I had a business need, as well as a personal goal, to improve my Spanish and whilst my wife is Colombian and a fluent Latin Spanish speaker she has been unable to teach me Spanish effectively. I needed an independent tutor.
Cynthia has developed bespoke tutorials to cater for my needs. These ranged from covering the basics and more, specific examples that arise in my professional field, to unlearning bad habits that I had picked up. All the tuition has been on a one to one basis using written and oral teaching styles specific to my needs, requests and interests. Cynthia always greeted me with a smile (and a coffee) in a relaxed and pleasing environment.
Extra tuition from home has been difficult for me due to available time. Cynthia was able to offer a phone based application (app) which was most useful, and enjoyable. I can honestly say that learning Spanish with Cynthia is effective and a pleasure.
I began taking one-to-one Spanish lessons with Cynthia in January 2017. She is a really excellent teacher, managing to tailor classes both to my level of language knowledge and my interests! Her teaching style is warm and engaging, and as a native speaker she has always been able to explain tricky aspects of grammar and help me to hone my pronunciation. Furthermore, she has given me good recommendations for texts, films and TV programmes I can watch to help improve my Spanish in my leisure time. One year on, I am confidently (if not perfectly!) conversing in Spanish! ¡Muchas gracias, Cynthia!
Pere Serra Guàrdia, Técnico de Proyectos de Asil.Cat
Recientemente, Cynthia se ha encargado de traducir del inglés al castellano y revisar varios artículos de una publicación sobre el derecho de asilo y la acogida de personas refugiadas en Europa que hemos publicado en el marco de la Red Asil.cat, organización para la que trabajo. El resultado ha sido excelente y ha desempeñado su trabajo con gran profesionalidad y detalle. Cynthia comprendió perfectamente el lenguaje técnico específico del ámbito de la protección internacional y se adaptó a los plazos de traducción, que eran bastante reducidos. Por todo ello, recomiendo absolutamente a Cynthia para cualquier tipo de traducción, especialmente aquellas que resulten complejas debido a su carácter técnico y por contener lenguaje profesional especializado.
Cynthia’s work is of a very high standard and she was always extremely punctual. More importantly, she has been very flexible to our requirements and workloads which made working with her both easy and enjoyable. Cynthia is highly capable of translating documents for environment sector and her approach has been a huge asset in making the documents simple and understandable for field biologists and laymen alike. I would highly recommend Cynthia’s translation services and we will certainly use her again.
Romina Oliveira, Translation Coordinator at Banana Link
Cynthia is an excellent communicator who has always submitted her work, which is consistently of the highest standard, on a punctual basis. Working with Cynthia is a real pleasure and I would certainly recommend her.
Chris Smith, Freelance Translator/Subtitler
I needed a native Spanish speaker to transcribe some sections of audio for a subtitling project. The deadline was very tight and Cynthia rose to the occasion, all the while being a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her services.
Cynthia Gandeborn worked pro bono, through the On Line Volunteering Service of UNV, to the translation of two different news stories produced by UNHCR. The quality of both translations was excellent and the delivery timely.
I have known Cynthia Gandeborn for 5 years and during this time her translation skills have proved to be invaluable. There have been several occasions when we have relied on her to explain some intricate rules and procedures to our Spanish clients, and Cynthia has managed to help them understand their situation and how best we are able to help them. Without her patience and ability to relate to the client, we would not have been able to assist with their needs.