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Molly H.

California, MD

$40/hour

College Teacher, Great Writer, History Buff, ESL Tutor

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Washington and Lee University
Art History
University of Maryland, College Park
Master's
University of Maryland College Park
Enrolled

Education

Washington and Lee University (Art History)

University of Maryland, College Park (Master's)

University of Maryland College Park (Enrolled)

About Molly

I've always loved learning--so much so that I never left school! After graduating college with honors/Phi Beta Kappa, I went on to a graduate program in art history, where I'm currently a PhD candidate. I love all humanities subjects and believe that you need to be able to relate to history, literature, and art in your everyday life in order to really understand them.

I have experience teaching college courses, classes of adult learners, and tutoring from the high school to graduate level. My teaching, tutoring, writing, and museum experience combine to make me a great resource for improving your writing, grammar, organization, and study skills in any course, but particularly in humanities courses, ESL, and professional writing. I am just as excited as my students are (if not more) when I see them improve.

I work in the publications department at an art museum where I do a lot of copy editing and proofreading for major exhibition catalogues. I have taught ESL, from the basic to intermediate level, on a volunteer basis for 3 years. My writing has been recognized by awards and grants on the undergraduate and graduate level. I formerly taught SAT and GRE prep where my strength was helping students improve their reading and writing scores.

I have an undergraduate major, a master's degree, and several years of graduate coursework in art history, and am currently a PhD candidate specializing in 17th century Dutch painting. I have worked in 2 major art museums in D.C. and have taught college courses in art history and architectural history in the last several years.

I have a very flexible schedule, lots of experience, and a desire to help you succeed. Message me to set up a lesson!
I've always loved learning--so much so that I never left school! After graduating college with honors/Phi Beta Kappa, I went on to a graduate program in art history, where I'm currently a PhD candidate. I love all humanities subjects and believe that you need to be able to relate to history, literature, and art in your everyday life in order to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of California, MD 20619
Science:
Sociology
Art:
Art History,
Art Theory
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Religion
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Art History

I majored in Art History in college, where I wrote an Honors thesis and received the departmental award for Art Historical Writing. I'm now finishing a Ph.D. program in Art History; I completed my Master's in 2012, finished my coursework in 2014, and am currently a Ph.D. Candidate writing my dissertation. I specialize in 17th century Dutch painting, and have presented my work at several conferences and have won travel fellowships. I've recently taught Art History college courses as the instructor of record, and I've worked at the National Gallery of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum (modern art) in Washington, D.C.

English

As a PhD candidate in Art History, I write long research papers regularly. I have taught college courses in which I help students write short papers and communicate their ideas clearly. I also have a number of work experiences in English: I work in the Publications department at an art museum where I edit texts for clarity and work on bibliographies and back matter for publications. I have taught English as a Second Language to adults for 3 years on a volunteer basis, and I previously tutored and taught classes of SAT preparation, where I specialized in the reading and writing sections.

ESL/ESOL

For the past 3 years, I have taught weekly adult ESL classes through a volunteer program, and my students have ranged from beginner to advanced level, and come from all over the globe. The classes use the direct method (no translation from the students' native language), and focus on grammar and conversation, particularly "real world" topics. I also recently taught an architectural history college course abroad, and I helped the students, all of whom learned English as a second language, improve their writing skills in English and master subject vocabulary.

SAT Reading

I have experience tutoring SAT students on a one-on-one basis, teaching SAT prep classroom courses of 15-20 students, and proctoring tests. Rather than having students memorize answers, I focus on strategies for tackling question types, preparing students to use their time wisely on the test, and building confidence by having students teach me to answer questions. On the Reading section, I help students quickly zero in on the question and the information needed to answer it, and teach strategies for eliminating confusing wrong answers.

SAT Writing

I have experience tutoring SAT students on a one-on-one basis, teaching SAT prep classroom courses of 15-20 students, and proctoring tests. On the Writing section, I help students use their prior knowledge of grammar to their advantage, and pinpoint areas for them to practice with grammar rules early on. I enjoy helping students maximize points on the Essay section with a persuasive response that focuses on exactly what the College Board wants to see.

Sociology

I majored in Sociology and Anthropology at a liberal arts college, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa/magna cum laude, winning the departmental award in Sociology. Although I pursued Art History in graduate school, history and social theory have always been important to my scholarship as they are closely related to art.

Writing

As a Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, I write long, scholarly papers on a regular basis, as well as short proposals and abstracts. I won the departmental award in college for Art Historical Writing, and in graduate school I have had many papers accepted at professional conferences. I work in the publications department at an art museum, where I help copy-edit and revise curators' essays and catalogue texts for clarity. I focus on helping others communicate clearly without sacrificing the meaning or personality behind their writing.

Washington and Lee University
Art History
University of Maryland, College Park
Master's
University of Maryland College Park
Enrolled

Education

Washington and Lee University (Art History)

University of Maryland, College Park (Master's)

University of Maryland College Park (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Molly will travel within 40 miles of California, MD 20619.