Maria is a licensed NYC Public School Teacher with 30+ years of experience. She holds a BS in Elementary Education with a minor in English. She also has a Masters degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Reading. Maria taught Grades K-8 as a classroom teacher as well as English Language Arts, Science, Reading and Social Studies as a Cluster Teacher in the New York Public School System. She also taught The Gifted and Talented classes for eight years. Maria has 12 credits in Special Education. She currently teaches English Language Arts and test preparation for Grades 3-8.