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Marcia M.

Durham, NC

$35/hr

Innovative ESL, Elementary, Reading, Writing and Public Speaking Tutor

Background check passed as of 5/30/14
Usually responds in about 4 hours

Innovative ESL, Elementary, Reading, Writing and Public Speaking Tutor

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I am a trained teacher with a diploma in education, BA in History and a Master's in Government. I have over 20 years' teaching and tutoring experience. I am currently employed as a teacher and do one on one counseling with several of my students.

I have several years' public speaking experience mainly gained through Toastmasters International. I am a past president of the Minutemen Toastmasters Club with vast public speaking experience.

My tutoring style includes a few minutes of lecturing. I have found that having discussions with my students, having them complete assignments and then discuss these is the best method. I encourage my students to be proactive, asks questions and help them to reason through topics for themselves to ensure that they have grasped the concept.

In addition, no teaching style works for all students so I always make sure to adopt my methods to the learning style of my student. After all the most important thing is to make sure my student grasps the concepts.

Testimonials

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Melva, Durham, NC on 9/6/14

"Nothing but praise"

- Maxine, Durham, NC on 9/20/13
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Handwriting, Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
ESL/ESOL, Handwriting, Reading,
Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, 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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a Language Arts teacher since 2007. I am a trained teacher who is a certified reading and writing tutor.

Currently, I am a Language Arts teacher at Agape Corner School in Durham where I work with students at varying academic levels. My areas of expertise are reading comprehension, writing, grammar and syntax, vocabulary, and spelling.

In addition to Language Arts, I teach Math to the Elementary and Middle School students. My methodology involves working with students at their level, developing specialized projects for each student and utilizing math drills to help students learn and master concepts.

I enjoy teaching and have proven success. My students often advance at least one grade level and develop greater confidence in their abilities. My most recent student aced her End of Grade exams, after working with me for 4 months, even though her teachers predicted she would have to repeat the third grade.

Elementary Math

I have been tutoring Elementary Math for the past 10 years. My students all enjoy my classes, because I use, teaching aids and games to keep them motivated and hold their attention. I also engage my students in drills to help them learn and retain basic concepts.

I am an adaptable, patient, and innovative Elementary Math Tutor who designs programs that fits my students learning styles and abilities.

Public Speaking

I have been a president and very active member of Minutemen Toastmasters Club. As a toastmaster, I have had extensive training in the various areas of public speaking. I have over 15 years of public speaking experience with training in such areas as using humor in a speech, the introductory speech, debating, the informative speech, the marketing speech and the correct use of grammar.

Toastmasters International is world renowned and has members all over the world. This organization is known for producing excellent speakers, and I am honored to be trained in such an organiztion.

Reading

I have more than 20 years experience in the reading and writing field. I have skills and experience in reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, writing and editing.

I have tutored elementary school students, middle and high school students and adults.

Writing

I am a blogger and public speaker. I have over years 20 experience, as a debate coach, Writing, Language Arts and Choral Speaking Tutor.

I have tutored Pre-K - 12 students in writing. My most recent writing contracts include tutoring employees at major triangle area universities in professional writing. In addition, I am working with college student and adults in degree programs to improve their academic writing skills, edit their papers and verify their references and citations.

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
Library Studies
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
Master's
Bentley College
Other

Education

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (Library Studies)

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (Master's)

Bentley College (Other)

Wonderful Tutor — I'm well pleased with the professionalism of Marcia. She is very knowledgeable and makes work easy to understand. I'm so glad I found her on this website. ...

— Melva, Durham, NC on 9/6/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Group rates are $30.00 per hour for groups of 3 or more.

Travel policy

Marcia will travel within 15 miles of Durham, NC 27701.


About Marcia

I am a trained teacher with a diploma in education, BA in History and a Master's in Government. I have over 20 years' teaching and tutoring experience. I am currently employed as a teacher and do one on one counseling with several of my students.

I have several years' public speaking experience mainly gained through Toastmasters International. I am a past president of the Minutemen Toastmasters Club with vast public speaking experience.

My tutoring style includes a few minutes of lecturing. I have found that having discussions with my students, having them complete assignments and then discuss these is the best method. I encourage my students to be proactive, asks questions and help them to reason through topics for themselves to ensure that they have grasped the concept.

In addition, no teaching style works for all students so I always make sure to adopt my methods to the learning style of my student. After all the most important thing is to make sure my student grasps the concepts.

Testimonials

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Melva, Durham, NC on 9/6/14

"Nothing but praise"

- Maxine, Durham, NC on 9/20/13

Education

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
Library Studies
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
Master's
Bentley College
Other

Education

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (Library Studies)

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (Master's)

Bentley College (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Group rates are $30.00 per hour for groups of 3 or more.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Durham, NC 27701

Marcia’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Handwriting, Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
ESL/ESOL, Handwriting, Reading,
Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, 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 Marcia M.

Marcia M. passed a background check on 5/30/14. The check was ordered by Marcia through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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