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Rebeca González

Rebeca González

I have a flexible teaching style because every student is different.  My goal is to adapt to the best way for each student to learn. We can focus your lesson by having a conversation on a topic you find interesting.  If you prefer to study grammar we can find a way to make your lessons a learning adventure.  If you want homework, I can email you custom exercises and translate sections where needed.

I have experience working with children and adults from beginners, intermediate and advanced.  I taught Spanish for travelers and worked with professionals such as teachers, engineers, economists, interpreters, and doctors.

I am not fluent in English but I have an Intermediate level in English.

Teaching Experience:  I started teaching Spanish in 1997 as a Spanish tutor at the Spanish immersion school PROBIGUA . I have taught Spanish online via Speak Shop since 2006.

Education: In 1995, I earned a certificate in Elementary Education.  In 2001, I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language to Foreign Students from Rafael Landívar University. I recently completed my coursework to become an Attorney from San Carlos University.  I am now studying for the law exams.  I also have a degree as a dressmaker specializing in clothing for women. 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
  • 2001 - Bachelor's Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language to Foreign Students from Rafael Landívar University
  • 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 responsible, flexible and my students describe me as a person with a lot of patience. My hobbies are hiking outdoors and I like to make clothes. I like my job because I meet wonderful people. I studied English grammar to the intermediate level and practice when I can.

Schedule:  I am usually available:
                     - Monday to Friday from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm CST
                     - Saturday from 8:00 amto 5:00 pm CST
                     - Sunday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm CST   
                         Note: Guatemala is one hour earlier during Daylight Savings Time

Special Offer: 
Take 5 lessons within 1 month and receive a one-hour lesson for free!
Average Feedback Rating (as of October 1, 2012): 
4.86
Number of lessons taught (as of October 1, 2012): 
4460
Student Testimonials: 

"I survived my first Speak Shop lesson without valium thanks to Rebeca. She is extremely calm and knows how to pace the lesson well. I also learned so much about Guatamalan culture that I was unaware of. Muchas gracias, Rebeca!"
Florence
Speak Shop Student, 2009

 

“Before Speak Shop I tried group classes at our local community center and CDs to learn Spanish. I love Speak Shop because the one-to-one classes really focus on my level, interests, and needs. My tutor, Rebeca, is patient, encouraging, and always fun to work with.”
Carol Griffin, a 70-year-old student
Speak Shop Student, 2010