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Marsha F.

Experienced Credentialed Teacher for both Children and Adults

Experienced Credentialed Teacher for both Children and Adults

$42/hour

  • 456 hours tutoring

  • Reseda Reseda, CA 91335

About Marsha


Bio

Hi! My name is Marsha, and I graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Multiple Subjects Clear Teaching Credential and a major in Child Development. I also have a Cross-cultural Language Acquisition Development Certificate which allows me to teach non-English speaking students (both adults and children). (See blog.)

I got this certificate when I was teaching a modified bilingual classroom for a year. I went to a language school in Costa Rica during my off-track...

Hi! My name is Marsha, and I graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Multiple Subjects Clear Teaching Credential and a major in Child Development. I also have a Cross-cultural Language Acquisition Development Certificate which allows me to teach non-English speaking students (both adults and children). (See blog.)

I got this certificate when I was teaching a modified bilingual classroom for a year. I went to a language school in Costa Rica during my off-track (vacation) time. Learning different customs and cultures is important to me. I feel it makes me a more effective teacher.

Children are our future and opening their minds is always an exciting time. I love the challenge of grabbing the teaching moment and turning it into the "ah ha moment" when the light bulb goes on, and I see your child understand concepts where they weren't available to him/her before.

In over 25 years of teaching, I've been able to impact my students with the love of learning. I teach math, reading, phonics, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, English as a Second Language, test taking skills and study skills.

I emphasize such things as written expression, reading comprehension, vocabulary-building, critical thinking, and logic. (Common Core Curriculum.)

Whether we are working on reading, spelling or math, I assign homework to review the subject taught, and keep the student engaged but not overwhelmed.

I am flexible with time. However, I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy. I am comfortable with tutoring both privately or in a group. I also provide an environment conducive to learning.

I look forward to hearing from you to find out how I can best be of service to meet your needs. Everyone can be successful in their studies and feel good about themselves. Let me help you reach those goals!


Education

Los Angeles Pierce College
Education
California State University, Northridge
Other

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Travel policy: Within 12 miles of Reseda, CA 91335
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/3/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

As an elementary and ESL teacher, I have been trained to teach reading. This includes English, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and phonics. My approach to this subject is guided by the Common Core standard of California. For each grade level, the standard states that the student is expected to "Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking." Of course, the specifics vary by grade level. I utilize the materials from the student's class to advance his/her grammar skills.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I myself check my own work just like I tell my students how important it is to proofread theirs. A whole paper, ad, letter, job application, etc. can be dismissed because of errors that were not caught because one didn't take the time to proofread their work.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Multiple Subjects Clear Teaching Credential. I believe in a caring, creative, and rigorous approach to tutoring. I work to help my students embrace the whole process of learning: the struggle to master difficult material, the freedom to make mistakes, the joy of discovery, and the pride felt in being successful. I have been teaching for 25+ years.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

If you are looking for a fun and innovative way for your children to learn and master elementary math, you will want to reach out to me. I have a wealth of experience and knowledge and would like to share it with my students. I am aware that each student has their own modality in which they learn, (auditory, visual, and/or kinesthetic) and I can patiently find creative ways to a successful understanding of math concepts which weren't there before. Some students think they don't like math because they don't understand it. All they really need is a little help. I believe every student can be successful!
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

My hope is help those who feel that they "can't do science" because "it's not their thing." I don't believe it's not your thing; you just haven't been helped by me! The best thing about science is...it is a methodical study of nature that forms a hypothesis, prediction and explanation. Children love it because it is "hands-on" and fun!
Grammar,

Grammar

As an elementary and ESL teacher, I have been trained to teach reading. This includes English, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and phonics. My approach to this subject is guided by the Common Core standard of California. For each grade level, the standard states that the student is expected to "Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking." Of course, the specifics vary by grade level. I utilize the materials from the student's class to advance his/her grammar skills.
Phonics,

Phonics

I am certified by the Los Angeles Unified School District to teach elementary students phonemic and phonological awareness. I teach letters, letter sounds, blending, dolch words (sight words), whole words, spelling, vocabulary and comprehension; all needed for reading and writing.
Reading,

