Maria N.

Silver Spring, MD

$40/hour

Enthusiastic, Patient and Competent ESL Teacher

Background check passed as of 9/26/12

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The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Science
Aberystwyth University
Master's

Education

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (Science)

Aberystwyth University (Master's)

About Maria

Dear Student,

I would love to have the opportunity to help you improve your English because we both know that fluency in English is key to academic and business success here in the United States. I am very patient and my one on one tutoring sessions in communicative English include speaking and listening, reading and writing.

I have six years' experience as a trainer and have taught both children and adults. Additionally, I have 200+ hours of experience helping non-native English speakers improve their English. I have taught English to students from Colombia, Brazil, El Salvador, Germany, Italy, The Ivory Coast, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Viet Nam. I have also helped graduate students from Nigeria, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago and Qatar who needed assistance with report writing.

Furthermore, I have several years of experience helping children to read. One of my students gained 100% in the composition she wrote for the entrance exam to a prestigious high school and went on to win a national poetry competition.

Best,

Maria
Dear Student,

I would love to have the opportunity to help you improve your English because we both know that fluency in English is key to academic and business success here in the United States. I am very patient and my
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Group rates - $20.00 per person an hour for up to three students. $25.00 per person an hour for two students. $40.00 per person an hour for one student.

Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20910
Background Check: Passed
Art:
Drawing
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading,
Reading,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Drawing

I have been drawing since the age of four. I have completed Cambridge GCE A-Level Art, and as part of the course drew and painted landscapes, still life, portraits, and the human form using charcoal, pastels, pen and ink, water color and acrylics. I design my own Christmas cards and am in the process of illustrating a children's book. I can forward scanned or photographed examples of my work.

English

I aim to increase the student's grade by one point by the end of the first semester.

ESL/ESOL

I have taught beginner, intermediate and advanced ESL students.

Proofreading

I am known for attention to detail.

Reading

I have successfully taught several children to read. Several of the children, even those with learning difficulties, were ahead of their class. For example, my daughter was reading J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings at age ten.

I have used several systems including the color coding of letters. Additionally, I like to determine the student's learning style and fit lessons to suit their preferred way of learning.

Writing

I teach writing to beginner, intermediate and advanced level students. As an avid writer myself, I always strive to make writing fun.

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Science
Aberystwyth University
Master's

Education

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (Science)

Aberystwyth University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Group rates - $20.00 per person an hour for up to three students. $25.00 per person an hour for two students. $40.00 per person an hour for one student.

Travel policy

Maria will travel within 1 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20910.