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Maggie M.

Albany, NY

$35/hour

Experienced Reading, Writing, and Literature Tutor

Background check passed as of 8/16/16
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Roger Williams University
English Literature

Education

Roger Williams University (English Literature)

About Maggie

Among my friends, I'm the one everyone comes to when they need a professional email, help with an essay, or even someone to proofread their "important" texts. I also have experience tutoring with my university's tutoring program and on my own. I have worked with ESL and special needs students, as well as traditional learners during my time as tutor. I have worked with students of all ages, from third grade to college-age students, and even adults looking to continue their education or improve their writing.

I studied English Literature at Roger Williams University, and I am a total book nerd. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.61. While in school I was part of Sigma Tau Delta, which is an international English honor society. As part of Sigma Tau Delta, I was accepted to present at the 2016 convention; my talk was entitled "The Way in Which Dramatic Sequencing in Romeo and Juliet Illuminates the Role of Women in Elizabethan Society." In essence, it focused on the evidence that William Shakespeare put specific thought into which scenes followed one another, and which characters interacted at a given time. Believe it or not, it was reminiscent of the culture of Elizabethan England (when the play was written)! As part of my university's general honors program, I also presented at the 2016 Northeast Regional Honors Conference in Cambridge, MA. During that presentation I spoke about religion in 1950's America and the American playwright Eugene O'Neill, which happened to be the topic of my senior thesis.

Possibly more important, I gained practical editing and tutoring experience during my time at Roger Williams as well. I spent two years working for the Mount Hope Literary Magazine, eventually earning the title of Managing Fiction Editor and receiving an "Excellence in Literary Publishing" award from the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences. As an editor, I worked with different authors from all walks of life to help improve their short stories (and proofread along the way) and managed submissions with my team of Editorial Assistants.

In addition, I spent one year tutoring with the university writing center, adding to the experience I'd gained tutoring independently. I tutored all levels of students, including international and ESL students. I also worked as a course-specific tutor for Symbols in Literature, a classics course on the Iliad and the Odyssey, and Literature and Philosophy at Honors. Part of working at the center also included courses on teaching methods, that were more tutoring specific than those I gained in the education courses I took like Psychology of Education or Foundations of Education. So, bottom line: I will be ready to help any student!

I firmly believe anyone can learn to read difficult texts or even love reading. I like to focus on the process of learning to read for the right things, rather than just memorizing the plot of a book, because books are about more than that--they're about how they make us feel and what they can teach us.

When it comes to writing, I tend to think outside of the box. I know how difficult writing can be for many people, and in many cases, I've found that sometimes taking a new approach at the writing process can be really helpful. For example, with students we've talked through problems in a different way or even drawn a diagram to map out how they want their essay to work rather than writing a traditional outline. I like to work with my students to find what works for them, instead of opting for only traditional methods. I believe this may stem from five years of teaching religious education. My students frequently challenged my idea of the "right" way to teach, forcing me to think beyond what I now know as "formal pedagogy"

Outside of English, I love to paint and draw. I make my own greeting cards, and write letters more than many people would consider "cool," but it suits me just fine. I also come from a very large family, which is always a lot of fun, and has taught me a lot about how different people think.

I can't wait to start working with you! I'm new to Wyzant, but I've been tutoring for years! Please contact me so we can schedule our first lesson!
Among my friends, I'm the one everyone comes to when they need a professional email, help with an essay, or even someone to proofread their "important" texts. I also have experience tutoring with my university's tutoring program and on my own. I have worked with ESL and special needs students, as well as traditional learners during my time as Read more

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Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Albany, NY 12204
Background Check: Passed
Art:
Architecture
English:
Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

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Bible Studies

I taught religious education for five years, with one additional year as a classroom assistant. I taught a class of around eighteen fifth graders for four of my five years; the other year was spent with a smaller group of special needs students of different ages.

The methods I used to teach these classes varied due to size and learning style of the students. These methods ranged from creating coloring pages and hands-on exercises for the students, to reading and analyzing the bible and other religious traditions.

In addition I took religious education classes for eight years, took a "Bible as Literature" special topics course in college, and conduct my own private bible studies.

Roger Williams University
English Literature

Education

Roger Williams University (English Literature)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Maggie will travel within 15 miles of Albany, NY 12204.