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Marialuz H.

Bakersfield, CA


Math, English, Spanish Tutor: Succeed in these subjects

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Background check passed as of 12/21/11

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College of the Sequioas


College of the Sequioas

About Marialuz


I am currently a student at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Ca and have met all the requirements for an AA English degree, but I am continuing my education to earn an AS math degree as well. I plan to transfer to a university after the Spring of 2013 to work on a BA and BS degree and teacher's credentials so that I may work as a high school math and English teacher. I also have a dream of one day going to graduate school to earn a PHD in Education. I have always had a strong passion for education, yet school has always been difficult for me.

I am not one to quickly understand concepts like other students, but after much patience and lots of time I have become very skilled at these subjects. I am a math and English major; English is my strongest subject, but I must say that math is definitely not easy for me, yet I have managed to maintain my high grades in all my classes.

I have learned to teach myself ways to make learning more simple, and I use those methods and strategies with other students. Because I have to put much time into learning, I feel that I can relate to the students that I have tutored in the past. This has also aided me in helping my younger brother, who has a learning disability, with his math and English classes. I am very patient, motivated, optimistic, passionate about teaching and education and determined not to give up. I know that school is not easy, but my goal is to help the students I tutor have a better understanding of what they are studying so that they will no longer feel lost and overwhelmed with school-that they continue their education and gain confidence knowing that they can achieve what they set their mind to.

In the past, I have done lots of volunteer tutoring: as a private algebra student for a middle school student, as a teacher's assistant at my former middle/elementary school during the summer, and as a volunteer tutor helping to prepare students in passing the CAHSEE exam. I now work as a Math and Spanish tutor at the College of the Sequoias and sometimes as a private algebra tutor.

If interested in my tutoring services, I would be more than willing to work with you. Hope to hear from you soon! Good luck in your subjects!

I am currently a student at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Ca and have met all the requirements for an AA English degree, but I am continuing my education to earn an AS math degree as well. I plan to transfer to
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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Bakersfield, CA 93311
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Literature, Proofreading,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Phonics, Reading, Spelling,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Track & Field

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have tutored and helped many students with Algebra 1. Algebra is one of my stronger subjects, and I have had positive results in my past tutoring sessions.

Algebra 2

I once struggled with this class, but today I now help others who faced some of the issues that I once had to deal with. I've found methods and strategies that make Algebra 2 look like a piece of cake and not so intimidating.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have done volunteer work related to Elementary teaching. I have volunteered during the summer at my former elementary/middle school and worked with students in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 8th grade. I work really well with young students and am patient and very understanding. I also try to see from the young student's point of view. This enables me to better understand where the student is having trouble.

Elementary Math

It is important to understand and have a grasp on this subject because it is the foundation for other future math classes. My goal is to first begin with working on understanding the fundamentals so that the student will then feel confident in conquering other math level and classes. Elementary students like to play games and I believe that math is like a game; my goal is to make the student view math less as a tedious subject and more like a fun game because that's what math is. All we need is a little patience and some time, and we'll be on our way to enjoying math!


Why study English if you can already speak it? In studying English, we allow ourselves to sound more professional and can communicate our thoughts and ideas a lot more clearly. Listeners and readers will be able to fully understand what we are saying all because we have studied English.


Commas, periods, sentence structure...all contribute to our proper grammar. Grammar is fundamentally important because it can be the difference between a good paper and a GREAT paper. It's about structure and making the words not only look good on the paper, but also sound good to the ears.


Prealgebra is the subject that some people find to be easy, while others find to be frustrating.
Don't worry. Prealgebra can be fun once we look at math a little differently. In the past, I have tutored in this subject and have used methods that enable both the student and I to remember the tricks to conquer negatives, decimals, fractions, word problems and more!

Prealgebra can be fun! We only need a little time and patience.


Learning how to proofread our own work or the work of others helps us learn about our strengths and weaknesses in writing. It can be the difference between a C paper and an A paper. Proofreading requires us to look at grammar, spelling, writing style, sentence and paragraph structure and much more. It sounds scary right? Well, once we get a hang of it, it can actually be a lot of fun.


Sometimes I think that spelling isn't as important as it used to be. Now we have spell check on our computers that automatically corrects our spelling, but sometimes we do not have this technology available with us at all times. It is important to know how spelling works and understand the basic rules and tricks that go along with spelling.


Writing is one of my greatest passions. I love it, but I didn't always LOVE it. I started to enjoy it after learning my strengths and working on my weakness. After doing this, I learned that writing can actually be fun. We just have to let our mind free in the beginning and then harness our thoughts and maybe do some organizing to create a wonderful paper that flows and sounds beautiful.

I believe that everyone has unique ideas. I've noticed that the number one problem that most students encounter is ORGANIZATION. Sometimes we just need a little guidance in order to have a wonderful writing experience.

College of the Sequioas


College of the Sequioas

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marialuz will travel within 20 miles of Bakersfield, CA 93311.