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Maria T.

Experienced and Enthusiastic Tutor with Math Emphasis

Experienced and Enthusiastic Tutor with Math Emphasis

$25/hour

  • 921 hours tutoring

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My name is Maria, and I am excited that you are considering me as a tutor! I earned my Bachelor's degree in elementary education, graduating with honors in 2016. Tutoring students in 1st-8th grade classrooms for three and a half years, followed by student teaching one semester of 1st grade, was the highlight of my undergraduate career. I worked full time in a Chicago public high school during the 2016-2017 school year, tutoring 9th and 10th grade students in algebra and geometry. Since 2018,...

My name is Maria, and I am excited that you are considering me as a tutor! I earned my Bachelor's degree in elementary education, graduating with honors in 2016. Tutoring students in 1st-8th grade classrooms for three and a half years, followed by student teaching one semester of 1st grade, was the highlight of my undergraduate career. I worked full time in a Chicago public high school during the 2016-2017 school year, tutoring 9th and 10th grade students in algebra and geometry. Since 2018, I have been a private tutor, working with elementary and high school students who find me on Wyzant and through other arrangements. I have discovered that whatever the age of the student, or the subject at hand, I enjoy helping students to find ways to optimize their strengths with an individually tailored approach to meet their specific needs. Though the classroom environment is also fun, I love working in a one-on-one capacity and giving students the ability to reach higher than they could before. The key to learning is building a positive relationship in which the student can focus and thrive, and I am committed to bringing this, my greatest strength as an educator, to every student I have the privilege of tutoring.

Before I was hired to tutor high school math, I had to take a proficiency exam to determine my readiness to tutor at that level. My mathematical accuracy, knowledge and ability only increased as I spent eight hours a day immersed in the subject for a year. Not only am I able to catch students' mistakes, but I am trained to teach students, ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade, how to analyze their mathematical processes so that they are able to improve their method and approach to mathematics. When working with elementary students, I use a hands-on approach to think about mathematical concepts in a developmentally appropriate sequence and draw from my knowledge of curriculum and outside resources to assist in their learning. My background in elementary education also enables me to identify the developme


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Moody Bible Institute
Elementary Education

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Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I was earning my degree in elementary education, I taught students whose first languages were Russian, Romanian and Spanish. I was privileged to work with these students by identifying their personal struggles, and implementing plans to improve their English in those areas. We met with great success for each of these students. I also have wide and varied experience tutoring students who are learning English, not only in language, but also in other subjects, using English as the medium. I live in a cross-cultural community where I have had the opportunity to speak with people who are learning English all of the time, so I have a long history of informal experience, as well.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

As I completed my degree in elementary education, I took 3 credit hours of Methods of Teaching Mathematics, receiving an A for the course. While student teaching in the first grade, I gave my students mathematics instruction for more than seven weeks. I have over 4 years of experience tutoring elementary students, and over a year of tutoring elementary math concepts full time.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

With my degree in elementary education, I have a clear understanding of the developmental sequence of mathematics education and can help students go back and fill in gaps, or spend extra time practicing different skills. I have over five years of experience tutoring elementary students and watching them increase in their understanding and gain confidence. I enjoy helping young students find success!
Handwriting,

Handwriting

With my background in elementary education, I have had the opportunity to teach handwriting to first grade students. In our education courses, we were taught how to identify and address reasons for difficulties in handwriting, and I was able to put that into practice as a student teacher with young students who were just beginning to write. I was pleased to see great improvement in my students' abilities, and I am excited to see the same improvement as I continue helping students learn how to write!
Homeschool,

Homeschool

While earning my degree in elementary education, I formally analyzed and evaluated multiple methods of learning, including homeschooling. With over five years of experience tutoring students from a range of academic backgrounds, including homeschoolers, I believe that I have the experience necessary to help students from a homeschooling background to find academic success. Being homeschooled myself, I have close familiarity to most homeschooling methods, curriculum and resources. I am also certified to teach with Association of Christian Schools International.
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I was earning my degree in elementary education, I taught students whose first languages were Russian, Romanian and Spanish. I was privileged to work with these students by identifying their personal struggles, and implementing plans to improve their English in those areas. We met with great success for each of these students. I also have wide and varied experience tutoring students who are learning English, not only in language, but also in other subjects, using English as the medium. I live in a cross-cultural community where I have had the opportunity to speak with people who are learning English all of the time, so I have a long history of informal experience, as well.
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With over a year of experience tutoring algebra in a high school, I have a proven track record of raising students' test scores, math class grades, and self-confidence. I am excited to continue tutoring algebra as I help more students find success!
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

