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Mary L.

Evergreen, CO

$45/hour

NCLB Highly Qualified in Mathematics

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5.0 average from 43 ratings
Knowledgeable and very patient.
— Ashley, Arvada, CO on 2/12/16

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About Mary

I am a retired mathematics teacher from Denver Public Schools. During my tenure as teacher, I taught Algebra 1, Geometry (both regular and honors), Algebra 2 (both regular and honors) and Pre-Calculus. My students scored well above the district mean in district wide tests. Additionally, my students who took the TCAP tests scored well above the 50th percentile.

When I lived in a suburb of Chicago, I began my teaching career as a full-time tutor at a high school. Looking back that was the job that I enjoyed most because it did not involve evaluating students, only helping them learn. My students all loved me and I loved the personal relationship that I developed with them. Additionally, I tutored privately, and of those students I still follow them on Facebook as "friends." The relationships that I developed with my students was perhaps the most gratifying part of helping them learn.

As a WyzAnt tutor, I have experienced gratifying experiences tutoring high school students as I have done before and I have enjoyed meeting and working with families who share the same value for learning that I have. Additionally a whole new vista has opened up to me, tutoring adult students who are taking college classes. Their motivation and commitment have been inspirational in how people continue to learn and expand their horizons.
I am a retired mathematics teacher from Denver Public Schools. During my tenure as teacher, I taught Algebra 1, Geometry (both regular and honors), Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Evergreen, CO 80439
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and very patient."

- Ashley, Arvada, CO on 2/12/16

"Wonderful."

- Debra, Evergreen, CO on 8/5/16

"Wonderful, hardworking, patient tutor!"

- Chris, Golden, CO on 6/29/16

"Geometry Tutoring Help"

- Allison, Evergreen, CO on 5/7/16

"Grateful"

- Kathleen, Golden, CO on 4/1/16
Mary replied on 4/5/2016

Thank you Kathleen for your feedback. I hope that he will gain an understanding of mathematical thinking that will hold him in good stead throughout his academic career.

Science:
Biology
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math

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ACT Math

I am a retired Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus teacher. One of the requirements is to prepare students for the ACT. I have been successful in preparing students though instruction in mathematics and additionally with a focus on the types of questions asked on the ACT. I focus on test taking strategies and on possible distracters that cause students to choose the incorrect answers. Additionally, I direct students to focus on exactly what is being asked and whether there is an easy solution to the problem. I utilize both the Princeton Review test reviews and the Kaplan Test Reviews to prepare the students.

Algebra 1

I am a retired mathematics teacher. I taught Algebra 1 for 17 years at the high school level both in Colorado and Illinois.

Algebra 2

I have taught both honors level and regular level mathematics. In teaching Algebra 2, I have tried to emphasized modeling real-world data and the functions that allow us to model this data (linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric) in order to make sense of the techniques that we use to solve them. Additionally, I emphasize the use of the TI-84 plus in order to facilitate the complex work that is necessary.

Geometry

I have taught both honors and regular level Geometry. In teaching geometry, I have both utilized the use of discovery as well as abstract mathematical proofs to help students understand Geometry.

As a tutor, I have tutored many students in two column proofs as well as in angle chases using the conjectures (theorems) available to them.

It is indeed my favorite subject because I believe that the logical thinking that students acquire in Geometry will support them in their work in future mathematics courses.

Prealgebra

I am a retired high school mathematics teacher. I have taught for over 17 years in both Illinois and Colorado. In Illinois, I taught 3 years of pre-algebra to 9th grade students.

Precalculus

Precalculus is an exciting subject because it makes sense of previous mathematics courses and looks forward to calculus which has so many applications.

It is a difficult course because many of the topics seem unrelated to each other. I believe that sense can be made of the myriad of topics covered by viewing the topics as a body of work that models real-world situations and that the techniques you learn are to help you solve the real-world situations. By giving the topics purpose, you can get a better understanding of why we do what we do.

Hopefully, this approach will help students in their study of precalculus.

SAT Math

I am a retired Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus teacher. One of the requirements is to prepare students for the SAT. I have been successful in preparing students though instruction in mathematics and additionally with a focus on the types of questions asked on the SAT. I focus on test taking strategies and on possible distracters that cause students to choose the incorrect answers. Additionally, I direct students to focus on exactly what is being asked and whether there is an easy solution to the problem. I utilize both the Princeton Review test reviews and the Kaplan Test Reviews to prepare the students.

University of Chicago
History
Northwestern University
Other
University of Chicago
MBA

Education

University of Chicago (History)

Northwestern University (Other)

University of Chicago (MBA)

Knowledgeable and very patient. — I am taking college level algebra and needed help. I found Mary on WyzAnt, she is very knowledgeable and patient. We covered a lot about functions on our first session and I am sure we will be covering a lot more information through out the semester as I have decided to use her once a week tell the end of class. Mary has a very flexible schedule as well which is a bonus for me. ...

— Ashley, Arvada, CO on 2/12/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 15 miles of Evergreen, CO 80439.