Martha Morales : Spanish

Martha Morales
Subject : Spanish Native
United States
(2213) Lessons
100%      
(679) Reviews
Last class : Yesterday
Yesterday
Online
45 Min : $26.18 / £20.17 / €22.59
Trial: FREE
Hello, my name is Martha Morales and I'm 50 years old and currently living in United States. I am a native Spanish speaker and teach English, Portuguese - Brazil, Spanish. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since September 2011. I can speak the following languages fluently: Spanish, English, Portuguese - Brazil. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Hello! My name is Martha, and I am a native Spanish speaker from Bogotá, Colombia. As of February 2016 I am also a United States citizen. I have lived and taught languages in three different countries, and this experience has allowed me to learn a lot about different cultures and about the importance of customizing classes to meet the needs and expectations of each individual student.

I am very excited about a new book project I have been working on. In the very near future, I will be publishing the first of two e-textbooks on the subject of Spanish grammar for language learners.

Qualifications & Experience

I have been a teacher of Spanish, Portuguese, and English for over two decades. I received my bachelors degree in teaching Spanish and English from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and completed additional postgraduate units in educational theory at UFPR University in Curitiba, Brazil. I also studied Italian at the Instituto Italiano di Cultura in Bogotá.

I have worked for several institutes in Bogotá and in Brazil teaching languages to adults in multinational corporations, and I have extensive experience teaching and tutoring elementary, middle school, high school, and college age students as well.

I began working with students online about six years ago, and during my time using this format I have had the opportunity to work with students of all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels. I have found this to be a very productive and convenient way to help eager learners increase their knowledge of the languages they desire to study, and I look forward to continuing my work in this burgeoning field.

Teaching Approach

My methods of instruction are quite flexible, and I am glad to tailor my classes to meet the individual needs of my students. I am a strong advocate of the Communicative Approach, which places the emphasis on developing practical speaking and listening skills. I also have much experience helping those who have needed to improve their reading and writing skills, and I have a great passion for sharing Latin American culture whenever possible. I try to make my classes as interesting and fun as possible, because language learning should always take place in a positive and relaxed atmosphere.

The online experience can be especially fun and exciting for students because of the incredible variety of teaching materials that are available for use in that format. Videos, games, exciting interactive exercises - you name it, and online you can find it. I always prepare my classes thoroughly, so you can be sure our time together in class will be spent productively and efficiently.

My last class was :
Yesterday.
 
30 Jun 2018
By : Lem237
Subject : Spanish 
I’ve had several lessons with Martha and she’s excellent. She’s very personable, patient, and always has great material for us to review during our lessons. She also does an awesome job engaging in conversation with me.
 
23 Jun 2018
By : Sandra-Black
Subject : Spanish 
Muy profesional y simpatica.
 
09 Jun 2018
By : Lem237
Subject : Spanish 
Martha is awesome. She’s very patient and knowledgeable. In my first lesson she very smoothly transitioned into getting me to listen and respond in Spanish. She’s an excellent instructor and I’m looking forward to future lessons with her.
 
04 Jun 2018
By : sam7145
Subject : Spanish 
I have now had some lessons with Martha and she is very organised and has a structured approach. I do not lose any vocabulary or expressions in skype chat anymore as I always have a document specific to the class. Highly Recommended!

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