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Maria D.

Raleigh, NC


Native Spanish Speaker for Beginner to Advanced Spanish and EOSL

5.0 average from 11 ratings
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— Demi, Midland, GA on 9/9/16

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About Maria

I am a senior at East Carolina University studying Communications with a concentration in Journalism and a double minor in French and Spanish. In the past, both in high school and college, I have helped classmates excel in both English and Spanish. I have worked with non-English speakers who wish to improve English as well as English speakers wishing to learn or improve their Spanish. I love kids and understand their learning process as well. I have been babysitting for eight years, so I am familiar and comfortable with all ages and can accommodate to different circumstances. I am very patient, and know that everyone learns differently, and I will work at your pace, comfort level, and play to your strengths.

Besides the course material I have learned in college, I have also acquired valuable study and productivity skills, tips, and tricks that have allowed me to excel at the university level without high levels of stress. I would love to share those with you, as well! If it's something you are interested in, these essential study skills can be implemented in our lessons so you can apply them to the rest of your curriculum and in your every day.

Spanish is actually my first language! I was born in South America and came to North Carolina when I was seven years old. I quickly learned English, and it was always my strongest subject in school. However, at home and with my family I have continued to speak Spanish, and remain fully fluent in speaking, reading, and writing.

Because of my major, I have had to master writing and the English language. I earned a score of 5 (the highest one can earn), on my AP English exam as well as high scores on both the English and writing portions of the SAT.

Being fluent in two languages these days is vital! It can open so many doors and opportunities. So whether you want to simply sharpen your skills, start from scratch, or overcome specific obstacles, I hope that we can work together. I am confident I can help you not only learn, but master the skills involved in learning, speaking, or writing in either of these languages.
I am a senior at East Carolina University studying Communications with a concentration in Journalism and a double minor in French and Spanish. In the past, both in high Read more

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Travels within 10 miles of Raleigh, NC 27607
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- Demi, Midland, GA on 9/9/16
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I myself learned English as a second language and now speak it fluently. I am a senior at East Carolina University obtaining a B.S. in Communications with a concentration in Journalism. I am also double minoring in Spanish and French. English has always my best subject in school, and I have never earned lower than an A in any language class.


I am a Native Spanish speaker, born and raised in Colombia, and am currently working on a minor in Spanish at East Carolina University.

Study Skills

Through out high school and college I have maintained study skills that have allowed me to maintain a high GPA such as excellent time management and knowing how to maximize my study time. I am always learning new study skills to become the most proficient and stress-free student I can be.

Impressive tutor — Maria has a passion for learning and teaching language. She shared her techniques for simplifying verb conjugation, gender concepts and much more. Her lessons are fun and easily to comprehend. ...

— Demi, Midland, GA on 9/9/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Maria will travel within 10 miles of Raleigh, NC 27607.