Mary Ellen here 4U
Mary Ellen here 4U
Khashayar, 2 lessons with Mary Ellen
Response time: 9 hours
I am a retired teacher and school counselor. My entire career revolved around children and helping them be successful. Even now as a mother and grandmother I enjoy nothing more than spending time with a child to make learning fun, engaging and meaningful. Learning can be fun, engaging and self-satisfying. I like to meet the student and parents, talk about what is needed, what the goals are and do a quick assessment as to the child's strengths. Then we work from there. Since I've worked with...
I am a retired teacher and school counselor. My entire career revolved around children and helping them be successful. Even now as a mother and grandmother I enjoy nothing more than spending time with a child to make learning fun, engaging and meaningful. Learning can be fun, engaging and self-satisfying. I like to meet the student and parents, talk about what is needed, what the goals are and do a quick assessment as to the child's strengths. Then we work from there. Since I've worked with so many students in such a wide-range of subjects I have a huge wealth of information, strategies and approaches. Because of my extensive background in education as a teacher and counselor I can navigate the school system and jargon. This is particularly helpful at school meetings and special education situations. I've helped many students fill gaps in academic subjects, build confidence for achievement. Lately I've worked with students for SAT and ACT preparation and college applications. I've assisted kids catch-up after long absences from school or review difficult material. Sometimes it just helps to reteach or pre-teach complicated concepts. I have a whole collection of materials for successful study strategies for note taking, test taking, reading for meaning, time management, organization and efficient and successful learning strategies for all ages. Let me help your student now.
Lets talk together soon so we can begin the journey to successful, engaging and enjoyable learning.
Thank you for this opportunity.
Mary Ellen spent about an hour by phone and another hour in person getting to know my son, his strengths, his personality and his challenges before even starting a tutoring session. This type of commitment shows the degree to which she cares for her students and what she does. I was equally impressed at her tutoring and interpersonal skills during her session, reflecting a degree of warmth and high expectation that made an impact.Khashayar, 2 lessons with Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen is a very sweet compassionate lady. She was very patient with my very active squarmey son and really helped him feel better about reading and writting in just one lesson. We are so grateful for more lessons with mary ellen and her wonderful work that she does for my son.Christina, 1 lesson with Mary Ellen
I like the fact that Mary Ellen is highly experienced. She knows exactly what to ask my son, is patient, and no nonsense when it comes to education. Awesome woman!Howard, 2 lessons with Mary Ellen
Good at de-stressing students
My student was in a really stressful state over her repeated attempt at the SAT. Mary Ellen was great at calming her down and giving her strategies to deal with the stress. Thanks.David, 1 lesson with Mary Ellen
Highly qualified, nice tutor.
I feel very blessed to have her tutor my son. She is highly qualified, very helpful and patient. I would highly recommend her.Chao, 2 lessons with Mary Ellen
Great Tutor for my 2nd Grader
My 2nd grader attends a magnet school and was struggling to keep up with Math in the short amount of time allocated in the school day. We initially saw Mary Ellen to primarily help with Math and handwriting skills. The handwriting skills improved almost immediately, and Mary Ellen worked very hard with my daughters math teacher to find out where we needed to work. Her math teacher even commented to me that she has never worked with such a thorough tutor. She also worked with her on general study skills which is an ongoing battle for many parents and children. I feel my daughter is now able to apply some of these disciplines to 3rd grade when she starts which has a much higher homework volume. Mary Ellen was very easy to work with and thoroughly engaged my child during their time together, and I always had a good idea of where they were at after each lesson. Thanks Mary Ellen!Jeudi, 2 lessons with Mary Ellen
Delight to be around!
I needed to raise one of my SAT scores, so I started studying with Mary Ellen. I haven't received the new scores yet, but I went into the test with a new confidence. I highly recommend her!!Jordan, 1 lesson with Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen tutored my son in preparation for a standardized test. She made monotonous, boring material fun. She's very insightful and caters her lessons to your child's learning styles. My son is 13 and really liked going to his tutoring sessions. She is patient and has a great sense of humor. I would whole heartedly recommend her!Courteneay, 1 lesson with Mary Ellen
AWESOME Tutor with great communication!
My son was reluctant to go to a tutor, but he instantly felt at home with Mary Ellen. At the end of the session he was happy and motivated. He is looking forward to meeting again with Mary Ellen to gain much needed study/organizational skills that will help him achieve his goals.Kim, 2 lessons with Mary Ellen
Best Tutor Ever!
Mary-Ellen is awesome, she is an amazing tutor and she teaches you in a way where it is super easy to learn. She's super nice and warm, I feel absolutely comfortable with her. She is incredibly smart, I mean like super smart, she gets every answer right when we practiced with the practice tests. And she bakes you amazing cookies on your birthday!Tiffanie, 1 lesson with Mary EllenTutor responded:
Thank you, Tiffany! You are so sweet. It was always such a pleasure working with you and I am so proud of your accomplishments. Keep up the hard work. Never lose sight of your goal! Stay in touch too. Thanks again.
Response time: 9 hours