Hola! I am Javier and I am studying in Sweden to become a Spanish teacher. I am originally from Peru, but I have spent more time in Spain than in Peru, and I can teach both language variants.
I have one year experience teaching in Swedish schools as a substitute as well as plenty of experience helping college students reach their goals. Nowadays I am teaching online because I am in South America until February.
My main focus lies on creating the best conditions for my students to feel safe to speak in Spanish, while enjoying themselves. Out of personal experience I know that this works best – it has also proven itself an effective method for my students. I am myself a lifelong learner who has lived in five different countries, and I have acquired proficiency in English and in Swedish. So I know what learning a language is all about, and I am proud to say that I have very creative teaching methods :)
I will for example record conversations with my students (only with your prior consent of course!), so that students can hear and see for themselves which are the biggest areas of improvement. I have found that allowing the student to go through his/her writings and the recordings of our conversations, is a very effective and powerful learning method. I also consider it of great importance to focus on correcting only those mistakes that will produce the greatest improvement in my student's current level. I will not overwhelm you with all the possible things that can be improved – instead we proceed step by step, at your own pace but surely and steadily.
I highly value your time and your money. I will do my best to make our time together count as much as possible, and I will constantly focus on your needs. In order to achieve that goal, I will appreciate and take into account your input and feedback.
Please get in touch if you have any questions or want to know how I would organise our classes and adapt them to your personal needs.