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Mallory P.

Reading, Writing, and Testing--Expert, Effective Teacher and Tutor

Reading, Writing, and Testing--Expert, Effective Teacher and Tutor

$60/hour

  • 276 hours tutoring

  • Clinton, NJ 08809

About Mallory


Bio

I have been tutoring privately for 9 years. My experience ranges from grade 4 - college undergraduate and I have aided my past and current students in everything from writing, reading, and grammar, to study skills and SAT/ACT prep. I'm presently employed as a high school English teacher and an adjunct English professor in Central New Jersey.

As a tutor, college English professor, and a high school teacher, I am experienced with students of all ages and educational difficulties. I make...

I have been tutoring privately for 9 years. My experience ranges from grade 4 - college undergraduate and I have aided my past and current students in everything from writing, reading, and grammar, to study skills and SAT/ACT prep. I'm presently employed as a high school English teacher and an adjunct English professor in Central New Jersey.

As a tutor, college English professor, and a high school teacher, I am experienced with students of all ages and educational difficulties. I make certain each student feels comfortable in my presence and is inspired to do the best s/he can. We have fun and use relative, contemporary references to make learning interesting. Whether students need help improving grammar, writing conventions, reading comprehension, study skills, or test-taking strategies, they would do well to work with me. My proven track record with students of all ages and needs makes me an asset you shouldn't pass up!

If you're interested in learning more about my services, please send me a brief description of the student, his/her needs and background, and what first prompted your tutoring inquiry. I'd be happy to discuss how I can help.

NOTE: My summer schedule allows for more availability than is currently listed. Please contact for more information! :-)


Education

New York University
Journalism
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: *** Discount for group rates *** For maximum benefit, suggested 1.5hr-length for each SAT/ACT prep session.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Clinton, NJ 08809
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/30/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

Grammar is a real specialty of mine. I'm a stickler for using "whom" and not "who." In casual conversation I try to never split infinitives or dangle prepositions (so you can imagine how much attention I pay to such details in writing/editing). When do you use "which" instead of "that" in your descriptions? Are you using the correct subject/verb agreement? How about the correct pronoun agreement? Does your sentence reflect parallel structure? All of these questions and more make the difference between an acceptable piece of writing and an exceptional one. And they're only a few steps away.
Proofreading

Proofreading

As a former magazine editor, I've spent a great deal of time proofreading work for others. And while I find that this skill sometimes comes in handy, it is always my goal to arm students with their own set of proofreading skills for the future. By presenting a guided tour through proper proofreading marks, revision drafts, and standard questions to ask of each piece of writing before submission, my students end our proofreading sessions with a better grasp on not only how to proofread in the final stages of the writing process, but how these skills can improve writing in the early stages as well.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

Grammar is a real specialty of mine. I'm a stickler for using "whom" and not "who." In casual conversation I try to never split infinitives or dangle prepositions (so you can imagine how much attention I pay to such details in writing/editing). When do you use "which" instead of "that" in your descriptions? Are you using the correct subject/verb agreement? How about the correct pronoun agreement? Does your sentence reflect parallel structure? All of these questions and more make the difference between an acceptable piece of writing and an exceptional one. And they're only a few steps away.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

For seven years I worked with several families from a local homeschooling community, developing my own lessons as well as using the school materials and programs they requested. I found the one-on-one and small-group environment particularly conducive to progress, especially as it allowed me to base instruction on student interest. Experienced subjects include grammar, spelling, reading comprehension, and writing skills.
Reading,

Reading

Some people say they don't like to read. I understand that. I don't like math all that much. However, I do recognize the important role math plays in my everyday life and so know that I must maintain some sort of knowledge of the subject. That's the aim I have for my students. I understand that not all of them enjoy reading. However, I have often seen the importance of reading dawn on them after a few short sessions. And sometimes, reading even becomes pleasurable. As a tutor and teacher I pride myself on finding exactly what interests my students and catering to those interests while expanding their world, skills, and knowledge. I might not always get my students to love reading, but they do improve their comprehension abilities and become smarter, more aware individuals because of it.
Spelling,

Spelling

"I" doesn't always come before "e" and "y" doesn't always change to "i" when forming a plural word. The English language is tricky but with a little practice and some helpful hints, everyone can improve their spelling skills.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

