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Mary

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I tutor skill sets that I know are critical to your success in school and in life: executive functioning and written/oral communication. I am supportive, patient and positive while keeping in mind that we want results.
If you are a college or college-bound student, I can help you stay on track by developing strategies for planning, organization, managing time, studying, note-taking, test-taking, and managing emotions. I have developed an expertise in helping individuals to overcome procrastination. Ask me about my Procrastinator Toolkit. For ten years, I functioned as an academic coach in an online university where I maintained a roster of 100 assigned students at any point in time. My retention rates were very high as were my on-time graduation rates for students assigned to me.
I tutor in all forms of communication for college and business, and in the building blocks of writing such as grammar, punctuation, syntax, topic sentences, and paragraphs. I am especially helpful in writing papers for your business class or writing/speaking for any business purpose. Do you find writing somewhat painful? Let me help make this process easier. I have a passion for coaching in the writing process, particularly in helping you to develop an idea and to overcome writer's block. Would you like to write more interestingly? Do you need to communicate about yourself persuasively in a resume, cover letter, college admission essay or interview?
My background includes a Master's in English Language from the University of Michigan; 20 years of corporate experience training leaders in communication; and 15 years of post-secondary experience teaching and coaching student success skills, writing and business communication. I am currently pursuing a certificate in teaching English as a foreign language.

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Mary’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Indiana University-Bloomington - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Master of Arts, English

Hobbies

Activities I love are cooking, blogging, hiking, country line dancing, writing poetry, crocheting.

Tutoring Subjects

Business

Business Writing

College English

Elementary School English

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Writing

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