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Mary S.

Lynchburg, VA

$30/hour

Mary S. veteran teacher English, writing, SAT/ACT Prep

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 6/18/14

$30/Hour


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Longwood College
Longwood University
MEd

Education

Longwood College

Longwood University (MEd)

About Mary

I have been an educator for 34 years. I began as a middle school English teacher, then high school, and more recently, as a library media specialist. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English and a master's degree in education. I believe my experience, subject area knowledge and my passion for teaching all combine to make me a suitable tutor for you or your child. I have tutored all ages, from kindergarten through adults. I enjoy working with others and opening doors that seem difficult to open. I am comfortable tutoring grammar, SOLs, writing, the verbal portion of the SAT, and the reading and English sections of the ACT. I have worked with students who have 504 plans and IEPs, and I have a child who was diagnosed with ADHD years ago. I have been an educator for 34 years. I began as a middle school English teacher, then high school, and more recently, as a library media specialist. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English and a master's degree in education. I believe my experience, subject area knowledge and my passion for teaching all combine to make me a suitable tutor for you or Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lynchburg, VA 24502
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
SOL, TOEFL
Language:
TOEFL
Special Needs:
ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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SAT Writing

I have tutored the verbal portion of the SAT to high school juniors for the past eight years. For the writing portion, I focus a great deal on grammar, since 70% of the writing score comes from the Identifying Sentence Errors, Improving Sentences, and Improving Paragraphs sections. For the essay itself, we work on the 5 paragraph format, as well as reviewing strategies such as taking an obvious point of view, having a strong thesis statement, and being cognizant of time constraints.

Longwood College
Longwood University
MEd

Education

Longwood College

Longwood University (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 20 miles of Lynchburg, VA 24502.