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Maria  - Prof vocabulary - english - Rockford
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Candy
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C
Candy
« I've worked with Maria for 22 years, she's extremely good at teaching languages. She's organized and experienced and knows the language grammar very well. She's a native speaker of Spanish and English. »
$30/h
1st lesson free!
Verified profile and diploma
Response Time 6h
Lessons offered by Maria
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Listening comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • children

Experienced ESL, English, Spanish, French, German, TOELF, GED in Spanish tutor teacher

Methodology


BUENOS AIRES UNIVERSITY – Language Professor (10-year-degree)
ARGENTINE PONTIFICAL CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY – Certified Translator (Master’s Degree)
ALLIANCE Française - 10 year-studies
GOETHE INSTITUTE - 6- year studies
GOVERNMENT INTERPRETATION ORGANIZATION - Simultaneous Interpreter (Post-Graduate Degree) - EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD: 34 years

Background

• ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE – Adult Education Center - Instructor for GED and TOEFL (Advanced ESL Course).
• ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE – Continuing Education - Exclusive instructor at RVC for the Translators and Interpreters’ Course that I have written for training professionals in the field.
• ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE – Community Services - Spanish Instruction to Early Childhood educators and caretakers. Spanish Instruction to Ers and 911 staff
• MAPLE SCHOOL - Spanish instruction to children (1st thru 6th grades) during intercessions.
• ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE – Adult Education Center - ESL Instruction to students at their workplace.
• ROCKFORD PARK DISTRICT Spanish Instruction to RPD personnel
• HARLEM HIGH SCHOOL - ESL teacher during the whole school year
• MAPLE SCHOOL - Spanish instruction to children (1st thru 6th grades) during intercessions.
• HARLEM HIGH SCHOOL: ESL Teacher
• ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE: Spanish courses
• ROCKFORD COLLEGE
• CERTIFICATE FROM THE EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
• Spanish and ESL tutoring in Rockford and Belvidere. Spanish for educators, paramedics, nurses, ER’s staff, Early Childhood staff and specific training. (Alsip, IL)
• RVC – TOEFL Instructor. Spanish for EMTs staff, paramedics and nurses. Translators & Interpreters Course, American Phonetics for foreign students.
• Rockford Park District – Spanish classes at their premises.
• Anderson Packaging – ESL Instruction to RPD Personnel
• R & D Belvidere – ESL Instruction to students at their workplace
• Paccar Parts – Spanish instruction to executive personnel
• Lifetouch Publishing, Inc. - Spanish instruction to executive personnel
• Magnetic Inspection Lab, Inc. – ESL to students in their workplace
• Adult Literacy Council – ESL Instruction coordinator
• Birdcage – Translations
• Goodheart – Wilcox – Translations
• Transperfect – Linguistic cooperation
• Intertran, A Division or Marson Corp. – Translations
• Destiny Image Inc. – Linguistic Cooperation
• ClubZ – In house tutoring services – Tutoring Spanish and English
• Wyant Tutoring Services – Tutoring ESL and Spanish
• Verizon Wireless – Linguistic Cooperation
• Skado - Linguistic Cooperation
• Rockford School District 205 – Linguistic Cooperation
• Lake Prairie School – Sterling Education – Elk Grove Village (Grades 3 through 10)
• Huntington Tutoring
• Global LT – ESL & Spanish classes
- Kishwaukee College - ESL
- St. Peter's School


The key to education is to love what you do and I love what I do. There's nothing more rewarding than seeing students' progress. As I teach with love and I create a fun environment for students (using games to practice the language), students become involved and interested in the classroom. I have also tutored one-on-one and I prepare a lot of different activities for the class and exercises for the student to be able to practice the language when I'm not there. I encourage watching TV news programs to practice listening comprehension and the use of flash cards in order for the student to memorize some short phrases. I have been teaching Theology for 30 years. I studied at the Opus Dei and at the Argentine Catholic University

I have tutoring children and adults for 30 years. I teach Spanish, ESL and basic French. I prepare exercises, activities, flash cards and reading materials. I adjust to the student's curricula and schedule. I have been teaching TOEFL for 30 years, I train students in the areas of reading, writing, grammar and structures and listening comprehension. I have teaching kids from 1st. to 6th. grade and from 10th to 12th grade. I have certification 29, which is the one that is necessary to teach bilingual education.