To help a student's study skills, a tutor/teacher must first observe the way a student learns best. Does he/she require noise or silence while studying, reading, etc.? Does he/she like to plan before attacking a project or begin the assignment and let progress lead the way? After observation of these and other study preferences, a tutor/teacher should suggest ways in which the student will most benefit from study techniques and put together a plan specific to that student. However, it is also important for a tutor/teacher to expose the student to other options so to see if other ways of attacking these study skills work best, as sometimes different assignments require a different set of skills. Most important is to keep these skills consistent. The job of the tutor/teacher is to ensure that the student is applying the study skills to each and every assignment so that what was once practice--or even tedious additional labor--becomes secondhand and aids the student in studying.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Become exposed to a larger world with a larger vocabulary. Using basic spelling techniques, additional reading material, and the study of roots, prefixes, and suffixes, vocabulary CAN grow and I can help.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

The ACT English section requires that students have grade-appropriate knowledge of basic grammar, sentence structure, and the like. So, in addition to test-taking strategies and helpful ACT hints, my ACT English prep incorporates lessons (mini or major depending on time restrictions and need) on the English basics that often fall by the wayside, including but not limited to punctuation, sentence parts, and writing style.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Reading comprehension might not seem challenging in class or in other everyday activities (say, for example, in reading the newspaper), but standardized tests are looking for a little more than mere character names and the basic plot of any given story. Do you know what important themes are being presented? How about in nonfiction selections? Are you confident in the purpose behind each selection? Learn how to pick up on textual hints and comprehend beyond the basics in my ACT Reading review.
English,

English

English is the study of so many topics that I can't possibly cover them all in this short description. English can range from the study of grammar and writing conventions to literary elements and comprehension. Whether it's short stories or novels, anthologies or poems, biographies or journalism, the study of English is all around us. It can be broken down into its pieces (i.e. sentence/paragraph structure, figurative language, and dialect) or studied as a whole (i.e. theme and genre) and, in every way, lend to how we understand and live out our daily lives. Struggling students and reading enthusiasts alike will walk away from our sessions having gained a greater appreciation for and knowledge of the study of English. I've seen it happen.
Grammar,

Grammar

Grammar is a real specialty of mine. I'm a stickler for using "whom" and not "who." In casual conversation I try to never split infinitives or dangle prepositions (so you can imagine how much attention I pay to such details in writing/editing). When do you use "which" instead of "that" in your descriptions? Are you using the correct subject/verb agreement? How about the correct pronoun agreement? Does your sentence reflect parallel structure? All of these questions and more make the difference between an acceptable piece of writing and an exceptional one. And they're only a few steps away.
Literature,

Literature

I live for literature--classic and modern, geared toward the young and the old, set in a distant land or right here at home. With my help, students understand the basic facets of literature--from setting to theme, character to plot--as well as things like authorial intent and historical context. Students who work with me on literature are given an expansive scope of how a piece of literature came into being, why it is important, and how we, as readers, might interpret and apply it to our own lives.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a former magazine editor, I've spent a great deal of time proofreading work for others. And while I find that this skill sometimes comes in handy, it is always my goal to arm students with their own set of proofreading skills for the future. By presenting a guided tour through proper proofreading marks, revision drafts, and standard questions to ask of each piece of writing before submission, my students end our proofreading sessions with a better grasp on not only how to proofread in the final stages of the writing process, but how these skills can improve writing in the early stages as well.
Reading,

Reading

Some people say they don't like to read. I understand that. I don't like math all that much. However, I do recognize the important role math plays in my everyday life and so know that I must maintain some sort of knowledge of the subject. That's the aim I have for my students. I understand that not all of them enjoy reading. However, I have often seen the importance of reading dawn on them after a few short sessions. And sometimes, reading even becomes pleasurable. As a tutor and teacher I pride myself on finding exactly what interests my students and catering to those interests while expanding their world, skills, and knowledge. I might not always get my students to love reading, but they do improve their comprehension abilities and become smarter, more aware individuals because of it.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Sure, you know the characters' names and the basic plot of the story given you, but do you know what themes are present? How about in nonfiction selections? Are you confident in the purpose behind each selection? Learn how to pick up on textual hints and comprehend beyond the basics in my SAT Reading review.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Not only does the SAT require that a student understand basic writing conventions, but it also makes sure the student can put those conventions to use in essay form. Cover bases by breaking them down for both the multiple choice questions and the essay writing portions. Know what you're being graded on and how you can improve your score through guided practice and helpful hints.
Spelling,

