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Tory M.

English Tutor, Writer, Patient, Knowledgeable, Walking Encyclopedia,

Mill Valley, CA (94941)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$50.00
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Tory's Tutoring Subjects

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Corporate Training:
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Homeschool:
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Reading
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Special Needs:
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Hard Of Hearing
Phonics
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Business:
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Art:
Art History more »
Elementary Education:
Grammar more »
Phonics
Reading
Vocabulary
History:
American History
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European History
Government & Politics
Social Studies
World History
English:
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Art History

I have studied Art history as a personal interest since childhood. My grandparents were collectors of Art, and had an extensive library in which to teach me all the different schools of art from ancient to current styles. I also took a course in school, but the actual art that I saw growing up around me, and in museums around the world, had a great effect on my education and knowledge.

Autism

I have been working with children with ASD since 1999. I work privately and at schools to help these children, especially the ones who have self injurious behavior. I can create what is called extinction. I also help kids with Autism understand and comprehend texts needed for school.

Classics

While I was in Boarding School I studied and excelled in classics including: Homer, all the Greek philosophers, Chaucer's work in the original Middle English, Beowulf, Greek Poetry and Latin.

English

I have 2 degrees in English and Literature. I can teach all aspects of English, from close readings to grammar and essay writing skills. I have had great success teaching writing, English grammar and gaining a better vocabulary, and look forward to helping any age group or level.

Grammar

I am quite good with Grammar, having passed the WyzAnt test with 100% accuracy. I can teach what I have learned to a variety of different students.

Literature

I have been reading Literature, teaching literature, understanding and enjoying English Literature and also Literature in translation.
I know how to get to the main ideas and describe them. I can summarize, re-word and successfully describe any piece of literature that I have read for pleasure or for helping student's comprehension.

Public Speaking

I have been speaking to students at Universities for several years on the subjects of Writing and Literature. I also was a fierce debater in High School. I also have done 1000s of small reading events throughout the Bay area for over 20 years.

Special Needs

Working as a special day class teacher allows me to understand how to use all the equipment that many of these children need for their health. I also know how to deal with cortical blindness, severe Autism, Down syndrome, fragile x syndrome, and many different cognitive and physical impairments. I know how to use a stander, side layer, g tubes and toileting. I know how to habit train for toileting to allow the student more freedom in the day if possible. I can feed children who need assistance, and understand how to use special chairs to help students be in the best position for learning. I am also quite familiar with the computerized devices that allow children who cannot speak on their own to be able to use the computer to write how they feel, or to write essays poems, and stories. I know how to make the entire day worthwhile without having it be a day of just feeding and toileting. I have no trouble escorting children in wheelchairs on public transport. I open the world up for these students.

Writing

I have been writing for a very long time now. I have published a book of poems, and have been anthologized as well. I speak at colleges on the topic of writing, and writing about direct experience to create narratives, and poems. Students say they like my sense of humor, and that I have great speaking skills.
My book, Really Boomba, was published by WePress, and I had my last poem published by Fade Poetry Journal out of Nottingham UK.

I am fully dedicated to my craft, and can pass on all my tricks and tips to any student of any age.

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Approved Subjects

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