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Mary H.

Chambersburg, PA

$50/hour

Really...English can be fun! You need to know the facts.

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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About Mary

Hello! I have been teaching secondary English for 18 years and still become excited when reading Twain or analyzing a sentence. Being good at English did not happen over night. I basically had to "grow into it." Many people do not realize that not all learners achieve at the same rate and time. It is just like growing up. Some children reach their adult height at age 14 while others will not reach theirs until they are 18. Understanding subjects is the same way. Perhaps your friends understand the function of a noun, but you still do not comprehend any part of speech. That does not mean that you will be oblivious to the concepts throughout your life. It really means that you need a little help until your light bulb beams with full knowledge of the subject. The light bulb will be on dimmer for awhile; but after some tutoring sessions with my help, you will be glowing incandescently.

When I see students' light bulbs flash on, I know that I am doing my job. It is a joyous moment for me, and I like to share broad smiles with them. We all learn differently, and I like to find my students' learning preferences even before I start with the English or literature or grammar or writing. Because I have taught English for 18 years, I have accumulated many resources and learned numerous teaching strategies to help even those students who "hate" the subject. You might ask, "How can you spend time with me when you teach others?" Simple. I recently retired in June 2015, so there is plenty of time to tutor.



I attended Shippensburg University and graduated summa cum laude in secondary education, communication, with a block in writing. At my former school, I was considered the lead grammarian. Other teachers would come to me for help. Additionally, I co-published an article about a 1931 Stutz (antique automobile) in the AACA journal.

I look forward to helping you, seeing your light turn on, and sharing broad smiles with you. I do need a 24-hour notice in advance if you should decide to cancel. English is really fun. You just need to know some simple facts.
Hello! I have been teaching secondary English for 18 years and still become excited when reading Twain or analyzing a sentence. Being good at English did not happen over night. I basically had to "grow into it." Many people do not realize that not all learners achieve at the same rate and time. It is just like growing up. Some children reach their Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chambersburg, PA 17202
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
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.

Public Speaking

I graduated from Shippensburg University with a BS in Secondary Education--Communication as my "major." Communication includes English, writing, and speaking. I have taught speech to my English classes in Hagerstown, Maryland. The Core Curriculum includes speaking, which I incorporated in my lesson plans.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 20 miles of Chambersburg, PA 17202.