Hi there. Call me Mari. I'm a seasoned academic support professional and college instructor. I love working with students, and I look forward to getting to know you. In my spare time, I love to read, bake, time travel as the Doctor's companion, and volunteer in the community.
I began my tutoring career in college, receiving comprehensive training from the University of Vermont, as well as CRLA Advanced Tutoring Certification from the International Tutor Program. Upon graduating with honors, I went on to tutor at the Brandeis University Writing Center, as well as in their ESL department, while attending as a graduate student.
After graduating with a Master's Degree in philosophy (and a 4.0), I continued my career in academic support by working as a Writing and English Language Learning (ELL) Specialist at...
Lasell College, Learning Specialist
2016 - Present
•Track, manage and tutor caseload of students on academic probation or returning from academic suspension.
•Teach academic support courses for students identified as academically vulnerable during their first year.
•Accommodate various student disabilities, learning differences, and academic accommodations with a variety of tutoring strategies.
•Offer therapeutic tutoring to address underlying symptoms of stress and anxiety which exacerbate academic difficulties.
Middlesex Community College, Writing & ELL Learning Specialist
2013 - 2016
•Supervise and monitor the academic and interpersonal skill of peer tutors, & evaluate their performance regularly.
•Create innovative and dynamic training for peer tutors, to grow effective and thoughtful future educators and leaders.
•Professionally tutor a diverse student body, accommodating student learning differences and non-native English speakers.
Salem State University, Lecturer
2014 - 2014
•Teach dynamic discussion-based Social Ethics courses concerning controversial topics of normative and applied ethics.
•Facilitate and teach online and evening Social Ethics course, consisting of discussions, essays, & in-depth personal reflections.
•Utilize nontraditional methods & flipped classroom strategies to foster student success.
Kaplan International, English Instructor
2012 - 2012
•Created dynamic lesson plans for intermediate English course and advanced writing course.
•Taught English Skills daily to a diverse class of international professionals and young adult students.
•Maintained an exciting and unique class environment catering to adult learning and team building.