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Mary P.

M. Ed. English Instructor: Reading, Writing, Editing, and Testing

M. Ed. English Instructor: Reading, Writing, Editing, and Testing

$50/hour

  • 136 hours tutoring

About Mary


Bio

Hello! I'm Mary, your witty and engaging A-la-Carte Tutor.

I will plan lessons to meet your specific needs and learning style. I tutor English Composition, Literature, ESL, Creative, Research, and Technical Writing, Proofreading, Editing, Study Review, and Test-taking skills at high school and college-level.

I'm dedicated and passionate about tutoring one-on-one in a safe and caring learning environment. Lessons are customized to meet core curriculum standards and to develop and enhance...

Hello! I'm Mary, your witty and engaging A-la-Carte Tutor.

I will plan lessons to meet your specific needs and learning style. I tutor English Composition, Literature, ESL, Creative, Research, and Technical Writing, Proofreading, Editing, Study Review, and Test-taking skills at high school and college-level.

I'm dedicated and passionate about tutoring one-on-one in a safe and caring learning environment. Lessons are customized to meet core curriculum standards and to develop and enhance analytical / critical thinking skills in reading, writing, and testing.

My credentials are: M.ED. in Higher Education from Dallas Baptist University (GPA: 4.0), Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in English and Nutrition (GPA: 4.0), Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Britain, and member of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society. TESL and Grammar Certification.

With a combined seven years of teaching and tutoring experience, I currently teach English Composition and Literature classes at Cedar Valley College, both on campus and online. Previously, I taught GED Grammar and Writing to adult learners at Literacy House. Furthermore, I volunteer teach advanced-level ESL to a diverse group of internationals at a local church.

Education opens and expands our worldview, and I believe in helping you or your child succeed and "Escalate to Excellence."


Education

Dallas Baptist University
Multidisciplinary St
Dallas Baptist University
MEd

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Arlington, TX 76017
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/19/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

When do you use the pronouns "I" or "me" and "who" or "whom"? The rules of English grammar are both simple and complex; the mechanics of grammar and punctuation can be tricky and confusing for both native English and ESL speakers. I can teach you how to navigate the rules and mechanics of grammar and punctuation to check/correct common errors like incorrect pronoun case, subject-verb agreement, and comma splices, and to spot uncommon errors like faulty parallelism. Also, I will coach you how and when to use active verbs and semi-colons to write more vividly and concisely to ace your essay or test.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a high-achieving university graduate with a 4.0 GPA, I have written more than a hundred papers, at least twenty-five research essays, and aced all my classes. I believe the difference between mediocrity and superiority is editing the format and flow of your writing, and proofreading for mechanical errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Yes, I know it's tedious, but do you know how rewarding it is to learn how to edit and proofread your own writing? I can teach you how to catch common and unusual errors, and how to manually proof-read your papers, so you can succeed and excel in all classes.
ESL/ESOL

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

When do you use the pronouns "I" or "me" and "who" or "whom"? The rules of English grammar are both simple and complex; the mechanics of grammar and punctuation can be tricky and confusing for both native English and ESL speakers. I can teach you how to navigate the rules and mechanics of grammar and punctuation to check/correct common errors like incorrect pronoun case, subject-verb agreement, and comma splices, and to spot uncommon errors like faulty parallelism. Also, I will coach you how and when to use active verbs and semi-colons to write more vividly and concisely to ace your essay or test.
Reading,

Reading

My tutoring experience includes teaching phonics and whole language to children and adults with reading challenges. Consequently, my students read more fluently, confidently, and with style and expression! Furthermore, I teach students how to read with a critical "eye" and analyze literary works by authors such as Twain, Melville, Poe, Tennyson, and the quintessential Shakespeare. You can improve your test scores dramatically by reading critically.
Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

English has become the global language of education, business, and technology; thus, I believe it's essential that we learn how to communicate effectively in English. As an English major, I think that mastering the complexities and nuances of the English language, as well as the mechanics of grammar, punctuation, and spelling, will enhance your reading and writing skills. My tutoring style utilizes multiple modes of learning, and involves lighting-up both creative and analytical sides of your brain. As a result, I have helped to improve the testing scores of my students and to elevate their levels of confidence.
Grammar,

Grammar

When do you use the pronouns "I" or "me" and "who" or "whom"? The rules of English grammar are both simple and complex; the mechanics of grammar and punctuation can be tricky and confusing for both native English and ESL speakers. I can teach you how to navigate the rules and mechanics of grammar and punctuation to check/correct common errors like incorrect pronoun case, subject-verb agreement, and comma splices, and to spot uncommon errors like faulty parallelism. Also, I will coach you how and when to use active verbs and semi-colons to write more vividly and concisely to ace your essay or test.
Literature,

