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Madina D.

Experienced Scholar tutors Spanish, English, ESL, math, and reading

Los Angeles, CA (90017)

Travel radius
40 miles
Hourly fee
$65.00
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Madina's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Math:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Geometry
Prealgebra
SAT Math
English:
ACT English
ACT Reading
English
ESL/ESOL
Grammar
Literature
Proofreading
Public Speaking more »
Reading
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
TOEFL
Vocabulary
Writing
Science:
Anatomy
Nutrition
Psychology
Sociology
Computer:
General Computer
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Farsi more »
Italian
Latin
Spanish more »
TOEFL
History:
American History
Classics
European History
Religion
Social Studies
World History
Music:
Clarinet
Art:
Cosmetology
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th) more »
Elementary Math
Grammar
Phonics
Reading
Spelling
Study Skills
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Autism
Dyslexia
Phonics
Business:
Career Development
Marketing
Microsoft Word
Public Speaking more »
Homeschool:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Elementary (K-6th) more »
English
ESL/ESOL
Geometry
Prealgebra
Reading
SAT Math
SAT Reading
Spanish more »
Study Skills
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English
ACT Reading
Career Development
CBEST more »
College Counseling
GED
SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Chess
Cooking
Fitness
Swimming
Volleyball
Yoga
Corporate Training:
Career Development
College Counseling
Cosmetology
ESL/ESOL
General Computer
Grammar
Italian
Latin
Microsoft Word
Proofreading
Public Speaking more »
Spanish more »

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CBEST

I have taken the CBEST and passed. I have also taught at a public high school for a full year. I have worked at an elementary school as well.

Elementary (K-6th)

I was the director of an after-school program at an elementary school and as such, I was responsible for increasing the student's knowledge in the various core subjects: math, reading, writing, and extra curriculars, as time permitted. I have also worked extensively 1-on-1 with young children, tutoring them and helping them with various cores subjects. I also worked at an international tutoring center working largely with students of this age, teaching them to read, write, and understand mathematics.

Farsi

I speak Dari Farsi as a heritage language. I would be able to instruct a student in much of the colloquial usage of the language that is largely relevant in a familial context.

This would be helpful to someone who anticipates going abroad or someone who enjoys learning about new languages and cultures.

Public Speaking

I began my foray into public speaking as a young adult. I was involved in Mock Trial, a program that encourages young adults to explore their speaking and analytical abilities in the courtroom. In Mock Trial, students study a case book and argue the case in a real courtroom in front of a real judge.

Furthermore, I have presented original research and literary-based research at two academic conferences, as well as having given many formal presentations throughout my undergraduate and graduate studies.

I have also taught to groups of people here and abroad. I have taught to adults and young children. I have been a teacher for many years, so I am comfortable with public speaking. Additionally, I recently did public speaking for a large company, assisting them with their Human Resources trainings. I also attended a conference that encourages High Performance and leadership and touched upon some of the strategies that public speakers use to stay engaged with their audience.

I have also worked with many career counselors as to interview strategies and have been involved with many successful interviews myself. I would be pleased to help someone in their public speaking journey.

Spanish

I have a Master's Degree in Spanish Literature, Linguistics, and Civilization. I have mastered Spanish as an academic discipline and have a thorough understanding of the grammar and how it should be taught. I can anticipate student questions and understand that each student has a unique learning style.

I wrote my undergraduate thesis on how to teach Spanish as a second language. During my undergraduate years, I helped many of my classmates with their understanding of Spanish as well as revised their Spanish essays. I later became a Spanish teacher at an Inglewood High School, teaching Spanish to Natives and Non-Natives of Spanish. I also worked at a local college in the Success Center, providing supplemental instruction in Spanish, as well as one-on-one tutoring.

During my very early years, I earned a "5" on the AP Exam, thus I am familiar with the exam. I also earned the Bank of America Award for Excellence in Spanish and am very familiar with the strategies that are used to create an effective Spanish program.

Books I recommend:
1. Adelante 1 and 2 are well organized (The workbook section, however, needs work)
2. A 501 Spanish verbs type book
3. Webster's New World Spanish Dictionary
4. Easy Spanish Reader

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Approved Subjects

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