Over 100 tutoring hours

Mary T.

Raeford, NC


Tutoring to Enhance the Student's English/Reading Potential

Background check passed as of 12/22/13
4.9 average from 78 ratings
Great Learning Experience
— Erin, Laurinburg, NC on 2/1/16


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UNC-Chapel Hill


UNC-Chapel Hill (English)

About Mary

As a long-time English/Reading instructor, writer, editor, proofreader, and Communications specialist, I have the skills and the dedication to help with any writing, grammar, or reading-comprehension problem. In my work as a college-level English instructor, I've noticed that too many students fail to succeed in their English and Reading courses because they don't understand the simple basics of English grammar.

I also see every day that students lack the level of vocabulary needed to communicate intelligently and to progress in their high school and college classes. I'm a patient and devoted tutor, but I always expect my students to exceed their own expectations for themselves, and success in English begins with vocabulary.

English should be easy because, for most of us, it's our native language. However, most of us have learned it badly, and our reliance on texting and other electronic shortcuts has contributed to our language deficiencies.

Some things have to be learned and understood from the inside out. That's how I tutor students in English, Reading, and general Communications. One of my former Developmental English students at Fayetteville Technical Community College is now on a full scholarship to UNC-Chapel Hill, and his beautiful application essay surely contributed to his selection!
As a long-time English/Reading instructor, writer, editor, proofreader, and Communications specialist, I have the skills and the dedication to help with any Read more

8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Raeford, NC 28376
Background Check: Passed

"Great Learning Experience"

- Erin, Laurinburg, NC on 2/1/16

"Outstanding tutor with extensive experience and deep passion for English language!"

- Natalia, Raeford, NC on 9/23/15

"Very accommodating and patient."

- J, Fort Bragg, NC on 12/5/13
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

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Approved subjects

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• As Coordinator for Developmental English at FTCC, I strived to create an atmosphere of significance and potential for the Division’s five thousand Developmental students.
• As instructor for the I-PASS learning lab, have assisted students individually and in daily grammar workshops.
• Designed and have implemented a four-part workshop program for I-PASS students preparing for the AccuPlacer or for curriculum courses.
• Taught English as a Second Language to Asian students at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
• Received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

SAT Reading

During the past semester, I have been working primarily with students wishing to improve their AccuPlacer scores or to prepare for the SAT. I'm always interested in helping students move toward their ultimate goals.


As an English instructor, I work daily with students who need to master the essay form, as well as the use of the MLA format. Since grammar is my specialty, I feel quite comfortable with any questions pertaining to an individual paper or to the writing process itself. I began tutoring high school students when I was an eighth-grader, so I can certainly assist with college essays.

UNC-Chapel Hill


UNC-Chapel Hill (English)

Great Learning Experience — Mary is an excellent tutor. I’m a graduating senior who needed help in proofreading my college essays and on improving my college entrance exams. She helped me tremendously in increasing my SAT and ACT scores. I don’t think I would have come as far as I have without her teaching. Mary created an atmosphere that allowed me to feel comfortable and relaxed, and, at the same time, make me want to lear ...

— Erin, Laurinburg, NC on 2/1/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 25 miles of Raeford, NC 28376.