¡Hola! My name is Alan and I am Mexican living half LA, half Mexico City.
Hard-working and motivated Spanish teacher with advanced communication skills. Passionate about learning and teaching languages. Deeply committed to optimising student success and creative in adapting strategies to meet the student’s needs. Fully certified with a master’s degree in education and trained in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language.
I see language learning as the first step that will open up your world to a whole new culture. This is why, in parallel with the development of the language skills, I enjoy to include real materials and knowledge from the Hispanic world: news, traditions, famous people, songs, traditional food, places, accents, etc.
Gracias por una conversacion muy interesante e informativa!
He is amazing! He pays attention to your needs and he really listens. A great person to talk with. And he always encourages you to speak, and also shares his experiences, which is nice. He is brilliant at making any conversation really natural and engaging. In the start I made many mistakes, but Alan was patient correcting me and giving me advices, as usual. Thanks for interesting lesson and homework!
When working with a prospect, the most important aspect of the entire process is building a rapport. At this point in time, students have potentially struggled with various topics, so the importance of instilling confidence in them before any tutoring begins is essential to their success. Nevertheless, prior to scheduling sessions, I like to meet with the student and/or parent(s). We work hand in hand to build their specialized plan of action. Students create a detailed description of their current situation and their desired results. Next, we come up with a set of goals and how to implement the plan of action appropriately in order to accomplish said results. This plan depends on the immediate needs of the student, but many plans include some sort of accommodation to pre and post-session communication inorder to track progress