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Martha M.

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San Francisco, CA (94123)

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I am a life-long learner. I love learning new things and I love helping others learn as well. Regardless of the subject matter, my primary concern is helping the student understand why a specific answer is what it is, as well as what the answer is. I have a diverse background; my previous jobs include: CPA, financial analyst, stock broker, University administrator, executive director of a non-profit, and chaplain. I am currently finishing my PhD in theology and spend much of my time researching and writing.

As a mother of four (now grown) children, I understand the frustrations parents encounter when their child is struggling in school as well as the frustrations students encounter in the classroom. As a tutor, I try to understand and address the concerns of students as well as parents. As a student myself, I understand the challenges of meeting requirements of multiple courses simultaneously (Doesn't the teacher realize I have other classes?)!

I have worked with students from junior high school through graduate school. I particularly enjoy working with international students and have an excellent understanding of how English grammar differs from that of other languages.

I look forward to working with you!


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Martha’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Accounting, Finance, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Accounting, English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Accounting, Finance, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
American History, Religion
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing


I am a former CPA with over 20 years experience in accounting and tax as a sole practitioner. My clients were predominately small business owners in the following industries: construction, manufacturing, professional practices (medical, legal, design, and other services), retail, and oil & gas.

In addition to the technical skills, I am able to explain financial statements, tax returns, and the processes involved in creating them to business owners. This means I can help clear up those areas you are having difficulty with.

Bible Studies

I have a Master's of Divinity from Southern Methodist University with an emphasis in Historical Theology. In addition, I am working on my dissertation for my PhD from the Graduate Theological Union. A significant portion of my work is grounded in biblical studies and I am a member of the Society of Biblical Literature.


I view reading as not only an essential skill, but also as an entry into new, unimaginable worlds and experiences. I have extensive experience working with students to improve reading comprehension as well speed and enjoyment.


I have a Master's of Divinity from Southern Methodist University with an emphasis in Historical Theology. In addition, I am working on my dissertation for my PhD from the Graduate Theological Union. While my area of expertise is Christianity, I have taken coursework and am knowledgeable about all major religions (Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism as well as the increasingly common category of "spiritual, not religious." In addition, I am a member of the American Academy of Religion.


I have written numerous papers for a variety of audiences, ranging from newspaper and popular magazines to specialized technical publications. I have extensive experience tutoring students in writing, particularly working with those whose first language is not English. I tailor my approach based on the student's age, grade level, English fluency, grammar and reading skills, as well as his or her ability to organize the paper.

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University of Texas (Finance)

Southern Methodist University (Master's)

The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA (Enrolled)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Martha will travel within 15 miles of San Francisco, CA 94123.

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