Hi! I consider myself as a kind person, who is in love with tutoring, helping people to improve and feel confident. For me, tutoring is not only about teaching a new language, but also introducing students into a new world, an open window. This is the richness of Spanish I love to share with students, our different cultures in spite of speaking the same language. It's also very refreshing to meet new people. In my free time, I love spending time at home, just reading, watching TV, or walking, of course I also enjoy going out from time to time. In general, I'm interested in different topics as languages, history, cultures, and healthy life.
I received my certification to tutor Spanish as a second language in 2012. After this, I began working in private lessons in my city, but last year I decided to tutor Spanish by Skype, which I have found it very helpful and easy to use. Lessons can be explained in English, my students understand well my explanations and feel comfortable.
For beginners, lessons will be given in English and switched to Spanish as the student advances in knowledge of the language.
Most of the students ask for general Spanish, this is the first part when you learn a language. It gives you the basic tools if you want to continue learning. As for beginners, we can work on pronunciation, word stress, written accents, spelling, greetings, verb conjugation, basic vocabulary, such as numbers, the house, colours, food, to make descriptions, the phone, phrases, more verb tenses, and so forth. We will also talk about tourism, school, different culture topics about South America and Spain.
We cannot forget that in order to improve our communication skills, we need to be able to hold a conversation in daily life, so we'll also focus on the practice of dialogues about any aspect of our lives as well as discussing topics about news, the world, etc. Certainly Skype will help you develop your conversational skills. As for business Spanish, I can design a class according to the needs of the student, for instance, we could work topics related to banking, finance, foreign trade, tourism, economics, business, and politics.
I also have a degree in International Trade and worked for around 5 years in the credit risk department of a bank.
Great lesson. It's been a couple years since I last studied Spanish and have forgotten much of what I had previously learned but Elizabeth is very patient and helpful, with constructive comments. Will be booking more lessons.
Muchas gracias Elizabeth! La lección era muy util para me - perfecto por las principantes.
Elizabeth is an excellent teacher! She's really fun to talk to, and she's really good at helping me improve my grammar. I especially enjoy talking to her about Venezuelan culture. She's a great teacher all around!