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Mary D.

Jacksonville, NC

$35/hour

Effective, Elementary-Middle School Reading and Math Tutor

10+ Hours
5.0 average from 15 ratings
Knowledgeable and Attentive
— Kasie, Jacksonville, NC on 4/11/17

$35/Hour


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University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Education
East Carolina University
MEd
East Carolina University
Other

Education

University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Education)

East Carolina University (MEd)

East Carolina University (Other)

About Mary

An understanding of how a child learns is very important in the teaching/learning process. As your child’s tutor, I will use a variety of assessments to gather information to determine HOW to improve academic performance. I will use a wide variety of research-based instructional strategies to meet your child’s needs. My 32 years of experience as a teacher, instructional specialist, and school principal will be a major support for designing an effective instructional tutoring program for your child.

It is important that we develop a plan that involves your child’s teacher(s) to coordinate tutoring with what happens each day in the classroom. Our goal is to improve your child’s overall performance and make them more confident at school.

Please contact me as soon as possible to begin the process for improving your child’s academic performance. I am very responsive and will make contact with you immediately. Your child's confidence at school and an improvement in learning will be our area of focus. I stand ready to help your child.

Mary, B.A., M.A. Ed., Ed. S.
An understanding of how a child learns is very important in the teaching/learning process. As your child’s tutor, I will use a variety of assessments to gather information to determine HOW to improve academic performance. I will use a wide variety of research-based instructional strategies to meet your child’s needs. My 32 years of experience as a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

The rates may change, based upon student needs. Adults who are interested in academic support for collegiate level classes will be charged $45 per hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Jacksonville, NC 28540

"Knowledgeable and Attentive"

- Kasie, Jacksonville, NC on 4/11/17
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Homeschool,
Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary

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

I led the school's staff in the implementation of Common Core State Standards, including the transition from The North Carolina Standard Course of Study. As a principal, I participated in professional development activities conducted by the school system regarding the components of Common Core. The required changes in instructional practices was a major component of the professional development and included identifying effective resources to support student performance.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a NC Highly Qualified elementary school teacher and principal. I have 31 years of experience in elementary school curriculum development and leadership. As the school's instructional leader, I supervised the instructional program, including lesson planning, team collaboration, and instructional presentations.

Elementary Math

I am a NC certified teacher, principal, and instructional specialist. One of my strengths is the ability to identify effective instructional strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners, including for elementary math.

Handwriting

I have excellent penmanship and assisted teachers in implementing effective practices to teach children to write in cursive and print. I participated in training conducted by SuperKids Literacy program that focused on penmanship.

Homeschool

My educational background and experiences make me a highly qualified instructional specialist. I've been the successful administrator of several elementary schools and have conducted professional development in the teaching/learning process. My experiences with developing individualized education plans and assisting teachers with identifying appropriate instructional strategies to help struggling learners will be a tremendous support for homeschooling parents.

Phonics

I am a NC Highly Qualified elementary school teacher and principal. I have 31 years of experience in elementary school curriculum and leadership. In recent years, I have attended training sessions provided by the district and state regarding phonics instruction, assessment and effective instructional practices.

Reading

I am a NC certified teacher, administrator, and curriculum specialist. My educational experiences have developed a strength in reading instruction for students from kindergarten to eighth grade. As a principal, I supported teachers in identifying effective instructional strategies to meet diverse learner needs. I led professional development activities that taught state and district literacy processes designed to build bridges from one grade level to the next.

Study Skills

My experiences as an educator qualifies me to teach study skills that improve student performance. Leading students, counselors, and teachers of exceptional children provided insight into the skills a student must have to experience a high level of success. I attended conferences and classes that directly addressed study skills for students in third through fifth grades.

University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Education
East Carolina University
MEd
East Carolina University
Other

Education

University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Education)

East Carolina University (MEd)

East Carolina University (Other)

Knowledgeable and Attentive

Ms. Mary has been working with my child for several sessions in the area's of ELA and math. She is very attentive to his needs and is focused on improving his weaknesses. I strongly feel Ms. Mary's years of educational experience enables her to incorporate my son's strengths during her tutoring. I appreciate that he is more positive in his capabilities and that he is becoming more confident in

— Kasie, Jacksonville, NC on 4/11/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

The rates may change, based upon student needs. Adults who are interested in academic support for collegiate level classes will be charged $45 per hour.

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 5 miles of Jacksonville, NC 28540.