Hi! My name is Marsha, and I graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Multiple Subjects Clear Teaching Credential and a major in Child Development. I also have a Cross-cultural Language Acquisition Development Certificate which allows me to teach non-English speaking students (both adults and children).
I got this certificate when I was teaching a modified bilingual classroom for a year. I went to a language school in Costa Rica during my off-track (vacation) time. Learning different customs and cultures is important to me. I feel it makes me a more effective teacher.
Children are our future and opening their minds is always an exciting time. I love the challenge of grabbing the teaching moment and turning it into the "ah ha moment" when the light bulb goes on, and I see your child understand concepts where they weren't available to him/her before.
In over 25 years of teaching, I've been able to impact my students with the love of learning. I teach math, reading, phonics, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, English as a Second Language, test taking skills and study skills.
I emphasize such things as written expression, reading comprehension, vocabulary-building, critical thinking, and logic. (Common Core Curriculum.)
Whether we are working on reading, spelling or math, I assign homework to review the subject taught, and keep the student engaged but not overwhelmed.
I am flexible with time. However, I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy. I am comfortable with tutoring both privately or in a group. I also provide an environment conducive to learning.
I look forward to hearing from you to find out how I can best be of service to meet your needs. Everyone can be successful in their studies and feel good about themselves. Let me help you reach those goals!
California State University - Northridge