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Maria M.

Detroit, MI

$25/hr

Retired Female Engineer

Background check passed as of 11/28/12
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Retired Female Engineer

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I am a recently retired engineer. I spent last summer working in a City of Detroit grade school as a tutor. About ten years ago I taught Environmental Science classes at Wayne State as an adjunct faculty. This is the only official experience I have had teaching/tutoring; however during my academic career I frequently explained course material to fellow students and to study partners. During the 30 years I worked as a Chemist and as an Engineer I was frequently asked to explain technical information to a lay audience since I seemed to have a knack for doing just that. I would classify my tutoring style as "old school." Ladies and gentlemen, the best way to learn a problem-based subject such as math or chemistry is to solve problems; there are no short cuts.

I am also a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan.

Testimonials

"Very patient!"

- Zahra, Dearborn, MI on 5/26/13

"Great Tutor"

- Laurie, Romulus, MI on 3/2/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Jazzmyn, Dearborn Heights, MI on 11/26/13

"Patient Teacher"

- Arzu, Macomb, MI on 9/22/13

"Maria is the ultimate."

- Linda, Detroit, MI on 6/1/13

"Simply the best, and better than all the rest!"

- Elaine, Detroit, MI on 4/28/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Geology, Microbiology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Psychology
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SPSS
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics
Art:
Art History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, GRE, Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED,
GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Economics, ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, SPSS

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

GED

On April 22, 2014, I took the Math portion of the GED and scored 187 out of a possible 200.

On April 24, 2014 I took the Science portion of the GED and scored 171 out of a possible 200.

Wayne State University
Chemistry
Wayne State University,
Master's
Wayne State University,
Master's

Education

Wayne State University (Chemistry)

Wayne State University, (Master's)

Wayne State University, (Master's)

Very patient! — Maria is very patient and willing to go the extra mile if you aren't understanding the material! Overall a really good tutor. ...

— Zahra, Dearborn, MI on 5/26/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Maria will travel within 20 miles of Detroit, MI 48208.


About Maria

I am a recently retired engineer. I spent last summer working in a City of Detroit grade school as a tutor. About ten years ago I taught Environmental Science classes at Wayne State as an adjunct faculty. This is the only official experience I have had teaching/tutoring; however during my academic career I frequently explained course material to fellow students and to study partners. During the 30 years I worked as a Chemist and as an Engineer I was frequently asked to explain technical information to a lay audience since I seemed to have a knack for doing just that. I would classify my tutoring style as "old school." Ladies and gentlemen, the best way to learn a problem-based subject such as math or chemistry is to solve problems; there are no short cuts.

I am also a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan.

Testimonials

"Very patient!"

- Zahra, Dearborn, MI on 5/26/13

"Great Tutor"

- Laurie, Romulus, MI on 3/2/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Jazzmyn, Dearborn Heights, MI on 11/26/13

"Patient Teacher"

- Arzu, Macomb, MI on 9/22/13

"Maria is the ultimate."

- Linda, Detroit, MI on 6/1/13

"Simply the best, and better than all the rest!"

- Elaine, Detroit, MI on 4/28/13

Education

Wayne State University
Chemistry
Wayne State University,
Master's
Wayne State University,
Master's

Education

Wayne State University (Chemistry)

Wayne State University, (Master's)

Wayne State University, (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Detroit, MI 48208

Maria’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Geology, Microbiology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Psychology
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SPSS
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics
Art:
Art History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, GRE, Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED,
GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Economics, ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, SPSS

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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