Reading

One of the best ways to master reading is to become a "reader." I ask students to read aloud. I then ask questions about what they read, (summarize) to ensure comprehension.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have taken phonics classes, which help students with their reading and spelling. Using phonemic awareness (putting letter sounds together) is actual learning rather than "studying" by rote. When you learn the "rules," there isn't anything you can't read just by sounding it out.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

In my 25 years of teaching with the Los Angeles Unified School District, I realized many students needed to learn how to study before they actually could. I have many study skills "tricks" up my sleeves. Color coding, highlighting, underscoring, and summarizing are all good tools to use as study skills. Everyone has their own unique modality for learning and therefore, I don't believe there is only one way to master a concept. I am flexible, however, I am committed to finding an avenue for comprehension before moving on to the next idea. I am very good at helping students compartmentalize the areas of study they need to improve. By breaking down the larger pieces into smaller pieces into smaller chunks, I can lead a student to succeed. I also teach skills like reading the questions for logic (common core.) Students learn how to comprehend and remember information for future reference. Learning can be fun!
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I teach vocabulary by definition, antonym, synonym and using the word in a sentence.Depending on the grade level, I have the students draw a picture or look the word up in a dictionary or thesaurus.

English

English,

English

I teach every aspect of English and (ESL): listening skills, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and proofreading. I went to Costa Rica during my off-track time to receive my CLAD (Cross-Cultural Language Acquisition Development Certificate) which affords me the opportunity to teach non-English speaking students.
Grammar,

Grammar

As an elementary and ESL teacher, I have been trained to teach reading. This includes English, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and phonics. My approach to this subject is guided by the Common Core standard of California. For each grade level, the standard states that the student is expected to "Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking." Of course, the specifics vary by grade level. I utilize the materials from the student's class to advance his/her grammar skills.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I myself check my own work just like I tell my students how important it is to proofread theirs. A whole paper, ad, letter, job application, etc. can be dismissed because of errors that were not caught because one didn't take the time to proofread their work.
Reading,

Reading

One of the best ways to master reading is to become a "reader." I ask students to read aloud. I then ask questions about what they read, (summarize) to ensure comprehension.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have taken phonics classes, which help students with their reading and spelling. Using phonemic awareness (putting letter sounds together) is actual learning rather than "studying" by rote. When you learn the "rules," there isn't anything you can't read just by sounding it out.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I teach vocabulary by definition, antonym, synonym and using the word in a sentence.Depending on the grade level, I have the students draw a picture or look the word up in a dictionary or thesaurus.

History

Social Studies

Social Studies

I am a certified teacher and have been teaching social studies for 25 years and am thoroughly excited to impart my knowledge of history to the students. It is like being in a time machine. I do a lot of traveling and bring in pictures and other artifacts from my escapades which makes it more exciting and fun....NOT BORING! It becomes real. A hands-on experience.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Multiple Subjects Clear Teaching Credential. I believe in a caring, creative, and rigorous approach to tutoring. I work to help my students embrace the whole process of learning: the struggle to master difficult material, the freedom to make mistakes, the joy of discovery, and the pride felt in being successful. I have been teaching for 25+ years.
English,

English

I teach every aspect of English and (ESL): listening skills, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and proofreading. I went to Costa Rica during my off-track time to receive my CLAD (Cross-Cultural Language Acquisition Development Certificate) which affords me the opportunity to teach non-English speaking students.
Reading,

Reading

One of the best ways to master reading is to become a "reader." I ask students to read aloud. I then ask questions about what they read, (summarize) to ensure comprehension.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have taken phonics classes, which help students with their reading and spelling. Using phonemic awareness (putting letter sounds together) is actual learning rather than "studying" by rote. When you learn the "rules," there isn't anything you can't read just by sounding it out.
Study Skills

Study Skills

In my 25 years of teaching with the Los Angeles Unified School District, I realized many students needed to learn how to study before they actually could. I have many study skills "tricks" up my sleeves. Color coding, highlighting, underscoring, and summarizing are all good tools to use as study skills. Everyone has their own unique modality for learning and therefore, I don't believe there is only one way to master a concept. I am flexible, however, I am committed to finding an avenue for comprehension before moving on to the next idea. I am very good at helping students compartmentalize the areas of study they need to improve. By breaking down the larger pieces into smaller pieces into smaller chunks, I can lead a student to succeed. I also teach skills like reading the questions for logic (common core.) Students learn how to comprehend and remember information for future reference. Learning can be fun!

