Online Spanish Lessons
About my sessions
I love teaching Spanish! I assist my students with very different motivations and objectives. For me, it is fundamental that my students can easily engage in everyday situations, using not only the expressions learned from books but also the colloquial language.
Learning and dominating a new language is challenging but it´s also an exciting and fun journey. Enjoy it!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does a Online Spanish session with you look like?
My virtual sessions last between 40 and 45 minutes. The first sessions serve to get to know my students better, so I can adapt the structure of the classes to the learning style of each of my students and focus on the points that are most important to them. My lessons are taylor-made according to the needs of each student. Platform: Skype or Zoom.
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I like to start with a short interview to get to know my students better, understand their needs and objectives, as well to allow them to get to know us a little more because I want to ensure my services fit 100% your needs.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
At this moment, I am concluding a second Master's degree, "Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language."I'm a certified teacher by Instituto Cervantes with eight years of experience.
I was born and raised in Spain and also lived in Mexico City for eight years which allowed me to master the foundation and varieties of the Spanish Language & Culture, and for the last five years, I have been teaching Spanish in the US (Nashville, TN) through my own company S&D Spanish.
I utilize digitized solutions, and social media to assist students from across the country throughout their Spanish studies via virtual sessions and 1:1 sessions while using my own teaching resources. I design instructional materials and create lesson plans aimed to teach Spanish grammar, conversation, and vocabulary as well as geography and cultural traditions.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Experiencing the expat life in first-hand multiple times lighted up my passion about helping others that are going through the same adventure to make it in the most efficient, exciting and enjoyable way possible. This is the reason why I decided to become a Language & Cross- Cultural Coach.
Being able to help others learn and appreciate my mother tongue brings me a tremendous amount of joy, as I see how a second language can open so many doors. I also love the idea of being able to create materials that make learning easier and more fun for my students.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have taught mostly adult students who want to learn for professional or personal reasons (family, friends ...), and future expats who are going to be relocated to a Spanish speaking country.
When am I going to speak Spanish fluently?
Unfortunately, this is a question that I cannot answer beforehand. Each student has different skills. Besides, factors such as the time and effort that each one can dedicate to studying Spanish are essential.
What questions should students think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Why are they interested in learning Spanish? What are their objectives? How much time do they have to practice after the sessions, to watch TV in Spanish, to read books in Spanish...? This is important because if you really want to learn is all about practice, practice, practice...!!
10 session package: $300
20 session package: $540
30 session package: $ $780
Member of ACTFL, American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Member of AATSP, The American Association of Teachers of Spanish And Portuguese.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I have been working with Natalie consistently now for 11 months and she has boosted my Spanish skills to the next level. I had studied Spanish for 5 years in high school and college but after a 20 year break I was very rusty. I was only expecting Skype lessons but she has provided much more than that. She regularly sends focused grammatical topics in areas where we find weaknesses, pertinent idiomatic expressions, and frequent emails keeping me motivated. Natalie also has a very smooth and subtle way of keeping you challenged as your skills progress. She challenged me to read a novel in Spanish and amazingly I was able to read two. On top of high quality instruction we have a great time. I plan to continue studying with Natalie. March 3, 2017• Verified Review
Nat is the best Spanish teacher I've had, and I've had many! I took Spanish lessons in high school and college and forgot a lot of what I learned. I've been working with Nat for about half a year now and I've noticed drastic improvement! Not only, she makes learning fun. She's a really funny, down to earth, and interesting person. So you don't feel like you're studying, you feel like your chatting with a friend. She takes this very seriously and will provide you information as much as you can learn. So if you want daily homework, she will send it to you. I have a full time job and a kid, so I can't study as much. So the materials that Nat sends me, are always very useful and to the point. I highly recommend her!
Aug 31, 2017 • Verified Review
Nat is a wonderful teacher. As a native of Spain and former resident of Mexico, she has unmatched local knowledge of the intricacies of the Spanish language as it relates to Latin America and Spain. Beyond this, she shares in-depth regional cultural experiences that complement topics of business in the international environment. My fluidity in Spanish has increased greatly just over the past few months. Nat's patience and goal for personalized curriculum has helped me to accomplish that. She challenges her students each session, stretching their comfort just enough to confidently excel to the next step!
Aug 18, 2016 • Verified Review