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Marcela P.

Duarte, CA

$60/hour

Effective Spanish and English Tutor

In-person lessons
400+ Hours
5.0 average from 156 ratings
Marcela takes this job seriously!!!
— Gina, South Pasadena, CA on 2/17/16

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University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Anthropology
Southwestern Law School
J.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Master's

Education

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) (Anthropology)

Southwestern Law School (J.D.)

University of California, Los Angeles (Master's)

About Marcela

To me, learning is really about adapting effective learning strategies to the individual and teaching each student to enjoy learning. Then, learning issues can be clarified, evaluated, and resolved. This allows learning to be a fascinating, mind blowing, and interesting experience.

Intellectual growth, in essence, is based on:

1) clarity
2) creative simplicity
3) logical steps and leaps.

My subjects of proficiency are English, Spanish, German, Biology, History, Art History, SAT and ACT.
I have over 10 years of teaching High School, College, and Tutoring from ages K-Graduate school.
To me, learning is really about adapting effective learning strategies to the individual and teaching each student to enjoy learning. Then, learning issues can be clarified, evaluated, and resolved. This allows learning to be a fascinating, mind blowing, and interesting experience.

Intellectual growth, in essence, is based on:
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

My group rate differs from my default hourly rate; depends on subject and the amount of students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Duarte, CA 91010
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Marcela takes this job seriously!!!"

- Gina, South Pasadena, CA on 2/17/16

"A committed tutor, who is there for you."

- Melissa, Fullerton, CA on 6/13/15

"Organized and understanding tutor"

- Jessica, Covina, CA on 6/12/15

"Great Tutor"

- Amy, Monterey Park, CA on 2/26/14

"Very friendly and helpful!"

- Elizabeth, Azusa, CA on 11/28/13
Science:
Anthropology,
Archaeology,
Astronomy, Biology, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
Art:
Art History, Drawing,
Painting
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bar Exam,
College Counseling, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, German, Spanish
History:
American History,
Anthropology,
Archaeology,
European History, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills
Business:
Law, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness

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.

American History

I have many years of experience teaching and tutoring college level American History. My students have all attained A's in their course. In addition, I have also tutored college level writing with success.

Anthropology

I am a qualified in the subject of Anthropology because I have a bachelors in the subject from UC Riverside. I have also worked as a TA in UCR for lower division classes in anthropology and archaeology. In addition, I have done three field schools using the methods of anthropology.

Archaeology

I am a qualified in the subject of archaeology because I have a bachelors in the overall discipline of Anthropology from UC Riverside. I have also worked as a TA in UCR for lower division classes in anthropology and archaeology. In addition, I have done three field schools using the methods of anthropology and archaeology.

Bar Exam

I have 2+ years of experience tutoring for the California Bar Exam on a private basis. This tutoring includes essay writing in subject tests in: Contracts, Evidence, Corporations, Civil Procedure, Property law, Wills & Trust; MBE (multistate multiple choice test) practice, and Performance Test essay writing. My method of tutoring for the bar exam is to get the student to focus on the organization of their writing, to learn test taking strategies , and to write on the level the California Bar Examiners want and are looking for in a student. My background: I am a licensed attorney (CA Bar no. 283092) since 2012, and I received my Juris Doctorate in 2012 from Southwestern Law School.

Drawing

I have taken several art classes, that have prepared me to teach art to students. I have also won awards for my artwork for it's realism, and perspective. I have tutor as a volunteer children with disabilities to draw and paint, which made me realize how wonderful it is to teach something you love.

Public Speaking

I’m an independent instructor, consultant on business law and communication, as well as motivational and inspirational public speaker. My experience spans more than 2 years of exposure in public events: such as workshops and lectures. Member of CAALA and NSA (National Speaker Association).

Sociology

I have a Bachelor of Science degree with major in Anthropology, and chemistry minors (3.84 GPA). I finished successfully with a 3.8 GPA several undergraduate courses in Sociology while in UC Riverside: Introduction to Sociology, Evolutionary Sociology, Linguistic Diversity, and Global Change in society.

Spanish

I have taught Spanish privately for more than 7 years. I have taught students of different ages: from 1st grade to college level.

I particularly enjoy teaching students a new language because it opens them to so many new opportunities. My goal when teaching Spanish is to make it fun, practical, and motivate my students to discover a new culture. I believe the key to learning a language is to understand the culture and history behind that language. In addition, this should be supported by writing, speaking, and listening to the language.

Writing

I have tutored writing for over 7 years to High School and College level students with great success. All of my students, no matter their level, have improved their abilities, and their desire to write. I find most of the students I help have difficulty putting their thoughts down on paper, but through a process of asking and answering questions regarding their topic they can get a better grasp of what and how they want to write.

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Anthropology
Southwestern Law School
J.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Master's

Education

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) (Anthropology)

Southwestern Law School (J.D.)

University of California, Los Angeles (Master's)

Marcela takes this job seriously!!!

My 9th grade daughter is in Spanish III. There's quite a big difference between Spanish II & III. Marcela made sure she explained the parts my daughter is confused about in an easy to understand way. That night, we also received notes & worksheet. This is the kind of teacher you want when you want to learn anything.

— Gina, South Pasadena, CA on 2/17/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

My group rate differs from my default hourly rate; depends on subject and the amount of students.

Travel policy

Marcela will travel within 25 miles of Duarte, CA 91010.