My name is Néstor and I'm originally from Granada in Spain.
Due to my educational background and working experience, I've been considered a communication specialist and a people person on several occasions.
As a teacher, life put me to the test when I was only 19 and I found a job at Trinity College in Dublin. All my students were older than me and thought I was kidding when I introduced myself as their Spanish professor. But I just started speaking to them in Spanish and my native language speaking abilities finally changed their minds. In fact, they gave me great reviews despite having to read Spanish newspapers out loud and sing the wicked lyrics of Joaquin Sabina in front of the whole class. Their reviews were even greater after I offered them informal extra classes in the college pub with only one sacred rule: to speak only Spanish.
I have had many other jobs that require communication skills and outstanding social skills such as hotel duty manager and official tour guide. In fact, I love spending time with visitors that come to Granada and are interested to know more about this unique city, its interesting history, the astonishing nature around it and our culture. After all, I also love travelling, meeting people from other cultures and finding out about their way of life.
Regarding my teaching style and approach to language learning, it will definitely be communicative. Grammar plays an important role as well, although while doing my degree in teaching in college I have learned first-hand the benefits and importance of focusing on improving your communicative competence in a given language above all. Moreover, I am currently learning Polish using this effective teaching method, which basically consists of exposing yourself as much as possible to the language you are learning. If you choose me as your Spanish teacher, I shall help you to do so.
I hope you will give me a chance to not only teach you interesting notions of the Spanish language, but to also help you understand more about the Spanish way of living and enjoying life.