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Mary B.

Mahopac, NY

$55/hour

Professional Author and Editor Who Can Help You Improve Your Writing

600+ Hours
Background check passed as of 4/14/15
4.8 average from 112 ratings
Phenomenal tutor!!
— Tiffany, Spring Valley, NY on 5/7/15

$55/Hour


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

Education

Pennsylvania State University (English)

Ashford University--3/4 coursework completed (MEd)

About Mary

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.
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
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Mahopac, NY 10541
Background Check: Passed

"Phenomenal tutor!!"

- Tiffany, Spring Valley, NY on 5/7/15

"Wonderful!"

- Angela, Poughkeepsie, NY on 11/27/16

"Wonderful, exceptional tutor"

- Denice, Cortlandt Manor, NY on 11/1/16

"Very patient"

- Karen, Garrison, NY on 4/20/15

"Great Tutor"

- Lawrence, Somers, NY on 11/5/14

"A Terrific Tutor"

- Jeffrey, Brewster, NY on 7/6/14

"Brilliant tutor!"

- Rich, Patterson, NY on 4/12/14
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TAKS
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Education

Pennsylvania State University (English)

Ashford University--3/4 coursework completed (MEd)

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 f

— Tiffany, Spring Valley, NY on 5/7/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 25 miles of Mahopac, NY 10541.