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Chicago Beginner Spanish Instructors

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  • 8 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Teslyn B.
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Señor Rodrigo is an excellent tutor. I learned a lot in just one session. I am looking forward to continuing my Spanish lessons with him. He is very patient and very knowledgeable of the Spanish language. Definitely consider him for your Spanish lesson.

Ole! Spanish School
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Mitchell D.
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I have been taking Spanish lessons with Cristobal for coming up on a year and French lessons for the past 6 months or so. While I am sure that there are plenty of choices for tutoring this may be the only teacher I have had that I can honestly say has far superior methodology versus all my other professors. I don't say this lightly either, I say this coming from years of experience with other teachers in various settings. Just to give a little background, I studied Spanish for 3 years in high school, then studied in Mexico at a vocational school in a completely immersed environment (living with a host family of non-English speakers) far from the reaches of most gringos in a small city called Cuernavaca. I have worked with native Spanish speakers that speak very little English for 10+ years, studied Spanish in college for 4 semesters, and even studied with Professor William Slavin for two years in weekly private sessions, a local scholar who spoke English, Spanish, French, ,Italian, Portuguese, and Hebrew. While Slavin's approach was very thorough, Cristobal's approach is practical, more natural, and aimed at speaking. Ole! Spanish School isn't just another business in the sea, it's a place with an authentic philosophy and a natural approach to language learning. To make the experience even better, his rates are super reasonable and he has a very easy going personality that creates a relaxed environment. His positive ratings exist for a reason.

World Language Tutor
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sara E.
Verified review

I had a great experince taking accent reduction lessons with Cindy. She is very clear when teaching the matrials. I am very happy that I learned new ways to sound words that I used to say them wrong.

21 Spanish World
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla G.
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Erika is an excellent Spanish tutor. She teaches through reading, watching videos, and speaking. Her lessons have a historical and cultural component, in addition to conversational Spanish and colloquialisms. Our hour lessons fly by, and sometimes we lose track of time and keep chatting after the lesson is over. She is always engaged, interested and passionate about the material, and able to answer any questions. I never feel uncomfortable or nervous when speaking to Erika in Spanish. I highly recommend Erika for Spanish tutoring!

!Ole! Spanish Wheaton
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jay W.
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I´ve only been working with Cristobal for a short time due to my work schedule, but I´m very comfortable now with speaking and reading Spanish. I really like his approach to teaching the language and his passion for it. He also has group meet ups so that you can enjoy speaking with others on your proficiency level and continue gaining confidence in your speaking ability.

Maria Pérez
5.0
from 1 review
    Nick R.
    Verified review

    We found Ms Pérez through a friend, as our kids wanted to advance their Spanish level. During the first lesson she arrived promptly and was curtious toward the whole family. My children can not stop thanking me for hiring her, as they have improved radically. I also believe that Ms Pérez is originally from Europe and can teach to a high standard of English. Highly recommended.

    A+ Spanish
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Allen I.
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      Carolina was very patient with me and made me feel very comfortable during our lessons.

      • 5 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Natalie C.
      Verified review

      Julianne was wonderful with my daughter! We look forward to continuing with her singing lessons.

      Soto Traduzco
      4.0
      from 1 review
      • 3 years in business
      Mary G.
      Verified review

      I'm so happy to have the opportunity to give Elianne praise for her work. She helped our daughter gain confidence in Spanish, as well as understand and excel in her classwork. Elianne made Anna comfortable and her style of teaching truly helped her become a better learner. Thank you Elianne! We hope to work with you in the Fall! :)

      About

      I have been teaching and tutoring Spanish for 12 years. My love and dedication for teaching and my expertise in the Spanish language drove me to become a teacher. Having been immersed in the Spanish culture for over 15 years, I am fluent in Spanish. I have experience in teaching elementary school to high school. However; I also tutor adult classes twice a week. My lessons consist of fun and innovative methods.

      • 18 years in business
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      I will focus on real life situations wich will be the best way to learn. We will have fun an learn at a time. Helping people and the satisfaction that I am making the difference.

      About

      I will teach you Spanish in a way that is easy for you to learn. Everyone learns differently so I teach accordingly. You will find that a mix of Spanish and music is a wonderful way to learn!

      • 7 years in business
      About

      I am a native language Spanish tutor. My technique consists of teaching Spanish with a situational and conversational method. This method helps students to have better retention and learn more vocabulary faster. I also teach math using practical examples that will create interest in learning. This approach is especially convenient for teenagers who need a motivation to learn math.

      About

      I teach from basic to intermediate Spanish for working and traveling abroad. I've studied and traveled in Mexico. I have BA and concentration in Spanish. For 14 years, I've worked in various bilingual positions.

      • 24 years in business
      About

      We offer many different languages and many different instruments and voice lessons to children through adults. These are private one-on-one. You can also create your own small group of 2 or 3 (parent/child, 2 or 3 siblings, etc). We also offer music and movement class in Spanish for 4 months through 4 years -- it is a parent/child interactive class with lots of music. We also offer a Spanish Immersion program for 18 months through kindergarten. We run 8-week sessions, but you can start anywhere in the 8 weeks, and we will prorate. Our prices are for 8-week sessions; 1 discipline for 1/2 hour for 8 weeks is $218.00.

