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Marlene M.

Bellevue, WA

$40/hr

English Tutor - Writing, Organization, Grammar; Easy to Work With

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English Tutor - Writing, Organization, Grammar; Easy to Work With

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I just reached my three-year anniversary of tutoring for WyzAnt. I love tutoring and helping students of all ages - elementary school to adults - to improve their writing skills. I tailor my teaching to the individual needs of each student, guiding them through the organization of their thoughts and the structure of their paper, creating clear sentences, and using proper grammar.

Other specialties include:
Guiding college-bound students write unique and compelling essays to increase their chances of being accepted by their college choices.

Editing and giving content feedback for novels. So, if you are an author who needs a pass on your soon-to-be best seller, I would be pleased to help. My rates are negotiable from the posted rate.

Organization and feedback for oral presentations, such as in class talks or professional presentations.

I have more than 15 years of experience in technical and nontechnical writing. I received a BA in English from University of California, Berkeley, where I wrote literary papers. My writing experience includes technical documentations, marketing documents for corporations and nonprofits, and simple news releases. So, I am knowledgeable of many styles of writing. In addition, I have experience with public speaking and interviewing. I have also taken post-graduate courses at other colleges, such as Bellevue College, and I am currently improving my speaking skills as a member of a local Toastmasters Club.

My students seem to enjoy my patient and creative teaching style. I enjoy working with many styles of learning and personalities types. Having travelled around the world, I have an understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment when working with students from different cultures.

My hours are flexible and I am willing to travel to you within 6 miles of my home. Although I always start the first few lessons in a library or coffee shop. I will travel a bit further if we arrange for a different hourly rate or at least a two-hour session.

Please read my reviews under "Student Feedback" to see what others have said about my tutoring. Should you not be sure if I am the correct tutor for yourself or your child, I offer a 30-minute introductory session for just $10.

If you need a patient and creative teacher for grammar, structuring an essay, or improving a novel or speech, please contact me. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you through WyzAnt.

"Marlene is awesome!"

- Tony, Issaquah, WA on 2/13/12

"Extremely patient"

- Nancy, Bellevue, WA on 2/24/15

"Really helped with college essays!"

- Rachel, Issaquah, WA on 2/15/15

"Willing to adapt her tutoring to the individual "

- Justine, Bellevue, WA on 1/8/15

"Outstanding!"

- Mao, Bellevue, WA on 8/11/14

"Excellent Tutor, Very Professional "

- Ron, Redmond, WA on 3/10/14

"Great tutor, very nice and patient."

- Lisa, Bellevue, WA on 11/7/13

"Marlene is very patient and attentive to my needs "

- Jing, Bothell, WA on 11/2/13

"Great Tutor"

- Mark, Bellevue, WA on 10/8/13

"Great English Tutor!"

- Miran, Bellevue, WA on 8/31/13

"Great in teaching kids writing."

- Leo, Bellevue, WA on 8/30/13

"She is simply the best"

- Kambiz, Bellevue, WA on 7/26/13

"Excellent"

- Martha, Federal Way, WA on 6/27/13

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Danny, Bellevue, WA on 5/7/12

"Creative and patient teacher"

- Natalia, Seattle, WA on 4/21/12

"Very Patient and Great Tutor!!"

- Kyle, Bellevue, WA on 4/15/12

"Great creative and resourceful tutor"

- Zongwei, Sammamish, WA on 2/24/12

"Great Editor"

- Michelle, Bellevue, WA on 2/10/12
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
Reading,
Writing

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.

English

Experience in English comes from schooling and experience. I have both, which include an English Degree from University of California Berkeley and several years of writing technical and marketing material for corporations and nonprofits.

I also understand that there are different words for the same meaning in the English language, depending on the country and even the state in which you live.

My skills in English are both written and oral and include excellent organization and grammar.

