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Mary M B.

Teacher. Editor, Writer

Teacher. Editor, Writer

$45/hour

  • 783 hours tutoring

  • Suwanee, GA 30024

About Mary M


Bio

I have been a story teller since I could talk. My childhood role as teacher when we played school became a reality when I chose to attend Mercer University, majoring in English and minoring in psychology.

With that degree I became a language arts teacher for two years, teaching reading, grammar, composition, and literature to seventh and eighth grade students. When Counseling attracted me, I earned an M ED in Guidance and Counseling at the University of Georgia. I worked as a middle school...

I have been a story teller since I could talk. My childhood role as teacher when we played school became a reality when I chose to attend Mercer University, majoring in English and minoring in psychology.

With that degree I became a language arts teacher for two years, teaching reading, grammar, composition, and literature to seventh and eighth grade students. When Counseling attracted me, I earned an M ED in Guidance and Counseling at the University of Georgia. I worked as a middle school counselor the year before I married. My husband and I moved to Boston for a year. That year I taught sixth grade.

Returning to Georgia with a husband in graduate school at Georgia Tech, I finished my own degree while working as a high school counselor.

My husband's job search sent us to Mexico, Missouri, where I taught third grade and became a mother. For the mama part I took a few years to stay home with my child and play homemaker. I caught up with the reading I didn't have time to do while teaching and made baby clothes.

When we decided to return to Georgia to be near family, I got a teaching job and allowed my husband to start a photography studio. For seven years I served as department chair and taught language arts. I helped in the photography studio, assisted with the wedding photography, and took graduate classes.

After fifteen years working in education I retired and spent more time at the studio. During that time I began telling stories on paper. I did get back to that first statement.

I've been writing novels and editing for friends. Mac computers won me over and I learned to use one.

I taught two classes in creative writing for home schooled students and parents and did some tutoring.

I now proof materials for an online writing organization and edit for Gilded Dragonfly Books.

I love teaching, whether as a critique partner or contest judge or an editor. I need to mark errors and I love to explain how to fix them.

My daughter is now 40. I thought I'd throw that in.

My teaching methods depend on the student's needs. While I will help with homework and teach concepts, I don't do the student's homework. I can use text materials the student needs and or create materials needed.


Education

Mercer University
English

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Suwanee, GA 30024
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/30/2011

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Mary M hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

To whom it might concern: I taught language arts for third grade, and sixth through twelfth grades over a period of fifteen years, serving as department chair and go-to person when the textbooks had no teacher editions or answer sections. I believe that would qualify me to tutor students in grammar. Mary
Proofreading

Proofreading

Proofreading and teaching others to proof their work and the work of others would be a good fit for me. I have served as proofreader for an online organization for romance writers for more than three years because I tend to spot errors others have missed. My writing critique partners count on me to spot missing commas and punctuation errors, as well as typos and mistakes spell check can't catch.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

To whom it might concern: I taught language arts for third grade, and sixth through twelfth grades over a period of fifteen years, serving as department chair and go-to person when the textbooks had no teacher editions or answer sections. I believe that would qualify me to tutor students in grammar. Mary
Reading,

Reading

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. As part of my training I worked with reading programs. As the language arts department chairman I planned reading programs. Since I love to read, I look for ways to help kids and adults want to read more and read well.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Helping students build their vocabulary takes time and patience. We use lists appropriate the the students age and grade level. We work with using context clues to determine meanings of individual words. I try to make learning fun for and useful to each student.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. I taught composition, how to write essays and taught grammar and punctuation. I use a variety of methods to help students and adults plan and write with ease and confidence. Sometimes we go back to early grammar lessons to build confidence. We use sample questions to help students learn to interpret them. I am also a professional editor and writer.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. I taught composition, how to write essays and taught grammar and punctuation. We use sample questions to help students learn to interpret them. I work with students one-on-one and help them understand the reasons right answers are right and wrong answers are wrong. I am also a professional editor and writer.
English,

English

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. My teaching experience combined with my degree qualify me to teach. I held a teaching certificate until I upgraded to one for Counseling. My tutoring students' parents keep returning to me when they need me.
Grammar,

Grammar

To whom it might concern: I taught language arts for third grade, and sixth through twelfth grades over a period of fifteen years, serving as department chair and go-to person when the textbooks had no teacher editions or answer sections. I believe that would qualify me to tutor students in grammar. Mary
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Proofreading and teaching others to proof their work and the work of others would be a good fit for me. I have served as proofreader for an online organization for romance writers for more than three years because I tend to spot errors others have missed. My writing critique partners count on me to spot missing commas and punctuation errors, as well as typos and mistakes spell check can't catch.
Reading,

Reading

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. As part of my training I worked with reading programs. As the language arts department chairman I planned reading programs. Since I love to read, I look for ways to help kids and adults want to read more and read well.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. As part of my training I worked with reading programs. I work with students to learn how to read the questions and interpret them and to build confidence. We use sample tests and work on the questions and answers to help the student see mistakes and how to fix them.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. I taught composition, how to write essays and taught grammar and punctuation. I work with students to learn how to read the questions and interpret them and to build confidence. We use sample tests and work on the questions and answers to help the student see mistakes and how to fix them. I am also a professional editor and writer.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Helping students build their vocabulary takes time and patience. We use lists appropriate the the students age and grade level. We work with using context clues to determine meanings of individual words. I try to make learning fun for and useful to each student.
Writing

