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Martha M.

15+ Years Meeting Individual Students' Needs

15+ Years Meeting Individual Students' Needs

$50/hour

  • 887 hours tutoring

  • Winston Salem, NC 27105

About Martha


Bio

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

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Winston Salem, NC 27105
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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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

Most Popular

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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Reviews


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

Fast and effective

Martha is a professional. Her response time is very fast with helpful contructive feedback. Every student should utilize her skills and insight. She is the best!

Samantha, 2 lessons with Martha

I Like Her Style!!!

I truly appreciate how patient and knowledgeable Martha is, and how she fit me into her schedule at the last minute. I was a total mess when I arrived at our tutoring session today, but Martha helped relieve my stress and gently guided me through the maze of information overload I was experiencing at the college-level. I haven't been in school since forever, but Martha was very understanding and treated me with compassion, dignity, and respect. I recommend her highly!!!

Judy, 1 lesson with Martha

Great tutor!

Martha helped me come up with a plan for researching and writing my paper. I went from feeling overwhelmed before our session to feeling excited to start writing after our session.

Karen, 7 lessons with Martha

Test Prep

Martha does a great job of helping my daughter prepare for tests and staying organized. I am happy she is working with her and feels more confident. I also like that she gives me feedback on their sessions.

Kim, 36 lessons with Martha

Awesome Feedback!

She responded very quickly and was extremely nice about working with my schedule and the feedback on my essay was really good.

Madison, 5 lessons with Martha

Knowledgeable Tutor

Martha reviewed my son's freshman English paper and worked with him on correcting his draft. She was very patient as he worked through the internet connection problems

Chynita, 1 lesson with Martha

Very Patient and Well Communicated Tutor

Mrs. Martha is very patient with my 10 year old daughter. She is willing to adjust her course to our request and gives us suggestions for our problems. We all love Mrs. Martha very much!

Jie, 42 lessons with Martha

Highly Effective Strategies

Martha's patient and effective style of tutoring not only helped to raise our daughter's ACT composite 4 points! She also helped her to raise her English score 9 points!! Thanks Martha!

Renee, 7 lessons with Martha
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Response time: 24 minutes

$50/hour

Martha M.

$50/hour

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Response time: 24 minutes