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Dr. Mara B.

Art History, Philosophy, APA, Writing, and PK-12 Education Specialist

Art History, Philosophy, APA, Writing, and PK-12 Education Specialist

$112/hour

About Dr. Mara


Bio

You will respond positively to my method of direct instruction involving caring, personalized attention.

Art History, English, Literature, Philosophy, Teacher Education, and Writing are my principal subject specializations.

Avail of my word count-based editing and proofreading services. For tight deadlines, I can be available on extremely short notice, all year round.

Ace that paper! As an editor, I help you plan, outline, draft, edit, and proofread personal statements, philosophy...

You will respond positively to my method of direct instruction involving caring, personalized attention.

Art History, English, Literature, Philosophy, Teacher Education, and Writing are my principal subject specializations.

Avail of my word count-based editing and proofreading services. For tight deadlines, I can be available on extremely short notice, all year round.

Ace that paper! As an editor, I help you plan, outline, draft, edit, and proofread personal statements, philosophy papers, academic research papers, theses, dissertations, and long form articles. Note: Editing and Proofreading available face-to-face and online. Best of all, I guarantee accuracy and a quick turnaround.

Ace that test! Your success, as a registered student on Wyzant, is important to me, so let's start immediately to address your concerns.

I have a master's in English Education, Art History, and a doctorate in Pedagogy and Philosophy from Montclair State University, New Jersey. I am, additionally, a credentialed English teacher in New Jersey and California.

Maintaining high standards for dialogue is the key to a successful tutorial. Mine is an inquiry-based approach where students grow in reasonableness and self-confidence. I teach philosophy at the university level, in a teacher education program. My commitment to critical, creative, and caring thinking is in keeping with being a teacher of Philosophy for Children and Teens.

I teach educational research courses and can guide you at every stage of the process, in accordance with the APA (7th Ed.) formatting and style guide.

In Los Angeles, I have taught as a 9-12 English Language Arts HQT and can help you write in the MLA format and style. Mainly, I teach graduate level literacy courses, in addition to educational technology, research methods, and philosophy.

Under pressure? Get in touch with me. I am results-oriented and deliver positive outcomes.

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I am available round-the-clock, on the Wyzant tutoring platform ONLINE!


Education

B.S.Ed., M.A., University of the Philippines
English, Art History
Teaching (English), Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, New Jersey
Masters
Doctorate in Pedagogy and Philosophy, Montclair State University
EdD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $119
  • Rate details: Rates are determined on a case-to-case basis. A late cancellation fee applies and is equivalent to the cost of the entire lesson. The rate stated is per person and applies to an hour or part thereof.
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Arcadia, CA 91007
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/27/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Art History

Ace AP Art History! I will teach you how to write successful essays for exams and projects in Art History. As a teacher, I have been an Instructor for Introduction to Art History and AP Art History. You will come away knowing the achievements of artistic giants, a wide array of seminal works, and stylistic movements. Historical circumstances, societal values, and shifting personal and collective identities will be foregrounded. You will also become better at navigating and interpreting visual representations and various media. Furthermore, as a previously Hong Kong-based art consultant, I have longstanding entrepreneurial experience in arts promotion and the art market. In addition to my projects is that of being Registrar for the retrospective held at Montclair State University, "Andy Warhol: Through a Glass Starkly." I use the WYZANT ONLINE CLASSROOM for remote lessons.

Computer

Macintosh

Macintosh

Upgrade your Macintosh skills set and expand your knowledge. Also, learn how to use both Apple and Microsoft platforms. I teach a literacy course where computer integration in the classroom is essential for promoting learning opportunities. Learn from me and you will be able to demonstrate increased facility in computer use and operation. I use the WYZANT ONLINE CLASSROOM for remote lessons.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

