Marie Favorini

Marie F.

Pacifica, CA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I studied Spanish and lived in Ecuador for a year where I volunteered at a school and edited a Spanish textbook. I can help beginning and intermediate students with speaking, reading, writing and grammar. I promise to make your Spanish classes interesting and fun. If you would like to study Spanish literature or film we can incorporate those into our lessons. I love the Spanish language and would be happy to help you achieve Spanish proficiency while cultivating a love for the language. I offer a free consultation to discuss Spanish lessons.

About Marie F.

I have been an educator for more than ten years. In that time, I've taught and tutored English, Language Arts and Spanish to students from elementary to PhD level. I also help students study for the SAT, ACT and TOEFL tests and coach students through the college and graduate school application process. I love teaching and learning. I am patient, enthusiastic and dedicated to my students.

My teaching philosophy can be summed up in a few words : learning should be fascinating, relevant, individualized and fun. Helen Keller said, “ A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.” My goal is to help my students ask the questions that will lead them to deeper understanding. The poet Mark Van Doren said, “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” In our lessons, I will help you make discoveries that will inspire you to keep learning.

When I’m not teaching, I love reading, exploring the California coast, writing poetry, meditation and singing loudly.


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Sep 2012 - Present


Teach and tutor English, Spanish, ESL, EFL, TESOL, TOEFL, SAT, ACT, college applications, academic paper editing

Academic Intervention Teacher
Sep 2007 - Jun 2009

Hoover Elementary School

Taught English Language Arts to 4th grade students who were reading below grade level. Several of my students won awards for academic progress.


CELTA English as a Second Language
Mar 2012 - Jun 2012

St. Giles International, Cambridge CELTA

Jan 1987 - May 1991

Tufts University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


May 2012

St. Giles International, University of Cambridge

English as a Second Language/ESL/TESOL teaching certificate

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