Hello and welcome! I am an English and Spanish as a second or other language teacher who has been teaching online for over five years. I studied to become a certified Spanish teacher while in college and I am also a certified English as a Second or Other Language teacher. I am also a passionate language learner and I believe language learning is a marathon and not a sprint. I try to encourage my students through this mindset.
I would consider myself to be a very flexible and accommodating teacher. I am friendly, patient and I love to laugh. My first priority is to make a personal connection with my students so that they feel at ease and comfortable expressing themselves. I have experience teaching students with little to no knowledge of both Spanish and English and also students at intermediate and advanced levels. Whether you are looking for a well-organized lesson every class or a flexible conversation or even a moment to vent about what's going on in your life, I am open to your needs. I encourage my students to make as many mistakes as possible, laugh about them and learn from them.
My methodology of teaching varies depending on the needs of my students. I offer classes that allow my students to practice all four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) during each lesson and level appropriate materials and homework homework are also provided. I also provide conversation classes where we focus primarily on oral and listening skills which students who are at an intermediate/advanced level find very helpful.
*******I do not provide lessons for young children. The appropriateness of lessons for adolescents will be assessed on a case by case basis. In my experience, lessons for adolescents work best when supplemented with language lessons in school.*******