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Mara F.

Knowledgeable and motivating English and writing tutor.

Walnut Creek, CA (94598)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$50.00
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Mara's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Math:
ACT Math
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Geometry
SAT Math
English:
ACT English more »
ACT Reading
Bible Studies
English more »
ESL/ESOL more »
Grammar more »
Literature
Proofreading
Public Speaking
Reading
SAT Reading more »
SAT Writing more »
TOEFL more »
Vocabulary
Writing more »
Science:
ACT Science
Anthropology more »
Philosophy
Psychology
Sociology
Language:
ESL/ESOL more »
Italian more »
Spanish
Speech
TOEFL more »
History:
Anthropology more »
European History
Geography
Music History
Religion more »
Social Studies
World History
Music:
Composition (Music)
General Music
Music History
Music Theory
Songwriting
Art:
Art History
Composition (Music)
Elementary Education:
Grammar more »
Reading
Study Skills more »
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
English more »
ESL/ESOL more »
Geometry
Reading
SAT Math
SAT Reading more »
Spanish
Study Skills more »
Writing more »
Test Preparation:
ACT English more »
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science
CBEST more »
CLAST
GED
GRE
PSAT more »
SAT Math
SAT Reading more »
SAT Writing more »
SSAT
TEAS
TOEFL more »
Sports/Recreation:
Yoga more »
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL more »
Grammar more »
Italian more »
Proofreading
Public Speaking
Spanish

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ACT English

I have extensive experience teaching test preparation in English, Science and Social Sciences in a variety of college preparatory tests.

Anthropology

I have a BA in Anthropology Magna cum Laude from the University of South Florida (1998) and I have pursued my graduate studies in Consciousness Studies and Psychology with an eye to anthropological issues. I have conducted extensive research on the Genome Diversity Project and ethnological research such as How Hindu People Live their Religion at a Hindu Temple and Yoga Consciousness at a Yoga Studio for my Honors Thesis, to name a few. I know Cultural Anthropology and can teach or tutor in the subject.

CBEST

I have taken the CBEST test with high scores in all sections. I can comfortably teach both the subject areas of reading, writing and math in the test and the strategies required to pass the test successfully.

English

Writing is my passion and my daily focus as I teach this subject to many students and I progress through my doctorate in Educational Psychology that requires countless written assignments. I have experience in creative and expository writing, TOEFL test preparation and numerous school assignments and projects. I also teach strategies to improve style and content. Please, contact me and I will transmit my love of writing to you too!

ESL/ESOL

I have taught and tutored in ESL for over 9 years in all skills, including reading, listening, writing, speaking, test-taking and study skills. I also trained teachers to teach ESL and other languages while working in the capacity of Instructional Supervisor at Berlitz San Francisco. I have experience with corporate, adult, college, high school and elementary school students. I teach all levels of proficiency.

Grammar

I am an ESL teacher and K-12 tutor. I have extensive experience in teaching grammar, reading comprehension, vocabulary and study skills, among other subjects.

Italian

I am an Italian native speaker who taught Italian at Berlitz and privately. I can teach all skills, all levels. Arrivederci!

PSAT

I have extensive experience in preparing students to take the PSAT, SAT, ACT and TOEFL college prep tests. In order to do well on these tests, students have to develop a critical understanding of the material and the accompanying strategies that will allow them to be successful. That is what we learn in class, along with grammar and focused reading comprehension in all subjects. I can certainly help students reach their goals!

Religion

I have a BA degree in Comparative Religious Studies from the University of South Florida, Magna cum Laude, and have extensive research experience in many topics of religious and spiritual nature such as Yoga Consciousness, Hindu Religion, Buddhist Philosophy and Consciousness Studies, to name a few. Moreover, I have obtained a Master's degree in Metaphysics from the University of Metaphysics in Studio City, CA. I have practiced as a spiritual counselor for 3 years.

SAT Reading

I have extensive experience in preparing students to take the SAT, ACT and TOEFL college prep tests. In order to do well on these tests, students have to develop a critical understanding of the material and the accompanying strategies that will allow them to be successful. That is what we learn in class, along with essay writing, grammar and focused reading comprehension in all subjects. I can certainly help students reach their goals!

SAT Writing

I have extensive experience in preparing students to take the SAT, ACT and TOEFL college prep tests. In order to do well on these tests, students have to develop a critical understanding of the material and the accompanying strategies that will allow them to be successful. That is what we learn in class, along with essay writing, grammar and focused reading comprehension in all subjects. I can certainly help students reach their goals!

Study Skills

I have substantial experience teaching Study Skills to individual students and groups. I was extensively trained at Score and continue to apply my knowledge with all my students, specifically devising plans for students with learning disabilities and those who prepare to take academic tests such as TOEFL. Moreover, I teach study skills to my ESL students to maximize their study habits.

TOEFL

Experienced ESL teacher, taught TOEFL preparation for over six years. Focus on subject matter and strategies to learn the material and do well on the test.

Writing

Have you ever wondered how you can improve your writing skills, express your feelings, answer complex test questions or write down your dreams, poems and precious memories in an unforgettable way? If all of this is familiar to you, then you have found the right person. I love writing and can help you find the inspiration to express your art in words. Please, contact me so that you can start writing!

Yoga

I have BA degrees in Religious Studies, Anthropology and MA degrees in Consciousness Studies and Metaphysics that included extensive study of different Yoga philosophies at the intellectual level. I also have years of experience in Yoga as a form of physical exercise that connects body postures with the depth of understanding of the mind. I can help students who want to do more in depth research of the philosophical issues dealt with in Yoga philosophy.

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Approved Subjects

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