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Maria V. Z.

Harlingen, TX

$30/hr

Patient, Effective Tutor for Pre-K through 6th grade

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Background check passed as of 12/1/14

Patient, Effective Tutor for Pre-K through 6th grade

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Hello! I am an experienced and certified teacher who has worked with children from kindergarten through 6th grades in both private and public schools. While I can tutor in most all subjects, I have a minor in English, and I especially love Reading! As a teacher, most of my students achieved great scores on standardized tests. I believe in using different methods to reach children with different learning styles. If a child gets "stuck" on a certain skill or concept, I try to think "out of the box" when looking for the best way to help that child succeed. Learning should be challenging, fun, and relevant for students to be motivated! I also like to use my NOOK tablet with learning apps to provide another aspect to lessons. If Wi-Fi is available in the house, I can also bring along my laptop so that students can access learning sites. I'm patient, firm and encouraging, and I really enjoy helping a child reach his or her goal. It truly is a team effort between parent, student, and tutor to achieve academic success!

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading,
SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher in Elementary education. My degree is a Bachelor of Science, with a major in elementary education, self-contained class, and a minor in English. I am also certified to teach early childhood education, which includes pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. I have taught the following grade levels and subject areas: kindergarten, first, second, third, and fifth grades, self-contained; fifth grade Reading, English Language Arts; sixth grade Reading, Language Arts (middle school).

Phonics

I have a lot of experience teaching phonics to young children. I taught kindergarten for three years and first grade for eight years, during which I used a combination of phonics and emergent reading techniques. I have also included phonics and decoding lessons with students in second through fifth grades.

Reading

I have more than 15 years of teaching primary grade students. As a kindergarten and first grade teacher, I used many different media to teach phonics and emergent reading skills. I created science and social studies mini-units that incorporated age-appropriate vocabulary and comprehension skills. I also kept a variety of reading media available in my classroom: skill leveled books, picture books, easy chapter books, magazines, and reference materials. My students were able to develop reading skills that were at grade level or above.

Texas A&I University
Elementary Education

Education

Texas A&I University (Elementary Education)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Maria V. will travel within 10 miles of Harlingen, TX 78550.


About Maria V.

Hello! I am an experienced and certified teacher who has worked with children from kindergarten through 6th grades in both private and public schools. While I can tutor in most all subjects, I have a minor in English, and I especially love Reading! As a teacher, most of my students achieved great scores on standardized tests. I believe in using different methods to reach children with different learning styles. If a child gets "stuck" on a certain skill or concept, I try to think "out of the box" when looking for the best way to help that child succeed. Learning should be challenging, fun, and relevant for students to be motivated! I also like to use my NOOK tablet with learning apps to provide another aspect to lessons. If Wi-Fi is available in the house, I can also bring along my laptop so that students can access learning sites. I'm patient, firm and encouraging, and I really enjoy helping a child reach his or her goal. It truly is a team effort between parent, student, and tutor to achieve academic success!

Education

Texas A&I University
Elementary Education

Education

Texas A&I University (Elementary Education)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Harlingen, TX 78550

Maria V.’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading,
SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Maria V. Z.

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