Both my children had Marya as their preK teacher and they absolutely thrived academically and social-emotionally under her care and teaching. Through a whole child, inquiry based and thematic approach, Marya was able to ignite my children's love for learning, particularly in reading and writing. My children are early readers and writers thanks to Marya's creativity and sensitivity in guiding them to notice patterns and come to their own understanding about the world that they live in. Because of Marya, they take pride in their writing and have a very positive view of reading as a way to learn and as a skill they gain the more they do.
My children also loved Marya's systematic and multi-sensory approach to practice and acquire decoding, sounding out, and spelling skills in an intimate and personalized way. She understands and respects each child's temperament and guides them with purposeful differentiation according to each learner's needs. I highly recommend Marya and can't say enough good things about her as a teacher, tutor, and mentor.
Yen, mother of 2 avid, enthusiastic readers who are reading above their age level thanks to Marya, and a toddler who can't read but loves books thanks to his siblings' great example.