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Mary P.

Burlington, NC

$50/hour

Editor, Copywriting, Writing and Reading, SAT and ACT Tutoring

Background check passed as of 9/18/15
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Hunter College, CUNY, New York
English
Bennington College MFA
Master's
University of Houston
PhD

Education

Hunter College, CUNY, New York (English)

Bennington College MFA (Master's)

University of Houston (PhD)

About Mary

Hello, My name is Mary P. and I have tutored students of a wide range of abilities and backgrounds for many years. I hold an Associate Degree in Architectural Drafting and Design, a BA in English, MA in Literature, an MFA in Creative Writing, and PhD in English.

Professionally, I have taught English composition, poetry, and literature, and nonfiction with an emphasis on persuasive argumentation prose writing for over 15 years at the college level. In other words, I have read every classic work of literature and philosophy. Likewise, I have over 15 years experience proofreading, editing and grading essays for content and grammar. I can identify and help you write what is considered college-level writing.

In other words, I can also teach you effective study methods that will help you raise your ACT and SAT reading, writing, and vocabulary scores.

I am also an experienced ESL tutor. I enjoy working with ESL students because I use student-centered activities that prepare students for an American Speaking classroom. I have studied how the brain retains information. Language learning is natural for children and older students alike, and my methods are both educational and enjoyable. Finally, I can help you edit and help you write effective cover letters, college applications, and letters of intent. Finally, I have experience working with professional employees. I have taken Post Graduate courses in Copy Editing and Grammar Essentials. Therefore, as a skilled writer, proofreader, and copy editor, I can effectively help you edit your professional, business, and marketing writing.
Hello, My name is Mary P. and I have tutored students of a wide range of abilities and backgrounds for many years. I hold an Associate Degree in Architectural Drafting and Design, a BA in English, MA in Literature, an MFA in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Burlington, NC 27215
Background Check: Passed
Art:
Theatre
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Latin
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I'm fluent in English. I was born and raised in the US. I teach in the English Department at Baruch College.

ESL/ESOL

I'm an experienced English instructor. I enjoy working with ESL students because I use student-centered activities that prepare students for an American English Speaking classroom. Likewise, I've studied how the brain retains information. Language learning is natural for children and older students alike, and my methods are both educational and enjoyable.

Grammar

I hold a BA in English, an MA in Literature, an MFA in Creative Writing, and a PhD in Literature. I have edited and graded thousands of college essay over the course of my 15+ years of teaching at the college level. I have written and edited many essays for publication. I have extensive experience teaching students how to use grammar skills.

Literature

I hold a BA in English, MA in Literature, and PhD in Literature. I have read most every work of classic literature. I have over 15 years of experience teaching literature. In other words, I can help you learn the close-reading method of reading and writing about literature.

Marketing

I teach the subject of marketing via Teaching with Blogs at Baruch in the Communication department and the English Department at Baruch. I teach problem solving courses to continuing ed students at Hunter College. I also am a founding member of marketing and business guru Seth Godin's Triiibes since 2008.

Proofreading

I have extensive experience proofreading and editing thousands of essays during my 15 + year career as a college professor. I also did extensive post-graduate workshops from Mediabistro in New York City, a resource for media professionals: Intro to Copy Editing, Copy Editing Essentials, Grammar, Punctuation, and Meaning.

Public Speaking

I have taught at the college level and one-on-one the subject of public speaking.

Reading

I hold a BA in English, MA in Literature, MFA in Creative Writing (Non-Fiction) and PhD in Literature. I have over 15 years teaching experience. I have over 15 years experience teaching and writing persuasive arguments. In other words, I have read most every classic and modern work of literature. I know how to teach a student effective reading strategies that will help them become better readers, and improve their test scores.

SAT Reading

I hold a BA in English; a MA in Literature; and a PhD in Literature. I have over 15 years of experience teaching writing and literature. I have excellent presentation and communication skills. In other words, I am committed to teaching this subject. I know what you need to know to succeed and raise your score.

Theatre

Theater credits include:

*One of the original co-creators and cast members of Theatre de la Jeune Lune’s production of Yang Zen Froggs’ Moon Over a Hong Kong Sweatshop
*The new waitress in The Kitchen by Arnold Wesker
*The acrobat in Lulu by Frank Wedekind

Dance credits include:

It Had To Be You, Antiques Minnesota Ballroom, Laurie Van Wieren Dancer’s, the B-Specifics (performance and film version)

She studied with Richard Pinter as a private class student for two years and was a founding member of an improvisation group on the Lower East Side of New York City. The group performed improv games based on the work of Viola Spolin and Paul Sills, using the suggestions of a live audience, with her husband, Robert Vellani.

Vocabulary

I hold a BA in English, MA in Literature, and PhD in Literature. I have over 15 years of experience teaching writing and literature. I have excellent presentation and communication skills.

Writing

I hold a BA in English, MA in Literature, and PhD in Literature. I have over 15 years of experience teaching writing and literature. I have excellent presentation and communication skills. In other words, I am committed to teaching this subject.

Hunter College, CUNY, New York
English
Bennington College MFA
Master's
University of Houston
PhD

Education

Hunter College, CUNY, New York (English)

Bennington College MFA (Master's)

University of Houston (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 15 miles of Burlington, NC 27215.