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Mary C.

Professional Educator with 10 years of experience and 4 Certifications

Professional Educator with 10 years of experience and 4 Certifications

$50/hour

  • West Chester, PA 19382

About Mary


Bio

I'm a talented teacher with ten years of experience in education at different levels, ranging from early intervention to teaching high school music. I have spent the majority of my time working with middle school students in all core subjects and working with students who have special needs. I have my degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education, with minors in Music and Literacy, and I'm pursuing my masters in Reading Education. I have certifications in English, History, Special...

I'm a talented teacher with ten years of experience in education at different levels, ranging from early intervention to teaching high school music. I have spent the majority of my time working with middle school students in all core subjects and working with students who have special needs. I have my degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education, with minors in Music and Literacy, and I'm pursuing my masters in Reading Education. I have certifications in English, History, Special Education, and Elementary Education. My work experience has included such prestigious schools as the Westtown School, the Benchmark School, as well as many others.

I am passionate about learning, students, and helping students learn, no matter what level, subject, or needs they might have. If you haven't been successful before, I believe there is just a different method you need to try, and I will help find that method. Together, we find your strengths so you're successful. I do my best to make learning fun and personal, and try to teach the subject matter to you in a way that YOU understand.


Education

West Chester University
Education
West Chester University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of West Chester, PA 19382
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have my PA certification in Elementary Education K-6 and have spent three of the last four years working with 6th grade students. I have had many experiences teaching elementary curriculum and elementary aged students.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have a minor in literacy and am currently pursuing my Masters in Reading with a Reading Specialist Certification. I have taken many courses on phonics, phonemic awareness, word study, and am familiar with Project Read, Read Naturally, Reading Assist, Benchmarking, etc. I have taught phonics directed reading instruction in small groups for three years in previous jobs, and I have also been an assistant teacher at the Benchmark School, which is known for its strong phonetic approach to reading.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a learning support teacher for the past four years, during which I taught an organizational and study skills/ homework/ test prep class every day for three of those years.
Elementary Math, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have my Pennsylvania certification in English. I'm passionate about language, literature, reading, and writing. I have worked in multiple Middle School English and Language Arts classrooms over the years, recently earning the Educator 500 with co-teachers for the project Poetry with Heart.
Literature, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

Music History,

Music History

I have a minor in music from the well-known West Chester University College of Music. I have taught music for four years at the Westtown School, adjunct faculty, Dept. of Applied Music, mainly in the instrumental capacity, but also in theory and history. My study of music history ranges from the modern to the pre-Baroque, when music was mainly for religious uses of song and chant. I have a a love of the subject, and have also created music webquests and unit projects on musicians and music history.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I love social studies, history, geography, and citizenship education. I have co-taught world history and ancient civilizations for three years, as well as United States history. I currently have my Social Studies Certification for the state of Pennsylvania.
American History, Geography, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have my PA certification in Elementary Education K-6 and have spent three of the last four years working with 6th grade students. I have had many experiences teaching elementary curriculum and elementary aged students.
English,

English

I have my Pennsylvania certification in English. I'm passionate about language, literature, reading, and writing. I have worked in multiple Middle School English and Language Arts classrooms over the years, recently earning the Educator 500 with co-teachers for the project Poetry with Heart.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a learning support teacher for the past four years, during which I taught an organizational and study skills/ homework/ test prep class every day for three of those years.
Reading, Spelling

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have my PA certification in Elementary Education K-6 and have spent three of the last four years working with 6th grade students. I have had many experiences teaching elementary curriculum and elementary aged students.
English,

English

I have my Pennsylvania certification in English. I'm passionate about language, literature, reading, and writing. I have worked in multiple Middle School English and Language Arts classrooms over the years, recently earning the Educator 500 with co-teachers for the project Poetry with Heart.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a learning support teacher for the past four years, during which I taught an organizational and study skills/ homework/ test prep class every day for three of those years.
Reading

Music

Music History,

Music History

I have a minor in music from the well-known West Chester University College of Music. I have taught music for four years at the Westtown School, adjunct faculty, Dept. of Applied Music, mainly in the instrumental capacity, but also in theory and history. My study of music history ranges from the modern to the pre-Baroque, when music was mainly for religious uses of song and chant. I have a a love of the subject, and have also created music webquests and unit projects on musicians and music history.
Violin

Violin

I have been a violinist for 20 years. I trained with Molly Renninger Rumsey, and performed with the Immaculata Symphony Orchestra and the West Chester University Symphony Orchestra, as well as worked as a soloist and chamber musician. I taught music for four years at the Westtown School, Department of Applied Music, adjunct faculty, and maintained a private studio in my home for 10 years.

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a learning support teacher for the past four years, during which I taught an organizational and study skills/ homework/ test prep class every day for three of those years.
Geography

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

I have a minor in literacy and am currently pursuing my Masters in Reading with a Reading Specialist Certification. I have taken many courses on phonics, phonemic awareness, word study, and am familiar with Project Read, Read Naturally, Reading Assist, Benchmarking, etc. I have taught phonics directed reading instruction in small groups for three years in previous jobs, and I have also been an assistant teacher at the Benchmark School, which is known for its strong phonetic approach to reading.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have over five years working with the special needs community as a Learning support teacher, an early intervention teacher, a high school life skills teacher, and subbing with various other special needs populations. Placements and practicums in addition to my paid working experience include: Schuylkill Elementary School: 5th grade Learning Support classroom; Elwyn-Davidson School: High school-21 Students with Autistic Spectrum and MR; Devereux-Kanner Center: Middle school aged students with Autistic Spectrum and MR; and E.T. Richardson Middle School: 5th grade Learning Support classroom. I have my PA certification in Special Education N-12, and have many ACT 48 hours spent in trainings to deepen my knowledge of this subject.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been a learning support teacher for the past four years, during which I taught an organizational and study skills/ homework/ test prep class every day for three of those years.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have my PA certification in Elementary Education K-6 and have spent three of the last four years working with 6th grade students. I have had many experiences teaching elementary curriculum and elementary aged students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a learning support teacher for the past four years, during which I taught an organizational and study skills/ homework/ test prep class every day for three of those years.
Reading

Test Preparation

Praxis

Praxis

I have taken and passed all the praxis exams required to become a certified Pennsylvania teacher, including the general math and reading, the principles of learning and teaching, the elementary education series, the special education series, English, and History. I have been given the ETS Certificate of Excellence on Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam.

$50/hour

Mary C.

$50/hour

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