1. Bio: María Ballesteros Rodríguez was born in Madrid in 1978. She has a degree in Linguistics and Literature from the Complutense University of Madrid and a global perspective of students’ needs drawing experience from over 50 different countries. With over ten years of experience as a Spanish as a Foreign Language Teacher, she specializes in courses for expats, business and health professionals. She has lived in Spain, UK and USA.
2. Biggest Challenge: Actually, every student is a new challenge. Getting to know not only the student, but also his or her cultural and personal circumstances makes for a more effective and enriching teacher-student relationship.
3. Biggest satisfaction: To know I can take all my knowledge and experience everywhere in the world through El Blog para Aprender Español and Spanology.
4. Recommendation for Spanish students (ELE): Learning a language is a pleasant, fun, and exciting experience. However, it requires commitment and perseverance. Let’s make your world to speak Spanish!
5. What do I offer you? Every student has unique circumstances and needs, which must be taken into consideration to maximize one’s return on study time. I offer you the opportunity to advance in learning my native language and experience my culture in the most convenient way for you.
6. The perfect place for Skype Spanish Lessons: Really, any place where you feel relaxed. At home, a quiet meeting room at work, or even a hotel room while you’re on vacation!
7. The perfect place to practice Spanish: Going to the Central Market of Valencia and getting all the necessary ingredients to make paella over a wood-burning fire with views of the Mediterranean Sea.