Enthusiastic and effective Spanish Tutor, Instructor, and Teacher!
Enthusiastic and effective Spanish Tutor, Instructor, and Teacher!
My name is Brandon D. I'm Wyzant's #1 Spanish Tutor based on hours, ratings, and feedback combined. It is the only subject that I teach. I love helping someone who feels like they can't learn the language to gain confidence in themselves that they can learn it, and then do it. I'm 34 years old (15 years teaching and tutoring experience with clients ages 4-78) and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish on April 22nd, 2011 from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. I graduated with...
My name is Brandon D. I'm Wyzant's #1 Spanish Tutor based on hours, ratings, and feedback combined. It is the only subject that I teach. I love helping someone who feels like they can't learn the language to gain confidence in themselves that they can learn it, and then do it. I'm 34 years old (15 years teaching and tutoring experience with clients ages 4-78) and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish on April 22nd, 2011 from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. I graduated with Departmental Honors in Spanish and was selected by three of my professors in the Education Department to be one of thirty five alumni at the university to be on the Professor's Honor Roll. I taught Spanish 1, 2, and 3 as a Spanish Instructor at a private college (OWATC) for two years. All of the students grew in conversational Spanish skills, had fun, and I absolutely loved my experience with them. I held two main Spanish Tutor positions at Weber State University for 1 1/2 years and helped other students progress in their courses. I took Spanish in junior high and high school. I became fluent in speaking, reading, writing, and translating while serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico for approximately two years by listening to the Mexican people, sharing religious beliefs and eternal truths, translating, studying, and applying new knowledge immediately and frequently. I lived/visited, served, and learned in La Cruz de Elota, Ceuta, El Dorado, Costa Rica (city), El Dorado, Tanques, Escuinapa, Mazatlán, La Paz, Culiacán, Chilillos, and Rosario, Sinaloa for a total of 1 1/4 years. I also lived and served in San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas for another 7 1/2 months. The life lessons that I learned with the Mexican people are priceless and some of the most valuable lessons I have ever learned. I am and will be grateful and blessed forever from experiencing and learning the Mexican culture. I am also an Eagle Scout (1990).
After returning home I built upon my previous experience by continuing collegiate-level courses, my favorite being a study abroad course to Guatemala to help women, who were the descendants of Mayan ancestors, to develop mini-businesses and improve their economic circumstances to provide schooling for their daughters in rural (San Pedro de la Laguna) Guatemala. Our group also learned common phrases spoken in the native dialect there called Tz'utujil and visited the Mayan Ruins of Petén in northern Guatemala. I returned to Ogden to give a presentation of my experience in Petén to interested members in the community.
I continued to improve fluency by attending a Spanish-speaking branch for church, making Spanish-speaking friends by using Spanish in public, including natives from Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Peru, and Spain, listening to Juan Luis Guerra and many other Latin singers, and much more. I volunteered to teach ESL classes at the Weber County Main Library in Ogden to men and women wanting to learn English that couldn't afford paying for it. Most were Spanish speakers, but there were two students from Taiwan and one from Russia who attended. The highlight was taking them to a nearby grocery store and having them ask random employees where things were located. Their confidence level went up amazingly that day. I also volunteered as a reading tutor at an elementary school to help children improve their reading comprehension skills, as well as volunteering at the World Language Fair two times to help direct and assess Spanish-student skills at the junior high level in poetry and friendly competition between school teams in the Spanish Culture Bowl. I helped with parent teacher conference, translating for Spanish-speaking parents who wanted to help their children in a more effective way. I love the Spanish language and have enjoyed sharing it with many friends of a variety of ages. I have been tutoring in person and online through Wyzant's platform for several years now and enjoy how I am not only allowed, but encouraged to cater to the individual needs of each client.
