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Marlene M.

English Tutor - Writing, Organization, Editing - Essays, Books, Talks

English Tutor - Writing, Organization, Editing - Essays, Books, Talks

$40/hour

  • 811 hours tutoring

  • Bellevue, WA 98005

About Marlene


Bio

As a tutor for Wyzant for close to seven years, I have guided students with patience and creativity as we learn correct writing, grammar, and organizational skills. My students range in ages from 4th grade through college level, and adults who might need clear communication skills for work. My tutoring is directed to help the individualized student needs. The goal is to learn through completion of an assignment, whether it be through school or one we create. Students have been pleased with...

As a tutor for Wyzant for close to seven years, I have guided students with patience and creativity as we learn correct writing, grammar, and organizational skills. My students range in ages from 4th grade through college level, and adults who might need clear communication skills for work. My tutoring is directed to help the individualized student needs. The goal is to learn through completion of an assignment, whether it be through school or one we create. Students have been pleased with my teaching skills that build the knowledge and confidence they need to write on their own.

Other specialties include:
- Guiding college-bound students in writing unique and compelling essays for their entrance applications.

- Working with professionals to improve their message for papers, presentations, and even emails.

- Editing and content feedback for novels.

- Speaking presentations at school and at work.

With more than 10 years of experience in technical and nontechnical writing, including computer software instructions, online help files, public relation material, and newsletters. My degree a in English from the University of California at Berkeley, where I wrote literary and research papers. After graduation, I wrote for corporations and nonprofits. In addition, I have experience with public speaking through a local Toastmasters Club and from speaking at public events. I enjoy finding the right teaching style and curriculum to help each student through their needs and to improve their skills.

I have traveled to a few countries around the world, so I have an understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment when working with students from different cultures and can do so as long as there is a basic understanding of the English language.

My students enjoy my patient and creative teaching style. I enjoy working with many learning and personality types. Please read my reviews under "Student Feedback" to see what others have said about my tutoring.

Special Note: My education and experience do not enable me to tutor talented students in special education or help in ESL for second language students.

Meeting Policy: Before arranging a day and time to meet, there must be payment information registered with Wyzant; it is their policy. They do not charge anything until we have a lesson. The first few lessons in a library or coffee shop that is convenient for both of us. Later lessons can be done in a home. My hours are flexible. My travel range is a 6-mile radius due to traffic and time constraints unless special arrangements are made. Should you not be sure if you want to use my tutor my tutoring services, you can have a 30-minute in-person "get-to-know-me" introduction for $10. Also, I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, which means a charge if you cancel in less than that time so please keep that in mind when you make an appointment.

If you need a patient and creative teacher to improve yours or your student's writing skills or an oral presentation, please contact me. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you through Wyzant.


Education

UC Berkeley
English

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Bellevue, WA 98005
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/2/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

As a technical writer, I used Microsoft Word to create documentation. Currently, I use Word to create letters, marketing material with simple graphics and tables for every day uses. This software is also useful for creating temporary files to then cut-and-paste into other programs, such as Publisher or Office PowerPoint.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I can assist with public speaking tools. I have experience as a Toastmasters member and a natural love and talent for speaking in front of groups. I have spoken at many nonprofit events for audiences of 50-300, and had a year of standup training for computer classes.

Computer

General Computer,

General Computer

I would say everyone has a different definition of general computer knowledge. My knowledge is based on several years as a technical writer of applications, networks and the UNIX operating system. My current knowledge is based on my everyday usage of Word, Gmail, Access and other applications. I am great at helping the beginner because I can relate to that level from being a writing for end users. I work on an HP PC and an HP netbook, not out of any bias, but to keep my work parallel. I have the very basic understanding of hardware and software; for example, RAM means Random Access Memory, the memory within a computer and booting up the system basically means starting the computer.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

As a technical writer, I used Microsoft Word to create documentation. Currently, I use Word to create letters, marketing material with simple graphics and tables for every day uses. This software is also useful for creating temporary files to then cut-and-paste into other programs, such as Publisher or Office PowerPoint.

