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Over 200 tutoring hours

Martha P.

Frederick, MD

$45/hour

Reading, Writing, Elementary Math, and Sign Language

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 6/12/14
5.0 average from 102 ratings
Outstanding Tutor
— Rhonda, Frederick, MD on 11/28/14

$45/Hour


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Boston University
English Education
Gallaudet University Washington DC
Master's

Education

Boston University (English Education)

Gallaudet University Washington DC (Master's)

About Martha

I have been teaching and tutoring for over 25 years. I love working with students of all backgrounds and ages. I hold a bachelor's degree in secondary English Education and a master's degree in Deaf Education. I have worked in the public school system (elementary through post-secondary) teaching, tutoring, and interpreting a variety of subject areas since 1990. I am fluent in American Sign Language and have worked as a volunteer ESL instructor. I have home schooled my children since 1998. My expertise is in tutoring elementary-high school English.

My goal: to make learning fun while working hard. We will utilize our time together fully engaged in learning and practicing the newly acquired skills. I will also assign homework and be available to answer questions via phone and email.

Since my own children are still learning at home, I am happy to meet students at a mutually agreed upon, central location.
I have been teaching and tutoring for over 25 years. I love working with students of all backgrounds and ages. I hold a bachelor's degree in secondary English Education and a master's degree in Deaf Education. I have worked in the public school system (elementary through post-secondary) teaching, tutoring, and interpreting a variety of subject Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Frederick, MD 21701
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Outstanding Tutor"

- Rhonda, Frederick, MD on 11/28/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Monica, Frederick, MD on 2/16/16

"Reading and grammar"

- Jessica, Frederick, MD on 1/27/16

"Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and positive tutor"

- Lindsay, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA on 8/22/15

"Great tutor"

- Richard, Thurmont, MD on 10/10/14
English:
Bible Studies, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Sign Language
Special Needs:
Hard Of Hearing,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a bachelor's degree in Secondary English Education and a master's degree in Deaf Education (Special Education) in grades K-12. I was trained as a reading specialist with a focus on teaching reading to students with special needs. I worked with students in K-6th grade at the Kendall School on the campus of Gallaudet University 1993. I also worked at Mantua Elementary School and Tilden Middle School (both located in Fairfax, Va.) as an interpreter and tutor 1993 to 1995.

Elementary Math

I have been tutoring students in elementary math and English since 1995.

English

I am a certified secondary English teacher. I graduated with a B.S. degree in secondary English education from Boston University, and I taught English to high school students in Prince George's County, Md. for three years. I have been tutoring students and homeschooling my own children in English since 1995.

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with foreign-speaking youth and adults, teaching English for both standardized test preparation (in high school and college), as well as for the purpose of improving conversational skills.

Hard Of Hearing

I received my masters degree from Gallaudet University in Deaf Education, qualified to teach English, Reading, and Writing to hard-of-hearing, deaf, and special needs students K-12. I did my student teaching at the Kendall School, located on the Galluadet University campus. I worked with deaf and hard of hearing students at Mantua Elementary School as well as Tilden Middle School in Fairfax, Va. as a sign language interpreter and tutor/teacher's aide.(1993 to 1995). I taught for three years in the hearing program at Eleanor Roosevelt High School (1995 to 1998) working with both self-contained and mainstreamed students (9th-12th grade). I have been tutoring and interpreting for deaf and hard of hearing students on a variety of college campuses since 1998. I currently interpret at the college level in Maryland.

Sign Language

I learned ASL over a period of several years, beginning in 1989. I have been teaching Introductory ASL classes for the last 20 years. I hold my master's degree in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University (1995). I am an ASl and PSE interpreter. I have worked with deaf and hearing impaired individuals of all ages since 1990.

Study Skills

Since 2010 I have worked with elementary, middle, and high school students, teaching a variety of study skills, such as: how to read a text book, note taking, test preparation, getting organized and staying organized, and how to avoid cramming for tests. When students are organized they are more confident. Feeling disorganized can lead to self confidence problems. If I can help young people feel confident and "in control " of themselves, that's most of the battle regarding their academic success.

Writing

I have been tutoring foreign language students in English grammar, reading, and writing for 25 years.

Boston University
English Education
Gallaudet University Washington DC
Master's

Education

Boston University (English Education)

Gallaudet University Washington DC (Master's)

Outstanding Tutor

Martha is really good with my daughter. She maintains a calm demeanor, positive attitude, and a has low pressure method of teaching. Martha has been using methods to help teach math that are helping my daughter learn math skills in a fun way. My daughter looks forward to her tutoring sessions and has stopped having meltdowns over math. Math was a struggle but now she wants to work on her math skil

— Rhonda, Frederick, MD on 11/28/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Martha will travel within 20 miles of Frederick, MD 21701.