University of Texas, Austin

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR:

SPANISH 601D, [FIRST YEAR SPANISH] FALL 2021

​   Overall TA Rating X/5

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SPANISH 314, [SPANISH CONVERSATION & CULTURE] SUMMER 2021

​   Overall TA Rating 4.9/5

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UGS 303, [CULTURAL ISSUES WITH LATINAMERICA] SPRING 2021

​   Overall TA Rating X/5

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SPANISH 604, [ACC BEG SPANISH FOR HERITAGE LEARNERS] FALL 2020

​   Overall Instructor Rating 4.3/5

  • Profesor Luis is extemely nice and understanding. Spanish was my first language but something I struggled to practice as I continued my education. This class did a wonderful job at outlining parts of the language. It definetly aided my reading, writing, and speaking skills. My mother has even noted that I speak the dialect better now. As a whole the professor is empathetic and caring for his students. Glad I took him!

  • The most effective aspect of my learning experience was working on the book activities together as a class, it helped me better understand Spanish grammar.

  • Absolutely loved this course, professor was amazing, would take more classes with him!

SPANISH 611D, [SECOND YEAR SPANISH] SUMMER 2020

​​   Overall Instructor Rating 4.6/5

  • I thought this course was extremely helpful in the way it encourages students to actively use Spanish in their day-to-day life. This course sure tuned my ear into understanding native speakers better and ability to communicate at an academic level. Although this course is online, somehow I was able to befriend several students and make great connections. This course is indeed a handful that requires lots of time and commitment, but in the end, it has all deemed worth it. Loved the professor!

  • Luis is a great instructor with a huge passion for learning. This class was very fast-paced, but Luis did his best to encourage us with positivity. I was very concerned about the course load at first, but it ended up being achievable.

  • Luis you were the best. Even with the course being online, every class contained so much life and interaction that as a student w [...], I appreciated so much. The constant talking and popcorn picking helped a lot as well as the breakout rooms to work w others. Thank you!

  • The course was understandable fast paced (an entire semester in a couple of weeks), but Luis made it fun and fruitful. I looked forward to attending class, and he always made sure to boost our morals when we were exhausted after a long day of work, telling us how proud of he is. I couldn't have asked for a better professor!

  • The instructor was very helpful with all assignments throughout the course and was always excited to teach us.

  • The heavy workload of this class would've been unbearable if the instructors weren't so good. The textbook itself is too many activities and not enough pages to refer to that have the actual grammar rules and tools to use. Luis was amazing, his instructions were clear and he kept the class in high spirits.

  • Luis and Rapha were both super helpful and knowledgeable instructors.

  • Luis and Rafa were both great! My work was always graded quickly, fairly and thorough explanations were always available through them both.

  • Thankful to have had another amazing Spanish teacher here at UT. A lot of people complain about the teachers they've had, but all of my Spanish teachers have been amazing.

  • Best professor ever, learned so much

  • Luis was a very great professor who improved my Spanish skills by a lot. His classes were engaging and insightful, and he maintained high energy which encouraged us to stay engaged. His writing assignments were very enjoyable for me because they enlightened me on cultural affairs.

SPANISH 604, [ACC BEG SPANISH FOR HERITAGE LEARNERS] SPRING 2020

​   Overall Instructor Rating 4.9/5

  • This class was hands down my favorite class I've taken at UT. Luis is passionate, knowledgable, and kind. It has been an absolute pleasure to have been his student this spring and I hope he finds work at an institution that allows for his growth andvalues his input unlike what I have seen from the UT Spanish department.

  • Great Teacher, highly recommend, was always enthusiastic and enjoyed coming to class.

  • Thank you for a great semester. I was a pleasure having you as my instructor.

