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Paula M.

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$45/hour

  • 74 hours tutoring

  • Martinsburg, WV 25405

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My name is Paula M., and I have had a passion for teaching for over twenty years. My students have included individuals from over 44 countries. I have taught every facet of the English language, but am also fluent in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish. I have experience in teaching and tutoring students individually, in small groups, and larger classes over the years. My strongest skill is tutoring on the individual level. I tailor each lesson to the student, using my personal resources...

My name is Paula M., and I have had a passion for teaching for over twenty years. My students have included individuals from over 44 countries. I have taught every facet of the English language, but am also fluent in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish. I have experience in teaching and tutoring students individually, in small groups, and larger classes over the years. My strongest skill is tutoring on the individual level. I tailor each lesson to the student, using my personal resources of over 250 books, games and manipulatives. Much time and effort is always put into each lesson to help the student reach his or her goal. In 1994, I implemented the English as a Second Language program in a West Virginia county, which is still in effect 20 years later. In 2013 I taught a specialized program to help 11-16 year olds pass. I achieved a a 99.5% success rate.

I am certified in English as a Second Language, which involved intense study of reading, writing, spelling, grammar, and study skills. I am also designated as a Highly Qualified Professional Teacher, a certification at the federal level. I use the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic methods of teaching to "crack the code" of the needs of the individual student. This identifies their strongest learning style, which maximizes the success of the student. My tutoring has been at the elementary, intermediate, secondary, and four year university levels.


Education

American University, Washington DC
Spanish

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Rate details: Rates are negotiable depending on number of students and minimum hours
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Martinsburg, WV 25405
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/30/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I started the ESL Program in my county in 1994 for K-12, and in three local colleges. I am certified by Masselle College ,and I have continued to teach ESL for the past 20 years. It is my passion and favorite subject to teach!
Spanish

Spanish

I have a B.S. in Spanish, and have taught Spanish at K-12, and university level for the past 20 years. I also have worked for a federal program to teach Spanish, and to assist in translation of formal paperwork. I have been a translator In three foreign countries for Rotary International.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a teacher K-6 for nine years. For 14 years prior, I taught all subjects K- 12 to English as Second Language students. With this background, I have had the opportunity to teach all subjects. I am currently a full time tutor,specializing in giving students the skill to pass plus grade C or above in all subjects.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have taught English in public schools for 20 years. Much emphasis is on phonics since it is key and increasing reading levels. I have also tutored children from age 3 to college age in phonics. I am certified in English as a Second Language.
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching and tutoring reading for over 20 years. My specialty is teaching the basics, reading to students to increase comprehension, and working on grammar and phonics. I have great success with students from kindergarten age up through high school. In the past five years my average reading level increases have been two years within 4 to 6 months.
Spelling,

Spelling

I Have used many methods to teach spelling including phonics, graphic organizers, sorting and highlighting to teach spelling. Other skills used are spelling bees and syllable division.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a teacher for over 20 years, I have specialized in helping students in organizational and study skills. In 2012-2013, I was given 75 failing Students mid-year. 74 passed by end of school year under my direction. I assist students K-12, and college in time management.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I utilize one-on one and small group teaching of vocabulary to to increase reading levels. Methods used include teaching most commonly used words, synonyms, antonyms, and word groups. Use of words in sentence and story context has also been successful.

English

English,

English

I am currently a full-time tutor with 20 years experience in teaching K through 12 and college-level English.I teach students the basics of grammar, and structure of writing term papers of any length in a variety of subjects. Researching it, notation, and bibliography formats are also explained.I have had success with this approach with students of any age.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I started the ESL Program in my county in 1994 for K-12, and in three local colleges. I am certified by Masselle College ,and I have continued to teach ESL for the past 20 years. It is my passion and favorite subject to teach!
Literature,

Literature

I have extensive experience in teaching the great works of literature, along with how to write term papers at the high school and college levels. I have taught high school and have been an English instructor at three colleges. My speciality is teaching the basics of term paper re searching, writing,editing, and constructing a bibliography.
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching and tutoring reading for over 20 years. My specialty is teaching the basics, reading to students to increase comprehension, and working on grammar and phonics. I have great success with students from kindergarten age up through high school. In the past five years my average reading level increases have been two years within 4 to 6 months.
Spelling,

Spelling

I Have used many methods to teach spelling including phonics, graphic organizers, sorting and highlighting to teach spelling. Other skills used are spelling bees and syllable division.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

My students have ranged from age 3 to 95 and has come from over 38 countries. Skills taught include how to interview for jobs, dress appropriately, present the proper body language, and the use of correct wording when speaking. Students have ranged from no English knowledge up through advanced English speaking, reading, and writing.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I utilize one-on one and small group teaching of vocabulary to to increase reading levels. Methods used include teaching most commonly used words, synonyms, antonyms, and word groups. Use of words in sentence and story context has also been successful.
Writing

