Current Top Pro
Hired 85 times
4 years in business
(Pacific Time Zone)
Mon - Fri
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Found the Japanese lessons really useful before our vacation to Japan.Apr 28, 2019Verified
John is easy to follow, friendly and personable. The handouts that I receive before the lessons are helpful as I can make notes for practice. I look forward to each lesson.Sep 8, 2019Verified
John is so nice!! He is a lot of fun to work with and always prepared with great lessons to build vocabulary and practice the language ! He is encouraging about your progress while pushing you to learn which is a very nice combination. Lastly, he is incredibly flexible; he was great with my suggestion to write my own script and offered to correct it and use it in our lesson. John is a great teacher!Sep 12, 2019Verified
John has been great! He is intentional and deliberate in providing his lessons and easy/fun to work with. I really appreciate all he has done to help me as I try to recall much of the Spanish I learned years ago. I highly recommend him as a Spanish tutor!Aug 21, 2019Verified
ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons
I enjoy his English lessons a lot. His way of teaching is very easy to understand. He is very funny and his lesson will never be tired of. He is a perfect awesome teacher!!!Aug 15, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Language classes should not be too expensive because it requires regular classes to learn the many tips and tools needed to learn a language properly. My pricing is very affordable and the teaching quality is top-notch. My lessons are a real value for the money.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I typically invite all new students to take advantage of a free introductory assessment phone call to discuss their needs and goals prior to starting a regular teaching session. It is helpful to me to tailor-make the proper learning program for each student. The phone call takes about 10 - 15 minutes, and it reassures the student that he or she is in good hands.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have extensive training in Linguistics, which means that I have experience in understanding the differences and histories of many languages and cultures. My mother was born in France, so I have been speaking French all of my life. My father was born in Mexico, so I have been speaking Spanish all of my life as well. However, I have studied both French and Spanish extensively at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, when I lived in Mexico City, as well as various French schools in Paris and here in the United States. I have also lived in Japan while attending several well-known language schools in Tokyo, Kanazawa, and Fukuoka. (Japanese Learning Certificates are available upon request).