Among the many qualities success is built on, effective use of language remains the one that is most coveted. Your communication skills are an indication of your capabilities, and grammar above all contributes to your overall presentation as an educated and accomplished individual worthy of trust. Poor grammar--like incorrect spelling--can be an unwelcome distraction. It is one thing to be able to call another person's attention in a positive way, but it is much more important to maintain it, and for you to be held in high esteem. As my student, you will learn to communicate in written and oral form, using impeccable and correct grammar. I will help you learn the relevant knowledge and skills in English usage. I guarantee, you will gain exceptional mastery of English.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I specialize in editing according to the APA Formatting and Style Guide, the Turabian and Chicago Manuals of Style, and the MLA (Modern Language Association) Style. I have expertise in writing in the field of Education. Whenever I edit, I ensure that language, text, citations, and bibliography, accurately follow stylistic and formatting requirements. Moreover, I will point out reliable sources, provide structure, and edit. I guarantee correctness and a quick turnaround. As I have been a feature writer in English for international publications, you can also avail of my proofreading and editing services.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

Among the many qualities success is built on, effective use of language remains the one that is most coveted. Your communication skills are an indication of your capabilities, and grammar above all contributes to your overall presentation as an educated and accomplished individual worthy of trust. Poor grammar--like incorrect spelling--can be an unwelcome distraction. It is one thing to be able to call another person's attention in a positive way, but it is much more important to maintain it, and for you to be held in high esteem. As my student, you will learn to communicate in written and oral form, using impeccable and correct grammar. I will help you learn the relevant knowledge and skills in English usage. I guarantee, you will gain exceptional mastery of English.
Spelling,

Spelling

I will equip you with skills so that you develop mastery of spelling. I can also edit and proofread your written work for accuracy.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Being a persuasive speaker with a wide vocabulary at my fingertips, I have first hand experience with what these personal traits have, over the years, contributed to my personal success. With me as your instructor, you will learn strategies for developing a wide vocabulary and skills for accurate spelling. We will engage in strengthening exercises that will sharpen thinking, so that, even under pressure, you are literally thinking on your feet.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Preparing for the ACT English, you will sense a marked improvement in your test taking skills. I teach you targeted test taking strategies so that you approach test items with knowing recognition. You will develop thinking skills and gain the knowledge required for producing the best answer. In responding to prompts, you will be organized, persuasive, and thorough. For remote sessions, I use the WYZANT ONLINE CLASSROOM.
English,

English

At present, I teach British Literature, Shakespeare, and the full coverage of the English Language Arts (ELA) and ELA Honors curriculum. I am a credentialed English teacher in New Jersey and California. I also teach university-level Critical Thinking. Additionally, as a Wyzant tutor, I provide guidance in writing papers. The editorial supervision I give supports scholarly papers at the graduate/postgraduate levels, including those that need to conform to findings in a similarity index from a document viewer.
Grammar,

Grammar

Among the many qualities success is built on, effective use of language remains the one that is most coveted. Your communication skills are an indication of your capabilities, and grammar above all contributes to your overall presentation as an educated and accomplished individual worthy of trust. Poor grammar--like incorrect spelling--can be an unwelcome distraction. It is one thing to be able to call another person's attention in a positive way, but it is much more important to maintain it, and for you to be held in high esteem. As my student, you will learn to communicate in written and oral form, using impeccable and correct grammar. I will help you learn the relevant knowledge and skills in English usage. I guarantee, you will gain exceptional mastery of English.
Literature,

