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Mindy D.

MFA Published Poet Specializing in English, Reading and Writing Skills

MFA Published Poet Specializing in English, Reading and Writing Skills

$35/hour

  • 85 hours tutoring

  • Northampton, MA 01060

About Mindy


Bio

I have been an English Language Arts Tutor and Educator for twenty-five years! I was an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature for five years and decided to Freelance. Tutoring inspires me, and I enjoy working with people of all ages.

I taught Middle School English online for a year, and now I tutor online which is fun and very similar! I'm Montessori trained in Elementary Level ages 6-12; MA state licensed to teach English in grades 5-12; I'm AP English certified, and have...

I have been an English Language Arts Tutor and Educator for twenty-five years! I was an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature for five years and decided to Freelance. Tutoring inspires me, and I enjoy working with people of all ages.

I taught Middle School English online for a year, and now I tutor online which is fun and very similar! I'm Montessori trained in Elementary Level ages 6-12; MA state licensed to teach English in grades 5-12; I'm AP English certified, and have lots of experience tutoring students who have various learning differences such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Visually and Hearing Impaired, Gifted and Talented and English Language Learners.

I have a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing Poetry and am a nationally published poet. I also studied poetry with two famous poets; James Tate and Robert Bly. I was a Poet-in-Residence at an independent school for gifted children.

The subjects I specialize in are: Poetry, Eco-Literature, Nonfiction, Reading, Writing, Literature in English of any genre and time period and culture, Handwriting, Creative Writing, Essay Writing, Vocabulary, Study Skills, Researching, Grammar, Proofreading/Editing, Test Prep and Career Development Skills. I will assess your skill level and interests and create a learning plan that we can agree on together, which will help strengthen your abilities and confidence. I don't assign homework unless you request it. I also will give you progress reports every month so you can track your progress.

I try to be flexible with my time. While I do have a 24 hr cancellation policy, I offer makeup sessions. I enjoy tutoring online. When I tutor in-person, I can reserve study rooms at the nearest library to you or tutor right in your home. However, I am happy to travel to any location that is easiest for you.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your studies!


Education

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
English Literature
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Masters
Montessori Training Center of New England
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $35 for in-person / $35 for online
  • Rate details: I have a sliding scale based on your income. My rate can be negotiable if needed. Just let me know a price range that works for you and we can adjust my hourly rate.
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Northampton, MA 01060
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/10/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development

Career Development

I used to teach a Business English class to high school and continuing ed. students. One of the units in the class was on Career Development. My students took free online personality and career skills tests I researched for them, then I would help them organize and understand the results and develop a step by step timeline to achieve the career they've been looking for.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I used to teach a Business English class to high school and continuing ed. students. One of the units in the class was on Career Development. My students took free online personality and career skills tests I researched for them, then I would help them organize and understand the results and develop a step by step timeline to achieve the career they've been looking for.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been an English Teacher in grades 5-12 and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature. I have a B.A. in English Literature and an MFA in Poetry. I have taught ESL, ELL learners for over 5 years. I am also certified in WIDA specific Sheltered English Immersion practices. With those qualifications I am highly skilled in the content knowledge of English as a Second Language.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have also freelanced as an editor on manuscripts and for non profits. I have been teaching grammar and writing skills for 18 years. I used to be a professional proofreader/editor for a graphic design company that sold advertising copy to real estate agents.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I used to be a professional proofreader/editor for a graphic design company that sold advertising copy to real estate agents. I have also freelanced as an editor on manuscripts and for non profits. I have been teaching grammar and writing skills for 18 years.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I was the Director of an afterschool program for children in grades 1-6. I designed the curriculum and led the activities. It was so much fun! I also had Montessori training in child development and elementary education in all subjects for children between the ages of 6-12. I worked as an Assistant Elementary Guide in a Montessori school giving lessons in all subjects.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have also freelanced as an editor on manuscripts and for non profits. I have been teaching grammar and writing skills for 18 years. I used to be a professional proofreader/editor for a graphic design company that sold advertising copy to real estate agents.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

I am experienced as a Homeschool Teacher for English Language Arts for students in grades K-12. Because I have twenty-five years of classroom teaching experience in both private and public schools, I understand district frameworks and requirements that Homeschool Teachers need to make sure their students are learning. I have been hired by Homeschool Parents to specifically teach their kids in English Language Arts and correspond directly with the school districts to ensure their kids are getting the best education they can.
Spelling,

Spelling

I also was a Spelling Bee Champion in High School. I have been an English Teacher in grades 5-12 and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature. I have a B.A. in English Literature and an MFA in Poetry. I'm certified in AP Language and Composition. With those qualifications I am highly skilled in the content knowledge of English.
Reading, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have been an English Teacher in grades 5-12 and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature. I have a B.A. in English Literature and an MFA in Poetry. I'm certified in AP Language and Composition. With those qualifications I am highly skilled in the content knowledge of English.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been an English Teacher in grades 5-12 and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature. I have a B.A. in English Literature and an MFA in Poetry. I have taught ESL, ELL learners for over 5 years. I am also certified in WIDA specific Sheltered English Immersion practices. With those qualifications I am highly skilled in the content knowledge of English as a Second Language.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have also freelanced as an editor on manuscripts and for non profits. I have been teaching grammar and writing skills for 18 years. I used to be a professional proofreader/editor for a graphic design company that sold advertising copy to real estate agents.
Literature,

