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Marian B.

Los Altos, CA

$50/hour

Trinity College Grad for Art History, History, and English Literature

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Background check passed as of 5/30/14

$50/Hour


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University of San Francisco
Art History
Trinity College, Dublin (University of Dublin)
Master's

Education

University of San Francisco (Art History)

Trinity College, Dublin (University of Dublin) (Master's)

About Marian

Hello! My name is Marian, and I am a faculty member at Foothill Community College in the Fine Arts Division. I recently graduated with my Master's in Irish Art History from Trinity College, Dublin. Prior to my Master's degree, I graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Arts Management. I have worked as a tutor since 2010, when I was taking courses at Foothill Community College. I have worked with college students in reading, writing, history, and Italian. During my undergraduate career, I interned at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose, and the de Young Museum in San Francisco. During my time at both of those institutions, I was working with high schoolers and elementary school students. I can produce my resume on request.

My tutoring methods include practical knowledge and textbook knowledge; I feel that these two methods work well together, as I have found that it is crucial to understand and give weight to different styles of learning. In order to be the best tutor for your needs, I ask that you give me as much information as possible so that I can create a plan that would best suit your needs.

Being a tutor is one of the greatest things I've ever done. I enjoy teaching, and the best reward is seeing a student gain confidence in a subject that they previously struggled with.
Hello! My name is Marian, and I am a faculty member at Foothill Community College in the Fine Arts Division. I recently graduated with my Master's in Irish Art History from Trinity College, Dublin. Prior to my Master's degree, I graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Arts Management. I have Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Los Altos, CA 94024
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Language:
Italian,
Reading
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Vocabulary

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.

Art History

After I received my Associate's degree in Art History from Foothill Community College, I transferred to the University of San Francisco for the completion of my Bachelor's degree in Art History and Arts Management. We did not have a concentration within our major at the University of San Francisco, so we were expected to intern at museums, galleries, and nonprofits. After I earned my Bachelor's degree, I attended Trinity College Dublin in Irish Art History. I wrote my dissertation on Franciscan architecture in Italy and Ireland. I plan on applying to PhD programs this year.

English

I worked as an English tutor at Foothill Community College from 2010 to 2012 as part of their Pass the Torch Program. I helped students with reading, and proofread their essays for grammatical errors.

European History

As an art history major, we were expected to be knowledgeable about the history surrounding an art piece. As a result, approximately 50% of our studies were devoted to European history.

Italian

During my education at the University of San Francisco, I took three semesters in Italian. During two of those semesters, I also taught conversational Italian to small groups of my peers. I was lucky enough to travel to Italy twice in the last five years.

Literature

I have always been an avid reader. In high school, I took honors-level English classes, and I read classics in my spare time.

Proofreading

Proofreading is a valuable skill to have when it comes to writing. As a Pass the Torch tutor at Foothill Community College, I needed to assess the essays of my students; proofreading their papers was a necessary step in them becoming a better writer. When I proofread an essay, I make sure that any changes I make are explained and understood by my pupil.

Reading

Reading is not a passive activity, especially when it comes to reading in a school environment. I can understand the difficulties that come with reading. As a part of my tutoring, I have certain activities that will help engage students, and will serve as checkpoints to ensure that the student retains the information they are reading.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary and reading go together. To help with vocabulary comprehension, I have a few exercises that can help with memorization and understanding vocabulary and how they fit into an sentence or passage.

World History

I was an honors student in college-level history courses. In addition to this, I have experience in teaching at a college-level, and tutoring European history and Asian history.

University of San Francisco
Art History
Trinity College, Dublin (University of Dublin)
Master's

Education

University of San Francisco (Art History)

Trinity College, Dublin (University of Dublin) (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marian will travel within 3 miles of Los Altos, CA 94024.