Literature

Mine is a present and ongoing career as an English teacher. My degrees in English, concentrating on literature and writing, are invested in the lessons you will receive about literary genres, forms, features, authors and poets, literary terms, analysis, and criticism. These lessons double as writing tutorials because you are a learner who writes in response to the reading material at hand. You, as the student, will learn how to support your claims and how to cite evidence from the text, whether it be from American Literature, African-American Literature, British Literature, Shakespeare, Contemporary Literature, Young Adult and Children's Literature, Postcolonial and World Literatures. The outcome is that you will be writing very much better narratives, research projects, persuasive and argumentative essays. I use the WYZANT ONLINE CLASSROOM for remote lessons.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I specialize in editing according to the APA Formatting and Style Guide, the Turabian and Chicago Manuals of Style, and the MLA (Modern Language Association) Style. I have expertise in writing in the field of Education. Whenever I edit, I ensure that language, text, citations, and bibliography, accurately follow stylistic and formatting requirements. Moreover, I will point out reliable sources, provide structure, and edit. I guarantee correctness and a quick turnaround. As I have been a feature writer in English for international publications, you can also avail of my proofreading and editing services.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Preparing for the PSAT, SAT test &/or ACT Writing, you will sense a marked improvement in your test taking skills. I teach you targeted test taking strategies so that you approach test items with knowing recognition. You will develop higher order thinking. You will acquire the knowledge and skills required to speedily produce the best answer. In responding to prompts, you will be organized, persuasive, and thorough.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Preparing for the PSAT and SAT, you will sense a marked improvement in your test taking skills. I teach you targeted test taking strategies so that you approach test items with knowing recognition. You will develop higher order thinking. You will obtain the knowledge and skills required to work out the best answer. In responding to prompts, you will be organized, persuasive, and thorough.
Spelling,

Spelling

I will equip you with skills so that you develop mastery of spelling. I can also edit and proofread your written work for accuracy.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

You will achieve a very high score when I prepare you for the TOEFL because I will equip you with knowledge of the test and relevant test-taking strategies. My students have obtained VERY HIGH scores on the TOEFL!
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Being a persuasive speaker with a wide vocabulary at my fingertips, I have first hand experience with what these personal traits have, over the years, contributed to my personal success. With me as your instructor, you will learn strategies for developing a wide vocabulary and skills for accurate spelling. We will engage in strengthening exercises that will sharpen thinking, so that, even under pressure, you are literally thinking on your feet.
Writing

Writing

Writing will be purposeful because you are a person, who wants to achieve certain goals in writing. Writing tutorials will be foregrounded by a model of good writing, followed by guided practice. You will learn to set an objective and theme for writing. Write freely or draw up an outline. Draft. Moreover, you will be able to articulate ideas using precise vocabulary, and to be thorough and concise. You can provide good reasons for conclusions, include personal experience, record oral exchange, or cite from textual material. The outcome is that you will be writing very much better narratives, research projects, persuasive and argumentative essays, critiques, letters and memos, and even, book reports. This also describes tutorial sessions in Expository Writing and Advanced Composition. I can teach you the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook, APA Formatting and Style Guide, Seventh Edition, the Turabian and the Chicago Manuals of Style, and the MLA (Modern Language Association) Style. Whatever I edit, language, text, citations, and bibliography accurately follow stylistic and formatting requirements. Moreover, I will point out reliable sources, provide structure, and edit. Last but not least, students will receive constructive criticism: encouraging them to excel, clarifying what is good in their work, revising when their writing isn't clear, and following specific directions on how to do better. I use the WYZANT ONLINE CLASSROOM for remote lessons.

History

Art History,

Art History

Ace AP Art History! I will teach you how to write successful essays for exams and projects in Art History. As a teacher, I have been an Instructor for Introduction to Art History and AP Art History. You will come away knowing the achievements of artistic giants, a wide array of seminal works, and stylistic movements. Historical circumstances, societal values, and shifting personal and collective identities will be foregrounded. You will also become better at navigating and interpreting visual representations and various media. Furthermore, as a previously Hong Kong-based art consultant, I have longstanding entrepreneurial experience in arts promotion and the art market. In addition to my projects is that of being Registrar for the retrospective held at Montclair State University, "Andy Warhol: Through a Glass Starkly." I use the WYZANT ONLINE CLASSROOM for remote lessons.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

As a teacher of government and politics, I have the knowledge and teaching experience you require in a tutor. I will teach you how to complete assignments and pass tests and exams with flying colors. You will be able to understand concepts in their historical context and relate them to current issues. When you are called upon, you can take a definitive stance and make convincing arguments in relation to them. For remote lessons, I use the WYZANT ONLINE CLASSROOM.
Music History,

