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Maria B.

Spanish and English Tutor

Spanish and English Tutor

$60/hour

  • 27 hours tutoring

  • Mills River, NC 28759

About Maria


Bio

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...

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.


Education

State University of New York, Albany, NY
Spanish Literature

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: Please note that the hourly rate is for one student. Each additional student will be charged half that rate, or $30.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 22 miles of Mills River, NC 28759
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/23/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish,

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).
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Reading,

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.
Grammar

English

Reading,

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.
Grammar, Proofreading, Writing

Homeschool

Reading,

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,

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).
Writing

Language

Spanish

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).

Most Popular

Reading,

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,

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).
Writing

Summer

Reading,

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,

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).
Writing

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$60/hour

Maria B.

$60/hour

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