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Carol F.

Lanham, MD

$50/hour

Your English Tutor for Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Test Prep

Background check passed as of 12/16/15

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University of Maryland College Park
English Literature
Trinity College
Master's

Education

University of Maryland College Park (English Literature)

Trinity College (Master's)

About Carol

I have over ten years experience teaching English at the high school level as it pertains to reading, writing, speaking and listening. I was born to teach, and I come from a family of educators who take the profession very seriously. I like what I do, and I am very good at it. Would you believe my grandmother worked for Ernest Hemingway?

Excellent writing in English is a direct result of not only being a good reader, i.e. knowing what you want to say, or argue, about a particular literary piece, but it also entails being an adept practitioner of grammar rules that obey traditional conventions of English language. I have many years of practice teaching students at all levels and backgrounds how to read a text correctly and how to respond to critical thinking questions about what they've read. You'll be in good hands!

I am a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Maryland with a BA in English Literature. I passed all of my major coursework with straight A's except for one B+.

I am an avid reader and well very well read of most British and American authors. I am also good at proofreading and editing rough drafts, or helping students get started with writing their thesis statements.
I have over ten years experience teaching English at the high school level as it pertains to reading, writing, speaking and listening. I was born to teach, and I come from a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

My group rate is $75.00 for two to three people, This averages to $37.50 for two people, and $25.00 for three people. This arrangement would work well for a family or a small group.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lanham, MD 20706
Background Check: Passed
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

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English

Teaching and tutoring English is my favorite specialty because I love the language and the conventions it entails. The subject matter of English is more than just reading and writing, as it also involves attentive listening and clear speaking. My varied experienced as a certified English teacher has equipped me to strategically teach reading and writing where my students have shown significant growth over time. The language arts component of listening and speaking are also areas where I have excelled as well. I look forward to transferring my knowledge to anyone willing to receive it.

Grammar

I have over ten years of experience teaching conventional English grammar to learners of all ages, and I am very good tutoring students and helping them reach their full academic potential! In order to fully understand how grammar works, you must understand the eight parts of speech, and be able to recognize them in sentences. Once you master this, you should be able to correct analyze the syntax of a sentence to correctly state what you mean, or to revise it. I will use my discretion to build your skills by utilizing worksheets, grammar books, or your materials. The choice is yours!

Proofreading

Proofreading is the 3rd stage of the writing process which comes after brainstorming, and writing your rough draft. Developing good proofreading and editing skills is both an art and a science as it goes hand in hand with good writing skills. Practice does make perfect. In order to proofread well, you must use proofreading symbols that will help you to revise and edit your work for submission or publication. As a published freelance writer, I have experience proofreading, revising, and editing that gets the results you want.

Reading

Good reading skills happen over time as a reader becomes fully engaged with the text. My job will be to teach your son, or daughter, how to have a mental dialogue with the text in order to understand the main idea, i.e. the author's purpose, etc., I utilize a variety of strategies to help struggling readers of all ages to make sense of what they read including previewing vocabulary, chunking the text, and close reading strategies to name a few. If you need help with reading, contact me right away so we can address it immediately!

Vocabulary

I have over ten years of experience teaching English vocabulary to learners of all ages, and I am very good at tutoring students and helping them reach their full academic potential!

University of Maryland College Park
English Literature
Trinity College
Master's

Education

University of Maryland College Park (English Literature)

Trinity College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

My group rate is $75.00 for two to three people, This averages to $37.50 for two people, and $25.00 for three people. This arrangement would work well for a family or a small group.

Travel policy

Carol will travel within 20 miles of Lanham, MD 20706.