Maria Delfino

Maria D.

Downey, CA
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About

Maria delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
January 2007

I am passionate about what I do! I am American but I have lived in Argentina most of my life. I have recently moved back to US. I worked as a Spanish Teacher at Buenos Aires University and as a Spanish and Literature Teacher at Saint Ciaran School located in Buenos Aires too. As a Spanish teacher for foreigners and natives I have developed strong teaching skills related to adults, teenagers and young students.

I have prepared creative lesson plans meant to reach them on various learning levels and used a variety of instructional strategies to provide equity and excellence to students (games, images, audio files). I also have more than 10 years of experience as a private teacher!

Education

Legal Translation and Interpretation Certificate
Sep 2018 - Present
UCLA
Specialization Course in Teaching Spanish as a Second and Foreign Language
Mar 2014 - Jul 2018
University of Buenos Aires
Master's Degree, Linguistics - Spanish Language and Literature
Mar 2008 - Dec 2015
University of Buenos Aires
Master's Degree, Education - Spanish Language and Literature
Mar 2008 - Jul 2014
University of Buenos Aires

Languages

English
Professional Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

23 Reviews

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Tyler G. Dec 17, 2018
Spanish · Online

Eve G. Dec 10, 2018
Sewing · Online

Lisa M. Nov 25, 2018
Spanish · Online

Vicky .. Nov 9, 2018
Spanish · Online

Florence Nov 7, 2018
Spanish · In studio

Maria was a very good Spanish teacher in that she would pay attention to your weak points and make sure you understood your mistakes. She was also a very nice person.

Natalia Nov 4, 2018
Spanish · In studio

She is an excellent teacher and a great person!

She is patient with her students and very clear in her explanations. She also created a very nice environment in the classroom.

I learnt a lot in her classes and had a lot of fun as well!

Denise Nov 1, 2018
Spanish · In studio

María Cecilia Delfino es una colega con quien por suerte comparto la profesión (enseñar Lengua y Literatura Castellanas). Se compromete año a año a mejorar su calidad de enseñanza y a ayudar a los alumnos para que aprendan el idioma. Destaco la relación cálida que mantiene con los estudiantes y compañeros de trabajo.

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Anna Hayriyan Oct 31, 2018
Spanish · In studio

I enjoyed very much her lessons.Maria Cecilia is a patinet, professional and knowledgeable tutor. I have started from a very basic level of spanish and she quickly adapts the level to meet yours, while at the same time demands your full focus and intensity to learn as much as possible during the lessons. She conveys complex material in a manner easily understandable with step by step explanations and made sure i understood everything before proceeding. Highly recommended.
Thanks so much

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Jenny Oct 31, 2018
Spanish · In studio

I had Maria Delfino as a Spanish teacher for half a year while I was studying Spanish in Argentina. She is a very creative, funny and positive teacher, and I feel like I doubled my Spanish vocabulary by having her for only that short amount of time. Strongly recommend her!

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Liliana Oct 31, 2018
Spanish · In studio

Excelente profesora, muy cálida con sus alumnos. Cuenta con abundantes recursos de enseñanza y es muy responsable.

Erik Oct 31, 2018
Spanish · In studio

Great Spanish teacher! She's always very motivated and knows how to explain grammar to students. Recommendation!

Ida Oct 31, 2018
Spanish · In studio

I really learned a lot from Cecilia when I was in Buenos Aires. Her approach is very effective as she makes her students talk and write about subjects familiar to them albeit in a foreign language. We also had several interesting excursions thus adding a cultural and social aspect to the classes. I highly recommend her!

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Lucy Oct 30, 2018
Spanish · In home

Loved Cecilia!

Pierre Oct 30, 2018
Spanish · In studio

I really appreciated the way she taught me spanish. She's a good teacher, she has the ability to make you feel like it's not hard. You will enjoy the classes with her and you will learn quickly.

Ezgi Oct 30, 2018
Spanish · In studio

Es la mejor! ❤️

Nicolas Oct 30, 2018
Spanish · Online

She is very knowledgeable of the Spanish language. Her credentials and experience make her an excellent teacher. I've been studying with her for 4 years. Even though I had Spanish lessons before and had some basic knowledge she made me improve my pronunciation and vocabulary. I totally recommend her.

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Katinka Oct 30, 2018
Spanish · In studio

I had Maria as my teacher for 4 months in Buenos Aires and she was so patient, funny and really good at teaching. I learned a lot of Spanish at the same time as having a really good time in her classes.

Melinda Oct 30, 2018
Spanish · In studio

Cecilia is a wonderful teacher! I loved her classes. She makes learning Spanish both fun and interesting. She is also super sweet and made the classroom a safe place to learn. I would really recommend her.

Oda Oct 30, 2018
Spanish · In studio

Profesora excelente!

Leonard Oct 30, 2018
Spanish · In studio

Excellent Spanish teacher

Aina Oct 30, 2018
Spanish · In studio

Great teacher!

Joanna Oct 30, 2018
Spanish · In studio

La experiência fue maravillosa y ella es una profesora que sabe enseñar, sacar dudas y tiene una óptima didáctica.

Amanda Oct 30, 2018
Spanish · In studio

I had Cecilia in Spanish in Buenos Aires and found her to be a great teacher but also a super sweet person and fun to be around! Great at explaining and making sure you understand!

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