Maria U.

Miami, FL

$40/hour

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University of Illinois
Spanish
Jones International University, Centennial, Co
Master's

Education

University of Illinois (Spanish)

Jones International University, Centennial, Co (Master's)

About Maria

My name is Maria D. I am a graduate of the University of Illinois (circle campus) and a graduate of Spanish Education, so I am well prepared to teach your child the language of Spanish. Later on, after graduation, I worked for Josephinum High School as a Spanish teacher for two years. I then proceeded to work in the Chicago Public school system where I worked for fourteen years as a bilingual Spanish and English teacher; plus I taught all content areas such as science. After many years of personal tutoring experiences around my home in the teaching of English, I decided to study for a masters degree in English as a second language. I graduated from Jones International University this August.

As a teacher for the board of education, I taught English as a second language to students who were deficient in the English language. I was a success as my students always graduated with high scores, and I always received high quality grades as a teacher. My grade point average from the University of Illinois was a 3.73 out of 4.0.
Also my graduate degree average was a 3.75 out of 4.0. I enjoy my education in that I am a teacher now for Little Linguist Academy and I teach Spanish to small children.

My methodology is to work with dialogues and have lots of oral conversations with my students. Also, to work hard on study skills such as memorization, and different grammatical aspects, such as learning verb conjugations, proper and common nouns, and also prepositions and compound phrases.
I studies a masters in E.S.L. and the same applies for the Spanish language communication is the key!
My name is Maria D. I am a graduate of the University of Illinois (circle campus) and a graduate of Spanish Education, so I am well prepared to teach your child the language of Spanish. Later on, after graduation, I worked for Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Miami, FL 33175
Math:
ACT Math
Science:
Biology, Sociology
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Math
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
History:
American History, Geography, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ESL/ESOL

I have a masters in English as a second language, and I have tutored many adults. I also worked for the Chicago Public school system as an E.S.L. teacher.

Phonics

Phonics is a field that I am very familiar with as I have taken several phonetic courses due to my masters in E.S.L. I can help with pronunciation and speech patterns. I have taken several courses and I can help students. I understand when words are guttural, or fricative and bi-libial. I can distinguish between sounds such as ch and sh, c and z and many other combinations.

Study Skills

I know what it takes to develop good study skills. A red pen to highlight important ideas, and to be able to read about a subject and to memorize key vocabulary. If a student starts to read and does not understand what the main topic is, it might be too difficult for that student. It is important to read according to your own vocabulary level. If you read and miss the gist you should keep reading and ask "why don't I understand?", rereading is a very good practice at times. To go and study in a quiet place is effective, that way noise cannot hinder your concentration. To keep a notepad to jot down important thoughts is a good study habit also. To study with a friend is also effective as one can orally state your thoughts and this ensures that you have mastered that idea. As a teacher I would state the main ideas of a passage to a student, and help out in solving conflicts. To express that a story has a start, middle and ending. I would encourage the student to read several kinds of genres.

University of Illinois
Spanish
Jones International University, Centennial, Co
Master's

Education

University of Illinois (Spanish)

Jones International University, Centennial, Co (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Maria will travel within 5 miles of Miami, FL 33175.