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Santiago of Cali University, Cali-Colombia.South America (Spanish)
Santiago of Cali University, Cali-Colombia. South America (Master's)
One-to-one tutoring with an experienced tutor is the best way to learn Spanish; that's why I am here.
You can feel confident that I am qualified to help you achieve your goals. I am comfortable teaching both children and adults how to communicate effectively in Spanish. I have significant experience in bringing the Spanish language into the lives of young children; helping middle and high school students improve their grades in their Spanish language courses; and teaching adult executives how to effectively communicate in the Spanish language when they travel abroad as well as conduct telephone conversations with overseas businesses.
Learning a language is a wonderful journey, and I am committed to help my students accomplish it in the most interesting ways.
I focus on helping student's to improve their confidence, helping him or her to find their journey into my Spanish language both satisfying and rewarding.
I always tailor each of my classes to the particular needs of my individual students. For example, the range of classes I offer includes public speaking, customer care, holidays, meetings, negotiations, telephone conversations, and interviews. I have taught executives who need to be able to effectively communicate when they travel abroad. I have also prepared students for their AP Spanish test.
My course is based on the communicative method with a particular focus on the oral practice. The grammar I teach is immediately contextualized in the conversation. My students learn how to communicate on important topics through a series of fun exercises and active interactions.
My Spanish lessons are dynamic, so from the first day my student and I will talk in Spanish all the time. We will work as a team to achieve success, and I know my students will learn to speak, read and write Spanish correctly.
I'm a professional Spanish teacher with over 25 years of experience teaching in high school in my country, Colombia. I was born in Colombia, and my native language is Spanish. I have another 8 years of teaching Spanish in the United States.
For more than 33 years, I have helped children of all ages, as well as adults, learn or improve their communication and academic skills. After I moved to the United States I have taught Spanish at the middle and high school levels, as well as addressed the specific needs of adults. With my help, students have significantly improved their skills for studying as well as for completing their Spanish homework.
In the United States, at first I taught Spanish in New York (where I worked at Berlitz Language Center in Garden City, had private clients at various locations, worked at a Spanish Language School in Westbury, and taught my Spanish program for adults at the Uniondale Public Library); then in Arkansas (where I had private clients), and now I am excited about teaching my wonderful Spanish language to people living in my new home in the Carolinas (where I teach clients from Wyzant Tutoring, teach for the Berlitz Language Center in Charlotte, and have private clients).
Regarding my academic credentials and accreditation, I am certified in the Spanish language. The U.S. equivalency of my university education, as determined by the regionally accredited institution World Education Services (WES), is a bachelor's degree in foreign languages (English/Spanish). I had earned my degree in five years in Colombia. I have a bachelor's degree in foreign languages (English and Spanish) at Santiago de Cali University, and a science degree in special education for literature and Spanish from the same university. One-to-one tutoring with an experienced tutor is the best way to learn Spanish; that's why I am here.
You can feel confident that I am qualified to help you achieve your goals. I am comfortable teaching both children and adults how to communicate effectively in Spanish. I have
Betty was a wonderful tutor. She helped me understand reflexive verbs, pronunciation, grammar and much more. She acted out the words that I had trouble with to help me understand them more clearly. Which for me was very helpful. I can't wait for my next session with Betty.
Thank you for taking time to post your feedback !!!!! I sincerely appreciate your warm words. I enjoyed my class with you because you show a lot of interest in improving your level of learning the topics given in your High School Spanish class. I was very happy seeing that you demonstrated a lot of interest in my explanations. I feel the time flows quickly during my Spanish class with you. It is very gratifying to have a student like you. Thank you very much Bella !!!!!!!!!!
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Thank you for your kind and generous words. I am very happy to learn that you are proud of your progress and to find your generous complements regarding my methodology for teaching. I give my best to my students because it is very gratifying for me to see their success in learning a new language.
I am thankful that WyzAnt has given me an opportunity to share my knowledge about my Spanish language with students I have had when I was in New York, as well as with those that I now have in Arkansas. At this time, my mission is to bring my Spanish language to more people in Arkansas.
Betty is a very good instructor. Anyone from any level of learning can learn from her. Because she is a native Spanish speaker, it gives her insight on how to learn Spanish. She is very good and I would recommend her to anyone.
Thank you Paul,! I am very happy that we had a productive result in my class. Having a smart and excellent student like you makes the class very rewarding for me. In our case, your goal is to learn enough Spanish so that you can use it during your trip to see your friends and relatives. I am looking forward to using our subsequent classes to get you to the point that you will feel confident in doing just that (during your trip). Thank you again Paul, and thank you, WyzAnt, for bringing another excellent student to me!
My grandson is so excited to be able to learn Spanish and carry on a conversation with his new friends in Mexico. He found the lessons easy to follow. Betty would patiently repeat anything my grandson had missed. He said that Ms. Betty makes learning so much fun. Thank you, Ms. Betty, for your time and consideration with my grandson.
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Your grandson was very mindful in my class. He repeated, many times, every word he heard. I was happy to observe him enjoying my class. It was the first time he had listened to a language different from his primary language (English).
He did all the activities in my class quickly and neatly. In short, he is very smart and he is anxious to learn my language, so he wants to practice it with his friends in Mexico.
Thank you Wyzant for this little student!!!!!!
