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Henry Alfaro # 214-552-8571
Classes at home or office or place of convenience.


Feedback rating: 38 reviews
Self-study lessons:
Language to teach: (N) Spanish
(N) = native language of teacher
City: I'm from Costa Rica ,but I live in Addison Dallas TX State
Province/Region: Texas
Country: United States
Services: Teaching

Lessons are delivered live in person or through telephone, email, text chat, voice chat, and video conferencing. ( Skype, windows live )

Program Summary:

Class sizes available - private lessons, 1-3 students, 4-8 students
Student proficiency levels - beginner, intermediate, advanced
Facets available - grammar, conversation, study abroad, business, test preparation

Teaching Approach:

The ability to speak and communicate in the foreign language of choice is paramount. Grammatical structure, etc. may be emphasized only if requested. My approach changes for each student as their business, conversation or travel requirements differ. I emphasize the conversational approach, building the student's level of confidence to speak Spanish.

Teaching Experience:

1996 - 1998 Spanish teacher for language school in Costa Rica
1999 - 2003 Spanish teacher for Berlitz Language Center in Dallas, Texas
2004 - Spanish teacher for Dallas International School in Dallas, Texas

Teacher Training:

* Hipanoamerican University, San Jose, Costa Rica
Bachelor in Business Administration
* Completed Spanish instructor training program in 1998 in San Jose, Costa Rica
* Packuranga College, Auckland, New Zealand - completed two months of intensive English program in 1994

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is your teaching schedule? Any time Monday to Saturday 2. What is your class cancellation policy? You must cancel 24 hours before your class or you will be responsible for the class fee.
3. Where is the class going to be held? Any convenient place.
4. What is your payment policy? Cash or check.
5. How long will it take to learn? It is up to you. If your are motivated and do your homework, you can be talking in 5 to 6 months. If your are not motivated, it will take longer.

Minimum requirement is two hours per week.

I offer live online lessons on Skype, Windows Live, etc., and from virtually anywhere using an online virtual classroom. We will converse in real-time and work on your pronunciation, grammar, sentence structure, reading and conversation skills. I will provide any help that would be available to you in person. All you need is a reliable computer, speakers and a microphone.

Spanish classes for executives:

Beginning level 1:

- 15-week courses
- classes meet twice per week for 90 minutes each time
- 45 hours total training
- students will be able to keep a basic conversation where they will learn about present tense, future tense, and express basic personal needs
- they will also learn how to ask and answer simple questions such as, how to say the time, numbers, days, months, colors, seasons, directions, weather, prepositions, as well as how to read and write in Spanish
- if a student wants to go to another level, the option is available.

Contact me for information about the cost of the 15-week course. A payment plan is available.

I accept up to 4 students in the class. Workbook is being provided.



Score: 5 stars of 5
By: Blair
March 2016

Hours of Instructions:

Henry was excellent to work with. He drilled my husband and me on verbs which I was having difficulty with. Conversations were done in Spanish. We worked on my medical language skills as I work in the county hospital in Dallas. He was very patient and always prompt. I found the homework to be helpful and his manual effective. He recommended good resource books as well.
I wish we had more time for his tutoring, but we will hire him again soon.

Score: 5 stars of 5
By: Angela Pagoria
July 2016

Hours of Instructions:
Henry has been FANTASTIC!

We have loved having Henry as a professor! We have a class of about 10 Dallas Cowboys employees and he has been able to customize our lessons to fit our different skill sets. We are planning to have Henry back for another semester. He is highly recommended in our book!

Score: 5 stars of 5
By: NickM
April , 2015

Hours of Instructions:
The ideal teacher

Our experience with Henry was excellent. Here is my impression:

Focused on teaching - uses time efficiently
Varies the approach well (translate, drills, read, cards, etc.)
Always on time
Very likeable
Highly effective in his approach

We highly recommend Henry. You will be very happy with his service.

Score: 5 stars of 5
By: Doug
April 10, 2015

Hours of Instructions:
Great Teacher

Henry is an excellent teacher with a very unique method of teaching and a great sense of humor. He adapts to your knowledge level, speed and requirements for learning.

My partner and I wanted to get back into Spanish after both having been away for a number of years. We chose to start off at the beginner level again and we quickly accelerated to grammar and conversations.

Henry gave us the confidence to test ourselves on a trip to Puerto Rico and we did amazingly well.

We would not hesitate to recommend Henry and will very likely be going back to him for some more advanced help after we do some self study.

Thanks Henry!!!

Score: 5 stars of 5
By: Sachiko Mori
March , 2015

Hours of Instructions:
A creative teacher with affective eucational approach.

I have been fortunate to be acquainted with a devoted teacher Henry for the past 3 months. He is always observant on my weak areas and works until I come to a complete understanding. He has an excellent approach to balancing all elements of language learning. Every lesson he will cover reading- pronunciation, dictation, vocabulary memorization,grammar, quiz, homework and spends 1/3 of time in conversation. He speaks beautifully and clearly, very easy to understand. I have lived in 5 different countries in my life. I find his teaching very unique and professional.I recommend him very highly.

Score: 5 stars of 5
By: Alexa
November , 2014

Hours of Instructions:
Passionate, Professional & gives 110%

Henry is an amazing instructor for anyone willing to learn Spanish at any level. He is always early, thinks of creative ways to help you learn and goes above and beyong in trying to adjust to your type of learning and even researches specific subjects that you are interested in learning. Henry has done everything to help me from sending me recommendations on English/Spanish Electronic dictionaries to researching specific techinical vocabulary used only in the Journalism field. He has helped me improve in my reading, writing and speech. I am now more fluid when I speak and much more comfortable with my grammar when I write. If you are considering a Spanish teacher, he is the perfect choice. I have recommended him to my father who is also interested in learning Spanish. This class is not intimidating, if you put in the work you are guarunteed to see results. Not only that, but he teaches you about the Latin culture and even throws in a couple of jokes so you are more immerged in the language. I highly recommend Henry to anyone, even if it isn't already, Spanish will soon be your favorite subject to study!

Score: 5 stars of 5
By: O'Neika
October , 2014

Hours of Instructions:
Henry is a great help to all that want to learn or improve their spanish.

My time with Henry has been joyous. I am more confident when speaking than I was when I started 5 or 6 months ago. I definitely have been able to connect the missing pieces in some of my grammer and prepositional use when speaking and writing in spanish, and my vocabulary has grown significantly, which is quite helpful. I am glad to finally have meet someone I can connect with.

Score: 5 stars of 5
By: rreim
June 17, 2014

Hours of Instructions:
Very pleased with Henry's professionalism and good-nature

I am very satisfied. My vocabulary is much larger and I am more confident in my ability to carry on a conversation in spanish as well as write in spanish.

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