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Merry M.

Teaching has always been my joy.

Teaching has always been my joy.

$45/hour

  • Durham, NC 27705

About Merry


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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...

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.


Education

Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Engl lit. history
Univ. of Washington, Seattle WA
Graduate Coursework
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
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  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Durham, NC 27705
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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$45/hour

Merry M.

$45/hour

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