General Computer

I would say everyone has a different definition of general computer knowledge. My knowledge is based on several years as a technical writer of applications, networks and the UNIX operating system. My current knowledge is based on my everyday usage of Word, Gmail, Access and other applications. I am great at helping the beginner because I can relate to that level from being a writing for end users.

I work on an HP PC and an HP netbook, not out of any bias, but to keep my work parallel. I have the very basic understanding of hardware and software; for example, RAM means Random Access Memory, the memory within a computer and booting up the system basically means starting the computer.

Grammar

I have several years of writing correctly and proofreading for grammatical errors as a technical writer and a marketing writer.

Also, I have a degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley, where I learned correct grammar for essays and work based on The Associated Press Stylebook. I also learned the importance of following the instructors' assignment requirements and completing several proofing passes.

Microsoft Access

I worked with the basics of Microsoft Access as a volunteer for Audubon Society where I needed to use Access to process membership letters. I can teach a student the basics of using Access.

Microsoft Word

As a technical writer, I used Microsoft Word to create documentation. Currently, I use Word to create letters, marketing material with simple graphics and tables for every day uses.

This software is also useful for creating temporary files to then cut-and-paste into other programs, such as Publisher or Office PowerPoint.

Proofreading

My proofreading experience includes editing papers for high school and college students, and editing papers as a technical writer and a marketing writer.

I have a degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley where I learned excellent skills for proof reading papers.

Public Speaking

I can assist with public speaking tools. I have experience as a Toastmasters member and a natural love and talent for speaking in front of groups.

I have spoken at many nonprofit events for audiences of 50-300, and had a year of standup training for computer classes.

Reading

Reading is a wide topic, spreading from books, magazines, online data and many sources. It also means comprehension. You can read information and not understand it. I have read English novels, computer manuals, school texts and even comic books. They each need to be approached differently, depending on the purpose for reading each one. And, each one can add to our growth as a person.

Spelling

As an English major, I learned excellent spelling skills and I believe I have a talent for spelling words correctly. However, even more important is my skill in knowing the correct resource to use, such as online spell checkers and old-fashioned paper dictionaries.

Vocabulary

My vocabulary skills are excellent as I have an English Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and have written technical documentation for over 15 years and marketing material for nonprofits for several years. I enjoy improving my knowledge through online learning tools and extra activities, such as crossword puzzles and word games.

Writing

I have written all my life, starting in school as an English major. I graduated with an English degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Using my degree, I wrote marketing and technical material for corporations and for nonprofits. I now help with nonprofits, some online blogs and descriptions, and of course tutoring WyzAnt students in English. I have helped with writing assignments, assisting from the beginning with formulating a thesis to simple grammar correction. I have also helped write a speach. I have excellent grammar, organization and spelling skills. And, if there is something I do not know, I am glad to help find the correct answer.

Marlene’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 Marlene. View all of Marlene’s resources

It has been an amazing and fun journey to work for WyzAnt. I have really enjoyed tutoring students; each student has led me down a different path of need in topic and learning style. I find my mind grows with every student. I love the challenge and diversity. Some students have been uneasy when we first meet; this is natural because I think they feel bad that they do not know their grammar... read more

Some words in the English language are constantly misunderstood and misused. If corrected, you will show  your grammatical knowledge. Two of these misunderstood words are "might" and "may." The first states that something could possibly occur and the second states that someone has permission to do something. For example: The keg might explode if he lights... read more

UC Berkeley
English

Education

UC Berkeley (English)

Marlene is awesome! — She is kind, professional, and enthusiastic tutor you could ever find. She will work with you to define the goal and help you reach that goal. I definitely recommend her to anyone else who needs help with English. She is simply awesome! ...

— Tony, Issaquah, WA on 2/13/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marlene will travel within 6 miles of Bellevue, WA 98005.


About Marlene

I just reached my three-year anniversary of tutoring for WyzAnt. I love tutoring and helping students of all ages - elementary school to adults - to improve their writing skills. I tailor my teaching to the individual needs of each student, guiding them through the organization of their thoughts and the structure of their paper, creating clear sentences, and using proper grammar.

