Hello. My name is Mariah and I've been tutoring for six years now. I began tutoring as both a need to create my own employment opportunity, and also the need to do a job that I am passionate about, which is empowerment through education.
I'm a certified CRLA ( College Reading and Learning Association) Level I tutor. I'm also a full-time student myself! I'm currently continuing my main geology studies, and well as pursuing bachelors degrees in math and biology. Yes, all three at the same tim...
In my years in elementary school, I was in the GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) program. I excelled in all subjects and even got an early start as a tutor being a reading buddy for kindergarteners! I have passed the certification tests for Elementary Math, Spelling, Vocabulary, Reading, Grammar, Writing, and Algebra 1.
I have worked with many ESL students since I first began my college education. The students that I worked with have all been Spanish speakers, and of all different ages. My biggest strategy for helping students to improve their English skills involves having them speak, read, and write in English whenever possible. The less you speak in the language you already know, the better and quicker you will be at learning a foreign one. I do use current textbooks and learning worksheets with my students. I don't emphasize speaking over reading, writing, and listening as they are all equally important in language learning. I work with students who begin not being able to speak any English at all as well as students who already have some English skills.