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Rafael L.

Victor, NY

$55/hour

Fluent in English and Spanish (first language).

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
5.0 average from 16 ratings
Lessons with Rafael
— Pat, Rochester, NY on 2/20/17

$55/Hour


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Colegio de La Salle, Santiago, Cuba
Univ. of Havana
Univ. of Havana
Graduate Coursework
Univ. of Havana
Graduate Coursework

Education

Colegio de La Salle, Santiago, Cuba (Univ. of Havana)

Univ. of Havana (Graduate Coursework)

Univ. of Havana (Graduate Coursework)

About Rafael

Since leaving Cuba late in 1961, I have lived in a number of Spanish speaking countries, Spain, Mexico and Puerto Rico, where my job, working for a Rochester-based pharmaceutical company, has taken me and my family. For a few years I had also tutored students interested in improving their grammatical skills as well as business men and women, wishing to become more fluent in conversational Spanish.

I put emphasis on correct pronunciation of the language and in the proper conjugation of regular, irregular and auxiliary verbs; also, the proper use of adjectives, adverbs, pronouns and the various modes. A great deal of emphasis is also placed on expanding vocabulary through compositions. Homework is very much a part of the ongoing learning technique. Home exams are also a part of the process as a conduit to get parental involvement.

During my tenure as a business professional in the pharmaceutical industry, I was involved in not only demonstrating proper utilization of selling and marketing skills, but was very much involved in TRAINING (product knowledge). I have visited most Spanish countries where the training had to be conducted in the language of the host country.

Learning is easier if it's challenging!
Since leaving Cuba late in 1961, I have lived in a number of Spanish speaking countries, Spain, Mexico and Puerto Rico, where my job, working for a Rochester-based pharmaceutical company, has taken me and my family. For a few years I had also tutored students interested in improving their grammatical skills as well as business men and women, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Victor, NY 14564
In-person lessons

"Lessons with Rafael"

- Pat, Rochester, NY on 2/20/17
Math:
Prealgebra
Language:
Spanish

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Spanish

Spanish is my first language and I would like to teach/tutor students on the proper use of the language grammatical rules, pronunciation and gradually expose them to the language extensive vocabulary. Student's time permitting, they will be challenged with homework, conversational (questions and answers) exercises, as well as written compositions.

Colegio de La Salle, Santiago, Cuba
Univ. of Havana
Univ. of Havana
Graduate Coursework
Univ. of Havana
Graduate Coursework

Education

Colegio de La Salle, Santiago, Cuba (Univ. of Havana)

Univ. of Havana (Graduate Coursework)

Univ. of Havana (Graduate Coursework)

Lessons with Rafael

Rafael is a great teacher. First I like that he is a native speaker and secondly he seems to know how to assess and gear a lesson to the level I am at. He has items prepared to teach but is also willing to go with the flow. It works well for me.

— Pat, Rochester, NY on 2/20/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rafael will travel within 20 miles of Victor, NY 14564.