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Mariana

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Teaching is very close to my heart, since both my parents were lifelong teachers!
I strongly believe in learning, as it opens doors to new possibilities. I hold a Master's in Education and a B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature. Education has changed my life and the way I see the world. During many years of instruction I've discovered that every question has its answer, as long as one knows where to look for it!

Mariana’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Moldovan State University - Bachelors, B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature

Graduate Degree: Grand Canyon University - Masters, M.A. in Secondary Education

Hobbies

Reading/sports/my family

Tutoring Subjects

Adult ESL/ELL

Conversational Italian

Elementary School

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

High School English

Italian

Languages

Other

Russian


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

All students can be successful if willing to try enough.

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

Get to know the student-his/her interests, strengths, and weaknesses.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

A student can become an independent learner by giving small purposeful assignments that will boost his/her confidence.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

By matching a student's interests and gradually introducing different other related topics/ideas.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Focus deeper on the student's learning style; re-teach the concept through different other methods/strategies.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

Work with the terms prior to reading; include the terms in a meaningful context.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

A close connection/relationship; a student-centered approach.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Create the student's bond with the subject matter; take smaller steps in achievement.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Make them like the subject by linking it to their hobbies, likes, and passions!