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When I was a little girl, my mom encouraged me to become a teacher, but I had other plans. Instead I became an actor, a writer and a journalist.

Teaching is a passion I discovered only a few years ago, when I began working as a teaching artist for several theatres in Seattle. I taught drama, wrote scripts and directed plays with kids aged 8 through 15. This new passion led me to graduate school, where I am now earning a master's degree so that I can teach at the college level. My university also awarded me a graduate assistantship to teach general education classes while I am earning my graduate degree. I have had over 500 students in those classes to date.

I teach English, literature, reading and writing for Varsity Tutors. How do I work? I believe in learning by doing. I see every student as an individual, and I love figuring out how best to reach that student. What gets them excited? What inspires them? How can I make their eyes light up when they finally grasp a new concept? That is what inspires me.

I've always been a voracious reader. Historical fiction is my favorite genre, and right now I'm reading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. When I'm home I love to cook for a crowd. I adore ice skating, bowling and going out dancing.

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Margie’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: The Evergreen State College - Bachelor in Arts, Communication, General

Graduate Degree: Central Washington University - Current Grad Student, Theater Arts


reading, running, ice skating, bowling

Tutoring Subjects

Adult Literacy

American Literature

AP Research

College Application Essays

College English

College Level American Literature

Elementary School English

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Writing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing



Public Speaking


Spelling Bee

Vocal Training



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