Spanish Tutoring

Spanish Tutoring

5.0 (6)
1 hire on
3 years in business

About this tutor

My name is Maria Pineda. I´m a Colombian writer with a major in Literature and a minor in Arts from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia plus an MFA in Screenwriting. I am a Spanish tutor for students all ages. My classes are not only focused on sharpening linguistic skills but teaching students about the hispanic culture and history, this way they can immerse more in the language. 

I like guiding my students in the path of achieving their own bilingual goals: inspiring them, working closely with them, getting to know their needs, strenghts and weaknesses more. 

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Chicago, IL 60640
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  • Suniti

    Maria has been helping my daughter for past few months. She’s very methodical ,flexible with topics we request, and easy to learn from. My daughter finds sessions with Maria very helpful and I would recommend her to others 👍

  • Elisabeth Heying

    I have been taking Spanish lessons with María twice a week for the past seven months now, and she is FANTASTIC! I studied Spanish on and off for several years, but decided to get serious about learning the language when my now-husband (who is from Ecuador) proposed to me!!! My goal is to be fluent eventually, and with María as my teacher, I am confident that I will get there. María is an absolute professional, and clearly puts in a ton of effort into organizing each lesson. She does a great job of both challenging & supporting me. My grammar, comprehension, listening, and pronunciation have all improved immensely under María's instruction, and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is serious about learning Spanish!

  • Kellie

    Maria is an awesome tutor! She has been helping me with my Spanish for several months and I feel that I have made much more progress since working with her. I like that she balances grammar lessons with authentic reading and listening practice. She is always consistent in keeping our meeting times and has been flexible when I've needed her to be a couple of times. I feel that Maria packs a lot of listening and practice into our 1-hour sessions. I leave each session feeling very motivated to continue getting better each day. I have had several Spanish tutors, but Maria is the one I am definitely sticking with!

  • Bruno

    Maria is helping out my partner get better at Spanish and she does a wonderful job figuring out your level and work out your weaknesses! totally recommended!

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

I usually teach two classes per week, one class focused on just grammar and the other class focused on conversation and listening. 

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

I have more than 10 years of experience as a teacher. 

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

My rate per 1 hour of class (60 minutes) is $25.

How did you get started teaching?

At a pre-school back in my country: Colombia.

What types of students have you worked with?

All sorts of types, children, college kids and adults. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my best students recently told be he feels more confident with his spanish skills thanks to my method. 

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

Look for a holistic approach.

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

Students should ask themselves about their personal goals and then use the teacher as a guide to pursue them.

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