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Maria B.

Mills River, NC

$60/hour

Spanish and English Tutor

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/23/14
5.0 average from 4 ratings

$60/Hour


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State University of New York, Albany, NY
Spanish Literature

Education

State University of New York, Albany, NY (Spanish Literature)

About Maria

The best way to inform you about my native-speaking abilities in both English and Spanish is to simply tell you my story. I was born in Valdese, NC, to an American father and Panamanian mother. My father met my mother when he was stationed with the U.S. Navy in Panama, the place to where my grandparents and great-grandparents had emigrated from Spain, Colombia, and the Canary Islands. When I was two months old, my parents moved back to Panama and I continued to live there until 1996 when I moved to the United States. As children, my two sisters and I were raised in a bilingual and bicultural home. We were exposed to both my father's American culture as well as my mother's Spanish culture. We spoke Spanish at home and only learned English when we started kindergarten at the U.S. Canal Zone schools in Panama. After becoming an adult, I worked for the U.S. Navy for 20 years in Panama as a civilian and held many jobs, such as administrative assistant, translator/interpreter, executive assistant and protocol officer. Each of these jobs required mastery of both English and Spanish. I also obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Literature from the State University of New York, Albany. After moving to the United States, I have been self-employed working in the translating, interpreting and tutoring fields. The best way to inform you about my native-speaking abilities in both English and Spanish is to simply tell you my story. I was born in Valdese, NC, to an American father and Panamanian mother. My father met my mother when he was stationed with the U.S. Navy in Panama, the place to where my grandparents and great-grandparents had emigrated from Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Please note that the hourly rate is for one student. Each additional student will be charged half that rate, or $30.

Travel Radius
Travels within 22 miles of Mills River, NC 28759
Background Check: Passed
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading,
Writing
Language:
Reading,
Spanish,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Reading

During grades 7-12 of my high school career I was placed in "Enriched English" due to my abilities in reading, vocabulary, grammar, and literature.

I also have a four-year college degree which included studies in proper English grammar and literature at that level.

In my professional career as a civilian with the U.S. Navy, my complete and correct mastery of the English language was vital.

Spanish

I was actually raised in the Republic of Panama in a bilingual and bicultural home. My father was from NC and my mother was from Panama of Spanish descent. In addition to my B.A. in Spanish Literature and Spanish being my first language, I have tutored in the past (from businessmen to middle school students). In my 20-year career working as a civilian for the U.S. Navy in the Republic of Panama, I also performed written translations and interpreting services for U.S. and foreign high-ranking officers (admirals and generals), as well as members of the U.S. and foreign diplomatic corps (including ambassadors and other members of embassy staffs).

State University of New York, Albany, NY
Spanish Literature

Education

State University of New York, Albany, NY (Spanish Literature)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Please note that the hourly rate is for one student. Each additional student will be charged half that rate, or $30.

Travel policy

Maria will travel within 22 miles of Mills River, NC 28759.