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Mary H.

Topeka, KS

$40/hour

Extremely passionate about student learning and reaching diverse

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University of New Orleans
Elementary education

Education

University of New Orleans (Elementary education)

About Mary

Growing up in a different country and moving to the US, almost 30 years ago, I had to teach myself strategies that teachers, at that time, didn't have the skills to do. I grew up being very resourceful and creative, which helped me a lot as an elementary teacher and special needs tutor.

Going to a community college for business and then realizing my true passion for children is a gift I've been given and I use this in my every day life. Learning and growing takes time and we must nurture that in our children and for ourselves. We are all life long learners, and we all have different ways of thinking and learning.
I would love the opportunity to help you child grow as a life long learner and to have even more success in school and life.

I tutored college level classmates who were having trouble in various subject areas. Im a natural teacher and I have a way of explaining things in words, so that others can better understand the content being learned and or taught. I have creative ways of remembering vocabulary words and clarifying their meaning.

I've been in the education world for 20 years. I've observed some of the best teachers. From well known private schools, to inner city schools, I've observed ed, taught, and have substitute taught in a wide array of schools, and have been complemented on my professionalism, my classroom management skills, and how I am able to teach in an interesting way. I'm animated and very interesting. I can teach anything and make associations to what I'm teaching a child or older learner.

I have experience with children with various levels of special needs. I foster cared a 13 year old boy with Autism. He was nonverbal and had behavioral issues, due to frustration. I managed his moods well, without medication. I know that some children do need medication. For children with ADD/ ADHD, I can help them in and out of the classroom, to focus better and to be able to do course work successfully. Children and or adults with learning issues, all can be taught strategies on how to be successful, in whatever subject area or life skills area they need.

My experience is vast and I enjoy teaching children and young adults at any level of learning. My strategies are all research based and proven in the classroom, as well as tutoring. My strengths are literacy, and basic every day math skills. My strategies are what makes learning more enjoyable and will get faster results.
Growing up in a different country and moving to the US, almost 30 years ago, I had to teach myself strategies that teachers, at that time, didn't have the skills to do. I grew up being very resourceful and creative, which helped me a lot as an elementary teacher and special Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 27 miles of Topeka, KS 66604
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, GED
Language:
Spanish, Speech
Special Needs:
Autism, Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Elementary (K-6th)

My degree is in Elementary Education. I am well versed in research based strategies to help children build on their strengths and work on their challenges, regardless of age or academic level. There is great hope for every child to learn to the fullest potential.

University of New Orleans
Elementary education

Education

University of New Orleans (Elementary education)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 27 miles of Topeka, KS 66604.