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Mary Lynne W.

Positive, patient tutor, focused on your getting results easily

Positive, patient tutor, focused on your getting results easily

$46/hour

  • 2,322 hours tutoring

  • Charlotte, NC 28277

About Mary Lynne


Bio

I moved to the Charlotte area from Arizona at the end of 2013 and have been helping students with my skills, knowledge and experience. My love and appreciation for working with children of all ages began with studying for my master's degree in Early Childhood Development from Ohio State University. My work experience includes over twelve years of experience working with children having developmental disabilities and autism. I was responsible for developing sequentially-based teaching modules...

I moved to the Charlotte area from Arizona at the end of 2013 and have been helping students with my skills, knowledge and experience. My love and appreciation for working with children of all ages began with studying for my master's degree in Early Childhood Development from Ohio State University. My work experience includes over twelve years of experience working with children having developmental disabilities and autism. I was responsible for developing sequentially-based teaching modules for activities of daily living which included math, writing, communication and social skills.

In 1994, I began taking graduate courses in counseling, and found a full-time internship working at a community mental health center in Mesa, AZ. Most of my clients were children who had been diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, ADD, Bipolar Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disabilities (Autism and Asperger's Syndrome), and Reactive Attachment Disorder. Through the therapeutic process, I worked with students on their study and learning skills, as well as helping them improve their social and communication skills. We also worked on ways to reduce test anxiety and stress.

I specialize in tutoring English, Grammar, Spelling, Reading, Proofreading, English, Writing, Literature, and public speaking. I love working with children in preschool and kindergarten, helping them get ready for the next year. Because each child is unique, I work at the child's level, using his or her interests and strengths to work on learning tasks. I follow the Common Core standards for each grade for North and South Carolina. Each student's learning style tells me which tutoring tools to use to help with studying: auditory, visual and kinesthetic.

I believe it's the responsibility of an educator to find the best way to help children learn, making it fun for them. Consequently, I may use music, movement and play to help teach and improve students' focus and attention spans.

I am results-oriented, so I ask for feedback and do not bill for a lesson if the student or parent is not satisfied with my services.

I have some flexibility with my time, and a 24 hour cancellation policy.

I bring my services to your home to help your student learn to improve his or her skills within the familiar home environment. It's always a joy to watch students improve, building up their confidences and skills.

I look forward to hearing from you to discuss ways in which we can work together for a WIN-WIN experience.


Education

Ohio State University
Family and Child Dev
Ohio State University
Masters
DePaul University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $46
  • Rate details: Tutoring sessions cancelled in less than 12 hours are charged $45 for the time.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Charlotte, NC 28277
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/30/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I not only help people improve their public speaking skills, reducing anxiety, I also work with adults who are learning to use English as a second language; helping them improve their conversational skills. Need help in preparing for job interviews? I am certified as an advanced speaker, . I have taught seminars for parents and professional staff in parenting. I have also created and facilitated social skills courses for children ages 6 through twelve in an after school setting. Because 60-90% of all communication is non-verbal, a speaker in front of an audience does much better when aware of the importance of body language and how to overcome feeling nervous. I work with students and adults, helping them organize their speeches and then teaching them ways to communicate more effectively with their bodies. This can easily be done online as well as face-to-face. The goal is not only to become a better speaker; it also includes building self-confidence as the fear of speaking becomes smaller and smaller.

