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Mary D.

Reno, NV

$38/hour

Find your voice & purpose and write well!

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San Francisco State University
English
University of Reno, NV
Graduate Coursework

Education

San Francisco State University (English)

University of Reno, NV (Graduate Coursework)

About Mary

If you can think, you can write well. Being able to express yourself in words is a great joy – not to mention how this skill helps you: persuade others, succeed in English at school, write a resume and cover letter for a job, apply for funding, accompany your music, tell your story, illicit emotion, sell a product, and generally speaking, just get attention, and who among us does not want attention! We all want our words to fly like a bee straight to the flower. I’d love to help you with your English/Language Arts skills.

Being able to write has been important in my life. I am a certified English teacher who has taught English in high school and college. I have used words professionally as a grant writer and songwriter. I have a B.A. degree in English from San Francisco State University and studied secondary education at UNR with 33 credits towards a master’s degree and have a few strategies up my sleeve. I would love to help you find your purpose and voice in writing. If you can think and have ideas, trust me, you can write effectively.

I will meet you where you are at in terms of reading and writing ability and tailor a curriculum around your needs. We’ll start by talking to identify some subjects in which to read and write about. Once you have things to write about, I will help you polish and activate your grammar, dazzle with good diction, punctuate (ouch!), and show you a few tricks in varied sentence structure so that your writing has rhythm. Perhaps you have a paper to write or a test to study for? I can help!

I can help you with reading skills to comprehend more or read faster. Once we have identified an area of interest, I can show you ways to read so that the words don’t cause you to stumble. I can also show you methods for annotating and summarizing to get the most out of what you read.

I am likable, patient and love teaching. I also love learning. And, I look forward to learn from you and with you. Oh, and what's on my summer reading list so far: So Be It by Sara Weeks, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. What are you reading?

If you can think, you can write well. Being able to express yourself in words is a great joy – not to mention how this skill helps you: persuade others, succeed in English at school, write a resume and cover letter for a job, apply for funding, accompany your music, tell your story, illicit emotion, sell a product, and generally speaking, just get Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Reno, NV 89503
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, IELTS, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, IELTS, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
IELTS, Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

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.

San Francisco State University
English
University of Reno, NV
Graduate Coursework

Education

San Francisco State University (English)

University of Reno, NV (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $38.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 30 miles of Reno, NV 89503.