Profile

Leonardo

$18 (45 min)
Qualification
Master's degree in Applied Linguistics with emphasis in Spanish as a Foreign Language
Pontifical Xavierian University - 2016

Name Leonardo
Country Colombia
Native Language Spanish
Preferred student age
Secondary school (12-17)
Students (17-22)
Adults (23-40)
Adults (40+)
Preferred level of students
Beginner
Pre Intermediate
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Can also teach
English
French
Can speak
German

Subject

English

English lessons for children

- Group english lessons for japanese children between 6-11 years in "Asociación Cultural Japonesa".

English for beginners

- Group english classes for colombian employees of the American Embassy. - Private and group english classes for colombians.

Conversational English

- Group english classes for colombian employees of the American Embassy. - Private and group english classes for colombians.

English for traveling

- Group english classes for colombian employees of the American Embassy. - Private and group english classes for colombians.

Spanish

Spanish lessons for children

Group and private spanish lessons for japanese children between 6-11 in "Asociación Cultural Japonesa".

Spanish for beginners

Private spanish lessons for american employees of the American Embassy in Colombia.

Conversational Spanish

Private spanish lessons for american employees of the American Embassy in Colombia.

Spanish for traveling

Private spanish lessons for tourists at Whee Institute.

Reading and writing Spanish

- Virtual classes with advanced spanish learners from the University of Warwick. - Course of Latin American Literature for advanced spanish learners from Thailand.

French

French for beginners

Private french lessons for students from Colombia.

Conversational French

Private french lessons for students from Colombia.

French for traveling

Private french lessons for students from Colombia.

About Tutor

Hello! My name is Leonardo and I'm from Colombia. I work as a language teacher and the languages I speak and teach are spanish, english, french and german. I'm also a musician, I have a Bachelor of Music with emphasis in composition. The guitar is my instrument and I'm also interested in cinema, literature and video games.

Experience

I have worked as a spanish, english and french teacher for 2 years. I started as a spanish tutor when I was doing my master (Applied Linguistics with emphasis in Spanish as a Foreign Language). I worked on a project of the university as an online spanish tutor and after that I worked as a spanish, english, and french teacher for many language schools, giving private and group lessons to students of all ages. I recently started working as an online teacher.

Teaching Approach

My teaching style is based on the communicative approach, I see language as a means to do something. However, my methodology is open to both modern and traditional techniques, because I have found that almost everything can be useful depending on the context.

I help my students to somehow make the target language a part of their lives. That's how I have learned the languages I speak. When you are able to link the language you're learning with the things you love to do, the learning process will be faster, more effective and more enjoyable.

The materials I use are authentic or adaptations of authentic materials. I prefer to prepare my students for the real use of the language, and what traditional texts sometimes show it's not what you'd find in the real world. Video calls are the best option for me, but I'm open to "audio only" calls when that's the only option.