Here are some words from Ms. Martinez: "This is my 27th year teaching. I have taught in Texas, Florida, Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico. I have also taught in the country of Panama and on the Mescalero Indian Reservation in Ruidoso, New Mexico. I have always taught in a bilingual setting. I went into admin at the central office for Arlington ISD and I did not like being away from kids. I have been in DPS for 4 years.
I love to teach students to grow their brains. I tell them that all of the riches in the world can be taken from you but your education can not be taken away, so do NOT take it for granted. I also always encourage my students to become bi-literate and maintain their languages. Language is a part of who you are. Simply put I truly LOVE teaching! For Tutormate I have thoroughly enjoyed partnering with Ball Aerospace for the past 3 years"
What makes Tutormate such a great fit and successful in your classroom? "It is easy to run. The students love the extra practice in English. I love my Ball tutors and love working with them."
What do you personally like about Tutormate? "It is another chance for NO kid to fall between the cracks and not get their needs met."
What is your favorite book? "My favorite books to read with kids are any of MO WILLEMS books like Piggie and Gerald or the Pigeon. I also love the Magic Treehouse books where you can take kids all around the world with literature."
Ms. Martinez works at TutorMate School of the Year! Click here to find out more about Schmitt Elementary!