Mary Q.


Mary Q.

Tutor

Port Saint Lucie, FL 34984

Will travel 40 miles

$45 per hour.

4.77 182 ratings

Patient, Empathetic, Experienced Tutor/Teacher

Tutoring and helping others is so fulfilling for me, that I make every effort to offer a comfortable learning environment for my learners. As a professor at a local state college for the past ten years, I have taught English as a Second Language and tutored both adults and children in many subjects. (Many of my students asked me to tutor their children.) I now have my state clearances for the state of Florida and tutor elementary children for the school district. Having lived in Mexico for ... [more]


Algebra 1


Grammar

Grammar is one of my specialties, especially in English. For many years now, I have taught English and the many rules we use in grammar, in addition to punctuation and capitalization. To help you remember the many rules, I explain why they exist. I will also provide many "tips and tricks" to help your memory in addition to activities to practice.


Microsoft Excel

As an accountant for well over ten years, I have used electronic spreadsheets to analyze general ledger account balances. Now that I teach, I still use Excel quite often and am Microsoft-certified in Excel 2007.


Prealgebra


Reading

Reading comprehension is so important. It literally affects all other subjects; you have to understand what you are reading to know what to do - even in math - in word problems. I have a lot of experience in reading - especially as one of my favorite hobbies. Reading for understanding requires knowledge of a large vocabulary, reading between the lines, and idioms - just to name a few. With my knowledge of language arts: grammar, punctuation, etc., and my advanced understanding of the English language, I know many tips and tricks to share to enhance reading comprehension.


Spanish

Before living in Mexico as a student, I studied Spanish in high school for several years. In addition to teaching grammar, reading, and writing in Spanish, I also explain pronunciation for those who want to sound more native.


English

English is one of my favorite subjects. As an adjunct professor teaching English as a Second Language, I have become well-versed in grammar and language arts. Learning a second language myself required that I learn more about my native language of English.


GED

Having taught in an adult education department for many years, I have instructed GED subjects to many classes, including advanced ESL students. I am also bilingual in Spanish and can help those who have English as their second language. I have a great deal of experience in both English (reading comprehension and grammar) and math that will help in passing the GED.


TOEFL


Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored children in various subjects, including: reading comprehension, science projects, and Spanish. In addition, I have also assisted my young learners in understanding fractions, decimals, and basic math. Besides tutoring, I have taught 3-hour classes to elementary children in classes during summer youth camps at a community college. We discussed butterflies and other "bugs", and in an American Red Cross class, we discussed safety and health.


Phonics

Since I teach and tutor in grammar and pronunciation, as well as spelling, I tend to review phonics a lot with my students. Knowing phonics substantially helps my students in their reading and spelling, and my ESL students in their pronunciation as well.


Piano

As a child and teen, I took piano lessons for five (5) years.


Study Skills

With two degrees in Business, I have a variety of study skills that I have used in preparing for exams. I can teach you what I have done and give you practice in various subjects, such as math, English and Spanish.


ESL/ESOL

As an adjunct professor at a state college, I have taught English as a Second Language (ESL) for over ten years. I have also tutored second-language learners from many countries, including Japan, Colombia, and Peru in English. I learned a second language, myself, so I can better understand the difficulties many of my students experience in learning English. In addition to teaching English grammar, reading, writing, pronunciation, and accent-reduction, I have also tutored learners to present standardized tests, such as the CASAS, TABE, GED, TESOL and others.


Business

With an MBA and an undergraduate in Accounting and Quantitative Business Analysis (QBA), I have years of experience in the corporate environment. I have over ten years of experience in accounting as a corporate accountant. As a cash manager I managed daily cash. As a general-ledger accountant, I have analyzed accounts using electronic spreadsheets and made adjusting journal entries. At month end and fiscal year-end, we journaled accruals.


College Counseling

Having received a bachelor's degree and later my graduate degree, I have substantial experience in how to navigate the various decisions and steps in applying for college. In addition to writing entrance essays for myself, I have assisted students in completing their own essays and getting into the universities of their choice. I have also tutored many students in studying for the SAT and the ACT to obtain the scores required for their preferred universities. Even more recently, I assisted my own daughter through the college application process after she graduated from an IB program and received a full scholarship to the college of her choice - in addition to the Bright Futures Scholarship - to supplement her grants we applied for through FAFSA.


Microsoft Outlook

I am Microsoft-Certified in MS-Outlook 2007, I can tutor you to use this e-mail and calendar software program. We will review how to manage scheduling your tasks and events in addition to sending the information via e-mails to those you wish to invite.