About Marcus Santamaria
My name is Marcus Santamaria. That’s me in the picture. When I moved to a Spanish speaking country, I didn’t speak a word of Spanish! I was recently married and I was desperate to speak to my new wife’s family and friends.
But I had another motivation, too…
As an English teacher, I absolutely needed to learn the language so that I didn’t feel like a fraud! I mean, how could I possibly teach English as a second language when I didn’t even know one myself?
My shame drove me to search endlessly for a better way of learning and teaching. Believe me, learning Spanish was not easy for me…I struggled! Eventually I discovered what I had suspected all along: the problem was not me, but the methods I was using.
Once I discovered what’s really important for communication, (you’ll be amazed at how much of what is normally taught actually gets in the way of communication) and how to best use the mind for rapid learning, I became fluent in Spanish and very successful at teaching, too!
I am now a very successful language teacher. But the main reason I have a lot to offer you as a Spanish teacher is simply this: I have been where you are now. If you have ever had a tough time learning a language, Synergy Spanish can help – and I’m here for you, too!