Nicolas, a native Spanish speaker from Peru and founder of SpanishBlackbelt, acquired a strong passion for tutoring since his early days in high school. Back then he tutored Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics to other students his age. Nicolas carries a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. Besides his full time responsibilities as General Manager, he continues to tutor to stay close to the needs of our students.
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''This review is actually for Iris (not an option at the top). Iris encouraged and enabled Spanish-only speaking during our classes. Made us comfortable even if we didn't know how to express something, to help the flow of conversation.''
''Explain things clearly and in multiple ways - verbal, visual etc.''
''1. focused on the content that was to be learned at each session
2. encouraged me to speak and did not interrupt when I was on a roll, and then when I was finished he pointed out gramatical errors in writing so that I could read and remember them later''
''Nicolas has been fantastic. He listens incredibly well and guides, corrects, and pushes each individual in areas where they need the most help.''
''This was my first class, but I truly enjoyed it. The tutor would not let me speak in English and work with me for things I did not know how to say. He was an outstanding tutor.''
''My tutor was very good at explaining grammatical rules and providing sufficient practice to ensure that I fully understood the concept. He was also very patient while I was thinking of responses or if I didn't understand a topic particularly well.''
''I loved how clearly defined each of the lessons was - by breaking things into small pieces, it really felt like we were making progress and learning something new each week. It made the information easy to retain as well.''
''Made sure we speak in Spanish during the sessions, which forced us to learn in a fast pace. ''
''Nicolas had great patience in explaining the language to me. He was always early and remained after I left. I feel he gave me his full attention and showed mastery of the language.''