Literature

I have been an an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature and an English Teacher in grades 5-12. I have a B.A. in English Literature and an MFA in Poetry. I'm certified in AP Language and Composition. With those qualifications I am highly skilled in the content knowledge of Literature.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I used to be a professional proofreader/editor for a graphic design company that sold advertising copy to real estate agents. I have also freelanced as an editor on manuscripts and for non profits. I have been teaching grammar and writing skills for 18 years.
Spelling,

Spelling

I also was a Spelling Bee Champion in High School. I have been an English Teacher in grades 5-12 and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature. I have a B.A. in English Literature and an MFA in Poetry. I'm certified in AP Language and Composition. With those qualifications I am highly skilled in the content knowledge of English.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I was the Director of an afterschool program for children in grades 1-6. I designed the curriculum and led the activities. It was so much fun! I also had Montessori training in child development and elementary education in all subjects for children between the ages of 6-12. I worked as an Assistant Elementary Guide in a Montessori school giving lessons in all subjects.
English,

English

I have been an English Teacher in grades 5-12 and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature. I have a B.A. in English Literature and an MFA in Poetry. I'm certified in AP Language and Composition. With those qualifications I am highly skilled in the content knowledge of English.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been an English Teacher in grades 5-12 and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature. I have a B.A. in English Literature and an MFA in Poetry. I have taught ESL, ELL learners for over 5 years. I am also certified in WIDA specific Sheltered English Immersion practices. With those qualifications I am highly skilled in the content knowledge of English as a Second Language.
Spelling,

Spelling

I also was a Spelling Bee Champion in High School. I have been an English Teacher in grades 5-12 and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature. I have a B.A. in English Literature and an MFA in Poetry. I'm certified in AP Language and Composition. With those qualifications I am highly skilled in the content knowledge of English.
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have been an English Teacher in grades 5-12 and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature. I have a B.A. in English Literature and an MFA in Poetry. I have taught ESL, ELL learners for over 5 years. I am also certified in WIDA specific Sheltered English Immersion practices. With those qualifications I am highly skilled in the content knowledge of English as a Second Language.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I was the Director of an afterschool program for children in grades 1-6. I designed the curriculum and led the activities. It was so much fun! I also had Montessori training in child development and elementary education in all subjects for children between the ages of 6-12. I worked as an Assistant Elementary Guide in a Montessori school giving lessons in all subjects.
English,

English

I have been an English Teacher in grades 5-12 and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature. I have a B.A. in English Literature and an MFA in Poetry. I'm certified in AP Language and Composition. With those qualifications I am highly skilled in the content knowledge of English.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been an English Teacher in grades 5-12 and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature. I have a B.A. in English Literature and an MFA in Poetry. I have taught ESL, ELL learners for over 5 years. I am also certified in WIDA specific Sheltered English Immersion practices. With those qualifications I am highly skilled in the content knowledge of English as a Second Language.
Reading, Writing

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have tutored students specifically in the College Counseling process. I help them decide what college demographics appeal to them, research majors and schools in various tiers that offer what the student is looking for. I also help them organize their application process, college essays, financial aid, entrance exams, interviews etc. As a College Professor, I academically advised a caseload of 20 students who needed guidance with choosing their classes each semester based on their abilities and interests.
ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have been an English Teacher in grades 5-12 and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature. I have a B.A. in English Literature and an MFA in Poetry. I have taught ESL, ELL learners for over 5 years. I am also certified in WIDA specific Sheltered English Immersion practices. With those qualifications I am highly skilled in the content knowledge of English as a Second Language.

Sports/Recreation

Cooking

Cooking

I have worked as a professional artisan bread baker, and as a head breakfast cook and baker. I am a skilled cook and can make any recipe given to me. I have also taught cooking classes to children and taught them about nutrition through afterschool programs. For over five years I worked as management in an organic food co-op.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I was the Director of an afterschool program for children in grades 1-6. I designed the curriculum and led the activities. It was so much fun! I also had Montessori training in child development and elementary education in all subjects for children between the ages of 6-12. I worked as an Assistant Elementary Guide in a Montessori school giving lessons in all subjects.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been an English Teacher in grades 5-12 and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature. I have a B.A. in English Literature and an MFA in Poetry. I have taught ESL, ELL learners for over 5 years. I am also certified in WIDA specific Sheltered English Immersion practices. With those qualifications I am highly skilled in the content knowledge of English as a Second Language.
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

I used to teach a Business English class to high school and continuing ed. students. One of the units in the class was on Career Development. My students took free online personality and career skills tests I researched for them, then I would help them organize and understand the results and develop a step by step timeline to achieve the career they've been looking for.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have tutored students specifically in the College Counseling process. I help them decide what college demographics appeal to them, research majors and schools in various tiers that offer what the student is looking for. I also help them organize their application process, college essays, financial aid, entrance exams, interviews etc. As a College Professor, I academically advised a caseload of 20 students who needed guidance with choosing their classes each semester based on their abilities and interests.
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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Extremely competent

Mindy seems like a great fit to tutor our son in literature and creative writing. They hit it off right away and Mindy came organized, prepared and ready to engage my son at the same time as including us, his parents, in the process.

Naomi, 2 lessons with Mindy
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$35/hour

Mindy D.

$35/hour

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Response time: 10 hours