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About this tutor

I'm a current writing tutor at Montgomery College, a former college professor, and taught in MCPS for 10 years.  

Master of Arts in Writing, DePaul University

Master of Arts in Education teaching certification (K-12)

Bachelor of Arts, Social Work

Knowledgable, supportive, upbeat

Tutoring offers the best of all worlds to me: a chance at sharing my love of reading and writing with students while empowering them with literacy skills and confidence. It's fun getting to know new students and learning how to best support their learning.  

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Clarksburg, MD 20871
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Discuss student's needs

Work with the student's most pressing assignment, using the prompt/rubric from teacher

Break down assignment into manageable chunks to ensure student success

Leave students with achievable next steps

If no assignments are due, discuss learning goals and create a plan for attainment

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Current writing tutor - Montgomery College

Former MCPS teacher

Former college instructor

MA Writing

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Yes, hourly rate

How did you get started teaching?

As a child, I loved reading and writing.  My passion for learning and supporting others in reaching their potential grew into a career. I still love it over 20 years later.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with a wide range of students from elementary through adult, including those who are struggling, gifted, ESOL, have learning or physical disabilities.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently read The Hate U Give with a student as part of her summer reading.  It was gratifying discussing the book with her and supporting her assignments relating to this engaging and current novel.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Be as specific as you can be about what it is you want to achieve

Talk to a teacher and/or parent about their suggestions 

Have written directions, prompts, and rubrics ready for the tutor

Be ready with your ideas, drafts, notes

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are my goals for my learning?

What is my role in my own learning?  What is my tutor's role?

What other resources do we need for a successful outcome for each session?

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