Corporate Training

General Computer,

General Computer

I would say everyone has a different definition of general computer knowledge. My knowledge is based on several years as a technical writer of applications, networks and the UNIX operating system. My current knowledge is based on my everyday usage of Word, Gmail, Access and other applications. I am great at helping the beginner because I can relate to that level from being a writing for end users. I work on an HP PC and an HP netbook, not out of any bias, but to keep my work parallel. I have the very basic understanding of hardware and software; for example, RAM means Random Access Memory, the memory within a computer and booting up the system basically means starting the computer.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have several years of experience writing essays for school subjects as well as technical material for the corporate environment. I have a B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley and six years of tutoring with an nearly perfect customer review score. I enjoy working with many different people from all areas of the world and walks of life. I am known for my creative style and patience.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

As a technical writer, I used Microsoft Word to create documentation. Currently, I use Word to create letters, marketing material with simple graphics and tables for every day uses. This software is also useful for creating temporary files to then cut-and-paste into other programs, such as Publisher or Office PowerPoint.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

My proofreading experience includes editing papers for high school and college students, and editing papers as a technical writer and a marketing writer. I have a degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley where I learned excellent skills for proof reading papers.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I can assist with public speaking tools. I have experience as a Toastmasters member and a natural love and talent for speaking in front of groups. I have spoken at many nonprofit events for audiences of 50-300, and had a year of standup training for computer classes.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have several years of experience writing essays for school subjects as well as technical material for the corporate environment. I have a B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley and six years of tutoring with an nearly perfect customer review score. I enjoy working with many different people from all areas of the world and walks of life. I am known for my creative style and patience.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is a wide topic, spreading from books, magazines, online data and many sources. It also means comprehension. You can read information and not understand it. I have read English novels, computer manuals, school texts and even comic books. They each need to be approached differently, depending on the purpose for reading each one. And, each one can add to our growth as a person.
Spelling,

Spelling

As an English major, I learned excellent spelling skills and I believe I have a talent for spelling words correctly. However, even more important is my skill in knowing the correct resource to use, such as online spell checkers and old-fashioned paper dictionaries.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

My vocabulary skills are excellent as I have an English Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and have written technical documentation for over 15 years and marketing material for nonprofits for several years. I enjoy improving a student's use of vocabulary through fun writing assignments and periodically through word games. I work hard at increasing the level of vocabulary use in writing.

English

English,

English

Experience in English comes from schooling and experience. I have both, which include a B.A. in English from University of California Berkeley and years of writing in for corporate and nonprofits. I have been tutoring for almost 6 years in writing and grammar. I bring an individual teaching skill for each student's needs. In addition, having travelled to different countries and worked with students from many different countries, I understand differences in meanings and ways of working. My skills in English are both written and oral, and include teaching organization, grammar, and most importantly confidence in achieving a student's individual goals.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have several years of experience writing essays for school subjects as well as technical material for the corporate environment. I have a B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley and six years of tutoring with an nearly perfect customer review score. I enjoy working with many different people from all areas of the world and walks of life. I am known for my creative style and patience.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

My proofreading experience includes editing papers for high school and college students, and editing papers as a technical writer and a marketing writer. I have a degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley where I learned excellent skills for proof reading papers.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I can assist with public speaking tools. I have experience as a Toastmasters member and a natural love and talent for speaking in front of groups. I have spoken at many nonprofit events for audiences of 50-300, and had a year of standup training for computer classes.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is a wide topic, spreading from books, magazines, online data and many sources. It also means comprehension. You can read information and not understand it. I have read English novels, computer manuals, school texts and even comic books. They each need to be approached differently, depending on the purpose for reading each one. And, each one can add to our growth as a person.
Spelling,

Spelling

As an English major, I learned excellent spelling skills and I believe I have a talent for spelling words correctly. However, even more important is my skill in knowing the correct resource to use, such as online spell checkers and old-fashioned paper dictionaries.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

My vocabulary skills are excellent as I have an English Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and have written technical documentation for over 15 years and marketing material for nonprofits for several years. I enjoy improving a student's use of vocabulary through fun writing assignments and periodically through word games. I work hard at increasing the level of vocabulary use in writing.
Writing

Writing

I have written all my life, starting in school as an English major. I graduated with an English degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Using my degree, I wrote marketing and technical material for corporations and for nonprofits. I now help with nonprofits, some online blogs and descriptions, and of course tutoring WyzAnt students in English. I have helped with writing assignments, assisting from the beginning with formulating a thesis to simple grammar correction. I have also helped write a speach. I have excellent grammar, organization and spelling skills. And, if there is something I do not know, I am glad to help find the correct answer.

