From United StatesLiving in San Antonio, United States (17:53 UTC-06:00)
italki teacher since Dec 9, 2021
Hi! I'm 22 years old and just graduated from college with degrees in Ecology and Literature. I was born and have lived in the United States, but both of my parents and my entire extended family are from Mexico. I love writing stories, bird watching (I love birds!), and sitting by lakes. I love all kinds of movies, from rom-coms to horror.
Me as a Teacher
I've spent my whole life helping people learn new languages--especially helping my Spanish-speaking Grandma learn English. I know learning a new language is difficult, so I'm here to encourage you and help you!
My lessons & teaching style
We can talk about anything you like to help strengthen your conversational skills. If you'd like more structure, we can choose books to read and discuss them together.
I'm very patient and used to helping people find the word they're looking for.
20 lessons completed
Chat with a Native English Speaker
A2 - C2Conversation Practice47 lessons completed
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B1 - C2General1 lessons completed
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1 English lesson
Mariel is a helpful and pacient teacher. Thank you Mariel for ALL tips!!!!
Dec 27, 2022
2 English lessons
Mariel is truly a gifted teacher! She is understanding and a good listener. This has been my second lesson with her. We have been working on writing and she's definitely helped me out so much! She lets you know of what could be improved, plus she is super encouraging and very knowledgeable too! I highly suggest you book a lesson with her. I am looking forward to taking more lessons with her! :)
Oct 27, 2022
1 Spanish lesson
I enjoyed talking with Mariel. I am relatively new to Spanish and am seeking more practice with speaking and listening comprehension. As much as I want to learn a language, the greatest challenge has been my tendency to feel super nervous when I first meet new people. Mariel was great at helping me find words and at correcting grammar and pronunciation. Her calm demeanor was reassuring, and I found myself being able to think in Spanish more easily during our conversation.
Sep 27, 2022
1 Spanish lesson
The tutor only wants to speak with students in Spanish. If I could carry a conversation in Spanish I wouldn't need a tutor. This tutor's philosophy is, if she speaks in Spanish, the student will learn Spanish -- without the tutor actually teaching how to learn Spanish - just by talking Spanish the student will learn how to speak Spanish.
Sep 26, 2022
4 Spanish lessons
Very informative and helpful with any words I did not know. Always a pleasure!