I am a Spanish native speaker from Chile. I use videos, photos, and even cartoons to make sure every class is not simply a language class, but rather a complete culture class, offering a view into the literature, history and the everyday life of Spanish America and Spain.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Spanish Language and Spanish American Literature.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a Graduate Certificate in Spanish Language Teaching to Adults (GCSLTA) from The University of Roehampton of London and Instituto Cervantes of Spain. I also hold a PHD degree in Spanish American Literature and BAs in Journalism and Sociology.
For 20 years I have been a consultant for the United Nations in countries such as Paraguay, Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile and as a journalist I have worked for several media in Latin America and Spain. I am familiar with most of the communication forms or speeches used in the different regions of Spain and Spanish America
Several of my books have been published and can be found at (concealed information)
- How much do you charge?
My fee is £30 an hour. For consecutive times, it is £25 an hour. For group lessons, I charge £30 for the first person, £20 (each) for two additional persons. The next 2 are free. Group lessons cannot have more than 5 students.
- Where do you teach?
I do not teach at home. I can go to the student's place as far as 8 miles from SW12. Also I can do it through Skype.
- When are you available?
Every day, any time.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I have taught all ages and standards. I am happy to teach Spanish to any level.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can tutor over Skype.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I believe tutoring must be adapted to what each specific person requires. Someone who is going on a trip and wants to learn a few basic things to get by has very different needs to those of a high-level professional who plans to work in a Spanish-speaking country, in which case the learner needs to develop Spanish language skills in a variety of areas, from professional requirements, to day-to-day life, administrative tasks, and others.
Once familiar with the needs of the learner, together we can make a bespoke plan to satisfy your requirements.
The subject matters covered during my lessons depend essentially on your goals. Lessons will be fully focussed on your needs and on your desired objectives. I am happy to teach the Spanish language at any level, age group or level of proficiency.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught Spanish for more than 20 years, both in groups and in One-to-One lessons in the UK, U.S.A. and in China.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
Instituto Cervantes, London. University of Chile, Catholic University of Chile.
• University of Roehampton. Instituto Cervantes, London
• University of Chile. PhD
I have been working with Sergio for the last few months, and have found his Spanish lessons to be most useful. His lessons have always included elements of Spanish and Latin American history and culture, as well as colloquial language and phrases from different dialects.
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