15+ Years Meeting Individual Students' Needs
15+ Years Meeting Individual Students' Needs
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.
Really smart and really nice - great communicator
I needed a tutor in a pinch. My son had an English paper which required some confidence building and brainstorming. Martha responded immediately. I was hesitant about online tutoring but it worked out very well. My son described Martha as "Really smart, really nice, very good teacher." That sounds obvious but trust me not everyone who knows a subject can teach it. I'm very grateful to Martha and will absolutely ask for her services again.Susan, 1 lesson with Martha
Martha does a super job, she is flexible and fair. Great tutor for my son.Lana, 17 lessons with Martha
Great teacher. Very patient.
Martha M. is very patient and knowledgeable. She has a lot of experience in teaching writing. I am very happy to meet her in the class. She helps me a lot in writing.Jonathan , 32 lessons with Martha
Organized knowledgeable tutor
Martha was great with our daughter. She has a great approach and is very organized. She clearly has a lot of experience and has a great teaching approach. We plan to stick with her for a while.S, 4 lessons with Martha
Quick and Thorough
I appreciate Martha for being available on short notice. I sent my paper to her the night before my assignment was due and she provided me feedback the very next morning. Her feedback was thorough and had a high level of attention to sentence structure and grammar which is exactly what I requested. I would absolutely recommend her services to others and if I'm in need of more support, she would be the first person I reach out to. Thank you, Martha!Brittany, 1 lesson with Martha
Knowledgeable in writing & skillful in tutoring
My daughter was just done the first writing class with Martha. She believes the class was really helpful in improving her writing skills and enjoyed Martha's class very much!Li, 3 lessons with Martha
Helped a lot with grammar errors and making paper sound much more professional. Was extremely helpful. Highly recommend her with working with papers. Very knowledgeable and kind.Leigh, 7 lessons with Martha
The Lesson was Great
Martha helped me understand the meaning of writing a summary and how to find good quotes for an essay. I liked how Martha was kind to explain again for something I did not understand. She was patient and I will definitely request another lesson with her.SHELLY, 9 lessons with Martha
Outstanding, patient, so helpful
Martha guided me through the finer points of a very difficult research paper. Amazing session, so patient, very clear and explanatory. Totally fantastic! 10/10 would recommend.Nehama, 2 lessons with Martha
Fantastic, Patient, and Flexible College Writing Tutor
Martha tutored my daughter twice a week for two years while she was in college. My daughter has dyslexia and the large amount of reading and writing required at her liberal arts university was daunting for her. Martha helped her to get through and understand the readings and be prepared for each class. In addition, she was an invaluable writing resource. My daughter had papers due almost every week and Martha helped her to budget her time and break the large writing assignments down into smaller pieces. She was very careful to help with outlines and resources, suggest ideas, and edit, but never write for my daughter so the work was always in her own voice. She was also extremely helpful with helping my daughter study for exams (in almost any subject!). In addition, she was flexible with her schedule and often available with very little notice. I cannot recommend Martha more highly!Carol, 245 lessons with Martha
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