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have achieved graduate degrees that required writing and organizational skills. Writing experience includes published articles, written evaluation reports for the District Court in New York City, developing curriculum and training units for Special Needs students in Ohio, Writing and delivery speeches to various audiences. Working with elementary students, as well as adults, has kept my English Language Arts skills up to date.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I not only help people improve their public speaking skills, reducing anxiety, I also work with adults who are learning to use English as a second language; helping them improve their conversational skills. Need help in preparing for job interviews? I am certified as an advanced speaker, . I have taught seminars for parents and professional staff in parenting. I have also created and facilitated social skills courses for children ages 6 through twelve in an after school setting. Because 60-90% of all communication is non-verbal, a speaker in front of an audience does much better when aware of the importance of body language and how to overcome feeling nervous. I work with students and adults, helping them organize their speeches and then teaching them ways to communicate more effectively with their bodies. This can easily be done online as well as face-to-face. The goal is not only to become a better speaker; it also includes building self-confidence as the fear of speaking becomes smaller and smaller.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

After obtaining a Master’s degree in early Childhood Development, I began my professional career in the field of developmental disabilities, working with school aged children and adults, ages 4 through 40. I was responsible for developing curriculum materials to teach activities of daily living. Each teaching unit involved using math, reading, fine-motor, speech and listening skills. I really enjoy working with younger children, helping them with handwriting, phonics, sight words and CVC word families. I focus on helping students do better in the Common Core standards for their grade. I also have over twelve years’ experience as a counselor working with children and their families. I often used a child’s school work as a spring board for working with them; going over school assignments and lending support and assistance in how to improve their study habits. Part of this process involved coaching them in improving their verbal and non-verbal communication skills. I think it's important to know each child's unique learning style; is it auditory, visual or kinesthetic. Each style requires different modes for helping the student learn more easily and effortlessly. Most of us learn more easily if the experience is fun so I use a variety of tools to engage the learner, using all the senses, some with play, music and art.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have been working daily for the past two years with kindergarten students helping them learn phonics. I start with the basic sounds of the alphabet, move into working with blends and then expanding into CVC word families. We use worksheets, word wheels and games; using as many senses as possible to anchor the learning more quickly.
Reading,

Reading

Most of my students are right brain dominant so we work on improving reading comprehension, reading, spelling and math word problems using the strengths of right brain dominance. Although the tutoring lessons are planned and focus, I also include some fun time using as many of the sensory learning channels as possible.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Need help with improving study skills; dealing with test anxiety; getting organized? My father sat me down when I was in fourth grade and taught me how to study. Following his advice, I maintained an 87% to 98% average for all my grades through high school, graduating at the top 5% of 1,500 students in my class. I continued using those study habits as I worked my way through an undergraduate and two graduate degrees from college. I use these same skills when working with students, regardless of their age, grade level and comprehension level. My professional career began in the field of developmental disabilities, working with school aged children and adults. I was responsible for developing curriculum materials to teach activities of daily living. Each teaching unit involved using math, reading, fine-motor, speech and listening skills. I was able to incorporate both learning and study skills into these units. In addition,my experience as a counselor working with children and their families spans over twelve years. I often used a child’s school work as a spring board for working with them; going over school assignments and lending support and assistance in how to improve their study habits. Part of this process involved coaching them in improving their verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Good study habits can not only improve grades, they set the stage for being able to handle more difficult school work as the student enters high school and college. Because each child is unique, I determine the learning styles, strengths and weaknesses of the student so I can offer support that’s meaningful and helpful at the beginning. This is done easily through rapport building and active listening on my part. Major study skills focus on how we organize and process information, how to memorize information more easily, how to express adequately what you know, how to self-monitor your school work, how to improve test-taking skills which can lower anxiety and build confidence. I use current homework assignments to help the student learn to improve the ability to study. I travel to your home so the student learns how to set up his study environment and do his homework within the usual home setting. Sessions include quick, spontaneous breaks to help maintain attention and focus. Some of the tools I've used that work well to improve study habits are (1) reading; using the PQRST method which is preview major headings, making up questions, read the material, summarize the topic using notes, mind maps, mnemonics, or voice recordings, and then testing self on materials, (2) flash cards, (3) color-coding notes, (4) diagrams, (5) traffic light system for helping time management (green are important and simple topics; amber topics are important and more time-consuming, while red topics have the lowest priority), (6) role playing listening skills, (7) highlighting reading materials and important ideas and concepts,and (8) using timers to help improve concentration.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I hold two graduate degree and have written extensively while working on those degrees. As a ToastMaster, I do a lot of public speaking, which requires writing as well. I'm familiar with some of the AP writing standards, which your done probable has in his syllabus. I look forward to hearing from you, MaryLynne
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have achieved graduate degrees that required writing and organizational skills. Writing experience includes published articles, written evaluation reports for the District Court in New York City, developing curriculum and training units for Special Needs students in Ohio, Writing and delivery speeches to various audiences. Working with elementary students, as well as adults, has kept my English Language Arts skills up to date.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I not only help people improve their public speaking skills, reducing anxiety, I also work with adults who are learning to use English as a second language; helping them improve their conversational skills. Need help in preparing for job interviews? I am certified as an advanced speaker, . I have taught seminars for parents and professional staff in parenting. I have also created and facilitated social skills courses for children ages 6 through twelve in an after school setting. Because 60-90% of all communication is non-verbal, a speaker in front of an audience does much better when aware of the importance of body language and how to overcome feeling nervous. I work with students and adults, helping them organize their speeches and then teaching them ways to communicate more effectively with their bodies. This can easily be done online as well as face-to-face. The goal is not only to become a better speaker; it also includes building self-confidence as the fear of speaking becomes smaller and smaller.
Reading,

