I am a native Spanish speaker from Madrid, Spain. I have a passion for teaching my native tongue in all its intricacies and cultural varieties. My experience includes tutoring classes and individuals in corporate, school, community, and group settings.
I have taught classes of middle school and high school students, and younger children. Therefore, I am ready to discuss teaching larger groups of students if desired.
I teach students of all fluency levels. Many of my students prefer learning through conversational Spanish, but I also teach by using a more structured format depending on the needs and preferences of my students. In all cases, I strive to make my classes interactive and fun. Please contact me if you have an interest in learning Spanish or in improving on your current Spanish knowledge. I am a native Spanish speaker from Madrid, Spain. I have a passion for teaching my native tongue in all its intricacies and cultural varieties. My experience includes tutoring classes and individuals in corporate, school, community, and group settings.
I have taught classes of middle school and high school students, and younger
I really, really enjoyed being tutored in Spanish by Ms. Maria while I was home from college during my summer break! She is very attentive, personable, patient, and always making sure you are grasping what she's teaching. She listened and often asked for my input concerning the tutoring sessions and what I wanted to get out of our session, and then was willing to customize her lessons for me. I don't mean to sound trite, but I really do look forward to our sessions every week and for the first time in my student career, I am having fun learning this language!
Me gusto mucho trabajar con María. Ella está muy patiente y me ayudó con las reglas gramáticas yo quiere practicar. Gracias!
I enjoyed working with Maria very much. She was very patient and helped me with the grammar rules I needed to practice. Thanks!
Maria es una excelente maestra. Ella es paciente y amable.
Hablamos de muchas cosas. Las lecciones son divertidas e interesantes.
Estaras muy feliz de estudiar con Maria.
(Maria is an excellent teacher. She is patient and kind.
We talked about many things. The lessons are fun and interesting.
You will be very happy to study with Maria.)
I liked individualized attention and her passion to teach. She was patient and helpful. She quickly corrected and explained any words that I did not say properly.
Muchas gracias Junetta. I really enjoy the Spanish class with you. I am sure you will learn how to speak Spanish in a very short term!
I had my first lesson with Señora Maria A On March 3rd. I am very pleased. She was well organized and had a clear plan for the hour. She was very interested in my goals, what was most important for me to learn (grammar, conversation, etc), how I learned best (total immersion, gradual immersion, etc) etc. It seems that she was developing a student profile. She sent me a beginners quiz well before the lesson which we used during the lesson, I was very impressed with how she was effortlessly guiding me. Her voice projection was clear, the Spanish pronunciations were easy to understand and the chalk board notes were relevant to the learning. I plan on continuing lessons with Señora Maria A.
Muchas gracias Aroon. You are a motivated student, and work hard. I am confident that you will be speaking Spanish very soon. I am looking forward to the Spanish class.
The good thing about Maria is that she speaks very clearly and surely over time will help me soften my American accent ..... so that people understand me better!
Lo bueno de María es que habla con mucha claridad y seguramente con el tiempo me va a ayudar a suavizar mi acento americano..... para que la gente me entienda mejor!
Gracias Mateo. Tu acento va mejorando, tanto como tu vocabulario. Confío en que sigas mejorando tu español. Nuestras clases son muy amenas.
Thank you Mateo. Your accent is improving, as well as your vocabulary. I hope you continue to improve your Spanish. Our classes are very enjoyable.
The reason that I initially selected Maria was based on the fact that she is from Spain and speaks Castilian Spanish. As a child, I used to live in Spain, so I wanted to become reacquainted with Spanish customs and culture.
The thing that I like most about Maria is the fact that my lessons are progressive. My current skillset is assessed, then subsequent lessons are structured to accommodate my desired skill level. In addition, she mixes up the material. On any given day, the material could reference Spanish movies, literature, music, or history, so the material isn't rote and repetitive.
The other thing that I like about Maria is the fact that she is somewhat flexible when it comes to scheduling class. I work full time, and live about 2 hours from class. She is able to accommodate my work schedule.
All in all, I highly recommend Maria as a tutor!
Gracias Carmen. Después de todos estos años, he de decir que tu español es muy bueno y que trabajas muy duro. Me enorgullece tenerte como estudiante ¡ya veterana!
Thank you Carmen. After all these years, I have to say that your Spanish is very good and that you work very hard. I am proud to have you as a student and a veteran!
Maria is fun, knowledgeable and helpful. The lessons are enjoyable. I am planning to continue lessons with her for a while!
Thank you. Your daughter is really nice, and she learned a lot of Spanish. I hope she continues improving it. Gracias.
I had my first lesson with Maria and I was very pleased. I am a fairly fluent Spanish speaker with the goal to refresh my skills. Maria quickly adjusted to my level of learning and guided me to undo a few bad habits and learn new vocabulary, I found it very informative and I really enjoyed Maria's energy and enthusiasm.