I love tutoring with Wyzant because I can focus on and cater to the needs and life of my students at their pace and teach exactly what they want to learn. I also like to help my students use the language in real-life situations when they are ready, to boost their confidence, knowledge, and experience using the Spanish language. It is a privilege to help my clients achieve their educational goals, whatever they may be. I am eager to meet you interested clients! Please contact me soon to get started!
That was the best tutor I ever had. I’ve been struggling with the same topic for way too long and he finally made it make sense. Really recommend.Joyce, 2 lessons with BrandonTutor responded:
Joyce just aced her test! I am so happy to work with her!
Brandon is a fantastic tutor. My son really enjoys learning with him. He is patient, knowledgeable and makes the lesson fun keeping my son engaged during the session.Paola, 15 lessons with Brandon
A genuine blessing!!
Brandon is an incredible Spanish tutor! I've never had a lesson with him where I wasn't smiling the rest of the day!! He helped increase my confidence and verbal communication skills. He helped me last year before I was heading off to Peru and now with my advanced-intermediate Spanish course. He's helping me grasp the subjunctive tense, conditional, future, imperfect...irregulars in all forms..hard to list them all. We've had quite a few sessions and he's always prompt to respond to my requests and his availability. I cannot recommend him enough for anyone needing additional help with all levels of Spanish. He provided me with additional tools and support I need to be successful. I have been really struggling with this course and he's been super flexible to help me when I really want to learn!! He genuinely cares a lot about helping you be successful. Thank you so much Brandon for your guidance and help to improve my confidence!!Katherine, 5 lessons with Brandon
Brandon is an amazing teacher. My son is a sophomore in high school and was having some trouble with his Spanish. Since starting tutoring lessons with Brandon there has been a marked improvement in his test/quiz grades. My son usually has 1-2 lessons before every major test and and according to him if it wasn’t for Brandon lessons he would be getting C’s instead of A’s :)Tayyaba, 7 lessons with Brandon
Brandon has been giving Spanish lessons to my older son in the past and we were so happy with the progress that we asked him to tutor the younger son also. This was the first Spanish lesson Brandon had with my younger son and it went great! Looking forward to improved grades soon! Thank you!Marina, 48 lessons with Brandon
Brandon has been helping me with Spanish for a few months now and he is great to work with. He's very knowledgeable about the subject and very enthusiastic about teaching. I highly recommend Brandon.Nathan, 56 lessons with BrandonTutor responded:
Nathan is easy to communicate with in Spanish, due to a very understanding nature and open way of learning. He takes good notes whenever learns something new and wants to remember it. We have a lot of fun during our lessons. Every time that I see him on the calendar to meet, I really look forward to our lesson. It is great when you can learn on a friendship-feel basis.
Patient and thorough
Brandon immediately made my son feel comfortable, he explained how to link quizlet to Skype so that they could review for his Spanish test. My son is looking forward to his next session with Brandon.Coleen, 8 lessons with Brandon
Very Happy with Brandon
My son has used Brandon to help him get through Spanish 3 in high school. Brandon has never failed to help him, no matter what the project, or test. My son has ended every lesson with a smile on his face and telling me how much the lesson helped. So rare to find a tutor who is absolutely personable and can teach effectively at the same time.Christine, 5 lessons with BrandonTutor responded:
I just had a blast working with Christine's son last night, believe it or not, creating a poem/letter for a classmate in Spanish. :) It has been great working with him.
Good guy with a great structure for learning Spanish. He’s always in a good mood which makes you more excited to learn. He is willing to start at any level you need and tailors the class based on your skills.Joe, 1 lesson with Brandon
Brandon has worked with my daughter for a year. He has been instrumental with helping her understand the basics of Spanish. She is now in Spanish 2 and has an A in the class. We are truly thankful for Brandon.Betty, 65 lessons with BrandonTutor responded:
It has been a pleasure working with Betty's daughter during high school. She is very active in sports and committed in her classes. She has a fun personality, asks great questions to make sure she is learning correctly, sends me the homework often before each lesson, and works hard.
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