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Maria Henderson : English

Maria Henderson
Subject : English
Native : Spanish
United States
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Hello, my name is Maria Henderson and I'm 50 years old and currently living in United States. I am a native Spanish speaker and teach English, Spanish. I have been an online English teacher 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 Segovia, Spain. I am bilingual (English-Spanish) and have lived in the US for 25 years.

Qualifications & Experience

I have taught Spanish in the US for 14 years in two private schools in New York and online.

I completed many training conferences for teachers provided by the Archdioceses of New York and completed a training course for foreign language teachers from Arizona State University.

I hold an Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in International Business from Schiller International University, Heidelberg, Germany and a Bachelors in Economics and Business Administration from the UNED of Spain with most work done in the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.

Finally, over the last 14 years I have spent countless hours studying the Spanish language and literature and researching engaging materials and content to share with my students.

Teaching Approach

My Spanish lessons are designed to be fun and effective for students. They quickly acquire the confidence to use the new language and are encouraged to want to learn more. I use Spanish almost exclusively even with beginners and they are surprised how much they can speak from the first day.

Because the needs and motivations of the students are very varied: academic, travel, business, social, family, general interest, etc. and the preference in the type of activities is also different, the lessons are completely customized. The student give me their objectives and whether they like grammar exercises, practice conversation, guided speaking tasks, etc.. Then I come up with lesson plans that are individualized. I also offer study guides and homework with reading and writing activities for reinforcement.

I suggest that beginning students follow the classic curriculum for foreign language learning to build the ground work for their studies. The objective is to cover the basic grammar with much repetition in useful situations. As students progress they are ready for increasingly complex grammar.

Many advanced students greatly benefit from dialogues based on articles, books and other media in order to learn and retain new vocabulary that is meaningful to them. I particularly enjoy business topics because of my academic background. Besides improving their speaking skills some advance students have benefited from help with written tasks, couching for interviews, preparing for DELE, GCSE and other exams and reading Spanish literature.

All learners progress faster when they use the Spanish language daily in an enjoyable way.

Detailed Profile in Spanish

About me

Soy de España y llevo viviendo en Estados Unidos 25 años.

Qualifications & Experience

Ejercí de profesora de español durante siete años en dos colegios privados de Nueva York. Tengo 8 años de experiencia dando clases particulares de español en línea y en persona.

He completado numersosos cursos de formación didácica promovidos por la Diocesis de Nueva York y por Arizona State University.

Tengo un Masters in Business Administration (MBA) en negocios internacionales de la Schiller International University, Heidelberg, Germany.

Soy licenciada en ciencias económicas y empresariales por la UNED y la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

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 :
Yesterday.
 
19 Oct 2019
By : KatelynJB
Subject : Spanish 
Great lesson, learned a lot and it was also fun.
 
15 Oct 2019
By : Desirae L
Subject : Spanish 
Maria was awesome. I feel like I learned a lot from her after just one lesson, and I look forward to my next lesson :)
 
10 Oct 2019
By : Mike L
Subject : Spanish 
Muchas gracias
 
04 Oct 2019
By : MaryHankins
Subject : Spanish 
Maria is a godsend - I'm delighted to be working with her!

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