Out of abundance of caution all of our Spanish classes are being conducted live online. We are not offering classes in person for the time being. This is for the protection of both our teachers and students. You can learn more about our Spanish classes live online here.

Our teachers still do not feel comfortable yet meeting in person. Because they make their living teaching, they are scared that meeting in person may make them sick and not be able to teach for a while.

Even if the number of cases drop, the situation is still not stable and we expect choppiness on the way... that is, we expect to have times when it will be unsafe to meet on and off throughout the year. Omicron B4 and B5 variants are on the rise in the US and worldwide.

Despite vaccinations and boosters (protection offered by some of these insufficient or dwindling down faster than others), Covid-19 tests, and mask use, it is still not safe to conduct one-on-one classes in person at this time due to the droplets and aerosol risk of either you or your tutor getting infected over prolonged periods of time talking in front of one another. Wearing a mask also makes it difficult to be able to hear your new language properly.

If you are not willing to have your Spanish classes live online, please DO NOT apply yet.

We do not expect to conduct classes in person until the second semester of 2023 at the earliest as we look to safely address the current shortage of tutors in certain areas, who are willing to have classes in person, the social distance requirements, and the maximum capacity limits of meeting venues.

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Nicolás Canales Peru
Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Nicolas Canales is the founder and head of SpanishBlackbelt language tutoring services. He is currently based in Washington DC. Nicolas holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University and a BA in Accounting summa cum laude from Universidad del Pacifico, a top economic sciences Jesuit school in Peru.

Mr. Canales, a native Spanish speaker from Peru, acquired a strong passion for tutoring since his early days in High School. Back then he tutored several subjects to other students his age while still managing to find time to achieve the highest GPA in his elite high school's history.

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