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Mary C.

Ashburn, VA

$45/hr

ESL/ESOL Teacher

Background check passed as of 5/20/12
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ESL/ESOL Teacher

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I am a recently retired ESL/ESOL/ELL Teacher. I've taught Beginning through Advanced ESL Adult Classes for 18 years in Fairfax County and in the Spotsylvania County Adult Regional Education Programs. I have experience in teaching large classes (25 students) and small classes (10 students), and am currently teaching a smaller class (5 students) for the Loudoun County Literacy Council. The adult students in this current class present a particular challenge in that they are illiterate in their native languages, but I'm seeing progress and loving it!

In the ELL (formerly ESOL) world, we teach four skills, usually referred to as "LORW" (Listening, Oral(Speaking), Reading, and Writing). I tailor each of these to the specific needs of my students.

I've been a guest speaker and presenter at five consecutive VAILL Conferences hosted by Marymount University (2000-2005), and a guest speaker at the 2005 Virginia State ESOL Convention in Roanoke, VA. I've actively participated in approximately 20 ESOL Certification Workshops and am certified in the Parents Educational Partners (PEP) Program, Best Plus, and TABE Testing. I've also been published and I've been interviewed by the local Fredericksburg newspaper on my successful teaching strategies that kept students coming to class! I constantly incorporate items of interest, as well as humor, since it's a well known fact that Adult ESOL Learners "vote with their feet" if their classes are not of value!

One of my most rewarding experiences in teaching ESOL has been teaching an illiterate student for four years and watching her pass her U.S. Citizenship Exam. I burst with pride every time I think of her achievement!

Testimonials

"Excellent Tutor; one of the best I've had"

- Jessica, Ashburn, VA on 5/9/13

"Awesome tutor! "

- Mirna , Ashburn, VA on 10/25/14

"Very patient, encouraging, accommodating, and creative tutor!!!"

- Suzy, Ashburn, VA on 2/4/14

"Great tutor"

- Julie, Ashburn, VA on 8/9/13

"Great Tutor!!"

- Vidya, Ashburn, VA on 6/19/13

"Excellent style especially for reluctant"

- Nancy, Fairfax, VA on 8/28/12
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Reading
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Elementary (K-6th)

While I'm a recently retired adult ESOL teacher, I have tutored many young students in the past with great success. One of my fondest memories was tutoring twin girls who needed extra help throughout the school year in 3rd Grade reading. Their teacher's weekly reports reflected great progress as a result. I've taught many young (k-6) students successfully. I consider reading to be essential to all other subject areas throughout their lifetime, starting early on & continuing in k-6 studies.




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English

In our country we are an "acronym" society. I teach LROW (Listening, Reading, Oral and Writing). As a seasoned ESOL teacher, I incorporate all four areas according to the needs of my students. Of course I deviate as necessary. For example, if I realize that most of the students' needs are writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm more than capable of teaching to their particular needs. I use ESOL texts, realia, conversation issues, math manipulatives (for younger children). You name it, I do it in English! TU!

ESL/ESOL

In our country we are an "acronym" society. I teach LROW (Listening, Reading, Oral and Writing). As a seasoned ESOL teacher, I incorporate all four areas according to the needs of my students. Of course I deviate as necessary. For example, if I realize that most of the students' needs are writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm more than capable of teaching to their particular needs. I use ESOL texts, realia, conversation issues, math manipulatives (for younger children). You name it, I do it! TU!

Grammar

As a seasoned ESOL teacher, I incorporate all four areas (Listening,Reading, Oral & Writing (LROW) according to the needs of my students. Of course I deviate as necessary. For example, if I realize that most of the students' weaknesses are grammar and writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm capable of addressing their particular needs. I use ESOL texts, realia, conversation issues, math manipulatives (for younger children), etc. I consider grammar to be one of the most important components of the English language!

Reading

As a seasoned English teacher, I teach according to the needs of my students. For example, if I realize that a students' weaknesses are grammar, reading and writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm capable of addressing their particular needs. I use English texts, math manipulatives (for younger children), etc. I consider reading to be one of the most important components of the English language.

University of Maryland
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Education

University of Maryland

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Excellent Tutor; one of the best I've had — Mrs. Mary contacted me by email for a request for Grammar tutoring for the TEAS Nursing pre-admission exam, which I ended up passing with a 90%. I think I wouldn't have been able to get such a high score wasn't it for her and her excellent teaching skills and vast knowledge of the English grammar. And, you must know, that thanks to her and her faith on me, I'm more close than ever to becoming a nu ...

— Jessica, Ashburn, VA on 5/9/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 15 miles of Ashburn, VA 20147.


About Mary

I am a recently retired ESL/ESOL/ELL Teacher. I've taught Beginning through Advanced ESL Adult Classes for 18 years in Fairfax County and in the Spotsylvania County Adult Regional Education Programs. I have experience in teaching large classes (25 students) and small classes (10 students), and am currently teaching a smaller class (5 students) for the Loudoun County Literacy Council. The adult students in this current class present a particular challenge in that they are illiterate in their native languages, but I'm seeing progress and loving it!

In the ELL (formerly ESOL) world, we teach four skills, usually referred to as "LORW" (Listening, Oral(Speaking), Reading, and Writing). I tailor each of these to the specific needs of my students.

I've been a guest speaker and presenter at five consecutive VAILL Conferences hosted by Marymount University (2000-2005), and a guest speaker at the 2005 Virginia State ESOL Convention in Roanoke, VA. I've actively participated in approximately 20 ESOL Certification Workshops and am certified in the Parents Educational Partners (PEP) Program, Best Plus, and TABE Testing. I've also been published and I've been interviewed by the local Fredericksburg newspaper on my successful teaching strategies that kept students coming to class! I constantly incorporate items of interest, as well as humor, since it's a well known fact that Adult ESOL Learners "vote with their feet" if their classes are not of value!

One of my most rewarding experiences in teaching ESOL has been teaching an illiterate student for four years and watching her pass her U.S. Citizenship Exam. I burst with pride every time I think of her achievement!

Testimonials

"Excellent Tutor; one of the best I've had"

- Jessica, Ashburn, VA on 5/9/13

"Awesome tutor! "

- Mirna , Ashburn, VA on 10/25/14

"Very patient, encouraging, accommodating, and creative tutor!!!"

- Suzy, Ashburn, VA on 2/4/14

"Great tutor"

- Julie, Ashburn, VA on 8/9/13

"Great Tutor!!"

- Vidya, Ashburn, VA on 6/19/13

"Excellent style especially for reluctant"

- Nancy, Fairfax, VA on 8/28/12
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Education

University of Maryland
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Education

University of Maryland

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Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Ashburn, VA 20147

Mary’s Subjects

Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Reading
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar

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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