Reading

Most of my students are right brain dominant so we work on improving reading comprehension, reading, spelling and math word problems using the strengths of right brain dominance. Although the tutoring lessons are planned and focus, I also include some fun time using as many of the sensory learning channels as possible.
Grammar, Literature, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

After obtaining a Master’s degree in early Childhood Development, I began my professional career in the field of developmental disabilities, working with school aged children and adults, ages 4 through 40. I was responsible for developing curriculum materials to teach activities of daily living. Each teaching unit involved using math, reading, fine-motor, speech and listening skills. I really enjoy working with younger children, helping them with handwriting, phonics, sight words and CVC word families. I focus on helping students do better in the Common Core standards for their grade. I also have over twelve years’ experience as a counselor working with children and their families. I often used a child’s school work as a spring board for working with them; going over school assignments and lending support and assistance in how to improve their study habits. Part of this process involved coaching them in improving their verbal and non-verbal communication skills. I think it's important to know each child's unique learning style; is it auditory, visual or kinesthetic. Each style requires different modes for helping the student learn more easily and effortlessly. Most of us learn more easily if the experience is fun so I use a variety of tools to engage the learner, using all the senses, some with play, music and art.
English,

English

I hold two graduate degree and have written extensively while working on those degrees. As a ToastMaster, I do a lot of public speaking, which requires writing as well. I'm familiar with some of the AP writing standards, which your done probable has in his syllabus. I look forward to hearing from you, MaryLynne
Reading,

