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Martha M.

15+ Years Meeting Individual Students' Needs

15+ Years Meeting Individual Students' Needs

$60/hour

  • 1,681 hours tutoring

About Martha


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I have extensive experience helping individual students discover and work with their unique strengths and challenges -- first for ten years as a classroom teacher in a small private school and currently as a tutor of all grade levels. I have a Master's Degree in Writing and a BA with Honors in English. So, it's no surprise that Writing, Reading, Language Arts, Grammar and Literature are the subjects I am most passionate about! I have tutored all grade levels -- first grade through college --...

I have extensive experience helping individual students discover and work with their unique strengths and challenges -- first for ten years as a classroom teacher in a small private school and currently as a tutor of all grade levels. I have a Master's Degree in Writing and a BA with Honors in English. So, it's no surprise that Writing, Reading, Language Arts, Grammar and Literature are the subjects I am most passionate about! I have tutored all grade levels -- first grade through college -- and am available to assist your student with their classroom challenges. I am also available to develop individualized assignments separate from a student's schoolwork, as your situation requires.

My biggest goal in working with students is to help them understand themselves. ALL students have amazing strengths as well as challenges. Students who need extra assistance in learning to become more confident readers and writers are the ones I feel most drawn to assist. Watching the bloom of confidence and success dawn in the faces and attitudes of my students is one of my greatest joys!

I have a lifelong love of literature (I wrote my undergraduate Honors Thesis on Shakespeare!) that assists me in making reading fun and engaging for students. I am also passionate about helping students who struggle with writing assignments (be they paragraph, essay or research paper) to create a process that feels manageable and do-able. This often requires an approach as individual as each student. Addressing a student's true individual needs is my specialty!

Tutoring is my full-time gig, so I have maximum flexibility in scheduling sessions. My tutoring calendar tends to fill quickly, however. So, arranging an on-going tutoring time as early in the school year as possible is key. I am available to discuss your student's particular needs prior to scheduling a session, if you would like. I am also happy to provide references to any prospective parents who may be interested.


Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA with Honors in English
National University
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have ten years of teaching high school English and ten years of tutoring add up to work with students ranging from elementary to college. Grammar and essay writing are my specialties!
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have ten years of teaching high school English and ten years of tutoring add up to work with students ranging from elementary to college. Grammar and essay writing are my specialties!
Homeschool,

Homeschool

My qualifications to work with homeschool students begin with the 10 years I spent teaching high school English in a very small private high school (never more than 25 total students) in Virginia. This school's program was created and developed by a homeschool parent and was based on teaching in a home environment. At that time, I also created a separate series of classes on Shakespeare for homeschool students. More recently I have tutored homeschool elementary-aged students.
Reading,

Reading

I have worked with all elementary grade levels in reading comprehension and fluency as a tutor for the past seven years. Helping students to read fluently for meaning and main ideas is my area of strength and focus.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I was a high school teacher in a small private high school (The Living Education Center, Charlottesville, Virginia) for 10 years. I have been (for the past six years) and continue to be a tutor at A Step Ahead Academic Center in Clemmons, NC. Many of the students I have worked with have needed help organizing their work and developing good study habits. Combined, I have over 15 years of experience working in this area.
Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I spent ten years as a high school English teacher and have been working as a tutor for over eight years. I specialize in assisting students with their written expression, including work on grammar issues. I have, as well, assisted students in raising their ACT English score with the application of practical, doable strategies.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have helped students prepare for the ACT exam by offering them specific reading strategies geared to the expectations of the ACT. Consequently, students have seen a significant rise in their scores. Ten years of teaching high school English and subsequent years of tutoring have provided me the necessary experience and expertise to assist individual students prepare for the ACT exam.
English,

English

I taught high school English for 10 years and have worked as a tutor for students ranging from elementary to college. My specialties are assisting students with reading and writing challenges, especially grammar and essay construction.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have ten years of teaching high school English and ten years of tutoring add up to work with students ranging from elementary to college. Grammar and essay writing are my specialties!
Literature,

