My name is Vanessa and I am a highly qualified Professional Spanish Teacher from Peru. I live in Trujillo, located in the spectacular North of Peru. Trujillo is also known as the "Capital of the everlasting Spring", is considered the "Capital of the Marinera," a traditional dance in my country, "Cradle of the typical Peruvian Paso Horse," as well as the "Capital of Culture of Peru".
My favorite pastimes are reading poetry, listening to all kinds of music and watching films. I also like learning new languages and, of course, teaching is one of my passions.
I am a native Spanish speaker with advance knowledge of English and French. Now I am currently learning Italian and Russian. I know from my own experience that learning a foreign language takes time and dedication but also it is an enjoyable adventure.
I love teaching my wonderful language and helping my students improve their language skills, lose their fear of speaking and to even reach their goals.
I obtained a diploma in Spanish teaching from the Hemingway Institute (Spain), which is officially recognized and pedagogically oriented by the Cervantes Institute. The teaching methodology that I have learned is based on the communicative method, where the teaching of the new language focuses preferably in semantics than informal aspects of the language.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology (Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal - Lima) and I am currently studying a Master Degree in Education (Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego - Trujillo). As I studied psychology I can have a better understanding of people, how we relate to one another and to ourselves. Also, I know motivation is so important in learning a language, how the student can learn better, and include better techniques for that.
I am teaching Spanish to beginners, intermediate and high levels. I have five years of experience giving private lessons and giving online sessions in learning Spanish. I like to focus on the requests of my students, though I prefer an interactive methodology. I adapt my teaching style to the students’ needs. I always have patience and also I try to give clear explanations, using concrete examples and situations, and different learning materials.
I am a responsible, friendly, patient, well-organized, dynamic and reliable teacher. I teach with the conviction that with enthusiasm and persistent determination anybody can succeed in language learning.
I believe the real purpose of learning a language is communication, therefore, my lessons are dynamic, interactive, with an emphasis placed on the development of student's abilities to speak and understand spoken Spanish.
I try to use topics that are closed to my students' lifestyle. I also use Google Docs to make explanations and examples easy for you.
My lessons include the following materials:
* 01 Spanish Level Test.
* A program according to your level.
* Organized lessons using texts and resources such as videos, images, audios, grammar explanations, and vocabulary. There will be lots of interesting exercises and even role-playing to practice with as well.
* Slides (PowerPoint presentations) to complement and support lessons as required which will be sent to you after each lesson.
* 01 Textbook and 01 Workbook to study on your own pace. (If the student needs or requests will be provided 01 Vocabulary book).
* Evaluation after each unit.
Please, if you book a lesson with me I would like to know more about: your native language, your current level in more details (beginner, intermediate, advanced),your reason of learning Spanish, your experience learning other language in the past, and finally, how long have you been studying Spanish.
I promise you a fun and interactive session. Don't hesitate to contact me. It will be my pleasure to help you with your learning!
Contact me so we can start improving your Spanish today!
Make Spanish part of your life!