Not your typical Spanish Teacher
Not your typical Spanish Teacher

Not your typical Spanish Teacher

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Introduction: Hola! My name is Sarah. This is why I am NOT your typical Spanish Teacher: Most of you all are either taking Spanish in school or took Spanish in school. I was one of those High School Spanish teachers that taught 125 students a day. I felt helpless and frustrated. They made me teach only grammar, vocabulary and culture. No conversational skills at all. Yes, grammar and vocabulary are very important in learning a language, but so is speaking. After a while, I left the public school system and began teaching on my own. Now, I teach each and every student how to speak Spanish fluently. You all have your reasons for taking Spanish classes: To speak Spanish for work, speak Spanish for fun and travel, speak and understand Spanish to pass your school classes or perhaps you have younger children and you know that this is the best age to learn a new language. Every single one of my students is unique and different, and that is how I approach my lessons each week. We also talk a lot in Spanish! Keep reading if you like. Afterall, you are making an investment and you might be interested in knowing more about my teaching credentials and methods. I have tutored all levels of Spanish for over 20 years. My bachelor degrees in Spanish Language and World Languages Education included a year abroad in Segovia, Spain. I have traveled extensively through over a dozen Spanish speaking countries in the world, and have lived in several, including Costa Rica for 8 years. I help students build their confidence in learning the language by tapping into their learning styles and by my personable and encouraging approach. I am very patient and I customize each lesson to meet your needs. Everybody has different learning styles, and I will work with you in proven approaches that will give you the most success! I use several approaches, books, etc. to help my students learn. We also spend a lot of time just talking back and forth in Spanish with the things that we are working on that week. I also subscribe to a very innovative program called Voces Digital. This program opens up a world of virtual real life opportunities to learn, see, hear and speak Spanish. I also create interactive, individual Quizlets to help make learning vocabulary easy and fun. And, I subscribe to Yabla. Yabla has over 2000 interesting Spanish learning level appropriate videos to practice listening to native speakers from all over the world. I will give you access to each of these programs. On a side note, please be mindful that if you contact me and then disappear and not respond, I get charged anyway (between $11 and $16 per request). Thank you for your understanding. Please feel free to ask me any questions at all! Have a wonderful day! Sarah

Hired 40 times

Serves Rye, NY

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9 years in business

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Elizabeth C.

Spanish Lessons

Sarah started teaching Spanish to my 88 year old husband. He is having so much fun and is following along nicely. Sarah is so kind and patient. He loves his lessons!
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Gracias Claire! I love our lessons, too. Your husband has already learned how to say several phrases. He told me that he's greeting people in Church in Spanish now!
Jan 14, 2021
Margery P.

Spanish Lessons

My husband and I really enjoy our Spanish class with Sarah- She is wonderful at working with us at each of our capabilities -Not only are we learning Spanish- we talk about culture and travel which is really wonderful.
Sep 13, 2021
Tonet A.

Spanish Lessons

Not your typical Spanish teacher is exactly that....NOT typical at all! My daughter has been taking Spanish in school for the last 3years and wasn't fluent in speaking. So we hired NYTST! She is amazing! Her teaching and classroom experience shows. She's topnotch, always on-time and my daughter absolutely enjoys every session. She's organized, punctual, and responds immediately. If you're looking to learn Spanish, NYTST is your person. I highly recommend her!
Jul 16, 2021
John g.

Spanish Lessons

My 16 yr old son is working really well with Sarah and she is helping him not just understand his HS Spanish but actually start to like and find it easier than he thought. Highly recommend.
Feb 11, 2021
Keylin U.

Spanish Lessons

Mrs.Mabal was an excellent teacher and I throughly enjoyed working with her .She worked at a pace I could comfortably learn at and was perfectly accommodating when i needed to go over a portion of the lesson again. I honestly would not have managed to make it through my online schooling without her guidance and I would be enthusiastic to be her student again .
Jan 22, 2021
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Sarah Mabal


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    The price is the same for one or two students at the same time who are on the same level. 20% discount on lesson packages of ten lessons

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I talk with the student to get to know their current level of Spanish, if any. I listen to them to help me know what kind of learner they are. I tailor each lesson to each individual student to help reach their goals in learning Spanish. I teach many adults of all ages and I have several books to use to ac company our lessons. For elementary, middle and highschool students, we are able to share screens so I can see exactly what you and working on in class so I can help you succeed.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    BA from Georgia State University with majors in Spanish and Education of Students of a Foreign Language. I have traveled extensively through 15 Spanish speaking countries. I have lived 8 months in Spain and 8 years in Costa Rica where I tutored Spanish online and in person during that time.

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