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Mary S.

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Hatfield, PA (19440)

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Hi Everybody,

My name is Mary, and I am the right tutor for you!

I have been teaching for seven years now. I earned my undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Bloomsburg State College. I earned my Business Education teacher certification from Delaware Valley College. I recently graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Master's degree of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and I have been working for four years as a teacher of Business Education in the Reading School District. Along with teaching I have also done some homebound instruction for the Reading School District. As part of my work, I tutor students in all subjects that students may be enrolled in such as; Math (pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, and general Math), Language Arts (including English, reading, vocabulary and writing), Microsoft Office 2007 application software, and some test prep (GED,SAT).

Besides tutoring, I have experience with students of all ages, including extensive experience with individuals who have special needs. In general, I favor a "hands-on" approach to teaching that involves a lot of interaction between the tutor and student, and concrete experiences in addition to worksheets. However, my specific methods vary according to the subject being taught and the learning style of the student.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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Mary’s subjects

Science:
Medical Coding, Pharmacology, Psychology
Computer:
Elementary Education:
Special Needs:
Phonics
Test Preparation:
Sports/Recreation:
Corporate Training:

Accounting

Accounting:
I offer instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

ACT Math

The ACT Mathematics Test is designed to measure the mathematical skills students have typically acquired by the end of 11th grade. The test consists of 60 multiple-choice questions that require students to solve practical problems in mathematics. I will help students with their basic formulas and computational skills needed to be successful on this mathematical assessment.

Algebra 1

Algebra 1

The main goal of this course is to provide students with a thorough and extensive study of linear and quadratic functions and graphing on the x,y-coordinate system. By the end of this course, students will have all the knowledge necessary to solve and graph equations and inequalities. They will also be able to apply this knowledge to other areas of math, such as word problems, ratios and proportions.

Algebra 2

Algebra II:

Algebra 2 is a course designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts. It develops advanced algebra skills such as systems of equations, advanced polynomials, imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics, and concepts and includes the study of trigonometric functions. It also introduces matrices and their properties. The content of this course are important for students’ success on both the SAT and college mathematics entrance exams. Students who successful complete Algebra II should take Pre-Calculus next.

American History

Learning about American History is worthwhile and necessary as part of the educational requirement of all students. Historical knowledge is a collection of carefully and critically constructed memories of our past. To help students better understand American History by supplementing the curriculum, textbooks, and materials students are currently required for their class.

Business

I earned my undergraduate degree in business and I am a Business education teacher. A business course includes many topics such as accounting, human resources, labor relations, finance, operations research, marketing, and operations management. My responsibility as a business teacher is to produce quality business professionals who will drive the economy forward in pursuit of an improved quality of life. I help my students to solve problems, think about their futures, plan and transform possibilities into reality.

Career Development

Having a Business degree and 22 years of work experience I know what future employers are looking for. Career exploration exposes students to future careers, helps them identify and follow through on an education path that leads to a desired career. One way students can expand their understanding is participating in project based activities that encourages students to explore topics in depth through research. I am familiar many Websites that offer information and resources to help students to understand and know what they need to do to reach their goals. I earned my undergraduate degree in business and I am a Business education teacher.

Economics

Economics is a field of study in social science that deals with the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in an economy. The basic economic indicators are studied under this field of study that helps the economists and the decision makers to predict and make decisions in an economy respectively. A social science that studies how individuals, governments, firms and nations make choices on allocating scarce resources to satisfy their unlimited wants. Economics can generally be broken down into: macroeconomics, which concentrates on the behavior of the aggregate economy; and microeconomics, which focuses on individual consumers.

Elementary Math

I can help elementary children in learning and excelling in mathematics. I have a strong grasp of mathematical concepts and can convey that knowledge to my students.

I am proficient at teaching children at all levels of math. I will focus on enhancing a student's learning by showing them various approaches to different math problems and formulas. I will not only help students who may be struggling with math, but also help high-achievers who might be more advanced than their classmates. I use concepts and ideas that fit an individual student's needs in order to help them understand how to solve problems. I possess comprehensive knowledge in many different areas of math, and can tutor and assist children at many different educational levels. I am able to communicate and have a strong grasp of basic math concepts, such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, word problems and geometry.

Elementary Science

Teaching science to students is critical for establishing a foundation for further success in science. Teaching students science helps to support conceptual understanding and memorization of science facts. Having students being actively involved in learning science, they retain more than just rote memorization of science facts. The use of questioning, critical thinking, inquiry, investigations, hypothesizing, technology, and more are critical for helping students understand and learn the sciences.