Music History

In addition to Music Appreciation, I am able to provide guidance in Music History because I taught the 2-part undergraduate level Introductory Music History course, with coverage from Antiquity, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, 20th c. and Contemporary periods, including the major works of composers Handel, Haydn, Brahms, Puccini, Cage, and Partch, among others. In my teaching, the focus is thematic analyses and personal meaning.
Philosophy

Philosophy

I am a philosopher and my work is in teaching ethical inquiry through literature and the arts, including music. My principal concern is the three C's of ethical content: common, central, and contestable. My own thinking has been informed by Spinoza for ethics of the emotions, Dewey for pragmatism in dialogic inquiry, and Nussbaum for contemporary philosophical concerns. I presently teach courses in philosophical inquiry, critical thinking, and the philosophical foundations of education. For private instruction, I draw up targeted mini-syllabi in response to your concern, facilitate dialogue, and help clarify your thinking. I use the WYZANT ONLINE CLASSROOM for remote lessons.

Homeschool

English,

English

At present, I teach British Literature, Shakespeare, and the full coverage of the English Language Arts (ELA) and ELA Honors curriculum. I am a credentialed English teacher in New Jersey and California. I also teach university-level Critical Thinking. Additionally, as a Wyzant tutor, I provide guidance in writing papers. The editorial supervision I give supports scholarly papers at the graduate/postgraduate levels, including those that need to conform to findings in a similarity index from a document viewer.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Preparing for the PSAT, SAT test &/or ACT Writing, you will sense a marked improvement in your test taking skills. I teach you targeted test taking strategies so that you approach test items with knowing recognition. You will develop higher order thinking. You will acquire the knowledge and skills required to speedily produce the best answer. In responding to prompts, you will be organized, persuasive, and thorough.
Spelling,

Spelling

I will equip you with skills so that you develop mastery of spelling. I can also edit and proofread your written work for accuracy.
Writing

Writing

Writing will be purposeful because you are a person, who wants to achieve certain goals in writing. Writing tutorials will be foregrounded by a model of good writing, followed by guided practice. You will learn to set an objective and theme for writing. Write freely or draw up an outline. Draft. Moreover, you will be able to articulate ideas using precise vocabulary, and to be thorough and concise. You can provide good reasons for conclusions, include personal experience, record oral exchange, or cite from textual material. The outcome is that you will be writing very much better narratives, research projects, persuasive and argumentative essays, critiques, letters and memos, and even, book reports. This also describes tutorial sessions in Expository Writing and Advanced Composition. I can teach you the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook, APA Formatting and Style Guide, Seventh Edition, the Turabian and the Chicago Manuals of Style, and the MLA (Modern Language Association) Style. Whatever I edit, language, text, citations, and bibliography accurately follow stylistic and formatting requirements. Moreover, I will point out reliable sources, provide structure, and edit. Last but not least, students will receive constructive criticism: encouraging them to excel, clarifying what is good in their work, revising when their writing isn't clear, and following specific directions on how to do better. I use the WYZANT ONLINE CLASSROOM for remote lessons.

Language

TOEFL

TOEFL

You will achieve a very high score when I prepare you for the TOEFL because I will equip you with knowledge of the test and relevant test-taking strategies. My students have obtained VERY HIGH scores on the TOEFL!

Most Popular

English,

English

At present, I teach British Literature, Shakespeare, and the full coverage of the English Language Arts (ELA) and ELA Honors curriculum. I am a credentialed English teacher in New Jersey and California. I also teach university-level Critical Thinking. Additionally, as a Wyzant tutor, I provide guidance in writing papers. The editorial supervision I give supports scholarly papers at the graduate/postgraduate levels, including those that need to conform to findings in a similarity index from a document viewer.
Writing

