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Samara D.

Portland, ME

$30/hour

Experienced ESL, English, and Elementary Educator

$30/Hour


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University of Southern Maine
English
University of Southern Maine
MEd

Education

University of Southern Maine (English)

University of Southern Maine (MEd)

About Samara

I'm a creative, intellectual mother of two, currently applying for K-8 Teacher Certification in the state of Maine and earning my Master's of Teaching and Learning at USM. I've taught preschool classes, worked as an educational technician in grades K-5, tutored undergraduate students in ESL, volunteered as an English teacher in the People's Republic of China, and student taught in both fourth and seventh grade classrooms in the Gorham School District.

I believe in learner-centered goals and activities suited to the needs of the individual. I also believe in discovering and using learners' own strengths as a means of addressing educational goals and needs. Finally, I believe in the internal motivation and ability to learn carried by each of us and that we all work together to teach each other.

For my own enjoyment and stress relief I like to blog, practice yoga, and get together with other mothers for community and mutual support. I currently volunteer and sit on the board of the non-profit organization Mom to Mom of Maine.
I'm a creative, intellectual mother of two, currently applying for K-8 Teacher Certification in the state of Maine and earning my Master's of Teaching and Learning at USM. I've taught preschool classes, worked as an educational technician in grades K-5, tutored undergraduate students in ESL, volunteered as an English teacher in the People's Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Portland, ME 04103
Math:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary (K-6th)

After completing my bachelor's degree, I became a certified educational technician for grades K-12. I have worked with children in the public school system, one-on-one and in small groups, in addition to completing teaching internships in grades 4 and 7. I have completed all coursework in USM's Extended Teacher Education Program, and I am currently pursuing K-8 certification and a master's degree in education.

ESL/ESOL

As a college student, I tutored my peers in English as a second language and taught overseas as a volunteer English teacher in the People's Republic of China. More recently, I was a short-term substitute teacher for the ESL program at Windham Raymond Adult Education. Additionally, I have worked with English Language Learners at both the preschool and elementary levels, while teaching at Children's Odyssey Preschool and while completing my student teaching at Gorham Middle School.

Proofreading

During my undergraduate career, as an English major and creative writing minor, I spent a great deal of time close reading and analyzing works of literature and academic essays. I also wrote many essays and pieces of poetry.

University of Southern Maine
English
University of Southern Maine
MEd

Education

University of Southern Maine (English)

University of Southern Maine (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Samara will travel within 20 miles of Portland, ME 04103.