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Maryanne J.

Charlotte, NC

$40/hour

Experienced Verbal Skills Tutor for Reading, Writing, and Grammar

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 10/4/12
5.0 average from 59 ratings
Excellent Tutor!
— Godmommy, Charlotte, NC on 10/8/11

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University of NC at Charlotte
English
University of Phoenix, Tucson, Arizona
Master's

Education

University of NC at Charlotte (English)

University of Phoenix, Tucson, Arizona (Master's)

About Maryanne

I have been teaching and tutoring for over 15 years and have loved every minute of it. My specialty is English and Language Arts. I decided to get a degree in English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte because as a child in school it was my favorite subject. The more I taught English, the more I learned and the better I was able to teach it. After a number of years I received my master's degree in Education at the University of Phoenix in Tucson, Arizona, which gave me even more tools to use in helping students understand that they can do it!

My tutoring methods are simple. I like to learn about each student's background including feelings, likes and dislikes. I want students to feel relaxed, open to learning, and be comfortable around me. There are no stupid questions except the ones that go unasked. I treat every student as an individual and tailor my approach to meet each student's individual needs.

A little more about me? I recently moved from Tucson, Arizona, where I have lived for the past 20 years. I love the desert and have seen my share of rattlesnakes. I even have a pet tarantula named Matilda. I have raised potbellied pigs, have four dogs and one cat. My critters have had to stay in Arizona in a good home while I am here taking care of my family. I have no children, so my students are my kids! Just remember: I love teaching English!
I have been teaching and tutoring for over 15 years and have loved every minute of it. My specialty is English and Language Arts. I decided to get a degree in English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte because as a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Charlotte, NC 28273
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Godmommy, Charlotte, NC on 10/8/11

"Great Tutor"

- Daisy, Rock Hill, SC on 2/7/14

"Very inspiring teacher!"

- Federico, Charlotte, NC on 3/17/12
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading,
Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, PSAT, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have had experience teaching students successfully in grades K-6 in various subjects. I am able to teach all subjects and easily develop a rapport with students. My pace is relaxed to minimize any stress the student may be feeling. I can help students with their school work and/or develop an individualized program for them based on their particular needs.

English

I have a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I teach grammar, syntax, writing, reading. My Masters' degree is in Education from the University of Phoenix and I am certified to teach grades 7-12. I am also a charter member of the National English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta.

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching English for over 20 years to students of all ages. I have tutored English as a Second Language to a man from Japan, and a girl from Sweden. Some students wanted to know English grammar while others wanted more of a conversational English.

First I get an English writing sample from the student. This gives me a good overall idea of this student's abilities in English. From there I determine where we should begin in spelling, vocabulary, conversation, and writing if requested. I can use a variety of materials, but will not know what to use until I analyze the writing sample.

Grammar

I love teaching grammar. I have taught it for approximately 20 years to students of all ages. My teaching covers all parts of speech, sentence patterns, types of sentences, verbals, punctuation and more.

Literature

I teach literature for all grade levels but more specifically for grades 7-12. I can help students with whatever literature they are reading in school, providing support and direction according to the classroom teachers' syllabi. I like to emphasize to students that they take notes while in class because this provides me with a record of the students' understanding of the material and shows me where their strengths and weaknesses are, and where the teacher is going with the lesson. With this information, I can successfully help students navigate whatever literature assignments they are given.

Phonics

I have taught students of various ages how to learn phonics successfully. If possible, I like to keep pace witht what the school teacher is doing in the area of phonics so the student doesn't become confused. I can keep pace with what the teacher is doing in class, or I can develop an individualized plan to meet the students' specific needs. My teaching style is low key to minimize any stress the student may be feeling.

Proofreading

My undergraduate degree is in English which includes grammar, reading, writing, literature. My Master's degree is in Education. I am certified to teach grades 7-12. I am also a certified proofreader through a program by the publisher McGraw Hill. I can proof students' work and teach them the valuable skill of how to proofread for themselves.

SAT Reading

My undergraduate degree is in English which includes grammar, writing, reading, literature. My Master's degree is in Education and I am certified to teach grades 7-12. I have also helped write an SAT prep course and have taught the verbal sections only. I like to have a copy of an SAT practice test from the student so that I can determine areas of strength and weakness. From this information, I can build lessons more accurately which leads to a better understanding on the part of the students. I give timed SAT practice test sections to help students learn to pace themselves. SAT vocabulary is also included. This helps students with all verbal sections of the SAT and improves reading comprehension in general.

SAT Writing

My Bachelor's degree is in English which includes grammar, reading, writing and literature. I have also helped write an SAT prep seminar and have taught the verbal skills only. This includes the writing sections of the SAT. It is helpful if I have a copy of a practice test that the students have taken because it gives me a better idea of their strengths and weaknesses. From this information I can build strong lessons for the students that include vocabulary, outlining, writing proper sentences, proofreading, and pacing.

Study Skills

I have taught study skills to many students during my teaching career. Specifically, I taught a short course called Learning How to Learn. The course encompasses a variety of topics such as organizing your time, organizing your materials, using a planner, taking notes from various sources, studying for different types of tests, etc. Those students who took the course benefited greatly from the structure and as a result, improved their grades.

Vocabulary

My Bachelor's degree is in English and my Master's degree is in Education. I am certified to teach grades 7-12. I have helped write an SAT prep course, including the vocabulary as it relates specifically to the SAT. I have also had 3 years of Latin which helps tremendously with all the verbal skills sections on the SAT.

Writing

My Bachelor's degree is in English including grammar, reading, writing. My Master's degree is in Education and I am certified to teach grades 7-12. I like to have a current writing sample from the students because it gives me information on their strengths and weaknesses and also provides a good place to start the lesson. I can help students with schoolwork, following the teachers' syllabi, or build a supplemental program to increase writing skills. In these lessons I include vocabulary development, research if required, mechanics, outlining, and proofreading.

University of NC at Charlotte
English
University of Phoenix, Tucson, Arizona
Master's

Education

University of NC at Charlotte (English)

University of Phoenix, Tucson, Arizona (Master's)

Excellent Tutor! — Maryanne did an outstanding job with my daughter. My daughter felt she was very personable, professional and informative with her instructions. I would love to use Maryanne again and I would highly recommend her to others. ...

— Godmommy, Charlotte, NC on 10/8/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Maryanne will travel within 10 miles of Charlotte, NC 28273.