Monica (Whipps) Urso

Monica U.

Columbia, MD

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Monica delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 75

Teaching since:
September 2002

I have a Master's Degree in Education and 5 years of teaching experience. I have been a private tutor now for the past 8 years for children ages 4 years old and up. I tutor elementary, middle, high school and adults. I can also tutor PDF Bookmakring or PDF Bookmark documents for you,
I am familiar with common core and school standards. I would be more than happy to speak with you or your child's teacher regarding their needs.

*** Lesson Details ***
While I have extremely high expectations for all my students, I adjust my approach for each student in order to best serve him or her; for many of my students, for example, I design specific programs centered around goals, strengths, and areas for improvement. I am very familiar with different learning styles. I am very flexible in scheduling and meeting my student’s needs. So far for the last several years, I have been very successful in one-on-one tutoring and have managed to pull many students from grades of D's & F's to A's and B's.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Workbooks, flashcards, journals, lessons, projects, etc

*** Specialties ***
Reading, Spelling, Phonics, Math, English,

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Private Tutor
Jul 2014 - Present
Private company

Private Tutor for Children and Adults in English, Reading, Math, American History, Proofreading, Software, etc.

Sr. Program Specialist, Primary Accreditation
Mar 2014 - Present

Responsible for overseeing the operations of the Primary Accreditation Online Review Application System
Responsible for assisting organizations through the accreditation process from determining eligibility, submitting applications, submitting documentation for accreditation and receiving their final decision
Provides operational support for the Accreditation Program.
Responsible for onsite marketing and operations at trade shows and conferences.

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Kindergarten Teacher
Aug 2004 - Jun 2006

Chiefly responsible for planning and implementing daily kindergarten lesson plans for my class of 25-30 children, arranging parent teacher conferences and coordinating various after school programs.

Child Care 1 & 2 Teacher
Sep 2003 - Jun 2004
Baltimore City Public Schools

Chiefly responsible for planning and implementing Childcare 1&2 lesson plans for 65-70 10th and 11th graders. Organized and implemented the Baby-Think-it-Over Program. Organizing and booking appointments for parent-teacher conferences

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Jul 2002 - Aug 2003
Columbia Academy

Chiefly responsible for planning and implementing daily pre-k lesson plans for my class of 20-25 children, arranging parent teacher conferences and coordinating various after school programs.


Masters Degree
Jan 2002 - May 2005
Loyola College
Bachelors of Arts
Sep 1997 - May 2001


Limited Proficiency


Jun 2018
Project Management Institute

Certified Associate in Project Management

Early Childhood Education
May 2001


Most Team Registrants for an Affiliate (84)
Mar 2014
Epilepsy Foundation
Abilities Network Fundraiser of the Year 2012
May 2013
Abilities Network


Project Management Institute
May 2018

Project Management Institute is the world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. As part of the PMI family, Human Systems International (HSI) provides organizational assessment and benchmarking services to leading businesses and government, while and create online global communities that deliver more resources, better tools, larger networks and broader perspectives.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by Monica U.

Photo by Monica U.

With my husband Al, at the National Walk For Epilepsy 2014

Vacation 2014

My best friend Janine & I with the Oriole Bird at the National Walk for Epilepsy 2012

Photo by Monica U.


7 Reviews

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Taylor Aug 27, 2017
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LaShanda Terry Apr 22, 2017
Mixology · Online

Olivia T. Apr 25, 2016
Reading · Online

My name is Olivia Monica is helping me with me reading she is a great teacher to work with and she is make me feel more confidint in my reading.

LaDonna Thorne Apr 14, 2016
Reading · Online

One of the best people, daughter loved working with her.

Ed Dec 8, 2015
Microsoft Excel · Online

Great job. Great experience. Flexible with our schedule. Called me on the phone when I asked. Easy to deal with. We did one class on Go to Meeting and one over the phone. It doesn't matter what level you're at, Monica is your go-to trainer!

Michelle Harris H. Feb 20, 2015
Reading · In home

Monica is very patient, and easy to get along with my son loves her. She is always prepared and has the tools that is needed for the level She also takes the time to let me understand how my son is doing and the material she is using. I love her

Leeann F. Jan 28, 2015
Microsoft Excel · Online

Monica was very clear and informative. There is always a plan to take what I learned to the next step at the next lesson. It is easy to communicate with her between lessons as well in case a date or time needs to be rescheduled.

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