Are you frustrated because you cannot find
a Spanish teacher for your homeschooled child?
Maybe you are frustrated because no one in your household can teach Spanish.
Maybe you are frustrated because you’ve tried other tutors that were not the right fit.
Maybe you are frustrated because you tried pre-recorded videos, but your kids got bored .
At Las Chispitas Spanish Lessons, you and your kids will no longer be frustrated!
Las Chispitas (Little Sparks)
helps kids learn Spanish online
with fun and interactive lessons
from Teacher Nikki.
The Teaching Environment At Las Chispitas
Teaching With Empathy: Maestra (Teacher) Nikki hasn’t forgotten what it is like to learn another language. She is patient and makes children feel comfortable while learning a new language.
Teaching with Passion: Maestra Nikki knows grammar and vocabulary, but she teaches it in an engaging way so that your kids become inspired and energized while learning Spanish.
Teaching with Patience: Maestra Nikki knows that learners have to feel comfortable in order to retain information. She puts students at ease while learning. When students struggle to understand a concept, she assists them with patience and compassion.
Teaching with Availability: While technology is supposed to connect us, often times it does the opposite by supplementing humans for videos. Maestra Nikki has live lessons because she knows students have questions and want to learn with a human!
Teaching with Techniques: While grammar and vocabulary is important, maestra Nikki focuses on helping students to speak right from the beginning. She has worked with students for over ten years and she is an expert in teaching second languages.
5 Compelling Reasons To Work With Teacher Nikki
See how Maestra Nikki learned Spanish
and how she can pay it forward by teaching you.
Hi! My name is Nikki and I am your dedicated, patient and passionate teacher. I could say that 10 years of teaching and a master’s in education is what makes me stand out, but what really makes me a teacher that you want to work with is that I can relate to my students as learners.
Here is what I bring to each lesson:
Patience: Because I learned Spanish as a second language, I know how much effort and time it takes to become fluent. At certain points I never thought I would become fluent.
In fact, I almost quit Spanish my sophomore year in high school because all the verb drills overwhelmed me. I spoke with my teacher about it and she was not very patient with my learning challenges.
Fortunately, before I dropped the class my mom spoke with me and made me realize that Spanish was something I wanted to pursue as a life-long learner despite the challenges I was facing.
Yet I still had to work with teachers that lacked patience along the way.
I don’t want my students to experience the same thing I did, which is why I bring patience and empathy to my classroom today. I want your child to feel comfortable yet challenged.
Empathy: Since Spanish did not come easy to me at certain points, becoming fluent was a result of perseverance.
I will never forget that process because I worked so hard to reach my goal of fluency.
Remembering that process is what allows me to create a comprehensible and exciting lesson for you.
Dedication: I am determined to keep you motivated and stay dedicated to you because someone else (my mom) did it for me when I wanted to quit.
When you have moments where life’s responsibilities keep you side-tracked
or if you are feeling overwhelmed with the learning process,
I am there for my students to remind them to stay dedicated and stick with it.
Passion: I wanted to learn Spanish as soon as I heard it spoken on a family vacation when I was an 8 year old in Mexico.
I wanted to be a part of the conversations I was hearing at hotels and restaurants, and in taxi cabs.
My passion for the language combined with the joy I find
in connecting with students is what brings a sense of excitement in my classroom.
Experience: I worked with immigrant students who needed to learn English as quickly as possible in order to excel in school.
Through my verb-centered approach I was able to get them to speak basic English in a matter of weeks.
I use the same strategy with people learning Spanish.
Get a glimpse of my verb-centered approach in the clip below.
This is Abygail’s second lesson with me.
See what parents are saying about Teacher Nikki
“Nikki came prepared for the lesson. She requested materials from my daughter’s (Spanish class at school) ahead of time and it assisted greatly with the session. My daughter loved her first lesson with Nikki and is looking forward to the next. Extremely happy Mom!”Rosa H.
“Nikki started working with my son about a month and a half ago. She’s patient, knowledgeable, and keeps his tutoring sessions always interesting. She seems to really enjoy her job and is enthusiastic when working with my son. Definitely a keeper!!”Karrie W.
“We love Nikki! She has made learning fun for our girls who are trying to keep up their Spanish skills after moving from an out of state Spanish immersion program. She is creative with a great plan to move forward, attentive, and provides great feedback. Both girls really look forward to meeting with her!!”Megan G.
“I’ve only been working with Nikki for a few sessions and love it so far! She is professional, fun, and willing to answer any questions. Excited for future lessons and to continue learning from her!”Katy G.
5 Life-Changing Benefits Your Child Is About to Experience
Connections: Spanish is the 2nd most spoken language in the world, following Chinese. Your children will have the potential to connect with and learn from millions of people from 22 different countries.
Brain Enhancements: People who are bilingual or multilingual have a more flexible brain which allows them to make better decisions, comprehend more easily, and even ward off Alzheimer’s!
Opportunity: Of course people can earn more income by being bilingual, but with the ability to connect with millions, more doors are available to those who are bilingual.
Culture: Part of learning any language is learning culture, too. Learning about other cultures broadens a child’s worldview and expands their horizons, which leads to an open-mindedness that can positively affect all areas of life.
Freedom: You get access to a part of the world that not everyone can connect to because of speakingSpanish. This brings more freedom because of access to more places and people than those who do not speak Spanish.
How does Las Chispitas work?
Lessons are on Central Standard time.
Parents schedule their child’s lesson using Nikki’s calendar. That way you can choose a time that works for you.
Lessons for kids are available during the mornings and afternoons.
Parents and students can access lesson materials 24/7 on Nikki’s Google Drive.
Teacher Nikki provides homework to each student on an individual basis.
Are lessons one-on-one or group?
In order to uphold the integrity of the lessons, Nikki prefers that lessons be one-one-one OR 2 siblings can take classes together if they are close in age range.
You can sign up no more than 2 kids per session.
Do you use Skype to teach online?
I use Zoom to teach online because I can easily share my screen and record the lessons if you prefer.
You will get a link to join the session when you register for each lesson.
How long are classes?
45 minutes each
Scheduling Lessons Is Easy and Flexible
Access Lesson Materials 24/7
A chispita is a little spark. My college Spanish professor used to say, “Nikki, eres una chispa.” I’m not sure if she called me that due to my smile or if it was because of the tone in my essays. No matter what the reason, Spanish sparked a passion in me that has led me on many adventures. That nickname resonated with me and I want it to resonate with your child throughout his/her Spanish language learning journey.
Nikki normally charges $45 an hour,
which is an extremely reasonable rate
for high quality lessons from a teacher
that has an M.Ed and 10 years of experience.
But you can get a better rate by becoming a member.
4 Sessions for $160 a month
6 Sessions for $210 a month
8 sessions for $232 a month