Tutoring & Classes
Together, we can do amazing things!
I offer 1:1 tutoring and group classes in writing to inspire creativity, boost confidence, and develop advanced communication skills.
Unlike many other online classes that are solely skill based, Amazing Day Academy engages young minds through a holistic approach that focuses on writing skills, life skills, and heart skills. My individual and group sessions are uniquely designed to empower young leaders with the tools, inspiration, and confidence to find their unique writing voice and enjoy the writing process.
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Awaken your inner poet and spark creativity and self-expression. Begin to see poetry in everything you do. I bet you’re a poet and you didn’t even know it!
Dive into digital presentations that will leave your audience members in AWE! Make technology your new friend and create something beautiful and inspiring!
Inspire a daily writing habit that soothes your soul and ignites your imagination. Reflect on the ups and downs of life and create an important historical record.
We'll document important life moments by combining writing and art. This class will empower your child to find their unique voice and tell their side of the story!
Join a club of fellow friends to write up a storm this summer! We'll journal, write poetry, learn slideshows, and get our creative juices flowing with fun and creative projects. Make new friends while writing.
There's only one YOU in the world and you have an important story to tell. Celebrate your unique voice by launching a passion-inspired podcast. After five days, you'll be ready for blast off!
You read 'em. You love 'em. So why not write one? Share your story in the creative format of a graphic novel. Don’t like to draw? I’ll teach you how to make your own clipart. It’s going to be EPIC!
Does your child thrive with 1:1 support? Do they need a confidence boost that comes with tailored support and instruction. I love working with students 1:1 and supporting their growth.
Master the 5-paragraph essay in this class. Your child will develop clear and effective academic writing with expert teaching. Essay writing is easy when you follow this memorable, color-coded, and structured system.
Build on the skills learned in Expert Essay Bootcamp and gain more practice and independence. Review the 5-paragraph essay structure, improve your academic writing, and explore new topics.
Prepare for back-to-school writing assessments by getting practice with on-demand essay writing. Students will write two on-demand essays, receive 1:1 feedback and support, and engage in revision, editing, and sharing.
Beat summer boredom and get those creative juices flowing in this 3-part creative writing class. Students will be challenged with short and long creative writing prompts that will stretch their imaginations and boost self-expression.
Mom of a 3rd Grader
Palo Alto, California
Teaching and learning online are tough. Mary does so with such ease that my son couldn’t wait to dive right in each day. As a teacher myself, I found online teaching disastrous but Mary has a true gift. I’m in awe of her classroom management abilities even (and especially) through the screen. Her classes offer fun ways to write and explore and the hour just flies by
Mom of a 4th Grader
My son LOVED the poetry class!! Thank you for offering such an engaging course. After the first day, he would set his own alarm and be ready to go a few minutes before class because he didn't want to miss a single minute. He then would try to teach what he learned to his sisters after class. He truly enjoyed the class and described it as "super fun." Thank you again for giving him this gift It was the bright spot in his day during shelter-in-place.
Mom of a 5th Grader
San Francisco, California
Mary gave my daughter the tools to become a better writer, but she also gave her permission - and outright encouragement - to become her own writer. She can now write anything with confidence, and sometimes even joy. She is a self-described "writer" and Mary gets credit for helping her hone her craft.
"Mary makes it fun!"
✔ Thirteen years of teaching experience.
✔ Master's degree in Education from Stanford University.
✔ Teaching conference presenter.
✔ Professional writer and curriculum developer.
✔ Certified WISDOM Life Coach for Kids and Teens
✔ Certified High Performance Coach
✔ Division-I basketball player.
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