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Marcia M.

Experienced and Effective K- 12, College and Professional Level Tutor

Experienced and Effective K- 12, College and Professional Level Tutor

$30/hour

  • 473 hours tutoring

About Marcia


Bio

I am a trained teacher working in a public school with a diploma in education, BA in History and a Master's in Government. I have over 30 years' teaching and tutoring experience. AS as a tutor I do one on one counseling with my students to keep them organized and focused.

I have several years' public speaking experience mainly gained through Toastmasters International. I am a past president of the Minutemen Toastmasters Club with vast public speaking experience.

My tutoring style...

I am a trained teacher working in a public school with a diploma in education, BA in History and a Master's in Government. I have over 30 years' teaching and tutoring experience. AS as a tutor I do one on one counseling with my students to keep them organized and focused.

I have several years' public speaking experience mainly gained through Toastmasters International. I am a past president of the Minutemen Toastmasters Club with vast public speaking experience.

My tutoring style includes a few minutes of lecturing. I have found that having discussions with my students, having them complete assignments and then reviewing these assignments with them is the best method. I encourage my students to be proactive, asks questions and help them to reason through topics for themselves to ensure that they have grasped the concepts.

In addition, no teaching style works for all students so I always make sure to adapt my methods to the learning style of my student. After all, the most important thing is to make sure my students grasp the concepts and develop the ability to complete tasks independently.


Education

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
Library Studies and History
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
Masters
Moneague Teachers College
EdD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $30
  • Rate details: My rates vary depending on the level of the student, and the number of sessions. Group rates are negotiable.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/29/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have been a president and very active member of Minutemen Toastmasters Club. As a toastmaster, I have had extensive training in the various areas of public speaking. I have over 15 years of public speaking experience with training in such areas as using humor in a speech, the introductory speech, debating, the informative speech, the marketing speech and the correct use of grammar. Toastmasters International is world renowned and has members all over the world. This organization is known for producing excellent speakers, and I am honored to be trained in such an organiztion.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am patient, detailed oriented and put the needs of my students first. I develop an individualized program for each student based on their academic profile. I have taught English and Writing to foreign students at both the elementary, college and professional levels. I utilize several teaching aids to help my students learn, and master the English language. My goal is always to see my students excel.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have been a president and very active member of Minutemen Toastmasters Club. As a toastmaster, I have had extensive training in the various areas of public speaking. I have over 15 years of public speaking experience with training in such areas as using humor in a speech, the introductory speech, debating, the informative speech, the marketing speech and the correct use of grammar. Toastmasters International is world renowned and has members all over the world. This organization is known for producing excellent speakers, and I am honored to be trained in such an organiztion.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

For over 20 years, I have been a teacher to students with varying abilities. I have worked with students at several levels of the academic spectrum from elementary to high school. As a common core teacher I have learnt and developed strategies, that help my students master the common core standards. With these strategies, I help my students develop the skills that will ensure their academic success. Over the past three years, I have worked as an Interventionist, in three elementary schools, and a middle school. I also tutor students privately in common core. In these positions, I have worked with individual students and small groups to help them master the common core standards. My goal as a common core tutor is to ensure that my clients use techniques that are tailored to their specific needs and help them improve.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a Language Arts teacher since 2007. I am a trained teacher who is a certified reading and writing tutor. Currently, I am a Language Arts teacher at Agape Corner School in Durham where I work with students at varying academic levels. My areas of expertise are reading comprehension, writing, grammar and syntax, vocabulary, and spelling. In addition to Language Arts, I teach Math to the Elementary and Middle School students. My methodology involves working with students at their level, developing specialized projects for each student and utilizing math drills to help students learn and master concepts. I enjoy teaching and have proven success. My students often advance at least one grade level and develop greater confidence in their abilities. My most recent student aced her End of Grade exams, after working with me for 4 months, even though her teachers predicted she would have to repeat the third grade.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have been tutoring Elementary Math for the past 10 years. My students all enjoy my classes, because I use, teaching aids and games to keep them motivated and hold their attention. I also engage my students in drills to help them learn and retain basic concepts. I am an adaptable, patient, and innovative Elementary Math Tutor who designs programs that fits my students learning styles and abilities.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

Since 2008, I have been a handwriting teacher to students with varying abilities. I have worked with students at several levels of the academic spectrum from elementary to high school. As a handwriting teacher, I help my students develop the skills that will ensure their academic success. These skills include developing a writing schedule, continuous practice, in both cursive and script. In my hand-writing sessions, I place emphasis on letter formation, uniformity, neatness, readability and repetition. My goal as a hand-writing tutor is to ensure that my clients use techniques that are tailored to their specific needs and help them improve their hand-writing.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

