Over 20 tutoring hours

Mary R.

Wilmington, NC

$40/hour

Experienced English Teacher - Professeur de francais bilingue

Background check passed as of 7/23/15
4.8 average from 12 ratings
Excellent Tutor!
— Jackie, Wilmington, NC on 1/13/15

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Duke University
French and German
French Ministry of Education - English Faculty CAPES Degree
Master's

Education

Duke University (French and German)

French Ministry of Education - English Faculty CAPES Degree (Master's)

About Mary

I am a certified High School and Junior College teacher with 18 years of experience in France and 2 years in tutoring. I enjoy offering conversation and language improvement lessons in English and French. I was Communications Manager for an international organization in Monaco for 11 years. I am personally interested in individuals and their educational needs, and I use lively interactivity to maintain interest and boost my students' confidence. I am a certified High School and Junior College teacher with 18 years of experience in France and 2 years in tutoring. I enjoy offering conversation and language improvement lessons in English and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Wilmington, NC 28412
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Jackie, Wilmington, NC on 1/13/15
Mary replied on 1/14/2015

I understand her busy schedule and look forward to assisting her for future projects and PSATs!

"Kind, patient, and eager to teach"

- Judy, Wilmington, NC on 12/13/14
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Language:
French,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I studied English during my Undergraduate and Graduate Programs. I have taught English for over 19 years and enjoy sharing my love of the language and literature with others.

French

I married into a French family, raised my three children, worked for 29 years and became a dual citizen. I spent half of my life in France: what a beautiful country and language!

Grammar

I learned a lot about analytical Grammar in European Universities (in France and Germany). I taught comparative English and French Grammar for 19 years. Understanding the technical foundations of sentence structure adds a great deal of meaning to literary works and is very useful in translation work.

Literature

As a university student, I was passionate about the different schools of literature and how they were affected by the concurrent philosophical and artistic tendencies. Literary analysis adds greatly to our understanding and appreciation of novels, plays and poetry.

Proofreading

For 11 years I worked in an international organization based in Monaco, The Crans Montana Forum. I enjoyed proofreading all sorts of documents, news articles and summaries before they went to the printer's or were put online. Years of teaching also make errors very evident to me immediately.

Reading

I am a Duke graduate with a European Masters degree in English and French literature, language and grammar. I excel in reading comprehension and enjoy finding deeper meaning in texts.

SAT Reading

I have taught Reading comprehension in High Schools for the SAT and Baccalaureate. Vocabulary enrichment is often the path to the most successful sentence completion test. I help the student fine-tune his skills in interpreting information and evaluating the effects of the language used.

SAT Writing

I have 20 years of experience in SAT and Baccalaureate writing. I help my students analyze and improve their sentence and paragraph structure. For essay writing, we work on the logical development of ideas and clear personal opinions and experiences - always keeping to the topic. I enjoy making this work interesting for my students and have had very good results with them.

TOEFL

I taught ESL to French students for 18 years and had good success in helping my students to improve in all four of the tested sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. It was a pleasure to see students advance from basic language structures to interaction in practical situations of everyday life.

Vocabulary

I have taught the 'Worldly Wise' High School vocabulary method with excellent results. Vocabulary enrichment is one of my favorite pastimes and is a lot of fun... And what a wealth of vocabulary the English language presents! Latin root words provide groups of related words stemming from nouns which are then developed into verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Looking up vocabulary words can help you to learn many synonyms and antonyms; so instead of learning ONE word, you are learning many more.

Writing

With 18 years of formal teaching and 2 years of tutoring, I have confirmed experience in sentence and paragraph structure as well as logical thought development. I was publications proofreader (in English and French) for an international organization in Monaco, so I have a definite eye for detail.

Duke University
French and German
French Ministry of Education - English Faculty CAPES Degree
Master's

Education

Duke University (French and German)

French Ministry of Education - English Faculty CAPES Degree (Master's)

Excellent Tutor! — We're seeing great progress with my daughter's writing and language arts skills -- and we're seeing them much sooner than we expected! Update 1 Dec 14: After getting our daughter's excellent report card and seeing the steady progress she continues to make in the new quarter, we are able to reduce the tutoring to every other week. This will allow her to focus more attention on her upcoming pian ...

— Jackie, Wilmington, NC on 1/13/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 15 miles of Wilmington, NC 28412.