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Mary P.

Teacher of thirty years makes learning fun!

Teacher of thirty years makes learning fun!

$45/hour

  • 1,041 hours tutoring

  • Georgetown, TX 78628

About Mary


Bio

This tutor enjoys teaching reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, geography and history with a variety of methods to keep the student interested and eager to succeed. Students learn vocabulary through concrete experiences. This teacher can help to build student self-esteem by meeting short term goals they learn to set for themselves. This teacher's love of books and reading is contagious. Learning vocabulary and critical reading skills for the SAT and ACT is available, too.
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This tutor enjoys teaching reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, geography and history with a variety of methods to keep the student interested and eager to succeed. Students learn vocabulary through concrete experiences. This teacher can help to build student self-esteem by meeting short term goals they learn to set for themselves. This teacher's love of books and reading is contagious. Learning vocabulary and critical reading skills for the SAT and ACT is available, too.
Such professional teaching comes from years of experience with kindergarten to high school level young people in a variety of settings. Travels from coast to coast in the USA and to Israel, Mexico, Canada, and Costa Rica have given this teacher appreciation for cultural differences in students.
This tutor's education includes: a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and English, with a lifetime Texas teacher certification in K-12 and media specialist; a Master of Science in Education Supervision and English; and a Master of Divinity.


Education

University of Texas Austin
Elementary Education
Texas A & M Kingsville
Masters
Asbury Theological Seminary
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Rate details: $40 per hour for twice a week or more
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Georgetown, TX 78628
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/9/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught all grade levels at one time or another and have enjoyed some study of Spanish. We can practice conversation in English and study grammar and the differences in Spanish and English grammar, vocabulary, etc. Actually many words in Spanish are very much like some words in English. If you need help in a different language, I can still teach you the basics of English reading, speaking, writing, etc.
Grammar,

Grammar

English was my minor for my bachelor of science and master of science degrees. Four courses I completed with an A and a B were "English 101 and 102: rhetoric and composition." My grammar was especially scrutinized when I wrote my thesis on diagnosing spelling difficulties, and when I wrote all my papers for all 90 hours of study at Asbury Theological Seminary.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I wrote a thesis for my master's degree with an English minor. I have three degrees and two of those are English minors. I wrote many, many papers for my three years at Asbury Theological Seminary to get my master of divinity. I enjoy helping students prepare for the ACT and SAT essay writing sections and their reading comprehension.l

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

English was my minor for my bachelor of science and master of science degrees. Four courses I completed with an A and a B were "English 101 and 102: rhetoric and composition." My grammar was especially scrutinized when I wrote my thesis on diagnosing spelling difficulties, and when I wrote all my papers for all 90 hours of study at Asbury Theological Seminary.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

There is a recommended basic vocabulary for every grade level in school. I teach reading comprehension which depends on good vocabulary understandings. I have three degrees and two of them had minors in English/library science. I have taught 30 years with certification to teach K-12. Often I can teach a person a mnemonic or the history of a word, prefix or suffix that will help them remember the meaning of each word.

English

English,

English

As a high school librarian, I was tutoring students regularly when they came to the library to study or do research. I have three degrees with an English minor in two of them. I helped research history and literature and biology for research papers. I enjoy working with 10th graders. I have two granddaughters who are 15 and excellent students.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught all grade levels at one time or another and have enjoyed some study of Spanish. We can practice conversation in English and study grammar and the differences in Spanish and English grammar, vocabulary, etc. Actually many words in Spanish are very much like some words in English. If you need help in a different language, I can still teach you the basics of English reading, speaking, writing, etc.
Grammar,

Grammar

English was my minor for my bachelor of science and master of science degrees. Four courses I completed with an A and a B were "English 101 and 102: rhetoric and composition." My grammar was especially scrutinized when I wrote my thesis on diagnosing spelling difficulties, and when I wrote all my papers for all 90 hours of study at Asbury Theological Seminary.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I wrote a thesis for my master's degree with an English minor. I have three degrees and two of those are English minors. I wrote many, many papers for my three years at Asbury Theological Seminary to get my master of divinity. I enjoy helping students prepare for the ACT and SAT essay writing sections and their reading comprehension.l
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

There is a recommended basic vocabulary for every grade level in school. I teach reading comprehension which depends on good vocabulary understandings. I have three degrees and two of them had minors in English/library science. I have taught 30 years with certification to teach K-12. Often I can teach a person a mnemonic or the history of a word, prefix or suffix that will help them remember the meaning of each word.

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I completed a Master of Divinity that included studies of the Bible such as the book of Mark, new Testament history, New Testament Greek, old Testament theology and the Pentateuch.
Religion

Religion

My Master of Divinity degree included studies in theology, Greek, church history, evangelism, preaching, and Biblical analysis. I have been preaching and teaching and writing Bible studies since 1998. I have been under appointment in the United Methodist Church since 1999.

