Gabriela Rivera : Spanish
Gabriela Rivera
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  Hello, my name is Gabriela Rivera and I'm 36 years old and currently living in Italy. I am a native Spanish speaker and teach Spanish. I have been an online Spanish teacher with Verbalplanet since May 2019. I can speak the following languages fluently: Spanish, English, Italian. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students. 
About me - English

¡Hola! My name is Gabriela , I am an enthusiastic and devoted Spanish Teacher with excellent communication skills demonstrated by 8 years of teaching Spanish as a second language.

I have strong skills in managing students and maximizing learning opportunities in diverse classroom settings.

Qualifications & Experience

2006 Degree in Filología Española ( Spanish studies) -Costa Rica University

2011 ELE Diploma (Español como Lengua Extranjera) Teaching Spanish as a second language - Cervantes Escuela Internacional – Madrid (Spain)

2004 TOEIC Fluent 900 Costa Rica University (UCR),

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) Practitioner diploma – Costa Rica

Work experience


Freelance online Spanish teacher.


• Determined learning needs and styles of each student and targeted lesson plans to meeting those needs.

• Communicated effectively with students and provided valuable leadership and mentorship.


Online Spanish teacher volunteer for a Brazilian community


• Worked closely with Brazilian children community in a rural village school as a part time Spanish teacher of grades 7 and improving the pass rates for both subjects by 74 - 95%.

• Organized school's existing resources into a functioning library, and got books donated through Brazilian organizations.


Spanish teacher - International school Milan, Italy


• Created Spanish language curriculum for 10-14 year old Italian students based on their skill levels

• Taught lessons for an assigned group in a private classroom asserting responsibility for all students and resolving issues with limited to no assistance from supervisors.

• Maintained regular communication with parents, met for parent-teacher conferences, maintained important documentation of students' progress.


Spanish teacher European School (Costa Rica),


• Developed curriculum that was appropriate for students learning abilities and reflected their needs and interests

• Worked collaboratively with students, families, and school staff in order to place students in suitable Spanish programs and universities

• Managed and motivated over 30 students per week

• Maintained policies & rules of the school

Teaching Approach

• Extensive experience teaching many aspects of Spanish to high school students, from literature, to grammar and composition, to film and culture review

• An outgoing, dynamic, and fun personality and teaching style

• Excellent public relations skills, communication skills, and interpersonal skills

• Experience teaching Advanced Placement classes and preparing students for the DELE Spanish exam

• Ability to work quickly and effectively under pressure, very motivated

• Flexible and adaptable to change

• Ability to work independently or in a team environment

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