I work with all levels and all skills. I also work with average skills students and people who struggle to learn through traditional methods. I work full time at a school. I have been teaching for 29 years
I like transforming unsure, hesitant-about-my-skills students into confident, successful, happy-with-my-progress students.
You will never have a boring lesson with Marisa. Even if it is just a grammar lesson, she will find a way to make it interesting. Marisa never teaches from a textbook; she uses articles, quizzes, games, etc. She has different ways to introduce new vocabulary and grammar each week. Marisa even found a chapter book to read each week, which I find very interesting, not too hard but somewhat challenging. In just few months I noticed a big difference in my comprehension and ability to say full sentences, even it is just on the beginners level :)
I have worked with Marissa for 7 months now and she has helped me immensely. She makes learning fun and we are always laughing. What I like the most is her approach. It’s not a bunch of studying boring grammar or vocabulary. I learn by doing reading exercises and speaking with her. New things are always introduced and my Spanish has improved greatly.
As an adult, I studied Spanish with Marisa as my tutor once a week for several years. I thoroughly enjoyed her classes, and I learned a ton. I even actually began to speak Spanish, despite my extreme shyness! My reading vocabulary grew to the point that I, with some dictionary help, was able to read a popular novel in Spanish. She is a kind and good-humored teacher who gets the job done. I would recommend her to anyone.
I was a little apprehensive about learning online. I am so happy I found Marisa. She put all my worries aside, and I have to say that the experience was fantastic. She makes a point of not going to the next topic until I first understand the prior concepts. Having our shared "cyber notebook" makes the class totally interactive. She can see when I type, and she corrects me on real time. She also posts links of grammar videos, pictures, and exercises to compliment her lessons. Her classes are well planned and her teaching methods are very effective. I highly recommend her.
After the initial meeting with student (and parent, if it's a minor), I assess his/her needs and strengths and weaknesses. We developed a plan regarding frequency, intensity and goals.
We meet at student’s home, at the Public library or we Skype. We adjust once we figure out the speed on which each student can work and learn efficiently.
College Education: Buenos Aires University (Argentina) and numerous teaching courses in the US and Spain. I have worked with different ages (12-75). I use different techniques tailored to each student. We share a "cyber-notebook" wehre we have all of our notes organized and where I can post links, graphs, homework and reminders.
Lessons have different prices according to location, length, level, and frequency.
I always wanted to be a teacher. It was a natural progression. A real passion. I always say, I hope I'm a teacher in my next life. :)
I work with all types of students ages 12-adults.
I work with average students, kids with attention issues, and my methods are well received by students who struggle with traditional settings and methods.
I also have many adult students that want or need to learn.
Meet with him/her. See if you see yourself working with that person, if she/he knows how to teach. Check references.
Always trust your instinct!
They should think about what do they struggle with. Is it grammar? is it pronunciation? is it memorizing vocabulary?
How do you learn? By speaking? By reading? By playing? By using it?
If you don't know what your learning style is, we will figure it out together.