Writing

I have taught basic and advanced writing skills ranging from spelling, phonics, research, grammar, and organization. I have taught skills for successful writing and editing short and long term papers on a variety of subjects.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a teacher K-6 for nine years. For 14 years prior, I taught all subjects K- 12 to English as Second Language students. With this background, I have had the opportunity to teach all subjects. I am currently a full time tutor,specializing in giving students the skill to pass plus grade C or above in all subjects.
English,

English

I am currently a full-time tutor with 20 years experience in teaching K through 12 and college-level English.I teach students the basics of grammar, and structure of writing term papers of any length in a variety of subjects. Researching it, notation, and bibliography formats are also explained.I have had success with this approach with students of any age.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I started the ESL Program in my county in 1994 for K-12, and in three local colleges. I am certified by Masselle College ,and I have continued to teach ESL for the past 20 years. It is my passion and favorite subject to teach!
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching and tutoring reading for over 20 years. My specialty is teaching the basics, reading to students to increase comprehension, and working on grammar and phonics. I have great success with students from kindergarten age up through high school. In the past five years my average reading level increases have been two years within 4 to 6 months.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have a B.S. in Spanish, and have taught Spanish at K-12, and university level for the past 20 years. I also have worked for a federal program to teach Spanish, and to assist in translation of formal paperwork. I have been a translator In three foreign countries for Rotary International.
Spelling,

Spelling

I Have used many methods to teach spelling including phonics, graphic organizers, sorting and highlighting to teach spelling. Other skills used are spelling bees and syllable division.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a teacher for over 20 years, I have specialized in helping students in organizational and study skills. In 2012-2013, I was given 75 failing Students mid-year. 74 passed by end of school year under my direction. I assist students K-12, and college in time management.
Writing

Writing

I have taught basic and advanced writing skills ranging from spelling, phonics, research, grammar, and organization. I have taught skills for successful writing and editing short and long term papers on a variety of subjects.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I started the ESL Program in my county in 1994 for K-12, and in three local colleges. I am certified by Masselle College ,and I have continued to teach ESL for the past 20 years. It is my passion and favorite subject to teach!
Spanish,

Spanish

I have a B.S. in Spanish, and have taught Spanish at K-12, and university level for the past 20 years. I also have worked for a federal program to teach Spanish, and to assist in translation of formal paperwork. I have been a translator In three foreign countries for Rotary International.
TOEFL

TOEFL

My students have ranged from age 3 to 95 and has come from over 38 countries. Skills taught include how to interview for jobs, dress appropriately, present the proper body language, and the use of correct wording when speaking. Students have ranged from no English knowledge up through advanced English speaking, reading, and writing.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a teacher K-6 for nine years. For 14 years prior, I taught all subjects K- 12 to English as Second Language students. With this background, I have had the opportunity to teach all subjects. I am currently a full time tutor,specializing in giving students the skill to pass plus grade C or above in all subjects.
English,

English

I am currently a full-time tutor with 20 years experience in teaching K through 12 and college-level English.I teach students the basics of grammar, and structure of writing term papers of any length in a variety of subjects. Researching it, notation, and bibliography formats are also explained.I have had success with this approach with students of any age.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I started the ESL Program in my county in 1994 for K-12, and in three local colleges. I am certified by Masselle College ,and I have continued to teach ESL for the past 20 years. It is my passion and favorite subject to teach!
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching and tutoring reading for over 20 years. My specialty is teaching the basics, reading to students to increase comprehension, and working on grammar and phonics. I have great success with students from kindergarten age up through high school. In the past five years my average reading level increases have been two years within 4 to 6 months.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have a B.S. in Spanish, and have taught Spanish at K-12, and university level for the past 20 years. I also have worked for a federal program to teach Spanish, and to assist in translation of formal paperwork. I have been a translator In three foreign countries for Rotary International.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a teacher for over 20 years, I have specialized in helping students in organizational and study skills. In 2012-2013, I was given 75 failing Students mid-year. 74 passed by end of school year under my direction. I assist students K-12, and college in time management.
Writing

Writing

I have taught basic and advanced writing skills ranging from spelling, phonics, research, grammar, and organization. I have taught skills for successful writing and editing short and long term papers on a variety of subjects.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I started the ESL Program in my county in 1994 for K-12, and in three local colleges. I am certified by Masselle College ,and I have continued to teach ESL for the past 20 years. It is my passion and favorite subject to teach!
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a teacher for over 20 years, I have specialized in helping students in organizational and study skills. In 2012-2013, I was given 75 failing Students mid-year. 74 passed by end of school year under my direction. I assist students K-12, and college in time management.