Spelling

"I" doesn't always come before "e" and "y" doesn't always change to "i" when forming a plural word. The English language is tricky but with a little practice and some helpful hints, everyone can improve their spelling skills.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Become exposed to a larger world with a larger vocabulary. Using basic spelling techniques, additional reading material, and the study of roots, prefixes, and suffixes, vocabulary CAN grow and I can help.
Writing

Writing

Learning how to write a gripping introduction, how to organize your writing, and how to utilize your writer's voice are all important steps toward becoming a great writer. I cover all of this and more. Improve your essay writing skills. Understand research strategies and other pre-writing techniques. Refresh your grammar lessons.

Homeschool

English,

English

English is the study of so many topics that I can't possibly cover them all in this short description. English can range from the study of grammar and writing conventions to literary elements and comprehension. Whether it's short stories or novels, anthologies or poems, biographies or journalism, the study of English is all around us. It can be broken down into its pieces (i.e. sentence/paragraph structure, figurative language, and dialect) or studied as a whole (i.e. theme and genre) and, in every way, lend to how we understand and live out our daily lives. Struggling students and reading enthusiasts alike will walk away from our sessions having gained a greater appreciation for and knowledge of the study of English. I've seen it happen.
Reading,

Reading

Some people say they don't like to read. I understand that. I don't like math all that much. However, I do recognize the important role math plays in my everyday life and so know that I must maintain some sort of knowledge of the subject. That's the aim I have for my students. I understand that not all of them enjoy reading. However, I have often seen the importance of reading dawn on them after a few short sessions. And sometimes, reading even becomes pleasurable. As a tutor and teacher I pride myself on finding exactly what interests my students and catering to those interests while expanding their world, skills, and knowledge. I might not always get my students to love reading, but they do improve their comprehension abilities and become smarter, more aware individuals because of it.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Sure, you know the characters' names and the basic plot of the story given you, but do you know what themes are present? How about in nonfiction selections? Are you confident in the purpose behind each selection? Learn how to pick up on textual hints and comprehend beyond the basics in my SAT Reading review.
Spelling,

Spelling

"I" doesn't always come before "e" and "y" doesn't always change to "i" when forming a plural word. The English language is tricky but with a little practice and some helpful hints, everyone can improve their spelling skills.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

To help a student's study skills, a tutor/teacher must first observe the way a student learns best. Does he/she require noise or silence while studying, reading, etc.? Does he/she like to plan before attacking a project or begin the assignment and let progress lead the way? After observation of these and other study preferences, a tutor/teacher should suggest ways in which the student will most benefit from study techniques and put together a plan specific to that student. However, it is also important for a tutor/teacher to expose the student to other options so to see if other ways of attacking these study skills work best, as sometimes different assignments require a different set of skills. Most important is to keep these skills consistent. The job of the tutor/teacher is to ensure that the student is applying the study skills to each and every assignment so that what was once practice--or even tedious additional labor--becomes secondhand and aids the student in studying.
Writing

Writing

Learning how to write a gripping introduction, how to organize your writing, and how to utilize your writer's voice are all important steps toward becoming a great writer. I cover all of this and more. Improve your essay writing skills. Understand research strategies and other pre-writing techniques. Refresh your grammar lessons.

