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Merry M.

Durham, NC

$45/hour

Teaching has always been my joy.

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Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Engl lit. history
Univ. of Washington, Seattle WA
Graduate Coursework
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Other

Education

Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (Engl lit. history)

Univ. of Washington, Seattle WA (Graduate Coursework)

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (Other)

About Merry

I was employed in teaching for about 30 years. The last 10 years I did special education at Carrington Middle School in Durham. About the same time I changed to special ed, I started my own tutoring service called Academic Coaching Inc. I have continued it on and off ever since. My approach to tutoring is to coach the student the same way a coach interacts with an athlete: to encourage, to empower, to teach him how to learn, to help him to organize his work, and to instill in him the delight in learning which I feel. I have worked with students ranging in age from 2nd grade to graduate school and have taught a variety of topics English, literature and writing, vocabulary, American History , world history, and civics. In math I am most comfortable with pre-algebra, Algebra I, and geometry and in science, biology, physical science and ecology. Many, perhaps most of my students had ADD or ADHD, a number had behavioral issues. They are for me a special challenge and delight.

Math was never my favorite subject but I find the logic and certainty of math quite compelling. Although I took some math in college; I am mostly self taught. Students may begin working in another subject but generally they also have problems with math. I have tutored everything from second grade math to Algebra II. Before retired I taught math (pre-algebra) to 7th and 8th grade special ed and behaviorally handicapped students.
I was employed in teaching for about 30 years. The last 10 years I did special education at Carrington Middle School in Durham. About the same time I changed to special ed, I started my own tutoring service called Academic Coaching Inc. I have continued it on and off ever since. My approach to tutoring is to coach the student the same way a coach Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Durham, NC 27705
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra
Science:
Biology, Ecology, Physical Science
English:
English, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Engl lit. history
Univ. of Washington, Seattle WA
Graduate Coursework
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Other

Education

Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (Engl lit. history)

Univ. of Washington, Seattle WA (Graduate Coursework)

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Merry will travel within 20 miles of Durham, NC 27705.