Hello my name is Hernando Zamora, I'm Colombian but currently living in Spain. I teach Spanish, English, French and Italian for adults and kids. I speak fluent Spanish, English, French and Italian. I'm willing to give a 50% discount off my standard lesson price for new students. I have more than fifteen years of experience in teaching languages. I also play the guitar. I have toured in many countries playing music at festivals and venues in the USA, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean which has helped me absorb a lot of ear and language skills. I have also lived in cities like New York, Paris, Copenhagen, Malmö, Barcelona and Bogotá which is my home town. I'm a proud father of two beautiful teenage twins and love theater as well as languages and music. For me music is a very powerful tool for learning other languages.
Degree in Music and Musical Production at Xaverian University July 1999-July 2003.
Diploma in Production and Management of Cultural events and Spectacles Universidad Sergio Arboleda January -June 2007.
Diploma in Linguistics at the Xaverian University January 2008-July 2008.
English Teacher at Front Office English
January 2005- June 2006
Private English Teacher for Colombian students and corporates.
July 2006- September 2007
Online English Teacher for Berlitz Language Center
September 2007- December 2009.
Spanish as a foreign Language for international students in Malmö, Sweden.
January 2010- October 2012
My lessons are dynamic, fun and effective. My methodology focuses on the personal needs and objectives of each student. That's why each student has a personal process according to what he or she is looking for in learning the Language (studies, travel, work, etc). Students acquire the confidence to start applying the language being learnt for their personal needs. I use Spanish from the beginning of the lesson even for beginners, which amazes the students of how much vocabulary they can learn from the first lesson. Patience is also something I have that any good teacher should have since it is one of the fundamentals of teaching anything. To give the students the confidence to make mistakes and correct them is also part of my methodology. My lessons are very much focused on the student's interests so to make the lesson more fun and motivating.
Music is also a very useful tool for me because most people like music and according to the type of music that the student likes, I design grammar exercises through lyrics and melodies which has resulted very effective in my experience. I plan each lesson in such a way that I manage what's going to come up next during the lesson so there is no awkward silences and the student sees that his lesson has been prepared including the homework that I always leave the student after every lesson.
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