Reading

Most of my students are right brain dominant so we work on improving reading comprehension, reading, spelling and math word problems using the strengths of right brain dominance. Although the tutoring lessons are planned and focus, I also include some fun time using as many of the sensory learning channels as possible.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Need help with improving study skills; dealing with test anxiety; getting organized? My father sat me down when I was in fourth grade and taught me how to study. Following his advice, I maintained an 87% to 98% average for all my grades through high school, graduating at the top 5% of 1,500 students in my class. I continued using those study habits as I worked my way through an undergraduate and two graduate degrees from college. I use these same skills when working with students, regardless of their age, grade level and comprehension level. My professional career began in the field of developmental disabilities, working with school aged children and adults. I was responsible for developing curriculum materials to teach activities of daily living. Each teaching unit involved using math, reading, fine-motor, speech and listening skills. I was able to incorporate both learning and study skills into these units. In addition,my experience as a counselor working with children and their families spans over twelve years. I often used a child’s school work as a spring board for working with them; going over school assignments and lending support and assistance in how to improve their study habits. Part of this process involved coaching them in improving their verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Good study habits can not only improve grades, they set the stage for being able to handle more difficult school work as the student enters high school and college. Because each child is unique, I determine the learning styles, strengths and weaknesses of the student so I can offer support that’s meaningful and helpful at the beginning. This is done easily through rapport building and active listening on my part. Major study skills focus on how we organize and process information, how to memorize information more easily, how to express adequately what you know, how to self-monitor your school work, how to improve test-taking skills which can lower anxiety and build confidence. I use current homework assignments to help the student learn to improve the ability to study. I travel to your home so the student learns how to set up his study environment and do his homework within the usual home setting. Sessions include quick, spontaneous breaks to help maintain attention and focus. Some of the tools I've used that work well to improve study habits are (1) reading; using the PQRST method which is preview major headings, making up questions, read the material, summarize the topic using notes, mind maps, mnemonics, or voice recordings, and then testing self on materials, (2) flash cards, (3) color-coding notes, (4) diagrams, (5) traffic light system for helping time management (green are important and simple topics; amber topics are important and more time-consuming, while red topics have the lowest priority), (6) role playing listening skills, (7) highlighting reading materials and important ideas and concepts,and (8) using timers to help improve concentration.
Spelling, Writing

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

After obtaining a Master’s degree in early Childhood Development, I began my professional career in the field of developmental disabilities, working with school aged children and adults, ages 4 through 40. I was responsible for developing curriculum materials to teach activities of daily living. Each teaching unit involved using math, reading, fine-motor, speech and listening skills. I really enjoy working with younger children, helping them with handwriting, phonics, sight words and CVC word families. I focus on helping students do better in the Common Core standards for their grade. I also have over twelve years’ experience as a counselor working with children and their families. I often used a child’s school work as a spring board for working with them; going over school assignments and lending support and assistance in how to improve their study habits. Part of this process involved coaching them in improving their verbal and non-verbal communication skills. I think it's important to know each child's unique learning style; is it auditory, visual or kinesthetic. Each style requires different modes for helping the student learn more easily and effortlessly. Most of us learn more easily if the experience is fun so I use a variety of tools to engage the learner, using all the senses, some with play, music and art.
English,

English

I hold two graduate degree and have written extensively while working on those degrees. As a ToastMaster, I do a lot of public speaking, which requires writing as well. I'm familiar with some of the AP writing standards, which your done probable has in his syllabus. I look forward to hearing from you, MaryLynne
Reading,

Reading

Most of my students are right brain dominant so we work on improving reading comprehension, reading, spelling and math word problems using the strengths of right brain dominance. Although the tutoring lessons are planned and focus, I also include some fun time using as many of the sensory learning channels as possible.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Need help with improving study skills; dealing with test anxiety; getting organized? My father sat me down when I was in fourth grade and taught me how to study. Following his advice, I maintained an 87% to 98% average for all my grades through high school, graduating at the top 5% of 1,500 students in my class. I continued using those study habits as I worked my way through an undergraduate and two graduate degrees from college. I use these same skills when working with students, regardless of their age, grade level and comprehension level. My professional career began in the field of developmental disabilities, working with school aged children and adults. I was responsible for developing curriculum materials to teach activities of daily living. Each teaching unit involved using math, reading, fine-motor, speech and listening skills. I was able to incorporate both learning and study skills into these units. In addition,my experience as a counselor working with children and their families spans over twelve years. I often used a child’s school work as a spring board for working with them; going over school assignments and lending support and assistance in how to improve their study habits. Part of this process involved coaching them in improving their verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Good study habits can not only improve grades, they set the stage for being able to handle more difficult school work as the student enters high school and college. Because each child is unique, I determine the learning styles, strengths and weaknesses of the student so I can offer support that’s meaningful and helpful at the beginning. This is done easily through rapport building and active listening on my part. Major study skills focus on how we organize and process information, how to memorize information more easily, how to express adequately what you know, how to self-monitor your school work, how to improve test-taking skills which can lower anxiety and build confidence. I use current homework assignments to help the student learn to improve the ability to study. I travel to your home so the student learns how to set up his study environment and do his homework within the usual home setting. Sessions include quick, spontaneous breaks to help maintain attention and focus. Some of the tools I've used that work well to improve study habits are (1) reading; using the PQRST method which is preview major headings, making up questions, read the material, summarize the topic using notes, mind maps, mnemonics, or voice recordings, and then testing self on materials, (2) flash cards, (3) color-coding notes, (4) diagrams, (5) traffic light system for helping time management (green are important and simple topics; amber topics are important and more time-consuming, while red topics have the lowest priority), (6) role playing listening skills, (7) highlighting reading materials and important ideas and concepts,and (8) using timers to help improve concentration.
Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