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Multiple Subjects Clear Teaching Credential. I believe in a caring, creative, and rigorous approach to tutoring. I work to help my students embrace the whole process of learning: the struggle to master difficult material, the freedom to make mistakes, the joy of discovery, and the pride felt in being successful. I have been teaching for 25+ years.
English,

English

I teach every aspect of English and (ESL): listening skills, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and proofreading. I went to Costa Rica during my off-track time to receive my CLAD (Cross-Cultural Language Acquisition Development Certificate) which affords me the opportunity to teach non-English speaking students.
Reading,

Reading

One of the best ways to master reading is to become a "reader." I ask students to read aloud. I then ask questions about what they read, (summarize) to ensure comprehension.
Study Skills

Study Skills

In my 25 years of teaching with the Los Angeles Unified School District, I realized many students needed to learn how to study before they actually could. I have many study skills "tricks" up my sleeves. Color coding, highlighting, underscoring, and summarizing are all good tools to use as study skills. Everyone has their own unique modality for learning and therefore, I don't believe there is only one way to master a concept. I am flexible, however, I am committed to finding an avenue for comprehension before moving on to the next idea. I am very good at helping students compartmentalize the areas of study they need to improve. By breaking down the larger pieces into smaller pieces into smaller chunks, I can lead a student to succeed. I also teach skills like reading the questions for logic (common core.) Students learn how to comprehend and remember information for future reference. Learning can be fun!

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

In my 25 years of teaching with the Los Angeles Unified School District, I realized many students needed to learn how to study before they actually could. I have many study skills "tricks" up my sleeves. Color coding, highlighting, underscoring, and summarizing are all good tools to use as study skills. Everyone has their own unique modality for learning and therefore, I don't believe there is only one way to master a concept. I am flexible, however, I am committed to finding an avenue for comprehension before moving on to the next idea. I am very good at helping students compartmentalize the areas of study they need to improve. By breaking down the larger pieces into smaller pieces into smaller chunks, I can lead a student to succeed. I also teach skills like reading the questions for logic (common core.) Students learn how to comprehend and remember information for future reference. Learning can be fun!

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

In my 25 years of teaching, I have experiences working with elementary school age students with ADD/ADHD. I did this in my own classroom. These students had their own I.E.P.'s. Some of the modifications I made in my class were: I gave students more time to complete a test or an assignment. I used the student as a time keeper when playing a game. I presented the material in a different way to the student. I let them use a squeeze toy when they were anxious. I let them stand behind their chair when they were anxious. I let them get a drink of water when they were anxious. I allowed the student to take the test, for example, by answering the questions out loud rather than using a paper and pencil. I used a "buy-in" reward system. Children are our future and opening their minds is always an exciting time. I love the challenge of grabbing the teaching moment and turning it into the "ah ha moment" when the light bulb goes on, and I see your child understand concepts where they weren't available to him/her before.
Phonics,

Phonics

I am certified by the Los Angeles Unified School District to teach elementary students phonemic and phonological awareness. I teach letters, letter sounds, blending, dolch words (sight words), whole words, spelling, vocabulary and comprehension; all needed for reading and writing.
Study Skills

Study Skills

In my 25 years of teaching with the Los Angeles Unified School District, I realized many students needed to learn how to study before they actually could. I have many study skills "tricks" up my sleeves. Color coding, highlighting, underscoring, and summarizing are all good tools to use as study skills. Everyone has their own unique modality for learning and therefore, I don't believe there is only one way to master a concept. I am flexible, however, I am committed to finding an avenue for comprehension before moving on to the next idea. I am very good at helping students compartmentalize the areas of study they need to improve. By breaking down the larger pieces into smaller pieces into smaller chunks, I can lead a student to succeed. I also teach skills like reading the questions for logic (common core.) Students learn how to comprehend and remember information for future reference. Learning can be fun!

