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Mary D.

Find your voice & purpose and write well!

Find your voice & purpose and write well!

$38/hour

  • Reno, NV 89503

About Mary


Bio

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...

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?


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $38
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Reno, NV 89503
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Reading

English

Reading, Writing

Homeschool

Reading, Writing

Most Popular

Reading, Writing

Summer

Reading, Writing

$38/hour

Mary D.

$38/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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