Maria W.


Maria W.

Tutor

Downers Grove, IL 60516

Will travel 10 miles

$40 per hour.

4.84 269 ratings

English/Spanish Interpreter/Translator/Tutor since 1991

Spanish language and culture is a passion of mine, and has been since 9th grade and my first Spanish class. I have been to Venezuela and Honduras many times, and got my Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature from Georgia State University. I would be delighted to share my secrets of learning this exotic language and culture, along with all the other subjects that I mastered along the way - see the subjects in which I am certified by WyzAnt. Contact me today! Maria Please note that I am a ... [more]


Algebra 1

In addition to loving math and always being in accelerated math classes and school when I was young, I got my associates in science in business education, my bachelor's in Spanish, and my Master's in Christian education.


Grammar


Prealgebra

I have always loved math - and I have tutored for over 20 years in basic math up until Algebra II.


Reading

Having my Masters degree in Christian education, I know that children have many ways in which they learn. I know of different learning styles as well, which help children in language acquisition and reading techniques.


Spanish

I have been tutoring Spanish since I came home from a year-long foreign exchange student program to Venezuela in 1991. I got my bachelor's degree from Georgia State University and Spanish Literature as well.


English

I have taught reading and writing to several other students. During college I studied different ways to help in this area as well.


Study Skills

I used several different techniques in studying when I was young, and as a returning student as an adult in the technology world. I was able to help many of my friends along the way as well; and would be delighted to look at what is currently being done and then implement some ideas.


ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker, and have tutored ESOL privately in the past. I took classes on the subject while studying my Bachelor of Arts at Georgia State University as well.


Cosmetology

I was very interested in cosmetology in my latter high school years, but chose the modeling route instead. I got my Certificate in Female Modeling from John Casablancas, and got my first modeling contract from a division of Elite Modeling on LaSalle St., Chicago in 1992 after I returned from my year foreign exchange experience in Venezuela. However since I'm only 5'6", I didn't get many deals, and so I started again on the makeup side of things, helping other models do their makeup, helping the YMCA put on a benefit fashion show, teaching them how to walk, how to do their makeup and hair, and other modeling secrets. I am now more focused on Spanish and Bible studies, but you will always see me well put together, that modeling part will never leave my spirit :) fun times.


Social Studies

Not only did I always do very well in Social studies in high school and college, but my family tree includes many stories about the topics covered in a typical Social Studies class. For example, on two sides, I have relatives who were in the Revolutionary War, also on two sides I have relatives who were in World War I, World War II, and Korea. I have a relative who was a past VP of the United States. Also, being that I lived in Venezuela for a year, and studied Spanish in college, I have studied the affects of our United States dealings with foreign countries. I also have a daughter who I work with in her Social Studies class in Middle School, so I am up to date on most Social Studies topics.