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Merritt M.

Ms. M. - Certified Teacher

Ms. M. - Certified Teacher

$65/hour

  • 53 hours tutoring

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Hello! My name is Ms. M. and I can't wait to get started working with you. I am a fully certified teacher in the state of Washington, and my teaching areas include English Language Arts and Middle Level Humanities. I also specialize in college writing, and college test prep (SAT/ACT).

I started teaching as an environmental science instructor for 6th graders in the outdoors. I loved the community-minded, interactive approach to teaching, which I try to integrate into traditional education...

Hello! My name is Ms. M. and I can't wait to get started working with you. I am a fully certified teacher in the state of Washington, and my teaching areas include English Language Arts and Middle Level Humanities. I also specialize in college writing, and college test prep (SAT/ACT).

I started teaching as an environmental science instructor for 6th graders in the outdoors. I loved the community-minded, interactive approach to teaching, which I try to integrate into traditional education settings. My favorite part of teaching is seeing students use their natural curiosity to solve problems, explore new ideas, and gain greater understanding. I have taken this approach into middle and high school English classrooms, using technology and student inquiry to solve real-life problems. I take the time to get to know each students' individual learning challenges and provide specific strategies, finding that students are naturally more successful when they are engaged in the learning process.

As a tutor, I take a student-centered approach to help students build on their existing knowledge to get where they need to be. I believe in teaching reading and writing for each subject area, which helps students think like experts in the field. Wouldn't you rather become a scientist than study science? A historian rather than a student of history? This is what I hope to achieve for all my students.

At all levels of tutoring, I focus on close reading and literacy strategies so students can understand problems and questions. This results in increased understanding in all subjects. My students have shown demonstrated improvement on test scores and in grades.

I am a certified teacher for English Language Arts by the state of Washington. I have taught students in 7th grade English, 9th grade English, AP Language and Composition, and Visual Literacy, as well as tutoring students for college applications and scholarship essays. I want to help students become readers and writers so that they can learn from others and communicate thei


Education

Western Washington University
English Literature
Western Washington University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $65
  • Rate details: Cancellation fees will equal the full amount of a scheduled lesson not cancelled 12 hours in advance.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I am a certified teacher in public schools. I am familiar with Common Core standards and use them in my classrooms. I design my instruction to break down the standards into manageable skills, teach specific strategies to achieve the skills, and practice to strategies with students so they can perform the skills independently in class or for standardized tests.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored elementary school students in a variety of subjects including reading, writing, spelling, math, and science. I am a certified middle school teacher and I taught environmental science to 5th and 6th graders. I take a reading-based approach to teaching elementary school students in order to prepare them for upper grades. I prefer to teach using concrete examples, hands-on activities, and student-driven questions.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

I am a certified teacher in Washington State. My educational background includes a Masters in Teaching and a Bachelors in English Literature. I am experienced in designing lessons that align to state standards as needed, developing specific strategies to meet students' needs, and creating activities that are engaging and interactive for students. I work with both the student, family, and other teachers to ensure that homeschooled students are receiving a well-rounded education.
Reading,

Reading

Washington state certified teacher with endorsement in 6-12 language arts.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher and have been a tutor for over 10 years. I have helped numerous students with learning effective study and organizational techniques.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

Washington state certification with endorsement in 6-12 language arts.
Reading,

Reading

Washington state certified teacher with endorsement in 6-12 language arts.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I taught AP Language and Composition to junior and senior students in public school.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Washington state certified teacher. Taught AP Language and Composition to juniors and seniors in public schools.
Writing,

Writing

I am a certified English teacher, and I have taught classes at numerous levels including AP Language and Composition. In my work as a tutor, I have helped students improve their writing for a variety of situations, including test prep, college admissions, and scholarship applications.
Grammar, Vocabulary

History

Social Studies,

Social Studies

I received a Bachelors in English Literature and minor in Social Studies from an accredited university. I have taught social studies at a variety of academic levels.
World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored elementary school students in a variety of subjects including reading, writing, spelling, math, and science. I am a certified middle school teacher and I taught environmental science to 5th and 6th graders. I take a reading-based approach to teaching elementary school students in order to prepare them for upper grades. I prefer to teach using concrete examples, hands-on activities, and student-driven questions.
English,

