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Maureen L.

10+ years exp., specializing in grades 7-11, SAT, & Study skills.

10+ years exp., specializing in grades 7-11, SAT, & Study skills.

$47/hour

  • 381 hours tutoring

About Maureen


Bio

Hi! I'm a tutor and freelance writer living in Plymouth Twp., Michigan.

I can help middle and high schoolers very well, but I also love working with upper elementary students. Fourth and fifth graders are super fun, and I've seen a lot of them in my tutoring practice.

Aside from writing help, I can offer some general homework help to upper elementary and middle school students.

For the last few years, I have been tutoring in SAT prep and have helped multiple students with their college...

Hi! I'm a tutor and freelance writer living in Plymouth Twp., Michigan.

I can help middle and high schoolers very well, but I also love working with upper elementary students. Fourth and fifth graders are super fun, and I've seen a lot of them in my tutoring practice.

Aside from writing help, I can offer some general homework help to upper elementary and middle school students.

For the last few years, I have been tutoring in SAT prep and have helped multiple students with their college essays and applications as well. I have also tutored ACT prep, but not nearly as much. The test-taking methods are very similar for both since the SAT revamp in 2016. This year I am seeing more college students coming to me with their papers - a byproduct of everyone being virtual and therefore unable to go to the campus writing center, I'm guessing.

Check and see if your college offers free help before hiring me!

I'm also experienced in resume and cover letter writing as well as personal statements, so if you need some help putting one together, message me!

A few personal details: My son is in elementary school. We have NO IDEA what will happen this 2021-2022 school year. Gah!! If you're struggling, I feel you. I have amazing support and can't imagine what I would do without the support that I have.

We have to be really careful because I had a kidney transplant in 2013. Because of my immune suppression medications, it's not safe for me to tutor in person right now. I also have a cat, who will probably lay on my desk while I am tutoring. He's not very friendly, just rude.

If you have any questions or want to get to know more about my approach, drop me a line through Wyzant. One thing about tutoring is that if the chemistry is off, it won't work out. That's okay if that happens - look for a tutor that can help you, someone you get along with who keeps you on task, too!

TL;DR I love tutoring! I can help you write better and pass tests.


Education

University of Michigan-Dearborn
English and Phil.
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $47
  • Rate details: Urgent bookings $60/hour. Late cancellation/no-show fee is 50% of the original, agreed-upon rate. I will wait for the entire hour for you to show.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/22/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I've helped students learn how to focus on their goals and plan out their study sessions, learn to retain information better, and I've also just quizzed them as a way to help them review.
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

MA in Teaching with Secondary Certification, English and history (2005) Nearly 10 years of tutoring experience altogether, from 1st grade to college-level writing. Freelance Writer, three years
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been tutoring students in the SAT Reading, Writing & Language, and Essay sections for three years now, including some SAT classes.
Writing,

Writing

Tutor on and off since 2000. MA Teaching, 2005. Freelance writer since 2017.
Literature, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

My teaching minor is history and I love history!
Religion,

Religion

Taught Religious Education for 5th graders (Christianity, Roman Catholicism). Took Islam and the Middle East, Christian Mysticism, and was a history minor in college. Adult RCIA participant, 2005; RCIA sponsor, 2007.
Geography, World History

Homeschool

English,

English

MA in Teaching with Secondary Certification, English and history (2005) Nearly 10 years of tutoring experience altogether, from 1st grade to college-level writing. Freelance Writer, three years
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been tutoring students in the SAT Reading, Writing & Language, and Essay sections for three years now, including some SAT classes.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I've helped students learn how to focus on their goals and plan out their study sessions, learn to retain information better, and I've also just quizzed them as a way to help them review.
Writing,

Writing

Tutor on and off since 2000. MA Teaching, 2005. Freelance writer since 2017.
Reading, Spelling

Most Popular

English,

English

MA in Teaching with Secondary Certification, English and history (2005) Nearly 10 years of tutoring experience altogether, from 1st grade to college-level writing. Freelance Writer, three years
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I've helped students learn how to focus on their goals and plan out their study sessions, learn to retain information better, and I've also just quizzed them as a way to help them review.
Writing,

Writing

Tutor on and off since 2000. MA Teaching, 2005. Freelance writer since 2017.
Reading

Other

Religion,

Religion

Taught Religious Education for 5th graders (Christianity, Roman Catholicism). Took Islam and the Middle East, Christian Mysticism, and was a history minor in college. Adult RCIA participant, 2005; RCIA sponsor, 2007.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I've helped students learn how to focus on their goals and plan out their study sessions, learn to retain information better, and I've also just quizzed them as a way to help them review.
Geography

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I've helped students learn how to focus on their goals and plan out their study sessions, learn to retain information better, and I've also just quizzed them as a way to help them review.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I've helped students learn how to focus on their goals and plan out their study sessions, learn to retain information better, and I've also just quizzed them as a way to help them review.
Writing,

Writing

Tutor on and off since 2000. MA Teaching, 2005. Freelance writer since 2017.
Reading

Test Preparation

SAT Reading

SAT Reading

I have been tutoring students in the SAT Reading, Writing & Language, and Essay sections for three years now, including some SAT classes.

Examples of Expertise


Maureen has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 11 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (106 ratings)
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Maureen is gifted with patience and empathy. She emphasized all my strong points and guided me to make my weak points stronger.

Maureen showed excellent knowledge in APA 7 and asked me questions that helped me think further to develop a much more explicit statement in my paper. I would love to continue having Maureen as my tutor for future projects.

Jennifer, 1 lesson with Maureen

She's an amazing tutor!

My 10th grader has really enjoyed her time with Maureen and it has really improved my daughters writing. She takes such great attention to detail in each of her sessions. Highly recommend!

Lindsay, 6 lessons with Maureen

Patient and smart.

Maureen quickly figured out how to engage my daughter, giving her structure and self-esteem. I highly recommend.

Peter, 12 lessons with Maureen

Very encouraging well prepared tutor

Maureen is very encouraging and helping my son through the entire process step by step for college preparations!! I really liked that she would not give up on my son who has some concentration issues. She is the Fantastic tutor.

Akiko, 44 lessons with Maureen

good tutor

She taught a lot about compare & contrast essays and was very kind.

Eunice, 35 lessons with Maureen

Patient and Experienced Tutor

Maureen is a great tutor. She helped my son in writing. She is very nice and inspiring - she walked my son to get to the level of details in a good story. My son really enjoyed her class. We look forward to his improvements.

Grace, 64 lessons with Maureen

Great tutor

Very good with younger children! look forward tow working with her some more.

Robert, 3 lessons with Maureen
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