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Marcia M.

Durham, NC

$40/hour

Innovative ESL, Elementary, Reading, Writing and Public Speaking Tutor

Background check passed as of 5/29/15
4.9 average from 99 ratings
Friendly, professional and knowledgeable tutor.
— Argyl, Morrisville, NC on 6/22/15

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UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
Library Studies
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
Master's
Bentley College
Other

Education

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (Library Studies)

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (Master's)

Bentley College (Other)

About Marcia

I am a trained teacher with a diploma in education, BA in History and a Master's in Government. I have over 30 years' teaching and tutoring experience. AS as a tutor I do one on one counseling with my students to keep them organized and focused.

I have several years' public speaking experience mainly gained through Toastmasters International. I am a past president of the Minutemen Toastmasters Club with vast public speaking experience.

My tutoring style includes a few minutes of lecturing. I have found that having discussions with my students, having them complete assignments and then reviewing these assignments with them is the best method. I encourage my students to be proactive, asks questions and help them to reason through topics for themselves to ensure that they have grasped the concepts.

In addition, no teaching style works for all students so I always make sure to adapt my methods to the learning style of my student. After all, the most important thing is to make sure my students grasp the concepts and develop the ability to complete tasks independently.
I am a trained teacher with a diploma in education, BA in History and a Master's in Government. I have over 30 years' teaching and tutoring experience. AS as a tutor I do one on one counseling with my students to keep them organized and focused.

I have several years' public speaking experience mainly gained through Toastmasters
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Group rates are negotiable.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Durham, NC 27701
Background Check: Passed

"Friendly, professional and knowledgeable tutor."

- Argyl, Morrisville, NC on 6/22/15

"First session was very personable"

- Gloria, Durham, NC on 1/8/17

"Another great session"

- Xolani, Durham, NC on 11/10/16

"Strongly recommend"

- Sangkyu, Chapel Hill, NC on 6/16/16

"She is the best teacher I have found so far in WyzAnt."

- Bruke, Durham, NC on 9/22/15

"Wonderful Reading Comprehension and Math Tutor"

- M, Durham, NC on 6/16/15

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Melva, Durham, NC on 9/6/14

"Nothing but praise"

- Maxine, Durham, NC on 9/20/13
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Homeschool,
Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Common Core

For over 20 years, I have been a teacher to students with varying abilities. I have worked with students at several levels of the academic spectrum from elementary to high school. As a common core teacher I have learnt and developed strategies, that help my students master the common core standards. With these strategies, I help my students develop the skills that will ensure their academic success. Over the past three years, I have worked as an Interventionist, in three elementary schools, and a middle school. I also tutor students privately in common core. In these positions, I have worked with individual students and small groups to help them master the common core standards. My goal as a common core tutor is to ensure that my clients use techniques that are tailored to their specific needs and help them improve.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a Language Arts teacher since 2007. I am a trained teacher who is a certified reading and writing tutor.

Currently, I am a Language Arts teacher at Agape Corner School in Durham where I work with students at varying academic levels. My areas of expertise are reading comprehension, writing, grammar and syntax, vocabulary, and spelling.

In addition to Language Arts, I teach Math to the Elementary and Middle School students. My methodology involves working with students at their level, developing specialized projects for each student and utilizing math drills to help students learn and master concepts.

I enjoy teaching and have proven success. My students often advance at least one grade level and develop greater confidence in their abilities. My most recent student aced her End of Grade exams, after working with me for 4 months, even though her teachers predicted she would have to repeat the third grade.

Elementary Math

I have been tutoring Elementary Math for the past 10 years. My students all enjoy my classes, because I use, teaching aids and games to keep them motivated and hold their attention. I also engage my students in drills to help them learn and retain basic concepts.

I am an adaptable, patient, and innovative Elementary Math Tutor who designs programs that fits my students learning styles and abilities.

ESL/ESOL

I am patient, detailed oriented and put the needs of my students first. I develop an individualized program for each student based on their academic profile. I have taught English and Writing to foreign students at both the elementary, college and professional levels. I utilize several teaching aids to help my students learn, and master the English language. My goal is always to see my students excel.

Handwriting

Since 2008, I have been a handwriting teacher to students with varying abilities. I have worked with students at several levels of the academic spectrum from elementary to high school. As a handwriting teacher, I help my students develop the skills that will ensure their academic success. These skills include developing a writing schedule, continuous practice, in both cursive and script. In my hand-writing sessions, I place emphasis on letter formation, uniformity, neatness, readability and repetition. My goal as a hand-writing tutor is to ensure that my clients use techniques that are tailored to their specific needs and help them improve their hand-writing.

Homeschool

For over 20 years, I have been a teacher to students with varying abilities. I have worked with homeschool students at several levels of the academic spectrum from elementary to high school. As a homeschool tutor I have learnt and developed strategies, that help my students master their specific subjects. I work with students in math, reading, writing and public speaking. With these strategies, I help my students develop the skills that will ensure their academic success. In all my contracts as a home school tutor, I work closely with parents and students to fill in the gaps and complement the homeschool curriculum. My goal as a homeschool tutor is to ensure that my clients use techniques that are tailored to their specific needs and help them improve.

Public Speaking

I have been a president and very active member of Minutemen Toastmasters Club. As a toastmaster, I have had extensive training in the various areas of public speaking. I have over 15 years of public speaking experience with training in such areas as using humor in a speech, the introductory speech, debating, the informative speech, the marketing speech and the correct use of grammar.

Toastmasters International is world renowned and has members all over the world. This organization is known for producing excellent speakers, and I am honored to be trained in such an organiztion.

Reading

I have more than 20 years experience in the reading and writing field. I have skills and experience in reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, writing and editing.

I have tutored elementary school students, middle and high school students and adults.

Study Skills

For over 15 years I have been a study skills teacher to students with varying abilities. I have worked with students at all levels of the academic spectrum (elementary to professional). As a study skills teacher, I help my students develop the skills that will ensure their academic success. These skills include developing a study schedule, organization, processing and retaining information, self-discipline , and memorization. My goal as a study skills tutor is to ensure that my clients use techniques that are tailored to their specific needs to master their studies.

Writing

I am a blogger and public speaker. I have over years 20 experience, as a debate coach, Writing, Language Arts and Choral Speaking Tutor.

I have tutored Pre-K - 12 students in writing. My most recent writing contracts include tutoring employees at major triangle area universities in professional writing. In addition, I am working with college student and adults in degree programs to improve their academic writing skills, edit their papers and verify their references and citations.

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
Library Studies
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
Master's
Bentley College
Other

Education

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (Library Studies)

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (Master's)

Bentley College (Other)

Friendly, professional and knowledgeable tutor.

My son has had two sessions with Marcia and she is very delightful. She's accurately assessed my son's needs and has established a plan to help him accomplish his goals. We're very glad to have found her and look forward to her help.

— Argyl, Morrisville, NC on 6/22/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Group rates are negotiable.

Travel policy

Marcia will travel within 15 miles of Durham, NC 27701.