I am Mariel Olivera. I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and raised in Buenos Aires.
I am a keen traveller who tries to discover the world as much as possible. So far I have been to Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and England; but this year I am planning to travel all over the Americas, from Argentina to Alaska.
As regards to my interests, I do a lot of research on education, and I am very interested in literature, films, spiritualism, philosophy, vegetarianism, ecology, among other topics.
I volunteered for AFS, where I helped to many travellers who went to Buenos Aires. I have also volunteered for Reevo, Ecologists in ActionI love culture and society differences, and I consider myself very patient and empathetic with cultures that are different from my own.
I have a BA in translation, for which reason I have studied a lot of grammar, phonetics and phonology. I have been teaching Spanish for 4 years already and I really enjoy it.
Freelance Spanish teacher
Individual Spanish Lessons for Foreigners, working with Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and preparing students to be able to speak good Spanish while they are in Argentina.
EN>ES Freelance Translator/Proofreader
EN>ES written and oral translator as well as Spanish proofreader in the following fields: Literature, ecology, economy, movies.
Argentinean Social Museum University
University of La Plata
Spanish style and proofreading
Hampstead School of English
Proficient user (C1)
I use the pre-teaching technique, which I use to introduce vocabulary and grammar before working with the corresponding texts and resources. I use an online blackboard during the lesson, through which I introduce the texts, slides, picture, audios or videos that we will use during the lesson. I try to perform the lessons in a way as creative and fun as possible.
I offer individual and group lessons, and they can be regular or intensive. I teach to teenagers and adults of all levels. I also offer conversation lessons.
Very helpful and professional. Enjoyable lesson.
Very good lesson, easy to understand, friendly. Only slight disadvantage was that we did not have skype visual. Just Audio. Looking forward to the next lesson. Mariel seems a very nice perosnality!
I have been learning with Mariel for 2 months so far and she is a great teacher. Mariel is very patient, quick to adapt lessons to my level, and lots of fun to learn with.
I just had my first lesson with Mariel and it went great! She is very patient and quickly picked up on my level, challenging me where growth is needed and reinforcing grammar that does not come naturally to native English speakers.