Boston University (English Education)
Gallaudet University Washington DC (Master's)
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
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 skills. Martha is helping build her self-confidence in math. As a parent, I would recommend Martha as a tutor.
I've experienced Martha's teaching both one-on-one and in a classroom setting, and she is amazing! She is extremely patient and encouraging, but she also challenges me and pushes me to learn as much as possible. I also appreciate that she's flexible with scheduling and very quick to respond to messages. For me, starting to learn ASL as an adult was intimidating, but Martha is really boosting my confidence. I couldn't be happier with my tutoring with Martha, and I highly recommend for college/adult students.
Martha is a great tutor! She's been helping my little brother with reading and writing and in the short time he has been tutored, we have seen a significant improvement. Martha has a very calm, patient, and organized teaching method. She’s fantastic and would recommend her as a tutor.
Martha is an excellent tutor. In only four weeks my family have seen significant improvement on my English. My confidence level has increased enormously and I feel good when I talk or write to friends, family and/or co-workers.
Martha is working with my son on sentence construction. Her ability to adapt to his learning style has amazed me every lesson.
My 11 year old daughter and I just completed our fourth 1.5 hour lesson with Martha. We have learned so many signs, proper ASL grammar, and the appropriate way to sign with the Deaf community. Her teaching style involves positive reinforcement, enthusiasm, and patience. She is organized and teaches in a clear and concise manner. Each lesson builds on the previous one. She is easy to follow has a wealth of information to share!
My son's skills are improving which we had expected. His increased confidence and increased engagement were a surprise. I would highly recommend Martha.
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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.
I have been tutoring students in elementary math and English since 1995.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have been tutoring foreign language students in English grammar, reading, and writing for 25 years.