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

I have taught English in public schools for 20 years. Much emphasis is on phonics since it is key and increasing reading levels. I have also tutored children from age 3 to college age in phonics. I am certified in English as a Second Language.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have taught special needs children for the past ten years by using behavioral techniques and coping skills. Students have included all spectrums of autism, hearing and vision impaired by my also using listening and hands-on skills such as simplifying passages, tests and reading to students.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a teacher for over 20 years, I have specialized in helping students in organizational and study skills. In 2012-2013, I was given 75 failing Students mid-year. 74 passed by end of school year under my direction. I assist students K-12, and college in time management.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a teacher K-6 for nine years. For 14 years prior, I taught all subjects K- 12 to English as Second Language students. With this background, I have had the opportunity to teach all subjects. I am currently a full time tutor,specializing in giving students the skill to pass plus grade C or above in all subjects.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I started the ESL Program in my county in 1994 for K-12, and in three local colleges. I am certified by Masselle College ,and I have continued to teach ESL for the past 20 years. It is my passion and favorite subject to teach!
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching and tutoring reading for over 20 years. My specialty is teaching the basics, reading to students to increase comprehension, and working on grammar and phonics. I have great success with students from kindergarten age up through high school. In the past five years my average reading level increases have been two years within 4 to 6 months.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have a B.S. in Spanish, and have taught Spanish at K-12, and university level for the past 20 years. I also have worked for a federal program to teach Spanish, and to assist in translation of formal paperwork. I have been a translator In three foreign countries for Rotary International.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a teacher for over 20 years, I have specialized in helping students in organizational and study skills. In 2012-2013, I was given 75 failing Students mid-year. 74 passed by end of school year under my direction. I assist students K-12, and college in time management.
Writing

Writing

I have taught basic and advanced writing skills ranging from spelling, phonics, research, grammar, and organization. I have taught skills for successful writing and editing short and long term papers on a variety of subjects.

Test Preparation

TOEFL

TOEFL

My students have ranged from age 3 to 95 and has come from over 38 countries. Skills taught include how to interview for jobs, dress appropriately, present the proper body language, and the use of correct wording when speaking. Students have ranged from no English knowledge up through advanced English speaking, reading, and writing.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (31 ratings)
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Reviews


Great Teacher

Very good teacher for my 5 year old. She is very patient with helping with his Spanish. Can't wait for our next lesson.

Nicole, 4 lessons with Paula

Giving my daughter a boost!

My daughter had become frustrated in her Reading/English class and I was seeing low test scores in her other classes. Turning to Wyzant to locate a tutor, we found Paula! Paula assisted my daughter in working on a book report as well as introduced her to new study skills to help in all classes. We are very pleased with the outcome of her sessions as my daughter's frustration has minimized greatly.

Amy, 4 lessons with Paula

A very wonderful person, an amazing tutor!

Ms Paula, I must say this lady is an amazing teacher! Her personality is outstanding, she is patient and very knowledgeable. Her experience with children is awesome! I loved having her teaching my five year old son Spanish! I must say its very sad that my son's karate schedule is not going to make it possible to continue lessons with her. Thanks you Ms Paula!!!!

Karene, 1 lesson with Paula

Excellent Tutor

We were apprehensive about a private tutor when it became obvious that our student needed one, as his Spanish II grade kept sinking. We needn't have been. Mrs. M. is fantastic! She has worked in the local school systems for a number of years, so she knows how to work with the teacher to get the needed results. She's great at working with us as a family to help our student. Only three lessons in, and his grade has improved by 6 points! Amazing! We have every confidence that Mrs. M. will not only help our student pass this class, but pass it with a better grade than we ever could have hoped for. If you're sitting on the fence as to whether or not to hire a tutor, do yourself a favor and have a chat with Mrs. M. You won't regret it.

Sandra, 4 lessons with Paula

A new addition to our family!

I want you to know that Mrs. M is a excellent tutor for my son. Not only does he look forward to seeing her, her patience with him is just amazing. We feel like she is part of our "family". The time she spends with my son may be more rewarding than a whole school day. Again, you are lucky. Not only is he learning from Mrs. M but I too am learning so many ways to deal with his problems. We are very fortunate to have her in our lives at a time when we just didn't know where to turn. Thank you again.

Richard, 10 lessons with Paula
Tutor responded:

I really enjoy teaching your son. He is such a dedicated and polite student. I am so pleased that his grades have skyrocketed since we began studying early in March. I feel like I am very lucky to be his teacher.

$45/hour

Paula M.

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