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Spanish Tutoring/Lessons

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20 per hour Virtual OK

I have studied and taught a number of languages so I understand what it's like to try to learn one. I'm very patient & consistently get good reviews for tutoring & teaching. I can answer questions, give you free & fun internet resources to help keep you in motion. I tuse interactive teaching methods involving all the senses based on recent brain research. I can give you some suggestions of websites that have fun videos, book or cartoons to read as well as places to meet people in real life to practice your skills. My experience is, if we can find an activity that you enjoy (films, TV, books, conversation group), it greatly increases your motivation & fluency. I'm happy to work with you on a textbook that you have from a previous or current class, or we can use web based materials.

We can work on conversation, comprehension, reading, speaking, grammar, pronunciation, accent or whatever aspect you're having trouble with.

Training & Qualifications


Intermediate Certification from the Cervantes Institute (the Government of Spain)
Certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Bachelor of Arts in French Language & Literature
Been tutoring people for over 30 years with 12 years of experience tutoring ESL to refugees
I lived in the bay area so I had the opportunity to speak Spanish every day
For ten years I had housemates & lovers who were native Spanish speakers about half of them monolingual so i got plenty of practice.
I also belonged to two Spanish book groups for a decade.
I ran a monthly improvisational theater game group in Spanish for a couple years.

Availability & Preferences


I freelance so my schedule is generally very flexible. You can book me online here (in green) mbdo.youcanbookme.com

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Marty


Phoenix Wren received hour of Spanish Tutoring/Lessons from Marty
Feb 13, 2021
Marty helped me figure out how to phrase things better in Spanish than I had the skills to do myself. Thank you!
Anuradha received hour of Spanish Tutoring/Lessons from Marty
Dec 05, 2020
Marty was amazing. Very knowledgeable and kind. Gave many suggestions and tips on becoming fluent in Spanish.
Heidi received hour of Spanish Tutoring/Lessons from Marty
May 29, 2020
Marty is great! I love working with him and continue to see progress in my Spanish through practice, lessons and suggestions. We also have a lot of fu...n!show more
Heidi received hour of Spanish Tutoring/Lessons from Marty
May 08, 2020
I've really enjoyed working with Marty! He's fun and a great teacher :)
Heidi received hour of Spanish Tutoring/Lessons from Marty
Apr 24, 2020
Marty is an excellent teacher! We jumped right in with my Spanish conversation and had a great time chatting. He is professional and knowledgeable, an...d provides resources to practice outside of the class. I'm looking forward to continuing classes with him. show more
Eleanor Begley
Eleanor received hour of Spanish Tutoring/Lessons from Marty
Mar 22, 2019
He was very helpful in explaining resources and how to learn on my own. Pointing out ways people actually talk versus how textbooks say they do was a ...huge boonshow more
Benjamin received hour of Spanish Tutoring/Lessons from Marty
Dec 12, 2017
Marty did an excellent job
Benjamin left review for Marty
Nov 14, 2017
Very responsive and easy to deal with, unfortunately my busy schedule caused our deal to expire! looking forward to my first lesson next week!
Jennifer received hour of Job Interview Roleplay from Marty
Mar 23, 2021
Marty is very helpful with the interview roleplay. Was able to determine which questions I need to work on more, and what to think about in case they ...were asked. Hoping to ace a few more interviews to find my next long-term job. : ) Thanks, Marty!show more
Katie received hour of Job Interview Roleplay from Marty
Mar 22, 2021
Marty was very compassionate about my situation and I felt like he genuinely wanted to help. I really appreciated his stories and examples and was gla...d to have reached out regarding my search.show more


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I've worked for ten years on tech mostly in nonprofits including organizing & leading sessions for two national nonprofit tech conferences. In addition to being a native speaker of American Engli...sh, I speak Spanish & French fluently. I have previously been conversational in Russian and German and know a couple hundred words in another half dozen languages. I have extensive experience as a trainer & workshop facilitator over the last 30 years in a wide variety of topics I follow a paleo ketogenic diet mostly based on the ideas of Dr Patricia Wahls. There are the usual diet charlatans out there but she is an MD following the latest nutrition science. I like direct authentic honest constructive feedback and true specific believable compliments. show more

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