Literature

I have a degree in English with Honors from UNC-Chapel Hill. I taught High School English for 10 years. I worked extensively with Shakespeare as classroom teacher and theater director. I published a compendium of advice for "on your feet " work with Shakespeare's plays.
Reading,

Reading

I have worked with all elementary grade levels in reading comprehension and fluency as a tutor for the past seven years. Helping students to read fluently for meaning and main ideas is my area of strength and focus.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I spent ten years teaching high school English and have specialized in tutoring students in grammar, reading and writing since that time. I have helped students raise their ACT and SAT scores in both reading and writing (English on the ACT) with practical, doable strategies.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

After ten years as a high school English teacher, I began working as a tutor, specializing in grammar, reading and writing. Along with working with both high school and college students to help them improve their writing skills and grammar knowledge, I prepped students for the SAT, assisting them in raising their scores significantly.
Writing,

Writing

I taught high school English for 10 years. I published a book on working in the classroom with the plays of Shakespeare. I have specialized in assisting elementary school through college students with developing solid, productive writing habits and skills for 15+ years.
Proofreading, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

World History

Homeschool

English,

English

I taught high school English for 10 years and have worked as a tutor for students ranging from elementary to college. My specialties are assisting students with reading and writing challenges, especially grammar and essay construction.
Reading,

Reading

I have worked with all elementary grade levels in reading comprehension and fluency as a tutor for the past seven years. Helping students to read fluently for meaning and main ideas is my area of strength and focus.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I spent ten years teaching high school English and have specialized in tutoring students in grammar, reading and writing since that time. I have helped students raise their ACT and SAT scores in both reading and writing (English on the ACT) with practical, doable strategies.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I was a high school teacher in a small private high school (The Living Education Center, Charlottesville, Virginia) for 10 years. I have been (for the past six years) and continue to be a tutor at A Step Ahead Academic Center in Clemmons, NC. Many of the students I have worked with have needed help organizing their work and developing good study habits. Combined, I have over 15 years of experience working in this area.
Writing,

Writing

I taught high school English for 10 years. I published a book on working in the classroom with the plays of Shakespeare. I have specialized in assisting elementary school through college students with developing solid, productive writing habits and skills for 15+ years.
Spelling

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English,

English

I taught high school English for 10 years and have worked as a tutor for students ranging from elementary to college. My specialties are assisting students with reading and writing challenges, especially grammar and essay construction.
Reading,

Reading

I have worked with all elementary grade levels in reading comprehension and fluency as a tutor for the past seven years. Helping students to read fluently for meaning and main ideas is my area of strength and focus.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I was a high school teacher in a small private high school (The Living Education Center, Charlottesville, Virginia) for 10 years. I have been (for the past six years) and continue to be a tutor at A Step Ahead Academic Center in Clemmons, NC. Many of the students I have worked with have needed help organizing their work and developing good study habits. Combined, I have over 15 years of experience working in this area.
Writing

Writing

I taught high school English for 10 years. I published a book on working in the classroom with the plays of Shakespeare. I have specialized in assisting elementary school through college students with developing solid, productive writing habits and skills for 15+ years.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I was a high school teacher in a small private high school (The Living Education Center, Charlottesville, Virginia) for 10 years. I have been (for the past six years) and continue to be a tutor at A Step Ahead Academic Center in Clemmons, NC. Many of the students I have worked with have needed help organizing their work and developing good study habits. Combined, I have over 15 years of experience working in this area.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I was a high school teacher in a small private high school (The Living Education Center, Charlottesville, Virginia) for 10 years. I have been (for the past six years) and continue to be a tutor at A Step Ahead Academic Center in Clemmons, NC. Many of the students I have worked with have needed help organizing their work and developing good study habits. Combined, I have over 15 years of experience working in this area.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I have worked with all elementary grade levels in reading comprehension and fluency as a tutor for the past seven years. Helping students to read fluently for meaning and main ideas is my area of strength and focus.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I was a high school teacher in a small private high school (The Living Education Center, Charlottesville, Virginia) for 10 years. I have been (for the past six years) and continue to be a tutor at A Step Ahead Academic Center in Clemmons, NC. Many of the students I have worked with have needed help organizing their work and developing good study habits. Combined, I have over 15 years of experience working in this area.
Writing

