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I am currently working on my Masters in Special Education at George Mason University. I graduated with a BA in government from Hamilton College in 2013. After graduating, I worked as an educational tour guide in Washington, DC teaching students from all over the world about the American political process. Currently, I work as a substitute teacher at a small private school in Northern Virginia and in the Falls Church City public schools. Although a Northern Virginia native, I have lived in London and Geneva as well.

While my passions are teaching civics, American history and French, I also help students prepare for the SSATs, PSATs and the SAT Verbal and Critical Reasoning sections. I enjoy working with students on all stages of their writing. My favorite parts of teaching is the moment when students finally understand a concept and watch them apply their newly learned knowledge.

Marghuerita’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Hamilton College - Bachelors, Government

Graduate Degree: George Mason University - Masters, Special Education

Test Scores

SAT Verbal: 730

SAT Writing: 740


History, Walking, Travel

Tutoring Subjects


AP Comparative Government and Politics

AP European History

AP U.S. Government & Politics

AP United States History

AP US History

College Level American History

College World History


Essay Editing

European History

French 1

French 2

High School Level American History

High School World History

Homework Support

Social studies

Special Education

World History


Q & A

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

The first session is where we lay the foundation. It is important for me to get to know the student and his or her strengths and weaknesses. We will look at what the best methods are for achieving their goals.