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Marissa G.

Experienced Early Childhood Educator Specializing in Reading and ESL

Experienced Early Childhood Educator Specializing in Reading and ESL

$35/hour

  • 318 hours tutoring

About Marissa


Bio

My love for teaching began from a young age. As a little girl, I use to give lessons to my stuffed animals and baby brother, writing on a whiteboard in my squiggly cursive. When I started high school, I became a homework helper for the community elementary school and knew that I wanted to become a teacher then. I started tutoring a few students from the elementary school who were referred to me by teachers who had noticed a difference in their learners' reading abilities.

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My love for teaching began from a young age. As a little girl, I use to give lessons to my stuffed animals and baby brother, writing on a whiteboard in my squiggly cursive. When I started high school, I became a homework helper for the community elementary school and knew that I wanted to become a teacher then. I started tutoring a few students from the elementary school who were referred to me by teachers who had noticed a difference in their learners' reading abilities.

By the time I got to college, I had four years of tutoring under my belt. And then I had the opportunity to become a part time teacher at Ned Doman High School in Cape Town, South Africa with my own classroom and learners who referred to me as "Teacher". My dreams had come true!

I graduated from Columbia University's Teachers College with a master's in Early Childhood General and Special Education and became certified in TESOL. Recently, I received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach ESL in Thailand in January.

If learners are interested, contact me to learn more and schedule lessons!


Education

Clark University
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Columbia University Teachers College
Masters
Clark Universiry
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been an early childhood and elementary school educator for the past five years, both in general and special education classrooms. I taught domestically in New York City public schools, in a self-contained special education school, and a private lab school at Teachers College where I not only was able to work with young learners but teach graduate students in the early childhood education program. Abroad, I worked at Manenburg Primary School as a K-3rd core curriculum teacher and was able to develop a bi-literacy program for struggling readers. I specialize in Realistic Mathematics Education as well as the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project curriculum.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Taught kindergarten through 2nd grade math in general and special education classrooms for five years and tutored K-5th math for three additional years, specializing in Realistic Mathematics Education.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I have been an elementary school homework helper for three years, aiding in mostly science.
Reading, Vocabulary

English

Writing,

Writing

Two years working at a writing center
English, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been an early childhood and elementary school educator for the past five years, both in general and special education classrooms. I taught domestically in New York City public schools, in a self-contained special education school, and a private lab school at Teachers College where I not only was able to work with young learners but teach graduate students in the early childhood education program. Abroad, I worked at Manenburg Primary School as a K-3rd core curriculum teacher and was able to develop a bi-literacy program for struggling readers. I specialize in Realistic Mathematics Education as well as the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project curriculum.
Writing,

Writing

Two years working at a writing center
English, Prealgebra, Reading

Math

Prealgebra

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been an early childhood and elementary school educator for the past five years, both in general and special education classrooms. I taught domestically in New York City public schools, in a self-contained special education school, and a private lab school at Teachers College where I not only was able to work with young learners but teach graduate students in the early childhood education program. Abroad, I worked at Manenburg Primary School as a K-3rd core curriculum teacher and was able to develop a bi-literacy program for struggling readers. I specialize in Realistic Mathematics Education as well as the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project curriculum.
Writing,

Writing

Two years working at a writing center
English, Prealgebra, Reading

Sports/Recreation

Yoga

Yoga

I have been a student of meditative yoga and mindfulness for over a decade before spending the past six years as an educator. I have worked as an instructor to provide coping and healing techniques to women who have experienced domestic and sexual violence and youths in juvenile detention facilities domestically and abroad. Currently, I have combined my meditation and mindfulness experience and restorative justice to teach others about the punitive systems that perpetuate inequities in our society.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been an early childhood and elementary school educator for the past five years, both in general and special education classrooms. I taught domestically in New York City public schools, in a self-contained special education school, and a private lab school at Teachers College where I not only was able to work with young learners but teach graduate students in the early childhood education program. Abroad, I worked at Manenburg Primary School as a K-3rd core curriculum teacher and was able to develop a bi-literacy program for struggling readers. I specialize in Realistic Mathematics Education as well as the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project curriculum.
Writing,

Writing

Two years working at a writing center
Reading

Examples of Expertise


Marissa has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Outstanding!

My son LOVES Marissa, and so do I. Not only is she knowledgeable but she's kind, smart and works well with children. I will be working with her for the remainder of this school year. Thank you so much :)

Shanelle, 1 lesson with Marissa

Patient tutor

Ms.Marissa is very good with kids. She is also very patient and answers all questions that my daughter has. My daughter just adores Ms.Marissa! Thank you so much.

Sheela, 23 lessons with Marissa
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$35/hour

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Response time: 1 hour