Rates

Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $120
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $250
Lessons offered by Maria
Individual
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Listening comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • children

Maria 's resume



EDUCATION BACKGROUND

BUENOS AIRES UNIVERSITY – Language Professor (10-year-degree)
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY – Certified Translator (Master’s Degree)
GOVERNMENT INTERPRETATION ORGANIZATION - Simultaneous Interpreter (Post-Graduate Degree) - EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD: 34 years

LABOR BACKGROUND

March 2001/Current:
• ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE – Adult Education Center - Instructor for GED and TOEFL (Advanced ESL Course).
• ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE – Continuing Education - Exclusive instructor at RVC for the Translators and Interpreters’ Course that I have written for training professionals in the field.
• ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE – Community Services - Spanish Instruction to Early Childhood educators and caretakers. Spanish Instruction to Ers and 911 staff
• MAPLE SCHOOL - Spanish instruction to children (1st thru 6th grades) during intercessions.
• ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE – Adult Education Center - ESL Instruction to students at their workplace.
• ROCKFORD PARK DISTRICT Spanish Instruction to RPD personnel
• HARLEM HIGH SCHOOL - ESL teacher during the whole school year
• MAPLE SCHOOL - Spanish instruction to children (1st thru 6th grades) during intercessions.
• HARLEM HIGH SCHOOL: ESL Teacher
• ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE: Spanish courses
• ROCKFORD COLLEGE
• CERTIFICATE FROM THE EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
• Spanish and ESL tutoring in Rockford and Belvidere. Spanish for educators, paramedics, nurses, ER’s staff, Early Childhood staff and specific training. (Alsip, IL)
• RVC – TOEFL Instructor. Spanish for EMTs staff, paramedics and nurses. Translators & Interpreters Course, American Phonetics for foreign students.
• Rockford Park District – Spanish classes at their premises.
• Anderson Packaging – ESL Instruction to RPD Personnel
• R & D Belvidere – ESL Instruction to students at their workplace
• Paccar Parts – Spanish instruction to executive personnel
• Lifetouch Publishing, Inc. - Spanish instruction to executive personnel
• Magnetic Inspection Lab, Inc. – ESL to students in their workplace
• Adult Literacy Council – ESL Instruction coordinator
• Birdcage – Translations
• Goodheart – Wilcox – Translations
• Transperfect – Linguistic cooperation
• Intertran, A Division or Marson Corp. – Translations
• Destiny Image Inc. – Linguistic Cooperation
• ClubZ – In house tutoring services – Tutoring Spanish and English
• Wyant Tutoring Services – Tutoring ESL and Spanish
• Verizon Wireless – Linguistic Cooperation
• Skado - Linguistic Cooperation
• Rockford School District 205 – Linguistic Cooperation
• Lake Prairie School – Sterling Education – Elk Grove Village (Grades 3 through 10)
• Huntington Tutoring
• Global LT – ESL & Spanish classes





ACHIEVEMENTS

• Author of the course “Translators & Interpreters”, written in 2001 and currently being given at the Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL.
• Author of the “Bilingual Legal Terminology Pocket Dictionary”, written in 2001 with more than 5,000 terms related with the different legal issues.
• Author of the book “Bilingual Legal Terminology” addressed to attorneys, paralegals, translators and interpreters
• Full translation of the book “Rediscovering the Kingdom” by Myles Munroe
• Full translation of the book “The Profit Zone”, written by * Adrian Slywotzky and David Morrison, with Bob Alderman. * A. Slywotzky is also the author of the famous book “Value Migration”.
• ESL Instruction Coordinator for The Adult Literacy Council
• Children’s Books Translations & Power Point Presentations
• Full translation of the Book “When Heaven Invades Earth” by Bill Johnson
• Author of the “Bilingual Medical Terminology Dictionary” (+ 4500 terms)
• Legal and medical terminology courses 1-on-1 online


STRENGTHS

• Excellent team worker
• Native Spanish speaker (Argentina) / Native English (U.S.) speaker
• Outstanding command of grammar & structures
• Very skillful regarding Curricula/ Instruction/ Coordination/ Organization
• Remarkable command of US English structures

