Spanish55 - one-on-one coaching via Skype!

San Diego, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

We are a team of experienced and certified Spanish language coaches who work with you to provide a unique experience tailored to your needs, so that you can learn conversational Spanish in a stress free environment.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We enjoy lowering language barriers between people in the U.S. and Spanish speaking countries. We like to share our culture and learn about yours!

Location

San Diego, CA 92115

Background check

Complete

Years in business

3

Number of employees

11

Times hired on Thumbtack

125

Reviews

48 Reviews
  • Thumbtack Customer Aug 11, 2017
    Very professional service that makes hiring and scheduling lessons a breeze.
  • Andi D. Aug 6, 2017
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
  • Patrick B. Aug 2, 2017
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    The introductory session with Coach Paula was a great experience. I felt comfortable in the friendly and relaxed environment that she created. When I struggled, Paula helped guide me without a feint of judgement. The balanced usage of casual (guided) conversation with drills, role plays, images will be valuable for me. At the end, she consolidated what we covered. I look forward to more sessions towards my goal of being more fluent in conversations with my wife's relatives in Colombia.
  • Kathleen M. Jul 27, 2017
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Very happy with the team and my instructor, Ana. They meet you where you are and are always accommodating.
  • Thumbtack Customer Jul 22, 2017
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  • Aleasa A. Jul 19, 2017
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Everyone that I have interacted with in the process has been fantastic!!! Alberto is an awesome coach!!!
  • Meagan C. Jun 30, 2017
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    So far easy to work with!
  • Candeh P. May 11, 2017
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    I really enjoy working with Anna. My lessons are well planned and immediately applicable to my daily activities and future travel plans. Anna is very professional, upbeat and a delight to work with. I highly recommend Spanish55 to anyone wanting to learn Spanish.
  • Paul F. Apr 25, 2017
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    My experience with Spanish55 has been unexpectedly fantastic! I had tried a couple of software programs to learn Spanish without success and I think that's because it was interacting with the computer and not a real person. With Spanish55 I have real teacher that corrects me real time. Alberto has been amazing . It's fun, interesting and most importantly, educational. I think I can really learn Spanish this way. Highy recommend it.
  • Carletta R. Apr 17, 2017
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Awesome
    Rodrigo is amazing! I'm so excited to see how far I will go with his help. I'm very excited and can't wait!!!
  • Brandon T. Mar 28, 2017
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Outstanding Tutoring
    I am now in my second month of Spanish lessons and couldn't be more pleased.
  • John C. Mar 28, 2017
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Want to learn spanish, these guys are it...
    Spanish 55 is great! Once I responded to their request to speak with me on thumbtack I noticed they were much more professional than the others on here that had contacted me. They clearly have the user's needs at hand. They do a quick review of what your looking to learn in Spanish and set up a program to tailor to your needs. I have been using them for about 3 weeks and love it. The whole team from owners all the way to the scheduling staff are very responsive and open for suggestions on how to improve what they are doing well and if anything they can do to fix any problems in a timely manor. I would highly recommend Spanish 55 for anyone from an interest in Spanish to desiring fluency! Alberto, he is my instructor and is a great professor! Very personable and stays on track with lessons. Thanks Spanish55
  • Maribel H. Jan 25, 2017
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Coach, Tutor, Presenter, All in One - Thank you
    Communication on scheduling, rescheduling, technical support and actual tutoring is fantastic. Coach Rodrigo is great and identifying grammar and pronunciation that needs to be corrected. Also, great at accommodating my requests to present so I can hear him pronounce and overall present. He is a great speaker, presenter and works well with my needs for these classes.
  • Laina D. Jan 17, 2017
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Superb Coaching :)
    I started with Spanish55 last February and have experienced the best instruction from Coach Alberto. I feel I have learned so much and have been able to apply what I've learned when I have visited Mexico and Miami and spoke with fluent speakers. I look forward to my sessions each week and learning new information. Coach Alberto and the entire team make you feel comfortable while learning. You feel like you are talking with a friend. No intimidation or judgment. I can't believe it's already been a year. But, time flies when you're having fun. One of the best investments I've made is signing up for weekly sessions. I'm sure I'll continue for years to come.
  • Eugenia N. Jan 10, 2017
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Highly recommend
    Just started but customer service, attention, personalization is impeccable
    Maria A. Jan 16, 2017

    Eugenia, It has been a pleasure to work with you as well! we are very happy to have you on board. Thanks for the amazing comments.

