Hi! I'm Mary, and I'm a tutor for the liberal arts. I have 2 years of experience, and having been working at the Writing and Tutoring Center at Tacoma Community College since September.
I am in the process of being certified at Level 2 (of 3) through the International Tutor Training Certificate Program. I have a TESL (teaching ESL) certification, as well as a bachelor's degree in History from Western. I also have a minor in Spanish.
I have worked with adult learners in technical and community colleges in Whatcom County and at-risk children in Skagit County. I have worked with elementary school kids, and, of course, the wide variety of students who attend TCC. I have also worked internationally in both Mexico and Turkey with English language learners.
My tutoring style is one that focuses on working together to find the best approach and solution. I never just give the answer, I always ask questions that help a student find the answer for themselves. I believe in creating a skill base that will allow students to learn concepts and recognize patterns, not just answer one specific question.
I'm friendly, fun, and love working with all kinds of people, and I'm excited to work with you!
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