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Mary H.

Austin, TX

$45/hour

Effective English tutor specializing in reading, writing and test prep

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 6/28/16

$45/Hour


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San Francisco State University
Art
University of Texas at Austin
Master's

Education

San Francisco State University (Art)

University of Texas at Austin (Master's)

About Mary

I've always loved learning, and I love to teach. I've been a tutor for about five years. I began by tutoring a middle school student from China, whom I helped with English as a Second Language two or three times per week for two years. I then helped a 6th grader from Korea improve her study skills for social studies, language arts and science classes. Both students got on the honor roll afterwards.

On the college level, I taught an editing course at UT-Austin, and I taught Essentials of College Writing in a classroom for the University of Phoenix.

At a private high school, I taught journalism, and at a public high school in Austin, I worked full-time tutoring ESL students in 10th, 11th and 12th grade who wanted to enhance their standardized test scores. As a substitute teacher in Austin ISD and Leander ISD, I taught classes in language arts, journalism, science and other subjects, and I worked with students in a special needs classroom. In the last couple of years, I've tutored elementary school students in language arts and reading through private tutoring centers, and through a joint program with Austin ISD and ACC, I also taught adult ESL classes.

I like to use a positive, holistic approach, which takes into account a student's personality, interests, background, needs and goals. I've studied how learning occurs, so I believe that rather than "stuffing" dry knowledge into a student's head regardless of learning style or needs, it's most effective to make the topic come alive by breaking it down into understandable components. I give easy-to-remember homework assignments, and I use "friendly" assessments and progress reports.
My hours are flexible. I look forward to working with you and helping you succeed!
I've always loved learning, and I love to teach. I've been a tutor for about five years. I began by tutoring a middle school student from China, whom I helped with English as a Second Language two or three times per week for two Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Austin, TX 78701
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Art:
Art Theory
English:
Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Geography, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

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.

Bible Studies

I have completed nine years of formal Bible study at Bible Study Fellowship, and I have done other in-depth Bible studies, such as Beth Moore. I have taught small groups at churches, along with preschool and elementary school Sunday school classes. I also do Bible studies on my own, and I can create lesson plans or use existing ones.

Cooking

I've been cooking since I was eight years old, and I have worked in kitchens at several restaurants, where I did prep work and baking. I have taught my nieces how to bake pies, cakes and cookies, and I use several cookbooks for children.

San Francisco State University
Art
University of Texas at Austin
Master's

Education

San Francisco State University (Art)

University of Texas at Austin (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 40 miles of Austin, TX 78701.