Mary Clare D.

Northampton, MA


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Smith College


Smith College (Government)

About Mary Clare

I'm a (soon to be) Smith Grad with a double major in Government and American Studies. Since grade school, I have loved and excelled in the language arts, history, social sciences, and most importantly, helping others succeed in those areas. From younger siblings to high school students in my home town, I have a lot of experience with helping people understand what they struggle with.

For example, my brilliant younger brother has a deep love for the sciences, but no patience or understanding of studying literature. I worked with him all through his high school career to keep him motivated, help him understand what he was reading, and help him make connections as to why it matters. He'll be heading to a university in New Hampshire next year with a full-tuition scholarship! I love helping people reach their goals and I love the opportunity to expose people to new ways of thinking about these subjects. There are many different reasons that someone might need a tutor, from the need to develop general study skills to the need to develop specific skills that will help them succeed in one particular class, and I can help with both of those situations and everything in-between.

English has long been one of my strengths. Studying English and the many subjects within English can help you better understand and be better understood. The study of English is all about communication, so the various subjects within the study of English all serve as tools that will help you communicate more effectively, no matter what your future holds. I can help you study English, Reading, and Literature so that you better comprehend what other people want you to understand, help you find meaning where you may not have seen it before. I can help you fine-tune your public speaking skills so that you can most effectively communicate with audiences and so that you can make your voice heard. I can help you with your proofreading skills so that you can utilize grammar and language to best get your point across. All of these subjects within English can help you develop communication skills and I can help!

If you'd like some help with any of these subjects, feel free to reach out to me! I'll be thrilled to hear from you. We'll figure out if we're a good fit and move forward from there. I'm excited to tutor and I hope to hear from you!
I'm a (soon to be) Smith Grad with a double major in Government and American Studies. Since grade school, I have loved and excelled in the language arts, history, Read more

2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Northampton, MA 01060
In-person lessons
Elementary Math
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary
Government & Politics, Political Science
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Law, Public Speaking

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I have taken and succeeded greatly in a number of college-level film courses, such as Westerns and American Identity, American Culture and Cinema, and much more. Through these classes, I went from knowing nothing about film to being a straight-A college film student. I'm very familiar with film terms, film history, the significance of film, and I am practiced with analyzing film as well.

Political Science

By May 15, I will have earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science (which is called Government at Smith College). I have a working knowledge of American Government, international politics, political theory, political history, and more. This subject would be one of my greatest strengths as a tutor.

Public Speaking

In addition to participating in many public speaking engagements through work and internships, I have taken and gotten great grades in all of Smith College's classes that are about public speaking, such as Reading Contemporary Poetry, in which we develop skills for presenting both poetry and non-poetry works out loud. Furthermore, nearly all of my classes have had an essential public speaking element, which ranged from in-class presentations to presenting papers at local academic conferences. I am confident in my public speaking knowledge.

Smith College


Smith College (Government)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary Clare will travel within 10 miles of Northampton, MA 01060.