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Sarah M.
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Learn conversational skills in Spanish and take your next step towards fluency.
Hola! My name is Sarah. This is why I am not your typical Spanish Teacher: Most of you all are either taking Spanish in school or took Spanish in school. I was one of those High School Spanish teachers that taught 125 students a day. I felt helpless and frustrated. They made me teach only grammar, vocabulary and culture. No conversational skills at all. Yes, grammar and vocabulary are very important in learning a language, but so is speaking. After a while, I left the public school system and began teaching on my own. Now, I teach each and every student how to speak Spanish fluently. You all have your reasons for taking Spanish classes: To speak Spanish for work, speak Spanish for fun and travel, speak and understand Spanish to pass your school classes or perhaps you have younger children and you know that this is the best age to learn a new language. Every single one of my students is unique and different, and that is how I approach my lessons each week. We also talk a lot in Spanish! Keep reading if you like. Afterall, you are making an investment and you might be interested in knowing more about my teaching credentials and methods. I have tutored all levels of Spanish for over 20 years. My bachelor degrees in Spanish Language and World Languages Education included a year abroad in Segovia, Spain. I have traveled extensively through over a dozen Spanish speaking countries in the world, and have lived in several, including Costa Rica for 8 years. I help students build their confidence in learning the language by tapping into their learning styles and by my personable and encouraging approach. I am very patient and I customize each lesson to meet your needs. Everybody has different learning styles, and I will work with you in proven approaches that will give you the most success! I use several approaches, books, etc. to help my students learn. We also spend a lot of time just talking back and forth in Spanish with the things that we are working on that week. I also subscribe to a very innovative program called Voces Digital. This program opens up a world of virtual real life opportunities to learn, see, hear and speak Spanish. I also create interactive, individual Quizlets to help make learning vocabulary easy and fun. And, I subscribe to Yabla. Yabla has over 2000 interesting Spanish learning level appropriate videos to practice listening to native speakers from all over the world. I will give you access to each of these programs. Please feel free to ask me any questions at all! Have a wonderful day! Sarah
About Sarah M.

Hola! My name is Sarah. This is why I am NOT your typical Spanish Teacher: Many of you are either taking Spanish in school or took Spanish in school. I was one of those High School Spanish teachers that taught 125 students a day. I felt helpless and frustrated. They made me teach only grammar, vocabulary and culture. No conversational skills at all. After a while, I left the public schools and began teaching on my own. Now, I teach each and every student how to speak Spanish fluently. You all have your reasons for taking Spanish classes: To speak Spanish for work, speak Spanish for fun and travel, speak and understand Spanish to pass your school classes or perhaps you have younger children and you know that this is the best age to learn a new language. Every single one of my students is unique and different, and that is how I approach my lessons each week. We also talk a lot in Spanish! I took 4 years of Spanish in High School and all through college. After college, after straight A’s in Spanish for years, I went to Spain by myself and I could not understand or speak barely a word. I had no practice with conversation. After a while, all my learning kicked in, and I could speak and understand almost everything. So, I left the school system to actually teach people how to understand and speak this beautiful language. Yes, it does take a lot of grammar and vocabulary. But that is only part of it. Keep reading if you like. Afterall, you are making an investment and you should know all about my teaching credentials and methods before you hire me. I have tutored all levels of Spanish for over 20 years. My bachelor degrees in Spanish Language and World Languages Education included a year abroad in Segovia, Spain. I have traveled extensively through over a dozen Spanish speaking countries in the world, and have lived in several, including Costa Rica for 8 years. I help students build their confidence in learning the language by tapping into their learning styles and by my personable and encouraging approach. I am very patient and I customize each lesson to meet your needs. Everybody has different learning styles, and I will work with you in proven approaches that will give you the most success! I use several approaches, books, etc. to help my students learn. We also spend a lot of time just talking back and forth in Spanish with the things that we are working on that week. I also use a very innovative program called: vocesdigital.com. This program opens up a world of real life opportunities to learn, see, hear and speak Spanish. Check it out, if you like. I bought the license to use this program, and I offer it free to my students. Please feel free to ask me any questions at all! Have a wonderful day! BONUS! I also offer LARGE discounts for two or more students at the same time who are on the same level. We can all meet online and share screens and see each other from your own homes. Hasta Pronto! Sarah, Stay Safe!

