- Justin, Fairfax, VA on 11/26/13
I cannot speak highly enough of Mariyam's ability as a tutor!
Her deep, fundamental and advanced knowledge of Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics allows her to thoroughly, articulately, and efficiently explain different concepts to novice and advanced STEM students alike.
She is reliable, has a delightful personality, and an intellectual ethos which exudes passion for science and math. Without a doubt, my understanding of Chemistry is markedly greater than before I began to work with Mariyam, and I credit her with the bulk of my improvement and increasing interest in STEM topics. I highly recommend her!
- Carmelita, Alexandria, VA on 2/6/15
My son had five lessons with Mariyam, when I first engaged her, I informed her that my son needed tutoring in preparation for an exam on Dec 9 2014. Just as he was starting to build confidence; in one week she cancelled twice, during that same week, she sent me a text stating that she just found out that she had to take another course for school and would no longer be able to tutor my son. Subsequently the following day, I noticed her rate doubled on WyzAnt and she made this decision two weeks before his scheduled exam. If she had of simply communicated to me, her rate was changing. I would have continued with her service for the benefit of my son; knowing he was close to exam day.
Mariyam replied on 2/7/2015
Ms. Carmelita, my apologies for the sense of disappointment you felt as a result of our interactions. From looking at my text messages and phone records, I do remember that I had to cancel our session on November 14th, which we did reschedule successfully to November 15th. I spent the 14th trying to readjust my school schedule with the hope that it would allow me to continue tutoring your son till the test day. Subsequently, on November 20th, when my school schedule didn't work out as I anticipated, I had to urgently cancel our next day session on the 21st of November. After that, I decided to call so that I can explain the situation in detail and answer your questions. I called during the weekend of November 22nd and had to leave a voice-message to briefly explain the situation and I requested that you call me with any questions or concerns. When I did not hear back, I assumed that he continued his studies through the 2 week prep course in his school, which you had previously informed me of.
As for the doubling rate you saw, that occurred because I was unable to successfully deactivate my profile temporarily to stop receiving the many new inquiries from students whom I knew I would not be able to tutor given my new schedule (at that time, I was receiving an average of 7 inquiries every day). Since I did not want to permanently deactivate my profile, that was my second best choice to control the demand for my limited time. However, going forward, I'll certainly keep in mind the experience that I had with this sudden change and learn what I can from it. My goal continues to be striving for excellence in what I do as a tutor in order to keep teaching and encouraging every one of my students. I value both thoroughness and efficiency in my work and my goal is to maintain both of these values continuously while maintaining my own busy school/learning schedule.
On a final note, for my potential future students viewing this, I look forward to answering any further questions you might have about my tutoring and I am even more committed to helping you excel!
- Stephanie, Fairfax, VA on 1/9/15
Mariyam is an excellent and knowledgeable tutor. My daughter loves working with her. She is punctual and flexible with our schedule. We really appreciate her time and expertise.
- Pam, Alexandria, VA on 8/13/14
Mariyam has a lesson plan and her own supplemental materials. I feel that my teen will learn all she needs to be ready for her exam.
"Outstanding and a very professional tutor"
- Takashi, Fairfax, VA on 8/2/14
Since my daughter took tutoring sessions from Mariyam, my daughter's math skills improved drastically and she began to be confident in math. She is very organized and knows what my daughter needs to improve. She is also a very intelligent and a very flexible person who listens to our request. We feel that we finally found the right tutor for my daughter. She is a very experienced tutor and I would recommend getting tutoring from her!
"Very helpful tutor!"
- Sarah, Fairfax, VA on 5/21/14
Getting help from Mariyam was a significant reason my getting an A in my math class. The class average was 50-60 % and most of students fail the class. Being in touch with an optimistic person helped me get through a difficult class.
