Experienced and Enthusiastic Tutor with Math Emphasis
Experienced and Enthusiastic Tutor with Math Emphasis
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. Last year I worked full time in a Chicago public high school, tutoring 9th and 10th grade students in algebra and geometry. I have discovered that whatever the...
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. Last year I worked full time in a Chicago public high school, tutoring 9th and 10th grade students in algebra and geometry. 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 developmental gaps in an older student's understanding and reteach those concepts so that they are able to rise to the next level, while simultaneously enabling them to succeed at their current level of study. This was evidenced last year as two-thirds of my high school students increased their basic skills assessments scores by 25% or ranked above 90%, while simultaneously either maintaining or rising at least one letter grade in their math class during our time of working together. The boost in self-confidence, enjoyment, and academic ability was a joy to see in every student.
I also have vast experience with students who come from homeschool backgrounds, having the same experience myself. I am able to help homeschooling students at any level and find ways of enriching the instruction they are receiving at home or in non-traditional settings. As a former elementary school tutor and teacher, I am comfortable and experienced tutoring more than just math, and I am able to assist students in any core subject in which they need additional help. This kind of versatility enables students to receive assistance in the subjects in which they need additional help without changing tutors, thus being able to build on the relational foundation that was already laid.
I am delighted at the prospect of getting to do more of what I love to do: working with students! I am looking forward to hearing from you and can't wait to schedule a lesson.
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, 23 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, 18 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
Knowledgeable Math Tutor
My son just completed his first lesson with Maria. She was very knowledgeable and my son was engaged the entire time. She followed the lesson with a detailed summary. He learned so much and that was just the first lesson...thank you, Maria! We look forward to the next lesson.Howard, 3 lessons with Maria
Excellent choice as tutor!
I was apprehensive on how we would do this lesson online with math and how the teacher's rapport would be with my son. I was quite happy right from the start of the lesson and was very satisfied. She seems to be very intelligent and has an excellent way of teaching. She is definitely enthusiastic and made it both a learning and pleasurable experience for my son!Farheen, 15 lessons with Maria
Great Math tutor
Maria did an online lesson with my son. He’s in 8th grade and needed help reviewing math skills for the high school entrance exam. My son said she did a great job on the first lesson, and she made it easy to understand. We will continue using her.Lorena, 14 lessons with Maria
Smart and patient tutor
Maria has had several online tutoring sessions with my 11-year old son and has really helped him excel at math, which had been his weakest subject. He was able to start off the school year with a lot more confidence. I highly recommend her! And the online tutoring allows for greater flexibility with my son’s schedule.Jenny, 63 lessons with Maria
Maria T. is wonderful with my daughter. She is extremely patient and super encouraging with her. I feel she is gaining confidence through her lessons and because Maria is very good at finding her strengths. Maria is so pleasant and explains difficult concepts with ease! Thank you, Maria!!!Cristina, 96 lessons with Maria
Response time: 5 hours