Writing

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. I taught composition, how to write essays and taught grammar and punctuation. I use a variety of methods to help students and adults plan and write with ease and confidence. We use well written work to analyze and poorly written work to learn how to improve it. Sometimes we go back to early grammar lessons to build confidence. I am also a professional editor and writer.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. My teaching experience combined with my degree qualify me to teach. I held a teaching certificate until I upgraded to one for Counseling. My tutoring students' parents keep returning to me when they need me.
Reading,

Reading

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. As part of my training I worked with reading programs. As the language arts department chairman I planned reading programs. Since I love to read, I look for ways to help kids and adults want to read more and read well.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. As part of my training I worked with reading programs. I work with students to learn how to read the questions and interpret them and to build confidence. We use sample tests and work on the questions and answers to help the student see mistakes and how to fix them.
Writing

Writing

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. I taught composition, how to write essays and taught grammar and punctuation. I use a variety of methods to help students and adults plan and write with ease and confidence. We use well written work to analyze and poorly written work to learn how to improve it. Sometimes we go back to early grammar lessons to build confidence. I am also a professional editor and writer.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. My teaching experience combined with my degree qualify me to teach. I held a teaching certificate until I upgraded to one for Counseling. My tutoring students' parents keep returning to me when they need me.
Reading,

Reading

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. As part of my training I worked with reading programs. As the language arts department chairman I planned reading programs. Since I love to read, I look for ways to help kids and adults want to read more and read well.
Writing

Writing

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. I taught composition, how to write essays and taught grammar and punctuation. I use a variety of methods to help students and adults plan and write with ease and confidence. We use well written work to analyze and poorly written work to learn how to improve it. Sometimes we go back to early grammar lessons to build confidence. I am also a professional editor and writer.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. As part of my training I worked with reading programs. As the language arts department chairman I planned reading programs. Since I love to read, I look for ways to help kids and adults want to read more and read well.
Writing

Writing

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. I taught composition, how to write essays and taught grammar and punctuation. I use a variety of methods to help students and adults plan and write with ease and confidence. We use well written work to analyze and poorly written work to learn how to improve it. Sometimes we go back to early grammar lessons to build confidence. I am also a professional editor and writer.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. I taught composition, how to write essays and taught grammar and punctuation. I use a variety of methods to help students and adults plan and write with ease and confidence. Sometimes we go back to early grammar lessons to build confidence. We use sample questions to help students learn to interpret them. I am also a professional editor and writer.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. I taught composition, how to write essays and taught grammar and punctuation. We use sample questions to help students learn to interpret them. I work with students one-on-one and help them understand the reasons right answers are right and wrong answers are wrong. I am also a professional editor and writer.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. As part of my training I worked with reading programs. I work with students to learn how to read the questions and interpret them and to build confidence. We use sample tests and work on the questions and answers to help the student see mistakes and how to fix them.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have a BA in English from Mercer University and taught language arts for 15 years. I taught composition, how to write essays and taught grammar and punctuation. I work with students to learn how to read the questions and interpret them and to build confidence. We use sample tests and work on the questions and answers to help the student see mistakes and how to fix them. I am also a professional editor and writer.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.7 (66 ratings)
5 star
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4 star
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3 star
(1)
2 star
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1 star
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Reviews


SAT writing

Mary came and taught my junior daughter and went over the SAT essay writing requirements and some sample essays and explaining her the detail requirements of the essays.

Neetica, 1 lesson with Mary M

Great Tutor

My son is enjoying his tutoring sessions with Mary. She is very creative in her teaching style, she incorporates his interests to make the sessions enjoyable. She will continue to work with him to improve his scores in standardize testing.

Michelle, 14 lessons with Mary M
Tutor responded:

Thanks, I enjoy working with him!

Fantastic at making Language Arts fun!

My son looks forward to his tutoring sessions with Mary. Her vast knowledge about teen books and technology which she incorporates into her lessons, has really inspired my son's interest in reading, writing and grammar!!

Edith, 10 lessons with Mary M
Tutor responded:

Thanks so much! Your son is a joy to teach!

Flexible and not intimidating.

Mary has been working with my daughter to improve her Reading scores on the SAT. My daughter's reading comprehension has already improved and so have her practice scores just after 2 sessions. Mary is flexible and easy to reach by phone.

LeeAnn, 3 lessons with Mary M

Writing Tutor

My son Joshua has really enjoyed his tutoring sessions with Mrs. B. She is patient easy to learn from and fun loving. It's has been a pleasure.

Phyllis, 5 lessons with Mary M

Research Paper

She responded almost immediately. She was very professional and always offered great advice. She kept me motivated throughout my sessions with her. I received an A in my class thanks to her.

Fatma, 5 lessons with Mary M
Tutor responded:

Thanks, Fatma! I enjoyed working with you.

$45/hour

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