Most Popular

English,

English

English is the study of so many topics that I can't possibly cover them all in this short description. English can range from the study of grammar and writing conventions to literary elements and comprehension. Whether it's short stories or novels, anthologies or poems, biographies or journalism, the study of English is all around us. It can be broken down into its pieces (i.e. sentence/paragraph structure, figurative language, and dialect) or studied as a whole (i.e. theme and genre) and, in every way, lend to how we understand and live out our daily lives. Struggling students and reading enthusiasts alike will walk away from our sessions having gained a greater appreciation for and knowledge of the study of English. I've seen it happen.
Reading,

Reading

Some people say they don't like to read. I understand that. I don't like math all that much. However, I do recognize the important role math plays in my everyday life and so know that I must maintain some sort of knowledge of the subject. That's the aim I have for my students. I understand that not all of them enjoy reading. However, I have often seen the importance of reading dawn on them after a few short sessions. And sometimes, reading even becomes pleasurable. As a tutor and teacher I pride myself on finding exactly what interests my students and catering to those interests while expanding their world, skills, and knowledge. I might not always get my students to love reading, but they do improve their comprehension abilities and become smarter, more aware individuals because of it.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

To help a student's study skills, a tutor/teacher must first observe the way a student learns best. Does he/she require noise or silence while studying, reading, etc.? Does he/she like to plan before attacking a project or begin the assignment and let progress lead the way? After observation of these and other study preferences, a tutor/teacher should suggest ways in which the student will most benefit from study techniques and put together a plan specific to that student. However, it is also important for a tutor/teacher to expose the student to other options so to see if other ways of attacking these study skills work best, as sometimes different assignments require a different set of skills. Most important is to keep these skills consistent. The job of the tutor/teacher is to ensure that the student is applying the study skills to each and every assignment so that what was once practice--or even tedious additional labor--becomes secondhand and aids the student in studying.
Writing

Writing

Learning how to write a gripping introduction, how to organize your writing, and how to utilize your writer's voice are all important steps toward becoming a great writer. I cover all of this and more. Improve your essay writing skills. Understand research strategies and other pre-writing techniques. Refresh your grammar lessons.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

To help a student's study skills, a tutor/teacher must first observe the way a student learns best. Does he/she require noise or silence while studying, reading, etc.? Does he/she like to plan before attacking a project or begin the assignment and let progress lead the way? After observation of these and other study preferences, a tutor/teacher should suggest ways in which the student will most benefit from study techniques and put together a plan specific to that student. However, it is also important for a tutor/teacher to expose the student to other options so to see if other ways of attacking these study skills work best, as sometimes different assignments require a different set of skills. Most important is to keep these skills consistent. The job of the tutor/teacher is to ensure that the student is applying the study skills to each and every assignment so that what was once practice--or even tedious additional labor--becomes secondhand and aids the student in studying.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

To help a student's study skills, a tutor/teacher must first observe the way a student learns best. Does he/she require noise or silence while studying, reading, etc.? Does he/she like to plan before attacking a project or begin the assignment and let progress lead the way? After observation of these and other study preferences, a tutor/teacher should suggest ways in which the student will most benefit from study techniques and put together a plan specific to that student. However, it is also important for a tutor/teacher to expose the student to other options so to see if other ways of attacking these study skills work best, as sometimes different assignments require a different set of skills. Most important is to keep these skills consistent. The job of the tutor/teacher is to ensure that the student is applying the study skills to each and every assignment so that what was once practice--or even tedious additional labor--becomes secondhand and aids the student in studying.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

Some people say they don't like to read. I understand that. I don't like math all that much. However, I do recognize the important role math plays in my everyday life and so know that I must maintain some sort of knowledge of the subject. That's the aim I have for my students. I understand that not all of them enjoy reading. However, I have often seen the importance of reading dawn on them after a few short sessions. And sometimes, reading even becomes pleasurable. As a tutor and teacher I pride myself on finding exactly what interests my students and catering to those interests while expanding their world, skills, and knowledge. I might not always get my students to love reading, but they do improve their comprehension abilities and become smarter, more aware individuals because of it.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

To help a student's study skills, a tutor/teacher must first observe the way a student learns best. Does he/she require noise or silence while studying, reading, etc.? Does he/she like to plan before attacking a project or begin the assignment and let progress lead the way? After observation of these and other study preferences, a tutor/teacher should suggest ways in which the student will most benefit from study techniques and put together a plan specific to that student. However, it is also important for a tutor/teacher to expose the student to other options so to see if other ways of attacking these study skills work best, as sometimes different assignments require a different set of skills. Most important is to keep these skills consistent. The job of the tutor/teacher is to ensure that the student is applying the study skills to each and every assignment so that what was once practice--or even tedious additional labor--becomes secondhand and aids the student in studying.
Writing

