Most recommended tutor (120+) SAT,ACT,PRAXIS, SSAT,TOEFL,GRE...
Most recommended tutor (120+) SAT,ACT,PRAXIS, SSAT,TOEFL,GRE...
Based on my over 19 years of experience as a full-time tutor of children and adults, I can tell that individual lessons give the best results. I specialize in test preparation - SAT, ACT, PRAXIS, GRE, SSAT, TOEFL, standardized state tests, etc. I also proofread and edit college, application, research, dissertation papers. If you want to stop wasting time and successfully pass your tests, filling fully supported, contact me, please. I will gladly help you. The reading and learning strategies...
Based on my over 19 years of experience as a full-time tutor of children and adults, I can tell that individual lessons give the best results. I specialize in test preparation - SAT, ACT, PRAXIS, GRE, SSAT, TOEFL, standardized state tests, etc. I also proofread and edit college, application, research, dissertation papers. If you want to stop wasting time and successfully pass your tests, filling fully supported, contact me, please. I will gladly help you. The reading and learning strategies and the test-taking techniques that I teach make the huge difference and produce successful students.
I tutor ONLINE and IN-PERSON. I use the same materials and apply the same teaching techniques. The most important: all the reviews on my profile show that my students get the same results - most of the feedback written the last few years was kindly provided by my online students. If you are not familiar with online tutoring, I will gladly answer your questions. The site does not show all the feedback, but let me know if interested, and I will email the rest of them (total 120+).
I don't promise miracles, I just make them. My students always succeed! No matter if it is a three-year-old (whom I managed to teach to read before his fourth birthday!) or an adult student who did not have any faith that she could pass her pre-employment test, everybody reached their or their parents' goals. Together with the student, we map out the way to achieve our goals, and at this point I take an individual approach with everyone. So far, I've been working with students of ages ranging from 3 to 70+, so I know that organizational skills, comprehending, learning speed, and simply habits vary from a person to another person.
~No shows/no calls will be charged for the scheduled time for tutoring/meeting - if 2 hours were scheduled, 2 hours will be charged.
~Cancellations less than 36 hours before the lesson will be charged for the scheduled time of tutoring.
My native tongue is Bulgarian. I use Russian, Macedonian, Serbian, and Croatian on different levels, and this helps me teach people of different origins and cultures. My working experience started as a registered nurse in the surgery ward of St. Anna Hospital (Varna, Bulgaria), after I graduated from the Medical College in the same city (1989). As a RN, I provided peri-operative care outside of the sterile field, which included caring for patients prior to surgery and during recovery after surgery. Later, I earned a Master of Science degree in Ecology (with additional major in Journalism) - from the Technical University Varna (1998).
In 2011-2012 school year, I taught Life Science (Biology) in middle schools in Indianapolis, IN, as a student-teacher in the Teaching Program at the University of Indianapolis, and as a laureate of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
I've tutored Bulgarian to Peace Corps individuals (2010-2012). I have also been tutoring Bulgarian to many others interested in the language. While in Bulgaria, I translated a biography written by an English journalist (2004).
I had been tutoring English for ten years to Bulgarian native speakers (both children and adults, 1995-2005) before moving to the States in January 2006.
I mainly tutor English to Americans, but also to people from many different countries.
Mariana helped me successfully pass PRAXIS I math 5732, PRAXIS I writing 5722, and PRAXIS II math 5003! I’ve always had a fear with math, but with her guidance, knowledge, and patience, I conquered both math tests and even scored 175 - the passing scores was 157! The strategies and techniques she teaches, along with her constant support, have been making it all a great experience. She instilled confidence and excitement in my practice on all subjects she helped me with. I cannot thank her enough for all of her help!Sondos , 38 lessons with Mariana
Patient Tutor and Knowledgeable
Ms. Mariana has taught me reading strategies in preparation for the Praxis Core Reading Test. She is very knowledgeable, well-rounded, and is willing to backup and reevaluate where I may have missed the mark the first time in my practice of interpreting the answer to questions.Malik, 4 lessons with Mariana
Inspiring, passionate, awesome tutor!
She has a wonderful personality, and has so much about life to share with you. She helps you walk through, very patiently, texts and passages identifying key strategies to help you! I loved working with her, and she helped me so much not just with my reading but also good wisdom for life. Would strongly recommend!!Katie, 4 lessons with Mariana
Mariana has helped me pass my math praxis core test. She is really passionate about her job and is flexible with scheduling appointments. She has helped me a lot by providing me with an abundance of resources to study from.Gareth, 4 lessons with Mariana
Annie My New Teacher!
She was so patient and made me feel comfortable about learning this language. I’m very excited to see where my lessons will bring us and I’m so thankful for our first lessons success!Abilishu, 2 lessons with Mariana
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Mariana was able to provide helpful and resourceful tutoring techniques which allowed me to learn much more efficiently. The tools and strategies during the lesson I had with Mariana helped provide new insight in the strategic direction I am aiming towards for the next exam I am planning to take and pass. I feel confident in the techniques being used and her understanding to meet my needs as a learner! Very good tutor.Jordan, 37 lessons with Mariana
Mariana is very resourceful. She provides you with all the materials needed to not only pass, but ace the GACE Program Admissions Exam. I passed both my Writing(202) and Reading(200)sections on the first attempt. With your dedication, prior knowledge and her expertise you too can pass and ace these exams!India, 4 lessons with Mariana
Great SAT Tutor
We proceeded with a lot of SAT tutoring. Also we started to learn how to do sat reading faster and we planned to do grammer for a next week. I was assigned with some homework which I would need to complete during a weekend.Raman, 16 lessons with Mariana
PASSED PRAXIS 5203 and 5018
Mariana helped me successfully pass the Praxis 5203 Teaching Reading: Elementary Education and Praxis 5018 Content Knowledge: Elementary Education. She really helped me learn the reading strategies, learn how to slow down, and not just memorize the material, but really understand it. She has taught me not just Praxis material, but overall life lessons as well. She helped me improve my Praxis 5018 score by 17 points! Mariana is extremely intelligent and educated in all subjects. I highly recommend her. She is the best!Katherine, 5 lessons with Mariana
Great initial sessions
Mariana was very helpful in teaching my daughter the strategies she needs to be successful in taking the SSATs. Looking forward to more sessions with her to apply the strategies to test taking.Payal, 10 lessons with Mariana
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