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Mary C.

ESL/ESOL Teacher

ESL/ESOL Teacher

$45/hour

  • 310 hours tutoring

  • Ashburn, VA 20147

"Excellent Tutor; one of the best I've had"

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Bio

I am a recently retired ESL/ESOL/ELL Teacher. I've taught Beginning through Advanced ESL Adult Classes for 18 years in Fairfax County and in the Spotsylvania County Adult Regional Education Programs. I have experience in teaching large classes (25 students) and small classes (10 students), and am currently teaching a smaller class (5 students) for the Loudoun County Literacy Council. The adult students in this current class present a particular challenge in that they are illiterate in their...

I am a recently retired ESL/ESOL/ELL Teacher. I've taught Beginning through Advanced ESL Adult Classes for 18 years in Fairfax County and in the Spotsylvania County Adult Regional Education Programs. I have experience in teaching large classes (25 students) and small classes (10 students), and am currently teaching a smaller class (5 students) for the Loudoun County Literacy Council. The adult students in this current class present a particular challenge in that they are illiterate in their native languages, but I'm seeing progress and loving it!

In the ELL (formerly ESOL) world, we teach four skills, usually referred to as "LORW" (Listening, Oral(Speaking), Reading, and Writing). I tailor each of these to the specific needs of my students.

I've been a guest speaker and presenter at five consecutive VAILL Conferences hosted by Marymount University (2000-2005), and a guest speaker at the 2005 Virginia State ESOL Convention in Roanoke, VA. I've actively participated in approximately 20 ESOL Certification Workshops and am certified in the Parents Educational Partners (PEP) Program, Best Plus, and TABE Testing. I've also been published and I've been interviewed by the local Fredericksburg newspaper on my successful teaching strategies that kept students coming to class! I constantly incorporate items of interest, as well as humor, since it's a well known fact that Adult ESOL Learners "vote with their feet" if their classes are not of value!

One of my most rewarding experiences in teaching ESOL has been teaching an illiterate student for four years and watching her pass her U.S. Citizenship Exam. I burst with pride every time I think of her achievement!


Education

University of Maryland
undergrad
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Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Lesson cancellation: hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/20/2012

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In our country we are an "acronym" society. I teach LROW (Listening, Reading, Oral and Writing). As a seasoned ESOL teacher, I incorporate all four areas according to the needs of my students. Of course I deviate as necessary. For example, if I realize that most of the students' needs are writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm more than capable of teaching to their particular needs. I use ESOL texts, realia, conversation issues, math manipulatives (for younger children). You name it, I do it! TU!
Grammar

Grammar

As a seasoned ESOL teacher, I incorporate all four areas (Listening,Reading, Oral & Writing (LROW) according to the needs of my students. Of course I deviate as necessary. For example, if I realize that most of the students' weaknesses are grammar and writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm capable of addressing their particular needs. I use ESOL texts, realia, conversation issues, math manipulatives (for younger children), etc. I consider grammar to be one of the most important components of the English language!

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

While I'm a recently retired adult ESOL teacher, I have tutored many young students in the past with great success. One of my fondest memories was tutoring twin girls who needed extra help throughout the school year in 3rd Grade reading. Their teacher's weekly reports reflected great progress as a result. I've taught many young (k-6) students successfully. I consider reading to be essential to all other subject areas throughout their lifetime, starting early on & continuing in k-6 studies. Please reply to this message to contact me or view my profile
Grammar,

Grammar

As a seasoned ESOL teacher, I incorporate all four areas (Listening,Reading, Oral & Writing (LROW) according to the needs of my students. Of course I deviate as necessary. For example, if I realize that most of the students' weaknesses are grammar and writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm capable of addressing their particular needs. I use ESOL texts, realia, conversation issues, math manipulatives (for younger children), etc. I consider grammar to be one of the most important components of the English language!
Reading

Reading

As a seasoned English teacher, I teach according to the needs of my students. For example, if I realize that a students' weaknesses are grammar, reading and writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm capable of addressing their particular needs. I use English texts, math manipulatives (for younger children), etc. I consider reading to be one of the most important components of the English language.

