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Martha M.

Winston Salem, NC

$50/hour

15+ Years Meeting Individual Students' Needs

300+ Hours
5.0 average from 104 ratings
Professional, Reliable & Great with Older Students
— Charlotte, Winston Salem, NC on 9/23/16

$50/Hour


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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA with Honors in English
National University
Master's

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA with Honors in English)

National University (Master's)

About Martha

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.
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, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Winston Salem, NC 27105

"Professional, Reliable & Great with Older Students"

- Charlotte, Winston Salem, NC on 9/23/16

"Highly Effective Strategies"

- Renee, Winston Salem, NC on 6/21/17

"Focussed, Patient and Student-Centered"

- Brenda, Greensboro, NC on 5/24/17

"special tutor"

- Holly, Clemmons, NC on 3/2/17

"Amazing tutoring by Martha M"

- Ritesh, Lewis Center, OH on 1/25/17
Math:
Common Core
Art:
Art History, Film, Theater
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Common Core, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
French, Reading,
Writing
History:
American History, Art History, Classics, European History, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Common Core, Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Grammar, Homeschool,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Basketball, Football

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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

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

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.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA with Honors in English
National University
Master's

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA with Honors in English)

National University (Master's)

Professional, Reliable & Great with Older Students

Martha is very focused and easily identified areas where my son needs the most support. (He's a freshman in college.) She seems particularly skilled at helping him structure and refine his written expression, but is also giving him much-needed guidance with organizational skills. She's an excellent communicator who provides detail information after each lesson and a plan of action for the next. Am

— Charlotte, Winston Salem, NC on 9/23/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Martha will travel within 25 miles of Winston Salem, NC 27105.