Need help with improving study skills; dealing with test anxiety; getting organized? My father sat me down when I was in fourth grade and taught me how to study. Following his advice, I maintained an 87% to 98% average for all my grades through high school, graduating at the top 5% of 1,500 students in my class. I continued using those study habits as I worked my way through an undergraduate and two graduate degrees from college. I use these same skills when working with students, regardless of their age, grade level and comprehension level. My professional career began in the field of developmental disabilities, working with school aged children and adults. I was responsible for developing curriculum materials to teach activities of daily living. Each teaching unit involved using math, reading, fine-motor, speech and listening skills. I was able to incorporate both learning and study skills into these units. In addition,my experience as a counselor working with children and their families spans over twelve years. I often used a child’s school work as a spring board for working with them; going over school assignments and lending support and assistance in how to improve their study habits. Part of this process involved coaching them in improving their verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Good study habits can not only improve grades, they set the stage for being able to handle more difficult school work as the student enters high school and college. Because each child is unique, I determine the learning styles, strengths and weaknesses of the student so I can offer support that’s meaningful and helpful at the beginning. This is done easily through rapport building and active listening on my part. Major study skills focus on how we organize and process information, how to memorize information more easily, how to express adequately what you know, how to self-monitor your school work, how to improve test-taking skills which can lower anxiety and build confidence. I use current homework assignments to help the student learn to improve the ability to study. I travel to your home so the student learns how to set up his study environment and do his homework within the usual home setting. Sessions include quick, spontaneous breaks to help maintain attention and focus. Some of the tools I've used that work well to improve study habits are (1) reading; using the PQRST method which is preview major headings, making up questions, read the material, summarize the topic using notes, mind maps, mnemonics, or voice recordings, and then testing self on materials, (2) flash cards, (3) color-coding notes, (4) diagrams, (5) traffic light system for helping time management (green are important and simple topics; amber topics are important and more time-consuming, while red topics have the lowest priority), (6) role playing listening skills, (7) highlighting reading materials and important ideas and concepts,and (8) using timers to help improve concentration.

Science

Psychology

Psychology

Masters degree and 38 plus hours graduate work in counseling.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

As a counselor and/or full-time nanny, I have over twelve years experience in working with children having ADHD, helping them improve their grades and study habits. Using fun, out-of-the-box ideas, we focus on study skills, organization, test anxiety, and social skills. Sessions are broken into 10-15 minute units followed by a quick, 2 minute fun-filled spontaneous break. Using meditation and behavioral management ideas, students can learn how to increase focus, improve communication and improve study habits. Social skills training are used in the tutoring format as many children having ADHD have not learned to identify non-verbal cues as well as effective ways to interact with others. I have extensive experience in working with IDEA, Section 504 accommodations and participating in the IEP process for parents.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have worked with children having autism for over twelve years. After meeting a student and parents, I modify learning tasks and materials to fit the needs of the student. This also includes having consistent routines and offering choices of learning tasks. My experiences in stress reduction are very helpful when working with a student having autism because of his or her levels of anxiety. Hence, I use deep breathing and tapping techniques to lower anxiety levels; students feeling anxious have a lowered capacity to learn. I have been trained to use the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) for teaching. RPM was developed by Soma Mukhopadhyay. It utilizes a letter board to help the student stay focused on learning tasks and to improve communication when given choices. Each lesson plan is developed to access the student's different learning channels: visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic. I also use YouTube videos to provide learning experiences. Play and sensory integration activities encourage social interactions while improving both verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Physical movement and music provide another way to introduce academic, social and emotional tasks to the student.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have been working daily for the past two years with kindergarten students helping them learn phonics. I start with the basic sounds of the alphabet, move into working with blends and then expanding into CVC word families. We use worksheets, word wheels and games; using as many senses as possible to anchor the learning more quickly.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

