Margaret C.


Margaret C.

Tutor

Farmington, MI 48334

Will travel 10 miles

$40 per hour.

4.61 18 ratings

Reading and Writing Specialist

I had a learning disability growing up. My disability was in math, and I know how frustrating and humiliating it was to be "dumb" in a subject no matter how hard I tried to get it. Eventually I just gave up and took the failing grades. I had one good teacher, though, who took the time to break concepts into their smaller parts and teach each part one at a time until I understood it. Then she would help me put it all together. She was the only teacher I had much success with. But I know how im... [more]


Vocabulary

I am a college professor and my reading and writing are quite good. I have written articles for publication. I am a prime candidate for teaching writing.


Grammar

In college I minored in Language/Literature. My writing and grammar skills are very strong. I love teaching literature. I would do well teaching these skills.


Reading

I have a Master's Degree in Education, and a California Credential as a Learning Specialist with the emphasis in Reading and Writing. At the university I trained graduate students to teach Reading and Writing to students with special needs. I have many years of experience teaching reading in the public schools as well.


Writing

I am a strong writer. I have a Master's Degree in Education and my minor is in Language Arts. I've written lots of college papers and was an honors student in English in high school.


English

I was a Language/Literature minor in college. All through school I was at the top of my class in English. I express myself very well, am good in grammar, and I've a strong background in English literature.


Literature

I have a degree in English language and literature. I love the language and its expression and have always been strong in it. I would love to work with others in mastering it.


Proofreading


TOEFL


Spelling

I am a college professor and have written for publications. My spelling is good.


ACT Reading

I have taken some extra training in training people for the ACT Reading and Writing portions. Additionally, I have taken and passed it myself. I would be pleased to work with your student so they will do well on it.


ACT English


Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University. I also taught regular kindergarten and first grade in Santa Ana Public Schools, California.


Phonics

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from Eastern Michigan University. It required course work in teaching phonics. I have about 5 years of experience in teaching phonics as a professional.


Study Skills

I was an honor student in college both at Wayne State University and Eastern Michigan University. I learned how to organize my papers, materials, and assignments. I use a planner. I did long range planning with a calendar so all my assignments got covered daily, and I worked on long-range assignments in small chunks over time. I learned how to schedule study times that were realistically paced before major exams and papers. I learned how to take helpful notes during lectures.When reading textbooks I learned how to pull main points from a text rapidly. I made study time a priority and had an environment that was free from distractions, was well-lit, comfortable, and stocked with the school materials I needed. I would be happy to share with others the best ways to study.


Special Needs

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from Eastern Michigan University. I have 14 years of experience teaching it as a professional. At the university level I have also trained teachers how to teach remedial reading and writing to students with special needs.


ESL/ESOL

I taught English as a second language in Flight Language School in Glendora, California. I have reference letters from two administrators of the school. I taught both adults and children using curriculum published by Longman Publishers. Students were primarily from Asian countries. Some were European and Hispanic.


Dyslexia

I have a Bachelor's Degree from a university in Special Education. I was trained in teaching people with dyslexia. I did so in Detroit Public Schools as a Resource Specialist.