  • Joey Z. Dec 25, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Customer Service Is Great
    Spanish lessons have been on point. I'm enjoying my conversations with Paula greatly!
    Maria A. Jan 16, 2017

    Joey, Thanks for the nice comments, we promise to do everything on our end to make your experience enjoyable and highly productive!

  • Tina L. Dec 7, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Great Intro Session
    Only had the introductory session, but even just then I learned a lot. Loved the conversational nature of the learning.
    Maria A. Jan 16, 2017

    We have a goal in mind for every coaching session, we love to hear our students learn something new every single time we meet on Skype. Thank you for sharing your experience with others :)

  • Judith B. Oct 25, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Great experience
    I am really learning and enjoying the process! Coach Paula is awesome!!
    Maria A. Nov 9, 2016

    We are very happy to hear that Judith, thanks!

  • Priscilla P. Sep 30, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Fun way of learning Spanish!
    Coach Rodrigo is knowledgeable not just about the language but also the cultures and how to explain some difficult idioms from Spanish to English. The classes are interesting and very convenient and affordable.
    Maria A. Oct 2, 2016

    Priscilla, thank you for making such positive remarks about our team. We are happy to hear you are finding our coaching interesting, convenient and affordable. Thank you for placing your trust in us!!

  • Earl S. Sep 28, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Great Start!
    Just had first lesson and learned a lot. Very professional communications and preparation.
  • J. T. Sep 9, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    In praise of Spanish55
    This has been a relaxed and enjoyable experience. My coach is excellent and the material that I am learning is very practical. I highly recommend this enterprise to anyone interested in learning Spanish.
    Maria A. Sep 9, 2016

    We put in a lot of work 'behind the scenes', we are very excited to hear it is paying off and our students are enjoying a relaxed learning experience. Thank you very much for your feedback Tony!

  • Charlotte K. Sep 5, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Spanish Lessons
    I have been having weekly Spanish lessons from Spanish55 for almost 2 months now. I greatly appreciate the one on one lessons with my Spanish coach and how each week we are able to take on new subjects. What I have been learning will help me both in my work life and social life. I highly recommend giving Spanish55 a try!
    Maria A. Sep 7, 2016

    Charlotte, we are very happy to hear you are enjoying working with us. Your comments push us forward! thank you for recommending us to everyone.

  • Amber C. Sep 1, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Fast learning and cultural cues combined!
    Spanish 55 took me from knowing a few phrases in Spanish to fluency in months. The same coach works with you the entire time and tailors each session to your learning needs. I would highly recommend the Spanish 55 team to anyone wanting to learn quickly and with the cultural cues/influence. Very happy!
    Maria A. Sep 1, 2016

    Amber, we can't thank you enough for your amazing effort and positive attitude (you make our job too easy!). We are looking forward to seeing you become 100% bilingual :)

  • Christine H. Aug 30, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Maria A. Sep 7, 2016

    Christine, thank you for giving Spanish55 a 5-star review. You bring a really positive vibe to our team every single time! we wish you the best in your acting career :)

  • Elizabeth C. Jul 14, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    I've been doing one hour of tutoring/day with a language coach from Spanish55 for about a month now. It's been an incredible experience!! I have learned so much this month and it's really helping to prepare me to care for Spanish speaking patients as a student midwife. I feel so grateful to have found Spanish55!
  • Danielle A. Jun 21, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Everything is phenomenal they're very professional and their main goal is that you understand all aspects of the language
    Maria A. Jun 23, 2016

    Thank you for your review Danielle, we're very happy to hear you're enjoying working with us.

  • Alicia G. Jun 17, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Maria A. Jun 20, 2016

    Thank you Alicia :)

  • Rebecca L. May 26, 2016
    I've had a phenomenal experience with Spanish 55. I feel that my Spanish is dramatically improved and I am able to not only discuss complicated issues, but I am also able to connect with my patients on a much more personal level. As a resident physician, my schedule can be very busy, but Spanish 55 is great with working with you and I am still able to advance my language skills on a regular basis. Highly recommend this service if your are looking to bring your Spanish skills to the next level.
    Maria A. Jun 20, 2016

    Thank you for sticking with us for almost a year and a half! we're incredibly proud of you Rebecca. You're a role model.

