Mary Margaret Hoffm Final Paper

2024 Words May 3rd, 2015 9 Pages
Tyresha Ellis
Dr. Godbey
Final Paper
May 4, 2015

Mary Margaret Hoffman was conceived on April 20th, 1945. She was born in Eastleigh, Hampshire, England. Her parents were very hard workers. Her father was a telecommunications worker, while her mother was a homemaker, full-time. The family consisted of Mary and her two older sisters. The older sisters could already read. Mary taught herself how to read before she went to Primary School. At Primary School, she wrote plays that her sisters and friends performed. After Mary passed year eleven, she attended the independent girls’ school in Dulwich. During that time in England, it was a culture shock to attend an all-girl school. After she finished at the school in Dulwich, Mary attended that Newham College at Cambridge, University. In 1967, she received her bachelor’s degree with honors. Soon after, Mary attended the University of London. In 1970, she received a diploma in linguistics. On December 22, 1972, she married Stephen James Barber, a half-Indian, social worker. Mary and Stephen had three daughters, Rhiannon, Rebecca, and Jessica. For the Open University, Mary was a lecturer. She worked at Open for five years. She taught evening classes and subjects such as Children’s Literature. She gave one-on-one tutoring in English, Latin, and Anglo-Saxon. The program was for non-traditional students. She taught the program from 1975 through 1980. During this time, older adults including those of the working class were given the…

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