For over 20 years, I have been a teacher to students with varying abilities. I have worked with homeschool students at several levels of the academic spectrum from elementary to high school. As a homeschool tutor I have learnt and developed strategies, that help my students master their specific subjects. I work with students in math, reading, writing and public speaking. With these strategies, I help my students develop the skills that will ensure their academic success. In all my contracts as a home school tutor, I work closely with parents and students to fill in the gaps and complement the homeschool curriculum. My goal as a homeschool tutor is to ensure that my clients use techniques that are tailored to their specific needs and help them improve.
Reading,

Reading

I have more than 20 years experience in the reading and writing field. I have skills and experience in reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, writing and editing. I have tutored elementary school students, middle and high school students and adults.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

For over 15 years I have been a study skills teacher to students with varying abilities. I have worked with students at all levels of the academic spectrum (elementary to professional). As a study skills teacher, I help my students develop the skills that will ensure their academic success. These skills include developing a study schedule, organization, processing and retaining information, self-discipline , and memorization. My goal as a study skills tutor is to ensure that my clients use techniques that are tailored to their specific needs to master their studies.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am patient, detailed oriented and put the needs of my students first. I develop an individualized program for each student based on their academic profile. I have taught English and Writing to foreign students at both the elementary, college and professional levels. I utilize several teaching aids to help my students learn, and master the English language. My goal is always to see my students excel.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have been a president and very active member of Minutemen Toastmasters Club. As a toastmaster, I have had extensive training in the various areas of public speaking. I have over 15 years of public speaking experience with training in such areas as using humor in a speech, the introductory speech, debating, the informative speech, the marketing speech and the correct use of grammar. Toastmasters International is world renowned and has members all over the world. This organization is known for producing excellent speakers, and I am honored to be trained in such an organiztion.
Reading,

Reading

I have more than 20 years experience in the reading and writing field. I have skills and experience in reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, writing and editing. I have tutored elementary school students, middle and high school students and adults.
Writing,

Writing

I am a blogger and public speaker. I have over years 20 experience, as a debate coach, Writing, Language Arts and Choral Speaking Tutor. I have tutored Pre-K - 12 students in writing. My most recent writing contracts include tutoring employees at major triangle area universities in professional writing. In addition, I am working with college student and adults in degree programs to improve their academic writing skills, edit their papers and verify their references and citations.
Grammar, Vocabulary

History

American History, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a Language Arts teacher since 2007. I am a trained teacher who is a certified reading and writing tutor. Currently, I am a Language Arts teacher at Agape Corner School in Durham where I work with students at varying academic levels. My areas of expertise are reading comprehension, writing, grammar and syntax, vocabulary, and spelling. In addition to Language Arts, I teach Math to the Elementary and Middle School students. My methodology involves working with students at their level, developing specialized projects for each student and utilizing math drills to help students learn and master concepts. I enjoy teaching and have proven success. My students often advance at least one grade level and develop greater confidence in their abilities. My most recent student aced her End of Grade exams, after working with me for 4 months, even though her teachers predicted she would have to repeat the third grade.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am patient, detailed oriented and put the needs of my students first. I develop an individualized program for each student based on their academic profile. I have taught English and Writing to foreign students at both the elementary, college and professional levels. I utilize several teaching aids to help my students learn, and master the English language. My goal is always to see my students excel.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

Since 2008, I have been a handwriting teacher to students with varying abilities. I have worked with students at several levels of the academic spectrum from elementary to high school. As a handwriting teacher, I help my students develop the skills that will ensure their academic success. These skills include developing a writing schedule, continuous practice, in both cursive and script. In my hand-writing sessions, I place emphasis on letter formation, uniformity, neatness, readability and repetition. My goal as a hand-writing tutor is to ensure that my clients use techniques that are tailored to their specific needs and help them improve their hand-writing.
Reading,

Reading

I have more than 20 years experience in the reading and writing field. I have skills and experience in reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, writing and editing. I have tutored elementary school students, middle and high school students and adults.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

For over 15 years I have been a study skills teacher to students with varying abilities. I have worked with students at all levels of the academic spectrum (elementary to professional). As a study skills teacher, I help my students develop the skills that will ensure their academic success. These skills include developing a study schedule, organization, processing and retaining information, self-discipline , and memorization. My goal as a study skills tutor is to ensure that my clients use techniques that are tailored to their specific needs to master their studies.
Writing

