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Maria Henderson : Spanish
Maria Henderson
Spanish Native
Sessions: 3538
Last class: Yesterday
 724 Reviews: 100% Positive
     
£12.53 / €14.41 / $16.14
Trial: 50% Off
  Hello, my name is Maria Henderson and I'm 50 years old and currently living in the United States. I am a native Spanish speaker and teach Spanish. I have been an online Spanish teacher with Verbalplanet since November 2013. I can speak the following languages fluently: Spanish, English. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% of my normal lesson price for new students. 
My Latest Feedback
30 Jun 2020
 
Jas W
 Just had my first lesson with Maria today and it went really well. She was very encouraging and provided positive reinforcement. Can’t wait for more lessons with her! 
29 Jun 2020
 
Rdavies84
 Maria was so kind she extended my session as I had technical difficulties so kind of her! I was doubtful I could do the sessions as I have 2 children Pregnant and working from home but with Maria’s comforting friendly relaxed approach I don’t feel stressed! It’s very enjoyable! 
22 Jun 2020
 
Rdavies84
 Another fun session so relaxed and easy flowing - I make so many notes and Maria sends you homework to practise for the week thanks Maria! 
16 Jun 2020
 
Mike L
 Muchas gracias 
15 Jun 2020
 
Rdavies84
 Maria makes learning Spanish even on my second lesson so relaxing And fun. My 7 year old daughter even joined in which Maria welcomed evie and counted in Spanish with her. I am really looking forward to next week already! Mucho Gracias Maria!  
09 Jun 2020
 
Mike L
 Muchas gracias 
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About me - English

I am a Foreign 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 schools (Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Highland Falls, NY and Sacred Heart Monroe, NY) and online.

I completed training conferences for teachers provided by the Archdioceses of New York and completed a training course for English as a Second 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 lessons are designed to be fun and effective. Students 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 create lesson plans, offer study guides and homework 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. 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.

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About me - Spanish

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 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 principiantes 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.

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