Goshen College/University of Costa Rica
I tutor Spanish among other things because I have always enjoyed the fact that I can speak, read and write two languages. Many doors opened for me when I learned English as my second language because a person who knows two languages is a "two-minds" individual. Having taught English at my homeland for almost ten years provided me with the necessary experience. To be able to relate to students' needs when it comes to learning, managing, and becoming proficient with another language is my strength. I make sure my students understand that those doors I mentioned at the beginning of this short free response could be opened for them when they learn another language, and of course Spanish is spoken just about anywhere these days. Why fail any more tests? Why carry any more frustration with Spanish? Let me be your honest help.
I tutor Spanish among other things because I have always enjoyed the fact that I can speak, read and write two languages. Many doors opened for me when I learned English as my second language because a person who knows two languages is a "two-minds" individual. Having taught English at my homeland for almost ten years provided me with the
Claudio helped my college age daughter restore some self-confidence in what she was trying to learn via a summer college online Intermediate Spanish I course, she wished later she never signed up for. I really believe you cannot put a price tag on face-to-face teacher-student interaction, especially in a language class. I think I proved my point with my daughter when she first sat down with Claudio.
He was patient and inquisitive as he tried to find out how much she knew and how much more she needed to learn to pull her early F up to a C or B. After four quick sessions in the last two weeks, she feels much better about completing the course work correctly and is ready for her final exam next week. One more review with Claudio will hopefully do the trick to bail her out of what would otherwise have been a disaster of a grade.
My first lesson with Claudio went very well. He was helpful in practicing Spanish conversation with me and providing me with feedback on my speaking. Within the duration of the hour I felt as though we accomplished a lot. He explains things thoroughly in a way that is easy to understand. He encourages speaking and is easy to converse with. I would recommend his services.
I taught English as a Second Language for over nine years at private elementary and high schools in Costa Rica. I studied English as my major at the University of Costa Rica in its foreign languages school.
I have a United States Soccer Federation "D" License.