- We offer private classes of English and Spanish language and
- We specialize in intermediate to advanced levels
- One-on-one or in small groups
- Customized topics and materials
Who would benefit from our classes:
- Professionals who need good command of English or Spanish for their
- Companies who work with North or Latin America and Spain
- Individuals who plan to travel to or live
in an Engish or Spanish-speaking country
- Students who need to prepare for an exam or want to do
better in class
- Anyone with an interest in Anglo or Latin cultures
To find out more contact us.
What our students say about us ...
instruction has helped me to progress from broken Spanish
into fluency in just a year. She stands heads and shoulders
above the crowd."
"Lucía was my Spanish
instructor. She is excellent at getting a student to speak
and practice, excellent at breaking down the grammar to
help the student build their skill level and was always on
time and with great energy. I highly recommend her classes
and will gladly work with her again in the
"I meet with Lucía Terra
on a weekly basis for Spanish language classes, so I can
attest to her exceptional language teaching ability. You
would be extremely fortunate to have her as your teacher.
She has an outstanding teaching style, backed up with
expertise in pedagogy, and is highly conscientious,
motivated, and capable. Based on my personal experience, I
can unreservedly recommend Lucía to any advanced
Spanish language student."
"Lucía is a great
instructor. She always uses different techniques, which
keeps the classes interesting. Even after 4 1/2 years of
classes, I'm always learning something
"Lucía is an excellent
language tutor. She is energetic, funny, and easy to chat
with, and her friendly and easy-going attitude makes for a
relaxing, casual, and comfortable environment. Speaking
from the perspective of somebody with relatively no
conversational Spanish experience, at first I was slightly
reluctant to try out a conversational tutor for fear of
feeling uncomfortable or making mistakes. However, my
speaking skills have greatly improved, as she is very
helpful, patient, and never rushes or puts pressure on her
students. Not only does she provide useful grammatical
corrections and new vocabulary and expressions, but she
also creates a wonderfully fun learning atmosphere! I would
definitely recommend her as a tutor and I look forward to
our next session!"
"I have been learning with Lucía for 2 years
and I love her teaching style. She is really good at hearing your unique
challenges and focusing on those areas; she speaks at a level you can
understand, but pushes you on the areas she's teaching. She always takes
notes during the class so you don't have to worry about trying to remember
any new words, and sets homework specific to your trouble areas. At first I
wasn't sure working on Skype would work, but now I think it's brilliant and
am recommending it to everyone, it saves me a lot of travel time and the
classes are just as enjoyable."
"I have been working with Lucía
for several years with online Spanish classes. She is an excellent
professor who has enabled me to obtain my goal of self-sufficiency
in Spanish. This has greatly enhanced my ability to care for
Spanish speaking patients, develop patient relationships, and
friendships beyond those with a translator. She is flexible to work
with my busy schedule and can tailor instruction to meet my
"Thanks to your help, my children have
improved their English greatly. And my children are very satisfied
and pleased with you and your teaching. We are very pleased about
that and appreciate your help."
"Lucía Terra has provided me with the
finest Spanish tutoring I have thus far experienced, and I have had
tutors in New York, Buenos Aires, and Vancouver before. Her ability to
design lessons based on my specific needs and requests has been
simply phenomenal. Since I live in different cities, of particular help
to me has been Lucía's facility at using SKYPE to ensure lessons
remain regular. Her intelligence, worldliness, and natural curiosity
have made the lessons even more stimulating. I strongly recommend
Lucía to anyone who is interested in enhancing and strengthening
their Spanish skills."
"Lucía is an excellent teacher! I'm an advanced learner,
who has taken many, many Spanish courses, and this is definitely the most concentrated and
effective learning experience I have had. Lucía brings energy and a sense of fun to her
teaching, along with focus and professionalism. Without making me self-conscious,
Lucía gently corrects my errors, and gives clear explanations of subtle
vocabulary and grammatical issues. She has a great ear for identifying consistent errors,
and pinpoints the areas I need to work on. She sends me a note after the class highlighting
new vocabulary, idioms and grammar points that we covered, so in class I can focus on learning
instead of note-taking. With Lucía's expert help, I'm finally getting to the next level with
"I would recommend Lucía to anyone who wants to learn the
Spanish Language. She provides excellent individual instruction using a variety of
teaching techniques including online resources.
"It is a great joy to learn Spanish with Lucía. When I asked
her to tutor me, my Spanish was too good for a beginner's class and not quite good enough
for an intermediate class. Lucía adjusted her teaching to fit my needs perfectly. Her
private Spanish classes prepared me well for my trip of a life-time to South America.
I was able to engage in conversations and get to know the locals. ¡Muchas gracias, Lucía!
I have worked with Lucía for about 6 months having a weekly skype session. She has been
not only reliable and easy to work with but I would also say that her knowledge and teaching
skills are top level compared to other Spanish instructors that I have worked with. Lucia is
constantly able to identify my learning needs and set a pace that works for me. What I like
best about working with her is how she is able to immediately identifiy my weakness and address them.
She also provides useful feedback and guidance on my doubts.
"Lucía does a great job at explaining and bringing things into
simple terms, such a fantastic teacher. She offers any suggestions on studying and going further
with Spanish or any language. Very warm personality, enthusiastic, and welcoming to all! Always a
smile and a vast collection of resources for extra help. Highly recommended for flexibility and
patience!! Thanks Lucía!!
"First off, I just want to let you know I was very pleased with the
tutoring from Lucía. She really has been excellent and I don't know where I would have been without
all her help. I appreciated it very much (along with her patience) and was very happy that Lucía
was able put in as many hours as needed".
"Lucía is a patient and enthusiastic
teacher. My son started his first year of Spanish when he was a
grade-5 student at school. That meant he had only a few months to catch up
with Spanish from grade 1 to grade 4. It was a "mission impossible" for my son.
However, with Lucía's hard work and teaching, my son's mark in Spanish went
from level 2 to level 5 within few weeks. It's amazing. We started Spanish
tutoring with Lucía about six months ago, but when I look at them, it seems that
they have built a long-term relationship. I can tell how much my son enjoys the
Spanish lesson with Lucía. She is a great teacher."
Top qualities according to clients:
Personable, On Time, Expert, High Integrity, Good Value,