Mariella Gunderson

Mariella G.

Hoschton, GA

About Mariella G.

Mariella teaches: Ages 13 and up
Teaching since: April 2014
Last sign in: 4 days ago

Overview

Buenos dias a todos!
I am a native Spanish Tutor with a degree in the field of Education and certified by the State of Georgia in the fields of Early Childhood Education and Spanish. I have years of experience teaching my own language to adults, middle and high schoolers (individuals and small groups) as well as teaching Spanish to children from Pre-Kindergarten to Middle School in private schools. I am currently tutoring adults,middle school, high school, and college students.
Sometimes learning a foreign language can be overwhelming and frustrating, which is why I focus my lessons on UNDERSTANDING and SPEAKING Spanish from the very first class. My method is fun and you will learn real-life Spanish.
I have traveled a lot in Latin America , and have visited different Spanish-speaking countries. Thus, I am familiar with the regional differences of the language. I'm a very reliable person and nothing makes me happier than seeing my students make progress. My rates are competitive based on my experience. References available upon request.
Online tutoring offered at this moment only.
Please e-mail me if interested to let me know your needs and schedule.
Hasta luego!
Mariella G.

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Experience

Spanish Teacher

Jul 2010 - Jun 2013
St.Benedict's Episcopal Day School

-Responsible for developing lesson plans for first, second, third, fourth and fifth grades.

-Responsible for teaching 1st through 5th grades by delivering age-appropriate activities in Spanish.

-Assist lead teachers by providing Spanish commands and some concepts/contents related to the subject being taught.

-Assist and participate in faculty meetings, parent conferences and any other extra curricular activities.

-Responsible for developing lesson plans for the Spanish Native Speakers program.

-Responsible for delivering age-appropriate activities for level 1,2, and 3 for the Spanish Native Speaker program.

-Plan, organize and coordinate special activities such as Hispanic Heritage Month, 5 de mayo, and so forth.

Outreached Spanish Teacher

Apr 2009 - Jul 2010
Smarta School of Foreign Languages

-Planned and provide aged-appropriate activities in Spanish for preschoolers from 6 months to 4 years old in day care centers located in the North Forsyth county.

-Led a series of activities in a total immersion program in Spanish through music, reading, math, and finger games.

Spanish Instructor/Tutor

Apr 2008 - May 2010
The World Language Institute

-Responsible for the delivery of Spanish activities to the after school programs in Public Schools located in North Fulton and Cobb counties.

-Spanish tutor for adult private lessons.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Early Childhood Education

Mar 1989 - Dec 1993
Instituto Pedagogico Nacional Monterrico, Lima-Peru

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Tutor is certified in the fields of Early Childhood Education and Spanish Certification ID:  874349

Jul 2009
Georgia Professional Standards Commissions

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3 Reviews on Mariella G.

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Barry Ledford Mar 3, 2016
Spanish · In studio
Verified Student
Mariella is a great teacher!
She's very patient and easily accepts you right where you are in your learning. She's fun to talk too and you will become friends real quick.
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Todd B Dec 27, 2015
Spanish · In studio
Brilliant instructor, fun and memorable exercises make it a class to look forward to. The improved atmosphere in learning with Mariella has allowed me to attain a more rapid progress that was conversationally and occupationally useful much sooner than I anticipated. Working with an instructor one on one also helps greatly decrease anxiety of learning when you will need to try your new skills on others who may not know you well if at all. The lessons she gives, along with the adjuncts on learning recommended, provide an efficacious and complete Spanish learning system where the goal you personally desire will be obtained, be it for travel, occupational, or cultural purposes. I cannot get over how many years I've studied Spanish using books and computer programs and audio CDs in the car, but then to make more progress in a short time than I had over years locks in that speaking high quality Spanish will be in your future if you continue with this instructor and follow her careful guidance.
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Felicia S. Oct 31, 2014
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Mariella is a patient teacher who teaches to ensure your ability to speak and comprehend the Spanish language. I have a long way to go but I am well on my way with Mariella's help.