Writing

I am a blogger and public speaker. I have over years 20 experience, as a debate coach, Writing, Language Arts and Choral Speaking Tutor. I have tutored Pre-K - 12 students in writing. My most recent writing contracts include tutoring employees at major triangle area universities in professional writing. In addition, I am working with college student and adults in degree programs to improve their academic writing skills, edit their papers and verify their references and citations.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am patient, detailed oriented and put the needs of my students first. I develop an individualized program for each student based on their academic profile. I have taught English and Writing to foreign students at both the elementary, college and professional levels. I utilize several teaching aids to help my students learn, and master the English language. My goal is always to see my students excel.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a Language Arts teacher since 2007. I am a trained teacher who is a certified reading and writing tutor. Currently, I am a Language Arts teacher at Agape Corner School in Durham where I work with students at varying academic levels. My areas of expertise are reading comprehension, writing, grammar and syntax, vocabulary, and spelling. In addition to Language Arts, I teach Math to the Elementary and Middle School students. My methodology involves working with students at their level, developing specialized projects for each student and utilizing math drills to help students learn and master concepts. I enjoy teaching and have proven success. My students often advance at least one grade level and develop greater confidence in their abilities. My most recent student aced her End of Grade exams, after working with me for 4 months, even though her teachers predicted she would have to repeat the third grade.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am patient, detailed oriented and put the needs of my students first. I develop an individualized program for each student based on their academic profile. I have taught English and Writing to foreign students at both the elementary, college and professional levels. I utilize several teaching aids to help my students learn, and master the English language. My goal is always to see my students excel.
Reading,

Reading

I have more than 20 years experience in the reading and writing field. I have skills and experience in reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, writing and editing. I have tutored elementary school students, middle and high school students and adults.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

For over 15 years I have been a study skills teacher to students with varying abilities. I have worked with students at all levels of the academic spectrum (elementary to professional). As a study skills teacher, I help my students develop the skills that will ensure their academic success. These skills include developing a study schedule, organization, processing and retaining information, self-discipline , and memorization. My goal as a study skills tutor is to ensure that my clients use techniques that are tailored to their specific needs to master their studies.
Writing

Writing

I am a blogger and public speaker. I have over years 20 experience, as a debate coach, Writing, Language Arts and Choral Speaking Tutor. I have tutored Pre-K - 12 students in writing. My most recent writing contracts include tutoring employees at major triangle area universities in professional writing. In addition, I am working with college student and adults in degree programs to improve their academic writing skills, edit their papers and verify their references and citations.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am patient, detailed oriented and put the needs of my students first. I develop an individualized program for each student based on their academic profile. I have taught English and Writing to foreign students at both the elementary, college and professional levels. I utilize several teaching aids to help my students learn, and master the English language. My goal is always to see my students excel.
Study Skills

Study Skills

For over 15 years I have been a study skills teacher to students with varying abilities. I have worked with students at all levels of the academic spectrum (elementary to professional). As a study skills teacher, I help my students develop the skills that will ensure their academic success. These skills include developing a study schedule, organization, processing and retaining information, self-discipline , and memorization. My goal as a study skills tutor is to ensure that my clients use techniques that are tailored to their specific needs to master their studies.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

For over 15 years I have been a study skills teacher to students with varying abilities. I have worked with students at all levels of the academic spectrum (elementary to professional). As a study skills teacher, I help my students develop the skills that will ensure their academic success. These skills include developing a study schedule, organization, processing and retaining information, self-discipline , and memorization. My goal as a study skills tutor is to ensure that my clients use techniques that are tailored to their specific needs to master their studies.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a Language Arts teacher since 2007. I am a trained teacher who is a certified reading and writing tutor. Currently, I am a Language Arts teacher at Agape Corner School in Durham where I work with students at varying academic levels. My areas of expertise are reading comprehension, writing, grammar and syntax, vocabulary, and spelling. In addition to Language Arts, I teach Math to the Elementary and Middle School students. My methodology involves working with students at their level, developing specialized projects for each student and utilizing math drills to help students learn and master concepts. I enjoy teaching and have proven success. My students often advance at least one grade level and develop greater confidence in their abilities. My most recent student aced her End of Grade exams, after working with me for 4 months, even though her teachers predicted she would have to repeat the third grade.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am patient, detailed oriented and put the needs of my students first. I develop an individualized program for each student based on their academic profile. I have taught English and Writing to foreign students at both the elementary, college and professional levels. I utilize several teaching aids to help my students learn, and master the English language. My goal is always to see my students excel.
Reading,