Writing

I taught high school English for 10 years. I published a book on working in the classroom with the plays of Shakespeare. I have specialized in assisting elementary school through college students with developing solid, productive writing habits and skills for 15+ years.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I spent ten years as a high school English teacher and have been working as a tutor for over eight years. I specialize in assisting students with their written expression, including work on grammar issues. I have, as well, assisted students in raising their ACT English score with the application of practical, doable strategies.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have helped students prepare for the ACT exam by offering them specific reading strategies geared to the expectations of the ACT. Consequently, students have seen a significant rise in their scores. Ten years of teaching high school English and subsequent years of tutoring have provided me the necessary experience and expertise to assist individual students prepare for the ACT exam.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I spent ten years teaching high school English and have specialized in tutoring students in grammar, reading and writing since that time. I have helped students raise their ACT and SAT scores in both reading and writing (English on the ACT) with practical, doable strategies.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

After ten years as a high school English teacher, I began working as a tutor, specializing in grammar, reading and writing. Along with working with both high school and college students to help them improve their writing skills and grammar knowledge, I prepped students for the SAT, assisting them in raising their scores significantly.

Ratings and Reviews


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“I never learned so much in such a short time..”

...that’s what my son said today. Thank you Martha for helping him in writing essays and giving him confidence in a subject that is not his favorite.

Eveline, 14 lessons with Martha

The best writing tutor ever

Martha has been a godsend for my 9-year-old daughters. They've been taking writing classes with her for the past 9 months and she has helped transform their writing - they were OK writers before and now they are amazing! She makes writing interesting and fun, and they eagerly look forward to their sessions and very happily spend hours writing their homework assignments after each class. They are really interested in fiction writing and have produced some incredible stories over the past few weeks. Martha has helped them with the overall conception of these stories, narrative arcs, punctuation (taking out their comma splices), and grammar, and the finished work has been outstanding. She has also helped them hone their essay writing skills, and they write with confidence and clarity now. I'd highly recommend Martha as a writing tutor and have done so in person to many friends and relatives with children!

Sophia, 73 lessons with Martha

Excellent tutor

Martha does a super job, she is flexible and fair. Great tutor for my son. He actually asked for the lessons to be longer!

Lana, 66 lessons with Martha

Impressed and grateful

Martha has a really wonderful way with my reluctant 10 year old writer! She is patient and thoughtful as she helps guide him to build skills and confidence. It is a real relief to have her on the team right now.

Carolyn, 21 lessons with Martha

Excellent tutor

Martha does a super job, she is flexible and fair. Great tutor for my son. He actually asked for the lessons to be longer!

Lana, 66 lessons with Martha

Look no further!

Martha has been helping my daughter for over a year now with writing assignments and grammar. Before finding her, we had gone through many writing tutors for both English and History and while most were okay, Martha has far exceeded our expectations. She’s truly amazing and my daughter has become a much stronger writer because of her!

Sherry, 27 lessons with Martha

Professional, kind and efficient tutor for my fourth grader.

Miss Martha is a terrific instructor. Writing is very difficult, and teaching it to a ten year old is even harder! Martha's patience and clarity make this subject pleasant and interesting. I cannot recommend her more highly based on our experience so far.

Adrienne, 19 lessons with Martha

Very detailed and knowledgeable tutor

Very, very helpful reviewing research paper! Suggestions and edits made all the difference to help my son submit a much better assigned research paper!! I will definitely be using Martha again.

Amy, 1 lesson with Martha

Excellent tutor

Martha does a super job, she is flexible and fair. Great tutor for my son.

Lana, 66 lessons with Martha
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$60/hour

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Response time: 2 hours