Maria Loram
I love seeing the light
come in my students' eyes
Full-Time, Professional Tutor with 8 Years of Experience
Beset by intense curiosity since before I can remember, I always dive into new subjects myself and inspire others to do the same (my current passions are astrophysics and neuroscience!) Tutoring imparts my love of learning to others: I love seeing the light come in my students' eyes when they really understand something that they'd been struggling with.

Whether it's a language that you want to learn or the "foreign language" of math you want to master I'm excited to help take you to the next level!
Education
Maria Loram
  • Major: Russian and Computational Linguistics


  • #1 Ranked University in Russia (Lomonosov Moscow State University)


  • GPA: 4.0/4.0 (Valedictorian, Suma Cum Laude)


  • President's Award for Excellence


  • Full Tuition, Room & Board Scholarship






Volunteering
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Mechanics and Mathematics - English Teacher
Moscow, Russia. 2013 - 2016
Education USA Advice Center - Educational Consultant
Moscow, Russia. 2015
Heaven Hill Academy,
Nepal - Teacher
Gaunshahar, Nepal. 2016
Los Angeles Public Library -
English and Math Tutoring
Los Angeles, USA. 2017
Subjects
I tutor more than 30 subjects to students who range from 8 to 58 years old. I take great pride in my work and in delivering you nothing but the best results. I do this by structuring engaging, personally tailored lessons that help utilize your strengths to cover from any holes in your knowledge, and in allowing you to reach your full potential. I bring a deep knowledge of the subjects at hand and make the process engaging and, dare I say, even fun!

  • Since tutoring is my full-time occupation, I am both flexible and reliable. Your emergency is my emergency.

  • I'm happy to travel to your place if you live or work in the LA area or we can schedule an online session if that is more convenient for you. A combination of a video-call and online white board offers the intimacy and ease of in-person sessions while offering the flexibility of an online lesson.

  • I tailor my tutoring sessions to match each student's needs, style, and pace. I really enjoy working with people with learning differences, from ADHD and dyslexia to motivational issues.

  • My students find my enthusiasm for learning contagious, my feedback helpful, and my teaching methods effective. In so doing, grades and understanding improve in tandem.
Mathematics
I love teaching math in all its forms and levels (elementary mathematics, prealgebra, algebra I, algebra II, pre-calculus, trigonometry, geometry, and even the mathematical parts of physics). I work both with Common Core, and programs like Singapore Math, AoPS, Beast Academy, and the like.
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Science
I teach virtually all middle and high school science classes from physics and chemistry to biology and psychology. I'm a pop-science nerd which helps a lot in teaching: in my spare time I'm consumed by the ideas of neuroscience and black holes, I watch lectures on astrobiology, and take genetics for fun at the local community colleges.
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Linguistics
Having majored in Computational Linguistics and Russian language, I have a strong base in general and applied linguistics. I teach multiple levels and types of linguistics, from intro into linguistics and speech synthesis (for example, USC Ling 285) to graduate level of Phonetics and Syntax.
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Languages
I love both teaching and learning languages. I've tried learning more than 8 languages although currently remember only 5 (Russian, English, Spanish, Latin, and French). I teach elementary Spanish and French. I also work with all levels of Russian and high school Latin (including AP Latin, NLE, and NME).
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English
I started my career as a tutor by getting TESOL training and teaching English as a foreign language (ESL/ESOL) for years. Now I also help people with the grammar part of their high school English class and occasionally assist in writing essays for English or any other class (be it History, Mythology, or Literary Criticism).
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Standardized Tests
ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, GRE: you name it; I do it. I've always enjoyed teaching standardized tests, since they involve both learning the material and the strategies necessary to crush the test. I'm great at identifying knowledge gaps and timing issues.
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My Projects
References
Contacts
+1(626)660-5101

mvloram@gmail.com

Wyzant
846 S. Broadway Unit 1102, Los Angeles, CA, 90014