About this pro
In your normal language classes in school, you learn grammar through listening to your teacher talk. You never are given much opportunity to talk. In my classes, you will learn any grammar subject through you speaking and conversation. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, we will have a conversation. Whatever it is you need or want to learn, you will learn it as YOU speak, even if you are a true beginner. I guarantee it. I focus on the common errors of Spanish while using Speaking, Journals, Worksheets, Listening Activities, Videos and Reading activities to couple for success. I enjoy helping people realize that while learning a language can be very difficult, there are always patterns that make it much easier than it may seem. It is so nice to hear, "Wow, I've never heard it explained that way before." I also enjoy meeting people and hearing about their different adventures in life. Last but not least, I love getting questions about languages that I do not know the answers to. It gives me a reason to look things up and learn more about a subject that I love.
Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, work quality, and professionalism.
Tracy F.Sep 1, 2017VerifiedPhillip G.'s reply
Quality lessons. He valued my time and greatly improved my confidence in Spanish conversation. Muchas gracias!Aug 31, 2017VerifiedPhillip G.'s reply
Hi Rebecca, Thanks for the kind words. That was very nice of you.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My price list varies depending on how far I have to travel.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Before classes begin, I like to receive a "journal" and a brief overview to know what the prospective student's ability is. With that, I am able to better prepare myself for the upcoming classes. Once classes begin, the verbal conversations start. If you are a true beginner, no fear, you'll be conversing with me just a few minutes into the classes. If you are experienced in the new language, there is a subject that we'll focus on with each class for you to continue learning and gaining confidence.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a Spanish linguistics degree from the University of IL at Chicago. I taught ESL in Guatemala for five years. In Guatemala, I taught in an elementary school, in a college (Universidad Landivar) and for a language academy that specialized in teaching businessmen/women (Universal Language). In the University of Landivar, I was rated as one of the best teachers per the student evaluations. In Universal Language, I was consistently given the highest mark for each evaluation done by the administrations.