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Martha R.

Decatur, GA

$50/hr

Patient, experienced tutor with a positive attitude.

Background check passed as of 7/16/13
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Patient, experienced tutor with a positive attitude.

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My strongest skill is in helping students get from where they are to where they want to be. I have taught high school math and science for 27 years with specific experience in algebra I and II, trig, pre-calculus, chemistry, biology, and physiology. Working one-on-one, I love finding the keys to students' understanding.

I've always loved science and majored in biology in undergrad. By the time I was a senior, I was a docent in a natural history museum and had helped many friends improve their grades in biology, chemistry, and math. After graduation from University of Michigan, I continued studying to get my teaching certificate. I moved to Georgia and started teaching in 1986 and haven't looked back, earning my M.Ed. in science from Georgia State.

While I enjoy being a classroom teacher, I find the most rewarding part of my work to be one-on-one instruction. I have achieved a lot of success with it. I find that taking the time to listen to a student and then taking the time to make sure that the student understands makes all the difference.

I try to find out where a student is: What do you understand and where is it that you get lost? So we start there, using what a student does know in an interactive way, to make that connection.

Owning the discovery helps students with their confidence. When it's math, I want to see the student do the work. They can watch me all day and they're not getting anything. I need to see that they can accomplish the task themselves.

Learning shouldn't be a chore and I find that understanding the individual needs of a student can make all the difference in his or her love of learning. One size really doesn't fit all when it comes to education.

Testimonials

"Patient and Positive"

- Cindy, Atlanta, GA on 9/30/13

"Very knowledgeable, patient and accomodating"

- Cheryl, Nashville, TN on 10/29/14

"Martha Does Well With Older Students"

- Katherine, Smyrna, GA on 10/21/13

"Great tutor who is very patient"

- Bindu, Atlanta, GA on 7/18/13

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Algebra 1

I have taught multiple levels of math for 27 years, including algebra I. I find the most rewarding part of my work to be one-on-one instruction. I have achieved a lot of success with it. I find that taking the time to listen to a student and then taking the time to make sure that the student understands makes all the difference. I especially enjoy the challenge of helping students who are not confident of their ability in math. I have a master's degree in education from Georgia State University.

Algebra 2

I have taught multiple levels of math for 27 years, including algebra II. I find the most rewarding part of my work to be one-on-one instruction. I have achieved a lot of success with it. I find that taking the time to listen to a student and then taking the time to make sure that the student understands makes all the difference. I especially enjoy the challenge of working with students who do not have a great deal of confidence in their abilities in math. I have a master's degree in education from Georgia State University.

Biology

I have taught science for 27 years at multiple levels, including biology. I find the most rewarding part of my work to be one-on-one instruction. I have achieved a lot of success with it. I find that taking the time to listen to a student and then taking the time to make sure that the student understands makes all the difference. My major at the University of Michigan was biology and I have a master's degree in science education from Georgia State University.

Chemistry

I have taught chemistry for 27 years. I have had a great deal of success working one on one with students, which I find to be the most rewarding part of teaching. I especially enjoy the challenge of working with students who do not have a great deal of confidence in science. My bachelors degree from University of Michigan includes a minor in chemistry. I have a masters degree in science education from Georgia State University.

Physiology

I have taught science for 27 years at many different levels including physiology. I try to find out where a student is: What do you understand and where is it that you get lost? So we start there, using what a student does know in an interactive way, to make that connection. I majored in biology at the University of Michigan, with a concentration in biochemistry.

Prealgebra

I have taught multiple levels of math for 27 years, including pre-algebra. I find the most rewarding part of my work to be one-on-one instruction. I have achieved a lot of success with it. I find that taking the time to listen to a student and then taking the time to make sure that the student understands makes all the difference. I especially enjoy the challenge of helping students who are not confident of their ability in math. I have a master's degree in education from Georgia State University.

Precalculus

I have taught multiple levels of math for 27 years, including precalculus. I find working one on one with students extremely rewarding and believe that students benefit greatly from the additional attention. I especially enjoy the challenge of working with students who do not have a great deal of confidence in their ability in math. I have a masters degree in education from Georgia State University.

Trigonometry

I have taught multiple levels of math for 27 years, including trigonometry. Trigonometry is the subject I have focused on most. I find working with students who do not have a great deal of confidence in their ability in math particularly rewarding. In my experience, working one on one with students is the key to success. I have a masters degree in education from Georgia State University.

University of Michigan
Georgia State University
MEd

Education

University of Michigan

Georgia State University (MEd)

Patient and Positive — Martha is helping my daughter with Algebra. Math is not a good subject for my daughter, she get very frustrated and feels she is not smart. Martha is very patient and positive. She encourages my daughter and praises her when she gets it! I have seen improvements in my daughters test grades and her attitude toward Algebra! Thanks Martha. ...

— Cindy, Atlanta, GA on 9/30/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Martha will travel within 15 miles of Decatur, GA 30033.


About Martha

My strongest skill is in helping students get from where they are to where they want to be. I have taught high school math and science for 27 years with specific experience in algebra I and II, trig, pre-calculus, chemistry, biology, and physiology. Working one-on-one, I love finding the keys to students' understanding.

I've always loved science and majored in biology in undergrad. By the time I was a senior, I was a docent in a natural history museum and had helped many friends improve their grades in biology, chemistry, and math. After graduation from University of Michigan, I continued studying to get my teaching certificate. I moved to Georgia and started teaching in 1986 and haven't looked back, earning my M.Ed. in science from Georgia State.

While I enjoy being a classroom teacher, I find the most rewarding part of my work to be one-on-one instruction. I have achieved a lot of success with it. I find that taking the time to listen to a student and then taking the time to make sure that the student understands makes all the difference.

I try to find out where a student is: What do you understand and where is it that you get lost? So we start there, using what a student does know in an interactive way, to make that connection.

Owning the discovery helps students with their confidence. When it's math, I want to see the student do the work. They can watch me all day and they're not getting anything. I need to see that they can accomplish the task themselves.

Learning shouldn't be a chore and I find that understanding the individual needs of a student can make all the difference in his or her love of learning. One size really doesn't fit all when it comes to education.

Testimonials

"Patient and Positive"

- Cindy, Atlanta, GA on 9/30/13

"Very knowledgeable, patient and accomodating"

- Cheryl, Nashville, TN on 10/29/14

"Martha Does Well With Older Students"

- Katherine, Smyrna, GA on 10/21/13

"Great tutor who is very patient"

- Bindu, Atlanta, GA on 7/18/13
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Education

University of Michigan
Georgia State University
MEd

Education

University of Michigan

Georgia State University (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Decatur, GA 30033

Martha’s Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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