Muchas gracias Lynne. I hope this class helped you to communicate with your employees, and other Spanish speakers, which was your goal. I enjoyed this class.
My daughter had a huge amount of work to do in a short period of time, Maria has been reliable, efficient, patient, and has done an excellent job teaching the material so that my daughter feels comfortable while learning difficult assignments even within a short time frame. We highly recommend Maria!
It was a challenge, however, you learned a lot and worked very hard to reach your goal. Muchas gracias.
Maria is helping my daughter gain a deeper understanding of the Spanish she has learned in high school and is helping her to speak in Spanish with greater ease.
Señora Maria has been an excellent tutor for my son, who is in Middle School. She customizes her lessons to my son’s learning needs, and she is kind, patient, and outgoing! Señora Maria is a great tutor for children because she can relate to them and make learning exciting! She makes learning interesting by discussing topics of interest to kids, such as sports and kids’ activities! My son has learned so much over the past several months with Señora Maria’s help!!! I would definitely recommend her to students of all ages!
Muchas gracias Kresta. Your son is adorable. He learned and improved his Spanish. I hope he can practice all the grammatical concepts we learned in class, besides the cultural notes.
My son is so excited and feels like he already understands more than he did during the school year! He struggled during a large class but loved the one on one attention.
Thanks. Your son worked hard, and he improved his Spanish.
I've been working with Maria for about 4 months now and have made a lot of progress in my Spanish comprehension and speaking. She's been very flexible with lesson plans: adjusting what we focus on to my business and my weaknesses in the language. I'd highly recommend her if you have had some Spanish experience and are looking to get back into the language!
Gracias. Aprendiste mucho en clase. También trabajaste duro, aún sabiendo que tu trabajo no te dejaba mucho tiempo. ¡No pierdas todo lo que aprendiste conmigo y sigue practicando el español!
Thank you. You learned a lot in class. You also worked hard, even knowing that your work did not leave you much time. Do not lose everything you learned with me and keep practicing Spanish!
I have only had a few lessons with Maria, but am hooked! The lessons are very specialized ranging from good fundamentals in grammar, phrases, culture, etc. to a focus on business terminology and conversation (where more formal phrases, etc. are used).
It was difficult to find a language tutor from Spain with the accent I wanted and I was so lucky to find one in Baltimore!
Maria is excellent and I can't say enough positive things about my lessons.
Muchas gracias Meredeth. Aprendiste mucho en clase y trabajaste muy duro. Espero que esto te ayude en Florida y en tus viajes a Latinoamerica. Sigue practicando.
Thank you very much Meredeth. You learned a lot in class and you worked very hard. I hope this helps you in Florida and your trips to Latin America. Keep practicing.
Maria travelled quite some distance to teach our after-school Spanish program. She was always on time, despite the inconvenient start time and traffic. This was the first time that our school offered such a course and we quickly figured out that the kids this age are pretty worn out by the end of the school day. But Maria hung in there and worked with them even though they were fidgety and distracted. Although it didn't seem like it at the time, the kids learned a lot of vocabulary. They were delighted to receive Spanish names, play bingo and duck-duck-goose with Spanish words. Thanks Maria.
Thank you Ms. China. It was a great challenge, but I really enjoy it, and the kids learned a lot. These kids were amazing! I will miss you niños.
Maria has done a fantastic job tutoring my son. She is very patient with him and creates an enthusiastic atmosphere for him to learn in. He is becoming more comfortable with the language and has been participating in class more often.
I highly recommend Ms. Maria. Classes are personalized and tailored to my specific needs and progress. On the first day, she asked what my expectations are and ways through which I prefer to learn Spanish. I have fun each class, and time flies. Not only do I learn about grammar and pronunciation, but also Spanish culture and cuisine. Ms. Maria connects well with her students. I have no reservations in recommending her.
Gracias Caressa. Espero que sigas practicando todo lo que aprendiste en mi clase, sobre todo, en tu trabajo. No lo olvides.
Maria is a great tutor. She can teach a group with different backgrounds and proficiency levels. Maria has a very balanced approach that includes new vocabulary, grammar, fun exercises, differences between Latin America's Spanish and Spain Spanish. I look forward to every class!
Works well with kids and is very patient! She has a great command of the Spanish language and will certainly help with language comprehension!
As a lifetime teacher I know a good teacher. Maria is always pleasant engaged and prepared. I look forward to every class.
Sam, muchas gracias. Estuviste mucho tiempo practicando conmigo y espero que siga asi. Nuesgtras clases fueron muy a menas y nos lo pasamos muy bien, al mismo tiempo que aprendiamos.
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I provide conversational learning and language optimization with a native Spanish-speaker from Madrid (Spain). Let's have fun learning Spanish, the fastest growing second language in the United States. All skills levels are very welcome!