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Over 300 tutoring hours

Mary K.

Oakland, CA

$40/hour

Ph.D., Editor, Writer to teach Writing, K-12, GED, et al.

In-person lessons
4.9 average from 89 ratings

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UC Berkeley
History
UC Berkeley
Master's
UC Berkeley
PhD

Education

UC Berkeley (History)

UC Berkeley (Master's)

UC Berkeley (PhD)

About Mary

Accomplished career educator, writer, editor, historian will happily assist students of any age to write, read, learn basic math, science, or language, or for test prep of various kinds (GED, SAT, PSAT, etc.). Will gladly offer structural or editorial suggestions for revision or improvement of written work, but no ghostwriting. I will guide preparation for tests, suggest tools and pathways to academic competence and increased achievement at school. I have employment background in history, law, medicine, and business, and 12+ years of teaching in HS, college and university settings. Accomplished career educator, writer, editor, historian will happily assist students of any age to write, read, learn basic math, science, or Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group rates TBD based on number & subject. AP, SAT and Biology courses are subject to $10 per hour increase. Lessons requiring bridge transit are subject to $5 increase.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Oakland, CA 94602
In-person lessons
Math:
Prealgebra
Science:
Archaeology, Biology, Ecology
Art:
Architecture, Art History
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, CBEST,
GED, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Language:
Italian
History:
American History, Archaeology, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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CBEST

I have taken and passed the CBest, which tests basic English language skills, and fundamental math. I am certified at higher levels in all the skills it tests, e.g., Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar, prealgebra, etc., so I am qualified to tutor someone who needs assistance with this test.

Study Skills

I have taught basic academic skills and study skills informally as part of rigorous academic subjects (History, language, etc.) for many years at the high school and college levels. I am qualified to tutor students in study skills by virtue of that experience.

UC Berkeley
History
UC Berkeley
Master's
UC Berkeley
PhD

Education

UC Berkeley (History)

UC Berkeley (Master's)

UC Berkeley (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group rates TBD based on number & subject. AP, SAT and Biology courses are subject to $10 per hour increase. Lessons requiring bridge transit are subject to $5 increase.

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 20 miles of Oakland, CA 94602.