  • I feel that when we were in the classroom I was learning to speak a lot better and felt comfortable trying to say sentences even though they weren't always right. The biggest challenge was coming home as well as the workload. When coming home it was a big environmental change and affected me greatly. The assignments were also many pages for 2 nights which I understand but it still put a strain on me. However, throughout the entire thing, I appreciated that Luis was still there helping us along. He never gave up on us and was dedicated to teaching us the best that he could. He made the course seem less intimidating and made it more fun especially for someone like me who was insecure about not speaking the language at first.

  • This class was really amazing. I truly felt like it was a heritage course because it was more advanced than the regular Spanish sequence and it involved a huge amount of subject matter which covered culture and latinidad. I would recommend this course to any student who has grown up in a Spanish speaking household! My Spanish grammar and writing skills have seen a lot of improvement.

  • This course was particularly challenging because my Spanish was very broken and I was not familiar with a lot of the grammar rules we learned. However, I noticed my Spanish getting better throughout the semester and noticed that I was able to understand more and more. I am very glad I took this course because it has not only improved my Spanish but taught me about Spanish culture. Luis was an excellent and very understanding instructor. I would definitely recommend others to take this course with him.

SPANISH 611D, [SECOND YEAR SPANISH] FALL 2019

​​   Overall Instructor Rating 4.2/5

  • Luis was fantastic-he really listened to our class and re-explained certain concepts until we all understood them. He was encouraging and fun in class.

  • Luis is a good instructor, thoroughly explained grammar & related concepts.

  • ¡Gracias Luis! Yo he disfruto tu entusiasmo, humor y curiosidad por conocimiento. ¡Que te vaya bien!

  • I appreciated and enjoyed in-person class times, especially going over difficult grammar and culture. I appreciated the professor's encouragement.

  • Wonderful encouragement and very supportive environemnt, positive and constructive feedback. Thanks for a great semester! and positive energy for an 8 am 

  • Luis was very thorough in his teaching of the subject. 

  • Best Spanish Instructor I ever had. Hilarious, enjoyed teaching and truly cared about us! Helped us to learn so much, made me want to class. Was very knowledgeable and considerate of student's busy lives. I would take him again in a heart beat! So great, couldnt have done class without him!

  • I found the instructor's teaching style to be very helpful and comforting. 

  • I really liked Luis as an instructor. He was engaging, seemed to care about our well being etc. 

SPANISH 611D, [SECOND YEAR SPANISH] SPRING 2019

​   Overall Instructor Rating 4.6/5

  • You, as the instructor did an amazing job I appreciate it.

  • Loved Luis, hated the structure of the course...Luis was extremely helpful in explaining concepts and encouraged each student. His enthusiasm for the content and the language was very apparent and I am thankful for all I've learned from him:)'

  • I really enjoyed the way you approached teaching the class and your passion for Spanish culture...You made me speak a lot more than my other classes. 

  • Everything with the professor was great. Friendly, helpful, and explained things in a clear and interesting way. 

  • I can't think of anything other than Thanks :)

  • Me gusta mucho Luis!! un profesor fantástico:) 

  • Luis is a great teacher and I wish I could take a class with him again :)

  • Luis is very nice and understanding, has an innovative way of connecting w/ students

  • I liked the course

SPANISH 611D, [SECOND YEAR SPANISH] FALL 2018

​   Overall Instructor Rating 3.9/5

  • Passion for the subject and overall a solid teacher.

  • The instructor was great. Very flexible and adapting to our need which was a great change from other college professors. Genuinely enjoyed this course and looking forward to future Spanish classes.

  • I think this was a very good course. Luis was a good but strict instructor.

  • The instructor provided innovative meaningful ways to engage with the material in class. [...] I did enjoy that class was more practice than lecture though.

  • The instructor was very enthusiastic about teaching; he was approachable and often available before or after class for questions or concerns. For me personally, he was very encouraging and let me know when I did something well. 

TEACHING ASSISTANT:

SPANISH 346, [SOUNDS AND INTONATION] SPRING 2019

No formal student evaluation was conducted for TA.

  • Practicum course (SPN 385T) with Dr. Sandro Sessarego