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Mary Jo C.

Gulf Breeze, FL

$40/hr

Students are not vessels to be filled; they are candles to be lit.

Background check passed as of 4/27/11
Usually responds in about 10 hours

Students are not vessels to be filled; they are candles to be lit.

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I am a special educator, life coach, and former school principal. I have tutored for school districts and families, and have taught students from first grade through graduate school. I love teaching one-on-one; lessons are always tailored to each student to maximize learning and fun. At the University of Massachusetts, I designed and taught a successful class called "Motivational Strategies: Turning Kids On." I especially love to teach literature and language arts.

I believe that my primary job as a tutor is to teach students HOW to learn. I consider my work successful if I do myself out of jobs by helping students become independent learners.

Testimonials

"Super Tutor"

- Rebecca, Gulf Breeze, FL on 2/16/14

"Enthusiastic and Patient"

- Chyrl, Gulf Breeze, FL on 1/15/14
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Business:
Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

By virtue of the Special Education certification I held for over 25 years, I was qualified, and did, each students with ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, autism, and dyslexia. I also had an endorsement to teach deaf and hearing-impaired students, and did that for two years. I believe that I am well-qualified to tutor students with any of these conditions, based upon my certification and long experience as a teacher/tutor.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a certified special educator for over 20 years. My professional licensure was for grades K-12. I have worked with students in virtually all of those grades.

English

I have taught English to students from Grade One through graduate school, and have 25+ years of experience.

ESL/ESOL

I hold a 100-hour certification from ITTT, an international online ESL school.

Phonics

As a special educator with state licensure, I have taught phonics at virtually all school levels. In the beginning of my career, I taught reading to deaf children.

Public Speaking

I began public speaking in high school. My specialties were extemporaneous speaking and the debate team. I have always been comfortable speaking in public, and was the annual town and school district moderator for my Vermont town for seven years.

Reading

I have been a special education teacher, tutor, and school principal in Vermont and New Hampshire. Although I have tutored virtually every age level from first grade through graduate school, I especially love to work with young readers and will gladly help with math, too. I always look for my students' strengths and help them to gain more confidence in themselves.

Special Needs

I have taught special needs children at all levels for over 20 years, with the appropriate state licensure.

Study Skills

As a special education teacher particularly, I have taught study skills to students of all ages. My belief is that I need to teach children not just content, but HOW to learn.

Writing

I have a bachelor's degree in English, and a master's in special education. I have taught writing for many years, both to mainstream students and to students with special needs, in grades 4 through college.

Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI
University of Pittsburgh -Main
Master's
The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Other

Education

Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

University of Pittsburgh -Main (Master's)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (Other)

Super Tutor — Mary Jo has tutored my daughter three times and so far, we have been very pleased. It can sometimes be a challenge getting my daughter to pay attention, but somehow Mary Jo has maintained her attention and managed to complete tasks in a third of the time that it usually takes my daughter. Mary Jo does not waste a minute of the tutoring time. First, she reviews with my daughter, then discusses what ...

— Rebecca, Gulf Breeze, FL on 2/16/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary Jo will travel within 20 miles of Gulf Breeze, FL 32561.


About Mary Jo

I am a special educator, life coach, and former school principal. I have tutored for school districts and families, and have taught students from first grade through graduate school. I love teaching one-on-one; lessons are always tailored to each student to maximize learning and fun. At the University of Massachusetts, I designed and taught a successful class called "Motivational Strategies: Turning Kids On." I especially love to teach literature and language arts.

I believe that my primary job as a tutor is to teach students HOW to learn. I consider my work successful if I do myself out of jobs by helping students become independent learners.

Testimonials

"Super Tutor"

- Rebecca, Gulf Breeze, FL on 2/16/14

"Enthusiastic and Patient"

- Chyrl, Gulf Breeze, FL on 1/15/14

Education

Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI
University of Pittsburgh -Main
Master's
The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Other

Education

Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

University of Pittsburgh -Main (Master's)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

Mary Jo’s Subjects

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Business:
Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Mary Jo C.

Mary Jo C. passed a background check on 4/27/11. The check was ordered by Mary Jo through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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