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Mary B.

Professional Author and Editor Who Can Help You Improve Your Writing

Professional Author and Editor Who Can Help You Improve Your Writing

$55/hour

  • 775 hours tutoring

  • Mahopac, NY 10541

About Mary


Bio

Are you a student who needs help developing his or her thoughts into well-written passages?

Do you need help with a paper, project, speech, or college application essay?

Are you participating in an online program where you communicate with your professor and classmates solely through writing?

Do you need help with APA formatting?

I am an experienced publishing professional and published author who is passionate about the written word. I have worked for many major publishing companies,...

Are you a student who needs help developing his or her thoughts into well-written passages?

Do you need help with a paper, project, speech, or college application essay?

Are you participating in an online program where you communicate with your professor and classmates solely through writing?

Do you need help with APA formatting?

I am an experienced publishing professional and published author who is passionate about the written word. I have worked for many major publishing companies, including Random House, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and Penguin Putnam. As an independent contractor, my clients include Highlights Magazine, the Cousteau Society, and Columbia University. Editing and proofreading are my specialties, and I am excessively patient with all ages. I earned and maintained a 4.0 GPA in my online Masters of Education courses at Ashford University. Let me help you improve your writing skills and engage your readers.


Education

Pennsylvania State University
English
Ashford University--3/4 coursework completed
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Mahopac, NY 10541
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/14/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As an experienced public speaker, I can pass along strategies to combat natural feelings of nervousness and anxiety that can accompany the act of giving a speech. During my time spent as a managing editor, I have had to present work to large groups on a regular basis. I can teach you the three "P"s of public speaking--preparation, practice, and presentation--and you'll feel comfortable speaking in front of an audience of two or two thousand.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have spent a good portion of my professional career working with grammar. As copy chief, and an independent contractor, I have a solid grasp on punctuation and word choice.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As an experienced public speaker, I can pass along strategies to combat natural feelings of nervousness and anxiety that can accompany the act of giving a speech. During my time spent as a managing editor, I have had to present work to large groups on a regular basis. I can teach you the three "P"s of public speaking--preparation, practice, and presentation--and you'll feel comfortable speaking in front of an audience of two or two thousand.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have spent a good portion of my professional career working with grammar. As copy chief, and an independent contractor, I have a solid grasp on punctuation and word choice.
Elementary Math, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

Whether you are an ELA or ESL student, I can help you gain a firm grasp on English. Grammar, spelling, word choice, and punctuation are my specific areas of expertise. Let me pass along some of what I learned as an English/Writing major at The University of Pennsylvania.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have spent a good portion of my professional career working with grammar. As copy chief, and an independent contractor, I have a solid grasp on punctuation and word choice.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As an experienced public speaker, I can pass along strategies to combat natural feelings of nervousness and anxiety that can accompany the act of giving a speech. During my time spent as a managing editor, I have had to present work to large groups on a regular basis. I can teach you the three "P"s of public speaking--preparation, practice, and presentation--and you'll feel comfortable speaking in front of an audience of two or two thousand.
Writing,

Writing

I am an experienced publishing professional and published author who is passionate about the written word. I have worked for many major publishing companies, including Random House, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and Penguin Putnam. As an independent contractor, my clients include Highlights Magazine, the Cousteau Society, and Columbia University. Editing and proofreading are my specialties, and I am excessively patient with all ages. I earned and maintained a 4.0 GPA in my online Masters of Education courses at Ashford University. Let me help you improve your writing skills and engage your readers.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

Whether you are an ELA or ESL student, I can help you gain a firm grasp on English. Grammar, spelling, word choice, and punctuation are my specific areas of expertise. Let me pass along some of what I learned as an English/Writing major at The University of Pennsylvania.
Writing,

Writing

I am an experienced publishing professional and published author who is passionate about the written word. I have worked for many major publishing companies, including Random House, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and Penguin Putnam. As an independent contractor, my clients include Highlights Magazine, the Cousteau Society, and Columbia University. Editing and proofreading are my specialties, and I am excessively patient with all ages. I earned and maintained a 4.0 GPA in my online Masters of Education courses at Ashford University. Let me help you improve your writing skills and engage your readers.
Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling

