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Maria U.

Hello, I would like to be your Spanish or English tutor

Hello, I would like to be your Spanish or English tutor

$40/hour

  • Miami, FL 33175

About Maria


Bio

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 ...

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!


Education

University of Illinois
Spanish
Jones International University, Centennial, Co
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Miami, FL 33175
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

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.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have over 15 years of experience teaching bilingual education.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher in k-6th grade, and I speak fluent Spanish and English, I hope that I can help out with your child's content areas. I can assure a safe and secure lesson that your child will learn from me at this level. I work as a teacher and also substitute teacher for fifteen years. I am a graduate of a masters degree in English as a second language.
Phonics,

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,

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.
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

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.
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

History

American History, Geography

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher in k-6th grade, and I speak fluent Spanish and English, I hope that I can help out with your child's content areas. I can assure a safe and secure lesson that your child will learn from me at this level. I work as a teacher and also substitute teacher for fifteen years. I am a graduate of a masters degree in English as a second language.
ESL/ESOL,

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.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have over 15 years of experience teaching bilingual education.
Study Skills,

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.
English, Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL,

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.
Spanish

Spanish

I have over 15 years of experience teaching bilingual education.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher in k-6th grade, and I speak fluent Spanish and English, I hope that I can help out with your child's content areas. I can assure a safe and secure lesson that your child will learn from me at this level. I work as a teacher and also substitute teacher for fifteen years. I am a graduate of a masters degree in English as a second language.
ESL/ESOL,

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.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have over 15 years of experience teaching bilingual education.
Study Skills,

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.
English, Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL,

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Geography

Special Needs

Phonics,

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

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.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher in k-6th grade, and I speak fluent Spanish and English, I hope that I can help out with your child's content areas. I can assure a safe and secure lesson that your child will learn from me at this level. I work as a teacher and also substitute teacher for fifteen years. I am a graduate of a masters degree in English as a second language.
ESL/ESOL,

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.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have over 15 years of experience teaching bilingual education.
Study Skills,

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.
Reading

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$40/hour

Maria U.

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