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Deborah
« I heard of Donovan through a local FB group for expats, and then met... More »
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Deborah
« I heard of Donovan through a local FB group for expats, and then met him at a Spanish restaurant with his Mexican girlfriend. He never hesitated in his speech and his Spanish was accent-free. I was impressed! His teaching style is free-form: he does a check of your level of fluency and then follows up with content and style of learning (textbooks, videos, games, whatever) that suit you. I recommend Donovan because, as a native English speaker himself, he understands what is baffling and difficult about learning Spanish. And there's never a dull moment in our lessons! »
$17/h
1st lesson free!
Verified profile and diploma
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Donovan
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
  • Oral comprehension - Spanish
  • Vocabulary - Spanish
  • Writing comprehension - Spanish
Levels
  • All Levels

I study Hispanic Literature in Mexico: I can help you with your Spanish!

Methodology

How I teach you depends on what you need.

I have a variety of textbooks that we can use, and these can be especially useful if you're the type of person who likes to do homework. However, a textbook isn't everything, especially when it comes to acquiring a new language. Language is about communication, after all.

I also offer games, reading activities, video content designed by native speakers for native speakers. We can have practice conversations where I don't correct you and we just let the conversation flow.

I also have an extensive knowledge of Spanish grammar and a near-native vocabulary level, so if you just want to ask me grammar questions or what something means, I can do that too!

Classes will be on Google Hangouts, which is an easy to use and free video calling platform.

Background

Hi!

Taking Spanish at school but having trouble getting your head around all the verb conjugations? "Por" and "para" got you confused? Got an exam coming up and want to review? Need someone to check your homework? Just want some extra practice?

I'm an Australian and I taught myself to speak Spanish fluently within 8 months of arriving in Mexico. Within a year and a half, I had entered into the University of Guadalajara to study a BA in Hispanic Literature alongside native Spanish speakers. I'm currently top of my class in every subject, despite being the only foreigner in the degree.

I currently give one-to-one Spanish classes with other expats living here in Guadalajara, as well as online classes for students living abroad. I have helped my students learn to express themselves in Spanish, integrate into Mexican society, and make new friends.

So don't wait! Contact me today to see how I can help you!

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $17/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $80
Lessons offered by Donovan
Individual
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
  • Oral comprehension - Spanish
  • Vocabulary - Spanish
  • Writing comprehension - Spanish
Levels
  • All Levels

Donovan's resume

Work:

PROULEX Language Center
Guadalajara, Mexico
2018-present
Language instructor

IMAC Mexican-American Cultural Institute
Guadalajara, Mexico
2017-2018
Language instructor

University:

University of Guadalajara
Centre of Social Sciences and Humanities
2019-present
BA in Hispanic Literature (Licenciatura en Letras Hispánicas)

Certifications:


College of English Teaching Professionals
2018
Teaching English to Speakers of Spanish Test (TESST)

The 8 reviews on Donovan
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

8 recommendations

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Deborah

I heard of Donovan through a local FB group for expats, and then met him at a Spanish restaurant with his Mexican girlfriend. He never hesitated in his speech and his Spanish was accent-free. I was impressed! His teaching style is free-form: he does a check of your level of fluency and then follows up with content and style of learning (textbooks, videos, games, whatever) that suit you. I recommend Donovan because, as a native English speaker himself, he understands what is baffling and difficult about learning Spanish. And there's never a dull moment in our lessons!

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Sara

Donovan is amazing! He is clear and precise and extremely patient and understanding. Couldn’t recommend him more!

Matt

Donovan is always on time with lessons and the content is easy to follow. My Spanish has improved greatly after my lessons with him. Highly recommended.

Elizabeth

Donovan was incredibly patient with me and made learning a new language fun! He catered to my learning needs and ensured that i was satisfied after each lesson. Would definitely recommend. Thanks Donny!

Daryl

Donovan is an excellent teacher with a great passion for his job and will go out of his way to help you reach your goals.

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Layne

I’ve known Donovan for many years and he is a fantastic person, he is committed to teaching and spreading his knowledge of the Spanish language and traditions

Laura

Don is a fantastic teacher! Gracias

Hayley

An inspiration, understands wholeheartedly from the bottom up of learning a new language making him an ideal tutor! Living and loving the language he teaches!

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