Name: Francois Ilnseher
A very personal and elegant way to learn a new language
Name: Amanda Palma
Marisa is a wonderful teacher! She is incredibly patient and great at explaining. I love to see the progress I am making with her!
Name: CHARLIE RAMSBURG
Subject: Spanish lessons
Marisa is the best. Smart and very patient with students. I learn so much from each lesson.
Name: Daniel R.
Subject: Adaptable, friendly, fun!
Marisa was a pleasure to work with! Even though my proficiency was already relatively high, she found lots of different ways to make improvements to my Spanish, always getting me talking and making corrections as needed. She's an excellent, funny conversationalist and made sure we didn't run out of things to chat about. A great teacher to have whether you're just starting out or trying to become totally fluent!
Subject: Finally! I understand the subjunctive voice
I've spent years in high school and college Spanish classes, and eventually lived in Spain for a couple of years. However, the subjunctive has always eluded me. After working with Marisa, I've finally gotten a handle on it. Through our convos and excersises in Spanish I'm finally able to recognize when it's necessary to use a verb tense that effectively doesn't exist in English. Thank you so much! I can't recommend her enough. Her patience, understanding and flexibility makes me look forward to each class.
Subject: Private Spanish lessons
I have been studying with Marisa for about 2 years. While my knowledge was good, my conversational ability was lacking. She uses interesting texts to generate conversation. I am now very confident when I speak.
Name: Rodney Fils-Aime
Subject: Spanish maven review
Attaining a certain proficiency in spanish had always been dream of mine. Spanish Maven was able to make me realize my goal despite my busy schedule with flexible and convenient classes via Skype and FaceTime. After a year and a half of weekly lessons, I have quickly gained some fluency in spanish which has helped me tremendously in communicating with my staff and my patients. Rodney Fils-Aime, DMD, FAGD 1 Rockefeller Plaza NYC
Subject: Patient and encouraging
Marisa helped me build the confidence to chat more with my Spanish speaking passengers. Fiona McCormack (Flight Attendant for a major US airline)
Subject: Very practical and hands-on approach
Marisa gets you to speak Spanish very quickly, regardless of your previous background (if any) in the language, as she is brilliant at explaining the foundations of grammar and the finer points of learning a new language, while ensuring that the Spanish you learn is the one that's useful in everyday life. She's very punctual, organized, and what was very convenient for a person who travels regularly, gives classes via Facetime/Skype which are very effective when one can't be there for the regular, weekly class in-person. Would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn Spanish at every level!
Name: Sasha Zients
Subject: Marisa Review
After returning from a semester in Cuba, I was very motivated to maintain and even increase my Spanish proficiency. I found Marisa and she quickly evaluated my strengths as well as my areas that could use improvement. She structured our lessons around covering grammatical concepts that she noticed I did shy away from in my oral Spanish, which included use of the imperfect subjunctive, the conditional and the future tenses. Through written exercises and conversation, I began to feel more confident about these grammatical concepts. In addition, Marisa picked up on my intense interest in current events and was sure to include a relevant article in most lessons, from sources such as EL PAÍS or New York Times Español, which we read together and discussed. Marisa is very communicative about schedule changes and is very willing to hold the lesson via Skype or FaceTime, which we did several times and plan to do in the future, as I have moved back to DC after graduating from college.
Subject: Marisa was very helpful
My Spanish has improved tremendously under Marisa's care. She has a certain responsiveness to errors that allows me to see my mistake and correct myself on the spot. She has an elevated Spanish that is clear and easy to understand. I think it's the Argentinian accent. I have worked with her since 2014 and it has helps me in my personal and professional life!! Thank you Marisa !
Name: Miguel S. Valencia
Subject: An excellent teacher
I worked with Marisa for about 4 months. I could already read Spanish fairly quickly with the help of a dictionary, and I could theoretically do all the basic things like say hi and ask about someone's day, but I was just too embarrassed to try. So Marisa just gave me the space to try and speak, helping me to understand the mistakes I made, and prompting me with questions to help me keep talking. She was extremely great to work with. The only reason I'm not still working with her is that I moved to San Francisco, so if you're where she is... give her a ring! :)
Name: David Atkins
Subject: Review of Marisa's Spanish lessons
Marisa is an excellent Spanish teacher. I learned a lot from her, and would highly recommend her private Spanish lessons to anyone. She charges reasonable rates and has a very logical approach to her teaching style that matches the skill of the student perfectly. She is also very friendly and a lot of fun to learn from. Highly
Name: Theo servatius
Subject: Review/Spanish Maven
Thank you Spanish Maven! Learning with you has been an entertainment, the "quicky" 20 minutes "FaceTime" sessions are just right for me!
Subject: Very patient and practical
Marisa has been instrumental in my learning Spanish quickly. She is incredibly patient when it comes to working with my hectic and unpredictable schedule and when it comes to the material, keeps it practical and relevant. I would highly recommend her.
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