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Teaching since 2000

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Sarah M.
Teaches Online
Learn conversational skills in Spanish and take your next step towards fluency.
Hola! My name is Sarah. This is why I am not your typical Spanish Teacher: Most of you all are either taking Spanish in school or took Spanish in school. I was one of those High School Spanish teachers that taught 125 students a day. I felt helpless and frustrated. They made me teach only grammar, vocabulary and culture. No conversational skills at all. Yes, grammar and vocabulary are very important in learning a language, but so is speaking. After a while, I left the public school system and began teaching on my own. Now, I teach each and every student how to speak Spanish fluently. You all have your reasons for taking Spanish classes: To speak Spanish for work, speak Spanish for fun and travel, speak and understand Spanish to pass your school classes or perhaps you have younger children and you know that this is the best age to learn a new language. Every single one of my students is unique and different, and that is how I approach my lessons each week. We also talk a lot in Spanish! Keep reading if you like. Afterall, you are making an investment and you might be interested in knowing more about my teaching credentials and methods. I have tutored all levels of Spanish for over 20 years. My bachelor degrees in Spanish Language and World Languages Education included a year abroad in Segovia, Spain. I have traveled extensively through over a dozen Spanish speaking countries in the world, and have lived in several, including Costa Rica for 8 years. I help students build their confidence in learning the language by tapping into their learning styles and by my personable and encouraging approach. I am very patient and I customize each lesson to meet your needs. Everybody has different learning styles, and I will work with you in proven approaches that will give you the most success! I use several approaches, books, etc. to help my students learn. We also spend a lot of time just talking back and forth in Spanish with the things that we are working on that week. I also subscribe to a very innovative program called Voces Digital. This program opens up a world of virtual real life opportunities to learn, see, hear and speak Spanish. I also create interactive, individual Quizlets to help make learning vocabulary easy and fun. And, I subscribe to Yabla. Yabla has over 2000 interesting Spanish learning level appropriate videos to practice listening to native speakers from all over the world. I will give you access to each of these programs. Please feel free to ask me any questions at all! Have a wonderful day! Sarah
About Sarah M.

Hola! My name is Sarah. This is why I am NOT your typical Spanish Teacher: Many of you are either taking Spanish in school or took Spanish in school. I was one of those High School Spanish teachers that taught 125 students a day. I felt helpless and frustrated. They made me teach only grammar, vocabulary and culture. No conversational skills at all. After a while, I left the public schools and began teaching on my own. Now, I teach each and every student how to speak Spanish fluently. You all have your reasons for taking Spanish classes: To speak Spanish for work, speak Spanish for fun and travel, speak and understand Spanish to pass your school classes or perhaps you have younger children and you know that this is the best age to learn a new language. Every single one of my students is unique and different, and that is how I approach my lessons each week. We also talk a lot in Spanish! I took 4 years of Spanish in High School and all through college. After college, after straight A’s in Spanish for years, I went to Spain by myself and I could not understand or speak barely a word. I had no practice with conversation. After a while, all my learning kicked in, and I could speak and understand almost everything. So, I left the school system to actually teach people how to understand and speak this beautiful language. Yes, it does take a lot of grammar and vocabulary. But that is only part of it. Keep reading if you like. Afterall, you are making an investment and you should know all about my teaching credentials and methods before you hire me. I have tutored all levels of Spanish for over 20 years. My bachelor degrees in Spanish Language and World Languages Education included a year abroad in Segovia, Spain. I have traveled extensively through over a dozen Spanish speaking countries in the world, and have lived in several, including Costa Rica for 8 years. I help students build their confidence in learning the language by tapping into their learning styles and by my personable and encouraging approach. I am very patient and I customize each lesson to meet your needs. Everybody has different learning styles, and I will work with you in proven approaches that will give you the most success! I use several approaches, books, etc. to help my students learn. We also spend a lot of time just talking back and forth in Spanish with the things that we are working on that week. I also use a very innovative program called: vocesdigital.com. This program opens up a world of real life opportunities to learn, see, hear and speak Spanish. Check it out, if you like. I bought the license to use this program, and I offer it free to my students. Please feel free to ask me any questions at all! Have a wonderful day! BONUS! I also offer LARGE discounts for two or more students at the same time who are on the same level. We can all meet online and share screens and see each other from your own homes. Hasta Pronto! Sarah, Stay Safe!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2000

Education

Foreign Language Certification

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 9+

Speaks

Speaks Spanish, English

Speaks

Has background check

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Sarah is an excellent teacher! She is methodical in her teaching methods and is very patient. Highly recommend her as a teacher!

Posted Jun 24, 2021
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Sarah is great. She immediately zeroed in on my weaknesses and designed a study program for in-between lessons. I feel motivated to dig into my learning. Can't wait till next week.

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PGA TOUR
High School Spanish Teacher
Jan 1996 - Jan 1997
Loganville High School
Foreign Language Certification
Jan 1984 - Jan 1985
Georgia State University
BA Spanish Education
Sep 1981 - May 1984
Georgia State University
Spanish Language and Culture
Sep 1980 - Jan 1983
University of Georgia
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Secondary Teacher of a Foreign Language
Dec 1990
Georgia State University
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Jun 2017
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators, students, and administrators.
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Feb 2017
The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related literatures and cultures at all levels of education.

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New Student Special
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