Secure payment process

Thank you for taking conversation classes with Maria!  To make payment easy and secure, we have set up a PayPal account that you can use.  PayPal is the most used electronic payment system in the world with the highest standards of security. You can use PayPal to pay for your remote lessons whether or not you have your own PayPal Account. If you don’t have PayPal, you’ll need to have a credit card (or a debit card in some countries ). In either case, your payment information will be handled through PayPal’s secure payment process.  It’s safe, secure and doesn’t expose your credit card details to us or any other 3rd party. Just so you know, payments to Maria are being processed through a bank in The Netherlands. This is because money transfers through PayPal can only go to banks in certain countries, and teachers in Nicaragua are not eligible to receive PayPal payments directly to a bank account in that country.

1) If you currently have your own PayPal account, then payment is easy:

Choose with Maria the package of classes that is best for you and note the price on the Website. Go into your secure online PayPal account and send the money to the email address that Maria will provide to you specific for the payment!  To help us process your payment, note the student’s name, the date of the lesson, and the lesson package you’ve purchased. 

2) If you don’t have access to a PayPal Account:

We can initiate a secure payment request through PayPal!  Agree with Maria on the package and she will send me an email with package price, student name and email address and date of (initial) lesson.  After I receive that, I will send you a PayPal payment request that you will receive in your email inbox (with a cc to Maria).  By clicking on the link in that message, you will be taken into the PayPal payment process where you will create (step by step) a temporary PayPal account. This temporary PayPal account will allow you to pay using your credit card even though I will not receive your credit card number or other details.  It’s a completely secure process for you!

Note that because PayPal wants ongoing clients and not temporary clients, they will only allow you to do a temporary account transaction 10 times. After that, they will transfer your temporary account into a permanent account. But don’t worry, there are no recurring costs involved, and sending money using your new PayPal account is fast and easy.  Of course you can cancel your account at any time.

Once you’ve paid for your lesson, you’ll receive a confirmation message from PayPal.  You’ll also see the payment noted on your credit card monthly statement.

If you buy a package of several lessons, we will create an online document so that you and Maria can keep track of how many you’ve used and how many you have left.

If you’d like more information about the prices of the classes, you can find that at:

If you want to open a PayPal account, go to:

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us via the ‘Contact Form’ or directly via Maria’s email address. We can help you work through the payment process by email, or we can talk by Skype to help you figure it out.  We’re here to help.  Thanks again and best of luck with your lessons!

PayPal Talking about costs:

  1. If you have a PayPal account with a PayPal balance or a PayPal connection with a direct bank account behind it, transferring money is cost-free to you.
  2. If you don’t have PayPal balance or a linked Bank Account, you will be charged as well to the cost of 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction. Also some international fees may apply, bringing the 2.9% up to 3.9%.
  3. See for more info on the costs

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