While working on my Master's degree in early child development at Ohio State University, I worked with professionals from other disciplines in a multidisciplinary approach to assessment, developing treatment plans and providing educational and other services to persons having developmental disabilities and pervasive developmental disorders. Using task analysis techniques, I developed a curriculum to train developmentally disabled adults activities of daily living. I supervised and trained undergraduate students in the use of these methods as well as the record-keeping and evaluation of progress. After graduation, I taught at a county elementary school for children having developmental disabilities, pervasive developmental disabilities, and medically involved non-ambulatory students. I remained working in this field for about twelve years before leaving the area. I began taking counseling courses in the early nineties and worked for a year as an intern at a community mental health center in Mesa, AZ. When my internship was completed, I remained at that facility for five years as a counselor specializing in work with children. I worked with children having ADHD, ADD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, and Reactive Attachment Disorder. During that time, we would incorporate school work into the therapeutic process, focusing not only on school work, but also on social and communication skills. I developed a social skills class for children ranging from six to ten years of age so they would improve their social skills. I have continued to work with children and their families for over the past twenty years. My philosophy of working with children stems from the belief that each child can learn and its the responsibility of the educator (not the child) to offer instruction and support in ways that pay attention to each child's unique style of learning. This includes presenting materials in ways that use all the child's senses and can be fun. I learn more easily when I'm having fun; what about you? I'm easy-going, positive and calm in my approach with children. They intuitively feel my genuine and sincere desire to help them see their school work in new and easier ways. Using the students' strengths and interests, I present materials consistently so there is always predictable structure; thus minimizing problems with transitioning from task to task. Tasks are broken down into smaller steps. Students see and hear positive feedback in all they do. I find they respond better when I include movement, and play in their sessions. I use timers frequently to help them learn to increase their ability to focus as well as to break up units of learning for each session. Although I am accomplished in working well with most students, I have been very successful working with children who have attachment problems since they don't always view the world the same as others do. I've worked with parents to show them how to see any frustrating behaviors in new ways so they can offer positive responses to their children.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Need help with improving study skills; dealing with test anxiety; getting organized? My father sat me down when I was in fourth grade and taught me how to study. Following his advice, I maintained an 87% to 98% average for all my grades through high school, graduating at the top 5% of 1,500 students in my class. I continued using those study habits as I worked my way through an undergraduate and two graduate degrees from college. I use these same skills when working with students, regardless of their age, grade level and comprehension level. My professional career began in the field of developmental disabilities, working with school aged children and adults. I was responsible for developing curriculum materials to teach activities of daily living. Each teaching unit involved using math, reading, fine-motor, speech and listening skills. I was able to incorporate both learning and study skills into these units. In addition,my experience as a counselor working with children and their families spans over twelve years. I often used a child’s school work as a spring board for working with them; going over school assignments and lending support and assistance in how to improve their study habits. Part of this process involved coaching them in improving their verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Good study habits can not only improve grades, they set the stage for being able to handle more difficult school work as the student enters high school and college. Because each child is unique, I determine the learning styles, strengths and weaknesses of the student so I can offer support that’s meaningful and helpful at the beginning. This is done easily through rapport building and active listening on my part. Major study skills focus on how we organize and process information, how to memorize information more easily, how to express adequately what you know, how to self-monitor your school work, how to improve test-taking skills which can lower anxiety and build confidence. I use current homework assignments to help the student learn to improve the ability to study. I travel to your home so the student learns how to set up his study environment and do his homework within the usual home setting. Sessions include quick, spontaneous breaks to help maintain attention and focus. Some of the tools I've used that work well to improve study habits are (1) reading; using the PQRST method which is preview major headings, making up questions, read the material, summarize the topic using notes, mind maps, mnemonics, or voice recordings, and then testing self on materials, (2) flash cards, (3) color-coding notes, (4) diagrams, (5) traffic light system for helping time management (green are important and simple topics; amber topics are important and more time-consuming, while red topics have the lowest priority), (6) role playing listening skills, (7) highlighting reading materials and important ideas and concepts,and (8) using timers to help improve concentration.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