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY TASKS PERFORMED UP TO DATE
• Supervision
o Supervise, coach and mentor the Teacher Assistant and Teacher Aide in the classroom.
o Supervisory responsibilities including:
 Complete and execute performance appraisals with the Master Teacher
 In conjunction with the Site Manager and/or Master Teacher, complete and execute corrective actions as needed.
 Conduct team and individual reflective supervision meetings.
 First level of approval for time off requests and time sheet review.
• Administration
o Develop and maintain confidential educational information for each child
o Facilitate and document team meetings.
o Ensure all required program documentation is completed accurately and submitted in a timely manner.
o Participates in recruitment efforts of program participants to help maintain full program enrollment.
o Monitor and ensure that daily attendance and meal participation reports are completed.
o Ensure all confidential information is protected.
• Child Development
o Observe, assess and document each child’s health, skills, behavior, growth and development.
o Provide opportunities for the children to develop positive self-images and experience success.
o Ensure the development of individualized educational strength plan for each child.
o Participate in Family/Child Reviews.
o Identify any developmental concerns regarding the children and follow agency protocol.
o In conjunction with the Master Teacher, the Teacher will coordinate team participation in family staffing and other meetings as required.
• Curriculum
o Plan and implement developmentally appropriate classroom activities, which will promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of each child.
o Develop lesson plans with goals, objectives, activities and outcomes for children that integrate health, nutrition, and mental health, disabilities and parent involvement into the plans.
o In collaboration with the Master Teacher implement and help assess the program’s educational plan.
o Work with evaluation team to integrate assessment results into curriculum and lesson planning.
• Classroom Environment
o Establish and maintain a classroom environment, which includes positive guidance techniques that meets state and local licensing regulations, Head Start Program Performance Standards and the Ounce’s philosophy and curriculum.
o Ensure that all children are under appropriate supervision at all times.
o Develop and maintain an attractive, clean, safe and engaging environment that encourages children’s independence and self-selection of activities.
• Parent Involvement
o In coordination with Family Support Staff:
 Schedule and ensure completion of at least two Parent/Staff conferences for each child.
 Schedule, conduct and ensure the completion of two home visits per program year for each child.
 Encourage and provide opportunities for parent participation in the program.
 Provide examples and ideas for educational activities for parent/child participation at home.
 Develop effective partnerships with families.

PHILOSOPHY

The key to education is to love what you do and I love what I do. There's nothing more rewarding than seeing students' progress. As I teach with love and I create a fun environment for students (using games to practice the language), students become involved and interested in the classroom. I have also tutored one-on-one and I prepare a lot of different activities for the class and exercises for the student to be able to practice the language when I'm not there. I encourage watching TV news programs to practice listening comprehension and the use of flash cards in order for the student to memorize some short phrases. I have been teaching Theology for 30 years. I studied at the Opus Dei and at the Argentine Catholic University

I have tutoring children and adults for 30 years. I teach Spanish, ESL and basic French. I prepare exercises, activities, flash cards and reading materials. I adjust to the student's curricula and schedule. I have been teaching TOEFL for 30 years, I train students in the areas of reading, writing, grammar and structures and listening comprehension. I have teaching kids from 1st. to 6th. grade and from 10th to 12th grade. I have certification 29, which is the one that is necessary to teach bilingual education.

TUTORING STYLE

Successful, fun, accurate, rewarding and entertaining -


Member of:
The Huntley Chamber of Commerce
ATA: American Translators Association
American Translators' Bar Association
Aurora Judicial Center
Breast Cancer Center, Rockford, IL.
Department of Foreign Affairs, USA
DIOCESES OF ROCKFORD, IL
Elgin Judicial Center
Elgin Mental Health Center Interpreter
Kane County Judicial Center
R.O.E.: Regional Office of Education
RVC: Rock Valley College ESL Commission
Rockford Memorial Hospital Interpreter, IL
RPD: Rockford Park District
Saint Charles’ Juvenile Justice Center
Saint Anthony Medical Center
Swedish American Hospital Interpreter, IL
UN: United Nations Translators' Team Member

REFERENCES

- Danielle Salto – Harlem School District
- Corina Lopez – Harlem School District
- Nina Crick – RVC Continuing Education.
- Jodie Carroll – Rockford Park District
- Steve Fransen – RVC GED Director
- Lisa Gonzalez – RVC ESL Director
- Cheryl Peters – TLC – ESL Supervisor
- Daniel Johnson – Harlem High School
- Sheila Garcia – Maple School
- James Burns – St. Peter’s School
- Jamie Shrader – Kishwaukee College

The 2 reviews on Maria
  • 5/5

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2 recommendations

C
Candy

I've worked with Maria for 22 years, she's extremely good at teaching languages. She's organized and experienced and knows the language grammar very well. She's a native speaker of Spanish and English.

J
James

She has high expectations of students. She challenges them to reach beyond their comfort level. Her instructional strategies engage students in the learning process. She is concerned about their success and talks to them when they do not perform at a high level.

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