English

Washington state certification with endorsement in 6-12 language arts.
Reading,

Reading

Washington state certified teacher with endorsement in 6-12 language arts.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I taught AP Language and Composition to junior and senior students in public school.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher and have been a tutor for over 10 years. I have helped numerous students with learning effective study and organizational techniques.
Writing,

Writing

I am a certified English teacher, and I have taught classes at numerous levels including AP Language and Composition. In my work as a tutor, I have helped students improve their writing for a variety of situations, including test prep, college admissions, and scholarship applications.
Biology

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored elementary school students in a variety of subjects including reading, writing, spelling, math, and science. I am a certified middle school teacher and I taught environmental science to 5th and 6th graders. I take a reading-based approach to teaching elementary school students in order to prepare them for upper grades. I prefer to teach using concrete examples, hands-on activities, and student-driven questions.
English,

English

Washington state certification with endorsement in 6-12 language arts.
Reading,

Reading

Washington state certified teacher with endorsement in 6-12 language arts.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher and have been a tutor for over 10 years. I have helped numerous students with learning effective study and organizational techniques.
Writing,

Writing

I am a certified English teacher, and I have taught classes at numerous levels including AP Language and Composition. In my work as a tutor, I have helped students improve their writing for a variety of situations, including test prep, college admissions, and scholarship applications.
Biology

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I teach English Language Arts in public schools, and I have experience preparing students for college admissions. Whether it is creating a list of potential colleges, writing the personal statement, crafting a resume, or applying for financial aid, I am here to guide students in their college journey. I specialize in catering college applications for specific colleges and programs to help students stand out from the crowd. I am here to help your student gain acceptance into their top choice schools!
Study Skills

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher and have been a tutor for over 10 years. I have helped numerous students with learning effective study and organizational techniques.

Science

Biology

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I am a public school teacher, and I have experience working with students with ADHD in my classroom. I understand that students with ADHD are not lazy or "bad kids." They just need extra support with organization and planning. I design my lessons to be interactive and engaging, building on students' strengths so that they can feel successful. I include plenty of movement, breaks, and student interests to keep students on task.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I am a reading teacher in public schools, and I have worked with students who have dyslexia. I have also taken multiple professional development courses to improve my skills supporting students with dyslexia. With my support, students have been able to increase their reading grade level by 2 or more grade levels in just one year.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher and have been a tutor for over 10 years. I have helped numerous students with learning effective study and organizational techniques.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored elementary school students in a variety of subjects including reading, writing, spelling, math, and science. I am a certified middle school teacher and I taught environmental science to 5th and 6th graders. I take a reading-based approach to teaching elementary school students in order to prepare them for upper grades. I prefer to teach using concrete examples, hands-on activities, and student-driven questions.
Reading,

Reading

Washington state certified teacher with endorsement in 6-12 language arts.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher and have been a tutor for over 10 years. I have helped numerous students with learning effective study and organizational techniques.
Writing,

Writing

I am a certified English teacher, and I have taught classes at numerous levels including AP Language and Composition. In my work as a tutor, I have helped students improve their writing for a variety of situations, including test prep, college admissions, and scholarship applications.
Biology

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I teach English Language Arts in public schools, and I have experience preparing students for college admissions. Whether it is creating a list of potential colleges, writing the personal statement, crafting a resume, or applying for financial aid, I am here to guide students in their college journey. I specialize in catering college applications for specific colleges and programs to help students stand out from the crowd. I am here to help your student gain acceptance into their top choice schools!
Common Core,

Common Core

I am a certified teacher in public schools. I am familiar with Common Core standards and use them in my classrooms. I design my instruction to break down the standards into manageable skills, teach specific strategies to achieve the skills, and practice to strategies with students so they can perform the skills independently in class or for standardized tests.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I taught AP Language and Composition to junior and senior students in public school.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

Washington state certified teacher. Taught AP Language and Composition to juniors and seniors in public schools.

Examples of Expertise


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Super helpful and kind

Merritt is great with my daughter and is able to help her in the areas where she struggles. Highly recommend! She was quick to respond and is easy to coordinate with.

Jenn, 3 lessons with Merritt

Capable, organized, and encouraging!

Merritt has been really terrific. First, she is a wonderful tutor, but she also was very understanding with our technical issues and helped our daughter find workarounds and keep making progress! Thank you!

Connie, 7 lessons with Merritt
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$65/hour

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Response time: 4 hours