      About

      It was in my 6th grade introductory Spanish class, where I developed a great passion for the language. From the start of our very first lesson, my love for Spanish was automatic. Never did I anticipate how much of an impact this passion would have on my future not only as a student but also as an individual. Following my graduation from high school, I studied abroad in Cuernavaca, Mexico, at the Cuauhnahuac Institute of Languages and Cultures for 3 weeks. While in Cuernavaca, I lived with a lovely host family, and therefore had the opportunity to advance my Spanish language skills even when not in the classroom. In college, I traveled to Lima, Peru, to study abroad for a full academic year. In Peru's capital, I was fortunate enough to live with two different host families and study at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, where I attended classes with Peruvian students. Although a tutor's academic background is important, I believe that the ability to be an effective listener is invaluable. For this reason, patience is my number one priority as a tutor. I hope to not only assist a student in learning a new language but also to ignite an enthusiasm for the subject, particularly for those whose difficulty with the language has caused anxiety or disinterest. Despite the fact that a tutor has the background knowledge, I will always see myself as a student, as there is always something new to learn! This makes teaching exciting and refreshing, as there is always something about the language to discover or rediscover. Please visit me on Wyzant to view my tutoring profile where you can find my Spanish certification, passed background check, and reasonable pricing.

      • 8 years in business
      About

      I have worked as a both private and group tennis instructor with over four years of experience, in addition to working as a Spanish/English interpreter in both educational and medical contexts. I would love to help you reach your goals as a tennis player, bilingual student, or both! I offer a reasonable and flexible pricing, and I have experience working with all ages and ability levels.

      About

      I'm a skilled Spanish teacher with 3 years of dedicated experience in imparting lessons. I am creative and resourceful in coordinating and implementing Spanish lesson plans. I am proficient in the use of modern teaching techniques. I have in-depth knowledge of creating an interactive atmosphere for students in order to expedite learning. I am a native Spanish speaker.

      About

      Learning a new language can be challenging when the content you're learning does not apply to your professional background or interests. My teaching philosphy focuses and considers the students' likes, hobbies and everyday life to make sure the lesson ties in with their lives; thus, allowing for knowledge retention and student motivation to learn a new language. I also utilize a Total Physical Approach of teaching, where technology, art, music and visuals are used for a more relaxed way of learning. In short, the students' life is what makes up most of the lesson content, for better engagement in the lesson. I love everything Spanish. It's very satisfing to know that I've helped someone develop a better understandment of a foreign language and helped them utilize it in a purposeful manner in their day to day lives.

      About

      I got a degree in languages. I love to teach kids and make the learning process fun! I'm fluent in English and Spanish.

      About

      I am a professional actor with a background in language acquisition. I believe that education should be fun and engaging. I pride myself in having dynamic classes, tailored to each of my students. Born in Venezuela, I have taught Spanish at a small language company in the U.S for the past 5 years. I have also taught ELL both in the U.S as well as abroad. I also have a lot of experience working as an independent contractor providing translation and interpreting services.

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      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What does a Spanish tutor do?

      The goal of a Spanish tutor is to help students improve their Spanish reading, writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. The tutor’s approaches may vary, depending on whether the instruction is individual or a group class. Many Spanish tutors practice immersion — meaning they will speak only Spanish with their pupils. For students with little to no Spanish experience, the Spanish tutor may use a mix of Spanish and English to accustom their students to speaking the language.

      A Spanish tutor can offer a wide range of services to their students. For students currently enrolled in a Spanish class through their middle school or high school, a Spanish tutor can help them with homework and language practice, as well as expanding their understanding of their current school curriculum. For adults, Spanish tutors will have different approaches based on that student’s need. Academics and those seeking high-level professional development for their career will often have more intensive and targeted lessons, drills, and interactive speaking tests. For adults who wish to learn conversational Spanish for fun or for travel, lessons may revolve around learning commonly used phrases and practicing speaking in relaxed settings.

      How much do Spanish tutors charge?

      Nationally, the average cost for a Spanish tutor ranges from $30 to $40 per hour. The cost for a Spanish tutor can vary depending on whether you choose private instruction or group lessons. Geographic location can affect cost; tutors in expensive cities and pricier regions command higher rates than in rural areas and small towns. The experience and education of the Spanish tutor will also affect their rates. For adult education, many people learning Spanish choose to join a Spanish school with tutors who teach group classes and also offer private tutoring for students. Typically these schools charge a monthly tuition that gives students access to a set number of classes per week, with private tutoring available at an additional cost. One example of an average cost is a monthly tuition of $200, which includes five 90-minute group lessons per month. Monthly tuition can vary depending on the school and the teachers. Short-term workshops are also a way to learn Spanish. Students may work with a Spanish tutor and group of other students at their skill level for a short period of time. One example of an average price is $100 for an eight-week course, with one 60-minute group class per week.

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