I start each new teaching assignment with an assessment. I then design student specific programs where we can have fun as well as learning. I often use games, and try to invent creative ways to learn.
I am a writer and educator. I have taught in many diverse areas, with writing and academic coaching being key. I have taught about 400 people of various ages and working with a raise of 1 grade point on average.
Assessment will take one hour and is free of charge.
Those who cancel within 24 hours will be charged the tutoring fee for that session.
I do occasionally do in-your-home tutoring and charge $0.30/mile for driving.
I prefer a minimum of 10 hours working with a student.
If you know adults who need help academically or professionally, I also tutor them, at a higher rate of pay.
*PhD (ABD) in Educational Leadership: Focus of Study -- helping students succeed in college level classes with an emphasis on writing skills
*MSW/LCSW: Concentrations Family Therapy and Community Social Work
*MA in religious education: Thesis- How Do Children Learn in the Liturgy?
*BA majoring in religious studies with sociology emphasis
*Have my memoir in process of bidding for publishing rights.
*Helped shape curriculum for three subjects at University of Phoenix
*Set up protocols for tutoring online and have taught multiple other tutors to use the system
*High GPAs in all my academic work thanks to a teacher who taught me how to study
*Developed several sets of study materials for clients tutored to have a place to start
*Assisted university students to learn how to pick a topic, do the research, formulate paper, cite their resources, and do solid editing and proofreading
Other Professional Experience:
*Volunteered at "Aimless Afternoons," a drop in center for latch-key kids from 4th to 8th grades. Worked with them on homework, study skills, and played games when the work was finished
*Set up, trained teachers, and wrote curriculum for multiple religious education programs in Episcopal, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches
*Taught swimming and swimming instructors, ran about 12 aquatics programs, over the course of 30 years
*Was a family therapist, some of which included working on improving the way the kids approached school and studying. Worked on children's unit of a psychiatric hospital and helped students maintain learning skills and studying even though in that hard setting with difficult issues confronting them.
Being familiar with Martina's writing and teaching style on a personal and professional level, I would recommend her to anyone that seeks an experienced teacher who will provide effective guidance and feedback. Five stars all the way!
When I required an editor, Martina took care of the business. I wrote many letters and articles without using an organizational strategy, a thesis, or accurate grammar. Martina pointed out my technical errors, and pushed me towards better writing. She read my documents thoroughly. She is an excellent editor. Martina's expertise and relaxed demeanor make her an effective tutor. She promotes the purpose of your assignment, whether that is a class project or a letter to the local paper. I have also been given assignments by her that improved my writing craft and my success in writing contests. You could not make a better pick for an online tutor than Martina.
- Eric V
Martina is so gifted in many areas. She's very independent and has a lot of experience taking care of all her own situations. She has excellent knowledge in her field of social work and other endeavors. She has volunteered as a Chaplain, chosen for Team of Advisors at Patientslikeme. Her own health has created much knowledge navigating advocacy in mind, body and spirit. She is an excellent teacher and has been a trusted friend as we've enjoyed our relationship for many years.
I met Martina in a writing group over 6 months ago. The group met in person and now meets via Zoom. Martina's writing features good storytelling with strong emotion. Her comments to the other's on their writing is always thoughtful and helpful. -- Lynn M 5-13-2020
|at her home||at your home||By webcam|
|1 hour||Not available||Not available||$20|
|5 hours||Not available||Not available||$100|
|10 hours||Not available||Not available||$200|