Universidad del Valle (Music)
I am a Spanish and English teacher and enjoy teaching students from all ages and walks of life. My college education was in Music Education. My career as a teacher started when I joined the Instituto Colombo Americano in Cali, Colombia, as an English teacher with students from different ages and large classroom sizes. My native language is Spanish. I was a medical interpreter at a large clinic in the Houston Medical Center during 7 years. Most of my career has been in the banking and SBA lending fields in the USA which allowed me to offer my services as a Corporate Spanish teacher with emphasis on banking and customer service. I have also taught music to small children as well as guitar and singing to persons of different ages.
Hola! If you are serious about learning Spanish, you have found a really good instructor! I want to be seen more as a coach than a teacher/tutor. I want to be there for you and guide you in this new level of intellectual growth. Let's make this fun and exciting for both of us. I will teach you to understand, read, speak and communicate in Spanish. As you may know, learning a language is a proven way to stimulate your mental abilities, enlarge your network, enhance your income potential and make new friends. Spanish made easy.
1. Calendar and scheduled classes may be subject to change bi-weekly.
2. There are no contracts for an on-going or guaranteed hours. I work the schedules with my students according to their calendars and mine.
3. Days and time of classes will be honored as long as the student takes every scheduled class. Slots will be offered to students on the waiting list when and after a student cancels 5 sessions during a 60 days term.
4. Teaching material is given to the student in most cases but some is kept due to copyright reasons and it is entirely up to my discretion.
Gracias. I am a Spanish and English teacher and enjoy teaching students from all ages and walks of life. My college education was in Music Education. My career as a teacher started when I joined the Instituto Colombo Americano in Cali, Colombia, as an English teacher with students from different ages and large classroom sizes. My native language is
Rate quoted is based on one (1) student only and valid for the first 6 hours of lessons. Rate will be reviewed and may be adjusted accordingly on a case by case basis.
Gabrielle is professional, knowledgeable, flexible, and very kind. My daughters look forward to their Sp. language tutoring sessions each week.
Gracias! I also look forward to our tutoring sessions each week. They are so much fun, both of them.
My knowledge and confidence grows with each lesson.
My son (14) had his first Spanish lesson with Gabrielle today. He really liked her teaching and he is very much looking forward to continuing his studies with Gabrielle.
First lesson went well, so we'll see how it goes, until then, I will study the lesson material she sends, first lessons are always an evaluation lesson.
She makes my son feel confident and encourages him to try again until getting it right. She goes out of her way to help him with the most difficult issues. She's very resourceful and she's always in a good mood.
Thank you for your kind comment. Your son is a very smart young man and he makes my task a lot easier.
She is not a one "size fits all" tutor and custom tailors her lessons to my needs. She gets to know you and truly wants to understand your goals. Very easy to talk to and work with. I look forward to our lessons.
Thank you for your kind comment. You are a fun person to teach to and I appreciate you.
Gabrielle has an balance of knowledge and compassion to teach young students and bring out their best. She is very engaging with children and they look forward to the tutorial session. My children look forward to spending more time with Gabrielle .
I enjoy our classes with your children very much! And I appreciate your kind comment.
For the first lesson this was perfect, we didn't waste any time and I could feel the language coming back as we talked. Gabrielle is good at assessing student level.
I am Spanish and I was looking for a person who helped me improve my English skills because I have a basic level.
I think I have found her!
Gabrielle is organized, meticulous, patient, gives you confidence and her classes are fun.
Gabrielle prepares every class from the beginning to the end, she doesn’t leave anything to chance; she explains with a lot of examples so that I always understand the foundation of the language; she never gets tired and she repeats the concepts the times I need.
We have a lot of English conversation in every class and she gets me talk more and better each time because she always tries to make it very easy and entertaining for me. I have started to realize fluency in my speaking thanks to the confidence she gives to me. I have taken classes for two weeks and I am already able to keep a conversation with her.
Gabrielle is my marvelous English tutor!
Gabrielle already has taught me so many things just within my first two hour- long sessions. She is very knowledgeable of Spanish vernacular and knows tricks to help learn difficult conjugations and pronunciations. An excellent native-speaker instructor.
As a singer and songwriter with 6 private voice lesson semesters and several years of music studies I am able to pass along my experience and knowledge of the art of singing.
I have done voice coaching and enjoy coaching students of all ages and styles. My coaching focuses on modern styles of singing only.