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Mary Jo M.

Tampa, FL

$25/hour

A first class English pronunciation tutor for adults

5+ Hours
5.0 average from 1 ratings

$25/Hour


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Barnard College
political science
University of South Florida
Master's
University of South Florida
Master's

Education

Barnard College (political science)

University of South Florida (Master's)

University of South Florida (Master's)

About Mary Jo

I've been a university-level English language tutor for the last four years, and I've loved every minute of it. My students have all been engaged and committed to the process of learning English, a language that isn't all that easy. I know English inside and out; I've been both a journalist and a fiction writer. I also have had professional voice training. In short, I know the ins-and-outs of the sound of English, its rhythm, its stress patterns, its musicality, and most importantly how your first language may influence your English pronunciation.

Due to my family background, I have been around languages other than English all my life. I have basic fluency in both French and Spanish, so I know firsthand the anxieties and worries we have when learning a new language. I prefer to work with college students and other adults. I work hard with all my students to make them comfortable as they work on their pronunciation. Unless you started learning English when you were very, very young, you're not likely to ever completely sound like a native speaker. However, together, we can work to improve key features of the language and improve your speaking sound.

I received an MA in applied linguistics this year from the University of South Florida. I have tutored international students from many countries, particularly from Asia and the Middle East in all aspects of English for the last four years at USF and have also taught reading and writing to entry level international students. Pronunciation is my passion. i believe I have an excellent ear for what students need to improve in their speech. By the way, I hold two other degrees, a Masters in Fine Arts in fiction writing, also from the University of South Florida, and a bachelor's degree, cum laude, in political science from Barnard College.

Please contact me so we can discuss what help with your pronunciation you think you need, and we will arrange how to meet and begin our work together. We'll start with a discussion of your first language(s), your English proficiency, what you would like to work on. After that discussion, and my analysis, we will put together a plan on how to proceed. I look forward to hearing from you.
I've been a university-level English language tutor for the last four years, and I've loved every minute of it. My students have all been engaged and committed to the process of learning English, a language that isn't all that easy. I know English inside and out; I've been both a journalist and a fiction writer. I also have had professional voice Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Tampa, FL 33609
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL

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ESL/ESOL

I received my master's degree at the University of South Florida. As part of my studies, I spent four years tutoring international students, both undergraduate and graduate, in all aspects of English, including speaking and pronunciation. This means I know what difficulties students have with spoken English, depending on their first language.

I also am a professional writer, in both fiction and non fiction.

Barnard College
political science
University of South Florida
Master's
University of South Florida
Master's

Education

Barnard College (political science)

University of South Florida (Master's)

University of South Florida (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary Jo will travel within 15 miles of Tampa, FL 33609.