Hello, my name is Maru and I am a native speaker of Spanish from Mexico City. I have taught Spanish for over 30 years. I have taught in an elementary school and a high school in Mexico City and for 18 years, I have been a Spanish teacher at one of Mexico’s top language schools in San Miguel de Allende. I have also trained other Spanish teachers.

Most of my experience has been teaching adults. I specialize in teaching professional Spanish, Spanish for tourism, Spanish for business, medical Spanish, Spanish for teachers and Spanish for priests. I also teach Mexican cooking classes.

Besides teaching, I enjoy painting and cooking. I love animals and live with several cats. Please contact me if I can offer you a trial class!

Teaching Spanish as a second language since 1988.

I speak a total of 2 languages:
Spanish (Native), English (Advanced).

I've visited or lived in the following countries: USA, England, Holland, Belgium, Spain and Cuba

I teach Spanish to help you...

Speak with native Spanish speakers wherever you meet them.

Explore a Spanish speaking country comfortably and safely.

Work more effectively in a business environment

Deliver care to Spanish speakers in need of medical assistance

Develop yourself and open up new opportunities in your life.

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"I was layed of in 2008 and was having trouble finding work in my chosen profession of being a teacher. The only jobs that were open required that I speak Spanish. At that time I spoke none. I have now been with Live Lingua for 3 years, and 7 months into my job search my Spanish level was enough to get a job when many of my friends could not. Thank you so much." Evelyn N. - Primary School Teacher

"Hola, buenas noches! I want to pass on my thanks for you introducing me to [My Spanish Teacher]. I have been working with her now for just over 6 months (90 hours). She is excellent at what she does and a joy to work with, she is a tribute to your staff. Because of her I will continue to purchase classes thru your company and learn to speak Espanol. She is a true professional, dedicated, hard working and always available!" Paul L. - Medical Device Designer

"Muchisimas gracias por las clases de espanol. Voy a pasar mis vaccaciones en Mexico y ahorra tengo mucha confiansa en mi nivel communicativo. Gracias, gracias, gracias." Neils De T. - Student

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