I’m Maria. I graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics, a minor in Anthropology, and a tailored minor in Computer Science. My tailored minor was designed to make me eligible for the Master of Science program. I loved my educational experience, and had the opportunity to study a wide variety of subjects and languages. The best learning experiences came from professors passionate about their vocation and subject, this is something that I emulate when I tutor. I try to make lessons fun and engaging, because I believe the more a student is engaged in the subject, the higher chance of succeeding they will have. I don’t think there are “bad” students, I don’t think there are “math” or “English” people; I think anyone is capable of learning anything they set their mind to, if they are willing to view it at different angles. This is what I bring to the table, having experience with a wide variety of subjects, I can present the material in different ways to help the individual, using the “rubber ducky method”. The term comes from a method of editing code, where a programmer debugs their code by explaining the code line by line to a rubber ducky, but instead of the rubber ducky, I have students, and instead of code, I break down seemingly difficult concepts into small, easy steps . No two people learn the same, so I don’t teach any two people the same.