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Marsha F.

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My name is Marsha, and I graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Multiple Subjects Clear Teaching Credential and a major in Child Development. I also have a Cross-cultural Language Acquisition Development Certificate which allows me to teach non-English speaking students (both adults and children).

I got this certificate when I went to a language school in Costa Rica. Traveling is one of my hobbies. Learning different customs and cultures is important to me. Along with traveling, I enjoy dancing, reading, and working out (especially swimming).

Children are our future and opening their minds is always an exciting time. I love the challenge of grabbing the teaching moment and turning it into the "ah ha moment" when the light bulb goes on, and I see your child understand concepts where they weren't available to him/her before.

In over 20 years of teaching, I've been able to impact my students with the love of teaching. I teach Math, reading, phonics, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, English as a Second Language, test taking skills and study skills.

I emphasize such things as written expression, reading comprehension, vocabulary-building, critical thinking, and logic. (Common Core Curriculum.)

Whether we are working on reading, spelling or math, I assign homework to review the subject taught, and keep the student engaged but not overwhelmed.

I am flexible with time. However, I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy. I am comfortable with tutoring both privately or in a group. I also provide an environment conducive to learning.

Looking forward to hearing from you to find out how I can best be of service to meet your needs. Everyone can be successful in their studies and feel good about themselves. Let me help you reach those goals!

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Marsha’s subjects

Elementary (K-6th)

I graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Multiple Subjects Clear Teaching Credential. I have been teaching for 21 years. I have been trained in several different programs including the Common Core Curriculum which California started in all the public schools this year (2014-2015).

Elementary Math

I am certified to teach math. I make it fun! We use a lot of manipulatives, play games like around the world (multiplication, addition, subtraction & division), flashcards, worksheets, etc.
We also have timed tests to keep improving scores. I love teaching math.

Elementary Science

Being an elementary school teacher affords me the opportunity to teach many subjects. The best thing about science is a methodical study of nature that forms a hypothesis, prediction and explanation. Children love it because it is "hands-on" and fun!


I teach every aspect of English and (ESL): listening skills, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and proofreading.

I went to Costa Rica during my off-track time to receive my CLAD (Cross-Cultural Language Acquisition Development Certificate) which affords me the opportunity to teach non-English speaking students.


I've been trained in the Common Core curriculum.

Common Core emphasizes such things as written expression, reading comprehension, vocabulary-building, critical thinking and logic.


I am certified to teach Phonics. Learning to read and spell is based on phonics and therefore important to learn. A student will be able to interpret a word by it's phonetics.


I myself check my own work just like I tell my students how important it is to proofread theirs.

A whole paper, ad, letter, job application, etc. can be dismissed because of errors that were not caught because one didn't take the time to proofread their work.


Does your child:

have poor writing skills?

struggle retelling a story?

struggle with reading comprehension?

struggle with remembering what was read?

Social Studies

I am a certified teacher and have been teaching social studies for 21 years and am thoroughly excited to impart my knowledge of history to the students. It is like being in a time machine. I do a lot of traveling and bring in pictures and other artifacts from my escapades which makes it more exciting and fun....NOT BORING! It becomes real. A hands-on experience.


I have taken phonics classes, which help students with their reading and spelling. Using phonemic awareness (putting letter sounds together) is actual learning rather than "studying" by rote. When you learn the "rules," there isn't anything you can't read just by sounding it out.

Study Skills

In my 21 years of teaching with the Los Angeles Unified School District, I realized many students needed to learn how to study before they actually could.

I have many study skills "tricks" up my sleeves. Color coding, highlighting, underscoring, and summarizing are all good tools to use as study skills.

Everyone has their own unique modality for learning and therefore, I don't believe there is only one way to master a concept. I am flexible, however, I am committed to finding an avenue for comprehension before moving on to the next idea.

I am very good at helping students compartmentalize the areas of study they need to improve. By breaking down the larger pieces into smaller pieces into smaller chunks, I can lead a student to succeed.

I also teach skills like reading the questions for logic (common core.) Students learn how to comprehend and remember information for future reference. Learning can be fun!


I have an excellent vocabulary which I contribute to being an avid reader. My teachers/parents encouraged me to look words up in a dictionary or thesaurus rather than to tell me the answers to the meanings of the words. I teach vocabulary by definition, antonym, synonym and using the word in a sentence.

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Los Angeles Pierce College (Education)

California State University, Northridge (Other)

Perfect fit! — Ms. F seems to be a terrific fit for my 8 year old son. When he finished with his reading/phonics session he had a big smile on his face and could explain what he had learned. He later told me that Ms. F was 'really nice' which is important to him at this young age, but he did a lot of work! I saw confidence in him. Her credentials are impressive, we are looking forward to future success! Upd ...

— Selena from Encino, CA on 1/7/14

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Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

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Marsha will travel within 15 miles of Reseda, CA 91335.

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