Over 50 tutoring hours

Jim S.

Fort Worth, TX

$30/hour

Spanish Lessons for Beginner-Intermediate

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 5/19/14
5.0 average from 25 ratings

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Arizona State
Aero Engr

Education

Arizona State (Aero Engr)

About Jim

I have been studying Spanish for eight years. I began by attending classes at Tarrant County College. I attended language schools twice in Mexico. I have a good understanding of basic Spanish grammar. In my spare time, I attend Spanish conversation groups in the Fort Worth area as well as continuing adult education classes so that I can improve my knowledge of Spanish.

At the Spanish conversation group meetings, we practice with each other to improve and I help beginners with their Spanish. I am a volunteer at the Fort Worth library where we have Spanish conversation group meetings.

I have no issue with someone who is only interested in "tourist Spanish." That is, only learning what to say in certain situations. This approach, however, does not create a foundation so that the student is able to progress very far.

In my opinion, if someone is serious about learning Spanish, then it is necessary to have a good understanding of Spanish grammar. A knowledge of proper grammar and verb conjugations is critical. Therefore, I stress the learning of verbs and basic grammar so that the student can build on a sound foundation and progress on his/her own when a more experienced teacher is unavailable. In addition, reading short stories and doing workbook exercises help to learn grammar and increase vocabulary.

I do not think a student can make sufficient progress by only attending classes or being tutored. I think a student should make the most of spare time by watching television shows in Spanish or trying to read a Spanish language newspaper. By combining these activities with regular instruction, satisfactory progress is possible.

If you are a beginner with little or no knowledge of Spanish, I can help you get started.
I have been studying Spanish for eight years. I began by attending classes at Tarrant County College. I attended language schools twice in Mexico. I have a good understanding of basic Spanish Read more

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Travels within 25 miles of Fort Worth, TX 76116
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Spanish

When I am able to do so, I attend Spanish conversation groups in the Fort Worth area. At these group meetings, I am able to improve my skills and also help others who do not have the level of experience that I have. I have also attended continuing adult education classes at local universities in order to improve my Spanish.

I am a volunteer at the Fort Worth library where I teach Beginner-Intermediate Spanish to those who want to improve their Spanish language skills.

I went to Mexico twice to attend language schools. I spent a month each time in a full immersion Spanish language course.

I have a very good understanding of basic Spanish grammar and verb conjugations. I am sure I can help you improve your knowledge of Spanish.

Arizona State
Aero Engr

Education

Arizona State (Aero Engr)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jim will travel within 25 miles of Fort Worth, TX 76116.