Martha P.


Martha P.

Tutor

Frederick, MD 21701

Will travel 20 miles

$40 per hour.

4.97 183 ratings

Reading, Writing, and American Sign Language

I have been teaching and tutoring for over 25 years. I love working with students of all backgrounds and ages. I hold a bachelor's degree in secondary English Education and a master's degree in Deaf Education. I have worked in the public school system (elementary through post-secondary) teaching, tutoring, and interpreting a variety of subject areas since 1990. I am fluent in American Sign Language and have worked as a volunteer ESL instructor. I have home schooled my children since 1998. My ... [more]


Vocabulary


Grammar


Reading


Writing

I have been tutoring foreign language students in English grammar, reading, and writing for 25 years.


English

I am a certified secondary English teacher with a B.S. degree in secondary English Education from Boston University. My experience includes: teaching English to high school students in Prince George's County, Maryland, middle school English for home school cooperatives, private tutoring for students of all ages, and homeschooling my own children since 2000.


ESL/ESOL

I have worked with foreign-speaking youth and adults, teaching English for both standardized test preparation (in high school and college), as well as for the purpose of improving conversational skills.


SAT Reading


Spelling


Elementary Math

I have been tutoring students in elementary math and English since 1995.


Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a bachelor's degree in Secondary English Education and a master's degree in Deaf Education (Special Education) in grades K-12. I was trained as a reading specialist with a focus on teaching reading to students with special needs. I worked with students in K-6th grade at the Kendall School on the campus of Gallaudet University 1993. I also worked at Mantua Elementary School and Tilden Middle School (both located in Fairfax, Va.) as an interpreter and tutor 1993 to 1995.


Study Skills

Since 2010 I have worked with elementary, middle, and high school students, teaching a variety of study skills, such as: how to read a text book, note taking, test preparation, getting organized and staying organized, and how to avoid cramming for tests. When students are organized they are more confident. Feeling disorganized can lead to self confidence problems. If I can help young people feel confident and "in control " of themselves, that's most of the battle regarding their academic success.


Sign Language

I learned ASL over a period of several years, beginning in 1989. I have been teaching Introductory ASL classes for the last 20 years. I teach ASL through the local community college continuing education department. I hold my master's degree in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University (1995). I am an ASL and PSE interpreter. I have worked with deaf and hearing impaired individuals of all ages since 1990.


Hard of Hearing

I received my masters degree from Gallaudet University in Deaf Education, qualified to teach English, Reading, and Writing to hard-of-hearing, deaf, and special needs students K-12. I did my student teaching at the Kendall School, located on the Galluadet University campus. I worked with deaf and hard of hearing students at Mantua Elementary School as well as Tilden Middle School in Fairfax, Va. as a sign language interpreter and tutor/teacher's aide.(1993 to 1995). I taught for three years in the hearing program at Eleanor Roosevelt High School (1995 to 1998) working with both self-contained and mainstreamed students (9th-12th grade). I have been tutoring and interpreting for deaf and hard of hearing students on a variety of college campuses since 1998. I currently interpret at the college level in Maryland.