Monday, March 06, 2006

podcast #17, tutoring by internet & phone

podcast #17, tutoring by internet & phone

(link to this episode of the podcast)

contact Paulino Velasco for tutoring sessions by internet or phone:

Paulino's email: ClasesEspanol@yahoo.com
Paulino's website: http://www.spanishtutoronline.com/
Paulino's SkypeIn number: (508) 283-3559 (you can call this # from your telephone)

find information on free internet phone service here:
Skype
Yahoo Messenger

please email me at: learningspanish@gmail.com,

or leave your comments on this site

20 Comments:

At 3/06/2006 1:47 PM, Blogger Steve V said...

Thank you Rich.
This seams like a fairly cheap and very convenient way to work with a Tutor. I will give it a try

 
At 3/13/2006 12:03 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Rich
What kind of study material or textbooks are you and Paulino using? I have been going at this in a very eclectic manner for 3 years and I´m feeling the need for some structure.

 
At 3/24/2006 8:41 PM, Blogger Steve V said...

Steve
I have taken a couple of classes with Paulino and plan to continue. What you do with him is totally flexible, but if you want structure, you can use books that he wrote. They cost $30. The book that I got from him seems good. It is total in Spanish and has lots of exercise and examples

 
At 3/25/2006 5:18 AM, Blogger Steve said...

steve v thanks.

 
At 8/10/2006 8:59 PM, Blogger Adrienne said...

I am truly a novice to the spanish language. I've only been studying since May of this year. My primary mode of instruction is via internet tutoring. I purchased blocks of tutoring time with a company called AcceleratedSpanish.com. They use Windows Messenger. The courses are structured. Your tutor will send you homework either through Messenger or through your email address. And when it is time for your session you sign into Messenger and have a voice conversation with your tutor. The pros of course is the convenience of not having to leave home and the one-on-one experience. My tutor is completely fluent in Spanish and English, and they also have some sort of partnership with an Immersion school in Mexico (my ideal dream is to be able to finish my online tutoring and one day spend a week in Mexico). Now for the down side: for me has been frequent connectivity issues. I live in the US (in the South) and we're prone to evening thunderstorms, etc. which has caused me to have to cancel or reschedule several sessions because we can't connect. While my tutor is in Cuernavaca, Mexico sometimes she has problems connecting or I can't hear, but she can hear me sort of issues. Another con for me was I didn't feel like 30 minutes per week was adequate to get anything done so I started doubling my sessions to have a complete hour. That's helped a lot, but at a pretty hefty cost. It's $179 for 10 1-hr sessions. But I'm completely surprised by the lack of companies that haven't jumped on this technology as a way to teach Spanish. I found the pickings to be slim when I did my initial search. But after a very scary experience with another online company that shall remain nameless (the tutor did not know ANY English) I was satisfied just to find AccSpan despite the cost.

 
At 10/22/2006 2:08 PM, Blogger Steve V said...

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At 10/22/2006 2:23 PM, Blogger Steve V said...

Hi
I have been studying with two Spanish teachers via Skype and I have been very happy with both. I found both through the Yahoo group, Spanish Conversation World Wide http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Spanishconversationworldwide/ , that we leaned about in Pod cast 19.
One Noelia, is with a school Guatemala, Nu Lengua http://www.nulengua.com. The other, Alejandra, alejandraluna39@hotmail.com, is from Argentina. They are both very good teachers and the cost is very reasonable. With Noelia, I do grammatical exercises similar to those in Barron's Mastering Spanish. With Alejandra, I work on grammar, but also work on conversation and comprehension. I listen to a few minuets of an audio track with a written transcript and answer questions provide by Alejandra before our class. It is obvious that she puts in some time planning the lessons. Then we discuses the article in class. Alejandra also uses slides via the internet to do exercises and to use pictures to visual reinforce the subject. Between the two, I get two hours of high quality and diverse training for a total of $25 per week.

 
At 8/07/2007 9:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I think it is a good option. I'm currently studying with Claudio, an argentinean tutor. At first it was strange but later I got used to the lessons online. You can contact him via a website myonlinespanish.com
Thanks for all the info here!

 
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At 9/02/2010 12:36 AM, Blogger maria said...

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At 9/02/2010 4:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it! Another great example of learning and teaching with technology. Thanks for sharing with us!

 
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At 10/27/2010 6:49 AM, Anonymous Life Coaching said...

Yes, I think it is a good option. I'm currently studying with Claudio, an argentinean tutor. At first it was strange but later I got used to the lessons online.

 
At 5/07/2011 1:45 PM, Anonymous Mike said...

Learning online is cheap and convenient. One on one and you get to speak with native Spanish speakers. More conversation time and flexible curriculum. You can choose to focus on only or mostly conversational if you like and you can choose relevant topics like business or emergency workers Spanish.

 
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Learning Spanish online is not only convenient, its also cheap yet really effective with the right materials at hand your good to go.

 
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