Students’ Comments

“I have been learning Spanish with Jero for several weeks now and I look forward to every lesson. I feel inspired to practise, despite being a beginner because Jero is very patient and encouraging. With time I notice my confidence is increasing. Lessons are always interesting as we cover an element of grammar and vocabulary within exercises or stories. I am particularly enjoying reading and translating a simple book Jero recommended, because the story is engaging and I find that I can generally make sense of what is happening, even though I might not understand everything. I am feeling somewhat overwhelmed by all the grammatical tenses, since English is taught quite differently in the UK but I have the sense that through Spanish, I will improve my comprehension of formal English grammar! I have always been drawn to the soft-sounding phonetics of Spanish and I thoroughly recommend Jero as a teacher, if you are thinking about learning yourself.” Claire Sainsbury, UK

“Learn Spanish in the comfort of your own home via Skype or anywhere you are with your Tablet, Laptop or PC.
No pressure as in a classroom situation, just you and your Tutor face to face, at the pre-arranged time and at the ability level that suits you.
The course work and the system are built around you and become a pleasure to look forward to.
Jero my tutor has become a friend as well as my teacher.”
Philip Crook (Manchester)

“It’s been great having classes with Jeronimo. He makes it very easy to talk about anything, gives good corrections, and explains everything clearly giving good examples. I chose to have classes with him as he has good experience as a teacher, and also a student – he’s a bit of a polyglot. This really helps when I don’t understand how to say something in Spanish, I can say it in English and he’ll get it. The thing I like the most is that we don’t need to have a plan of the class, I can just come to the lessons with questions, and he answers on the spot. He also has a lot of material which he’s been happy to share with me – like specific grammar exercises to practise for homework, or doing speaking activities during the class from past papers. So yeah, thanks Jeronimo for your help!” Emily Bather. Málaga y Brighton.

“Having class with Jero is great. Skype is a practical way to learn a new language, as it offers flexibility. The classes are adapted to each student’s level, with exercises that target one’s weaknesses. Having varied and interesting conversations with Jero is common, as he is super nice and easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend Spanish courses online!” Sam Van Iseghem (Belgium)

“Through Spanish Online Courses I have finally found a flexible and fun way to improve my Spanish. The one-to-one method means that the teaching is tailor-made to your level and needs, and that you never have to be shy to speak or ask questions. Jero is an excellent teacher, making sure the lessons are interesting and diverse while you are making the progress needed. Highly recommended!” Liselotte Högberg (Sweden)

“By receiving classes from Spanish Online Courses, I have been able to quickly consolidate my existing knowledge of Spanish, as well as rapidly learn new grammar, vocabulary and phrases. I’ve been taking classes between semesters at university where I study languages, and thanks to these Skype sessions I feel much more prepared for entering another year of study. The sessions are organised and structured, but the pace can be easily adjusted to suit your own preferences, which allows you to work through content at a comfortable and natural speed.” Lucy Atkinson (UK)

I’ve been a student of Jero’s for 4 years as of 2018. I’ve had good tutors and bad ones over the last 13 years, and I know how hard it is to find a “good one,” which to me means one whose teaching methods might be well-established, yet who is flexible in his approach depending on each individual student’s learning styles and goals. Teaching is a science but also an art; Jero knows “the science” of teaching but also the art; he instinctively knows how to best impart concrete information according to individual differences in students’ learning styles. For me, it’s important that my teacher is willing and able to teach to my style of learning, is someone who I genuinely like, which is more important than one might think, and who can teach to my goals. Jero is all these things. His manner is engaging and easy, his attention to details is high and his knowledge of the Spanish language is complete. Whether you’re a complete beginner, or an advanced student looking to maintain your current level or improve even more, I highly recommend Jero. As previously stated, I’ve had good teachers and those who weren’t so good. It took me a while to find Jero and I’m very glad that I did.

L.C. Nueva York, USA

 

I really benefitted from the Skype sessions from Spanish Online Courses. My teacher, Trinidad Caballero, was friendly and easy to learn with. From the start she identified and worked from my existing (limited) level of Spanish so I could improve without feeling stressed. Trinidad responded to my requests on what we should cover and had additional ideas when I needed some direction. She was happy to time our sessions to fit with my Australian time zone and my availability. I would really recommend these Skype sessions to other learners who want some one-on-one tuition.

Melanie Harris. Adelaide, Australia

I have been taking Skype classes with Jero for over four years, averaging around seven sessions per month. I have unambiguously benefited from the conversations; my Spanish has progressed by leaps and bounds. Whether you are looking to acquire a more neutral Spanish – sort of what Univision would serve up here in the U.S. – or seek deep-dish Castilian expressions, Jero can deliver it. He is well educated and well rounded, thus capable to delve into just about any topic. However, he is strict about correcting glaring mistakes and makes sure that while you are advancing forward, your foundation does not erode.

C.K. Tchorznicki. New York, United States

 

I recommend online lessons to anyone learning Spanish who does not have access to a native Spanish speaking tutor as this is reason why I began online lessons. I live in a rural area and I could not find a native Spanish tutor nearby. I find the classes as good as one to one real life tuition with the advantages that I am in my own home and I don’t have to spend extra time travelling to lessons. There is a lot of flexibility with regard to days and lesson times and that suits me as my work/ life commitments vary from week to week. My tutor is Jero and I am very happy with his teaching.

Kate McDonald, Ireland

Have you spent a load of time studying Spanish and yet the chances of real Spanish conversations in your totally anglophone town simply do not exist? Have you returned from a couple of weeks at a Spanish immersion school and are just beginning to feel your hard-earned improvement in Spanish beginning to slip away from you? Have you been following an internet course or attending an all-too-busy class in Spanish at the local college and now do you want to see how it feels speaking Spanish, face to face, one on one, with a real Spanish speaker? I have had some of these experiences and, being unable to live in a Spanish speaking country, found that my frustration was greatly eased through Skype-based lessons with Spanish-speaking teachers, which I have used for several years. Skype is is wonderful resource for this purpose! You can see your teacher through Skype video, Skype messenger is always available as a ‘blackboard’ for those tricky phrases and for downloading various materials to use during and after the lessons, and Skype does not charge for travelling and parking! The combination of Sype and the teachers at la Escuela Atenea provides a masterful resource to help you develop your Spanish, at your pace and at a time that suits you. The teachers are humorous, insightful and sympathetic, and will effortlessly match the lesson to your capabilities. Give Skype at la Escuela Atenea a try!

David Ramsay. London, Canada