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Marta P.

Highly qualified tutor: Spanish, Elementary (k-6), CBEST, TOEFL

Sunnyvale, CA (94089)

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Hourly fee
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I am an experienced Spanish and elementary school teacher who has received many awards for her success in improving students' reading and writing skills. I hold a CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential which qualifies me to teach all the subjects in the elementary school curriculum. My success as a teacher gave me the opportunity to become, on one occasion, the reading specialist of the entire school and, on another occasion, the school principal, a position I held for five years. Currently I am a university supervisor working with student teachers for San Jose State University, San Jose,

I not only tutor conversational Spanish for adults but also middle and high school Spanish. In addition I specialize in preparing k-6 students attending dual immersion programs. i am native speaker of Spanish which enables me to provide my students with an excellent model of the spoken and written languages. I use a very interactive teaching method that immediately engages and motivates students and as a result they learn Spanish easily and without pressure.

My educational background has supported me greatly during my entire professional career by making me feel successful at all times. I am a graduate from one of the most distinguished institutions of higher education in the country: Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City. It was there where I earned a Masters Degree and a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) with emphasis in the education of language teachers.

As your tutor I welcome you to a quiet and positive learning environment in which every teaching strategy I use and every learning activity I organize will reinforce not only your desire to learn but also your motivation to study. I create this positive environment on the basis of respect, responsibility and the reassurance that you will succeed. I have a motto "you can and will succeed" in your subject matter. This motto is real and entirely supported by my vast professional experience and solid educational background.

Sincerely Yours,

Marta, Ed.D.

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Marta’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Spanish
Test Preparation:
CBEST, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
History:
American History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, TOEFL
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

CBEST

I hold a CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Santa Clara University. As one of the requirements for this credential, I passed the CBEST. I also hold a Doctorate in Education and a masters degree in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL) and in the preparation of language teachers. I received training in the teaching of reading and writing from experts in the field such as Lucy Cockins at Teachers College and Frank Smith at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Canada. In addition, I have worked with student-teachers for six years. I am currently a part-time faculty at San Jose State University working as a university supervisor for student teachers.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a CA Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential from Santa Clara University that qualifies me to teach all the subjects in the CA elementary (k-8) school curriculum. I have more than 20 years of successful teaching experience. My success is measured by many awards I have received over the years mainly because of my ability to improve my students' reading and writing skills. In addition, my success as a teacher gave me the opportunity, on one occasion, to become the reading specialist of the entire school, and on another occasion, to become the school principal, a position I held for 5 years.

My success as a teacher is based not only on my natural teaching ability but also on my extensive educational background. I have a masters and a doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and I have completed the course work for a Masters of Arts in Applied Linguistics from the University of Toronto, Canada.

Vocabulary

I have more than twenty years of teaching experience. I hold a Ca. teaching credential and a master's and doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University. I have received may awards for improving my students' reading and writing skills. As part of my strategies to help them improve their academic performance, I teach them how to study and learn. These two skills involve learning how to study, getting organized and being ready to learn. In addition, I explained to the students, the process that they follow when they are learning. The importance of making them conscious of the learning process is essential to getting them ready to study and learn.

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Education

University of Cordoba (Teaching of English)

Teachers College Columbia University (Master's)

Teachers College Columbia University, New York (EdD)

Significant progress! We had our quarterly progress report from school last week for my 2nd grader who is struggling in a Spanish/English dual immersion program. At her first progress report of the year, she was reading at a mid-kindergarten level in both English and Spanish, not even attempting to communicate in Spanish during class, and telling me often that she is the slowest kid in the class and hating it. After 3 ...

— Lindsay from Livermore, CA on 3/27/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Marta will travel within 20 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

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