. I have had lessons with a few other tutors before, but he is by far the best.

Robert, 6 lessons with Austin

He's very patient and helpful

I'm new at learning Spanish and I feel that Austin is the best. He's patient, awesome and knows what he's doing. This doesn't even cover all about my lesson experiences, so try him for yourself and you'll understand!

Dawn, 50 lessons with Austin

Amazing Engagement Techniques for 11 Year Old

I thought my 11-year-old son would hate Spanish tutoring. I was 100% wrong. Not sure what his special sauce is, but my son looks forward to his time with Austin, feels like he’s really making progress and is even enjoying conjugation! We highly recommend Austin!

Lisa, 23 lessons with Austin
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