Shai Hayo - Spanish Teacher

Shai Hayo - Spanish Teacher

5.0 (2)
1 employee
32 years in business

About this pro

I have been a Spanish teacher for over a decade, and I have taught in public and private schools as well as at the post secondary level, teaching Spanish 1-Spanish 5 AP. I also have worked as a private tutor, bi-lingual sales consultant, and have administered a bilingual business for almost 20 years. I carry a BA in Latin American Studies/Anthropology from Macalester College, a MAed from Hamline University and I also carry a K-12 State of MN Teaching License.

In short, it is just fulfilling to me to help a student engage their one learning process and learn how to "love learning" - it is also very rewarding to see a student set a goal for themselves, to then acheive that goal.

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Maplewood, MN 55117
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2 Reviews


  • Erik Schee

    Shai Hayo has been an extremely helpful teacher for the past 3 years of my Spanish learning journey. Since I started taking weekly lessons with Shai my comprehension, fluency and Spanish conversational skills have gotten much better! There is so much value in having a teacher to converse with one on one while learning Spanish and Shai has been nothing but awesome throughout the whole process of learning a new language.

  • Louise Houde

    Shai is very knowledgable and easy to learn from. He has a deep understanding of Spanish and was able to explain things to me about Spanish grammar that I was not able to completely internalize in previous Spanish classes I have taken. Also, he is really friendly and fun to talk to, which made it even better!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

With a new student, I usually contact them ahead of time to find out what material/content that the student is working on, as well as their goals. This helps me prepare a plan for our first meeting, where after I learn a bit more about them and their learning style, we create a plan together.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have about 20 years teaching experience, and carrey a Masters' degree in education, as well I am licenced in the State of MN.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Typical pricing is $50/hour if there is a commute involved, $40/hour if via Skype or FaceTime.

How did you get started teaching?

I actually starting teaching music first (Spanish came later).

Having been a drummer trained in traditional drumming styles of the Spanish speaking Caribbean - once I acheived a certain level of knowledge I was called upon to teach.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with ALL kinds of students, and help ANYONE learn!

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A recent event that I am fond of was my Salsa band performing at Orchestra Hall for the International Day of Music - that was lots of fun!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find someone who is experienced and meet with them one time to see if you can relate to them before you commit to working with them.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are my goals?

What are my strenghs and weaknesses in the Spanish language?

Wha confuses me? What comes easily?

Am I willing to put in the work to be successfull?

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