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Marsha W.

Miami, FL

$25/hour

Purposeful English Tutor Specializing in Reading

500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/15/16
5.0 average from 172 ratings
Knowledgeable and excellent tutor
— Nitera, Miami, FL on 3/1/17

$25/Hour


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Miami Dade College
Supervision and Management

Education

Miami Dade College (Supervision and Management)

About Marsha

Hello, learners! I am certified in business education, and I teach ESOL. I am a trained substitute teacher and volunteer tutor. In the past, I worked as an assistant teacher and in other positions at La Prima Casa Montessori School for four years. I have been tutoring/teaching since 2005 and continue to develop myself to be the best that I can.

I passed the general knowledge tests for the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations or FTCE because I had intended on completing a bachelor's degree in Exceptional Student Education (ESE). Instead, I got some training in ESE and finished with honors from Miami Dade College in 2014 with a BAS in Supervision and Management. Further, I have the standard hours of childcare training through Florida Department of Children and Families. I also have other training and numerous certificates, which include magna cum laude and academic distinction.

My major areas of tutoring include English, reading, writing, and proofreading. I also tutor general sewing that consists of hand stitches, embroidery and simple garment/linen manufacturing. While I am not a qualified Montessori teacher, I have a great appreciation for the philosophy; thus, I prefer to interact with students using its style. However, I strive to reach learners by employing methods and techniques that work for them and within their time frame.

As far as other policies go, I will never charge you if we exceed the agreed upon tutoring time. In addition, cancellations that occur after 24 hours and no shows will be charged $10. I understand “life happens,” so I encourage you to communicate your concerns directly with me.

Feel free to inquire about other lessons because once I prove my knowledge with WyzAnt, I might be the right fit for you. Also, please remember that we can exchange personal information when your payment details are on file and that WyzAnt will bill you AFTER the first lesson has been conducted. Thank you and I am looking forward to working with you.
Hello, learners! I am certified in business education, and I teach ESOL. I am a trained substitute teacher and volunteer tutor. In the past, I worked as an assistant teacher and in other positions at La Prima Casa Montessori School for four years. I have been tutoring/teaching since 2005 and continue to develop myself to be the best that I can. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I will never charge you more than what we agree to. No shows or cancellations after 24 hours will be charged $10. Also, I will tutor up to three people for $50 or two for $38.

Travel Radius
Travels within 18 miles of Miami, FL 33129
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable and excellent tutor"

- Nitera, Miami, FL on 3/1/17
Marsha replied on 3/2/2017

I appreciate you. Thanks to you, Nitera, he is releasing his hidden potential. He wants to make himself, his aunty, and everyone else proud.

"Excellent tutor"

- Mariana, Miami Beach, FL on 3/27/17
Marsha replied on 4/5/2017

Mariana, I appreciate your sincerity. Your son has great potential. I am working with him to bring out what is already there. Sometimes that is all students need....

"Knowledgeable and patient instructor."

- Jesus, Miami, FL on 1/7/17
Marsha replied on 1/11/2017

Thank you for your kind thoughts. You are willing and able to practice your conversational English skills, and it brings me joy knowing that I can assist you.

"Patient and knowledgeable teacher"

- Vanessa, Hialeah, FL on 8/31/16
Marsha replied on 9/3/2016

I humbly accept your comment. I am working with your daughter to bring out what is already there. She is brilliant!

"Great Tutor and Nice"

- Richard, Miami, FL on 8/8/16
Marsha replied on 8/8/2016

Thank you so much. The pleasure was mine. You are awesome, and I am proud of you.

"Excellent Teacher!!!!"

- Jada, Opa Locka, FL on 4/17/16
Marsha replied on 9/3/2016

Your feedback means a lot to me. I had previously expressed my appreciation, and I just noticed it did not post. Sorry I did not see this sooner. I hope to work with your wonderful son again. Thanks!

English:
English,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Reading,
Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar,
Phonics, Reading
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing

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.

Elementary Math

Math is an essential part of learning and connected to life on so many levels. Because I passed the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations general knowledge math sub-test, I tutor elementary math. I maintain and improve my knowledge through online platforms and by working with students from year-to-year.

English

Throughout my early and late education, English language has always been my strength. In college, I typically had outstanding grades. Today, I continue to stay on the cutting edge by taking various competency exams because I know that being a native speaker is not enough to prove my knowledge. Besides, students value "the tricks" I use to help them learn.

Grammar

After attending college for six years, completing numerous papers, and studying a foreign language, I realized that my grammar skills have been sufficiently polished to help learners rise to a higher level.

Reading

In 2007, I completed a national literacy training program in The Bahamas. Since then, I have been enthusiastic about helping people learn how to read. My technique in helping students learn is discovering what he/she likes and build off of it. For this reason, I have also successfully assisted learners who have been labeled. Together, we can accomplish everything!

Sewing

I have been sewing since I was eight years old. Of course, I started by using my dolls as models. Eventually, I gained sufficient confidence to make my first outfit (a dress) when I was twelve. At that time, I was considering pursuing a career in fashion design, but as I grew, my heart was set on teaching elementary sewing. I tried to secure a career in the local primary school system in my town, but they were not offering sewing at that level.

I developed my skills by attending dressmaking classes. Even further, I have a certificate in tailoring from Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI). Because I never fully ventured out in this field, I consider it a hobby; nevertheless, I possess basic employable skills. I have a lot of patience and I love to instruct, so I know that I will be able to teach basic sewing and offer tips and techniques that will encourage you to take your skills and abilities to another level.

Writing

When I first added writing as a subject, I was more focused on handwriting and helping students build sentences and/or write answers based upon content. Because I used to review and critique essays for (potential) teachers and I enjoy writing, my focus has shifted to essay writing.

Miami Dade College
Supervision and Management

Education

Miami Dade College (Supervision and Management)

Knowledgeable and excellent tutor

She's a great tutor with patience. She acknowledged right away what the child needs. Teaching strategies are great and always on time. With the level my nephew is on I'm greatly appreciate that I choose her as his tutor and very confident that she will get him where he needs to be.

— Nitera, Miami, FL on 3/1/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I will never charge you more than what we agree to. No shows or cancellations after 24 hours will be charged $10. Also, I will tutor up to three people for $50 or two for $38.

Travel policy

Marsha will travel within 18 miles of Miami, FL 33129.