Writing

Learning how to write a gripping introduction, how to organize your writing, and how to utilize your writer's voice are all important steps toward becoming a great writer. I cover all of this and more. Improve your essay writing skills. Understand research strategies and other pre-writing techniques. Refresh your grammar lessons.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

The ACT English section requires that students have grade-appropriate knowledge of basic grammar, sentence structure, and the like. So, in addition to test-taking strategies and helpful ACT hints, my ACT English prep incorporates lessons (mini or major depending on time restrictions and need) on the English basics that often fall by the wayside, including but not limited to punctuation, sentence parts, and writing style.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Reading comprehension might not seem challenging in class or in other everyday activities (say, for example, in reading the newspaper), but standardized tests are looking for a little more than mere character names and the basic plot of any given story. Do you know what important themes are being presented? How about in nonfiction selections? Are you confident in the purpose behind each selection? Learn how to pick up on textual hints and comprehend beyond the basics in my ACT Reading review.
PSAT,

PSAT

The PSAT is the first step in helping your child prepare for the SAT. Early preparation for the PSAT could help your son/daughter understand how much time and effort need be expended for the BIG test. Also, it gives you, the parent, a gauge for where your child excels or needs a little extra help. With PSAT practice, we complete a basic overview of concepts addressed--sentence completion, reading comprehension, and even minor mathematical computations. If additional help is needed post-PSAT, these preparation sessions will pinpoint specific areas in which your child needs more practice.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Sure, you know the characters' names and the basic plot of the story given you, but do you know what themes are present? How about in nonfiction selections? Are you confident in the purpose behind each selection? Learn how to pick up on textual hints and comprehend beyond the basics in my SAT Reading review.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

Not only does the SAT require that a student understand basic writing conventions, but it also makes sure the student can put those conventions to use in essay form. Cover bases by breaking them down for both the multiple choice questions and the essay writing portions. Know what you're being graded on and how you can improve your score through guided practice and helpful hints.

Ratings and Reviews


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Very patient

Mallory helped my son prepare for the Critical Reading section of the SATs. She taught him all of the strategies necessary to be successful. She emphasized key strategies again when reviewing practice tests. My son felt confident taking the SATs this past week. I would strongly recommend Mallory!

Chrissy, 8 lessons with Mallory

Adaptable to personal needs and patient

Mallory helped me with a description paper I had due. I was very nervous and hesitant about starting at all. She gave me an exercise just to get writing, and when I was intimidated by that as well, she broke it down into another simpler exercise. We went over descriptive writing in general, to make sure I understood what my school was asking. Then, we went into the assignment when I felt more comfortable, and was excited to write. It ended up where I was looking around the room, eager to describe it in a unique way and think of a different scene entirely that it reminded me of. We hardly noticed when the time was up, and she gave me a list of things that we had come up with, so that I could finish it up and turn it in. I got 100% and feel a lot more confident with descriptive writing. This was all done online, which was very helpful as I go between houses. She stayed patient no matter how frustrated I was, and was very relatable.

Anjalee , 8 lessons with Mallory

Mallory has taught my son how to like English!!

Mallory is terrific! Very accommodating and prepared for every lesson. She is the reason my son passed English II at the local community college. I HIGHLY recommend her. My son doesn't hate writing anymore!

Suzanne, 13 lessons with Mallory

Wonderful Tutor

I needed a tutor for English and reading for an exam I was taking when I found Mallory. Mallory really took time to understand what exactly I had to study for the exam. When I finally took the exam, I had noticed a big change in the way I answered questions and was able to comprehend what the questions were asking. She was very professional and worked with my schedule. She is a wonderful tutor I would recommend her to anyone that needs one for English and reading.

Nicole, 11 lessons with Mallory

Highly Reccomend Mallory!

Mallory tutored my high school senior as she prepared for her SAT's. In just 5 weeks (once a week tutoring session) Mallory was able to enhance my daughters English/writing skills enough to increase her SAT score by 100 points! Mallory also helped in editing my daughters college essay and my daughter has since been accepted to ALL 9 of the colleges she has applied to! Mallory was always very punctual and got right down to teaching. She is an excellent tutor and I will use her again for my younger children in the future.

Shannon, 7 lessons with Mallory

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