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Maria B.

I love to teach as I love to learn

I love to teach as I love to learn

$50/hour

  • 1,275 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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Reviews


Great teacher!

I take IB Spanish and was very unprepared at the start of the year. I get mostly A’s and B’s and seeing a C in the first quarter for Spanish really ruined my confidence. However, I decided to get a tutor and it was the best decision ever! Maria is very kind and patient and was willing to work with me to better my Spanish. I got a 92 on my final speaking and an 88 on my Spanish essay! If you told me that in the first quarter, I would probably laugh. Anyways, Maria was a great tutor and I look forward to continue working with her for senior year. Gracias!

Farah, 29 lessons with Maria
Tutor responded:

Hello Farah, thank you, I am very happy to know that you achieved your purpose, I know that your brightness, dedication and determination led you to do an excellent job,

Outstanding Teacher

She understands that each student learns differently and has different needs. She is able to pin point a student’s weaknesses and develop classes to improve their weaknesses.

Hammad, 57 lessons with Maria
Tutor responded:

Thank you Hammad, I know that you have advanced in your Spanish learning process and that you enjoy acquiring new knowledge. Also, you are using everything you have learned in your field of work, it is excellent.

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, 66 lessons with Maria
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Maria, I have seen the work and progress your son has had in each class. This is very motivating for me every time we hold a class. So, I really like having him as one of my students.

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, 66 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
Tutor responded:

Hello Natalie, I am glad to know that the work was done in a way that you managed to unite your ideas and express them clearly. I know that the methodology used will help you for your next essays. Success in your studies.

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
Tutor responded:

Thank you, George.

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
Tutor responded:

Hi Anna, thank you. I am very happy to have had you as my student, I know you are a teacher, so your students will be happy to communicate with you in Spanish.

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
Tutor responded:

Hola Regina, thank you. I really enjoy working with you, I know you did an excellent job.

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Maria B.

$50/hour

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Response time: 40 minutes