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Speak Shop Announces 2009 Online Spanish Tutor of the Year


Rebeca Gonzalez Recognized for Exceptional Online Spanish Instruction 

Portland, OR — February 10, 2010— Speak Shop,, the first and only registered B Corporation (for benefit company) offering online Spanish lessons via webcam, is pleased to announce Rebeca Gonzalez as the 2009 Tutor of the Year.

Speak Shop tutors are micro-business owners, setting their own hours and rates. Most have a minimum of five years experience teaching Spanish to foreigners, and Speak Shop trains them on the technology and business skills required to be strong online instructors. Each tutor’s success rests largely on her skills and motivation.

Based in Antigua, Guatemala, Rebeca started teaching Spanish online at Speak Shop in 2006. While balancing a challenging law school schedule, Rebeca taught 755 lessons in 2009. She has developed a growing and loyal client base, consistently garnering high lesson feedback ratings and praise from her students.

“I am very thankful for the opportunity to participate in Speak Shop,” says Rebeca, “I know that this award comes with great responsibility, and I am prepared to demonstrate that I can do even more.”

Speak Shop co-founder Cindy Cooper says, “Rebeca is one of those people who you know will go out of her way to do an excellent job. She cares about her work and has an ethic of constantly wanting to improve. We’re very fortunate to have Rebeca as a Speak Shop Spanish tutor.”


About Speak Shop

Speak Shop was founded in 2004 to increase access to cross-cultural foreign language education and to generate economic opportunity for people in developing countries. People around the world use Speak Shop to take live, face-to-face Spanish classes online by webcam. For more details visit