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Mary J.

Greensboro, NC

$30/hour

Summer tutoring available for Math, Reading, Writing, Study Skills

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/29/17
5.0 average from 7 ratings
Perfect Tutor
— Melissa, High Point, NC on 6/21/13

$30/Hour


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University of Southern California
Communications
North Carolina Central University
Master's

Education

University of Southern California (Communications)

North Carolina Central University (Master's)

About Mary

Summer tutoring! I can help your child with Math, Reading, Writing and Social Skills. Keep your child's mind stimulated and learning, so your child can return to school ready and active to learn!! I can teach at your home or at a local library. I use materials from the Guilford County School's curriculum, and, have additional teaching materials to help with different learning styles. I aim to make learning fun and encouraging. My background: I have a Masters degree in Teaching; Certifications in Middle School Math, Science, English, High School Science and English (soon Math); 18 years as an educator in Special Education, Regular Education (Math, Science, English), and ESL. I have additional skills working with children with Autism and additional experience tutoring graduate students. I have 20+ years as a tutor. Summer tutoring! I can help your child with Math, Reading, Writing and Social Skills. Keep your child's mind stimulated and learning, so your child can return to school ready and active to learn!! I can teach at your home or at a local library. I use materials from the Guilford County School's curriculum, and, have additional teaching materials to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Greensboro, NC 27407
Background Check: Passed

"Perfect Tutor"

- Melissa, High Point, NC on 6/21/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math, GED, Geometry, GRE, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Career Development, College Counseling, GED, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Writing
History:
Anthropology,
Archaeology,
Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),
Elementary Math, Phonics,
Reading, Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Career Development, ESL/ESOL,
GRE, Public Speaking, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADHD

I have experience in working with students with ADD/ADHD. For the past 6 years, I have taught Resource classes at the high school level to students with ADD/ADHD as well as related disabilities, and have tailored instructional practices to best suit their needs. I have also provided assistance in an inclusion classroom. I manage a caseload of 30 students and provide feedback to classroom teachers and the community in how to best help their children. I also have tutored students with ADD/ADHD for many years. Prior to all of this, I have also helped at two charter schools that assist students with disabilities. I also a Masters degree and teaching license in Special Education.

Anthropology

I have a bachelors (double major) in Anthropology-Archeology and Film from the University of Southern California. I conducted extra research of the tel Megiddo in Israel, and both participated as a field hand and as a video documentarian over a summer.

Archaeology

I have a bachelors (double major) in Anthropology-Archeology and Film from the University of Southern California. I conducted extra research of the tel Megiddo in Israel, and both participated as a field hand and as a video documentarian over a summer.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have been teaching young people with mild/moderate disabilities for over six years. I have a Master's in Special Education and focused especially on Autism. I have additional training through TEACCH as a practitioner/teacher of students on the Autism Spectrum. Finally, I myself have high-functioning Autism, and have learned a great deal additionally through a wealth of resources, sitting on my bookshelf.

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching English as a Second Language in Taiwan for three years to adults learning Business English, conversation, and writing skills. I have also been teaching ESL to schools in the daytime for public schools, and evenings for cram schools.

Film

I am qualified to tutor in film because I majored in Film from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, which is one of the top schools for film in the world. I graduated Summa Cum Laude. I have taught Film Production as a College Instructor at Piedmont Community College for a few years, as well as have taught video production for a charter high school. I have worked as a videographer for weddings and commercial shoots, acted in films and plays, and have written various articles for film and television criticism. I am also a certified teacher.

Phonics

I have been teaching and co-teaching phonics to students in the high school setting for nine years. I have a Master's in Teaching, and in my program, I studied phonemic awareness so I could help special needs students. I teach English to non-native speakers, and have done so since 2001. I have taught Phonics to student on my EC caseload to help them make progress on their IEP goals.

Special Needs

I have a Master's in Teaching in Special Education, and have focused on Learning Disabilities in Math and Reading, ADHD, and Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. I am also licensed in Special Education. Finally, I have been teaching Special Needs students for over seven years.

Study Skills

I can work with people of all ages and learning abilities and target what they need to do to help them master and retain learning content. I can show and teach different ways to retain knowledge, including use of mnemonics, pictures, application, language, repetition, and tactics to decrease anxiety. I can also work with psychological blocks in maintaining content knowledge and/or in test-tasking strategies. I can teach ways to keep records of assignments, deadlines, goals, and personal files. I have been trained by many ways: graduate school in special education, on-the-job by working with students who struggle of all ages for over 10 years, and as a person myself who struggles with study skills - I found many creative ways to overcome and get straight A's in college and graduate school.

Video Production

I have a bachelors in film (as well as anthropology-archaeology) from the University of Southern California. I taught video production full time in the film/video school at Piedmont Community College, NC

University of Southern California
Communications
North Carolina Central University
Master's

Education

University of Southern California (Communications)

North Carolina Central University (Master's)

Perfect Tutor

I found the perfect tutor for my grandson. He was diagnosed as ADHD and was struggling in math. Because of Mary's background she always knew when a break was needed and how to re-focus him when he'd tend to waiver. He came away from every session stimulated and I could see his gaining confidence in the knowledge of the subject. Her suggestion of having the sessions in a non-traditional setting se

— Melissa, High Point, NC on 6/21/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 15 miles of Greensboro, NC 27407.