Experienced Writing Tutor - Build Skills and Confidence
Experienced Writing Tutor - Build Skills and Confidence
Meeting Policy: Before arranging a day and time to meet, there must be payment information registered with Wyzant. There is no charge until we meet. I offer online lessons because of COVID, and for distance lessons. My hours are flexible, depending on both our schedules. I offer a 20-minute "get-to-know-me" talk for Free. Finally, before setting an appointment, please know that I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, which means a charge if you cancel in less than one day, illness being the...
Meeting Policy: Before arranging a day and time to meet, there must be payment information registered with Wyzant. There is no charge until we meet. I offer online lessons because of COVID, and for distance lessons. My hours are flexible, depending on both our schedules. I offer a 20-minute "get-to-know-me" talk for Free. Finally, before setting an appointment, please know that I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, which means a charge if you cancel in less than one day, illness being the exception.
If you need a patient and creative teacher to improve your student's (or your own) writing skills for school or a presentation, please contact me. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you through Wyzant.
Really helped with college essays!
I asked Marlene for help writing essays for 6 different colleges. A tall order to be sure, but fortunately Marlene is a great tutor. Over the course of several weeks, she diligently worked through each of my papers with me, pointing out grammar mistakes and giving incredibly helpful suggestions as to how I can improve the communication of my ideas in my writing overall.Rachel, 5 lessons with MarleneTutor responded:
Rachel, It was a pleasure helping you!
Three months with Marlene -- not just the last lesson
Marlene has been tutoring my 6th grade son in Language Arts two times per week for about three months. My son is "taking no prisoners" as he enters puberty. Nevertheless, Marlene has the patience of a saint and has built an unprecedented bridge to him, all online. He willingly works hard on his assignments and looks forward to his sessions with her. This is important because Language Arts is by far his weakest subject and working hard on subjects he doesn't like is not part of his "greatness". I am writing my first review now because I wanted to wait and see the results. It's great to feel you teacher is your friend, but does that translate into learning? Not always... but it did in this case. My benchmark for progress is the Reading section of the PSAT test. In just three months, my son experienced a 300% improvement in his raw reading comprehension score. Additionally, since working with her his school in class grade has stabilized from its steady decline and I feel is poised for a reversal. I have tried several tutors in Language Arts for him starting in 3rd grade. No one has ever gotten him to like reading and actually taught him how to comprehend what he is reading the way she has. My son and I wholeheartedly recommend her.Tiagan, 23 lessons with MarleneTutor responded:
Thank you for your wonderful review. I am so happy that I was able to connect with Tiagan and help him move upward. I believe half of the success came from his willingness to try unique assignments that I gave him and his clever and creative ways to get us out of any online glitches so we could continue with work. I thoroughly enjoyed Tiagan's style of learning. I hope we can have more opportunities in the future.
Marlene is an experienced speaker who can definitely help you improve your public speaking skills
Marlene gave me a few basic techniques to improve the organization around my speech and how to effectively deliver and communicate my ideas. Then we practiced and practiced and I learned so much from her, only after one meeting. I am looking forward to continuing working with Marlene and I am confident that she will help me to transform my public speaking skills.Michelle, 2 lessons with Marlene
Excellent essay tutor
Many thanks for Marlene. She is great for college essay reviews, she helped me with college application essays and an AP English Literature essay, advised for Content organization, sentence structure, and grammar.leila, 3 lessons with Marlene
Good start of online tutoring
Today is my daughter's first online writing class. Marlene is nice and worked well with Nuoyan. Will see her again.Lian, 21 lessons with Marlene
She is very patient, and provided us with a lot of useful information and advise. Very good at explaining materials for test and provide efficient directions. But at this point it is too time consuming for Gorden to take AP English language and composition by self study. So he decided not to continue. But if he wants to improve writing skills, we will come back and study with you.Peiming, 1 lesson with Marlene
Knowledgeable and conscientious
Marlene worked with me in my college essay. She helped me organize and structure my rough draft. She then worked with me to make sure my “story” didn’t overshadow my voice. I reallly enjoyed working with Marlene!Erin, 2 lessons with Marlene
Provides Follow up and Brainstorming - Great Tutor
Marlene led a great discussion with my son about his AP Lit assignment. She asked questions to help my son think about the themes and how to organize his ideas. She sent a summary and specific steps for him to follow up with her. He seemed more confident and less stressed after talking with her about the assignment.JC, 8 lessons with MarleneTutor responded:
I am pleased that JC and I were able to work through some of the first stage jitters. He is certainly not alone; even the seasoned writers go through it. I look forward to helping JC moving along to a completed essay that he feels good about.
Knowledgeable and Patient
My Mom was intimidated by computer usage but it became a requirement for her job. I found Marlene on WyzAnt and she has been an absolute lifesaver. Her patience and kindness instantly put my Mom at ease and it created a safe environment that allowed my mother to move at her own pace. I am so proud of the progress my Mom has made and I owe it to Marlene. She consistently goes above and beyond. Thank you, Marlene!Hayat, 86 lessons with MarleneTutor responded:
Hayat, Thank you for a wonderful review. I have really enjoyed working with your Mom and watching her amazing progress. She is a very smart lady who just needed to get over her fears of the different applications she needed to do on the computer for her work. I was pleased to help her with that growth, and I think she has helped me in many ways! Take care, Marlene
Expert editing advice
Wonderful editing advice and very reachable via email and phone. Marlene edited my Masters essay after I worked with another tutor to write it and she did a great job helping me a second opinion.Gia, 2 lessons with MarleneTutor responded:
Gia, Thank you for your comment. It was a pleasure helping you with a second opinion. I very much appreciated that you were direct with what edits you wanted and did not want, and worked quickly on your essay and resume so you could get them submitted soon. It was great working with you. Best of luck!