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Mary Lee D.

En Francais and English too!! Tutor

Folsom, CA (95630)

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I enjoy teaching and working with students of all ages. I feel that my tutoring sessions should provide more than support with subject material.
Students will build confidence in their learning as well as a greater desire to excel when working with me. I have many years of experience teaching in public and private schools as well as working with students individually. I enjoy students of all backgrounds and nationalities. While living in Ohio I encouraged many students who were learning English as a second language. I found that experience to be very rewarding. I am a teacher who enjoys learning from her students as well.
My sessions are interactive and not the traditional focus on learning from a textbook or worksheets. My love of learning and teaching has benefited many students.

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Mary Lee’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Economics, ESL/ESOL, French, GMAT, Grammar, Law, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Spanish
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Series 7, TOEFL
Economics, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, French, Handwriting, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
Dyslexia, Phonics
Economics, GMAT, GRE, Law, Public Speaking
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
American History, European History, World History
ESL/ESOL, French, Spanish, TOEFL
Philosophy, Psychology
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Elementary (K-6th)

I have experience tutoring elementary age students. I currently work with a 4th grade boy in writing and reading skills over the summer. I have my masters degree in education and many years experience teaching students of all ages. This past year my tutoring experience was primarily with students 1st-5th grade.


I have taught middle school language arts and high school English. I have certification from New York State to teach English grades 6-12. I also have training in teaching English as a second language. While living in Columbus, Ohio I worked for Berlitz International teaching English to adults who worked for various companies.


I played flute in high school and college.
I have played in ensembles and also played at the grade 6 level. I own an Artley flute which I recently had reconditioned. I enjoy the instrument, and feel qualified to teach at the beginning to intermediate level.


I have taught French at the High School and College level for many years. I have a BA degree in French from Sweet Briar College and participated in the Junior Year in France program. I have taken many advanced courses in French as well. I have organized student study abroad programs in France for travel and language enrichment. I enjoy speaking French and attend classes at the Sacramento Alliance francaise. J'adore tout ce qui est francais!


I have experience teaching cursive writing at the first and second grade level. I taught language arts, and have tutored students in early composition which requires handwriting. I have materials and the guides as to how the upper case and lower case letters are formed for writing. I feel competent to be able to tutor students in how to improve their handwriting and make improvements for legibility.

Public Speaking

I have been a classroom teacher for many years. I also coached a speech and debate team. I have assisted students with their speeches for graduation as well as for oratory contests. I can tutor someone who is preparing for the experience of public speaking either for a class or for a competition.
Teaching, in my opinion, has been the most influential experience for public speaking.


I am familiar with the Common Core Standards for reading programs in California. I currently tutor students who attend Elementary Schools in Folsom and Granite Bay.

I feel that I am able to bring a lot of teaching experience in Language Arts and English to the younger learners in the area schools. I enjoy coaching them to improve their skills.

SAT Reading

Many of my students have been able to increase their scores in Reading and Writing on the SAT examinations. I set high goals for my students, and work with them on test taking methods as well. I find my coaching to be rewarding and satisfying.

Study Skills

I have coached students through the SOAR study skills program developed by Susan Kruger. I have also worked with many students helping them with organizing their planners and developing a daily structure for study skills and time management. Many high school students have benefited from my assistance in organizational skills. I have many years of experience teaching in public and private schools as well as working with students individually.

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Sweet Briar College (French and English)

Canisius College (MEd)

SUNY Cortland SUNY Potsdam SUNY Oswego (Graduate Coursework)

Very experienced and patient! Mary Lee has been tutoring my son on SAT reading/writing for 2 months. We are very pleased with the progress. Mary Lee first made a plan with my son based on the SAT test time and my son's school/activity schedule. My son does practice before and during the tutoring sessions. Mary Lee gives helpful guides and tips. His scores in both areas are significantly increased. Mary Lee is very flexible in ...

— Agnes from Granite Bay, CA on 10/6/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary Lee will travel within 10 miles of Folsom, CA 95630.

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