Literature

What's the difference between an allegory and allusion, and between alliteration and assonance? I can teach you what the literary terms mean and provide examples in works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama. I've mastered upper-level English courses in American, British, and World Literature, Global Drama, East Asian and Shakespearean Studies. My tutoring experience includes teaching high school and college students how to read works of American, British, and Global authors critically. Furthermore, I enable my students to interpret, critique, and understand Shakespeare's complex arcane language.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a high-achieving university graduate with a 4.0 GPA, I have written more than a hundred papers, at least twenty-five research essays, and aced all my classes. I believe the difference between mediocrity and superiority is editing the format and flow of your writing, and proofreading for mechanical errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Yes, I know it's tedious, but do you know how rewarding it is to learn how to edit and proofread your own writing? I can teach you how to catch common and unusual errors, and how to manually proof-read your papers, so you can succeed and excel in all classes.
Reading,

Reading

My tutoring experience includes teaching phonics and whole language to children and adults with reading challenges. Consequently, my students read more fluently, confidently, and with style and expression! Furthermore, I teach students how to read with a critical "eye" and analyze literary works by authors such as Twain, Melville, Poe, Tennyson, and the quintessential Shakespeare. You can improve your test scores dramatically by reading critically.
Writing,

Writing

How do you write a powerful thesis statement to state your viewpoint? How do you structure and organize the flow of your ideas? How do you transition from one paragraph to the next? Whether it's an explicatory, persuasive, speech, or research paper, I will teach you to harness "the power of three" to outline, develop and support your viewpoint effectively. Students will use rhetorical techniques to persuade with clarity, accuracy, and relevancy, citing examples from history, literature, and real-life experiences. Moreover, I will teach you how to grab the reader's attention, move with style, and finish with a concise conclusion to max your performance in school and at work!
ESL/ESOL, SAT Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

What are the fundamental differences between Messianic law for the chosen few and the promise of the New Covenant for all believers of the Messiah? Why did Jesus teach by parables and paradoxes? I have successfully completed college-level survey courses in the history and philosophy of the Old and the New Testament. Additionally, I have participated in Q & A Bible Study sessions on the Synoptic Gospels, Paul's epistles to the founding churches, and his pastoral letters. In my teaching, I believe in filtering all universal truths through the lens of Christian revelation. More importantly, I teach students to interpret challenging scriptural verses by comparing and cross-referencing with other verses and books in the Bible.

Homeschool

English,

English

English has become the global language of education, business, and technology; thus, I believe it's essential that we learn how to communicate effectively in English. As an English major, I think that mastering the complexities and nuances of the English language, as well as the mechanics of grammar, punctuation, and spelling, will enhance your reading and writing skills. My tutoring style utilizes multiple modes of learning, and involves lighting-up both creative and analytical sides of your brain. As a result, I have helped to improve the testing scores of my students and to elevate their levels of confidence.
Reading,

Reading

My tutoring experience includes teaching phonics and whole language to children and adults with reading challenges. Consequently, my students read more fluently, confidently, and with style and expression! Furthermore, I teach students how to read with a critical "eye" and analyze literary works by authors such as Twain, Melville, Poe, Tennyson, and the quintessential Shakespeare. You can improve your test scores dramatically by reading critically.
Writing,

Writing

How do you write a powerful thesis statement to state your viewpoint? How do you structure and organize the flow of your ideas? How do you transition from one paragraph to the next? Whether it's an explicatory, persuasive, speech, or research paper, I will teach you to harness "the power of three" to outline, develop and support your viewpoint effectively. Students will use rhetorical techniques to persuade with clarity, accuracy, and relevancy, citing examples from history, literature, and real-life experiences. Moreover, I will teach you how to grab the reader's attention, move with style, and finish with a concise conclusion to max your performance in school and at work!
ESL/ESOL, SAT Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

English,

English

English has become the global language of education, business, and technology; thus, I believe it's essential that we learn how to communicate effectively in English. As an English major, I think that mastering the complexities and nuances of the English language, as well as the mechanics of grammar, punctuation, and spelling, will enhance your reading and writing skills. My tutoring style utilizes multiple modes of learning, and involves lighting-up both creative and analytical sides of your brain. As a result, I have helped to improve the testing scores of my students and to elevate their levels of confidence.
Reading,