After obtaining a Master’s degree in early Childhood Development, I began my professional career in the field of developmental disabilities, working with school aged children and adults, ages 4 through 40. I was responsible for developing curriculum materials to teach activities of daily living. Each teaching unit involved using math, reading, fine-motor, speech and listening skills. I really enjoy working with younger children, helping them with handwriting, phonics, sight words and CVC word families. I focus on helping students do better in the Common Core standards for their grade. I also have over twelve years’ experience as a counselor working with children and their families. I often used a child’s school work as a spring board for working with them; going over school assignments and lending support and assistance in how to improve their study habits. Part of this process involved coaching them in improving their verbal and non-verbal communication skills. I think it's important to know each child's unique learning style; is it auditory, visual or kinesthetic. Each style requires different modes for helping the student learn more easily and effortlessly. Most of us learn more easily if the experience is fun so I use a variety of tools to engage the learner, using all the senses, some with play, music and art.
Reading,

Reading

Most of my students are right brain dominant so we work on improving reading comprehension, reading, spelling and math word problems using the strengths of right brain dominance. Although the tutoring lessons are planned and focus, I also include some fun time using as many of the sensory learning channels as possible.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Need help with improving study skills; dealing with test anxiety; getting organized? My father sat me down when I was in fourth grade and taught me how to study. Following his advice, I maintained an 87% to 98% average for all my grades through high school, graduating at the top 5% of 1,500 students in my class. I continued using those study habits as I worked my way through an undergraduate and two graduate degrees from college. I use these same skills when working with students, regardless of their age, grade level and comprehension level. My professional career began in the field of developmental disabilities, working with school aged children and adults. I was responsible for developing curriculum materials to teach activities of daily living. Each teaching unit involved using math, reading, fine-motor, speech and listening skills. I was able to incorporate both learning and study skills into these units. In addition,my experience as a counselor working with children and their families spans over twelve years. I often used a child’s school work as a spring board for working with them; going over school assignments and lending support and assistance in how to improve their study habits. Part of this process involved coaching them in improving their verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Good study habits can not only improve grades, they set the stage for being able to handle more difficult school work as the student enters high school and college. Because each child is unique, I determine the learning styles, strengths and weaknesses of the student so I can offer support that’s meaningful and helpful at the beginning. This is done easily through rapport building and active listening on my part. Major study skills focus on how we organize and process information, how to memorize information more easily, how to express adequately what you know, how to self-monitor your school work, how to improve test-taking skills which can lower anxiety and build confidence. I use current homework assignments to help the student learn to improve the ability to study. I travel to your home so the student learns how to set up his study environment and do his homework within the usual home setting. Sessions include quick, spontaneous breaks to help maintain attention and focus. Some of the tools I've used that work well to improve study habits are (1) reading; using the PQRST method which is preview major headings, making up questions, read the material, summarize the topic using notes, mind maps, mnemonics, or voice recordings, and then testing self on materials, (2) flash cards, (3) color-coding notes, (4) diagrams, (5) traffic light system for helping time management (green are important and simple topics; amber topics are important and more time-consuming, while red topics have the lowest priority), (6) role playing listening skills, (7) highlighting reading materials and important ideas and concepts,and (8) using timers to help improve concentration.
Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (617 ratings)
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Reviews


