Maria Henderson : Spanish

Maria Henderson
Subject : Spanish
Native : Spanish
United States
(1990) Lessons
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(564) Reviews
Last class : 2 days
Today
Online
45 Min : $15.07 / £11.85 / €13.49
Trial: FREE

Hello, my name is Maria Henderson and I'm 47 years old and currently living in United States. I am a native Spanish speaker and teach Spanish. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since November 2013. I can speak the following languages fluently: Spanish, English. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I am a Spanish Language teacher, native of Spain. I am bilingual (English-Spanish) and have lived in the US for 20 years.

Qualifications & Experience

I hold an MBA in International Business from Schiller International University and a BBA from the UNED of Spain.

I have taught Spanish in the US full time for 7 years. In two private schools (Sacred Heart of Jesus of Highland Falls, NY and Sacred Heart School of Monroe, NY).

Teaching Approach

I create Spanish lesson that are fun and engaging for my students. They quickly acquire the confidence to use the new language and are encouraged to want to learn more. I use the target language almost exclusively and the students are surprised of how much they can understand even from the first day.

For students who are brand new to the language the objective is to cover the basic vocabulary and grammar with much repetition. The curriculum moves the student through different topics such as daily and leisure activities, describing people and places, shopping, restaurant and health. As students progress they engage in more advanced types of dialogues using increasingly complex grammar. The most advanced students greatly benefit from one on one dialogues and timely corrections on pronunciation and grammar. Lessons are tailored to their interests.

Students benefit the most when they practice the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking activities both in class and outside of class.


Detailed Profile in Spanish

About me

Soy de España y llevo viviendo en Estados Unidos 20 años.

Qualifications & Experience

Tengo un MBA en negocios internacionales de la Schiller International University.

Soy licenciada en ciencias económicas y empresariales por la UNED. Ejercí de profesora de idiomas durante siete años en dos colegios privados de Nueva York.

Teaching Approach

Creo lecciones divertidas e interesantes y los estudiantes se sienten cómodos usando su nuevo idioma. Incluso los principiantes se sorprenden de cuánto pueden entender desde el primer día.

Para los estudiantes que son nuevos a la lengua el objetivo es cubrir el vocabulario y gramática básicos con mucha repetición. El plan de estudios mueve al estudiante a través de diferentes temas tales como las actividades diarias y el ocio, describir y socializar con personas y describir lugares. A medida que los estudiantes avanzan entran en tipos de diálogos y gramática más complejos . Los estudiantes más avanzados se benefician enormemente de la conversación con una nativa aprendiendo vocabulario y recibiendo correcciones en la pronunciación y la gramática. Las clases se adaptan a sus intereses por lo que el uso del tiempo es muy eficiente.

Los estudiantes se benefician más cuando practican las cuatro habilidades de comprensión oral, lectura, escritura dentro y fuera de la clase.


My last class was :
2 days ago.

 
22 Jun 2017
By : loucarroll
Subject : Spanish 

Today it was good practice to make sentences using the preterite and irregular verbs

 
06 Jun 2017
By : Ken Avila
Subject : Spanish 

Qué difícil! Sin embargo....qué bueno la lección!!! Gracias! Agradezco la preparación que haces antes las lecciones. Una maestra asombrosa!

 
23 May 2017
By : loucarroll
Subject : Spanish 

Today it was good to go over the preterite tense, practicing using the verbs tener, ser, ir and hacer

 
02 May 2017
By : loucarroll
Subject : Spanish 

Today was a very helpful session as Maria kindly listened and provided feedback for the Spanish presentation i am currently working on.

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