I'm a native bilingual English/Spanish speaker, originally from Puerto Rico. I've done volunteer tutoring over the years including all throughout college. As a graduate student, I co-managed Temple University's Partnership Schools’ Gear Up program where I oversaw tutoring program in 8 different public schools, supervised recruitment, hiring, orientation, and placement of undergraduate students hired to tutor. I can be most helpful with Spanish/English and reading/writing/literature, and social sciences. I'm happy to also be available for full immersion conversation practice for those interested in practicing their Spanish or English/bilingual conversational skills.
I love working one-on-one with people and appreciate that everyone learns differently and at different paces. I enjoy establishing a connection and relationship with a student and together experience the joys and journey of learning.
Mariestella is excellent. She took the job very seriously, and my kids love working with her. She's absolutely wonderful.
Having an initial assessment/working session to meet the student, learn about their current status and any information from school about strengths and areas for improvement is helpful before setting a regular tutoring schedule.
· Masters in Urban Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (May 2004)
· Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Fordham University, New York, NY (May 2001)
§ 1st Place Undergraduate Award; American Society of Criminology, Division on Critical Criminology & Social Justice (2000)
Temple University Tutors Program• Philadelphia, PA • Sep. 2002- June 2004
Central East Region Coordinator, Graduate Assistantship
· Co-managed Temple’s Partnership Schools’ Gear Up program. Oversaw tutoring program in 8 different public schools; Supervised recruitment, hiring and placement of undergraduate students hired to tutor; Coordinated meetings, orientations, trainings, and provided administrative and internal customer support.
Corporation for National and Community Service• Philadelphia, PA • Aug. 2001- Aug 2002
Service Learning Coordinator—AmeriCorps VISTA Program
· Led service learning projects, collaborating with teachers, college students, community members and students at EcoTech Program, University City High School, West Philadelphia; Recruited and supervised volunteers; Coordinated meetings and events; Served as primary liaison between school and community partnerships, such as health and urban nutrition initiatives.
case by case basis, depends on varying factors
I've worked with a wide range of grades (elementary through college).