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Mary B.

English/writing tutor for high school & college students

English/writing tutor for high school & college students

$35/hour

  • 3 hours tutoring

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Hello! I'm Mary. I have a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in Deaf Education. I offer online tutoring in English and writing to high school and college deaf and hard of hearing students. I've always loved helping others discover their strengths and hidden talents. While studying for my master's degree in Deaf Education, I had an opportunity to tutor a deaf student who also was working on her master's degree. It was a tremendously rewarding experience. Working with her one on...

Hello! I'm Mary. I have a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in Deaf Education. I offer online tutoring in English and writing to high school and college deaf and hard of hearing students. I've always loved helping others discover their strengths and hidden talents. While studying for my master's degree in Deaf Education, I had an opportunity to tutor a deaf student who also was working on her master's degree. It was a tremendously rewarding experience. Working with her one on one, I was able to get to know her academic strengths and goals. Using this knowledge, I planned tutoring sessions to help her understand the nuances of written English. There was a marked improvement in writing skills as well as confidence level. As a bonus, her reading comprehension improved! I found what I enjoyed and what I wanted to continue doing....tutoring.

Many of the English courses I took in college focused on writing, and as a side-effect, on the way word order and grammar changes meaning. I found this aspect of the English language particularly interesting. More importantly, understanding why word order changes meaning is critical to conveying meaning accurately. I have used different methods to help students understand this. All methods center around the student's strengths and first language.

I am hard of hearing. Two of my children are either deaf or hard of hearing. Working on my master's degree has given me insight to and an understanding of the unique learning needs of deaf and hard of hearing students. Most d/hh students struggle with figurative language, idiomatic expressions, and inferences. I am able to explain these as well as the writing thought process using the student's first language, whether it be ASL, or another language, as a guide.

With new students, I like to exchange a couple emails to get to know the student, their strengths, and what they expect to gain from being tutored. Currently, I am available for online tutoring Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00am - 4:00p


Education

Sam Houston State University
English
Texas Woman's University
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

English,

English

I have a bachelors degree in English and more than six years experience teaching and tutoring students at the elementary, middle school, high school, and university levels. I understand the struggles students have with English learning and the writing process. I successfully break down the nuances of the English language and writing process in order to assist students in recognizing their own roadblocks. Using student strengths, we work together to build understanding and confidence.
Writing,

Writing

I have experience helping high school and college students improve their writing skills. I break down the writing process and use student strengths to build understanding and confidence.
Grammar, Proofreading

Homeschool

English,

English

I have a bachelors degree in English and more than six years experience teaching and tutoring students at the elementary, middle school, high school, and university levels. I understand the struggles students have with English learning and the writing process. I successfully break down the nuances of the English language and writing process in order to assist students in recognizing their own roadblocks. Using student strengths, we work together to build understanding and confidence.
Writing

Writing

I have experience helping high school and college students improve their writing skills. I break down the writing process and use student strengths to build understanding and confidence.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have a bachelors degree in English and more than six years experience teaching and tutoring students at the elementary, middle school, high school, and university levels. I understand the struggles students have with English learning and the writing process. I successfully break down the nuances of the English language and writing process in order to assist students in recognizing their own roadblocks. Using student strengths, we work together to build understanding and confidence.
Writing

Writing

I have experience helping high school and college students improve their writing skills. I break down the writing process and use student strengths to build understanding and confidence.

Special Needs

Hard of Hearing

Hard of Hearing

I have tutored deaf college students and worked in K-12 classroom settings as a substitute teacher for more than 6 years. My understanding of the thought process for written English as well as understanding the unique learning needs of deaf/hard of hearing students has allowed me to successfully guide students to be better writers. Working together with the student, I target specific elements of the English language that need to be worked on. Using the student's first language, ASL or English, I teach how word choice, word order, and grammar changes meaning. We work through examples as well as student assignments. In my experience, better writers are better readers.

Summer

Writing

Writing

I have experience helping high school and college students improve their writing skills. I break down the writing process and use student strengths to build understanding and confidence.

$35/hour

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Mary B.

$35/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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