My Immersion Experience
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I do not have enough kind words to say about Elsa! She is truly phenomenal in every way -- from her kindness and caring demeanor, to her sincere dedication and commitment to helping me learn Spanish. Right from the start, I knew that Elsa was the right fit: she was, of course, a native Spanish speaker with a wealth of cultural and linguistic knowledge, but more than that, she had clear plans of the best approach to teach me Spanish based on my prior knowledge level (which was very basic). She always gives extra time to her clients, and thus is extremely generous with her time, hosting us in her home and not stopping until we finish the lesson at hand. Unlike my previous schooling experiences learning Spanish, Elsa personalizes each lesson based on our progress and in ways that are conducive to learning Spanish in everyday life. Her experience teaching Spanish truly shows in each lesson. While there are certainly many Spanish instructors to learn from, Elsa has to be one of the best -- I really recommend choosing her in your journey to learn Spanish. Besides being an excellent teacher, she is truly just a wonderful person -- she is caring, genuine, and altogether an extraordinary teacher to learn Spanish from, with a positive and encouraging attitude at an excellent value. I am grateful for her help so far and look forward to many future lessons with her in the future.Aug 9, 2018Verified
I don't have enough words to talk about how much I love working with Elsa. She is more then just a Spanish teacher, she feels more like family to me now. She is always prompt, brings fun and energizing lessons each week, and keeps it tailored to my goals and personalizes it to your learning style. I have only been with her for a few months and I couldn't have learned what I know now from any book or impersonal class. Im looking forward to many more lessons to come.Nov 5, 2017Verified
Elsa is an great teacher and has given me so much confidence on my journey of being fluent in Spanish. I am so happy with my progress so far and cant wait to continue learning and growing in my new language. Gracias MaestraSep 26, 2017Verified
Lessons are planned around my learning priorities - on a schedule that works for me. Instructions are perfect for where I am with my skill set. Thank you again Elsa.Mar 27, 2017Verified
Thank you, thank you, thank you. With your help and I truly mean that, I was able for the first time to have a 20 minute conversation with Michelle whereby we understood one another without a translator so I know I am making improvements. Again, thank you for adding frosting to my existing study routine. God bless you! FrankSep 3, 2015Verified
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Typically I try to understand their goals, where they are in their language acquisition thus far and plan accordingly from there.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?My life, my culture, all my formal and informal education up to this point relates to the work of helping others to step into a world other than what they are used to in order to grow as a human being on this planet.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I am a natural teacher - of dance (salsa) and all things Latino - language included.