English

English,

English

In our country we are an "acronym" society. I teach LROW (Listening, Reading, Oral and Writing). As a seasoned ESOL teacher, I incorporate all four areas according to the needs of my students. Of course I deviate as necessary. For example, if I realize that most of the students' needs are writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm more than capable of teaching to their particular needs. I use ESOL texts, realia, conversation issues, math manipulatives (for younger children). You name it, I do it in English! TU!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In our country we are an "acronym" society. I teach LROW (Listening, Reading, Oral and Writing). As a seasoned ESOL teacher, I incorporate all four areas according to the needs of my students. Of course I deviate as necessary. For example, if I realize that most of the students' needs are writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm more than capable of teaching to their particular needs. I use ESOL texts, realia, conversation issues, math manipulatives (for younger children). You name it, I do it! TU!
Grammar,

Grammar

As a seasoned ESOL teacher, I incorporate all four areas (Listening,Reading, Oral & Writing (LROW) according to the needs of my students. Of course I deviate as necessary. For example, if I realize that most of the students' weaknesses are grammar and writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm capable of addressing their particular needs. I use ESOL texts, realia, conversation issues, math manipulatives (for younger children), etc. I consider grammar to be one of the most important components of the English language!
Reading

Reading

As a seasoned English teacher, I teach according to the needs of my students. For example, if I realize that a students' weaknesses are grammar, reading and writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm capable of addressing their particular needs. I use English texts, math manipulatives (for younger children), etc. I consider reading to be one of the most important components of the English language.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

While I'm a recently retired adult ESOL teacher, I have tutored many young students in the past with great success. One of my fondest memories was tutoring twin girls who needed extra help throughout the school year in 3rd Grade reading. Their teacher's weekly reports reflected great progress as a result. I've taught many young (k-6) students successfully. I consider reading to be essential to all other subject areas throughout their lifetime, starting early on & continuing in k-6 studies. Please reply to this message to contact me or view my profile
English,

English

In our country we are an "acronym" society. I teach LROW (Listening, Reading, Oral and Writing). As a seasoned ESOL teacher, I incorporate all four areas according to the needs of my students. Of course I deviate as necessary. For example, if I realize that most of the students' needs are writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm more than capable of teaching to their particular needs. I use ESOL texts, realia, conversation issues, math manipulatives (for younger children). You name it, I do it in English! TU!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In our country we are an "acronym" society. I teach LROW (Listening, Reading, Oral and Writing). As a seasoned ESOL teacher, I incorporate all four areas according to the needs of my students. Of course I deviate as necessary. For example, if I realize that most of the students' needs are writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm more than capable of teaching to their particular needs. I use ESOL texts, realia, conversation issues, math manipulatives (for younger children). You name it, I do it! TU!
Reading

Reading

As a seasoned English teacher, I teach according to the needs of my students. For example, if I realize that a students' weaknesses are grammar, reading and writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm capable of addressing their particular needs. I use English texts, math manipulatives (for younger children), etc. I consider reading to be one of the most important components of the English language.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

In our country we are an "acronym" society. I teach LROW (Listening, Reading, Oral and Writing). As a seasoned ESOL teacher, I incorporate all four areas according to the needs of my students. Of course I deviate as necessary. For example, if I realize that most of the students' needs are writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm more than capable of teaching to their particular needs. I use ESOL texts, realia, conversation issues, math manipulatives (for younger children). You name it, I do it! TU!

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

While I'm a recently retired adult ESOL teacher, I have tutored many young students in the past with great success. One of my fondest memories was tutoring twin girls who needed extra help throughout the school year in 3rd Grade reading. Their teacher's weekly reports reflected great progress as a result. I've taught many young (k-6) students successfully. I consider reading to be essential to all other subject areas throughout their lifetime, starting early on & continuing in k-6 studies. Please reply to this message to contact me or view my profile
English,

English

In our country we are an "acronym" society. I teach LROW (Listening, Reading, Oral and Writing). As a seasoned ESOL teacher, I incorporate all four areas according to the needs of my students. Of course I deviate as necessary. For example, if I realize that most of the students' needs are writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm more than capable of teaching to their particular needs. I use ESOL texts, realia, conversation issues, math manipulatives (for younger children). You name it, I do it in English! TU!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In our country we are an "acronym" society. I teach LROW (Listening, Reading, Oral and Writing). As a seasoned ESOL teacher, I incorporate all four areas according to the needs of my students. Of course I deviate as necessary. For example, if I realize that most of the students' needs are writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm more than capable of teaching to their particular needs. I use ESOL texts, realia, conversation issues, math manipulatives (for younger children). You name it, I do it! TU!
Reading