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Multiple Subjects Clear Teaching Credential. I believe in a caring, creative, and rigorous approach to tutoring. I work to help my students embrace the whole process of learning: the struggle to master difficult material, the freedom to make mistakes, the joy of discovery, and the pride felt in being successful. I have been teaching for 25+ years.
Reading,

Reading

One of the best ways to master reading is to become a "reader." I ask students to read aloud. I then ask questions about what they read, (summarize) to ensure comprehension.
Study Skills

Study Skills

In my 25 years of teaching with the Los Angeles Unified School District, I realized many students needed to learn how to study before they actually could. I have many study skills "tricks" up my sleeves. Color coding, highlighting, underscoring, and summarizing are all good tools to use as study skills. Everyone has their own unique modality for learning and therefore, I don't believe there is only one way to master a concept. I am flexible, however, I am committed to finding an avenue for comprehension before moving on to the next idea. I am very good at helping students compartmentalize the areas of study they need to improve. By breaking down the larger pieces into smaller pieces into smaller chunks, I can lead a student to succeed. I also teach skills like reading the questions for logic (common core.) Students learn how to comprehend and remember information for future reference. Learning can be fun!

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (357 ratings)
5 star
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4 star
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3 star
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2 star
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Reviews


Great teacher!

Marsha has been working with my son for several months and she has helped him improve on his English and math skills.

Audrey, 17 lessons with Marsha

Great with kids

It’s tough for my son to focus, however with Marsha he felt confident. He did say he’s excited to meet up with her again, he said it was fun! Look forward to the next lesson. Thank You, Marsha!

Terry, 1 lesson with Marsha

Great tutor!

Marsha was very helpful. She was able to keep my very active first grader interested during the whole session. They covered a lot of different things and I was impressed with Marsha's skills and knowledge.

Tanya, 99 lessons with Marsha
Tutor responded:

Thank you Tanya. I look forward to continuing working with Alan.

Great

My son has had 10 lessons with Ms. Marsha. She’s helped him with his reading comprehension and story retelling. She’s also working with him on his writing skills and math. It’s great to have a tutor to work with him on multiple subjects and cater to his learning needs. Will continue to work with her.

Domenick , 10 lessons with Marsha

great teacher

Marsha was very helping, wonderful and understanding my goals that I needed to achieve. I definitely recommend her for teaching.

Daniel, 1 lesson with Marsha

Five Star Tutor!

Marsha has been working with our daughter on math and language arts for more than three months, and we have seen tremendous results. Our daughter is more confident in her capabilities, and her test scores have greatly improved. Marsha is very nurturing and encouraging, and has been a huge help!

Beth, 52 lessons with Marsha
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Beth. I am proud of Morgan, as well.

Great Tutor

My son had a lesson with Ms. Marsha. After introduction she got to work with him right away. She quickly had him focussed and tell summary of a story. Focusing was my son biggest issue but Ms. Fine somehow got him to focus. My son liked her very much. I will give her a G for Great and T for Terrific. Highly recommend Ms. Marsha.

Ja (Jenna), 3 lessons with Marsha

Very patient

Marsha is very easy to work with and schedule with. She's flexible and works well with my son. My son says that she has been very helpful in tutoring him with his reading materials.

Janet, 39 lessons with Marsha

Fun Elementary Tutor

My daughter really enjoyed working with Marsha. Marsha was able to find the areas my daughter needed help with in a very short period of time. She made the learning process a fun experience by playing reading games with her. We look forward to continuing the tutoring with Marsha.

Erica, 5 lessons with Marsha
Tutor responded:

Thank you Erica! I enjoy Alisa too. :)

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Marsha F.

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