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Mary Ann L.

Houston, TX

$55/hr

Art History, Humanities,Social Sciences: Writing & Reading

Background check passed as of 9/24/13
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Art History, Humanities,Social Sciences: Writing & Reading

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I have been a private tutor for almost fifteen years. My students are often college or graduate students with English as their second language. For these students I have provided a cultural and conceptual bridge between cultures. I also have experience coaching community college students with all writing assignments, including applications for scholarships. If working on Art History papers or test preparation, I am open to museum visits for enrichment purposes as I have spent much of my life visiting the great art museums of the world in order to learn about culture, history, and aesthetics. It would be my pleasure to share my knowledge with a new group of students. I am also comfortable with literature papers and history assignments. My students have shown great improvements after working with me. In addition to traditional tutoring services I have also provided coaching for college and job interviews.
My approach to tutoring is based on the particular needs of the student. Through active listening I am able to discern and pinpoint both immediate and long-term learning objectives in order to make sessions both productive and enlightening. Over the years I have developed organizational and conceptual techniques for term paper writing that save the student precious time and reduce angst. I emphasize the practical while encouraging creativity and imagination. My students become efficient in completing their work in a timely manner and so come to enjoy their academic years.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor "

- Benita , Houston, TX on 7/15/13

"Great tutor and very patient."

- Gabriella, Houston, TX on 9/24/13
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Nutrition, Philosophy, Sociology
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics,
Criminal Justice, Geography, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Art:
Architecture,
Art History, Film
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
English,
Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling,
GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Criminal Justice, Grammar, Proofreading

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.

Architecture

I have had extensive academic experience in the study of architectural history from ancient to modern and contemporary periods. I have also tutored graduate level architectural students in architectural history and theory classes. These sessions required extensive reading of related materials and analysis of complex, philosophical issues related to architecture. I had the opportunity to coach one student at Rice University through an entire academic year. This consisted of three meeting per week for the required time period. I currently tutor an architectural student at least twice weekly for architectural theory and history classes.

Classics

I have had years of study in Greek and Roman Art History at the graduate and undergraduate levels. As part of my degree from Fordham University I was required to study Ancient Greek philosophy from the pre Socratics to Plato to Aristotle. I have also had exposure to Neo Platonism through Plotinus and Italian Rennaisance Art History. I was required to read Heroditus, Thucidyus, Josephus, Eusebius, and other Classical historians throughout my academic career and I have also read the Greek dramatists, Sophocles, Aristophanes, and Euripedes.

College Counseling

I have successfully coached many students with college essays and scholarships. This kind of work is very enjoyable for me as I can eventually experience the outcome of the work when the student is finally accepted at the college of their choice. I have coached both liberal arts majors and science majors over the past fifteen years.

English

I have been working with English test prep and writing students for fifteen years. Most of my students have English as their second language but many are native speakers. Most are college level. I emphasize sentence and paragraph structure as well as vocabulary in my lessons. I scored a 780 out of 800 on the GRE exam so I have experienced the test taking process myself, and been successful.

Film

I have an undergraduate degree in Art History from Fordham University in NYC and a Masters in Art History from University of Saint Thomas in Houston. I recently completed a course in American Westerns in Film and Literature. My visual arts degrees required knowledge and analysis of classic European, American, and some Japanese films.

Sociology

I have years of experience tutoring students in sociology and social sciences. I have assisted students in writing term papers with themes such as Criminology, Emile Durkheim and Anomie. My MPH includes Master's level courses in the sociology, economics, and anthropology of health in the US and internationally.

Study Skills

I have over fifteen years of experience coaching students with study skills in all disciplines. I am especially focused on organization and memory related exercises for the student. I have had great success in preparing students for exams, coaching with writing applications for scholarships, and coaching for college interviews. My background encompasses biological sciences, Anatomy and Physiology, social sciences, philosophy, and Art History.

World History


My world history perspective is grounded in my MLA in Art History. This means that I see world history through a prism of culture and cultural artifacts as well as through chronology. I have an interest in questions about historical truth and the relativity of historical narrative and interpretation. For me, History is a never ending source of exploration of beauty, culture, and human nature.

Fordham University - Bronx, NY
University of Texas School of Public Health
Master's
University of Saint Thomas, Houston
Master's

Education

Fordham University - Bronx, NY

University of Texas School of Public Health (Master's)

University of Saint Thomas, Houston (Master's)

Great Tutor — With enthusiasm and appreciation, it is an honor to write this review for Ms. Mary Ann L. As a second language student, I was concerned about finding an English tutor that would be patient with me. I am very lucky to find Ms. Mary Ann. Her expertise in several college subjects makes her a special and well-educated person that can help just about anyone. Ms. Mary Ann is not only knowledgeable abou ...

— Benita , Houston, TX on 7/15/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary Ann will travel within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77019.


About Mary Ann

I have been a private tutor for almost fifteen years. My students are often college or graduate students with English as their second language. For these students I have provided a cultural and conceptual bridge between cultures. I also have experience coaching community college students with all writing assignments, including applications for scholarships. If working on Art History papers or test preparation, I am open to museum visits for enrichment purposes as I have spent much of my life visiting the great art museums of the world in order to learn about culture, history, and aesthetics. It would be my pleasure to share my knowledge with a new group of students. I am also comfortable with literature papers and history assignments. My students have shown great improvements after working with me. In addition to traditional tutoring services I have also provided coaching for college and job interviews.
My approach to tutoring is based on the particular needs of the student. Through active listening I am able to discern and pinpoint both immediate and long-term learning objectives in order to make sessions both productive and enlightening. Over the years I have developed organizational and conceptual techniques for term paper writing that save the student precious time and reduce angst. I emphasize the practical while encouraging creativity and imagination. My students become efficient in completing their work in a timely manner and so come to enjoy their academic years.


Testimonials

"Great Tutor "

- Benita , Houston, TX on 7/15/13

"Great tutor and very patient."

- Gabriella, Houston, TX on 9/24/13
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Education

Fordham University - Bronx, NY
University of Texas School of Public Health
Master's
University of Saint Thomas, Houston
Master's

Education

Fordham University - Bronx, NY

University of Texas School of Public Health (Master's)

University of Saint Thomas, Houston (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77019

Mary Ann’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Nutrition, Philosophy, Sociology
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics,
Criminal Justice, Geography, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Art:
Architecture,
Art History, Film
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
English,
Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling,
GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Criminal Justice, Grammar, Proofreading

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.


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