Homeschool

English,

English

Experience in English comes from schooling and experience. I have both, which include a B.A. in English from University of California Berkeley and years of writing in for corporate and nonprofits. I have been tutoring for almost 6 years in writing and grammar. I bring an individual teaching skill for each student's needs. In addition, having travelled to different countries and worked with students from many different countries, I understand differences in meanings and ways of working. My skills in English are both written and oral, and include teaching organization, grammar, and most importantly confidence in achieving a student's individual goals.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is a wide topic, spreading from books, magazines, online data and many sources. It also means comprehension. You can read information and not understand it. I have read English novels, computer manuals, school texts and even comic books. They each need to be approached differently, depending on the purpose for reading each one. And, each one can add to our growth as a person.
Spelling,

Spelling

As an English major, I learned excellent spelling skills and I believe I have a talent for spelling words correctly. However, even more important is my skill in knowing the correct resource to use, such as online spell checkers and old-fashioned paper dictionaries.
Writing

Writing

I have written all my life, starting in school as an English major. I graduated with an English degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Using my degree, I wrote marketing and technical material for corporations and for nonprofits. I now help with nonprofits, some online blogs and descriptions, and of course tutoring WyzAnt students in English. I have helped with writing assignments, assisting from the beginning with formulating a thesis to simple grammar correction. I have also helped write a speach. I have excellent grammar, organization and spelling skills. And, if there is something I do not know, I am glad to help find the correct answer.

Most Popular

English,

English

Experience in English comes from schooling and experience. I have both, which include a B.A. in English from University of California Berkeley and years of writing in for corporate and nonprofits. I have been tutoring for almost 6 years in writing and grammar. I bring an individual teaching skill for each student's needs. In addition, having travelled to different countries and worked with students from many different countries, I understand differences in meanings and ways of working. My skills in English are both written and oral, and include teaching organization, grammar, and most importantly confidence in achieving a student's individual goals.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is a wide topic, spreading from books, magazines, online data and many sources. It also means comprehension. You can read information and not understand it. I have read English novels, computer manuals, school texts and even comic books. They each need to be approached differently, depending on the purpose for reading each one. And, each one can add to our growth as a person.
Writing

Writing

I have written all my life, starting in school as an English major. I graduated with an English degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Using my degree, I wrote marketing and technical material for corporations and for nonprofits. I now help with nonprofits, some online blogs and descriptions, and of course tutoring WyzAnt students in English. I have helped with writing assignments, assisting from the beginning with formulating a thesis to simple grammar correction. I have also helped write a speach. I have excellent grammar, organization and spelling skills. And, if there is something I do not know, I am glad to help find the correct answer.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

Reading is a wide topic, spreading from books, magazines, online data and many sources. It also means comprehension. You can read information and not understand it. I have read English novels, computer manuals, school texts and even comic books. They each need to be approached differently, depending on the purpose for reading each one. And, each one can add to our growth as a person.
Writing

Writing

I have written all my life, starting in school as an English major. I graduated with an English degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Using my degree, I wrote marketing and technical material for corporations and for nonprofits. I now help with nonprofits, some online blogs and descriptions, and of course tutoring WyzAnt students in English. I have helped with writing assignments, assisting from the beginning with formulating a thesis to simple grammar correction. I have also helped write a speach. I have excellent grammar, organization and spelling skills. And, if there is something I do not know, I am glad to help find the correct answer.

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.7 (209 ratings)
5 star
(163)
4 star
(37)
3 star
(9)
2 star
(0)
1 star
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Reviews


very patient

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 Marlene
Tutor 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 Marlene
Tutor 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 Marlene
Tutor 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!

Great English Tutor

Marlene was a great tutor and I will be using her in the near future. She provides good feedback and will assist you in helping you understand. Marlene is very responsive. Thank you for the help you provided.

Karen, 2 lessons with Marlene
Tutor responded:

Karen, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with your daughter. Marlene

Knowledgeable, patient, and caring tutor.

Marlene is a great tutor. Although we contacted her in an emergency situation, she took the time to help my daughter with her essay. Her comments helped her a lot!

Vicky, 4 lessons with Marlene

Marlene is a great instructor!

My 10-year old son really enjoyed working with Marlene and he gained a new confidence with writing. She worked extensively with him on breaking down the writing into manageable pieces and translating his thoughts into complete sentences. She also worked on paragraph structure and ensuring that he expanded the content to be more than just the bare bones. We are very glad we had Marlene come work with him and would highly recommend her as a writing tutor.

Sarah, 9 lessons with Marlene

Very helpful!

Marlene helped me edit two essays. She is very helpful in organizing ideas and helped me structure my essay! I would highly recommend seeing her for essay editing!!

Isabel, 1 lesson with Marlene
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