''I like that Daniela always makes sure I understand what she is saying, and if not she explains it again in even more detail. I don’t feel bad about messing up or not “getting it” because we always just laugh it off. Daniela is fun to be with but is also so smart and understanding, so I always look forward to our classes, which I really find important.'' Aug 18 2020
''Found a way to talk through complex or more advanced subject matter using Spanish words I could follow, and helped me to realize that I could also do the same using Spanish that i had learned in class. '' Jun 08 2020
''She is really prepared to give the classes and tries to give all extra info about the language I asked. She is super polite and dedicated to the classes. '' Sep 08 2017
''Tere was great at tailoring the curriculum to my individual needs and interests, encouraging me, introducing me to short stories at my reading level, explaining cultural things (including regional differences in vocabulary), and just being all around fun, friendly, and interesting. I looked forward to each of our sessions so much. I also feel much more comfortable conversing with Spanish-speakers in my daily life now.'' Jun 11 2017
''Identifying errors and correcting them, professional, encouraging , staying on task, being patient and positive. '' May 02 2017
''He appreciated my weaknesses and addressed them specifically and thoroughly. Except for two years of Spanish in undergrad - 40 years ago - I have learned to read and stumble painfully through speaking Spanish by watching movies (hundreds of them in English with Spanish sub-titles)and have a rather eclectic knowledge base (advanced in some areas and and woefully weak in others. Marcos was able to assess this pock-marked knowledge base and help me put it all together. '' Apr 10 2014
''Appreciate the gaps in my education (basically, I'm self- taught from watching movies in English w/Spanish subtitles) and addressing same.'' Mar 01 2014
''He assesed areas where I was strong and spent less time on those activities and more on my areas of weakness. He brought current events or my personal interests into our discussions where relevant.'' Nov 28 2013
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