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Online/In person Spanish Classes

Location

New York City
Remote-friendly

Rate

$40 per hour

Posted 28 days ago

About this Service

Hola! I'm Lio, a teacher and writer.

I teach Spanish in Brooklyn and online. I speak fluent English, French, and Portuguese and enjoy sharing the most straight forward and fun methods that I've used to learn them.

I design my lessons according to the topics of your needs, making sure to add bits of history, etymology, colloquialisms, and quirky phrases from different regions of the Spanish speaking world. To facilitate your falling in love with one of the prettiest languages on Earth, I'll offer you personalized materials including memes*, books, poems, songs, mexican food recipes, and a bit of Mexican/Aztec culture (did you know the word "chocolate" comes from Náhuatl, the Aztec language?). You'll tap into your mexican/latin@ self in no time.

Classes are $40/hour, online or in person. (For intensive courses with several hours per week we can negotiate a lower rate.)

We usually start with a first one hour intro class for $15, so I can assess your Spanish background/level and for us to find out if we'll be a good fit!

*the meme shown above references a poem by Aztec emperor and poet Nezahualcóyotl, that for many years appeared on the 100 pesos note.

About this Lister

I love music, chess and linguistics. I've traveled around the world as a travel reporter (I have hundreds of publications for mexican newspaper Reforma and magazines like National Geographic Traveler, Travel and Leisure, La Tempestad, Travesías, Gatopardo and some in-flight magazines as well, I can share them if you're interested in travel writing). I've lived in New Zealand, Vietnam, Iceland and Canada. I'm also passionate about ping pong, fútbol, philosophy, rock music, and mainly Anarchism.

Background and Expertise

I've been a piano & language teacher for 15 years+ and have taught Spanish, English, and French in New Zealand, Mexico, and Vietnam. I earned a law degree from ITAM (2012) in Mexico City, attended the program on Human Trafficking from the University of Michigan and did a Specialty on International Law as well (ITAM 2016), a as well as an English Proficiency Certificate (C2) from Cambridge.

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