Search

Marvin R.

Reston, VA

$75/hour

Let your tutor be your guide.

In-person lessons

$75/Hour


Send a message explaining your needs and Marvin will reply soon.

Response time:

Contact Marvin

The King's College, NY
Music Education
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
MEd
George Mason University
PhD

Education

The King's College, NY (Music Education)

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (MEd)

George Mason University (PhD)

About Marvin

A tutor - also known as a teacher - reflects the values and practices that prescribe the art of education. Over the past 30 years, I have taught 1000s of students from kindergarten through graduate school and trained over 100s of teachers and administrators. Now, more than ever before, my passion to be a life-long educator has been galvanized by the thinking of Sir Ken Robinson who purports the future of our next generation must deliver academic rigor juxtaposed with creative instruction, applicable curriculum, and solution-based lessons. It is this understanding which forms the ethos by which I adhere to – empower everyone, believe in unlimited possibilities, encourage hope in all our endeavors, embrace the spirit of individuality, and show compassion for our unique human stories.

With a masters and doctoral degree in multicultural, multilingual, ESOL education, I know the importance of bilingualism in the process of learning. In fact, it is common knowledge that being able to communicate in two or more languages equates to higher academic achievement.

As a former graduate-school adjunct professor and teacher-trainer, I have mentored many students and professionals with their career paths. Currently, I teach at a local high school and find myself in daily conversations with students about career decisions and college counseling.

Over the years, I have worked with and tutored elementary school students in every aspect of the curriculum. In my last elementary school experience, we were able to boast the highest and fastest reading achievement rate in the history of the school.

As a second language learner and a person with ADD, I know first-hand the challenges faced with learning in any given environment. I know the struggle, frustration, and self-doubt associated with failing and, at the same time, have the experience and insight to overcome my limitations.

I enjoy learning history and knowing the context for everything. For me, the "why" question is most important. Presently, I teach Virginia Studies and US Government.

I love music. Learning the trumpet in middle school became the impetus for my pursuit of earning a music education degree and teaching music for well over 15 years. I have taught both in public schools and privately.

As a fairly good basketball player, I would make a very good one-on-one partner. I started practicing yoga in 2001 and became a yoga instructor in 2011.

Finding the right match is critical to the success of any tutoring relationship. I honor that thinking above myself knowing someone else might be a better fit. However, should you decide to select me as your tutor, I am sure we will develop a meaningful to achieve the goals you seek.
A tutor - also known as a teacher - reflects the values and practices that prescribe the art of education. Over the past 30 years, I have taught 1000s of students from kindergarten through graduate school and trained over 100s of teachers and administrators. Now, more than ever before, my passion to be a life-long educator has been galvanized by Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Reston, VA 20194
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math
Science:
Elementary Science
Music:
General Music, Music History, Music Theory, Piano, Trumpet
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, College Counseling, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, TOEFL, Writing
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Music History, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Career Development, ESL/ESOL,
Public Speaking,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball, Yoga

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.

ESL/ESOL

I have a Masters and PhD in the field of multilingual, multicultural, ESOL education.

Public Speaking

As a former member of Toastmasters, I have presented in various settings across the United States. In addition, I was a national trainer for some of the largest school systems in the country (i.e., New York City, Clark County, NV, and Philadelphia, PA). My approach is to connect with the audience through the use of storytelling in order to emphasize and convey a topic.

Trumpet

I was a trumpet major in college and classically trained in both New York and Texas. In Texas, I was able to study under Ray Crisara who was the principal trumpeter for the RCA Symphony under Arturo Toscanini. Additionally, I played jazz trumpet for the Tom Cats under the direction of Easy Smith who played with the Dorsey Brothers.

Yoga

I currently hold an RYT (200 hours) certification and have taught yoga since 2011. My practice of yoga began in 2001. My primary approach or style that I use to teach is Vinyasa Flow.

The King's College, NY
Music Education
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
MEd
George Mason University
PhD

Education

The King's College, NY (Music Education)

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (MEd)

George Mason University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marvin will travel within 10 miles of Reston, VA 20194.