Spanish with Doctor Maria. Native speaker
Spanish with Doctor Maria. Native speaker

Spanish with Doctor Maria. Native speaker

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
Discounts available
$50/hour
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Introduction: Hi, I am a Spanish native speaker and professor of Spanish at College. My team and I focus on quality TEACHING REMOTELY on a 1 on 1 basis (via Zoom) and making your learning experience the best to improve your language skills and any other specific need you may have. I've been teaching Spanish since 1997 and I LOVE what I do. Students chose me TOP PRO in 2019 and 2020. My team and I are all native Spanish speakers, highly trained and PASSIONATE to teach our language and culture. We specialize in teaching: - 1 on 1 Spanish general Spanish: speaking, writing and culture. - 1 on 1 Spanish in the professions: Business, Healthcare, etc. - 1 on 1 Spanish for Traveling and socializing - My team teaches 1 on 1 lessons totally customized to your needs (professional and /or personal). More information available upon request. We will take the time to make sure you’re 100% happy and you will see the difference in our HANDS-ON approach. My Doctoral Degree to teach Spanish, my EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE over 20 years and PASSION to teach are the 3 factors that differentiate me from other tutors. My team is also highly trained and has extensive experience teaching. We also think that learning Spanish has to be FUN, FUN, FUN and that is why our students choose us to enjoy the process of learning the language and about the culture. Please, check out our web site for more information. You can also find me if you Google "Doctora Maria Aparicio".
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Current Top Pro

Hired 92 times

Serves New York, NY

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3 employees

19 years in business

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2020

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Scott D.
May 10, 2022
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Doctor Maria is very sweet and professional. I am learning a lot with her and the best is that I can speak Spanish with her tricks and cues it is a lot easier than I thought. I am taking an intensive course and it is wonderful the confidence she gave me. Maria is very accommodating, and she changed some lessons during a trip I had abroad and my next trip to Spain with her and other students. Her materials, videos and her method to communicate in Spanish really works. I strongly recommend spanishwithdoctormaria.com to anybody who is starting with Spanish or any level. I am joining her on the July trip to Spain she is offering very few of her students. my wife is going to love this trip to practice more Spanish and enjoy the Spanish culture :)

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Beginner • Full fluency • Beginner • Beginner • Full literacy • 45 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting) • The spanish tutor travels to me

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Demi S.
May 3, 2022
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Doctor Torres is a gem. She is very patient, professional and knowledgeable. She holds a doctoral degree in Teaching Spanish and has introduced me in the real Spanish while learning how to communicate with my clients. I work in law and have to talk to many Hispanic clients. I had only 3 lessons with her from an Intensive Special and can now start speaking at work with some confidence. You cannot go wrong with her. She has the whole package: knowledge, skills to adapt to you, endless resources and patience to teach even technical Spanish for my field!! Thank you for making this possible, Doctor Maria Torres.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Intermediate • Professional or academic verbal comprehension • Intermediate • Intermediate • Professional or academic reading/writing • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Stephanie J.
Apr 29, 2022
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I was looking for a professional Spanish teacher for healthcare and I found the best option online. I have several courses with Doctor Maria already. The first one was an intensive special and although it was not cheap it was worth the money. I honestly cannot recommend her enough. She is what I was looking for, somebody professional, fun, very knowledgeable and with useful resources for my Spanish at work and to travel. Doctor Maria is extremely experience and I guess that her over 20 years teaching Spanish to adults is obvious. I now have conversations and deal with my patients in Spanish. This has made my life easier and more enjoyable. I have travelled to 2 Spanish speaking countries in the last year and my lessons were extremely useful and the materials she provided to travel proved to be more than useful. THANK YOU so much for helping me Maria. You are amazing!!

