I love nature and wonderful places to relax and enjoy the scenery. My passion is reading so that I can learn more and more. I have an advanced level of English to be able to communicate with my students to help them learn Spanish. I love being a Spanish instructor and I teach with patience and dedication to all my students. I am flexible with my instructional techniques. My favorite hobby is swimming and cooking a good dish of Guatemalan cuisine. I enjoy teaching Spanish lessons!

Spanish Coach Yesenia Mateu

¡Bienvenido! Welcome!

 ¡Hola! ¡Bienvenido a Antigua, Guatemala! Mi nombre es Yesenia y soy profesora de español en línea. En mi tiempo libre disfruto estar al aire libre con la naturaleza. Me encanta enseñar español porque disfruto el tiempo conociendo personas, hablando con ella y enseñándoles nuestra lengua, también disfruto el tiempo cocinando y leyendo libros. ¡Bienvenidos!

Hello! Welcome to Antigua, Guatemala! My name is Yesenia and I am an online Spanish teacher. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors with nature. I love teaching Spanish because I enjoy meeting people, talking to them and teaching them our language, I also enjoy cooking and reading books. Welcome!

Teaching Style

I enjoy teaching a wide range of students with varying levels of familiarity with Spanish. Each student offers a new opportunity to further develop my teaching skills. I have considerable experience teaching professionals from multiple health disciplines, as well as business executives, university professors, police officers, firefighters, and middle and high school students. 

I customize my teaching to the specific interests, skill level, and learning style of each student. To make Spanish lessons exciting and personally meaningful, I draw on themes from popular literature, recent films and videos, music, as well as sports, religion, and cooking. 

Online Spanish Coach Yesenia Mateu

What do people say about Yesenia?

Yesenia encourages me to hang in there and keep trying. No teacher has ever encouraged me this way. As long as Yesenia stands behind me and continues to work with me, I am confident that some day I will master Spanish."
Tom S.
With Yesenia’s patient and kind instruction, I have gone from a complete beginner to comfortable engaging with native speakers. Wow!”
Rick A.

Professional Credentials

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certificate: Medical Spanish for Foreign Students, PROBIGUA
  • Conferences: “Excelencia en el Mundo Maya,” “La Calidad Soy Yo” – Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo INGUAT
  • Certification: Techniques for Teaching Spanish as a Second Language for Foreign Students, Ixchel Spanish Academy

education background

  • BA: Teaching Spanish Language and Literature (Secondary Education), Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
  • BA: Teaching Spanish as a Second Language for Foreign Students, Universidad Rafael Landivar

Professional Experience

  • Online Spanish Coach – Pronto Spanish (2022 – Present)
  • Online Spanish Tutor – Speak Shop (2006-2021)
  • Spanish as a Second Language Instructor –  PROBIGUA Language Academy (2001 – 2008)
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