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Marcela A.

Alva, FL

$35/hour

Spanish lessons, ESL/TESOL, and tutoring

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
4.5 average from 10 ratings
Awesome!
— Amy, Naples, FL on 7/14/11

$35/Hour


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Florida Gulf Coast University
Art
Western New Mexico University
Master's
Florida Southwestern University
Other

Education

Florida Gulf Coast University (Art)

Western New Mexico University (Master's)

Florida Southwestern University (Other)

About Marcela

I have a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts with Certification as Instructional Leader, K-12 Spanish, Endorsements in Bilingual, TESOL and Visual Arts.

I currently teach 5th grade Math and Science at a School in LaBelle, Fl. I was born and raised in Mexico and came to the United States at the age of 19. I have experience as a translator for several universities while residing in Texas and later in Florida. Most recently, I was teaching a Conversational Spanish course to adults. I also taught a Summer Spanish course for FGCU's C.R.O.P. (Community Reach Out Program) for at-risk and underprivileged middle school age kids. For six years, I taught Spanish at Canterbury School in Fort Myers teaching various grade levels throughout elementary and middle school. I also do some translating on the side.

I tutor a variety of subjects, but I invite you to acquire everyday conversation skills in an easy and fun way! Learn to communicate, read and write in Spanish in a revolutionary way by adding student interaction with a Spanish computer program, music, and lyrics to the traditional textbook method. I want to make your Spanish lessons meaningful to you by adapting your lessons to your everyday needs. Classes are available individually or in group sessions with a limit of 10 students per session.
I have a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts with Certification as Instructional Leader, K-12 Spanish, Endorsements in Bilingual, TESOL and Visual Arts.

I currently teach 5th grade Math and Science at a School in LaBelle, Fl. I was born and raised in Mexico and came to the United States at the
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Alva, FL 33920
In-person lessons

"Awesome!"

- Amy, Naples, FL on 7/14/11

"Will Build Confidence"

- Gillian, Fort Myers Beach, FL on 7/14/11

"Marcela is a wonderful Spanish Teacher"

- Judith, Fort Myers, FL on 1/11/11
Math:
Algebra 1,
Elementary (K-6th),
Microsoft Excel
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Proofreading
Computer:
General Computer,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
History:
Art History
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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.

Algebra 1

I have a Masters in Leadership in Education and I believe I can help you prepare for High School Algebra. You will see that although I tutor other subjects, Spanish is the one I get the most requests for.

Art History

I have a Liberal Arts degree with a major in Art. I have taken a number of courses in Art History while attending college. I love all aspects of the arts: the visual arts I enjoy the most are drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, architecture, but I also like literature, theater, and music. I am very comfortable explaining different aspects of art history to students of any age.

Elementary (K-6th)

Need help or light tutoring after school? I provide after school help for Elementary (K-6th). I make sure the children understand their homework and answer any questions they may have. The extra help will ensure that your child feels confident and prepared which in turn, is the key to be successful in completing the classroom assignments accurately and on time.

English

I have certifications in TESOL, Bilingual Ed, and I have been a Spanish teacher for 11 years and a tutoring for 7 years.

ESL/ESOL

I can teach both content and the English language. I intend to provide the ESL (English as a Second Language) student or ESOL (English for Students of Other Languages) with multiple opportunities to practice activities and connect their learning to their personal and cultural experiences. My lesson plans are designed to tap students' background knowledge, and use visuals, think-alouds and other ways to involve the ESL. I modify my instruction to engage ESL/ESOL students with various strategies that include the following:
Visual and tactile activities that provide adequate repetition and practice of new vocabulary words and concepts.
Reading comprehension strategies that should be taught to ESOL in all grade levels.
Homework and assessments will be appropriate for the individual stages of English language acquisition.

General Computer

I am able to help with general computer skills as I am familiar with Microsoft Office Word 2007 or any older versions, Microsoft Office Excel 2007 or older versions.

Since I am currently learning the latest version of Adobe Photoshop CS5, and Adobe Premiere Elements 8.0, I am more familiar with any of the older versions and would feel more confident helping students with those versions until I get experience with the latest version.

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows can be as helpful and gratifying for the home user as it can be for the professional IT user. As it is used to create and share professional-looking documents thanks to the easy-to-use variety of writing tools and graphics that come with the program.

There are many benefits on using Microsoft Windows: One of the advantages is that it works with most kinds of software and hardware. One can create, edit, view, save, and print electronic documents with ease. The latest version is Microsoft Word 2007. I am very familiar with Microsoft Windows as I have used it since 1995 when they came out, back then, with the version called Windows 95.

Spanish

I have 11+ years experience teaching Spanish to students of all levels.

Florida Gulf Coast University
Art
Western New Mexico University
Master's
Florida Southwestern University
Other

Education

Florida Gulf Coast University (Art)

Western New Mexico University (Master's)

Florida Southwestern University (Other)

Awesome!

I was in my college semester of Spanish and I needed help! I had no clue what to do at all and Marcela helped me passed the course. She was extremely flexible with her time schedule and was willing to help any way possible. She was an awesome tutor whom I would recommend to anyone.

— Amy, Naples, FL on 7/14/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marcela will travel within 40 miles of Alva, FL 33920.