Other specialties include:
Guiding college-bound students write unique and compelling essays to increase their chances of being accepted by their college choices.

Editing and giving content feedback for novels. So, if you are an author who needs a pass on your soon-to-be best seller, I would be pleased to help. My rates are negotiable from the posted rate.

Organization and feedback for oral presentations, such as in class talks or professional presentations.

I have more than 15 years of experience in technical and nontechnical writing. I received a BA in English from University of California, Berkeley, where I wrote literary papers. My writing experience includes technical documentations, marketing documents for corporations and nonprofits, and simple news releases. So, I am knowledgeable of many styles of writing. In addition, I have experience with public speaking and interviewing. I have also taken post-graduate courses at other colleges, such as Bellevue College, and I am currently improving my speaking skills as a member of a local Toastmasters Club.

My students seem to enjoy my patient and creative teaching style. I enjoy working with many styles of learning and personalities types. Having travelled around the world, I have an understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment when working with students from different cultures.

My hours are flexible and I am willing to travel to you within 6 miles of my home. Although I always start the first few lessons in a library or coffee shop. I will travel a bit further if we arrange for a different hourly rate or at least a two-hour session.

Please read my reviews under "Student Feedback" to see what others have said about my tutoring. Should you not be sure if I am the correct tutor for yourself or your child, I offer a 30-minute introductory session for just $10.

If you need a patient and creative teacher for grammar, structuring an essay, or improving a novel or speech, please contact me. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you through WyzAnt.

Testimonials

"Marlene is awesome!"

- Tony, Issaquah, WA on 2/13/12

"Extremely patient"

- Nancy, Bellevue, WA on 2/24/15

"Really helped with college essays!"

- Rachel, Issaquah, WA on 2/15/15

"Willing to adapt her tutoring to the individual "

- Justine, Bellevue, WA on 1/8/15

"Outstanding!"

- Mao, Bellevue, WA on 8/11/14

"Excellent Tutor, Very Professional "

- Ron, Redmond, WA on 3/10/14

"Great tutor, very nice and patient."

- Lisa, Bellevue, WA on 11/7/13

"Marlene is very patient and attentive to my needs "

- Jing, Bothell, WA on 11/2/13

"Great Tutor"

- Mark, Bellevue, WA on 10/8/13

"Great English Tutor!"

- Miran, Bellevue, WA on 8/31/13

"Great in teaching kids writing."

- Leo, Bellevue, WA on 8/30/13

"She is simply the best"

- Kambiz, Bellevue, WA on 7/26/13

"Excellent"

- Martha, Federal Way, WA on 6/27/13

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Danny, Bellevue, WA on 5/7/12

"Creative and patient teacher"

- Natalia, Seattle, WA on 4/21/12

"Very Patient and Great Tutor!!"

- Kyle, Bellevue, WA on 4/15/12

"Great creative and resourceful tutor"

- Zongwei, Sammamish, WA on 2/24/12

"Great Editor"

- Michelle, Bellevue, WA on 2/10/12

Education

UC Berkeley
English

Education

UC Berkeley (English)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Bellevue, WA 98005

Marlene’s Subjects

Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
Reading,
Writing

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.


Marlene’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 Marlene. View all of Marlene’s resources

It has been an amazing and fun journey to work for WyzAnt. I have really enjoyed tutoring students; each student has led me down a different path of need in topic and learning style. I find my mind grows with every student. I love the challenge and diversity. Some students have been uneasy when we first meet; this is natural because I think they feel bad that they do not know their grammar... read more

Some words in the English language are constantly misunderstood and misused. If corrected, you will show  your grammatical knowledge. Two of these misunderstood words are "might" and "may." The first states that something could possibly occur and the second states that someone has permission to do something. For example: The keg might explode if he lights... read more


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Marlene M. passed a background check on 2/2/12. The check was ordered by Marlene through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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