"Mariaemma is dedicated to helping young people grow and learn and succeed!"
Sydney Laurel Harris, Alexander Technique
Mariaemma Willis, M.S.
Strengths-Based Specialist for Learning & Life Success
Consultant, Trainer, Speaker, Author
Why are the really smart kids getting Ds and Fs? This is a question Mariaemma began asking in elementary school when as a “straight A student” she noticed that certain classmates knew so much more than she did in various subjects, yet were getting very poor grades. In pursuit of the answer to this question, she became a pioneer in the area of student-centered and personalized learning solutions, and has been committed to success for every child since 1988.
Mariaemma has worked with thousands of children, parents, homeschoolers, and teachers, assessing different ways of learning, diagnosing school problems, designing customized curriculum plans, and sharing teaching techniques and strategies that enable all students to learn.
Mariaemma is an expert in tailoring instruction to the unique needs of individual students:
•building on their strengths
•mitigating their challenges
•creating environments that are engaging and that spark
their desire to learn
Mariaemma has also written books for parents and teachers. And with Victoria Kindle Hodson she co-founded Reflective Educational Perspectives, LLC and LearningSuccess™ Institute. She is co-author of Discover Your Child’s Learning Style, Midlife Crisis Begins in Kindergarten and the Self-Portrait™ Power Traits Assessment.
This personalized learning approach has been used by parents and homeschoolers; public, private, and charter schools; and classroom and independent study programs, throughout the U.S. as well as internationally: Japan, Canada, Philippines, South Africa, and Taiwan.
Mariaemma holds a Masters degree in Education, and California Life Teaching Credentials for Regular and Special Education. She is a sought-after speaker, trainer, and consultant for parents and teachers.
Mariaemma lives in Ventura, California with her husband, Ron. In her “spare” time she loves to read and garden. Hobbies include nutrition, holistic health, interior design, and personal development. [email protected], 805-648-1739
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