Meet Marie McGrath: College Essay, Humanities, & Project Build Tutor.
I am a published poet and educator from Miami. I have a lifelong passion for the written word and for sharing that passion with others through writing and education. When not writing, I spend my time working one-on-one with students grades 5 and up, and serving as the Director of Development for the O, Miami Poetry Festival.
I fervently believe that education has transformational power, both on an individual and societal level, and that personalized instruction and attention is valuable, if not necessary, to that process. In sessions, I strive to cultivate an open, Socratic, creative environment where my students can feel empowered to take risks, do hard things, and redefine their academic identities in a positive and expansive way. Everyone has the capacity to be a good writer and storyteller, and it is my goal to prove that to each of my students.
Middle School Services: SSAT • English & Writing • Project Build • Written Word
High School Services: College Essay • English & Writing • Project Build • Written Word
Comprehensive SSAT Prep Program: $2,700
Project Build Program: $1,875
Non-Test Prep Hourly Rate: $150
University of Florida
Master of Fine Arts (Poetry)
Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications (Cum Laude)
K-12 after-school tutor
Bystander intervention trainer
Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart
Captain of the Softball and Golf teams
Soprano in the choir
Member of school theater program
- Executive Director of TextLess Live More (peer-education campaign to promote digital wellness and end distracted driving)
- Director of Strategic Partnerships for Students Against Destructive Decisions
- Certified Digital Wellness Educator
- Have published poems in Poet Lore, Subtropics, Scrivener Creative Review, Boston College Magazine, and others and am at work on my first book!
- Language learner - I speak Spanish and am currently working on improving my Mandarin and French
- Busy baker - revisiting an early COVID practice and dusting off sourdough skills.
- Pet parent - I have two cats that I am completely obsessed with
- Fiend for flights - I am an avid traveler and have visited nearly 30 countries
- Secondhand Superstar - I live to score unique and sustainable fashion at my local thrift shops