Reading

As a seasoned English teacher, I teach according to the needs of my students. For example, if I realize that a students' weaknesses are grammar, reading and writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm capable of addressing their particular needs. I use English texts, math manipulatives (for younger children), etc. I consider reading to be one of the most important components of the English language.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

In our country we are an "acronym" society. I teach LROW (Listening, Reading, Oral and Writing). As a seasoned ESOL teacher, I incorporate all four areas according to the needs of my students. Of course I deviate as necessary. For example, if I realize that most of the students' needs are writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm more than capable of teaching to their particular needs. I use ESOL texts, realia, conversation issues, math manipulatives (for younger children). You name it, I do it! TU!

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

While I'm a recently retired adult ESOL teacher, I have tutored many young students in the past with great success. One of my fondest memories was tutoring twin girls who needed extra help throughout the school year in 3rd Grade reading. Their teacher's weekly reports reflected great progress as a result. I've taught many young (k-6) students successfully. I consider reading to be essential to all other subject areas throughout their lifetime, starting early on & continuing in k-6 studies. Please reply to this message to contact me or view my profile
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In our country we are an "acronym" society. I teach LROW (Listening, Reading, Oral and Writing). As a seasoned ESOL teacher, I incorporate all four areas according to the needs of my students. Of course I deviate as necessary. For example, if I realize that most of the students' needs are writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm more than capable of teaching to their particular needs. I use ESOL texts, realia, conversation issues, math manipulatives (for younger children). You name it, I do it! TU!
Reading

Reading

As a seasoned English teacher, I teach according to the needs of my students. For example, if I realize that a students' weaknesses are grammar, reading and writing, I adjust accordingly. If I teach children, I'm capable of addressing their particular needs. I use English texts, math manipulatives (for younger children), etc. I consider reading to be one of the most important components of the English language.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (122 ratings)
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Reviews


Awesome tutor!

Great tutor, she is very fun. She makes the lessons fun and engaging. My daughter has improved a lot in her reading since starting her lessons with Mrs. Mary.

Mirna , 40 lessons with Mary

Very patient, encouraging, accommodating, and creative tutor!!!

Mary helped my son for about 4 months. We felt that he was behind with his reading and writing at the beginning of 1st grade. She helped him not only with these skills, but also with his self-confidence. She always had a bag full of activities to work on and was very open to my input when I had recommendations of what I wanted them to focus on. She was also very accommodating with our busy schedule and even brought snacks for him (when we forgot to pack one). Mary is extremely patient with young kids and I would definitely recommend her! Thanks!!!

Suzy, 11 lessons with Mary

Great tutor

Ms. Mary is very patient with my three children and handles their different needs with care. She is honest and will not hesitate to let my children know when they are not pushing themselves to their level or higher.

Julie, 35 lessons with Mary

Great Tutor!!

Even though her schedule was very tight and well planned, on second request she accepted my kid. She explained some tricks and logic regarding the solving the analogies. She is very cooperative and helpful. I would recommend Mary C. Thanks.

Vidya, 3 lessons with Mary

Excellent style especially for reluctant

Every once in a while my daughter says school is not her thing. I know staying on task and accepting feedback also are not necessarily her thing. But Ms. Mary is her thing. We had several lessons in August (and I wish we had begun earlier in the summer) and not once did my daughter complain or resist going to tutoring. Ms Mary was able to keep her engaged and learning. She has a nice positive style that draws my daughter in rather than being resistant. ms Mary selects materials individual to her interests. She adds in new concepts outside of her written material as they arise. For example my daughter referred to something incorrectly -off the top of her head ms Mary explained the proper usage and gave her a concrete tool to use. Even if my daughter does not remember each and every rule taught I know if she hears these concepts in school next year she will feel prepared.

Nancy, 12 lessons with Mary

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