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Maria B.

Reston, VA

$35/hour

I love to teach as I love to learn

5.0 average from 48 ratings
Amazing tutor
— Susan, Reston, VA on 9/14/16

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About Maria

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 at Northern Virginia Community College and am currently taking undergraduate courses in preparation for pursuing a master’s degree in education. Also, I volunteer at Christ The Redeemer Catholic Church where I teach 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.
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 Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Reston, VA 20190
Background Check: Passed

"Amazing tutor"

- Susan, Reston, VA on 9/14/16
Maria replied on 9/15/2016

Thanks C. I am happy you feel confident to get what is there for you. You are creative, determined, curious and bright. So keep going.

"Excellent tutor!"

- Jeff, Washington, DC on 10/10/16

"Very committed"

- Ivelisse, Rockville, MD on 4/17/16

"Maria is an excellent tutor"

- Jack, Falls Church, VA on 11/18/15
Language:
Spanish
History:
World History

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Amazing tutor — I needed help in learning Spanish in order to prepare for the upcoming school year, since Spanish is usually my worst subject. Maria helped me practice my listening and speaking, as well as my reading and writing, which are the main skills assessed in my course. Thanks to her, I've now started this course with more confidence and much more skill. She's very patient and also clearly knew exactly wh ...

— Susan, Reston, VA on 9/14/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Maria will travel within 3 miles of Reston, VA 20190.