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Marixela Luis

Elementary Math and Grammar tutor

location Los Angeles, CA
education New York Institute of Photography
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About Marixela

I feel like the luckiest person in the world that I get to do something every day that I truly LOVE! I LOVE tutoring! Why?
I love tutoring children for many different reasons but mostly for those special “aha” moments when the light bulb goes off and a student “gets it”, the “it” being whatever concept or strategy we have been working on.
It begins with building a relationship with the child/student and getting to know them as a person, what interests them inside and outside of school. I believe in my students and their ability to succeed academically and overall and I make this message clear. I tell them, on a regular basis, “I believe in you! You can do this! I won’t give up on you!” I mean what I say to my students and my sincerity and compassion are evident. My energy, persistence, and patience serves to motivate my student’s to apply themselves and not give up.
We all learn differently, in different ways, and at different times. A student may be a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic (movement) learner. Some are a combination of all three types of learning styles. It is my job as an educator to determine how each of my students learn best, and to teach them strategies that they can use to help them achieve their full academic potential.
I LOVE tutoring! I LOVE watching students grow and become more self-confident as students, readers, mathematicians, problem solvers, and people. Everyone needs to know that someone believes in them. My students know that I believe in them, today, tomorrow, and always.

My ideal job is one that I would enjoy and feel productive at. I need to feel that I am a necessary part of an organization and that my contribution is appreciated.

January 2017 – Present Total Educational Solutions Los Angeles, CA

Private Tutor K-12
• Planning courses that are suitable for a student learner.
• Identifying the needs of these learners and using teaching methods accordingly.
• Preparing lesson plans and learning materials.
• Evaluating and assessing each student’s performance and growth.
• Preparing reports on these observations and presenting them to the student’s parents or guardians, or even to the students themselves; may also include educating children with disabilities or special needs.

September 2016 – Present Grade Potential Los Angeles, CA

Private Tutor K-6
• Travel to students' homes, libraries, or schools to conduct tutoring sessions.
• Schedule tutoring appointments with students or their parents.
• Research or recommend textbooks, software, equipment, or other learning materials to complement tutoring.
• Prepare and facilitate tutoring workshops, collaborative projects, or academic support sessions for small groups of students.
• Participate in training and development sessions to improve tutoring practices or learn new tutoring techniques.
• Organize tutoring environment to promote productivity and learning.
• Monitor student performance or assist students in academic environments, such as classrooms, laboratories, or computing centers.
• Review class material with students by discussing text, working solutions to problems, or reviewing worksheets or other assignments.
• Provide feedback to students using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage, motivate, or build confidence in students.

September 2016- Present Jowdy Photography, Inc Los Angeles, CA

Fan/Event Photographer
• Willingness to learn and adapt to photography styles, and a motivation to excel in sales performance.
• Availability to work a variety of shifts, including weekends, evenings and holidays.
• Ability to work while standing or walking (with reasonable accommodation).
• Working in an outdoor atmosphere that could inclement or sunny weather.

Other Skills:
• Previous guest experience preferred, but not required, within the hospitality, food and beverage, or retail industries.
• Experience in digital photography is a plus, but not required.

September 2015 – June 2016 Elevate Learning K-12 In-Home Tutoring Los Angeles, CA

Private Elementary Tutor K-2
• Provide one-on-one educational assistance to elementary school students.
• Help students improve their skills in reading, writing and math.
• Work with students to improve their skills in certain subjects.
• Prepare lessons, and assign and correct homework.
• Prepare and correct tests.
• Evaluate students' progress and discuss the results with students and/or their parents.
• Identify students' individual learning needs.

July 2011- May 2012 Tuesday Morning Culver City, CA

Sales Associate
• Greet customers and ascertain what each customer wants or needs.
• Answer questions regarding the store and its merchandise.
• Exchange merchandise for customers and accept returns.
• Open and close cash registers, performing tasks such as counting money, separating charge slips, coupons, and vouchers, balancing cash drawers, and making deposits.

April 2007-May 2011 LAUSD - Beyond The Bell Branch K-12 Los Angeles, CA

Self-Enrichment Education Teacher K- 6
• Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
• Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
• Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
• Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.

August 2002-September 2007 GEAR-UP at California State University, Northridge,
Northridge, CA

Tutor Grades 9-12
• Provide private instruction to individual or small groups of students to improve academic performance, improve occupational skills, or prepare for academic or occupational tests.
• Prepare lesson plans or learning modules for tutoring sessions according to students' needs and goals.
• Review class material with students by discussing text, working solutions to problems, or reviewing worksheets or other assignments.
• Monitor student performance or assist students in academic environments, such as classrooms, laboratories, or computing centers.

Volunteer Experience

April 2014 – Present 826LA Mar Vista Tutoring Service Los Angeles, CA

Volunteer Tutor K-5
• Tutor students in order to improve their academic performance. Works closely with both faculty and students to determine needs and extent of tutoring required.

• Conducts individualized tutorial sessions for students with academic deficiencies; determines what skill areas require additional assistance.

June 2010 to August 201 Union Rescue Mission Homeless Shelter Los Angeles, CA

Volunteer Served Meals
• To help create a safe, caring, supportive environment for homeless shelter guests by providing assistance to staff & giving informal support to shelter guests. To respect the dignity & self-esteem of all shelter guests in interaction with them.

• Served breakfast.

• Clean up after a light breakfast and help staff monitor guests as they head out the door.

• Marketing, Social Media
• Camera technology


New York Institute of Photography, New York, New York
Certificate in Fundamentals of Digital Photography, May 2016

Jones International University
Centennial, Colorado
MBA in Entrepreneurship, March 2015

California State University, Northridge,
Northridge, CA
Dual Bachelor degree in Art and Chicana/o Studies, May 2009

Club President- CSUN Photo

Member of MEChA De CSUN


California State University - Northridge




Jones International University




New York Institute of Photography


Photoshop of Photography


Awards & Honors

Fundamentals of Digital Photography




Elementary Math


Reading & Comprehension



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