The Spanish Learning Nook
"Learning Spanish beyond the classroom"
Immerse ~ Embrace ~ Speak
Whether you’re looking for help in school or simply want to boost your Spanish language knowledge, there is nothing more effective than being taught by a reliable teacher. I’ve been offering my services to people of all ages in the West Michigan area, and I’m here to give you the personalized attention you deserve so that you can reach your full Spanish language goals.
A Bit About Me
In the fall of 2007, I began combining my passion for teaching and helping others into a tutoring job. I recognize the potential in each one of my students. With a customizable approach, I have seen my students excel in their Spanish language skills, rise consistently in their grades and grow in their cultural awareness.
I teach students with a wide array of capabilities. I provide literacy rich learning activities that promote the development of children's early biliteracy skills. Learning a new language can be intimidating and scary but also fun. I believe that a cultural, creative and enthusiastic approach to teaching a language keeps students engaged and motivated.
You have come to the right place if you are looking for a patient, adaptable, professional, experienced and native Spanish language educator ready to help reach you and your children goals. Get in touch today so we can start working together.
"Maestra Vanderstelt played an integral and influential part in my daughters’ education. Not only was she one of their favorite teachers during the school year, but she also tutored my daughters during the summer for several years. Besides keeping them immersed in the Spanish language throughout the summer, including reading, conversing, and fun learning activities tailored to them, she gave them the opportunity to do things like make authentic tortillas and other Spanish food, learn more about Spanish culture, and go on educational outings. When asked, they both said that she taught in a fun and engaging way, while still making the information useful and applicable to real-world situations. Pilar was an encouraging, supportive, loving, and invested teacher, tutor, and role model for my girls, and she will always have a special place in our hearts. We all enthusiastically recommend her!"