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Mary H.

PhD with 40 years as an educator-- K-12 and beyond!

Washington, DC (20012)

Travel radius
20 miles
Hourly fee
$65.00
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I've been an educator for more than 40 years. I've taught young children in preschool and graduate students in doctoral programs. I taught elementary school for seven years, was on the faculty at Antioch University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and George Mason University where I taught undergraduate and graduate students who were teachers, aspiring teachers, or teacher educators. For many years I taught adolescents in programs like Upward Bound, summer school, and summer work training programs. I've also taught seniors in drama and computer skills.
I am a creative writer and academic writer and researcher. I am also a performer. The many branches of written and oral language is where I can offer a breadth of knowledge and instruction--in writing, speaking, reading, and computer programs, such as Word and Power Point, that facilitate communication. I believe that learning should be a lifelong goal, and so I make sure that laughter and joy, curiosity, discussion, and discovery are a part of the learning experience. I strive to make learning applicable and creative so that it makes sense to the learner in a way that can be retained, rather than forgotten after the test.

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Mary’s subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
Praxis, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a BA in elementary ed; an M.Ed in Educ Communications and Technology; a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction. I taught elementary Ed for 7 years, and taught teachers for 20 years.

Phonics

I taught phonics as a part of teaching reading skills in my classroom of 1-3rd graders. I studied phonics as a part of my BA in elementary education. I also studied phonics as a part of my training in public speaking and diction in drama.

Public Speaking

I studied public speaking as an undergraduate in drama. I have been a lecturer, a teacher, an actor, and a spoken word artist for 30 years. I have taught public speaking and diction to young adults, adolescents in summer programs, and to children in drama.

Social Studies

I taught social studies for seven years when I was an elementary school teacher. I have designed and taught a number of social studies courses for in serve and pre-service teachers in higher education. I am a student and scholar of history, philosophy, and culture as a part of my life and as a PhD.

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Education

University of Washington

University of Washinton (MEd)

University of Washington (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 20 miles of Washington, DC 20012.

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