Maria Johnson

Maria J.

Kalamazoo, MI
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Pre Algebra

Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School
I have tutored many math students, at varying levels, over the past seven years. I taught on student for an extended period of time in pre-algebra. In pursuit of my B.A. degree, I took above the required math credits. I have completed the following college math courses, all with an A: Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Statistics, and Pre-Calculus. I will help students understand math by showing the steps. Also, I will help them understand what to study, so they can solve the math equations on their own. Understanding elementary math forms the foundation for all higher math; thus, I am dedicated to firming this foundation for the student.
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About

Maria passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Maria delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 8+

Teaching since:
2009

I, Maria J., graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors College distinction from the University of South Florida, in 2014. I have seven years’ worth of tutoring experience. I have tutored students, at differing abilities and intensities, in Algebra, English, and Latin. I view learning as an accumulative experience. In my sessions, I would have two goals: one, to explain concepts and, two, to provide moments for the students to use this acquired knowledge. I believe that variability in information presentation is important to the overall success of learning. Therefore, I use various methods to convey the same information. My second goal follows closely: I would offer opportunities for students to use what they have learned. Giving them occasion to find the answer before I intercede, helps students realize where their strengths and shortcomings are. Through a careful balance of teaching and homework, the student’s ability will increase.

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Education

Masters in Medieval Studies
Aug 2015 - Present
Western Michigan University
Humanities and Cultural Studies
Aug 2011 - May 2014
University of South Florida
Associate of Arts
Jan 2009 - May 2011
Pasco-Hernando Community College

Awards

Latin Excellence
Apr 2016
Classics Department of the Western Michigan University
Nikolaos Mandelos Memorial Scholarship awarded
May 2014
Humanities and Cultural Studies Department of the University of South Florida

Affiliations

Phi Kappa Phi
Apr 2013

Phi Kappa Phi's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

Delta Epsilon Iota
Nov 2012

Delta Epsilon Iota is the bridge between outstanding students and Career Services. Since our inception, Delta Epsilon Iota’s mission has been to educate members about career development, encourage academic excellence, and promote the principles of Dedication, Enthusiasm, and Initiative in all aspects of campus life. Over the years, the Society has embraced these values and is now one of the leading academic honor societies serving higher education. Membership is comprised of outstanding scholars attending many of the finest educational institutions in the country. Organizational vision and cutting edge resources have made the Delta Epsilon Iota name synonymous with leadership and academic excellence.

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Phi Theta Kappa
Feb 2010

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

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6 Reviews

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Umesh Sep 17, 2017
Latin · Online

Great Teacher, very patience!!

Houck Jul 28, 2017
Latin · Online

My son enjoys his latin lessons every week. Maria has been great!

Kayla H. Jun 10, 2017
Latin · Online

My daughter loves her as well as I like her teaching styles

Ms.Choi May 6, 2017
Latin · Online

Maria is knowledgeable and checks.
She is very kind Latin teacher.
I would like to study with her for long time.
Good luck~. :)

Kristen Apr 6, 2017
Latin · Online

Maria is terrific. She is patient and funny, and of course has an extensive and advanced understanding of Latin. She is a wonderful teacher. I can also readily see how she would be good as a teacher for children as well. Can't say enough good things about her!

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Sherri Jul 28, 2016
Basic Math · In studio

Maria is an awesome instructor ... she can easily take the hardest lesson and convey it to make the subject easier to learn for the student. My daughter would have been absolutely lost without her. She has the best positive attitude and her bubbly personality will give you the giggles and huge smiles! I would recommend her always for a tutor/instructor!

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