I had a very positive experience at don Quijote with Consuelo Defez Gomez as my teacher. As a retired teacher in the U.S., I’ve had many years of working with educators of all levels of competency.
Consuelo was an excellent teacher in all ways. She was able to assess my level of Spanish quickly and create opportunities for me to continually improve, while always keeping me challenged. She spoke clearly, encouraged me to correct errors I made, and helped me understand new vocabulary without changing into English. We spent several days in the classroom, and then she suggested exploring Madrid together ......the cafes, museums, vistas, etc., which made my learning even more meaningful. My communication continued to improve, as did my appreciation of the beautiful Spanish culture.
Consuelo’s outgoing personality, kindness and apparent love of her profession, all contributed to my motivating experience. I truly hope others Spanish learners are able to experience Consuelo as their teacher in the future.