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Mary M.

Central Point, OR

$50/hour

Tutor in writing, literature, and English grammar

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 1/30/13
4.0 average from 3 ratings
Quite delightful.
— Ravinder, Happy Valley, OR on 11/29/13

$50/Hour


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About Mary

I love helping students learn to write well and feel in control not only of the English language but of their own ability to express themselves. It's a great feeling to be able to say what you really mean and feel so that your readers and listeners will understand you. As a teacher of composition and creative writing on the college level, I've had a lot of experience over the last 30 years teaching students to do this. Writing can be fun when you know how to get started. That's the key and that's what I help students do. I also like to help students who are not at ease with writing because they usually change their minds after a few hours of writing with me! I've found many poets and writers just underneath the surface of a high school or college student. I love helping students learn to write well and feel in control not only of the English language but of their own ability to express themselves. It's a great feeling to be able to say what you really mean and feel so that your Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Central Point, OR 97502
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Quite delightful."

- Ravinder, Happy Valley, OR on 11/29/13
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling

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.

ADD/ADHD

As a college English instructor, I worked with students who had ADD. Also, I homeschooled my son, who has ADD.

ASVAB

I am familiar with basic math and English and would like to help students preparing for this test.

Bible Studies

I have been involved in the study of the Bible for 35 years.

College Counseling

I am an experienced college instructor who has taught college classes for 30 years in English literature, composition, and creative writing. I've specialized in teaching creative writing, including the essay. I've also advised English majors and other students as to which college classes to choose to complete their majors and realize their goals.
I have advised students in many subjects, as well as in their college programs and choice of a major. I usually recognize those students who need special counseling, whether it be psychological, or special needs. With specialized help and support, most students can succeed.

Elementary (K-6th)

I homeschooled my children grades 2-6. I could tutor elementary subjects.

English

A command of the English language demands a knowledge of both grammar and composition. To write and speak well gives you power in the world of communication and work. I can help you understand what is expected of you when communicating, as well as how to go about it--how to write business letters, essays, essay answers for tests, reports, and research papers.

Grammar

A knowledge of correct grammar will make your writing sound professional. In addition, it's important to know how to edit your own writing. Correct grammar,usage, punctuation, and spelling are the "nuts and bolts" of writing that will help you to communicate successfully.

Literature

Reading and understanding literature will acquaint you with the world's best thinkers and artists. Because it will challenge your own thinking, you will be a better thinker and writer in all of your subjects. I can help you to read, analyze, and write about literature.

Proofreading

Proofreading can turn an amateur product into a professional one. When you finish a writing assignment or project, it is important to proofread, checking for grammatical errors, or errors in usage, punctuation, and spelling. I can proofread for you, or check your proofreading.

Reading

My expertise as a teacher of English includes reading, interpreting and analyzing literary texts. I am competent in reading and could help students comprehend, interpret and analyze texts in any subject. My tutoring method would include reading a variety of texts with the student and asking him or her questions about them.

SAT Reading

As an English teacher and editor, I am well aware of correct English vocabulary and usage. The reading section of the SAT tests this knowledge.

SAT Writing

As an English teacher and editor, I have had years of experience teaching students to write. I have graded and edited their work as well as the work of authors. I am well aware of the conventions of composition, grammar, usage, punctuation, and spelling. The writing section of the SAT test requires this knowledge.

Spelling

I hold the Ph.D. degree in English, which is based on reading and a knowledge of the written language. It has always been easy for me to spell correctly and my studies have reinforced that natural ability. This skill helps me when I teach English to students who are learning to write and read.

Writing

Teaching students to write is my specialty. If you've found it difficult before, you may be surprised to find that it can be easier and more fun than you thought. You will be able to get words on the page and express yourself in a way that clearly communicates and/or answers a question.

Suny/Buffalo
Suny/Buffalo
Master's
Suny/Buffalo
PhD

Education

Suny/Buffalo

Suny/Buffalo (Master's)

Suny/Buffalo (PhD)

Quite delightful.

I worked with Mary on SAT Prep for critical reading and writing and it was quite delightful. She provided great insight on problems I struggled with, insight only certain individuals such as her could provide. It was easy to notice her broad range of knowledge and experience with English writing, grammar, and reading as she helped me push myself to become more critical. All in all, I would definit

— Ravinder, Happy Valley, OR on 11/29/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 25 miles of Central Point, OR 97502.