I have taught math for over five decades. 30 years as a full time HS math teacher, then over ten years as a substitute in urban, rural, and both public and private school environments. I've taught SAT math prep, including being a cowriter the Math SAT curriculum for a highly regarded program. I've worked for private tutoring corporations and managed programs for other math tutors. I've taught ALL math levels, K through Calculus. My specialty is in writing individual programs for students after assessing their weaknesses. I have a Masters Degree in Math Education.
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When a student has a breakthrough, it's wonderful to be part of that. There's a point in mastering new topics in Math when the student puts it all together, and it makes sense! When a student achieves that, it doesn't just increase ones interest in furthering their knowledge of Math. It's a total confidence builder for all aspects of their lives.
Mary Ann is extremely wise and intelligent ---- knows how to tutor and what the student will require. Actually better than the school he is attending.
MaryAnn really helped to quickly improve my daughter's Math confidence. She was very prepared when we arrived for our first session and had a lesson plan ready to provide my little girl the help she needed quickly. She was able to reach my daughter, at her level, and get her to have fun while she was practicing her math skills. She even helped me to simply our practice at home. If you are looking for a tutor who will maintain patience, kindness and flexibility when working with your child; MaryAnn is a great choice.
Flexible hours and convenient. MaryAnn is a doll!
MaryAnn is fantastic! She is very thorough when working with my daughter. She is so prepared for each tutoring session to the point that she has prepared sheets with problems, formulas and reminders. We rate her a 5 star but she really deserves 10!
A first session involves my own method, which is Enhanced Tutoring. In a one-hour session (more time if needed) I will explain the subject at hand, and determine what skills need to be enhanced or remediated so that any weaknesses in Math background can be addressed. An analysis with an individual remediation packet (both materials I write and available materials when they're ideal) will be provided, either in a second session or mailed to you. The session with materials costs $20.
I taught public school math, grades 8 through 12 for thirty years, all subjects and ability levels. I've substituted, tutored, SAT prepped and worked for private sector tutoring corporations. My MEd is in Mathematics Education, so I'm trained and experienced in writing and evaluating math materials and learning styles. My background is unique because I've experienced urban, suburban, rural, public and private sector teaching and tutoring.
$20 for a one-hour session. There's no charge for going over time if it's needed to complete what we're accomplishing.
By the time I was in 6th grade, I was already the Math teacher helper in classrooms. I attended college with the goal of being a HS Math teacher, and have never wavered from my passion to make Math interesting and a proud accomplishment for my students.
I've worked at all ability, age, economic and aspirational levels.
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Make a list of problems to solve together or some background topics you've had questions about. Bring along some homework and a test or quiz on which you've written out the problems on your own; it helps the tutor determine which skills need improvement. You'll know if the tutor is a good fit if their explanation is clear and you feel confident in your ability to work together. You should strive for a tutor who can teach the topic with confidence and clarity, and can answer any questions you have directly and clearly.
Always ask "How do I start the problem"? You don't want a person who does the work for you. You want a tutor or teacher who starts you on the path to success!
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