Spanish With Doctor Maria

Spanish With Doctor Maria

5.0 (16)
Best of 2020
5 hires on Lessons.com
5 employees
9 years in business

About this pro

I am a passionate native Spanish speaker. I teach Spanish at the university, and I also teach 1 on 1 private lessons to Professionals, college students and adults remotely, via Zoom. My teaching methodology is totally HANDS ON!! You can see it in the FREE demo lesson I offer!!

I LOVE what I do. I have been teaching for over 20 years, and more than 10 years remotely (Skype, adobe Connect, Zoom)

I am passionate about what I do, and I am proud to make the dreams of my students come true. Thank you all for making the learning journey so enjoyable!

Learning Spanish will provide you with a very powerful tool: the chance to get to know hundreds of different cultures and communicate using the 2nd most used language in the world. 

If you want to learn or improve your communication skills or all 4 skills in Spanish, I’m sure I will be able to help you achieve your goals. I specialize in Spanish for the professions, socializing and traveling. If you want or need to improve your grammar, expand your vocabulary or your goal is to socialize or communicate at work, you have found the right instructor!!

If you want to learn what my students say, just google my name "Doctora Maria Aparicio".

My passion is teaching Spanish and that is why I create a positive and supportive environment that will engage you and motivate you, and at the same time, remain appropriately challenged. I am reliable, responsible and very dedicated to the learning process of each individual. 

I studied my Master's Degree in Spanish and then pursued my Doctoral Degree in Spanish Language and Literature because teaching the language and culture is my passion. I wanted to expand my teaching skills and knowledge to be able to become a professor, and I wanted to learn from the professionals in the field of teaching Spanish. That is the reason why I decided to pursue the highest credential in teaching Spanish, so that I could teach it with the best tools and skills.

Contact me with any additional questions or to schedule a FREE demo lesson!

I also offer free online lessons for all my students, so that they can all interact and learn about a new topic!!

Looking forward to speaking with you in Spanish!!

Doctor Maria Aparicio, Ph.D.

I LOVE what I do. I have been teaching for over 20 years, and more than 10 years remotely. I am passionate about what I do, and I am proud to make the dreams of my students come true. 

Thank you all for making the learning journey so enjoyable!

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North Miami Beach, FL 33179
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16 Reviews

5.0

  • Sylvi P.

    Hello. I do not normally write reviews but I thought Doctor Maria deserved it after all the time and effort she put teaching me Spanish remotely, via Zoom. Maria is an excellent instructor, very patient and clear in her explanations and examples. I took Spanish at high school and a course at college but never learned to speak. I finally got to speak Spanish with Maria's help. I know can communicate with native speakers and although I do not have a great command of the language, at least, I can order food at restaurants, talk with people over the phone....Maria has provided me with all materials and I did not have to buy a book, or audio or internet access to a platform. Everything is included in her fee. Anyway, Maria has been fantastic!!! Thank you so much for making my dream of speaking Spanish come true!! I am looking forward to our lessons in April.

  • Ann Levine

    Sadly, I never got started due to reasons beyond my control. However, Prof. Maria and her assistant Alison were both gracious, despite the delays.

  • MIchael Wasielewski

    Maria is a fantastic instructor. I have gained a great deal of confidence speaking Spanish with her. She challenges you to do great work and to improve each lesson. You will be very happy working with her.

  • Sylvi P.

    Hi, I normally do not write reviews but I thought Doctor Maria deserves one for her great work teaching me Spanish. I found her in this platform a few months ago and after having a free demo lesson with her I hired her. I met other teachers on line but she was way different on her teaching approach and even in the free demo I learned and spoke more in Spanish than with any other person I found to teach. Maria is a lot of fun and a real pleasure in every session. She customizes all the lessons to my professional and personal needs. I have been meeting her twice a week and have improved so much my Spanish that my own boyfriend who is from Puerto Rico cannot believe it. I took Spanish at high school and college but with Doctor Maria I have really learned to speak and communicate. She also teaches at the university and it made me think how come she did not teach me back then lol. Thanks to her knowledge, and holding a doctoral degree in Spanish Language and Literature I benefit from all the cultural explanations she gives me, not just the language. She is a native speaker and I learned she has lived in various Hispanic countries which makes her the ideal professor to it all and learn about the rich culture Spanish has. Maria and her team are the best!!!


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I offer you a brief FREE demo lesson remotely via Zoom to assess your level and goals.

Then I create a lesson plan to achieve them. I provide the student with all materials, including audio files and video activities to work on. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a Doctoral Degree in Spanish Language and Literature. I also hold a Master's Degree in Education and another Master's Degree in Latin American Studies. 

I have a double Major in Business Administration and English Studies. 

I have been teaching adults and high school students since 1997 and college students for over 18 years. All in all, I have taught for over 20 years and work with a team of native Spanish speakers and professionals with extensive teaching experience. We work in a team, where we help students achieve their goals. I'll match you with the best tutor to get to your goals. 

What is most important, no matter how many years I have been teaching and how high my accreditations are, I enjoy teaching new students as if it were my first day!!


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My lessons start at $45. I offer different types of packages, from just 10 lessons, 20 or up to 40. In the FREE demo lesson, I evaluate your current level in the 4 skills of the language and we both create a plan for you to achieve your goals. 


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching Spanish in Ireland when I was 18 years old and since then I have been teaching Spanish to high school and college students, as well as hundreds of professionals and retired people. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all kinds of students, from beginners to advanced professional speakers and from very diverse backgrounds and all walks of life. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My most recent project is a course I taught a student who wanted to connect with her family. She had a Hispanic background but never learned to speak. After a few months of hard work, she can hold a conversation and now she is doing a business course in Spanish to communicate with her clients. This is one of the hundreds of students I had, sharing great experiences while learning Spanish. I am proud of all the progress they’ve made!!!!


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would advise the student to get knowledgeable about what kind of instructor he or she is interested in working with. Just being native speakers does not make us good teachers. In my case, I decided to pursue a Doctoral Degree in Spanish Language and Culture to be able to teach with the highest qualification and combine it with over 20 years of experience.

 

The main advice I would give is to make sure what type of professional he/she selects. If the price is your only factor, I may not be working with you, but if quality and results are what matters to you, then we can be the perfect team!


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

First, think of your goals, how much time are you willing to put on your learning journey and when would you like to start. 


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