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Mónica Méndez

Mónica Méndez

I am very patient and use lots of different teaching methods to help students improve their grammar and fluency.  I am a qualified Primary School teacher and I am also very passionate about teaching Spanish. As a Spanish tutor,  I have worked with teachers, doctors, nurses, social workers, engineers and other professionals. I always adapt my classes to the needs of my students so that they are comfortable and get the most out of our lessons. I have experience with students of all levels from the most basic right through to advanced. If you are interested in my culture and my country it would be a pleasure to talk with you about it.

Teaching Experience: I started teaching Spanish in 1998 and I have been teaching Spanish at Speak Shop since 2008. I also teach in-person in Antigua, Guatemala at the Spanish immersion school PROBIGUA. I was voted “Tutor of the Year” in 2011 by my students in Speak Shop.

Education: I studied social work at the University of Rafael Landívar. Here is my Curriculum Vitae

Degrees/Certificates/Courses Completed for Teaching Spanish

  • 1997 - Techniques of Teaching Spanish as a Second Language for Foreign Students, Spanish Academy AmeriSpan
  • 2000 - The History and Culture of Guatemala, Guatemalan Literature and Spanish American Literature, Spanish Academy PROBIGUA
  • 2002 - Conference “La Calidad Soy Yo”, Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo INGUAT
  • 2002 - Conference “Excelencia en el Mundo Maya”, Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo INGUAT
  • 2008 - Medical Spanish for Foreign Students, Spanish Academy PROBIGUA

Personal Information: I am hard working, responsible and patient. I love my job, so I enjoy teaching my language.  I love to meet people from all over the world and learn a little about their countries.  In my spare time I enjoy reading and doing things with my family and friends.

Schedule:  I am usually available:
                     - Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm CST
                     - Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon CST
                         Note: Guatemala is one hour earlier during Daylight Savings Time

Special Offer: 
Take 10 lessons within 1 month and receive a one-hour lesson for free!
Average Feedback Rating (as of October 1, 2012): 
4.77
Number of lessons taught (as of October 1, 2012): 
1454
Student Testimonials: 

“I started taking lessons with Monica when I couldn't speak a word of Spanish and thanks to her great Teaching I am now working in a Spanish environment and treating Spanish patients. She has been really good at identifying the areas that I needed to improve and customizing our lessons to focus on my problem areas. The lessons are interesting and enjoyable which makes it so much easier to learn with her. I can't recommend Monica enough to anyone starting out or looking to improve their Spanish”
Jeremy Leicester
Speak Shop student 2011