Most Popular

English,

English

Whether you are an ELA or ESL student, I can help you gain a firm grasp on English. Grammar, spelling, word choice, and punctuation are my specific areas of expertise. Let me pass along some of what I learned as an English/Writing major at The University of Pennsylvania.
Writing,

Writing

I am an experienced publishing professional and published author who is passionate about the written word. I have worked for many major publishing companies, including Random House, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and Penguin Putnam. As an independent contractor, my clients include Highlights Magazine, the Cousteau Society, and Columbia University. Editing and proofreading are my specialties, and I am excessively patient with all ages. I earned and maintained a 4.0 GPA in my online Masters of Education courses at Ashford University. Let me help you improve your writing skills and engage your readers.
Reading

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I am an experienced publishing professional and published author who is passionate about the written word. I have worked for many major publishing companies, including Random House, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and Penguin Putnam. As an independent contractor, my clients include Highlights Magazine, the Cousteau Society, and Columbia University. Editing and proofreading are my specialties, and I am excessively patient with all ages. I earned and maintained a 4.0 GPA in my online Masters of Education courses at Ashford University. Let me help you improve your writing skills and engage your readers.
GED, Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (139 ratings)
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Reviews


Great guest speaker for my college class!

Mary spoke to two of my college classes about writing and creativity as a guest speaker. My students really enjoyed hearing about Mary's background and getting their various questions answered about the writing process, working in the field of publishing, and how those intertwine with the fields of creativity and psychology. I was really impressed with Mary's background and vast knowledge about the field. I plan on inviting her as a guest speaker again to my future classes!

Ron, 1 lesson with Mary

Life Savior

I couldn't thank Mary enough for her assistance in my university application essay. She is super easy-going, patient, and knowledgable in writing. I look forward to working with Mary in the future!

Chanel, 1 lesson with Mary

She is knowledgeable, patient, and flexible.

She is me helping acquire graduate level writing skills. I love how patient she is. She is a life saver! I would definitely recommend her! She is so jovial and straightforward.

Mariah, 12 lessons with Mary

Works well on short notice

Mary did a great job on short notice. She has a wonderful personality. I will definitely seek her help in the future She is personable and knowledgeable She is patient

Deborah, 3 lessons with Mary

The Best Tutor!

Mary was just great! Totally knowledgeable, skilled, patient, easy to work with. She is also an excellent teacher. I would recommend her to anyone.

Valerie, 2 lessons with Mary

Wonderful!

Mary is a talented editor and completely knows APA format. She is also very patient and has a flexible schedule that she works around her students. I couldn't have asked for better guidance for this complex paper.

Angela, 11 lessons with Mary

Wonderful, exceptional tutor

Mary goes above and beyond as a tutor. She teaches does not just feed info and she is a fountain of knowledge. I feel so lucky to have found Mary.

Denice, 5 lessons with Mary

Phenomenal tutor!!

Mary assisted me in finalizing my senior thesis graduate paper for an ivy league school. She is very knowledgeable about the APA format, which I was having difficulty perfecting for submission to my professor who is a TOUGH critic. When I met Mary, I had felt defeated due to repeated comments from my professor about my paper. Within minutes of working with Mary, she calmed all of those fears and feelings I had by providing me with the confidence I had lost in not only how intelligent I am, but how fantastic my paper actually is. She is extremely patient and passionate with her students and does not make you feel rushed or incapable of being that A+ student. She is the type of tutor that will help you accomplish whatever it is you will be seeking out of your tutoring session. This does not mean, you should come to her unprepared, because our session would not have been as successful as it was if the two of us did not put out 100% into what we were doing. I can never thank Mary enough for the quality time she spent with me and in helping me make such huge progress with my paper. Let's just say that after submitting my final copy of the paper I had worked on with Mary, my once very critical professor was left speechless!. Trust me, you do not need to think twice in contacting Mary for tutoring, because you will not be disappointed!. THANKS AGAIN MARY!!! :)

Tiffany, 2 lessons with Mary

Very patient

Mary is a wonderful tutor, she makes you feel so comfortable, and never is in a hurry to leave. She gives you all the time you may need. I feel she could help you with any writing assignment you may have.

Karen, 10 lessons with Mary
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Response time: 43 minutes

$55/hour

Mary B.

$55/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

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

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Response time: 43 minutes