  • Judy J. May 13, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Maria A. Jun 20, 2016

    Thank you Judy :)

  • Libby B. Apr 15, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Coach Paula is an outstanding teacher who understands how to teach a foreign language giving much opportunity to practice new skills learned. I actually notice that I am speaking much better now, more fluently and with a deeper understanding of the grammar involved.
    Maria A. Apr 25, 2016

    Thank you for your review Libby, we are glad to hear you are enjoying your sessions and seeing improvement already!

  • Francesca C. Mar 15, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Maria A. Jun 20, 2016

    Thank you Francesca :)

  • Stefon B. Mar 2, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Maria A. Jun 23, 2016

    Thank you for the 5-star rating Stefon!

  • Dawn L. Feb 27, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    I have only be taking lessons for two weeks and have thoroughly enjoyed my experience thus far. Rodrigo is my coach and he has been great. I'm having fun learning. Abraham has handled the communications with me as it relates to my lessons and he is always so nice and very professional. I believe Spanish55 coaches take the time to determine why I want to learn Spanish and are tailoring my lessons accordingly. I'm looking forward to getting farther down the path toward being conversational in hopes it will lead to fluency.
    Maria A. Feb 27, 2016

    Dawn, thank you for your review. We're enjoying working with you as well. Coach Rodrigo says Hola!

  • Melissa K. Feb 18, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Maria A. Feb 18, 2016

    I'm glad you enjoyed your first session Melissa, we're very excited to have you on board. Thanks again, Abraham

  • Lorraine L. Feb 16, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Maria A. Feb 18, 2016

    Thank you for the 5-star review Lorraine! Have a safe trip, let's keep in touch.

  • Kiara M. Feb 15, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Maria A. Feb 18, 2016

    Thank you for the 5-star review Kiara!

  • Dallas K. Feb 10, 2016
    Spanish55 is an amazing resource for anyone trying to learn Spanish - beginner or experienced! The sessions are completely tailored to your skill level and the teachers are great. They make the sessions fun, interesting and productive. Highly recommend!
    Maria A. Feb 10, 2016

    Dallas, Thank you for your review :) I'm confident you will reach full fluency, we can't wait to have you back on board!! -Abraham

  • Mike V. Feb 10, 2016
    Spanish Lessons
    Verified Review
    Great first class with Spanish55. I realized learning words in the context of conversation was so much easier than studying them off of a sheet. Very professional coach that was really helpful to point out how to say things properly and remind me of things that I had forgotten.
    Maria A. Feb 10, 2016

    It was a pleasure meeting you Mike, thank you for your review. We're looking forward to having you on board. -Abraham

  • Sophia P. Feb 9, 2016
    Spanish Translation
    Verified Review
    Abraham and his team helped me translate a complex 400-word document in less than 24 hours. The translation was done fast and it is very accurate. I read and write both languages and I know nothing was lost in translation. They are professional and polite. Abraham kept in constant communication throughout the process. I am so glad I found them!
    Maria A. Feb 9, 2016

    Thank you Sophia, it was a pleasure working with you! I'm happy to hear you are satisfied with our work. -Abraham

  • Michelynne D. Feb 8, 2016
    So happy to find Spanish55. It is exactly the service I was looking for. They are super professional, and most of all, they are just what I need to take my Spanish to the next level. With Spanish55 I am confident I can attain fluency I Spanish
    Maria A. Feb 9, 2016

    Thank you Mich for sticking with us! Hard work pays off :)

  • Charlene P. Feb 7, 2016
    Abraham is one of the founders of Spanish55, a wonderful Spanish tutoring service! I've been looking for a Spanish tutor for a while before Spanish55 found me. It's convenient, efficient, and the coaches are excellent. I stayed with it for so long because the staff and coaching had been catered to my needs. I would not have been able to find other Spanish tutors so easily! If Spanish55 never approached me, I probably would never have gone looking for lessons anywhere else. In regards to staff, Abraham has always been receptive, communicative, and extremely accommodating!
    Maria A. Feb 10, 2016

    Charlene, thank you very much for your message. We're very thankful for having the opportunity to coach you. You've made incredible progress, keep up the good work.

  • Randall M. Feb 2, 2016
    Spanish Translation
    Verified Review
    Maria A. Feb 9, 2016

    Thank you for the 5-star review Randall. Please let me know if you need anything else.

  • DeAnna P. Feb 1, 2016
    Spanish55's services are truly outstanding. My confidence in conversing with my College of Adaptive Arts' students and families has skyrocketed. I truly recommend these outstanding services if you're interested in learning Spanish. :)
    Maria A. Feb 10, 2016

    Thank you for recommending us DeAnna! Having you as a student is a total pleasure for everyone at Spanish55.