Outstanding Tutor

MaryLynne has been teaching me for a little more than a eighteen months now. It is remarkable how much my skills and confidence have improved. She is very patient, understanding, friendly and very knowledgeable. Best tutor ever!

Maria, 133 lessons with Mary Lynne

She understands the details of my difficulties.

She's been supportive of my writing and help clarify my reports that need to be read by parents. I'me very grateful for her time and will continue working with her for the second year.

Claire, 10 lessons with Mary Lynne

Excellent Public Speaking Instructor!

My daughter and son have been working with Ms. MaryLynne to improve their public speaking skills before entering middle school. We selected the perfect instructor! Ms. MaryLynne is highly experienced with children. She provides concise and constructive feedback in a manner that is very well received by the child. I have seen their progress from class to class. My children are already more confident speakers. If you are looking for a professional, experienced, results-driven, honest, reliable, and punctual instructor then I recommend Ms. MaryLynne.

Elisa, 17 lessons with Mary Lynne

She is the greatest English teacher I’ve ever met!

She is the greatest English teacher I’ve ever met. I could not find a better teacher who pointed out my mistakes naturally so that I can learn my mistakes with ease. She would not hesitate pointing out my critical mistakes too, which makes me aware of my bad habits. I feel like my English is improving fast by fixing them. She gives good leading questions for me to talk a lot. She is patient, graceful with warm personality and rich in teaching knowledge and skills. I am looking forward to her lessons every week.

Yumi, 17 lessons with Mary Lynne

Passionate Tutor!

Mrs. Marylynne has had 20 tutoring sessions with my son thus far. I'm pleased with her tenacity as she is able to keep my son engaged in his lessons. She is patient, neutral and can communicate effectively. I'm impressed with the changes that I have seen within my son since he started tutoring, he's more confident and his level of focus has increased. I look forward to incorporating my daughter with Marylynne's tutoring as she is doing an amazing job with my son.

Vilma, 44 lessons with Mary Lynne

MaryLynne W. a wonderful teacher

MaryLynne provides outstanding services in person or on-line. I rely on her ability to review reports in a very short time frame. She is always accurate, professional, on time and very detail oriented. I enjoy all the interactions I have with her remotely and in person. I continue to benefit from her teaching impact as I move forward. Than you for a great experience and excellent customer support.

Wagner, 19 lessons with Mary Lynne

Best English Teacher

Mary was very conscientious with the time spent for learning. She was very kind, patient and communicated clearly. She taught valuable strategies on how to read and write. She is very flexible and tailors each lesson to the needs of the student. For my daughter Mary starts each lesson of second grade with guided reading, vocabulary and grammar, followed by some writing traits. My daughter highly appreciates the time spent with Mary. I hope that after working with Mary for a few months, my kids are becoming more confident and effective speaker and writers with Mary’s lesson.

Helen, 80 lessons with Mary Lynne

Excellent Review

MaryLynne, Did a great job reviewing a story that I wrote for my son. She went the extra step to explain to me grammar rules that I have forgotten over the years, and was very insightful on how to improve going forward. I would strongly recommend anyone to send her a writing sample and she will improve your writing capability.

Doug, 2 lessons with Mary Lynne

Dedicated and patient tutor

I had a last minute assignment that I really needed help with. MaryLynne helped me right away and was willing to look it over again early in the morning before I submitted it. I got 100% on the assignment! Amazing tutor!!

Keshia, 1 lesson with Mary Lynne
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