Details: 45 - 64 years old • Advanced • Full fluency • Advanced • Advanced • Professional or academic reading/writing • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Jonas B.
Apr 22, 2022
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After meeting Doctor Maria, my search for a tutor was over. I have worked with 4 tutors in the past years until I met Maria and she is not just the perfect tutor for me, but also a great and fun person. What I love about her is her demeanor and attitude toward learning Spanish language and culture. When she offered me a free lesson and told me that the problem is not me, the student, but how the tutor approaches and accommodates the learning to the student particular and uniqueness personality, needs and goals. This moment was amazing and after seeing what a lesson would like like and the materials she creates and publishes, I decided to hire her. She is very accommodating and I had to cancel a lesson and tried to fit me in the same week so that I would not loose my learning speed. Everybody has a different learning style and she has accommodated to mine, as well as my speed and motivated me to speak and express everything I wanted in Spanish with her tricks and tools to make it possible. Additionally, Maria offered me free conversational lessons besides our 1 on 1 Intensive Special course and of course I was in!! I am enjoying my private lessons enormously and seeing my progress every day. I have already enjoyed several free conversational lessons and met other Spanish speakers and professionals like me. I finally can talk in Spanish! Doctor Maria, thank you so much for making me believe I can talk in Spanish and making it possible. Learning Spanish and communicating means the world to me. I do not have enough words to thank you.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Beginner • Full fluency • Beginner • Beginner • Full literacy • 45 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

Spanish with Doctor Maria. Native speaker's reply
Hola Jonas: Es un placer tenerte como estudiante. You have made an enormous progress in just a few weeks and I am sure that when we finish this Intensive Special course you will be ordering in restaurants, traveling and communicating in Spanish in your community. ¡Hasta luego! Doctor María Aparicio-Torres
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Janine J.
Mar 16, 2022
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I am very excited to have lessons with Doctor Maria. I started just two weeks ago and it is amazing how I can communicate with Spanish speakers in my city. I had a free lesson with Maria and it was an instant fit. She is very experienced, knowledgeable about the language, culture, art, history, etc. It is amazing how much I am learning with her while enjoying her sense of humor. I have learned more in this 2 weeks and spoke more Spanish with her than in my last 2 semesters back at college. If you choose her intensive special course you are surely not going to regret it. She also offers free conversational lessons apart from my 1 on 1 tailored lessons. Just amazing!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Intermediate • Full fluency • Intermediate • Intermediate • Full literacy • 45 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting) • The spanish tutor travels to me

Spanish with Doctor Maria. Native speaker's reply
Muchas gracias por tus comentarios Janine. I enjoy our lessons and always look forward to see you are speaking already to native speakers locally. It'll be amazing when you travel to South America as your level of confidence is growing at the same time you are learning more.
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FAQs

  • 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, my team or 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 lesson 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 $65. The INTENSIVE SPECIAL IS A 40 lesson package that runs for 10 weeks and with the SPECIAL fee goes down from $65 to $45 (per 45-minute lesson). The intensive is intensive. It is intended to boost your Spanish and sessions are twice a week in double sessions. Each single session is 45 minutes long and double sessions are 1 hour and 30 minutes long. In the double sessions we have time to practice all 4 language skills: speaking, listening/understanding, reading and also writing! 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!! SAVE 25% on each lesson!! I also offer other less intensive options. For instance, if you can only meet once a week, we can have double sessions with a lot of practice once a week, and extra homework with 100% hands on approach so that you are ready to rock in the next session! I work with a team of teachers, college professors and highly qualified tutors who are passionate about teaching Spanish. We are all Spanish native speakers, and most of us hold a Master Degree in Spanish. Additionally, some of us have also earned a Doctoral Degree in Teaching Spanish. We also offer 1 on 1 lessons for children starting at 4 years old, starting at $40. Enjoy learning from one of our best qualified teachers for children: Beatriz, Ana, Diana, Eugenia, Mercedes, María, etc.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    My team and I normally conduct a free demo lesson via Zoom for 20-30 minutes. Then, we let the student know what we think we should be working on to improve his/her Spanish skills. We always have an honest conversation with the student to see his/her views on the target. When you decide what type of lessons you want, depending on your availability and goals we schedule a FREE DEMO LESSON with the professional that would best suit your needs. We are a team, but lessons are 1 on 1, always with the same teacher/tutor/professor with you throughout the whole course. The FREE DEMO LESSON is totally free and there is no commitment, so what are you waiting for?

  • 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. My team is also highly trained, and all of us are Spanish native speakers. We all also hold a Master Degree in Spanish and some of us a Doctoral Degree as well.

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