Marie Favorini

Marie F.

Pacifica, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a certified ESL teacher. I received my CELTA certification from University of Cambridge. This is considered one of the top two ESL certificates worldwide. My classes are designed with your interests and goals in mind. I teach every student differently because every student learns differently. I teach speaking, reading, writing, listening, pronunciation and academic and professional writing. I have worked students from elementary school through PhD students and adult professionals.

I love the English language and I am always enthusiastic about sharing my knowledge with my students. My most important goals as a teacher are to make sure you achieve the highest possible English level and that you enjoy studying English with me.
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Marie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

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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