I teach using a variety of methods, depending on the students' needs. Most commonly I use the communicative approach, that is to say, teaching 100% in the target language. This is appropriate for students of all levels who wish to improve their French or Spanish, even beginners. If you're currently enrolled in French or Spanish classes at a university and need help with coursework, grammar, etc, I am happy to help with that as well.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish language. Studied Portuguese and French extensively in my undergrad as well. I went on to teach ESL in Chile and did my Masters at the University of Concepción in Chile in applied Linguistics.
My rates are the same for all students, regardless of level. The first class we have will be mostly a diagnostic class. If you want to practice written comprehension and production, please a writing sample before class that we can go over. Cancellations must be done within 24 hours or the class is lost.
Perfect! Really enjoying Joseph's knowledge of Spanish language. He speaks very clearly and I can understand much of what he's saying. He is patient when I don't understand. He is also willing to jump right in and start the learning process!
Lindsay is a great student! We worked on the subjunctive and talked about what she wanted from the class.
I had a great experience working with Joseph, I feel that my language abilities improved a lot. He was very professional, and willing to tailor our classes to my goals and interests. He is very knowledgeable and does a great job of breaking things down in an easy to understand way
I have worked with Joseph on multiple university courses and he is an outstanding teacher. He is creative in coming up with solutions as to how best to help his students learn in an online context and always looking into the latest tools and resources to improve his teaching. He is extremely dedicated to student learning, and will do all he can to help his students reach their goals!
Joseph is very knowledgeable and well-versed in a number of languages, Spanish in particular. He is a charismatic person and understands the needs of students. His flexible style of teaching is really helpful for gaining a thorough understanding of the language. I would absolutely recommend Joseph as a language tutor.
Mr. Larson is very knowledgeable and down to earth. He's helpful with questions and wants to see you succeed. He speaks several languages and understands how hard it is to learn a new language! He is flexible and a very nice teacher. I enjoy learning from him!
I’ve known Joseph for over 15 years. Joseph is intelligent, thoughtful, and thorough when introducing a new language to his students. He has a deep understanding of the language combined with knowledge of its cultural context. He is flexible and will meet you where you’re at with your skill level and goal setting.
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