As I completed my degree in elementary education, I took 3 credit hours of Methods of Teaching Mathematics, receiving an A for the course. While student teaching in the first grade, I gave my students mathematics instruction for more than seven weeks. I have over 4 years of experience tutoring elementary students, and over a year of tutoring elementary math concepts full time.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I was earning my degree in elementary education, I taught students whose first languages were Russian, Romanian and Spanish. I was privileged to work with these students by identifying their personal struggles, and implementing plans to improve their English in those areas. We met with great success for each of these students. I also have wide and varied experience tutoring students who are learning English, not only in language, but also in other subjects, using English as the medium. I live in a cross-cultural community where I have had the opportunity to speak with people who are learning English all of the time, so I have a long history of informal experience, as well.
Geometry,

Geometry

My experience tutoring geometry students has produced excellent results, including better grades and higher self-confidence for every student. I strive to help students not only learn, but also retain, the vocabulary and jargon unique to academic geometry. Instead of simply memorizing formulas, I desire that my students are able to understand how to approach a problem and find the easiest way to the solution. It is my joy to help students find success and joy while studying geometry!
Handwriting,

Handwriting

With my background in elementary education, I have had the opportunity to teach handwriting to first grade students. In our education courses, we were taught how to identify and address reasons for difficulties in handwriting, and I was able to put that into practice as a student teacher with young students who were just beginning to write. I was pleased to see great improvement in my students' abilities, and I am excited to see the same improvement as I continue helping students learn how to write!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

With multiple years of experience tutoring students in the middle school and high school range, I have a proven track record of raising students' test scores, math class scores, and self-confidence. I am excited to continue tutoring prealgebra to help students find success!
Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

When I was earning my degree in elementary education, I taught students whose first languages were Russian, Romanian and Spanish. I was privileged to work with these students by identifying their personal struggles, and implementing plans to improve their English in those areas. We met with great success for each of these students. I also have wide and varied experience tutoring students who are learning English, not only in language, but also in other subjects, using English as the medium. I live in a cross-cultural community where I have had the opportunity to speak with people who are learning English all of the time, so I have a long history of informal experience, as well.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With over a year of experience tutoring algebra in a high school, I have a proven track record of raising students' test scores, math class grades, and self-confidence. I am excited to continue tutoring algebra as I help more students find success!
Geometry,

Geometry

My experience tutoring geometry students has produced excellent results, including better grades and higher self-confidence for every student. I strive to help students not only learn, but also retain, the vocabulary and jargon unique to academic geometry. Instead of simply memorizing formulas, I desire that my students are able to understand how to approach a problem and find the easiest way to the solution. It is my joy to help students find success and joy while studying geometry!
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

With multiple years of experience tutoring students in the middle school and high school range, I have a proven track record of raising students' test scores, math class scores, and self-confidence. I am excited to continue tutoring prealgebra to help students find success!

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With over a year of experience tutoring algebra in a high school, I have a proven track record of raising students' test scores, math class grades, and self-confidence. I am excited to continue tutoring algebra as I help more students find success!
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

As I completed my degree in elementary education, I took 3 credit hours of Methods of Teaching Mathematics, receiving an A for the course. While student teaching in the first grade, I gave my students mathematics instruction for more than seven weeks. I have over 4 years of experience tutoring elementary students, and over a year of tutoring elementary math concepts full time.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I was earning my degree in elementary education, I taught students whose first languages were Russian, Romanian and Spanish. I was privileged to work with these students by identifying their personal struggles, and implementing plans to improve their English in those areas. We met with great success for each of these students. I also have wide and varied experience tutoring students who are learning English, not only in language, but also in other subjects, using English as the medium. I live in a cross-cultural community where I have had the opportunity to speak with people who are learning English all of the time, so I have a long history of informal experience, as well.
Geometry,

Geometry

My experience tutoring geometry students has produced excellent results, including better grades and higher self-confidence for every student. I strive to help students not only learn, but also retain, the vocabulary and jargon unique to academic geometry. Instead of simply memorizing formulas, I desire that my students are able to understand how to approach a problem and find the easiest way to the solution. It is my joy to help students find success and joy while studying geometry!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

With multiple years of experience tutoring students in the middle school and high school range, I have a proven track record of raising students' test scores, math class scores, and self-confidence. I am excited to continue tutoring prealgebra to help students find success!
Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

When I was earning my degree in elementary education, I taught students whose first languages were Russian, Romanian and Spanish. I was privileged to work with these students by identifying their personal struggles, and implementing plans to improve their English in those areas. We met with great success for each of these students. I also have wide and varied experience tutoring students who are learning English, not only in language, but also in other subjects, using English as the medium. I live in a cross-cultural community where I have had the opportunity to speak with people who are learning English all of the time, so I have a long history of informal experience, as well.

