An experienced educator with a Master’s degree in education from Wheelock College in Boston and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, Mary has taught preschoolers through college students. She teaches and offers trainings and workshops on Zoom during the period of workplace and school closures.

College teaching:

Mary has hopped between three different colleges over the years: Cape Cod Community College, Bridgewater State University, and Fisher College in Boston. She teaches English and Early Childhood Education in face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses.

  • Courses at CCCC: English Composition 101 and 102, Poetry in the Early Childhood Classroom, Classroom Management for Early Childhood Teachers, and Introduction to Early Childhood Education.
  • Courses at Fisher College:  Children’s Literature, Intermediate Writing & Research,  Literacy & the Young Child.
  • Courses at Bridgwater State University: English 101, Reading and Writing Cape Cod.

Creative Writing teaching experience:

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  • Candy Dish Writers class for teens at Harwich Junior Theatre
  • Creative writing to incarcerated women at Barnstable County Correctional Facility (video interview about this experience)
  • “Time to Write,” creative writing workshop for adults
  • Middle-school poetry presentations: Nauset Regional Middle School  and Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School (Cape Cod, MA), St. Luke’s School (South Bronx, NY)
  • Private tutoring for adults or children interested in poetry, novel writing, or memoir

Early Childhood Professional Training Topics:

  • “Emotional Literacy through Picture Books: Building Two Strengths at Once”
  • “Vitamin P: Enhancing the Reading Experience with Picture Books and Poetry”
  • “You, Me and the Picture Book: Read-Aloud Strategies.”
  • “Raising a Reader:” a professional development course for children’s librarians at Bridgewater State Univesity-Cape Cod.

College Essay tutoring

Mary provides one-on-one tutoring to high school juniors and seniors to help them craft their college essays. Contact Mary for appointment info and rates.