I have studied and taught a number of languages so I understand what it's like to try to learn one. I'm very patient & consistently get good reviews for tutoring & teaching. I can answer questions, give you free & fun internet resources to help keep you in motion. I tuse interactive teaching methods involving all the senses based on recent brain research. I can give you some suggestions of websites that have fun videos, book or cartoons to read as well as places to meet people in real life to practice your skills. My experience is, if we can find an activity that you enjoy (films, TV, books, conversation group), it greatly increases your motivation & fluency. I'm happy to work with you on a textbook that you have from a previous or current class, or we can use web based materials.
We can work on conversation, comprehension, reading, speaking, grammar, pronunciation, accent or whatever aspect you're having trouble with.
Training & Qualifications
Intermediate Certification from the Cervantes Institute (the Government of Spain)
Certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Bachelor of Arts in French Language & Literature
Been tutoring people for over 30 years with 12 years of experience tutoring ESL to refugees
I lived in the bay area so I had the opportunity to speak Spanish every day
For ten years I had housemates & lovers who were native Spanish speakers about half of them monolingual so i got plenty of practice.
I also belonged to two Spanish book groups for a decade.
I ran a monthly improvisational theater game group in Spanish for a couple years.
Availability & Preferences
I freelance so my schedule is generally very flexible. You can book me online here (in green) mbdo.youcanbookme.com