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Mary Q.

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Port Saint Lucie, FL (34984)

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Tutoring and helping others is so fulfilling for me, that I make every effort to offer a comfortable learning environment for my learners. As a professor at a local state college for the past ten years, I have taught English as a Second Language and tutored both adults and children in many subjects. (Many of my students asked me to tutor their children.) I now have my state clearances for the state of Florida and tutor elementary children for the school district.

Having lived in Mexico for a year, I am bilingual in Spanish. In addition to teaching English and Spanish via grammar, reading, writing, pronunciation, and accent-reduction, I have also tutored in math, science projects and for standardized tests, such as the CASAS, TABE, GED, SAT and TOEFL. Besides teaching, I facilitated students in their career development and counseled them in résumé preparation.

With an MBA and ten year's experience in corporate accounting, I can also tutor in business courses such as accounting and management, in addition to math and Microsoft Professional Office 2007 (MS-Certified). Public speaking is another area of my expertise having presented at several conferences.

For a dynamic, patient tutor who motivates her learners and considers their learning styles, call me for your tutoring needs.

MS-Certified: Microsoft Word 2007, Microsoft Excel 2007, Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, Microsoft Outlook 2007; ESOL, Spanish, public speaking, career development, standardized tests, math, grammar, reading, writing, pronunciation, accent-reduction

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Mary’s subjects

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Special Needs:
Business, Career Development, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, Tax Preparation
Algebra 1, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Piano, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, Career Development, College Counseling, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:


With an MBA and an undergraduate in Accounting and Quantitative Business Analysis (QBA), I have years of experience in the corporate environment. I have over ten years of experience in accounting as a corporate accountant. As a cash manager I managed daily cash. As a general-ledger accountant, I have analyzed accounts using electronic spreadsheets and made adjusting journal entries. At month end and fiscal year-end, we journaled accruals.

College Counseling

Having received a bachelor's degree and later my graduate degree, I have substantial experience in how to navigate the various decisions and steps in applying for college. In addition to writing entrance essays for myself, I have assisted students in completing their own essays and getting into the universities of their choice. I have also tutored many students in studying for the SAT and the ACT to obtain the scores required for their preferred universities.

Even more recently, I assisted my own daughter through the college application process after she graduated from an IB program and received a full scholarship to the college of her choice - in addition to the Bright Futures Scholarship - to supplement her grants we applied for through FAFSA.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored children in various subjects, including: reading comprehension, science projects, and Spanish. In addition, I have also assisted my young learners in understanding fractions, decimals, and basic math.
Besides tutoring, I have taught 3-hour classes to elementary children in classes during summer youth camps at a community college. We discussed butterflies and other "bugs", and in an American Red Cross class, we discussed safety and health.


English is one of my favorite subjects. As an adjunct professor teaching English as a Second Language, I have become well-versed in grammar and language arts. Learning a second language myself required that I learn more about my native language of English.


As an adjunct professor at a state college, I have taught English as a Second Language (ESL) for over ten years. I have also tutored second-language learners from many countries, including Japan, Colombia, and Peru in English.
I learned a second language, myself, so I can better understand the difficulties many of my students experience in learning English. In addition to teaching English grammar, reading, writing, pronunciation, and accent-reduction, I have also tutored learners to present standardized tests, such as the CASAS, TABE, GED, TESOL and others.


Having taught in an adult education department for many years, I have instructed GED subjects to many classes, including advanced ESL students. I am also bilingual in Spanish and can help those who have English as their second language.

I have a great deal of experience in both English (reading comprehension and grammar) and math that will help in passing the GED.


Grammar is one of my specialties, especially in English. For many years now, I have taught English and the many rules we use in grammar, in addition to punctuation and capitalization. To help you remember the many rules, I explain why they exist. I will also provide many "tips and tricks" to help your memory in addition to activities to practice.

Microsoft Excel

As an accountant for well over ten years, I have used electronic spreadsheets to analyze general ledger account balances. Now that I teach, I still use Excel quite often and am Microsoft-certified in Excel 2007.

Microsoft Outlook

I am Microsoft-Certified in MS-Outlook 2007, I can tutor you to use this e-mail and calendar software program. We will review how to manage scheduling your tasks and events in addition to sending the information via e-mails to those you wish to invite.


Since I teach and tutor in grammar and pronunciation, as well as spelling, I tend to review phonics a lot with my students. Knowing phonics substantially helps my students in their reading and spelling, and my ESL students in their pronunciation as well.


As a child and teen, I took piano lessons for five (5) years.

Public Speaking

Because I have taught adult education classes at a state college for over seven years, I feel very comfortable in public speaking. Once I started attending conferences, I began submitting proposals to present. Since my proposals were accepted, I proceeded to present at several conferences in the past three years. I can share my tips and tricks with you for a successful presentation or speech.


Reading comprehension is so important. It literally affects all other subjects; you have to understand what you are reading to know what to do - even in math - in word problems. I have a lot of experience in reading - especially as one of my favorite hobbies.

Reading for understanding requires knowledge of a large vocabulary, reading between the lines, and idioms - just to name a few. With my knowledge of language arts: grammar, punctuation, etc., and my advanced understanding of the English language, I know many tips and tricks to share to enhance reading comprehension.


Before living in Mexico as a student, I studied Spanish in high school for several years. In addition to teaching grammar, reading, and writing in Spanish, I also explain pronunciation for those who want to sound more native.

Study Skills

With two degrees in Business, I have a variety of study skills that I have used in preparing for exams. I can teach you what I have done and give you practice in various subjects, such as math, English and Spanish.

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Pennsylvania State University (Q.Business Analysis)

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA (MBA)

Wonderful Teacher — 9/18/14 Mary is a wonderful teacher. We are very fortunate that she is our tutor. She is very patient and thorough. She knows exactly where our weaknesses are and finds a way for us to learn correctly and remember the rules. Our lessons with Mary fly by. She is making our Spanish learning fun and we feel we are making good progress. We look forward to our next session. 10/7/14 Now that we hav ...

— Mary-Jane from Vero Beach, FL on 10/7/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

$40/hr (10-19 mile radius of 34984), $45/hr (20-29 mile radius), $50/hr (30+ mile radius) For groups: add $5 per hour for each additional person.

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 40 miles of Port Saint Lucie, FL 34984.

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