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Marja A.

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Silver Spring, MD (20906)

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I completed the Montgomery College Associate of Arts in Teaching with honors 3 years ago and went on to complete one year at Towson University in an education program. While at Towson, I realized that I am much better in individual or small group settings rather than classroom settings. I have tutored on a volunteer basis for almost 20 years. I love understanding how children think and guiding them to understand why their ideas are not working. I emphasize a feeling of success, a "can do" attitude, no matter how difficult a student might find something. I believe all children can learn what they need to in order to succeed and thrive.

When working with any grade or age student, I have an overall sense of how to explain concepts with respect to a student's understanding and I have a drive to make concepts as transparent as possible through comparisons of what students' areas of difficulty with more successful methods of solving, writing, and/or understanding a concept, problem, or other project that we are addressing at any given time.

Due to my physical disability (I use a walker), I am not able to access every home with steps (I need two handrails and someone who can carry my walker up and down steps for me), but I will do my best to get into most residences. I use paratransit (MetroAccess) and will be at every tutoring appointment either early or on time, depending on my ride. I am flexible with times and meeting places.

I look forward to meeting you and your students!

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Marja’s subjects

Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Sign Language
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Hard Of Hearing, Phonics, Special Needs
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Sign Language


I have an A.A. in Elementary Education from Montgomery College and took and did very well in a Teaching Reading course at Towson University.

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Current: Montgomery College: Rockville Campus

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marja will travel within 7 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20906.

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