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Martha G.

Rockville, MD

$50/hour

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5.0 average from 5 ratings
Well Informed, knowledgeable and very patient
— Valerie, Kensington, MD on 2/7/16

$50/Hour


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About Martha

First, I would be very happy to introduce my self. I was born and raised in Colombia, a country where everybody speaks Spanish. My first language is Spanish, the second one is English, the third French. As a mother of three children, I wanted them to learn a new language so I taught them English. Later on I taught English in an elementary school.
In Colombia, I used to work for an international company where many of the onsite workers spoke English and wanted to learn Spanish. I started tutoring them and after a year they improved profoundly their vocabulary, grammar and conversation skills.

I have a double major in Economics and Modern languages from Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame, Indiana).

Learning a new language like Spanish requires that the students learn many skills all at the same time: good pronunciation, vocabulary, and usually multiple concepts from grammar. It is important not to fall behind with grammar, and this is where I can be helpful. Personalized teaching helps students understand each concept well enough, so that it would look simple after a few tutoring sessions.
Some students could feel overwhelmed with all the homework they are required in school. As a Spanish tutor I will put things in perspective. I would help students build a good memorization system to obtain a rich vocabulary.

We can start from using the reading comprehension and grammar-translation of text, then I will talk in class and see how much students understand of the oral method, trying to use realistic every day situations. We will use the iPhone, computer, and iPad to learn to send messages in Spanish and to analyse them. After a few tutoring sessions I will find out what the method they enjoy the most is and make them love the class.

I am a conscientious person who works hard and pays attention to detail. I'm flexible, and eager to teach Spanish. I also have lots of ideas and enthusiasm. I am very sociable and I enjoy being with people around me.

Learning Spanish is fun and interesting. Today it is very important to learn more than one language. It is fun to put your heart and mind into learning new things. We will learn new stories, new words, new expressions. You will give me ideas of what you want to accomplish with this new language and I will be happy to help you.
First, I would be very happy to introduce my self. I was born and raised in Colombia, a country where everybody speaks Spanish. My first language is Spanish, the second one is English, the third French. As a mother of three children, I wanted them to learn a new language so I taught them English. Later on I taught English in an elementary school. Read more

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Travels within 20 miles of Rockville, MD 20850

"Well Informed, knowledgeable and very patient"

- Valerie, Kensington, MD on 2/7/16
Language:
Spanish

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Spanish

I have a BA in economics and Modern languages.

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Economics

Education

B/A (Economics)

Well Informed, knowledgeable and very patient

I engaged Martha for conversation w/my husband who suffered a stroke 2 yrs. ago. I felt that conversational Spanish, which is one of 3 languages he spoke, would exercise his mind. Martha did a very good job anticipating his needs given his condition and helped him to remember and use this language again.

— Valerie, Kensington, MD on 2/7/16

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Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

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Martha will travel within 20 miles of Rockville, MD 20850.