Reading

I have more than 20 years experience in the reading and writing field. I have skills and experience in reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, writing and editing. I have tutored elementary school students, middle and high school students and adults.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

For over 15 years I have been a study skills teacher to students with varying abilities. I have worked with students at all levels of the academic spectrum (elementary to professional). As a study skills teacher, I help my students develop the skills that will ensure their academic success. These skills include developing a study schedule, organization, processing and retaining information, self-discipline , and memorization. My goal as a study skills tutor is to ensure that my clients use techniques that are tailored to their specific needs to master their studies.
Writing

Writing

I am a blogger and public speaker. I have over years 20 experience, as a debate coach, Writing, Language Arts and Choral Speaking Tutor. I have tutored Pre-K - 12 students in writing. My most recent writing contracts include tutoring employees at major triangle area universities in professional writing. In addition, I am working with college student and adults in degree programs to improve their academic writing skills, edit their papers and verify their references and citations.

Test Preparation

Common Core

Common Core

For over 20 years, I have been a teacher to students with varying abilities. I have worked with students at several levels of the academic spectrum from elementary to high school. As a common core teacher I have learnt and developed strategies, that help my students master the common core standards. With these strategies, I help my students develop the skills that will ensure their academic success. Over the past three years, I have worked as an Interventionist, in three elementary schools, and a middle school. I also tutor students privately in common core. In these positions, I have worked with individual students and small groups to help them master the common core standards. My goal as a common core tutor is to ensure that my clients use techniques that are tailored to their specific needs and help them improve.

Examples of Expertise


Marcia has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (112 ratings)
5 star
(104)
4 star
(7)
3 star
(1)
2 star
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1 star
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Marcia is tutoring my 9yr old daughter with Math. I like that she is very patient and encourages my daughter to ask questions when she doesn’t understand something. She also noticed my daughter isn’t confident in her answers so she plans to work on her confidence when answering math questions. I’d strongly recommend her to anyone who is seeking a tutor.

Shaniqua, 13 lessons with Marcia

First session was very personable

Marcia was on time and asked lots of questions about learning style that worked for me in the past. She gave me instructions of things to try and said she would be monitoring. I am very comfortable with her and will work with her regularly.

Gloria, 6 lessons with Marcia

Another great session

I learned a lot about public speaking and preaching during my latest session. I highly recommend Marcia if you want to grow.

Xolani, 2 lessons with Marcia

Strongly recommend

She taught me whatever I want to learn. She taught me grammar, writing, and reading. We did conversation many times and that helped me a lot. Whenever I had difficulties doing my homework, she always helped me, though she was in her home. After I learned English from her, I have confidence speaking English. She is a real nice tutor.

Sangkyu, 63 lessons with Marcia

She is the best teacher I have found so far in WyzAnt.

I started lesson with Marcia few months ago. I can certainly say that my writing skills have improved gradually, through her specific lessons targeted my skill gaps. She is the best teacher I have found so far in WyzAnt. I strongly recommend her, if you want to get a help on your writing skills.

Bruke, 12 lessons with Marcia

Wonderful Reading Comprehension and Math Tutor

I needed a tutor for my 10 year old son who was in 4th grade, that did both Reading and Math. Ms. Marcia is wonderful! She started working with my son at the beginning of February 2015. With the school systems being so fast pace, it was hard for my child to grasp some of the lesson plans that were only being taught for only 2 or 3 days before moving on to something else. That is where Ms. Marcia stepped in. With her help my son was able to have a chance to understand and process his Math and Reading. She also helped with EOG prepping, which he struggled with last year in 3rd grade. He did very well on his Math and Reading EOG for this year. I look forward to working with her for this upcoming school year.

M, 25 lessons with Marcia

Wonderful Tutor

I'm well pleased with the professionalism of Marcia. She is very knowledgeable and makes work easy to understand. I'm so glad I found her on this website.

Melva, 7 lessons with Marcia

Nothing but praise

Our employee has completed lesson three with Marcia and has nothing but praise. Her quote: "This past week we were able to work through practice sentences and determining the difference between nouns, verbs, complete and incomplete sentences. I feel that Marcia is a great tutor, she is definitely capable of helping me get to where I should be."

Maxine, 20 lessons with Marcia
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