Reading

My tutoring experience includes teaching phonics and whole language to children and adults with reading challenges. Consequently, my students read more fluently, confidently, and with style and expression! Furthermore, I teach students how to read with a critical "eye" and analyze literary works by authors such as Twain, Melville, Poe, Tennyson, and the quintessential Shakespeare. You can improve your test scores dramatically by reading critically.
Writing,

Writing

How do you write a powerful thesis statement to state your viewpoint? How do you structure and organize the flow of your ideas? How do you transition from one paragraph to the next? Whether it's an explicatory, persuasive, speech, or research paper, I will teach you to harness "the power of three" to outline, develop and support your viewpoint effectively. Students will use rhetorical techniques to persuade with clarity, accuracy, and relevancy, citing examples from history, literature, and real-life experiences. Moreover, I will teach you how to grab the reader's attention, move with style, and finish with a concise conclusion to max your performance in school and at work!
ESL/ESOL

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

What are the fundamental differences between Messianic law for the chosen few and the promise of the New Covenant for all believers of the Messiah? Why did Jesus teach by parables and paradoxes? I have successfully completed college-level survey courses in the history and philosophy of the Old and the New Testament. Additionally, I have participated in Q & A Bible Study sessions on the Synoptic Gospels, Paul's epistles to the founding churches, and his pastoral letters. In my teaching, I believe in filtering all universal truths through the lens of Christian revelation. More importantly, I teach students to interpret challenging scriptural verses by comparing and cross-referencing with other verses and books in the Bible.
ESL/ESOL

Summer

Reading,

Reading

My tutoring experience includes teaching phonics and whole language to children and adults with reading challenges. Consequently, my students read more fluently, confidently, and with style and expression! Furthermore, I teach students how to read with a critical "eye" and analyze literary works by authors such as Twain, Melville, Poe, Tennyson, and the quintessential Shakespeare. You can improve your test scores dramatically by reading critically.
Writing,

Writing

How do you write a powerful thesis statement to state your viewpoint? How do you structure and organize the flow of your ideas? How do you transition from one paragraph to the next? Whether it's an explicatory, persuasive, speech, or research paper, I will teach you to harness "the power of three" to outline, develop and support your viewpoint effectively. Students will use rhetorical techniques to persuade with clarity, accuracy, and relevancy, citing examples from history, literature, and real-life experiences. Moreover, I will teach you how to grab the reader's attention, move with style, and finish with a concise conclusion to max your performance in school and at work!
ESL/ESOL

Test Preparation

SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


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4.7 (45 ratings)
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4 star
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3 star
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2 star
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1 star
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Reviews


Writing

Mary is an amazing instructor. On short notice, she provided me with assistance with reorganizing my essay. She is very kind and compassionate. I would highly recommend her to any students to include adult students enrolled in college.

Pat, 1 lesson with Mary

Patient dedicated Tutor

Mary is teaching my son his phonics and math. He will be entering first grade she is very patient with him and helping him to use critical thinking. She's works very well with him

Shaunte, 6 lessons with Mary

Sweet, kind, and helpful

How to write a strong commentary and select appropriate concrete details. She is sweet, kind, helpful, knowledgeable and approachable. We highly highly recommend her for your child.

Enzo, 2 lessons with Mary

Knowledgeable and excellent tutor.

Mary has been working with my daughter to get ready for her English Staar test. Each lesson they have been working on reviewing and actually taking samples of the test. My daughter is now very confident in taking the test. Thank you Mary!

Karla , 3 lessons with Mary

Mary is very knowledgeable, encouraging and gets right to the point.

Mary helped my son to see what he could do to improve his writing. He said her tutoring was helpful to him.

Gwen, 4 lessons with Mary

Excellent, attentive, and very professional!!!

Five stars!!!! Thank you for all your help. Mary was extremely patient with me. She was tough, but very fair. She allowed me to learn, through self-correction.

Joe, 5 lessons with Mary

Excellent Teacher

My needs were difficult because they were all over the place with different levels of reading, writing and grammar. It was difficult to find a tutor that could meet my needs and propel me into a better education. In a short amount of time I was reading very well every day, I was amazed! Mary holds me accountable for the lesson plans and homework that she gives me, yet she is always encouraging and has a 'you can do it' attitude. All of my skills have improved greatly and I continue to work with Mary as she is going to prepare me for my GED. I never dreamed that would be possible before and now it is. I feel so blessed to have found her as my tutor/teacher/friend. I believe Mary would be a great tutor for any age individual.

Billy, 4 lessons with Mary

Best Tutor

My daughter improved after she followed instruction from you. Thanks for your patient to keep track with her lessons and also plan future lesson ahead.

Tam, 3 lessons with Mary

$50/hour

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$50/hour

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