Patient Elementary Educator & Experienced Tutor
Patient Elementary Educator & Experienced Tutor
Hi, I'm Maria and I am an elementary educator. I am one of Wyzants top 10% Tutors for 2020. Tutoring is where I find gratification in helping students who need extra support to find success. I worked for three years with two foster girls who had academic and behavioral issues and needed to find success in school. They found it working with me from 5th grade into middle school. I love tutoring because I am able to work on the specific academic needs of the student. I adjust the instruction to...
Hi, I'm Maria and I am an elementary educator. I am one of Wyzants top 10% Tutors for 2020. Tutoring is where I find gratification in helping students who need extra support to find success. I worked for three years with two foster girls who had academic and behavioral issues and needed to find success in school. They found it working with me from 5th grade into middle school. I love tutoring because I am able to work on the specific academic needs of the student. I adjust the instruction to the specific needs of the student.
My goal is to help students be successful and enjoy learning. I create engaging lessons and use a variety of strategies to support my students. My experience includes working with students with Individual Educational Plans (IEPs), ADD, specific learning disabilities, and other health impairments. I am easy to reach and always provide fast responses. Feel free to contact me with any additional questions or to schedule a lesson.
I use many manipulative in teaching math so that students are able to understand the concept . A variety of strategies are used to support student learning. I have taught second, fourth and fifth grade math in Virginia public schools.
As lead science teacher at my school, I support k-5 science learning. I have taught second, fourth, and fifth grade science. I was selected to be a Teacher-Ranger-Teacher by the National Park Service and co-developed a 4 day science camp that Prince William Forest Park currently uses for fourth through seventh grade students during the summer.
My experience includes working with students from the kindergarten reading level to the middle school reading level. Being an educator I have over 15 years of teaching reading experience. Working with below grade level and readers I am successful at supporting them and having their reading levels increase. Making reading fun and engaging is what makes me successful.
I have over 15 years of working with students identified with ADHD. Some students are medicated and some are not. I am flexible
Maria has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1 question submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Miss Maria is tutoring my kindergarten level child in reading. We've had 20 lessons and seen tremendous progress! In that short time, his ability to confidently read sight words increased from 22 to 39 words. Notably, he's gained the skill to "sound out" words applying fun rules that Miss Maria has taught him. Miss Maria is engaging and patient. She also provides great tips for me as a parent to continue working with him outside of sessions. She's provided thoughtful materials and games that have made learning fun and something our little guy looks forward to every day! Thank you Miss Maria.Sabrina, 140 lessons with Maria
Very knowledgeable and patient.
My daughter was engaged with her. She got my daughter to want to do more schoolwork, and my daughter continued without me prompting her on to the next subject. I did a double take on my daughter, "did she just go and start on her next subject without me reminding her to do so?" WOW!!!Tracy, 3 lessons with Maria
My child says, "Maria is nice" ; "She likes to play learning games." "She likes to help me read." The first session we had with Maria, she made an appropriate assessment of my child learning needs and gave suggestions of things to do help improve her reading ability. Maria is caring and patient.June, 70 lessons with MariaTutor responded:
Thank you. I really enjoy working with your child.
Great, experienced teacher with an immediate connection
Maria worked with our first-grader Pete on his reading, and right away it was clear she knows how to capture and hold the attention of kids his age, but also expertly assess and prescribe the right path forward, depending on where your daughter or son is at. She is an experienced public educator and her years of work in that field are obvious. She's also very warm and nice!Patrick, 5 lessons with Maria
Maria is a wonderful teacher to our 9 year old twins. They absolutely love to work with her. They both look forward to their session with Maria. Thank you Maria.Evin, 27 lessons with Maria
Excellent tutor for reading and English
Highly recommend Maria. She has been helping my daughter with her Reading and Spelling and my daughter really enjoys her classes. I see her also paying more attention to her spelling and reading more fluently.Monica, 10 lessons with Maria
She is working with my son and is figuring out what works best for him. She is very knowledgeable and has lessons planned. 1st time trying something like this. We hit the jackpotHeidi, 35 lessons with Maria
Maria is a wonderful teacher to our 9 year old twins. They absolutely love to work with her. They both look forward to their session with Maria.Evin, 27 lessons with Maria
Patient and enthusiastic tutor
Maria helped my 6yo daughter (not exactly the most eager student) with first grade math. The difference between tutoring with Maria vs. her normal group classwork was night and day. I couldn't recommend her more highly!Nicole, 16 lessons with Maria
Knowledgeable tutor for young kids.
Maria jumped right in with both my kindergartener and 2nd Grader while school is out didn’t to covid. She focused on what we asked, quickly assessed, developed a strategy, and provided extra materials. She communicated very well with us, so we knew what her plan was and how we can best support our kids. She also connected quickly with the kids. Very impressive! Thank you, Maria!Katie, 79 lessons with Maria
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