- Before you do anything else, contact your friends and ask for suggestions. Trust me; It will save you a ton of time and worry if you are able to get referred to a highly recommended tutor.
- Contact local public schools: John Fraser Secondary Elementary School; Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School; Lorne Park Secondary School; etc. Often times these institutions will have lists of approved tutors that will allow you to see even if you or your child does not attend these institutions.
- I read another post on this site that recommended you become highly attuned to flyers. That’s great advice. Scour the downtown area for any and all flyers. Pay attention to the ads on your mailbox. There is a very specific reason why I recommend this. From my experience, the majority of the people who post ads around the city are just starting out as tutors. In other words, they need to advertise their services to be able to create a large enough client base. I have also found that these newer tutors generally have the most enthusiasm and passion for teaching. Of course, this is just in my experience, so it obviously won’t hold true for all cases. There is certainly something to be said for an experienced tutor who has been offering Spanish lessons for the past thirty years. All I am saying is that you should not write off the lesser known tutors just because they don’t have the same impressive credentials. I personally believe the most important thing you can do in helping your child (or yourself) become a successful Spanish speaker is become excited and enthusiastic about the subject. Bold, high minded newbies are perfect for that.
Sites to Check Out:
- www.Lrngo.com: Of course, I first recommend you checking out the rest of Lrngo site. Lrngo has the option to search for tutors and language exchange partners by zip code.
- http://www.spanishto.com/corporate-services/business-spanish.php: A Spanish school that is located in Toronto, about 30 minutes away from Downtown Mississauga. They cater to all age levels, from children to business clients.
- http://www.listenandlearnusa.com/spanish/mississauga/: This is one of the few Mississauga-centric sites that can help you get in contact with tutors.
- https://www.findatutor.ca/tutor/list/0/11: Another list of tutors that reside in Mississauga. This site also has lists of tutors for other subjects besides Spanish, if you’re interested.
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