I am a New York University undergraduate working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film/TV Production with a minor in Child and Adolescent mental health studies. I'm currently residing in Houston & finishing some science & humanities credits while working as a freelancer.
Though filmmaking, photography, and writing have been my main focus throughout my schooling, I have also kept up with my love for languages and helping others develop their own style and find their personal voice.
In New York, I worked as a documentarian and script supervisor/book editor, amongst various tech & creative fields. I also was part of Dida Academy, the Tutoring Underground, & hired by the Dept. of Education as an after school instructor prior to moving down to Texas.
As a native Spanish speaker & natural born storyteller, I have mentored and tutored children ages 4 through 18 on reading, writing, & language subjects on various occasions. I have also assisted with test prep (AP Spanish Lit/TOEFL/SAT) and helped older students with ESL and varying technical and creative needs. Elementary thru 10th grade math & science are also subjects I have experience in tutoring.
I pride myself in understanding both the fortes and the struggles of each student, as well as their preferred form of learning & written/verbal expression. I believe both patience and experimentation are key in problem-solving and learning new material. I never tire in finding new ways and methods of making sure individual goals are met. Feel free to reach out with any questions! P.S.: Able to instruct/guide/mentor through most editing software, photo/video work, Mac software, performance (music/dance/theatre/public speaking) & creative writing.
Maria "Alexandra"’s Qualifications
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: New York University - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Film Production
Photography, Filmmaking, Psychology, Percussion, Flamenco, Nature, Travel, Social Advocacy, Humanitarian & Environmental Activism, Reading, Creative & Analytical writing/literature, Poetics, Sustainable Art, Socio-political history & awareness
Elementary School Writing
High School Writing
Mac Basic Computer Skills
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Technology and Computer Science