  • Phil S. Feb 1, 2016
    Spanish55 designed a customized program to meet my needs as a busy executive trying to learn the language. I investigated traditional programs at Universities and other executive language programs but all of those programs required that I adapt my schedule to meet theirs. Spanish55 met me at my point of need and is providing excellent instruction that is calibrated to my learning pace.
    Maria A. Feb 10, 2016

    Phil, Thank you for the incredible effort you put in week after week. We're all very proud of you and your accomplishments. Coach Paula says Hi!

  • William A. Jan 30, 2016
    The coaching that Spanish 55 provided me was a very key factor in managing a multicultural staff at my current place of employment ...
  • JP M. Jan 28, 2016
    I enjoyed the professionalism of the Spanish55 Staff and their commitment to advance my Spanish skills. They are very flexible in the scheduling and I can honestly say they adapt to how you need to learn Spanish. I am a professional who is travelling a lot and the fact that they can meet with me on Skype helps me develop my Spanish on the road.
    Maria A. Feb 9, 2016

    Thanks for your review JP! we're very proud of you. You're definitely an inspiration to other students looking to do business abroad. How's Mexico treating you??

  • Sonja F. Jan 28, 2016
    I absolutely love Spanish55! I started with Spanish55 last December. I thought I would just test it out but then I found out I absolutely love it! It is so convenient to learn from home with the comfort of your own computer via Skype. I feel like I personally know these guys and we have never physically met. I have learned so much from them. I have been taking consistent lessons a few times a week for the last eight months and I feel I can read Spanish now and get about 70 percent as to what it is saying. I am also getting better at speaking it and also listening to it and understanding what is being said. My teacher Rodrigo is amazing! My lessons are also tailored to me specifically as I work one on one with my coach. I can ask questions and bring up new ideas and Spanish55 is always willing to adjust accordingly. They pair you up with teachers that really get you and your personality based on the Myers Briggs profile tests. They are also very flexible with scheduling and that is important since my schedule is always changing since I am in sales and an actress. Abraham is amazing! This place is definitely a class act and highly recommend them! Thanks Spanish 55. I look forward to getting fluent in Spanish soon :)
    Maria A. Feb 9, 2016

    Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review Sonja. We are very happy to have you on board, you are doing great. Coach Rodrigo says Hola!!

  • Norman D. Jan 28, 2016
    One-on-one coaching in Spanish with highly qualified tutors is tailored to individual needs and closely monitored to provide every chance of rapid progress.
    Maria A. Feb 9, 2016

    Thanks for sharing Norman, it means a lot. Keep up the good work!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
We have packages with discounted rates for our students. We like to keep things simple, materials and homework will be included once you purchase a package. 5-session package - $35 per session 10-session package - $33 per session 15-session package - $32 per session 20-session package - $31 per session 50-session package - $30 per session
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We will schedule a free introductory Skype consultation (video, text, and downloadable materials) with one of our coaches, so we can learn about your needs, interests, knowledge and goals. That way we can design a customized teaching plan based on you and your learning style.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
We are a group of professionals who are trained in and dedicated to teaching Spanish as a second language. All of our coaches are certified to teach Spanish as a foreign language, and have relevant degrees from reputable universities. Learn more about our team by clicking our photos.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Living in the San Diego/Tijuana area with bicultural backgrounds, we have experienced the difficulties that come with language barriers. We have found that the one size fits all approach is outdated and inefficient, and we wanted to provide people who would like to learn Spanish a better, more efficient, and enjoyable option.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Our students are professionals from all over the US who have a limited amount of time and find it easier to take a class over Skype from wherever they are.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We have the enthusiasm of a startup company and are excited to constantly improve on our student’ experience and results. For example, one of our students lives in Miami with her Dominican husband and has her own marketing agency. She is exposed every day to the Spanish language, and had always wanted to learn, but never could. In the six months she’s been with us, she is developing fluency and is currently using that to establish business connections in the Latin American market.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look for a provider who is willing to customize their learning plan to your needs and style. Look for flexibility and someone who clearly enjoys teaching and creating a great experience for you. Make sure they are certified and experienced. Watch our student video testimonials to get to know more about what we provide first hand.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Are they going to teach you what you need to reach your specific goal? Are they willing to tailor your classes to your needs? Are they going to teach you the language you need for your professional environment? Are they willing to fit your schedule? Are they certified and experienced? Will they make it fun and stress-free?