Writing

Writing will be purposeful because you are a person, who wants to achieve certain goals in writing. Writing tutorials will be foregrounded by a model of good writing, followed by guided practice. You will learn to set an objective and theme for writing. Write freely or draw up an outline. Draft. Moreover, you will be able to articulate ideas using precise vocabulary, and to be thorough and concise. You can provide good reasons for conclusions, include personal experience, record oral exchange, or cite from textual material. The outcome is that you will be writing very much better narratives, research projects, persuasive and argumentative essays, critiques, letters and memos, and even, book reports. This also describes tutorial sessions in Expository Writing and Advanced Composition. I can teach you the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook, APA Formatting and Style Guide, Seventh Edition, the Turabian and the Chicago Manuals of Style, and the MLA (Modern Language Association) Style. Whatever I edit, language, text, citations, and bibliography accurately follow stylistic and formatting requirements. Moreover, I will point out reliable sources, provide structure, and edit. Last but not least, students will receive constructive criticism: encouraging them to excel, clarifying what is good in their work, revising when their writing isn't clear, and following specific directions on how to do better. I use the WYZANT ONLINE CLASSROOM for remote lessons.

Music

Music History

Music History

In addition to Music Appreciation, I am able to provide guidance in Music History because I taught the 2-part undergraduate level Introductory Music History course, with coverage from Antiquity, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, 20th c. and Contemporary periods, including the major works of composers Handel, Haydn, Brahms, Puccini, Cage, and Partch, among others. In my teaching, the focus is thematic analyses and personal meaning.

Other

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

As a teacher of government and politics, I have the knowledge and teaching experience you require in a tutor. I will teach you how to complete assignments and pass tests and exams with flying colors. You will be able to understand concepts in their historical context and relate them to current issues. When you are called upon, you can take a definitive stance and make convincing arguments in relation to them. For remote lessons, I use the WYZANT ONLINE CLASSROOM.
Philosophy

Philosophy

I am a philosopher and my work is in teaching ethical inquiry through literature and the arts, including music. My principal concern is the three C's of ethical content: common, central, and contestable. My own thinking has been informed by Spinoza for ethics of the emotions, Dewey for pragmatism in dialogic inquiry, and Nussbaum for contemporary philosophical concerns. I presently teach courses in philosophical inquiry, critical thinking, and the philosophical foundations of education. For private instruction, I draw up targeted mini-syllabi in response to your concern, facilitate dialogue, and help clarify your thinking. I use the WYZANT ONLINE CLASSROOM for remote lessons.

Science

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I am a philosopher and my work is in teaching ethical inquiry through literature and the arts, including music. My principal concern is the three C's of ethical content: common, central, and contestable. My own thinking has been informed by Spinoza for ethics of the emotions, Dewey for pragmatism in dialogic inquiry, and Nussbaum for contemporary philosophical concerns. I presently teach courses in philosophical inquiry, critical thinking, and the philosophical foundations of education. For private instruction, I draw up targeted mini-syllabi in response to your concern, facilitate dialogue, and help clarify your thinking. I use the WYZANT ONLINE CLASSROOM for remote lessons.
Psychology

Psychology

A Doctor of Education, I have a thriving practice reviewing and editing research papers. If you want your paper to conform to American Psychological Association (APA-7th ed.) style guidelines and format, let me help you. You require accuracy and a quick turnaround, both of which I can guarantee. For remote sessions, I use the Wyzant online classroom.

Summer

Writing

Writing

Writing will be purposeful because you are a person, who wants to achieve certain goals in writing. Writing tutorials will be foregrounded by a model of good writing, followed by guided practice. You will learn to set an objective and theme for writing. Write freely or draw up an outline. Draft. Moreover, you will be able to articulate ideas using precise vocabulary, and to be thorough and concise. You can provide good reasons for conclusions, include personal experience, record oral exchange, or cite from textual material. The outcome is that you will be writing very much better narratives, research projects, persuasive and argumentative essays, critiques, letters and memos, and even, book reports. This also describes tutorial sessions in Expository Writing and Advanced Composition. I can teach you the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook, APA Formatting and Style Guide, Seventh Edition, the Turabian and the Chicago Manuals of Style, and the MLA (Modern Language Association) Style. Whatever I edit, language, text, citations, and bibliography accurately follow stylistic and formatting requirements. Moreover, I will point out reliable sources, provide structure, and edit. Last but not least, students will receive constructive criticism: encouraging them to excel, clarifying what is good in their work, revising when their writing isn't clear, and following specific directions on how to do better. I use the WYZANT ONLINE CLASSROOM for remote lessons.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Preparing for the ACT English, you will sense a marked improvement in your test taking skills. I teach you targeted test taking strategies so that you approach test items with knowing recognition. You will develop thinking skills and gain the knowledge required for producing the best answer. In responding to prompts, you will be organized, persuasive, and thorough. For remote sessions, I use the WYZANT ONLINE CLASSROOM.
PSAT,