Homeschool

English,

English

As a high school librarian, I was tutoring students regularly when they came to the library to study or do research. I have three degrees with an English minor in two of them. I helped research history and literature and biology for research papers. I enjoy working with 10th graders. I have two granddaughters who are 15 and excellent students.
ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I taught all grade levels at one time or another and have enjoyed some study of Spanish. We can practice conversation in English and study grammar and the differences in Spanish and English grammar, vocabulary, etc. Actually many words in Spanish are very much like some words in English. If you need help in a different language, I can still teach you the basics of English reading, speaking, writing, etc.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I taught all grade levels at one time or another and have enjoyed some study of Spanish. We can practice conversation in English and study grammar and the differences in Spanish and English grammar, vocabulary, etc. Actually many words in Spanish are very much like some words in English. If you need help in a different language, I can still teach you the basics of English reading, speaking, writing, etc.

Most Popular

English,

English

As a high school librarian, I was tutoring students regularly when they came to the library to study or do research. I have three degrees with an English minor in two of them. I helped research history and literature and biology for research papers. I enjoy working with 10th graders. I have two granddaughters who are 15 and excellent students.
ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I taught all grade levels at one time or another and have enjoyed some study of Spanish. We can practice conversation in English and study grammar and the differences in Spanish and English grammar, vocabulary, etc. Actually many words in Spanish are very much like some words in English. If you need help in a different language, I can still teach you the basics of English reading, speaking, writing, etc.

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I completed a Master of Divinity that included studies of the Bible such as the book of Mark, new Testament history, New Testament Greek, old Testament theology and the Pentateuch.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I taught all grade levels at one time or another and have enjoyed some study of Spanish. We can practice conversation in English and study grammar and the differences in Spanish and English grammar, vocabulary, etc. Actually many words in Spanish are very much like some words in English. If you need help in a different language, I can still teach you the basics of English reading, speaking, writing, etc.
Religion

Religion

My Master of Divinity degree included studies in theology, Greek, church history, evangelism, preaching, and Biblical analysis. I have been preaching and teaching and writing Bible studies since 1998. I have been under appointment in the United Methodist Church since 1999.

Summer

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I taught all grade levels at one time or another and have enjoyed some study of Spanish. We can practice conversation in English and study grammar and the differences in Spanish and English grammar, vocabulary, etc. Actually many words in Spanish are very much like some words in English. If you need help in a different language, I can still teach you the basics of English reading, speaking, writing, etc.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great tutor

Mary is excellent with my Son for English tutoring. I strongly recommend Mary. She is very patient with my Son and takes extra care.

Arun, 51 lessons with Mary

Very knowledgeable, aware of different writing styles and most of patient

Mary took the time to warn me about plagiarism and that one should mention the writer's ideas just don't use the author's words. APA style knowledge and great with hyphenated words as well commas finally watch out for wordiness. Great teacher I will always ask for Mary.

Connie, 3 lessons with Mary

Great teacher

Mary is very helpful; she is doing a wonderful job in explaining writing structure and English grammar. I am very grateful to her because I am more fluid in thoughts and my pronunciation is getting better.

Anne, 123 lessons with Mary

Granddaughter's Success

Mary identified the true issue for the student, vocabulary and not comprehension. This changes everything for my granddaughter and she really likes Mary and the visual teaching method.

Sue, 6 lessons with Mary

Disappointed

Unfortunately, Mary cancelled all of our sessions that we had booked after only two meetings. She told us she found another opportunity.

Jennifer, 2 lessons with Mary
Tutor responded:

I was disappointed, too, that the students' schedules conflicted with my other commitments scheduled. Also, I thought I was getting two new students per week but the only student scheduled couldn't meet consistently when I was free because of his extracurricular activities. In addition, I found it difficult to know what to prepare ahead of time for each lesson from four possible subjects. I felt I could not realistically do a professional job under these circumstances. I cancelled the two lessons we had scheduled four days ahead of time because I had a new family who consistently wanted tutoring every week on days I could accommodate.

Resourceful, Kind, Patient, & Sage Tutor

Mrs. Mary was the perfect fit for our 5-year-old Chinese adoptee (adopted at 2.5 years, with English being his 3rd language)! I needed professional help to assist and guide me in teaching him, because honestly, he's extremely willful and difficult at times, and he was contraindicated to participate in preschool due to being immuno-compromised. Her many years of experience as a former teacher was quite evident, and she had many "tools" to successfully teach him and prime him for reading (his weak point). She had a very gentle, kind, patient, yet firm way about her, which significantly reduced his acting out, and it was clear to me that she genuinely had a love of teaching, which has endured well past her days in the classroom. I can't say enough wonderful things about this fabulous lady, and if either of my kiddos need supplemental help with their schoolwork and I feel frustrated/lack the necessary patience and/or time to work with them, I will not hesitate to rehire our beloved Mrs. Mary again.

Kim, 35 lessons with Mary

Great tutor - conscience about classroom performance and techniques to improve

Ms. Mary is very patient and conscience with what needs to be addressed or certain exercises to get students where they need to be. You can tell she has had much teaching history and experience along with knowledge of current academic trends -- we are very pleased.

Paul , 17 lessons with Mary

Wonderful Tutor

Mrs. P is a wonderful teacher and she is very patient and understanding. My daughter respects her and loves her, and we enjoy my child's learning experience with her.

Anita, 83 lessons with Mary
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Mary P.

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