Spanish with Doctor Maria. Native speaker
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- Laura S.
Doctor Maria is an amazing professor and has so much knowledge and experience to draw from. In the past, I have tried to learn Spanish on my own or through generic programs and have not stayed interested. Doctor Maria does an excellent job individualizing lessons to how you want to use it in your life! Invest in lessons with Doctor Maria and you won't regret it!Feb 4, 2021Verified
- Richard G.
Maria is an amazing professional. She spent time determining both what I needed and how to most effectively work with me. She knows that I am planning several trips to Spanish speaking countries and she developed customized materials, including audio and video lessons, to help me reach my goals. She also determined that I wanted to learn conversational Spanish, so she developed materials that will enable me to quickly have basic conversations about food, local sites ad the things that I can really use when I meet people. She has a caring demeaner and is very easy to work with. I am sure I will have a much better understanding of Spanish since I started these classes with Maria. Thanks Professora, eres asombrosa!Dec 29, 2020VerifiedSpanish with Doctor Maria. Native speaker's reply
Hola Richard, I am very impressed with your desire and devotion to speak Spanish and communicate when you travel. Keep up with the good work!
- JP H.
I've been extremely pleased with the learning experience offered by "Doctora Maria". She has vast knowledge of Hispanic culture and the many Spanish dialects. Engaging, upbeat, and supportive, I've learned much working with her and am planning to continue my lessons for the foreseeable future. As a native English speaker who learned French while living in Paris, I am studying my third language with this teacher. Try her! You can't go wrong.Dec 26, 2020VerifiedSpanish with Doctor Maria. Native speaker's reply
Hola JP, estoy muy contenta con tu alegría y deseo de aprender español. I love your attitude toward learning about the Hispanic culture and language.
- Mike H.
I really enjoyed my lessons with Maria. She tailored her curriculum to fit my abilities and personalized the learning experience. She took the time to get to know me and we talked, in Spanish, about specific things unique to me that I would likely encounter on my Spanish speaking journey. She challenged me and we worked hard but we also laughed a lot. It was fun, challenging and rewarding.Nov 26, 2020VerifiedSpanish with Doctor Maria. Native speaker's reply
Hola Mike, I also enjoy having the Intensive Special with you. I am very proud of your progress and how motivated you are to continue learning Spanish and enjoying the Hispanic culture. I am very happy for you and the enjoyable time we spent learning!!
- Sarah B.
I loved taking lessons from Maria! It was fun to learn more about Spain while practicing my Spanish. She genuinely cares about her students and their language goals.Sep 24, 2020VerifiedSpanish with Doctor Maria. Native speaker's reply
Thank you very much for your comments. I really enjoyed all the sessions we had and I am very happy with your skills speaking Spanish! Now you are ready to enjoy more than ever with your Spanish and being able to communicate!
Maria Aparicio Torres
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I’ve been teaching Spanish to professionals for over 20 years and for that reason, my students find me trustworthy. If pricing is your only factor I may not be your Spanish coach, but if quality and proven results are your key component, then I am your best choice. I put my heart and soul into every hour of teaching and all the preparation behind. I listen to you and what you need in every course, and work with you to find the best and most efficient way of learning. I offer 10, 20 and 40 lesson packages. My lessons start at $45 (the most popular package of lessons) compared to a regular lesson that is $60. The 40 lesson package runs for 10 weeks and with the NEW YEAR INTENSIVE SPECIAL is $45 (per single lesson). Each single session is 45 minutes long and double sessions are 1 hour and 30 minutes. The INTENSIVE SPECIAL is an intensive 10-week package organized in sessions of 1 hour and 30 minutes meeting twice a week. Take advantage of this special for a very reduced fee!! I also offer other less intensive options. For instance, if you can only meet once a week, we can have double sessions. I work with a team of teachers, professors and tutors who are passionate about teaching Spanish. We also offer REDUCED GROUP LESSONS with different levels, starting at $25 for children and starting at $30 for teenagers or adults.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I normally conduct a free demo lesson via Zoom for 20-30 minutes. Then, I let the student know what I think we should be working on and have a conversation with the student to see his/her views on the target.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a Doctoral Degree in Spanish and a Master's in Teaching Spanish. I have been teaching at the university level for over 15 years and teaching professionals for more than 20 years.