Mara F.


Mara F.

Tutor

Pittsburg, CA 94565

Will travel 15 miles

$54 per hour.

4.92 140 ratings

Knowledgeable and motivating English and writing tutor.

Hello, students. I am an English as a second language and Italian teacher and a tutor in English, reading, writing and math. If you have challenging issues in school or college, I can help you determine your goals, study step-by-step, and achieve your academic potential. I especially love to motivate you to discover what you do best and utilize your strengths for academic and professional achievement. I have advanced interdisciplinary degrees, and I am currently pursuing a PhD in Educationa... [more]


Algebra 1


Vocabulary


Grammar

I am an ESL teacher and K-12 tutor. I have extensive experience in teaching grammar, reading comprehension, vocabulary and study skills, among other subjects.


Microsoft Excel


European History


Geometry


Microsoft Word


Microsoft PowerPoint


Reading

I have a great deal of experience helping K-12 students to improve their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills. Moreover, I can help students with standardized test prep.


Spanish


Music Theory


Writing

Have you ever wondered how you can improve your writing skills, express your feelings, answer complex test questions or write down your dreams, poems and precious memories in an unforgettable way? If all of this is familiar to you, then you have found the right person. I love writing and can help you find the inspiration to express your art in words. Please, contact me so that you can start writing!


Geography


English

Writing is my passion and my daily focus as I teach this subject to many students and I progress through my doctorate in Educational Psychology that requires countless written assignments. I have experience in creative and expository writing, TOEFL test preparation and numerous school assignments and projects. I also teach strategies to improve style and content. Please, contact me and I will transmit my love of writing to you too!


Psychology


SAT Math


Literature


World History


Italian

I am an Italian native speaker who taught Italian at Berlitz and privately. I can teach all skills, all levels. Arrivederci!


GRE


Proofreading


GED


SAT Reading

I have extensive experience in preparing students to take the SAT, ACT and TOEFL college prep tests. In order to do well on these tests, students have to develop a critical understanding of the material and the accompanying strategies that will allow them to be successful. That is what we learn in class, along with essay writing, grammar and focused reading comprehension in all subjects. I can certainly help students reach their goals!


SAT Writing

I have extensive experience in preparing students to take the SAT, ACT and TOEFL college prep tests. In order to do well on these tests, students have to develop a critical understanding of the material and the accompanying strategies that will allow them to be successful. That is what we learn in class, along with essay writing, grammar and focused reading comprehension in all subjects. I can certainly help students reach their goals!


TOEFL

Experienced ESL teacher, taught TOEFL preparation for over six years. Focus on subject matter and strategies to learn the material and do well on the test.


Art History


PSAT

I have extensive experience in preparing students to take the PSAT, SAT, ACT and TOEFL college prep tests. In order to do well on these tests, students have to develop a critical understanding of the material and the accompanying strategies that will allow them to be successful. That is what we learn in class, along with grammar and focused reading comprehension in all subjects. I can certainly help students reach their goals!


SSAT


Spelling


ACT Reading


ACT English

I have extensive experience teaching test preparation in English, Science and Social Sciences in a variety of college preparatory tests.


ACT Math


ACT Science


Elementary Math

I have been teaching elementary Math for over ten years, and with all types of students. I tutored many K-12 students in the No Child Left Behind program, advanced students, and unmotivated children. All have had great results, and enjoyed our classes.


Elementary Science


Elementary (K-6th)

I have extensive experience (over 9 years) of teaching and tutoring elementary school children in all subjects, including Phonics, English, Language Arts, Writing, Math, History, Science, Art, English as a second language, Italian and Spanish. I presently work as a tutor for a tutoring company in the capacity of tutor for the No Child Left Behind program. Moreover, I work as an ESL tutor for JC Education, preparing children in English speaking, reading, writing, listening, study skills and the TOEFL test.


Study Skills

I have substantial experience teaching Study Skills to individual students and groups. I was extensively trained at Score and continue to apply my knowledge with all my students, specifically devising plans for students with learning disabilities and those who prepare to take academic tests such as TOEFL. Moreover, I teach study skills to my ESL students to maximize their study habits.


ESL/ESOL

I have taught and tutored in ESL for over 9 years in all skills, including reading, listening, writing, speaking, test-taking and study skills. I also trained teachers to teach ESL and other languages while working in the capacity of Instructional Supervisor at Berlitz San Francisco. I have experience with corporate, adult, college, high school and elementary school students. I teach all levels of proficiency.


Anthropology

I have a BA in Anthropology Magna cum Laude from the University of South Florida (1998) and I have pursued my graduate studies in Consciousness Studies and Psychology with an eye to anthropological issues. I have conducted extensive research on the Genome Diversity Project and ethnological research such as How Hindu People Live their Religion at a Hindu Temple and Yoga Consciousness at a Yoga Studio for my Honors Thesis, to name a few. I know Cultural Anthropology and can teach or tutor in the subject.


CBEST

I have taken the CBEST test with high scores in all sections. I can comfortably teach both the subject areas of reading, writing and math in the test and the strategies required to pass the test successfully.