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Maria P.

Woodbury, CT

$65/hour

English/Writing/Public Speaking/SAT/ACT teacher--happy to help!

4.3 average from 12 ratings
Definitely recommend
— Katie, South Windsor, CT on 4/21/12

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Providence College
Connecticut Wesleyan University
Master's

Education

Providence College

Connecticut Wesleyan University (Master's)

About Maria

A certified English teacher with 20 years experience in the high school and college classroom, I am passionate about helping students to learn and hone their skills in writing, literature, drama, public speaking, SAT/ACT preparation, and college essays. I have high standards, and do my best to help my students achieve not just "passing," but their best work--something to be proud of. A certified English teacher with 20 years experience in the high school and college classroom, I am passionate about helping students to learn and hone their skills in writing, Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Woodbury, CT 06798

"Definitely recommend"

- Katie, South Windsor, CT on 4/21/12

"Consistent"

- Alecia, Poquonock, CT on 5/7/12
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
French
History:
American History, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I have taught English for the last 21 years at the high school level for 10 and the college level for 11 years. It is my passion to share my love of literature with students, and to help them find value in it as I do. My favorite genres are drama and poetry, and my favorite literature is American literature, and French existentialism.

French

I adore the French language, and after having studied a year of my undergraduate degree in Switzerland to gain proficiency in French, I have enjoyed teaching French for 4 years. It may seem difficult, but as with all things, practice in French makes all the difference. Grammar conquers all! I will help you along with your study, and help build your confidence!

Literature

A love of literature is what lead me to the profession of teaching, and wanting to share the themes and experience of what good literature can bring us is my passion. Often I have been told that students did not like literature until they had me as a teacher to bring it to life for them!

Public Speaking

I have taught Public speaking at the college and high school levels for 17 years. Within the classroom as an English teacher, my students would each year, many times, be asked to stand up and give a speech either of their own creation, or to give their own rendition of a famous speech. At the college level, I taught Com 101 for 2 years.

Study Skills

I am a Connecticut certified (7-12) educator and have been teaching English, History and French for 18 years. I also am currently teaching GED preparation and therefore also teaching science. Study skills are part of what I do in every lesson, every day. I always help students in their organization and understanding of whatever type of material I am discussing. A good teacher must teach study skills, or else he/she is not a good teacher!

Writing

I have been teaching English language and literature for the past 21 years; 10 years of high school, and the past 11 years at the college level. Student success is marked after having worked with me, and this sets them up for a solid foundation in college writing techniques, organization, and analysis.

Providence College
Connecticut Wesleyan University
Master's

Education

Providence College

Connecticut Wesleyan University (Master's)

Definitely recommend — Maria helped my son prepare for the reading portion of the SAT. He raised his score 70 points after meeting with her just once. She was quick to respond and easy to work with. I hope to work with her again with my younger son. ...

— Katie, South Windsor, CT on 4/21/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Travel policy

Maria will travel within 15 miles of Woodbury, CT 06798.