|Name||Fabricio T. Recommended|
|Native Language||Spanish, Portuguese|
|Working With||Kids (5y+), Youth, Adults, Groups|
|Levels I Teach||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced|
|Lessons Take Place||Learner's Home or Work, Public Place, Online|
Spanish-Portuguese native speaker and University instructor, trained in modern languages and cultures in Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Barcelona and Paris, landed in Vancouver five years ago.
PhD. Hispanic Studies, University of British Columbia, 2019.
During the last five years, I've been teaching Spanish in the University of British Columbia to groups up to 35 students. At the same time, I have been tutoring individual students and private group lessons to companies. I have also taught different levels of Spanish and Portuguese to groups at International House and the Mount Pleasant Community Centre. I am currently an instructor at Selkirk College.
I usually approach language teaching through movement, images, metaphors, communicative strategies, always enhancing target language exposure as much as possible and relying heavily on student's participation. I can help you achieve your goals and turn Spanish or Portuguese into a great learning experience!
I am flexible and can usually meet your needs and schedule but I do have a 12 hours cancellation policy.
I could go to your place or wherever is convenient for you. For outside UBC Campus or Downtown area and for small and medium groups rate may increase. I’m also more than prepared to teach online courses.
I always looked forward to Spanish classes with Fabricio. Very thoughtful and kind approach- highly recommend.
Fabricio has been my Spanish tutor since July 2019, originally there was 3 of us learning Spanish together and we all had slightly different abilities but all at a beginner level. He still made the classes accessible to all. Then when they went off travelling I continued with 1 to 1 tutoring. Typically we meet in person, but cos of COVID we are doing it via Skype and it still works great. He is very good at breaking things down and explaining the reasoning behind it. He is also very patient and happy to ask questions as we go. I highly recommend Fabricio for anyone wanting to learn Spanish from a beginner level!
Fabricio was a wonderful teacher! His English was as strong as his Spanish so it was very easy to ask questions and his answers were very clear and easy to follow. He was always on time, arrived prepared with materials, and followed a curriculum that made sense. He taught me along with 2 others and catered appropriately to our different levels. Thanks Fabricio!
Fabricio has taught Spanish to my daughter for a year. She's quite advanced, reading Spanish literature in High School. Fabricio worked with her on grammar and vocabulary to get her as close to fluent as possible but he also has the knowledge and sophistication of a professor in his literature discussions. He worked with her to understand complex writers e.g. Federico Garcia Lorca or Gabriel G. Marquez and texts with older-style language, and writing essays and long form reports. Highly Recommended
Fabricio is both an excellent teacher and pleasant to work with. My wife and I worked with him to get some basic Spanish before a trip, as well as conversational Portuguese. Fabricio is very organized, and will provide as much teaching material as you need, either printed or online. He came to our house, which made everything easy.
Fabrico provided an excellent approach to learning Spanish. By talking about daily activities and choosing A-Z topics, I was able to really progress my conversational spanish for the types of real-world conversations I have in my daily life. Very easy to talk to and learn from. Highly recommend him for your spanish learning.
Fabricio is a dedicated, educated, competent spanish teacher perfect for self-paced one-on-one courses.
Fab tutored me throughout my second year of Spanish-language instruction at UBC. He was fantastic! Not that he’d tell you, but that’s probably because he speaks, I want to say, five languages, one of which is Russian. The guy’s a consummate polymath—and a wonderful teacher. I’d highly recommend his services to anyone wanting to master Spanish (and Catalan), Portuguese, French—even English.
I had the pleasure of being tutored for Spanish by Fabricio for several months. I previously had spent ~2 years attempting to learn Spanish by myself — to little success. The classes with Fabri, focusing on conversational ability, greatly improved the trajectory of my Spanish learning. Best of all, the classes provided me with the confidence to use Spanish as much as possible without apprehension.
I have really appreciated and benefited from my lessons with Fabricio. He makes our time together interesting and instructive. He has a solid lesson plan for our time together and encourages conversation on a wide range of topics. I would recommend without reservation.
I started Spainsh with Zero, and learned a lot from Fabricio. He is very patient and knowledged. I even learned a bit English from him, made my time and money worthy. Highly recommended for everyone who wants to learn Spanish. Kate