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Mary Dawn P.

Saint Petersburg, FL

$69/hr

Caring Author, College Professor Tutors in Writing

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Caring Author, College Professor Tutors in Writing

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Improve your writing to reach your full potential in high school, college and beyond for higher grades, college admission, school papers, and career success. Professor at St. Petersburg College since 1997, author of 3 books, and former HR and Communications Manager for Fortune 500 companies, I offer expert, personalized tutoring and coaching in writing and career guidance. My mission is your success!

Testimonials

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Laura, Saint Petersburg, FL on 9/10/12
Mary Dawn replied on 9/12/2012

Thank you so much, Laura. It was a pleasure to work with you!

"Excellent tutor!"

- Bonita, San Diego, CA on 8/17/12
English:
Bible Studies,
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Career Development,
College Counseling,
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.

Bible Studies

I hold a Master's in Religious Studies and teach religion courses at the college level. I have also studied Bible at Florida Southern College and Emory University, Candler School of Theology. I was employed as Director of Adult Ministries for a United Methodist Church for 5 years, teaching scholarly Bible studies to adults.

Career Development

Previously employed as a human resources manager for Fortune 500 companies for 12 years, I was responsible for career and management development and training for employees at all levels. Former employers included International Paper Company and Johnson & Johnson. Also provided career counseling and training for women returning to work through a non-profit agency for 3 years, and for both men and women as a private consultant for 5 years. Currently directing a Find Your Purpose group.

College Counseling

As a college professor since 1997, I know what colleges are looking for and how to help students gain acceptance to the school of their choice. I understand student/teacher/administration problems and how to solve them. And I can help students (and parents) choose the college that will be the best fit for a particular student.

English

College professor and author of three books, two of which are college textbooks, along with countless articles for newspapers and magazines. I work constantly with students who have not learned to write well, and I see how it affects their grades. Qualified in reading, writing (including spelling, grammar, punctuation and composition), and English. I know how important these skills are and I care deeply for my students.

Public Speaking

Having spoken to groups as large as two thousand many times, and to groups of 30 or more every week for 15 years, I have honed my public speaking skills. While employed as an HR manager, I also served as Community Relations and Communications Manager. In these professional capacities, I spoke on behalf of the corporation to persuade, to motivate, to educate, train and inform vice presidents, managers, professional and other employees, political figures, business people and other members of the community.

Religion

Professor of World Religions at St. Pete College and online for Broward College Ecuador, I hold a Master's in Religious Studies with additional study in Christianity, Bible, Buddhism, indigenous religions, and Sufism. I also served as a Hospice Chaplain for 2 years, and Director of Adult Ministries for 5 years for a United Methodist church.

Social Studies

With a B.A. degree in Sociology and Social Welfare, I worked 8 years as a social worker/counselor for mental health centers, drug and alcohol rehab programs and family counseling centers. I am also conducting a social research project in Father-Daughter Relationships.

Sociology

I hold a BA in Sociology and Social Welfare from University of West Florida, where I graduated with honors. Last year I also took a graduate course in Methods of Social Research from the University of West Florida. I am ready to help you with this subject!

Study Skills

As a College Professor, I know what it takes to succeed in high school and beyond. I will teach you the skills you need to improve your grades at any level, gain acceptance into a good college and earn your degree. I am an honors graduate of University of West Florida where I received my B.A., and of University of South Florida where I received my Master's. Let me share my study skills with you.

Writing

As a college professor, I have read and graded thousands of student essays and term papers! I am also the published author of three books, including two college textbooks as well as many articles for national magazines and newspapers. I have also written and edited daily and weekly newsletters, and monthly magazines for Fortune 500 companies such as International Paper Company and Johnson & Johnson. I love helping students improve their writing skills because I know how much difference good writing makes in college and career success.

Mary Dawn’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Mary Dawn. View all of Mary Dawn’s resources

A former student of mine from St. Petersburg College, one who had worked closely with me on a research project during her sophomore year, emailed me a few months ago and asked if I would take a look at the application essay she was writing for the next university she planned to attend. She wasn't sure if she was taking the right approach so I suggested she email her essay to me and told her... read more

University of West Florida
University of South Florida
Master's
University of Central Florida
Other

Education

University of West Florida

University of South Florida (Master's)

University of Central Florida (Other)

Wonderful Tutor — Ms. P. is not only an expert in her fields and a skilled teacher, she is an encouraging coach. She is very pleasant and engaging. It is always a delight to see her. I worked with her on an important essay and the things I learned from her will benefit me from now on. She is everything and more than we could have asked for in a tutor. We were fortunate to find her, and we are grateful for her help. ...

— Laura, Saint Petersburg, FL on 9/10/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $69.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I offer a 10% discount for 3 hour commitment or a 2-hour lesson.

Travel policy

Mary Dawn will travel within 10 miles of Saint Petersburg, FL 33710.


About Mary Dawn

Improve your writing to reach your full potential in high school, college and beyond for higher grades, college admission, school papers, and career success. Professor at St. Petersburg College since 1997, author of 3 books, and former HR and Communications Manager for Fortune 500 companies, I offer expert, personalized tutoring and coaching in writing and career guidance. My mission is your success!

Testimonials

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Laura, Saint Petersburg, FL on 9/10/12
Mary Dawn replied on 9/12/2012

Thank you so much, Laura. It was a pleasure to work with you!

"Excellent tutor!"

- Bonita, San Diego, CA on 8/17/12
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Education

University of West Florida
University of South Florida
Master's
University of Central Florida
Other

Education

University of West Florida

University of South Florida (Master's)

University of Central Florida (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I offer a 10% discount for 3 hour commitment or a 2-hour lesson.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Saint Petersburg, FL 33710

Mary Dawn’s Subjects

English:
Bible Studies,
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Career Development,
College Counseling,
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.


Mary Dawn’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Mary Dawn. View all of Mary Dawn’s resources

A former student of mine from St. Petersburg College, one who had worked closely with me on a research project during her sophomore year, emailed me a few months ago and asked if I would take a look at the application essay she was writing for the next university she planned to attend. She wasn't sure if she was taking the right approach so I suggested she email her essay to me and told her... read more


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