I split my lessons between grammar and vocabulary practice using various media. I teach thoroughly and aim to leave nothing unclarified as well as to adapt my method to the individual needs of each pupil. My aim is to find a perfect balance between theory and its application in a creative and stimulating way.
I have a degree in translating/interpreting and have been working as a private language tutor for almost ten years. I have tutored students of various ages and backgrounds with excellent exam results and successful outcomes in terms of language fluency.
Some client reviews:
Really loved my first lesson with Maria, very professional and had good
resources. Looking forward to learning more!
"Maria is an excellent tutor. She is incredibly encouraging and patient,
yet pushes you towards the best of your abilities. I always look forward to my
lessons with Maria."
"Maria has been great at helping us gain confidence in our limited French and
push us hard to demonstrate our learning. It was amazing how much I retained
from my old school days in terms or vocabulary and Maria is helping to bring
that all together. The lessons are fun and intuitive and I would recommend Maria
to others looking to learn. I am just in the process of renewing my lessons for
the new term ahead and very much looking forward to seeing the improvements I can
make under her tutorage."
"Maria is a remarkable tutor with a broad range of teaching skills and a lot of
patience and adaptability to her student`s needs! We have contacted her for my
boyfriend`s mother who could barely speak English and is also struggling with
attention and focussing issues and we can say she has done an excellent job!
We could see the improvement from the very first months and she really progressed
since they started working together. Teaching a second language to adults who only
speak their native tongue is quite a difficult task and we can`t recommend her enough
for the job, she`s a pro!"
"We are very happy with the tuition Maria is offering our daughter. In the 6
sessions that she has had she has come on enormously. Maria is always punctual
and easy to communicate with. I thoroughly recommend her."
"First lesson was brilliant. What an outstanding teacher. She has innate
teaching talent. I am really looking forward to more teaching."
"I`ve been doing Romanian with Maria for a few months now,
initially face to face and now via Skype. I enjoy my lessons
a great. Maria has excellent teaching skills, prepares well for
the class, and provides me with good feedback. Aside from that,
the lessons are fun and I look forward to them. Would definitely
"Only had 3 lessons but I`m loving the way Maria breaks everything
down and explains it. She fills me with confidence by focusing on
the positive from the lessons. Thank you for everything so far :)"
"Maria is an excellent tutor, already 2 lessons in and I am picking
up the basics quickly!"
"Prompt, organised, professional and a great teacher!"
"Very professional tutor
"Maria is an excellent tutor. She is very knowledgeable and her
lessons are always well structured and enjoyable. She has a genuine
passion for languages which is evident in her thorough preparation
for each lesson. I would recommend Maria."
"Maria has been great so far!!!"
"Maria is an excellent tutor. She is very punctual and happy to be
flexible with the times we can meet. She is very patience and her
explanations are concise and clear. I would have no hesitation in
"Maria is a very punctual and organised tutor and my daughter is
making good progress. She is friendly and supportive and I would
definitely recommend her."
"Absolute great tutor, who was professional, personable and patient!
"Maria is teaching German to me and my 7-year old daughter both had
no previous knowledge and I can suggest her as fast progressing
learning teacher. She is strict and well prepared. It`s been a
pleasure working with her."
"Amazing tutor, highly professional and well qualified! worth her
weight in gold!"
"I THE LIKE THE WAY MARIA GOES THROUGH THE LESSON, AND SHE EXPLAINS
EVERYTHING, ALSO SHE IS ALWAYS ON TIME AND FLEXIBLE WITH THE HOURS
SHE DOES. VERY PLEASED, THANK YOU."
"Maria is efficient, focused and hardworking. My 14 year old
daughter enjoys her lessons with Maria."
"Maria tutors my daughter and me together in French. Maria is
extremely patient and we are enjoying her lessons. She is really
"Very patient with lots of energy! Really good with my 6 and 7 year
old girls learning German
The rate shown is for online tuition. Travel costs are added to home tuition. I am happy to discuss discounts for larger bookings or advance payment.
Kindly consider that the purpose of the first free lesson is for the pupil and tutor to get to know each other a little bit and for the tutor to get a sense of the pupil's level and method of learning. With this in mind, please only request a trial lesson if you are genuinely interested in taking lessons with a tutor, as opposed to "auditioning" them for the role. We offer this lesson at no charge in oredr to build a good rapport with future clients, not so much for those who shop around for their favourite and sample a few others in the process. Thank you for understanding :)
• September 2010 - September 2011 : Master's Degree in Acting
East 15 Acting School, University of Essex
• September 2007 - July 2010 : Bachelor's Degree in Acting
"Spiru Haret" University, Bucharest, Romania
• September 2006 - June 2009 : Bachelor's Degree in
Language Interpretation and Translation (English / German)
University of Bucharest, Romania
• July 2006: Baccalaureat
“Mihai Eminescu’ National College, Buzău, Romania
English, French, Literature, History
Child Safeguarding, 2017
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency English, March 2007, British Council
Me and Maria studied together and also lived for two years in the same house. Apart from the fact that she proved to be a trustworthy person she is easy to work with and has a great sense of humor. Maria has a lot of patience, she is emphatic and her pedagogical skills are well developed and updated, in relation with the needs of the students. I strongly recommend her as a tutor.
Maria is the fun, witty, knowledgeable and devoted teacher you would choose, for sure! She also has a fascinating personality, which will always make you look forward to your next class.
I have known Maria for a few years now, as we are both actors, and can recommend her wholeheartedly. She is highly intelligent, conscientious, creative, able to achieve complicated objectives, think outside the box but able to keep her feet on the ground. An enthusiastic, proactive, self-motivated individual and a real people person.
John O' Doherty, actor, reflexologist, artist's model.
Maria is most dedicated to her work, having wonderful results with young and old students, starting from beginner or advanced level. The unique thing about her is that she adapts her methods depending on the student's interests, capacity and knowledge.
Maria is an amazing person and a wonderful friend. I will always remember how many times we discussed the empowerment aspect of learning and how important it is to make it practical and natural in the same time. Maria is very passionate about teaching and translates the abstract information into very coherent guidance. I highly recommend her.
(Autism ABA tutor)
Maria is a lovely person who is super knowledgable on loads of topics. She’s a great tutor, really patient and with loads of experience. I think she’s perfect for everything from entry level to advanced!
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