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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 internet resources that are fun to keep you in motion. I try to practice 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


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!
Crystal bought WhyAreYouBrokeinaBoomingEconomy? from Marty
Oct 23, 2019
I got a full list of videos and links collected by Marty on the topic at hand! Thanks!
Maria received hour of Research from Marty
Oct 21, 2019
Great information. Thanks!
Jason bought Ending chronic pain checklist from Marty
Oct 10, 2019
Thank you for the information
Maria received hour of Research from Marty
Oct 07, 2019
Great information. Thank you so much for a great job!
Jess bought WhyAreYouBrokeinaBoomingEconomy? from Marty
Sep 30, 2019
Marty provided a lot of info to look over. Thank you.
Younes received unit of Proofreading from Marty
Sep 16, 2019
The insights that Marty gave me added more value on my services. He is -no doubt- a Great Example of Symbiotic soul here in this good platform.
Mauro bought Brain fitness tip sheet from Marty
Sep 07, 2019
Marty provided me a pdf for brain exercises. I appreciate it.


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About Marty D

I've worked in the nonprofit sector most of my adult life with about ten years on the tech side. I've helped to organize and run sessions for two national nonprofit tech conferences. In addition... to being a native speaker of American English, 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: politics, emotional support, health education, pain management, sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. I've moderated online discussions and taught at conferences & retreat centers. I really enjoy seeing light bulbs go off over people's heads. 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. I love to hike, sing, play improv games & chess, and read sci-fi.show more

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