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Maria B.

I love to teach as I love to learn

I love to teach as I love to learn

$40/hour

  • 1,106 hours tutoring

About Maria


Bio

I am a Colombia native and fluent Spanish speaker. I hold a bachelor’s degree in social science from el Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, a public institution dedicated to preparing teachers to serve in the education system, and I am certified by Pontificia Universidad Javeriana as a specialist in teaching history.

I taught social science to high school students at Gimnasio Santa Anna, a highly regarded private school in Bógota, Colombia, for four years. For two years, I also taught research...

I am a Colombia native and fluent Spanish speaker. I hold a bachelor’s degree in social science from el Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, a public institution dedicated to preparing teachers to serve in the education system, and I am certified by Pontificia Universidad Javeriana as a specialist in teaching history.

I taught social science to high school students at Gimnasio Santa Anna, a highly regarded private school in Bógota, Colombia, for four years. For two years, I also taught research methodology to adults in the continuing education department at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, one of the most prestigious private universities in Colombia.

In addition, I worked in the syllabus department at Gimnasio Santa Anna, where I had the opportunity to assist the Colombian Ministry of National Education by creating social science questions for a new, national testing program. Passing the test was a prerequisite for high school seniors to be eligible for college. The program is sponsored by el Instituto Colombiano para el Fomento de la Educación Superior (ICFES), a division of the Colombia Ministry of National Education.

At Pontificia Universidad Javeriana I guided graduate students in their research and in writing their thesis. I taught classes on the main campus in Bógota and at the university’s satellite campuses throughout the country. I also worked one on one with students after class.

In 2000, I moved to the United States to study English and learn about the culture here. I graduated from an English as a Second Language program and I obtained a General Studies Degree at Northern Virginia Community College and I am currently taking undergraduate courses in preparation for pursuing a master’s degree in education. Also, I volunteered at Christ The Redeemer Catholic Church where I taught catechism to fifth grade students in Spanish.

My knowledge, dedication and responsibility for what I do will help students to focus and achieve their goals.


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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish

History

World History

Homeschool

Spanish

Language

Spanish

Most Popular

Spanish

Summer

Spanish

Examples of Expertise


Maria has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (326 ratings)
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Reviews


Great Spanish tutor! Knowledgeable and patient!

Maria is wonderful! My son has been taking Spanish lessons with Maria for the past 7 months. He always praises her knowledge, patience, and kindness. He made a lot of progress and wants to continue learning Spanish long term. Highly recommend!!!

Maria, 42 lessons with Maria

Great Spanish tutor! Knowledgeable and patient!

Maria is wonderful! My son has been taking Spanish lessons with Maria for the past 7 months. He always praises her knowledge, patience, and kindness. He made a lot of progress and wants to continue learning Spanish long term. Highly recommend!!!

Maria, 42 lessons with Maria

Great tutor!

Helped me with an essay very quickly! Gave suggestions on both grammar and content. She is a kind tutor with attention to detail. I recommend working with Maria.

Natalie, 1 lesson with Maria

Confidence builder

Maria was supportive and knew just how to connect with my daughter. She was just what my daughter needed to get her confidence back we will be scheduling another session soon.

George, 1 lesson with Maria

Knowlegable and patient tutor

Maria had me explain what I use my Spanish for and what kind of help I need. Then she moved at a really fast pace, which she understood that I need at the level I'm at. She won't let me be lazy with my Spanish, and that way I will learn.

Anna, 36 lessons with Maria

Excellent tutor

Maria has really connected with my son and is the first tutor we found who is focused on what he needs to get and maintain an A in his FCPS classes. This has been a great experience so far and we are very satisfied!

Scott, 28 lessons with Maria

Lessons in action

I very much enjoy practicing Spanish out in the open within everyday conversations and flexing that muscle. Maria is patient and very understanding about my skill level.

Regina, 7 lessons with Maria

Patient, Friendly Tutor

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! I met with Maria several times for help with my Spanish. I have to say, this is one of those times when you wish you could give more than five stars. From day one, Maria was patient, friendly, and a great teacher. She quickly assessed my skill level and tailored our sessions accordingly, highlighting areas for me to focus on and giving me plenty of helpful exercises. Within our first few classes, my Spanish speaking and listening, as well as my confidence, had already improved noticeably. It was a real pleasure working with Maria and getting to know her. I would absolutely recommend her for your Spanish tutoring needs, no matter your age or experience in Spanish. Muchas gracias, Maria!

Tyler, 13 lessons with Maria

Very good

Maria is a very good tutor and has a nice workable road map for students who want to learn Spanish. She is very organized and good at explaining the lesson. I would highly recommend her for motivated students.

Brian, 85 lessons with Maria
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$40/hour

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Response time: 10 hours