About this pro
18 years in business
55 hires on Thumbtack
Alice K.Jul 19, 2017Verified
Nando is a very nice teacher, proficient in italian, english and spanish.Jun 26, 2017
Nando offers amazing prices for students and his knowledge of language is kind of unbelievable. I definitely recommend him!Jun 4, 2017Verified
Nando was very accommodating and came to my neighborhood to give me a free lesson to see if we would be a good fit. I am able to work on grammar and conversation with Nando and get extra help that I am not able to receive by taking group classes.Mar 30, 2017Verified
Nando is a great teacher! We meet weekly and discuss different French books and movies. He is very knowledgable in many languages and easy to talk to and learn from.Mar 30, 2017Verified
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- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We meet and do a sample trial lesson. Usually, I can tell right away where exactly the person is in the process and what he/she needs to work on. I then apply a lot of techniques I know to help them learn what they need to know.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I studied German in Berlin and saw, experienced how the Germans teach German.I studied French in Paris and saw, experienced how the French teach French. I studied Hebrew in Israel and saw, experienced how the Israelis teach Hebrew. I studied linguistics in college.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?After I finish college, I started working in translation. Translation is good money but long hours and very lonely work with a machine. Instead of translating a language, I thought of trying to teach it. I loved working with people and meeting such a variety of people. I might have never met all the people I know if I had not started teaching languages.