I came across Judith's website by chance, when a different teacher gave me one of the worksheets from Judith's website. When I took a look at the website I was so impressed at the materials provided (for anyone to access), that I decided to book a course of lessons there and then. Honestly it was the best decision ever. Judith is a brilliant tutor and has taken me from being a struggling speaker of spanish to someone who can converse in spanish for the entire hour of every lesson. The best thing of all for me is that somehow, Judith has got me to the point where I now unconciously think in spanish, instead of trying to translate everything in my head. If you are reading this, I guess you are thinking of taking some spanish lessons. Do what I did, stop thinking about it, take action and try some lessons with Judith, you won't be sorry.
Judith is an experienced, thoughtful, fun and well-informed teacher of the Spanish language. She is accessible and responsive to the student’s needs. Her enthusiasm encourages one to learn.
Judith creates lessons that are level appropriate and individually tailored to each student’s interests. She provides students with varied circumstances for language acquisition. Class sessions include speaking, listening, reading and writing. Homework assignments also include valuable use of the internet.
I am grateful to have the opportunity to study Spanish with Judith. She is definitely assisting me in my Spanish language comprehension and communication.
Gwen G. Long Beach, CA
Judit Porto is an exceptional Spanish teacher who has worked with my son, Thomas for two years now. He just graduated eighth grade and received a Spanish Certificate (only 5 given). Judit worked to help him complete assignments, projects, and with his pronunciation for oral quizzes and tests. Thomas received an “A” in Spanish 1-2 as an English speaker. Judit is extremely patient, competent, and caring.
Michelle A. Long Beach, CA
J’ai commencé les cours via Skype avec Judith il y a quelques mois et j’en suis très satisfaite. Non seulement l’enseignement est riche, structuré et pratique (il suffit d’une connexion internet !) mais surtout Judith a su adapter ses cours en fonction de mon niveau et de mes attentes. Chaque semaine je la retrouve pour 1 heure intensive d’espagnol pour mon plus grand plaisir !
Caroline G. France
I am moving to Spain soon and I am very happy to find a tutor/teacher/mentor like Judith. Her prices are very reasonable and the convenience of using Skype makes it so much easier to learn without having to drive somewhere. She quickly assessed my skill level and worked up a plan to improve my knowledge and skill level quickly. She has many techniques for teaching and was very good at finding what works for me. I am impressed with her learning resources speaking, reading, writing, websites, videos, resources from other countries, groups to join, publications, and more.
Soon after I started with her I was surprised that I was able to get through an entire hour lesson speaking little or no English at all. She challenges me with the intensity I like. I look forward to each lesson because I enjoy noticeable improvement in my skill level and confidence. I take advantage of the 10 lesson package, it’s convenient and I spend all my time learning and practicing Spanish! I have been learning from Judith for several months now and plan to continue far into the future, even after I move to Spain continuing to use Skype! I highly recommend her! ¡A mí me encanta aprender español!
Mason M. California
Judith is an amazing, kind and knowledgable teacher who worked closely with my son to prepare him to return to a rigorous Spanish program. She is dedicated and extremely dependable and we are so glad to have had the opportunity to work with her.
Tamara R. Florida
During May 2012, Judith prepared me for the DELE exam, a Spanish fluency test administered by the Spanish government. At each meeting she was professional, well prepared and extremely organized. Something unique about Judith is that she is very up-to-date on the best resources for learning Spanish (websites, TV shows, radio programs, etc) and on the new rules of Spanish set forth by the Real Academia Española. She is constantly updating her website with new material for the benefit of her students. In addition, Judith really cares about her students and their success in the Spanish language. Judith is also very flexible and accommodating both to your schedule and to your level of Spanish.
Even though I have finished the exam, I plan to continue weekly lessons with Judith on Skype, as I am moving away to get a Master's degree. I'm glad I have the option to continue the classes!
Brianna L. California
I had my first lessons with Judith in the summer of 2008 at a language school in Coruña, Spain. We began with grammar lesson and finished with Spanish conversation, where we discussed topical interests like politics, fashion and the arts.
I was impressed by her enthusiastic style of teaching. She not only explained grammar and vocabulary, but also gave us students an introduction to Galician history and traditions. By the way: within three weeks I got some idea of Spanish cinema and literature.
Thanks to Judith, my stay at the school in Coruña still remains in my mind as a really excellent time!
Klaudia A. Germany
Judith is a fantastic Spanish teacher; she made learning interesting by using my personal interests to teach the Spanish language. She provided a good mix of Spanish grammar and conversation. Her warm personality helped create a relaxed and enjoyable learning environment and without her help I would never have been able to marry my Spanish wife!
I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone as a Spanish teacher!
Chris P. England
Judith is a really patient teacher with very good pedagogical skills. She always explained things in a way I could understand and she was brutally honest when I screwed up. She has long experience in teaching together with a great sense of humor. Highly recommended if you want to learn the true native Spanish language, both written and spoken.
Raymond R. Norway
Judith was my Spanish teacher in Coruña (Galicia) for a month in 2007. Judith is professional, very good at teaching, up to date on teaching methods and the world, and not the least a very nice person. We travelled together, and she showed me Galicia, a green and beautiful part of Spain so filled with history. She’s definitely one of the best Spanish teachers I’ve had, and I’ve learned Spanish for some years now! Line G. Norway
I went to Barcelona for a long weekend with a friend last year and was treated like a native Spaniard. You see, I had been taking Spanish lessons from Judith for some time. The difference between that Barcelona visit and previous visits was that Judith had progressed me from tourist Spanish to fluently, grammatically correct Spanish.
Judith's style of tutoring is great, she is easy to converse with, witty with a great sense of humour. I still live in Ireland and I can now resume online Spanish lessons with Judith.