My husband took his first Spanish lesson with Betty and we must say she exceeded our expectations. She is professional, caring and very, very patient. Her classes are well structured and nothing she taught was improvised.
Great material and technique and one of the best things is that she makes the student feel comfortable, making sure that the student is really understanding and learning. Waiting for the next session.
Thank you Luisa!! I appreciate your feedback. I feel very proud when my students like my class, especially when it is their first time with a native Spanish speaker.
As I do for each of my students, I customized your husband's course so that he will learn how to read, write and speak the Spanish language very well. Your husband is very smart, and he was very comfortable with my class, so I assume I structured it correctly for him.
Thank you WyzAnt, again, for bringing an excellent student to me!!!
It took time to find a great tutor who is dedicated in teaching Spanish. The search is over! Betty is an excellent Spanish tutor who is dedicated in teaching. She has well planned lessons for students who want to learn Spanish. It has been a rewarding experience to learn Spanish from Betty. I had gained confidence in speaking Spanish. I am looking forward to seeing Betty in my next tutoring session.
Thank you Chung!!! I enjoy my Spanish class with you, because you show a lot of interest learning my idiom, and that is very important for me. We work like a team to enable you to reach your proposed goals: reading, writing and speaking my native language.
I feel that time flies during my Spanish class with you, because you make it very comfortable for both of us. In brief, this class is very pleasant for me, and I especially enjoy our conversations in Spanish.
Wyzant have given me several great students like you!!!
Betty has been tutoring my two kids in 4th and 6th grades. She is a very warm, enthusiastic and hard working tutor with years of experience. She makes the lesson fun and easy to learn. My kids love her spanish class. I will refer to my friends and anybody with no hesitation.
Thanks June, because you trusted me, and I feel very comfortable working with your kids. They have a lot of ability in the Spanish language. When I explain them any topic, they learn it easily and work quickly; and most importantly, they feel very secure doing their work in my class. That is to say, I have excellent students, and they deserve all my recognition and esteem!!! Once more, thank you Wyzant.
Betty is a great tutor for anyone at ANY level! It was such a relief to find a tutor that is so dedicated to meeting her student's academic needs. She is patient, flexible and extremely knowledgeable! She prepares material to cater to what you're interested in learning and she uses different teaching strategies to help you accomplish your goals in the language. I would recommend her to anyone interested in mastering or even just learning Spanish.
For me, it is very gratifying having a student like Bryce. She is very smart and has a lot of fluency in the Spanish language. Also, she has an excellent auditory ability that surprised me. This student will be successful if she continues studying the Spanish language - and this is important to me, because I enjoy my class much more with this kind of students.
Thank you WyzAnt, I am lucky having smart students like Bryce.
Betty is very kind and works hard as a tutor. She is helping my son's AP Spanish school homework. She comes to our house once a week. She is always on time and very sincere. Thank you Betty!
I enjoy working with your son, because he works hard to improve his Spanish. He makes an extraordinary progress during my lessons. His two Spanish hours every week seem like only one hour, because I feel very comfortable working with him. Also, he is very smart and has a lot of fluency to express himself in Spanish. I am sure he is going to get an excellent score on his AP Spanish. Good luck!!
Thank you Wyzant for bringing me this student.
WyzAnt was an easy and convenient way to find a tutor. Betty has been very helpful with Spanish and I'm already making progress. She is warm, friendly and very professional. I enjoy working with her and my grades are improving.
Wyzant has been a very good way for me to find students. I love teaching because I know I'm always going to get excellent results from students, like Sam, who have a sincere interest in learning Spanish. My goal is to help them achieve their goals in learning how speak it, write it and read it. I'm very happy because I'm going to be successful. Thanks Wyzant !!!!!!
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Since every student is different, I will customize the teaching process, so you will benefit 100% from it. I enjoy interacting with people, and my goal is to help them achieve their goals in learning how to speak, write and read Spanish.
I teach Spanish and cultural acumen to business professionals, such as, for an executive who travels abroad and needs to be able to communicate.
My class is very active in conversation from the first day, so you and I will talk in Spanish all the time. My student and I will work as a team to ensure a successful result. I am confident that I help my students resolve their problems in understanding and conversing in the Spanish language.
I love to teach one on one time, with kids and adults. I've tutored here at USA, high school and college students, helping them solve a wide variety of their problems with my language, for example: homework, exercises, translations, grammar, conversations, essays, etc. My students have been very happy with their results, and trusting with my tutoring.
I am preparing students for their APS Spanish test, (state Spanish test), too.
Also, I taught groups of children and adults within programs at the Berlitz Language Center at New York, and I had a special Spanish program for adults when I lived on Long Island, at New York state.
My native language is Spanish. I was born in Colombia. I have over 25 years professional experience, including work in South America, as well as in the USA. In South America, I had extensive experience teaching Spanish at public schools in high school level, and private students (children and adults), too.
The U.S. Equivalency for my educational credentials, for my Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages (English/Spanish) Education, was evaluated and authenticated, in 2008, by the World Education Services (WES).
It is convenient for me to teach near Rock Hill, South Carolina (where I now reside). I teach private one on one classes at either public libraries (or wherever my students and I mutually decide to meet).
I am very flexible about my availability, and hope to hear from you.
Thank you for your time and attention to this Spanish language learning opportunity.