Mariyam is very smart and she gets the point you are missing very quickly in order to fix it. I had had a bad experience with tutoring, so I hated tutoring and thought it was waste of time and money, but after meeting with Mariyam, it is absolutely the best decision to make if you face any difficulties in class. I would love to work with her in the future for math classes and other class. Thank you, Mariyam.
- Maryem, Fairfax, VA on 4/20/14
Mariyam is one of the most intelligent people I have met. She has an excellent background. Mariyam is always on time, and she is flexible. Thank you Mariyam.
- Saif, Springfield, VA on 3/5/14
Tutoring by Mariyam has been a great opportunity for me to acquire all the skills and concepts needed for calculus, as she is one of the most knowledgeable and interactive math tutors I have ever encountered. She is very patient and makes sure that you have a full understanding of each section before continuing to the next. Lastly, she has a very flexible schedule and will make sure to work a time of your satisfaction.
"Math is like another language but she makes it easier to understand."
- Rebecca, Alexandria, VA on 1/8/14
Mariyam is very dependable among working adults. Since Math isn't my strongest subject she made it easy for me by reviewing my progress and looking over my improvements. In addition, her positive tone and attention to detail will definitely keep you confident. Like I said Math isn't my strongest subject, however I received an A- in my class and definitely looking forward to working with her in the near future! “So what are you waiting for?” Contact her NOW!
- Candice, Fairfax Station, VA on 12/16/13
Using Mariyam as a tutor was probably the best decision I've made all year! She is extremely patient and VERY knowledgeable about the subject she was tutoring me in (Genetics) which is a very difficult subject to grasp. She's helped me tremendously by helping me with homework, quiz prep, and test prep. If I decide to go and get my masters I without a doubt would use her again. Mariyam is very flexible tutor she works with your schedule and if there is room within her schedule she will pick up additional dates if needed. Please use her as a tutor for your future class, she is totally worth it!
- Aimee, Annandale, VA on 10/31/13
Mariyam is the best tutor I've ever known. Her tutoring was very effective before the test. I would strongly recommend Mariyam for Math and Science tutoring.
- Kone, Springfield, VA on 10/28/13
Mariyam has done an excellent job of tutoring my son and daughter. My daughter is attending advanced Math class is making good progress and my son is now very confident in math. Mariyam is very patient and she monitors their level constantly. I highly recommend Mariyam.
"Great observation and response to child's needs"
- Aleisha, Fort Belvoir, VA on 10/9/13
I contacted Mariyam because my 3rd grade daughter is not as strong in math as in other subjects. Within the first four sessions, my daughter has improved in both math and her attitude towards it. When my daughter recently showed Mariyam what they were currently working on in class, Mariyam spoke with me about her concern in the succession of math lessons that does not appear to be in the usual order or method, and how it may affect my daughter's understanding and confidence with the material. She followed up her concern with apparent knowledge of the 3rd and 4th grade curriculum. After sharing her thoughts, she continued to work with my daughter on the difficult math problems and was successful in helping her to understand them so that she could do them on her own!
Coincidentally, my husband and I had already scheduled a special meeting with the teacher in order to discuss the exact same issue and her admitted "different" way of teaching that may not be working with my daughter. The fact that Mariyam took note of the unusual lesson plan and also brought it to my attention ensured me that she really cares about helping my daughter overcome her fear of math to get better at it.
In a nutshell, Mariyam taught my daughter four-digit subtraction in one hour, when my husband and I failed to help her get better with two-digit subtraction in an entire school year. I would gladly and faithfully recommend Mariyam for math tutoring.
"Very patient, and encouraging!"
- Zebib, Fairfax Station, VA on 10/7/13
Mariyam is very patient and calm! My son so far had 3 lessons with her, and it's helping him tremendously!
- Mahwish, Springfield, VA on 10/4/13
I was looking for my middle school daughters a math tutor and I found Mariyam, great thing about her is that she is very punctual and she targeted the problem my kids were having and started working on it with them while helping them with the homework and everyday lessons. She is very nice and helpful and I am glad to have her as my kids' tutor.