My name is Maria, and I love learning -- whether I'm the one doing it, or helping someone else to, such as my four younger brothers, two of whom I have already helped extensively with college applications and essays. I recently completed graduate study at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M, and am available to tutor students at the elementary through higher education levels. My greatest strength is writing; for example, of the 5 major standardized tests I have taken (SAT twice, ACT twice, and GRE), I have never received less than a PERFECT SCORE on writing. That's the 99th percentile, to be precise!
Not only have I performed well on standardized tests and throughout my higher education career, but I also have on-the-ground teaching experience. I taught 40 second grade students (the vast majority of whom were English language learners) during my first year out of college, and, on average, drove them to grow over 1.5 years' worth in reading.
Lastly, I have a real knack for college applications; in fact, I've always said my dream job would be either college counselor or comedian. In other words, whether you want to work on an academic subject or a college/grad school application, I will help you do it well, and hopefully make you laugh along the way!
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