Hi, there! My name is Maria and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching since 2005 and have loved helping my students reaching their language goals in Spanish or French. I went to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and earned a degree in Spanish and French. In Mexico I had been teaching French for six years. Since Spanish is my native language, I feel especially competent in this language. However, my 15 years French requiring and utilizing work with French companies as well my living in France definitely qualifies me for a solid command of French as well. I'm a patient and caring person and my teaching style is student-oriented. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
o Translator and interpreter at business meetings.
o Organization of national and international trips for the executive staff. (flights, hotel, rental cars)
o In charge of the assistance to the newly arrived French employees and their families. (Housing, schooling, migratory issues)
o Management of the budget for the Engineering Department projects.
o Preparation of the weekly lesson plans to be submitted to my supervisor.
o The subject matter of my classes covered five areas: phonetics, reading, writing, listening and speaking.
o Head of the Monthly Cooking Workshop in French for my students. (between 15 and 20 people)
o Participation in the end of courses events, with poems, songs, or short plays, directed by me.
Awarded by the Alliance Francaise, supported by the French Government to promote the dissemination of the French language and culture world-wide.
Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, is a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of South Carolina, a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and partners with the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Estudio Internacional Sampere, the Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos Benjamin Franklin, the Universidad Veritas, the International Association of Hispanists and the North American Academy of the Spanish Language.