Jan 24, 2006, 5:48 PM
Post #5 of 23
Yes, of course one can find a private tutor in Spanish, even in Tacoma, Washington where Ron Pickering is listed as being.
Unfortunately fifteen years ago private Spanish tutors in Texas obtained through University circles were charging some $50 us dollars an hour. I have no idea what they are charging now.
But once in Mexico one can find private Spanish tutors at very reasonable costs from $5 us d a week on up. One big problem will be if you, the student, insist on receiving explanations in English. The better English the tutor speaks, the more money he charges. The other problem is just how good a student you, the person paying, will be.
To learn a foreign language requires dedication, effort, and patience. And of course with a private tutor money as well. Too many of us retirees lack all four. A shame. We have lots of time and damn it we should have dedication, patience and be willing to put in a little effort. Not so.......
Start right here on this free forum with our excellent advisor Señor Queveda and all the dedicated instructors who are lurking here just waiting to help some one out with her/his lessons.
You, Ron, for example. If you are interested in learning Spanish, why didn't you try one or two simple sentences?
Example: I want to learn Spanish. Yo quiero aprender el español. Did I do that correctly? ¿Por qué es necesario usar quiero? Be creative and ask for help. You will get it.
Of course, here you will not be able to speak and hear. But you will learn to read and write which are two of the four essentials. The other two are speak and understand. 50% is sure better than nothing. I wish I could get a 50% return on my investments.