Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Learning Spanish could very well be the best investment you’ll ever make. You're very lucky if you get a teacher who is an native Spanish speaker who also knows English well. What differentiates a Spanish native teacher from someone who's merely a native Spanish speaker is experience in getting someone up to speed in speaking and understanding Spanish, and hopefully a few tricks that will make learning Spanish easy and efficient for you. Needless to say, even trained educators can be poor teachers. Best classes should be always "in-person".
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Firstly, one of the best ways of learning Spanish (or any language, in fact) is to take classes. This may be the most time consuming and expensive way of learning, but it will probably get the best results.
The big problem with learning a language online is that there is little to know interaction with the teacher. The internet is a lot better in this regard than older forms of distance learning but it can still be a problem. Learning a language is an interactive process and although this can be partially simulated on the internet through the use of video and audio files it is not really an adequate replacement. The main difference between classroom learning and e-learning is the presence of a instructor. A excellent instructor recognizes the learning needs of the student. In addition to that, a excellent instructor recognizes the learning style of each student.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. 1.-Are you a Native Speaker?
2.-What is your previous experience?
3.-How much do you charge?
4.-What is your cancellation policy? (24 hours advance)
5.- Describe your philosophy of teaching?.
6.-Why do you want to become a teacher?
7.-Do you make learning fun for students? How?
8.- What methods of teaching do you use?
9.-How do you use technology to enrich your lessons? 10.-Tell us a little about your teaching experiences.
11.- What are some of the most important things you learned when teaching?
12.-What was the most satisfying moment throughout your student teaching?
13.-If you teach a lesson and your students don't seem to be "getting it," what do you do?
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I would say it is essential to learn Spanish from a native speaker teacher.
All the instruction is given in Spanish, Once the class start I will not speak in any other language other than Spanish, this will force you to learn through listening and speaking, of course will be also reading and writing material .Essentially you will discover the meanings of words and phrases in the context of real-life situations and not just by translation. Practice is the key to learning Spanish for that reason you will practice your conversation skills as often as possible. This will allow you to eventually "think" in Spanish. When you can do this, you will know that you're really learning.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. The students keep me young. I enjoy the sharing that goes on in the classroom,the interaction. Also the gratification of knowing you are doing something to make people better.
It is rewarding when students struggled with a concept, then mastered it.
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. What key learning would you like your students to take away from your class?
As an educator, I want my students to be able to communicate with people from different ethnic and geographic backgrounds. Therefore, I encourage them to explore the rich and diverse Hispanic culture through readings, traveling, meeting people, etc.