English

Working with students includes the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. My duties will include support of students' course work, and if need be, I will also arrange any extra curricular activities to further support the content. My goal is to ensure students understand English, speak it and be able to read and write it.


GED

To help students earn their General Education Development Certificate; which is the equivalent of a high school diploma, and it is a requirement for almost any job. By helping student prepare for the GED exam, I will be helping them not only to obtain employment, but to improve their lives overall. My goal is to help students with their reading, writing, math, science, and social studies level of knowledge students graduating from high school will have. This will allow the GED student to pass the government-created test and earn their high school equivalent diploma.

Geography

Teaching, geographic information can be integrated using five concepts or themes: position on Earth's surface, physical and human features and conditions, the ways in which humans culturally adapt to, use, and change Earth's natural environments, uneven flow of natural elements, people, materials, and ideas, and areas in which one or more conditions are similar. Geography is the oldest of all sciences. The study of geography provides the view of the whole earth by mapping the location of its places. Geography helps to give answers to the questions that the earliest humans have asked.

Geometry

Geometry is designed to emphasize the study of the properties and applications of common geometric figures in two and three dimensions. It includes the study of transformations and right triangle trigonometry. Inductive and deductive thinking skills are used in problem solving situations, and applications to the real world are stressed. It also emphasizes writing proofs to solve (prove) properties of geometric figures.

Government & Politics

Government and politics is an insight into what happens in the corridors of power and how it affects us. Government and politics includes subjects ranging from elections to various acts and legislations. Learning about what politicians and the government does. This includes the business of politics and how it touches every aspect of our lives. Learning how society would not function without an elected body to decide, say what taxes will be levied, how those will be spent on things like health and
education or how the country will be defended. Having a better understanding and the knowledge of how the whole process of an elected government works.

Law

BUSINESS LAW addresses statutes and regulations affecting businesses, families, and individuals in their related roles. A knowledge of business law is useful for all, because everyone has a role as citizens, workers, and consumers in their communities and in society at large.

Businesses operate in an increasingly global environment where the laws of different governments and judicial systems might conflict. Includes a basic knowledge of the legal system and how business law impacts commerce in their own countries and abroad.

Literature

I will help my students with the decoding of the text and discover the meaning in literature by looking at what the author says and how he/she says it. This is often carried out through the use of literary theory, using a mythological, sociological, psychological, historical, or other approaches.

Helping students grow and evolve through their literary journey with books. Literature introduces students to new worlds of experience. Helping students to learn about books and literature; how to enjoy the comedies and the tragedies of poems, stories, and plays. Literature includes works of the creative imagination, poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction.


Marketing

I earned my undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Bloomsburg State College. I earned my Business Education teacher certification from Delaware Valley College. Marketing covers everything you'll need to do in order to deliver products and services to the consumer including research, planning, pricing, packaging, promotion, selling and distribution. The five Ps of marketing is part of the marketing approach to doing business that focuses on identifying the customers needs and preferences. Helping students understand marketing is about identifying and understanding your customer and giving them what they want. It's not just about advertising and promoting your business.
Effective marketing is a result of examining every aspect of your business and how it affects the consumer's end experience.

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program. Microsoft Excel features include calculation, graphing tools, and pivot tables. It uses a grid of cells arranged in numbered rows and letter-named columns to organize data manipulations like arithmetic operations, including a battery of supplied functions to answer statistical, engineering and financial needs. In addition, it can display data as line graphs, histograms and charts, and with a very limited three-dimensional graphical display.

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is a full-featured word processing program. Word contains rudimentary desktop publishing capabilities and is the most widely used word processing program on the market. Word files are commonly used as the format for sending text documents via e-mail.

Praxis

Being prepared is the key to passing the Praxis exam. I can help you to familiarize yourself with the anticipated questions found on the Praxis exam. The Praxis exam is a crucial part of the teacher certification process. The different Praxis exam you may be required to take measure your knowledge of a specific subject or grade level. I have taken and passed the required Praxis exams. I can help you understand and familiarize yourself with the most accurate, applicable information you need to know to pass.

Precalculus

Precalculus is a math course that is along the same lines as advanced secondary school algebra. Precalculus includes math topics between algebra and trigonometry. Precalculus may also include small amounts of calculus concepts, algebraic topics that might not have been given attention to in earlier algebra courses. Precalcusus may include the opportunity to spend more time on conic sections, vectors, and other topics needed for calculus.

