Lessons from a Reyna (Queen)
About this pro
As having been a Spanish learner myself as well as a certified teacher, I can identify and work with the difficulties of the Spanish language. Living in South America (3months in Chile, 3months in Ecuador, 2 1/2 years in Colombia) provides a background (experience) like no other. I learned Spanish, yes formally by studying books and taking tests but the majority of my Spanish language learning was through everyday conversation, sink or swim type learning. I don't want my students to sink when given the opportunity to speak Spanish so I'm to here to help them learn how to swim! Empowering people (kids and adults) for the future. Knowing a second language is much needed in todays world. Not only to be successful but in everyday life. Our culture (American culture) is one with such diversity, it's sad to think that there aren't more bilingual people here!
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I'm a Hispanic native born Texan who didn't know how to put together a sentence in Spanish to save her life! After being exposed and learning this beautiful language, I regret not learning sooner. Learning Spanish shouldn't be ridiculously priced given that it's more of a necessity these days. I want to help empower all those who look to better their future or, mejor dicho (better said), their today!
- What types of customers have you worked with?First day evaluations to see what kind of learner they are; Auditory, Visual or Kinestic learners. I want to best adapt my lessons to each individual student. I find out what the general interests of my students are so that I can make lessons more relevant and to their liking. I take clients out (mostly free stuff) to put into practice what is being learned (i.e. grocery stores, malls, parks) And something I would love to incorporate with advanced students would be Skype conversations with my friends from South America, so that if faced with a conversation with an international, they would be better prepared. The Spanish spoken here in Texas is a lot slower than say someone from Colombia or even Mexico.