My name is Mary McDowell. I have been teaching grades K-10 for almost 18 years in small group settings. I enjoy the tutoring style of teaching because it allows me to get to know the student and meet their needs quickly. I believe that all students can learn if given the right teaching approach. Tutoring allows me to do that one on one approach to help them succeed. I am originally from California, but headed east to get my B.S. in history and my Masters in Special Education. My love is history, but most of my experience has been in the K-8 grades. I currently live in Chattanooga, Tennessee with my family.