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Marta P.

Sunnyvale, CA

$55/hour

Highly qualified tutor: Spanish, Elementary (k-6), CBEST, TOEFL

In-person lessons
700+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/23/14
4.8 average from 239 ratings
Responsible and patient
— Clare, Los Altos, CA on 10/24/16

$55/Hour


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University of Cordoba
Teaching of English
Teachers College Columbia University
Master's
Teachers College Columbia University, New York
EdD

Education

University of Cordoba (Teaching of English)

Teachers College Columbia University (Master's)

Teachers College Columbia University, New York (EdD)

About Marta

I am an experienced Spanish and elementary school teacher who has received many awards for her success in improving students' reading and writing skills. I hold a CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential which qualifies me to teach all the subjects in the elementary school curriculum. My success as a teacher gave me the opportunity to become, on one occasion, the reading specialist of the entire school and, on another occasion, the school principal, a position I held for five years. Currently I am a university supervisor working with student teachers for San Jose State University, San Jose,

I not only tutor conversational Spanish for adults but also middle and high school Spanish. In addition I specialize in preparing k-6 students attending dual immersion programs. i am native speaker of Spanish which enables me to provide my students with an excellent model of the spoken and written languages. I use a very interactive teaching method that immediately engages and motivates students and as a result they learn Spanish easily and without pressure.

My educational background has supported me greatly during my entire professional career by making me feel successful at all times. I am a graduate from one of the most distinguished institutions of higher education in the country: Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City. It was there where I earned a Masters Degree and a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) with emphasis in the education of language teachers.

As your tutor I welcome you to a quiet and positive learning environment in which every teaching strategy I use and every learning activity I organize will reinforce not only your desire to learn but also your motivation to study. I create this positive environment on the basis of respect, responsibility and the reassurance that you will succeed. I have a motto "you can and will succeed" in your subject matter. This motto is real and entirely supported by my vast professional experience and solid educational background.

Sincerely Yours,

Marta, Ed.D.
I am an experienced Spanish and elementary school teacher who has received many awards for her success in improving students' reading and writing skills. I hold a CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential which qualifies me to teach all the subjects in the elementary school curriculum. My success as a teacher gave me the opportunity to become, on Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Responsible and patient"

- Clare, Los Altos, CA on 10/24/16

"Spanish 2"

- Teresa, Fremont, CA on 10/13/16

"Great Tutor"

- Sheena, Milpitas, CA on 9/27/16

"Knowledgable and patient"

- Deborah, Menlo Park, CA on 9/13/16

"Knowledgeable and thoughtful"

- Ilona, Menlo Park, CA on 6/17/16

"Very helpful tutor"

- Lin, Los Altos, CA on 10/5/15

"Very knowledgeable and understanding"

- ROhit, Santa Clara, CA on 8/12/15

"Very knowledgeable"

- Beau, San Jose, CA on 6/17/15

"Great Tutor"

- Carrie, San Jose, CA on 3/6/15

"Great - Great - Great"

- Livy, Sunnyvale, CA on 1/8/15

"Significant progress!"

- Lindsay, Livermore, CA on 3/27/14

"Knowledgeable Spanish Tutor"

- Nancy, San Jose, CA on 2/17/14

"Marta is extremely resourceful."

- Meredith, Palo Alto, CA on 11/10/13
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
CBEST,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, 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.

CBEST

I hold a CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Santa Clara University. As one of the requirements for this credential, I passed the CBEST. I also hold a Doctorate in Education and a masters degree in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL) and in the preparation of language teachers. I received training in the teaching of reading and writing from experts in the field such as Lucy Cockins at Teachers College and Frank Smith at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Canada. In addition, I have worked with student-teachers for six years. I am currently a part-time faculty at San Jose State University working as a university supervisor for student teachers.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Calfornia Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential that qualifies me to teach all the subjects in the California elementary (k-8) school curriculum. I have more than 20 years of successful teaching experience. My success is measured by many awards I have received over the years mainly because of my ability to improve my students' reading and writing skills. In addition, my success as a teacher gave me the opportunity, on one occasion, to become the reading specialist of the entire school, and on another occasion, to become the school principal, a position I held for 5 years.
My success as a teacher is based not only on my natural teaching ability but also on my extensive educational background. I have a masters and a doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and I have completed the course work for a Masters of Arts in Applied Linguistics.

Spanish

I am basically a successful bilingual teacher with a great deal of teaching experience and a vast educational background that has supported me throughout my career. I hold a masters and a doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University as well as a CA teaching and administrative credentials. In addition I am a native speaker of Spanish which enables me to provide my students with an authentic model of the language.

Vocabulary

I have more than twenty years of teaching experience. I hold a Ca. teaching credential and a master's and doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University. I have received may awards for improving my students' reading and writing skills. As part of my strategies to help them improve their academic performance, I teach them how to study and learn. These two skills involve learning how to study, getting organized and being ready to learn. In addition, I explained to the students, the process that they follow when they are learning. The importance of making them conscious of the learning process is essential to getting them ready to study and learn.

University of Cordoba
Teaching of English
Teachers College Columbia University
Master's
Teachers College Columbia University, New York
EdD

Education

University of Cordoba (Teaching of English)

Teachers College Columbia University (Master's)

Teachers College Columbia University, New York (EdD)

Responsible and patient

Ms Marta has helped my daughter with her homework and go thought her mistakes. Her grade at school has improved.

— Clare, Los Altos, CA on 10/24/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Marta will travel within 15 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94089.