My name is Maria. I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Chicago, IL. I recently earned my Masters in Business Administration in Marketing Management, Management & Strategy, and Social Enterprise at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. As my full-time profession, I work as a Marketing Manager for a Fortune 500 company.
Although most of my educational and professional background has been in Marketing, I have always had a passion for tutoring and teaching. In addition to my full-time positions, I loved to tutor. I have a total of 7 and a half years of experience in tutoring elementary and high school students in all subjects as well as English as a second language to children and adults. What I enjoy most about teaching is seeing students enjoy what they are learning and seeing them have fun while doing it.
In the past year, I discovered a love for teaching English and began teaching English as a second language to individuals in China, Taiwan, & Japan. I currently hold a TEFL (Teaching English as a foreign language) and TEYL (Teaching English to Young Learners) certification, which qualifies me to teach English as a second language to adults and children. With many hours of English teaching experience and years of tutoring experience, I have the ability to teach students at all skill levels.
My method of teaching is to make learning fun and interesting. I also like to encourage my students to keep going and to build their confidence. Feel free to contact me to learn more about how I'd be able to help you. I look forward to tutoring you.
University of Illinois at Chicago
GA Level 3 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)