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About this tutor

Getting to know a student during the process of tutoring is always an adventure and a delight. My students have found me fairly demanding, but always fair. 
I have many resources to offer, online and of my own construction -- tips, tricks, especially.

I have worked most recently with ELL students preparing for the IELTS and TOEFL exams - young refugee women in Athens, Greece. 
Previous experience, teaching writing,grammar, English literature was with U.S. high school students.  I love seeing the light go on when students figure out, with a little coaching, how to compose a thesis statement! And I love watching them figure out the key to a reading or grammar section of standardized tests!

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St Paul, MN 55102
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  • Alina

    A Hard working and patient teacher who gives love, attention to students. She uses different and update methods of teaching, which is more interesting for students. You made (Essay writing) easy to me.Thank you Mary♥️♥️

  • Evan Krawczyk

    She is a wonderful kinda and caring person. I have learned so much more from her then just academics.

  • Chris Thomas

    Mary Ellen is my guru! She recently guided me through my reading of King Lear and then helped me write a paper, improving from my average of a B to an A-! I am amazed at her brilliance. She really opened Shakespeare up for me. She told me a bit about her time at Oxford where she really came to understand Shakespeare well. And she made it fun by drawing parallels to contemporary events! I hope to be able to stick with Mary Ellen my senior year of high school too.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

After receiving a request, if I have questions about the specific nature of a student's interest (for a standardized test? for a class? something else?), I will respond with an idea or two. Once we meet, immediatelly after the tutorial,  I  send a Session Report, explaining what we did, how we did it, and what lies ahead.

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

I have an undergraduate degree in English (lit, writing) and a Masters in British literature. 
I am also certified to teach ELL/ESL

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

My current standard rate is $30/hour.

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