Special Needs

Phonics

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

Having played chess since childhood, I have an excellent grasp of the rules, as well as of the strategies to win. I have experience teaching children how to play the game well. As a reflective player, I can help students recognize the multiple moves open to them, and help them to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each in order to make the best move. My knowledge of the game is extensive, and goes beyond basic rules to include castling and even the legendary move, en passant.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With over a year of experience tutoring algebra in a high school, I have a proven track record of raising students' test scores, math class grades, and self-confidence. I am excited to continue tutoring algebra as I help more students find success!
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

As I completed my degree in elementary education, I took 3 credit hours of Methods of Teaching Mathematics, receiving an A for the course. While student teaching in the first grade, I gave my students mathematics instruction for more than seven weeks. I have over 4 years of experience tutoring elementary students, and over a year of tutoring elementary math concepts full time.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I was earning my degree in elementary education, I taught students whose first languages were Russian, Romanian and Spanish. I was privileged to work with these students by identifying their personal struggles, and implementing plans to improve their English in those areas. We met with great success for each of these students. I also have wide and varied experience tutoring students who are learning English, not only in language, but also in other subjects, using English as the medium. I live in a cross-cultural community where I have had the opportunity to speak with people who are learning English all of the time, so I have a long history of informal experience, as well.
Geometry,

Geometry

My experience tutoring geometry students has produced excellent results, including better grades and higher self-confidence for every student. I strive to help students not only learn, but also retain, the vocabulary and jargon unique to academic geometry. Instead of simply memorizing formulas, I desire that my students are able to understand how to approach a problem and find the easiest way to the solution. It is my joy to help students find success and joy while studying geometry!
Reading, Writing

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So great with my very shy daughter!!

Maria is so wonderful with my very shy daughter. She is gentle, yet effective. So lucky to have found her and so excited to keep working with her. Thank you!

Ann, 5 lessons with Maria

Just what my son needed!

Maria is patient and has a definite plan! Very impressed. She is exactly the help we needed in addition to home school. We will continue working with her through the summer!

Malia, 9 lessons with Maria

Super Positive and Engaging Tutor

Maria has been tutoring my first grader for about a month now. What I am most impressed is how she can keep him engaged and how well she connects with children. She has a very kind and patient demeanor. My son really looks forward to his tutoring time with Maria!

Jennifer, 13 lessons with Maria

awesome!

Very happy with Maria’s quick ability to dive in with the student to assess ability and start working on material quickly!

Justin, 34 lessons with Maria

great teacher

Maria is excellent. My daughter loves learning with her! We do 3 times a week! Maria is patient and kind.

Julie, 35 lessons with Maria

Maria is a knowledgeable and patient tutor

Maria has been helping my 5th grader with math. She is patient and very kind when working with my daughter, who looks forward to her sessions. Maria provides a thoughtful summary at the end of each lesson which helps me focus on what skills need more practice.

Lorilyn, 6 lessons with Maria

Very Patient and experienced

Maria is a great tutor and teaches my daughter pre-algebra. After a few sessions with her, she quickly identified the type of basic skills she's lacking. Shes extremely patient with my daughter and re-teaching her the skills needed. We will keep using her for a very long time.

Tammy, 161 lessons with Maria

Positive and supportive

My daughter had a positive lesson with Maria. Maria guides her through her work with new strategies that gave her confidence and excitement about her math work.

Jackie, 54 lessons with Maria

My child is already asking when the next lesson is

My daughter was scared to meet with a stranger at first but you eased her through it, gave her lots of positive reinforcement, and made it enjoyable. Thank you!

Heidi, 2 lessons with Maria

Great teacher with lots of patience and enthusiasm to teach with lots of examples

Thank you Maria. Appreciate the daily updates on my daughter’s progress in Math and English. I also think she is improving a lot more n these areas!

Venugopal, 43 lessons with Maria
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$25/hour

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