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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

  • 338 hours tutoring

  • Reston, VA 20190

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...

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.


Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 3 miles of Reston, VA 20190
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/8/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish

History

World History

Homeschool

Spanish

Language

Spanish

Most Popular

Spanish

Summer

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Reviews


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, 24 lessons with Maria

Patient and experienced tutor

I am confident that Maria will help get my daughter back on track with Spanish. She has provided additional material to help address some of her current deficiencies.

Doug, 19 lessons with Maria

Great tutor!

Maria helped my daughter with her conversational Spanish and it is helping already! This was our first meeting and my daughter felt more confident even in the car on the way home. Thanks!

Lesley, 1 lesson with Maria
Tutor responded:

Hi Lesley this is great. Also, it is my goal to help students to learn Spanish and to build self-confidence doing it.

Excellent tutor!

Maria and I met for about two hours today for me to practice speaking, especially the preterit and imperfect tenses. She was patient, knowledgeable, and very helpful. Don't hesitate to contact Maria for help!

Jeff, 1 lesson with Maria
Tutor responded:

Hi Jeff, you have discipline , you have determination and you are bright so you will go far....

Very committed

Maria is currently assisting me with Master level Spanish Literature classes. She is very committed and provides good critiques and ideas to improve the editing of an assignment. In addition, she is familiar with classic and contemporary Latin-American literature.

Ivelisse, 18 lessons with Maria

Maria is an excellent tutor

Maria is an excellent tutor because she stresses the basics of learning a new language and has the capability to adjust her teaching style to meet the needs of the student. During my first two lessons, I have learned to pronounce the letters of the alphabet and the sound of the vowels. I have also learned the conjugation of regular/irregular verbs. Additionally, I began building a vocabulary and reading elementary books. I am looking forward to a rewarding educational experience working with Maria.

Jack, 29 lessons with Maria
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Maria B.

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