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Mary M.

Alexandria, VA

$75/hour

Experienced Tutor in Elementary, ESOL, Study Skills, and AP tests

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 9/27/15
5.0 average from 26 ratings
Instant connection with our son
— Shyam, Mc Lean, VA on 12/6/15

$75/Hour


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Mount St Mary's University
Interdisciplinary
George Washington University
Master's
Sacred Heart Univeristy
Graduate Coursework

Education

Mount St Mary's University (Interdisciplinary)

George Washington University (Master's)

Sacred Heart Univeristy (Graduate Coursework)

About Mary

I provide personalized private tutoring in the location of your choice. My subject areas ranged from elementary reading and writing to ESOL and TOEFL test preparation to general homework help and study skills to more specialized SAT and AP test preparations. I provide a leveled rate: $75 for ESOL, TOEFL, and Elementary; $85 for Study Skills and Writing; $95 for SAT and AP subject areas: SAT English, US History, Government and Politics, World History, European History, Comparative Politics, English.

I hold a bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies in American Studies from Mount Saint Mary's University and a Masters in Education in ESOL from George Washington University. I have taught in the public schools for 7 years including in Montgomery and Fairfax Counties.

Please let me know if you have any questions and if you would like to schedule a session.
I provide personalized private tutoring in the location of your choice. My subject areas ranged from elementary reading and writing to ESOL and TOEFL test preparation to general homework help and study skills to more specialized SAT and AP test preparations. I provide a leveled rate: $75 for ESOL, TOEFL, and Elementary; $85 for Study Skills and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

$75 for ESOL, TOEFL, Elementary $85 Study Skills and Writing $95 for SAT and AP subject areas

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Alexandria, VA 22304
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Instant connection with our son"

- Shyam, Mc Lean, VA on 12/6/15

"Good!"

- Yon, Mc Lean, VA on 11/25/15
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

American History

The AP United States History (APUSH) test is considered by many high school students to be THE hardest AP test. APUSH classroom teachers assign copious amounts of reading each and every week. The reading is dense, but necessary. It is very easy for a student to quickly fall behind. These long and tedious reading assignments really highlight discrepancies in students' reading comprehension skills. I have worked with APUSH students in both Fairfax, Montgomery, and in private schools who found that their classroom teacher simply could not teach everything that is necessary to score a 4 or 5. All of my students have needed extensive help with the Document Based Questions writing section which is a substantial part of the APUSH test. I feel that I am uniquely qualified to be an APUSH tutor. I hold an undergraduate degree in American Studies from Mount Saint Mary's University and I hold a Masters in Education from George Washington University. I taught in Montgomery and Fairfax counties, as well as in New Haven, CT, for 7 years. While in Connecticut, I participated in a Teaching American History grant through Sacred Heart University in partnership with Yale University. I have completed History Alive! training. I love American history and I know how to teach the subject, breaking it down into comprehensible segments, and how to make it fun since it is a passion of mine. I also know how to instruct students so they can improve their reading comprehension and writing, as well as study and test taking skills.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a master's in K-12 education from George Washington University. I taught in elementary schools for 7 years, all grades from Kindergarten through 6th grade. I hold a current teaching license.

ESL/ESOL

I love teaching ESOL students! I have my Masters in Education in ESOL and I've taught for 7 years. I have studied several languages myself, so I know how hard it can be to learn to speak, read, and write in a new language. I am qualified to tutor in all areas from elementary school students trying to improve their reading to middle school students needing help with study skills to college students working on their writing and editing. I am patience and kind and make learning fun and interesting. I have the ability to break things down right to my students' levels, so it's just challenging enough, but not overwhelming. I can help you improve your English from our very first meeting!

Government & Politics

My undergraduate degree is in American Studies. I have also taught middle school social studies. Most importantly, I love politics and current events.

Reading

I have a Masters in Education and have taught in elementary and middle schools for 9 years. I know how to teach reading from the basics in Kindergarten to more advanced levels of reading comprehension. I worked one on one with a 6th grade ESOL student in a reading intervention class for 20 minutes 2-3 times a week. In one semester, she made a year's worth of progress! I know that I can help you improve and strength your reading skills! I am available to tutor reading for elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as, adults. My specialty is working with ESOL students.

Social Studies

My undergraduate degree is in Interdisciplinary Studies, American Studies. I am certified to teach Social Studies and hold a current teaching license with this certification. I have a Masters in Education. I also took continuing education classes for two years through a Teaching American History grant with Sacred Heart University.

Study Skills

As a licensed classroom teacher, I have helped students get organized and develop time efficient study skills. I can show them exactly what they need to do to be more organized, to have more efficient time management skills, and to study more effectively. Being disorganized is one of the biggest reasons that students perform poorly. Having one central location where all of your assignments are written in and a routine of always checking that assignment book ensures that there is enough time to complete essential tasks. There are many ways to study: flashcards, studying with a partner, writing up answers to possible questions, creating art to symbolize, writing notes in an outline, visually displaying information on a giant board with color coded sections, etc. I can help student use these strategies, figure out which strategies work the best for their learning style, and how these strategies will help with recall on test day.

TOEFL

Are you studying for an upcoming TOEFL test? I can help you set up a study schedule, discuss areas of strength and weakness and develop an improvement plan, implement overall studying and test taking skills. Most TOEFL students struggle with the writing section and I can help you become a better writer and pass the test!

World History

AP World History can be a difficult class for students because it may be the first time that they have had to think like historians and write like college students. I can help your student with the multiple choice questions, the short answers, the long essay, and the extremely difficult document based question. We will create a study plan and discuss study and test taking skills that are needed for your student to earn a 4 or a 5 on the AP test.

Writing

I can help you with all stages of the writing process. I can help you select a topic and develop a strong thesis statement. I can assist you in selecting quality sources for citation to support your thesis. I will help you structure your writing so your points are organized and effective. I can edit and proofread your paper with you, so that you learn how to do it independently. I can help you on weekly writing assignments or semester long research papers. Let's get started today!

Mount St Mary's University
Interdisciplinary
George Washington University
Master's
Sacred Heart Univeristy
Graduate Coursework

Education

Mount St Mary's University (Interdisciplinary)

George Washington University (Master's)

Sacred Heart Univeristy (Graduate Coursework)

Instant connection with our son

Our son loves to read now! Amazing - he always wanted us to read to him but never wanted to read himself. Now he is totally into reading by himself. Thank you Mary!

— Shyam, Mc Lean, VA on 12/6/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

$75 for ESOL, TOEFL, Elementary $85 Study Skills and Writing $95 for SAT and AP subject areas

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 20 miles of Alexandria, VA 22304.