About this pro
I am a retired teacher with 31 years of experience teaching Spanish and English at all levels. I love working with individuals and small groups of students in order to really personalize lessons to fit their goals and their abilities.
Mrs. Barahona helped me so much last semester. I was almost failing Spanish III and she brought me up to a high B. She's so patient and sweet and helped me organize all my studying and work. Thanks Mrs B!Jan 31, 2017
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge $50 per hour for language instruction.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I fell in love with the Spanish language in high school. I majored in Spanish at the University of Texas at Austin, where I spent my junior year in a study abroad program in Monterrey, Mexico. While there I taught ESL at a small language school. I taught Spanish and English in public schools for 31 years. Now I am retired and happy to have the opportunity to work with individuals and small groups where I can tailor lessons to each student's unique needs.
- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?First, learning a language is a never ending endeavor. That being said, I recently worked with a small group of professionals at a local manufacturing plant. Their goal was to communicate better with the Spanish-speaking workers. Over a period of about two months, we worked on conversational exchanges to discuss safety, schedules, and daily operations at the facility. The group was very happy with the results.