About Me

Hey there ! I'm Mary and I would like to welcome you to Teegarden Tutoring.  

This is my 26th year as a teacher and I am still as passionate about it today as when I first started. 

My love for all things reading developed when I was working on my Masters Degree in Reading and Writing. 

I left the regular elementary classroom setting and went into a Reading Specialist position.  For the next 10 years I worked to learn as much as I could about foundational reading skills and how to help young children especially those with reading challenges become successful readers. 

Two years ago during the height of COVID I left the regular classroom setting and embarked on a new adventure.  I started teaching reading online both in small group settings and 1:1 private tutoring sessions. 

My favorite part of teaching has always been the connection with my students and forming relationships with them, while meeting their needs through fun and engaging activities.  My online tutoring business has provided the opportunity for me to use my teaching skills in a one-on-one or small group environment, helping me target children's specific reading needs with greater accuracy. 

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