SAT/ACT Expert: Plus English, Writing, Editing
SAT/ACT Expert: Plus English, Writing, Editing
Hi! I am an experienced ACT and SAT tutor, also certified to teach all ages from elementary students to adults. I have been a professor at two universities and have worked in the corporate world as a professional editor. Educational credentials: graduated summa cum laude in college and 4.0 in my Master's along with a university-wide writing award. I am an experienced professional writer and editor, and have had my own 310-page book published. I am a member of Actors Equity Association, so I...
Hi! I am an experienced ACT and SAT tutor, also certified to teach all ages from elementary students to adults. I have been a professor at two universities and have worked in the corporate world as a professional editor. Educational credentials: graduated summa cum laude in college and 4.0 in my Master's along with a university-wide writing award. I am an experienced professional writer and editor, and have had my own 310-page book published. I am a member of Actors Equity Association, so I can help with speech and pronunciation and I'm am a terrific with ESL persons at all levels and ages in both speaking and writing. You may ask for my professional resumes in either of the above-mentioned areas.
FOR MOMS: I am also a mom. Personally, I have always done very well on tests, but I fully understand how daunting they can be, especially today. I take one step at a time and all my classes are totally personalized to one student. Your child will get my undivided attention in sessions and I will do research for the books and papers and test samples that can help only your student! Your child is not a number in a class -- he or she has my full attention.
TESTS: A note about the SAT test: I am fully aware of the changes happening with the SAT, when they will be implemented and specifically what they will be. I can help with vocabulary and logic and give students clear, memorable examples. Needless to say, I have also tutored for the ACT and am familiar with Common Core.
For students: I can help with reading and comprehension. I will teach starting at your level and you will be amazed at how far you can learn and how fast! I will not overwhelm you, but I will challenge you to see how much you can learn by grasping some basics you may have missed in your education. I'm great with vocabulary and reading comprehension, terrific with essays, and extremely patient with grammar.
WRITING and EDITING: I'm highly experienced with college essays, both Common App and school-specific. I can help you overcome writer's block by asking pertinent questions. I can help professionals and college/master's students with term papers, manuscripts, essays, reports, important e-mails, resume cover letters, etc. I'll help you get better scores on tests, write and edit great essays, and turn your research paper into an A-grade project. I've also tutored elementary children in good writing skills.
RESUMES/INTERVIEW SKILLS: I've helped both college applicants and professionals write or revamp resumes that are concise and impressive job/college application tools. I work intensively with students and adults on practice interviews, speech pronunciation, and tricky interview questions. I hope you'll consider me both a friend and a tutor, and I would love to work with you to help you ace a test, get a degree, and get that job!
SUCCESSES: Recently I worked with a young man from the Middle East who was applying for a medical residency in this country. With my coaching and help with written materials, he got one of the few spots available in a teaching hospital. Additionally, one of my students received a prestigious scholarship after working extensively on interview skills.
MUSIC: I studied piano for more than 15 years and was musical director of a USO tour, playing both piano and guitar -- I have played piano onstage professionally and continue to play classical, jazz, popular, and standard music from all eras. I read and teach music and also encourage playing by ear and chording so you can "just sit down and play" as so many people would love to do!
Very experienced tutor, lighthearted and encouraging...would highly recommend. Very good rapport with my daughter, positive and encouraging. My daughter is motivated to study and learn with Mary.Hilary, 11 lessons with Mary
Great content, says Mom. Good listening, says student.
Mom: I listened in on a couple of sessions and I was quite impressed with how relevant and useful the session was, not just for SAT prep but for improving reading comprehension and writing in general. Mary provided many examples of common grammatical pitfalls and practical ways of addressing them. Many of my colleagues in the office could have benefited from the lesson. My son is learning skills that will serve him the rest of his life. Student: Mary rocks. She keeps me working to do what I need to. She listens when I ask a question and makes sure I understand the answer.Jacqueline, 18 lessons with Mary
Very Knowledgeable and gives thorough explanations
Although my son is a very good student, there's always room for improvement. Mary has identified those areas that my son needs tweaking and she explains with great detail. My son enjoys working with Mary as she is teaching him new skills which will help him tremendously when he takes the SAT.Gigi, 27 lessons with Mary
Very knowledgeable and full of ideas. Able to work with on a short notice and is very skillful in writing essays.Sylvia, 1 lesson with Mary
My son is in 8th grade; after the first class he already improved his writing. Mary has the ability to find strength and weaknesses immediately and has the knowledge on how to tackle difficulties effectively without affecting creativity. Mary is very professional and punctual. She provides lots of feedback which is every good for us parents to follow progress. Her style is vivacious and so motivating. My son and I are very happy with her; I would definitely recommend her.Frances, 8 lessons with Mary
Calmed my daughter
My daughter had her first session with Mary. Our intention was to give her a sense of calm about the PSATs. Mary did that and more. My daughter is feeling empowered and more confident about the prospect of taking the PSATs next week, and we will continue a lesson plan to prep her for the SATs!!!Vicky, 2 lessons with Mary
Five Star Tutor
Mary is a wonderful tutor. My writing and reading skills improved tremendously after she started tutoring me. Her teaching skills are suitable for all types of learners. Mary is very enthusiastic and I always have a great time learning with her. She makes English seem fun and not tedious. While teaching she uses real-world examples to make you understand the concepts better while keeping you updated on what's going on in the world. She is also helpful when you need to prepare for the SAT and the ACT.I would recommend Mary to whoever needs helps improving their English skills.Minesh, 20 lessons with Mary
Great tutor - excellent college essay advisor with superior editing skills!
We hired Mary to help our son prepare for his college interviews and with providing advice/guidance on his essays. Mary was wonderful with both! Her writing and grammar skills are top-notch and we will definitely be using her again when needed. As a communications professional, I work with many different types of writers and Mary is right up there with the best of them. She can also help with preparing for interviews (whether it be for college interviews or job-related). If you need tutoring in English, writing essays, grammar or preparing for interviews, I highly recommend Mary!Cheryl, 3 lessons with Mary
Very good Tutor
Mrs. Mary is a very patient tutor. She works in very details. Her class is structured very well. My son's piano starts from beginning level, but it is improved very quick with the help of Mrs. Mary.Yaming, 4 lessons with Mary
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