Proofreading

The goal of proofreading is to detect any errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Proofreading is the careful reading, and rereading of documents. Improvement of proof reading skills includes checking the document elements that ensures correct dimensions, placement, and types of illustrations. Other elements include the layout, headlines, paragraphs, illustrations, and colors are appropriate. Developing good proof reading skills are indispensable that is beyond spell checking abilities of modern word processors.

Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behavior. The study of psychology can be complicated and confusing. With assistance the concepts surrounding psychology can be understood better. The largest part of psychology is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues. In addition to mental health, psychology can also be applied to other issues that impact health and daily life including performance enhancement, self-help, ergonomics, motivation, and productivity.

Public Speaking

Public Speaking is a skill which focuses upon the theory, practice, and criticism of different types of informative and persuasive speeches. As a Business Education teacher; I can help you understand and familiarize yourself with the most accurate, applicable information necessary to be a good public speaker. I can help you improve your speaking skills with emphasis being placed on audience analysis, organizational methods, and the use of ethical principles in speech preparation and delivery.

QuickBooks

My business education background includes my teaching computer tools such as MS Word, excel, accounting and Quickbooks. Quickbooks is accounting software that is used for billing, invoicing, and keeping records. Quickbooks is fairly easy to use depending on how each company is set up. The best way to learn Quickbooks is by a hands-on approach through interactive use of the software.

SAT Math

I work with students to help them prepare to earn the best exam results from taking the SAT Math Test. The results on the SAT Math Test is a tool designed to assess one's academic readiness for college. The SAT Math exam scores are used by many colleges for admission. The scores determine course placement, and are used to advise students about course of study selection. Being prepared for the exam is crucial for student success and institutional choices.

Sewing

I have been sewing since I was in 7th grade and I am now 52 years old. I have made items from pillow case, apron, blankets, dresses, shirts, jackets and pants. I know I can teach someone else to sew. I know how to lay out and cut out a pattern. Pick out the correct fabric to go with the item someone wants to make.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is a special branch of geometry that deals with the study of triangles. Trigonometric identities are algebraic equations that are important elements of the study of triangles. The study of trigonometry deals with the relationships between the sides and angles of triangles. Trigonometric identities include Pythagorean identities, reduction formulas, and cofunction identities. The focus of trigonometry focus on the six main trigonometric formulas: sine, tangent, secant, cosine, cotangent, and cosecant. These formulas describe the ratios of the sides of right triangles. We will solve trigonometry problems with a calculator.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary is the knowledge of words and word meanings. Knowledge of words does not only involve the definitions, but also how words fit into the world. Vocabulary knowledge is something that is not fully mastered, but something that expands and deepens over the course of a lifetime. Instruction in vocabulary involves far more than looking up words in a dictionary and using the words in a sentence. Vocabulary is acquired incidentally through indirect exposure to words and intentionally through explicit instruction in specific words and word-learning strategies. The main components of effectively learning vocabulary include extensive independent reading to expand word knowledge with focus on specific words to enhance comprehension of texts. Independent word-learning strategies, and becoming more word conscious through word-play activities will motivate and enhance learning.

World History

History is a representation of the past and present events that have happened throughout our years. History is divided into four main eras: prehistory, ancient times, middle ages, and modern times. To better understand the experiences of our history, the study of history gives us a guide on how the world works and how humans behave. World history is the story of human experience. It is a story of how people, ideas, and goods spread across the earth creating our past and our present. To help us better understand this experience, we look at the division of history into four main eras: prehistory, ancient times, middle ages, and modern times.

Writing

Writing conventions such as spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar help essays clear and understandable. Graphic organizers can help students put their writing ideas in order. Graphic organizers include the use of charts, diagrams, and maps that offer ways to brainstorm for details about a topic and then arrange those details in logical order. Going through the full writing process—pre-writing, drafting, revising, rewriting and publishing—can be a lot of work, but it’s always worth the effort. Each stage of the writing process builds on the last, and each subsequent stage would be much harder if the previous one hadn’t been completed. Reading the essay in its final, polished form, it becomes clear the complete writing process produces the best essay.

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Education

Bloomsburg State College (B.S. Computer and Information Science)

University of Phoenix (MEd)

Wonderful tutor! — What a difference in my daughter's attitude and grades! We are so impressed with Mary's grasp of the subject and how well she explains the material. Thank you Mary!! ...

— Mercedes from Lansdale, PA on 10/16/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

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Mary will travel within 10 miles of Hatfield, PA 19440.

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