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.
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 thrilled that such a qualified person is helping my ADD son transition to college!Charlotte, 14 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, 243 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
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
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, 34 lessons with Martha
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
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 problemsChynita, 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, 31 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
Response time: 39 minutes