PSAT

Let's get you ready for the ISEE and the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test,) the standardized test for high school sophomores and juniors, which helps determine eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship Program. It can also serve as practice for taking the SAT. Bring yourself closer to success!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Preparing for the PSAT, SAT test &/or ACT Writing, you will sense a marked improvement in your test taking skills. I teach you targeted test taking strategies so that you approach test items with knowing recognition. You will develop higher order thinking. You will acquire the knowledge and skills required to speedily produce the best answer. In responding to prompts, you will be organized, persuasive, and thorough.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Preparing for the PSAT and SAT, you will sense a marked improvement in your test taking skills. I teach you targeted test taking strategies so that you approach test items with knowing recognition. You will develop higher order thinking. You will obtain the knowledge and skills required to work out the best answer. In responding to prompts, you will be organized, persuasive, and thorough.
TOEFL

TOEFL

You will achieve a very high score when I prepare you for the TOEFL because I will equip you with knowledge of the test and relevant test-taking strategies. My students have obtained VERY HIGH scores on the TOEFL!

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Very Knowledgeable!

Dr. Mara tutored me on philosophy. She helped me understand in plain English the complicated textbook from class. She’s patient and is genuinely interested in the student learning at each session.

Susan, 2 lessons with Dr. Mara

More than above and beyond- A true intellect

Dr. Mara helped my daughter with complex college-level sociology content and provided clear and helpful tutoring. She also demonstrates a true dedication to help her students through follow up communication and sharing of resources. Dr. Mara deserves six stars, not only for her tutoring skill but the notable commitment to seeing her students succeed and background knowledge. Highly recommended!

Kate, 1 lesson with Dr. Mara

Very knowledgeable and kind tutor

My daughter had several lessons about World literature with Dr. Mara. Dr. Mara always prepares lessons lots and explain easily for a student. She does not doing my daughter's homework / essay but explains until student can revise them by herself.

Jeong, 8 lessons with Dr. Mara

Great teacher

Dr. Marla is great teacher. She was able easy to determinate my problems and offer solution. She provided good materials that should help me to become better in writing. My suggestions!!!

Alex, 4 lessons with Dr. Mara

Knowledgeable tutor

Dr. Mara was able to identify a disconnect in my writing style as it pertains to a research paper and help me adjust the way I was approaching it. This will definitely help me not just with this paper but with future papers also.

Greg, 1 lesson with Dr. Mara

Patient and tolerant CBEST Writing tutor

Useful tips, books, ideas, and samples about writing essay (CBEST Writng). We practiced how to connect different sentences in a paragraph. She was patient and tolerant with me.

Fabiana, 7 lessons with Dr. Mara

Great teacher

Dr.mara helped me a lot with my english. I would recommend her ! She will definitely help you with her knowledge!

RONALD, 8 lessons with Dr. Mara

Dr. Mara is the best!

my son love her, she was very pacient and she is a expert in teaching/tutoring, thanks for help my son, see you in our next session. We recomend her absolutely.

Nereo, 1 lesson with Dr. Mara

Patient, passionate tutor

I learned a lot in the one hour of tutoring. She explained in the simplest form, she's very passionate about teaching. She has patience and I feel confident with what she taught me so far to succeed in reading.

Michael, 4 lessons with Dr. Mara
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$112/hour

Dr. Mara B.

$112/hour

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Response time: 32 minutes