How do I explain the difference between "ser" and "estar" to an English speaking person?

I am a native Spanish speaker, and a teacher of English. But I am trying to help a friend who is learning Spanish on his own. He struggles when it comes to use "be" in Spanish. I can give him many explanations, but I think it would only confuse him more. A native English speaker who teaches Spanish would... show more I am a native Spanish speaker, and a teacher of English. But I am trying to help a friend who is learning Spanish on his own. He struggles when it comes to use "be" in Spanish. I can give him many explanations, but I think it would only confuse him more. A native English speaker who teaches Spanish would probably give a brief, concise answer, which is what he needs.
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