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Mary Lee D.

Folsom, CA

$45/hour

Creative Language Arts Tutorial Support

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/25/13
4.7 average from 30 ratings
Tremendous Tutor
— Dan, Granite Bay, CA on 4/24/15

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Sweet Briar College
French and English
Canisius College
MEd
SUNY Cortland SUNY Potsdam SUNY Oswego
Master's

Education

Sweet Briar College (French and English)

Canisius College (MEd)

SUNY Cortland SUNY Potsdam SUNY Oswego (Master's)

About Mary Lee

I enjoy teaching and working with students of all ages. I feel that my tutoring sessions should provide more than support with subject material.
Students will build confidence in their learning as well as a greater desire to excel when working with me. I have many years of experience teaching in public and private schools as well as working with students individually. I enjoy students of all backgrounds and nationalities. While living in Ohio I encouraged many students who were learning English as a second language. I found that experience to be very rewarding. I am a teacher who enjoys learning from her students as well.
My sessions are interactive and not the traditional focus on learning from a textbook or worksheets. My love of learning and teaching has benefited many students.
I enjoy teaching and working with students of all ages. I feel that my tutoring sessions should provide more than support with subject material.
Students will build confidence in their learning as well as a greater desire to excel when working with me. I have many years of experience teaching in public and private schools as well as working
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Folsom, CA 95630
Background Check: Passed

"Tremendous Tutor"

- Dan, Granite Bay, CA on 4/24/15

"Great tutor"

- Vincent, Rancho Cordova, CA on 6/14/16

"Awesome!"

- Kelly, Folsom, CA on 3/15/15

"Very experienced and patient!"

- Agnes, Granite Bay, CA on 10/6/13
Math:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
GED,
GMAT, GRE, Prealgebra
Science:
Geology, Philosophy, PSAT, Psychology
Music:
Flute
Art:
Cosmetology
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, ASVAB, Career Development, CBEST,
College Counseling,
Common Core, GED,
GMAT, GRE, MCAT, PSAT, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Series 7, TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Social Studies, World History,
Writing
Special Needs:
Common Core, Dyslexia, Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Handwriting,
Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Career Development, Economics, ESL/ESOL,
GMAT, GRE, Law, Public Speaking,
Series 7, 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.

ACT English

I have worked with several students who were looking to raise their score on the ACT. My specialty is the English part of the test. I have reviewed many support materials and have a guide to help my students succeed.

CBEST

I have taken and passed the CBEST test for California teachers. I have reviewed the materials and helped a student who contacted me outside of Wyzant. I can offer references. My students was able to pass the test after 6 sessions of tutoring for the English section of the test.

College Counseling

I am familiar with diagnostic tests which college planning centers use for their clients. I worked as an assistant for Dollars for College in the Fair Oaks area helping students write college essays and narrow their choices for college application. I have gone through the application process with my own daughter who is a freshman at UC San Diego.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have experience tutoring elementary age students. I currently work with a 4th grade boy in writing and reading skills over the summer. I have my masters degree in education and many years experience teaching students of all ages. This past year my tutoring experience was primarily with students 1st-5th grade.

English

I have taught middle school language arts and high school English. I have certification from New York State to teach English grades 6-12. I also have training in teaching English as a second language. While living in Columbus, Ohio I worked for Berlitz International teaching English to adults who worked for various companies.

ESL/ESOL

I have taken Instruction from Berlitz International in teaching English as a 2nd language. I also have taught middle school and high school English. I have taught many adult students of different cultures and backgrounds over the past 20 years.

Flute

I played flute in high school and college.
I have played in ensembles and also played at the grade 6 level. I own an Artley flute which I recently had reconditioned. I enjoy the instrument, and feel qualified to teach at the beginning to intermediate level.

French

I have taught French at the High School and College level for many years. I have a BA degree in French from Sweet Briar College and participated in the Junior Year in France program. I have taken many advanced courses in French as well. I have organized student study abroad programs in France for travel and language enrichment. I enjoy speaking French and attend classes at the Sacramento Alliance francaise. J'adore tout ce qui est francais!

GED

I taught High School English and had experience at an alternative school where students were preparing for the GED test. I am familiar with the skills students need to accomplish for this test.

Grammar

I have taught English in both Middle and High School.

Handwriting

I have experience teaching cursive writing at the first and second grade level. I taught language arts, and have tutored students in early composition which requires handwriting. I have materials and the guides as to how the upper case and lower case letters are formed for writing. I feel competent to be able to tutor students in how to improve their handwriting and make improvements for legibility.

Public Speaking

I have been a classroom teacher for many years. I also coached a speech and debate team. I have assisted students with their speeches for graduation as well as for oratory contests. I can tutor someone who is preparing for the experience of public speaking either for a class or for a competition.
Teaching, in my opinion, has been the most influential experience for public speaking.

Reading

I am familiar with the Common Core Standards for reading programs in California. I currently tutor students who attend Elementary Schools in Folsom and Granite Bay.

I feel that I am able to bring a lot of teaching experience in Language Arts and English to the younger learners in the area schools. I enjoy coaching them to improve their skills.

SAT Reading

Many of my students have been able to increase their scores in Reading and Writing on the SAT examinations. I set high goals for my students, and work with them on test taking methods as well. I find my coaching to be rewarding and satisfying.

SAT Writing

I have worked with many students on writing skills. Many have improved under my tutelage.
I can provide references upon request. I taught high school English for over 19 years in NY and Ohio.

Spanish

I have taken 24 units of college Spanish and have traveled extensively in Spain. I taught Middle School Spanish for 3 years. I have tutored students in Spanish level 1.

Study Skills

I have coached students through the SOAR study skills program developed by Susan Kruger. I have also worked with many students helping them with organizing their planners and developing a daily structure for study skills and time management. Many high school students have benefited from my assistance in organizational skills. I have many years of experience teaching in public and private schools as well as working with students individually.

TOEFL

I am familiar with the test and the TOEFL questions. I have taught many students ESL and have had students who took the TOEFL.

World History

I have taken world history courses in college and have worked with students in the past.

Writing

I have been assisting students in grades 4-7 in both public and private schools in the area. Many students find that writing and being able to express themselves both creatively, as well as using correct grammar, is truly a challenge. I have developed some principles and lessons which can be individualized, which I implement in their Common Core Curriculum. Common Core standards are innovative, however the initiative has not allowed for continuity in instruction. As a professional, I feel that students learn best while practicing reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Teaching is Learning, and I discover that many of my students benefit from my creative, meaningful, and fun learning sessions. A guided learning experience with Common Core Standards as the "bar", can be a fulfilling experience!!!!

Sweet Briar College
French and English
Canisius College
MEd
SUNY Cortland SUNY Potsdam SUNY Oswego
Master's

Education

Sweet Briar College (French and English)

Canisius College (MEd)

SUNY Cortland SUNY Potsdam SUNY Oswego (Master's)

Tremendous Tutor

We are lucky to have found Mary Lee. She is a very knowledgeable tutor. Mary Lee has helped my daughter to significantly increase her ability to write at a very high level. My daughters writing skills have improved dramatically under Mary Lee's tutelage. My daughter was at a high level to start, Advance Placement courses, and Mary Lee has been able to tremendously enhance her performance. Mary Lee

— Dan, Granite Bay, CA on 4/24/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary Lee will travel within 20 miles of Folsom, CA 95630.