Luz MarinaI am a native Spanish speaker, and I'm originally from Colombia. I have a dentistry degree and a public health master's degree from Colegio Odontologico Colombiano in Bogota. I spent a quarter of a century as a practicing dentist. I also served as a missionary. I began teaching Spanish after moving to the US. Over 13 years, I have learned how to use different teaching modalities to match the learning styles of my students. I make use of resources that are fun and interesting like music, videos, posters, and flashcards to help keep students focused. I enjoy working with students and helping them succeed. In my free time, I like to get out in nature and hike. I also enjoy reading and learning new things.
Our Lady of Rosary (Funza-Colombia) - Bachelors, Commercial Technical High School
Colegio Odontologico Colombiano (Bogotá-Colombia) - Masters, Dentist DDS
SAT Subject Test in Spanish
DellaI have 11 years of experience teaching elementary school. I love my job, and I love connecting with my students and their families to have a positive effect on the student's life. I bring motivation, support, and inspiration to my students to help them learn, and I hope to have them develop a love of learning as a result. I will do whatever it takes to help my students learn phonics and literacy, reading skills, writing, ESL, literature, and elementary math. Outside of education, I enjoy playing chess tournaments. I utilize my experience with chess strategy and my knowledge of the game to help students learn math and to relate social studies concepts in geography or government.
Bachelor's - Bachelor in Arts, Anthropology
Master's - Master of Arts, Education
State Certified Teacher
Elementary School Math
DanielleI have always been passionate about learning. It is a passion that began as a youngster and only continued through my academic career. I graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho Cum Laude in 2010 with my Bachelors of Arts in English with a minor in creative writing. During the last two years before graduation, I served as a teacher's assistant in advanced English grammar, history of the English language, and literature classes. I spent a semester as the head teacher's assistant of the English department and received the Larry Thompson Outstanding English Major award. In addition, I spoke for the Language and Letters Department's Convocation ceremony. Postgraduation, I went to Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, on missionary. I learned fluent Portuguese while teaching about my church. The experience showed me that I loved tutoring. I began teaching English at Brigham Young University-Idaho. When I got married and started my family, I quit teaching. However, it is impossible to deny the draw of education. I still love to tutor others. I can offer guidance in public speaking, AP US history, and study and organizational skills, among other subjects. Outside of tutoring, I love to read and write. I enjoy watching history programs and going on walks with my family.
Brigham Young University-Idaho - Bachelors, English
Study Skills and Organization