Marlene M. - Writing Tutor - Organization, Comprehension, Editing, and Confidence

Marlene M. - Writing Tutor - Organization, Comprehension, Editing, and Confidence
$50 / hr
Bellevue, WA
5 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
As a tutor with Wyzant for over seven years, I guide students and clients with patience and creativity as they learn how to effectively organize their ideas, express them in writing, and use proper grammar. My students include the youngest at 10 years old (usually 5th grade) through college and adults for work projects. My tutoring is based on the individual student's needs; I do not teach by a set curriculum. The goal is to learn through the completion of assignments, whether the assignment...
Marlene has been tutoring my 6th grade son in Language Arts two times per week for about three months. My son is "taking no prisoners" as he enters puberty. Nevertheless, Marlene has the patience of a saint and has built an unprecedented bridge to him, all online. He willingly works hard on his assignments and looks forward to his sessions with her. This is important because Language Arts is by far his weakest subject and working hard on subjects he doesn't like is not part of his "greatness". I am writing my first review now because I wanted to wait and see the results. It's great to feel you teacher is your friend, but does that translate into learning? Not always... but it did in this case. My benchmark for progress is the Reading section of the PSAT test. In just three months, my son experienced a 300% improvement in his raw reading comprehension score. Additionally, since working with her his school in class grade has stabilized from its steady decline and I feel is poised for a reversal. I have tried several tutors in Language Arts for him starting in 3rd grade. No one has ever gotten him to like reading and actually taught him how to comprehend what he is reading the way she has. My son and I wholeheartedly recommend her.
- Tiagan K. from Mercer Island, WA
Marlene gave me a few basic techniques to improve the organization around my speech and how to effectively deliver and communicate my ideas. Then we practiced and practiced and I learned so much from her, only after one meeting. I am looking forward to continuing working with Marlene and I am confident that she will help me to transform my public speaking skills.
- Michelle S. from Redmond, WA
Many thanks for Marlene. She is great for college essay reviews, she helped me with college application essays and an AP English Literature essay, advised for Content organization, sentence structure, and grammar.
- yinqiang y. from Bellevue, WA
She is very patient, and provided us with a lot of useful information and advise. Very good at explaining materials for test and provide efficient directions. But at this point it is too time consuming for Gorden to take AP English language and composition by self study. So he decided not to continue. But if he wants to improve writing skills, we will come back and study with you.
- Peiming Y. from Bellevue, WA
Today is my daughter's first online writing class. Marlene is nice and worked well with Nuoyan. Will see her again.
- Lian L. from Sammamish, WA
Marlene worked with me in my college essay. She helped me organize and structure my rough draft. She then worked with me to make sure my ?story? didn?t overshadow my voice. I reallly enjoyed working with Marlene!
- Erin U. from Mercer Island, WA
Marlene led a great discussion with my son about his AP Lit assignment. She asked questions to help my son think about the themes and how to organize his ideas. She sent a summary and specific steps for him to follow up with her. He seemed more confident and less stressed after talking with her about the assignment.
- JC F. from Schaumburg, IL
Ms. Marlene was always prepared before she came to class. She was very patient with my son and tried to find ways to help him with his reading comprehension. She praised my son with his work when he did a good job and that made him be proud of himself. Though we were done having class with Ms. Marlene, I would highly recommend her to others without any hesitations.
- Sophia P. from Bellevue, WA
My Mom was intimidated by computer usage but it became a requirement for her job. I found Marlene on WyzAnt and she has been an absolute lifesaver. Her patience and kindness instantly put my Mom at ease and it created a safe environment that allowed my mother to move at her own pace. I am so proud of the progress my Mom has made and I owe it to Marlene. She consistently goes above and beyond. Thank you, Marlene!
- Hayat E. from Bellevue, WA
Wonderful editing advice and very reachable via email and phone. Marlene edited my Masters essay after I worked with another tutor to write it and she did a great job helping me a second opinion.
- Gia P. from Kirkland, WA
Marlene was a great tutor and I will be using her in the near future. She provides good feedback and will assist you in helping you understand. Marlene is very responsive. Thank you for the help you provided.
- Karen C. from Bellevue, WA
Marlene is a great tutor. Although we contacted her in an emergency situation, she took the time to help my daughter with her essay. Her comments helped her a lot!
- Vicky B. from Woodinville, WA
My 10-year old son really enjoyed working with Marlene and he gained a new confidence with writing. She worked extensively with him on breaking down the writing into manageable pieces and translating his thoughts into complete sentences. She also worked on paragraph structure and ensuring that he expanded the content to be more than just the bare bones. We are very glad we had Marlene come work with him and would highly recommend her as a writing tutor.
- Sarah H. from Bellevue, WA
Marlene helped me edit two essays. She is very helpful in organizing ideas and helped me structure my essay! I would highly recommend seeing her for essay editing!!
- Isabel J. from Bellevue, WA
Marlene has been working with my daughters for several months and I am impressed with her patience while leading them through their lessons. She is extremely flexible and incorporates their homework when needed. We enjoy her supportive demeanor.
- Nancy C. from Bellevue, WA
I asked Marlene for help writing essays for 6 different colleges. A tall order to be sure, but fortunately Marlene is a great tutor. Over the course of several weeks, she diligently worked through each of my papers with me, pointing out grammar mistakes and giving incredibly helpful suggestions as to how I can improve the communication of my ideas in my writing overall.
- Rachel C. from Issaquah, WA
I have been trying to improve my written communication skills for years. Taking evening and weekend classes at local community colleges. Buying books and watching video's. Although I have improved some, it's really only now that I have sessions tailored to my needs and the type of writing I am working on. I am really showing improvement. Marlene is working with me on how I start the writing process and progress to the final result. This has been well worth every penny!
- Justine V. from Bellevue, WA
Marlene is an excellent tutor. She has been teaching my daughter for more than one month. She is highly knowledgeable in essay writing and, most importantly, she cares for the student's need and always tailors her teaching style to meet our requirements.
- Mao S. from Bellevue, WA
Marlene is tutoring our two sons, a 3rd grader and a 5th grader, in English writing. She is very skilled and has incredible patience to work with our kids. Always on time and we love having her as their tutor.
- Ron C. from Redmond, WA
Marlene tutored my 6th grade daughter for writing, she is very patient, very knowledgeable and directive. My daughter learned a lot of writing skills from her, and loves to work with Marlene together.
- Lisa H. from Bellevue, WA
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