Mariaemma Pelullo-Willis: M.S.

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Living Green episode 40: Home Schooling Education : Learning Success Institute

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Mariaemma Pelullo-Willis, M.S. is an author, speaker, consultant, and trainer. She is a certified Strategic Attraction™ Coach and the co-founder of LearningSuccess(tm) Institute. She is also co-author of Discover Your Child’s Learning Style, Midlife Crisis Begins in Kindergarten, & The Power of You Now! Seminars.

Mariaemma was born and grew up in Southern California. She attended California State University Northridge where she received a B.A. in Psychology. She holds a Master's degree in Education, and California Life Teaching Credentials for Regular and Special Education. She has been developing educational programs and conducting workshops for parents and teachers for more than 30 years.

Mariaemma was the director of a private learning center for children with learning disabilities before going into private practice. After 13 years of assessing and treating children and adults for learning "dysfunctions" she knew that she could no longer follow this erroneous and harmful model of education and began researching alternatives. For the last 25 years her passion has been guiding children and their families to understand and appreciate their natural gifts and abilities, and helping adults recuperate from negative school experiences that keep them from discovering their passions and potentials.

Mariaemma has worked with and spoken to thousands of children and parents as well as homeschooling families and classroom teachers, assessing learning styles, diagnosing school problems, designing customized curriculum plans, and teaching techniques and strategies that allow children to learn. She has also conducted training programs for literacy volunteers throughout Southern California, taught LearningSuccess(tm) strategies in correctional facilities, has developed assessment and teaching procedures for adult students, and has written books for parents and teachers.

For adult personal and professional development, Mariaemma has co-authored The Power of You Now! Seminars and Personal Success Profile - the key to creating personal blueprints for work and life success!

One of Mariaemma’s specialties is working with homeschoolers. She loves to coach parents and students on how to customize programs to fit each student’s needs. This is so much fun and so effective because every student gets to shine! There are no labels, no learning disabilities, no learning dysfunctions - we simply explore...what works for you?...and then we do it.

One of the amazing things about homeschooling is that a student can get “school” credit for anything he or she is passionate about. Families who live green have thousands of topics that fit under various subjects: history, cultures, science...even reading, writing, and math. Plus, environmental projects or normal daily routines centered around living green can themselves be counted as subjects, electives, community service, or even work experience.

Mariaemma is, herself, extremely concerned about the environment. She recycles, donates to Habitat ReStores and other charity thrift stores, and re-invents new uses for worn out items. She also purchases recycled products whenever possible. She buys fresh produce from local farmer’s markets and has a vegetable and herb garden that is treated with natural compost or other organic soil amendments. She uses non-toxic cleaners and personal products and treats illness with herbal and other natural remedies. And she invests in socially responsible companies.

Mariaemma currently lives in Ventura, California with her husband, Ron, and poodle, Sophi. In her "spare" time she loves to read and garden. Other hobbies include nutrition, holistic health, interior design, and personal development.

Mariaemma is available for workshops, retreats, private consulting, leadership training, keynote presentations & media interviews.

She can be reached at 805-648-1739 or [email protected]