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Mari C.

Richmond, CA

$30/hour

Fun, flexible, and friendly tutoring in the SF Bay Area

50+ Hours
5.0 average from 48 ratings
She's great!
— Maurizio, Berkeley, CA on 1/16/17

$30/Hour


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UC Santa Cruz
Art

Education

UC Santa Cruz (Art)

About Mari

Hi, I'm Mari! I spent four years teaching English in Japan and am currently a preschool and after school teacher in the SF East Bay. I'm in school for Early Childhood Education but enjoy working with people of all ages. I believe learning should be a fun experience, so I work hard to make my lessons enjoyable for both myself and my students.

English is my mother tongue and I have several years of ESL teaching experience, but I enjoy helping native speakers as well. I'm comfortable helping a variety of levels and ages, from youngsters to adults, and can cover a variety of topics, from pronunciation to business presentations.

While it's not my first language and I became bilingual as an adult, I have a high proficiency in Japanese. The preschool where I work has a Japanese-language centered curriculum, and everything we do there is conducted in Japanese. I passed the JLPT N2 back in 2013 and am aiming to take and pass N1 sometime soon. I also occasionally do freelance Japanese to English translation jobs, although I definitely prefer teaching over translating!

I tend to get along with most people I meet, so feel free to message me to see if we're a good fit! At the moment, I am honestly a bit swamped with the students I'm tutoring now, but I'd love to try to work out something with you if I can.
Hi, I'm Mari! I spent four years teaching English in Japan and am currently a preschool and after school teacher in the SF East Bay. I'm in school for Early Childhood Education but enjoy working with people of all ages. I believe learning should be a fun experience, so I work hard to make my lessons enjoyable for both myself and my students. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Richmond, CA 94804

"She's great!"

- Maurizio, Berkeley, CA on 1/16/17

"Distraction Pro"

- Oscar, Pinole, CA on 1/10/17

"Fun and relatable"

- Bobbie, Berkeley, CA on 12/8/16

"Continuation of previous lessons"

- S. Kiyasu, Fairfield, CA on 11/20/16

"Knowledgeable and friendly"

- Marla, Richmond, CA on 10/29/16

"Excellent conversational tutor"

- Brandon, Oakland, CA on 10/13/16
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Japanese
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Ballet

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.

UC Santa Cruz
Art

Education

UC Santa Cruz (Art)

She's great!

We talked for almost the whole time in Japanese, which is what I was looking for. She is very patient and easy to work with, and her positive attitude is really helping when I can't find words or don't know how to say things properly.

— Maurizio, Berkeley, CA on 1/16/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mari will travel within 15 miles of Richmond, CA 94804.