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Marina B.

Saint Augustine, FL

$42/hour

Experienced and Patient Stetson U Grad for Math and Science Tutoring

300+ Hours
4.9 average from 105 ratings
Great Tutor!
— Molly, Saint Augustine, FL on 12/7/17

$42/Hour


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Stetson University
Math and Biochem

Education

Stetson University (Math and Biochem)

About Marina

Dear prospective student/parent,

My best professors exuded admiration for the topic they discussed. As someone who craves new knowledge, I hope to instill my passion for learning and teaching onto my students. I believe that everyone holds a lock on understanding of the desired topic, but a good teacher should patiently guide the student to find the fitting key to unlock a new world, or at least a peace of mind. I try to have my tutees gain the confidence in their learning skills. I myself gained those skills by hard work, especially overcoming the challenges of studying in a new language. (I have moved here from Ukraine and worked triple for continuous high honors.) For that reason, I treat my students as an equal.

Math and science makes me happy, so I entered college as a double major in Mathematics and Biochemistry. To my instructor's surprise and admiration, I took my first college course (statistics) when I was 14 and can relate to current teens trying to get ahead. I have since finished my bachelor’s degree. When not engaged in the sciences, I look for peace in artistic endeavors. I am also a published author (and lecturer), an artist, and a professional copyeditor, and volunteer as a reader to growing minds of four-year-olds and as a testing proctor, for both of which I had completed a background check. While those hobbies do make me really happy, what makes me most happy is when I achieve a breakthrough in someone’s learning. Hearing someone with a sincere appreciative expression cry out “Thank you, thank you. That makes sense!” is why I do this.

I’m versatile in my tutoring style and have had two years of experience with small groups, whole classes, and one-on-one teaching, the majority of which I achieved as a college tutor at my university for a service called the Math Clinic. I have also taught students much older than I, and am comfortable in helping mature young learners. I try to bring my own miniboard with markers and other tools to make learning even more fun and versatile. Along with that, I hold patience, care, and assurance. I expect the student to bring the textbook, notes, and handouts for the tutoring sessions and to be engaged in my discussions. Because Russian is one of my native languages, I have also mentored students coming from Russian-speaking countries and have tutored Americans in the Russian language. I like to meet in public places, but I’m willing to consider online tutoring.

I realize that not everyone seeking tutoring is doing poorly in a subject. Some may desire extra practice or guidance in an effort to succeed, reflecting positively on the achiever, and I think it’s great, so I loosely refer to my teaching as a partnership.

You have taken the first step to success by looking for resources where you’ll get a deeper understanding. Thank you giving me your time in your search for a tutor. I look forward to work with your student!

Let’s conquer this together,

Marina
Dear prospective student/parent,

My best professors exuded admiration for the topic they discussed. As someone who craves new knowledge, I hope to instill my passion for learning and teaching onto my students. I believe that everyone holds a lock on understanding of the desired topic, but a good teacher should patiently guide the
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Saint Augustine, FL 32086

"Great Tutor!"

- Molly, Saint Augustine, FL on 12/7/17

"Above and beyond"

- Denise, Saint Augustine, FL on 6/9/17

"Help For Calculus"

- Leena, Saint Augustine, FL on 11/23/16

"Above and beyond"

- Vicki, Palm Coast, FL on 10/20/16

"Soft spoken, thorough and knowledgeable"

- Austin, Saint Augustine, FL on 10/1/16

"Knowledgeable and kind"

- Christina, Saint Augustine, FL on 9/14/16

"Very pleased"

- Jennifer, Palm Coast, FL on 8/29/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Tracy, Saint Augustine, FL on 5/21/16

"Very Knowledgeable and easy to understand"

- Kianna, Palm Coast, FL on 5/4/16

"Great Tutor!"

- Payton, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL on 4/3/16

"Amazing tutor for my 10 year old! Very patient and so intelligent."

- Rebecca, Palatka, FL on 10/9/15
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Elementary Math, Finite Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physiology
English:
Grammar, Proofreading
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Language:
Russian
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar

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.

Algebra 1

Algebra being described as foundational is not an exaggeration. I've used algebra skills throughout chemistry, physics, calculus, and beyond, and establishing good study techniques as well as this foundation early will pay off in college. Years of experience tutoring algebra 1 & 2 and college algebra and the varying ages of those courses (and therefore custom approaches), I also hold a bachelor's degree in math. As so, I've picked up tools and "tricks" that students find enjoyable. I'm aware of the EOC testing and can do a review and drills the second half of the year. Throughout, I look for areas related to studying and college that a specific student needs to work on and assign Missions (homework) whenever I feel the mentee needs more practice. Please have a neat folder and a notebook ready.

Calculus

As Stetson University's math and biochemistry grad, Marina uses effective techniques and approachable teaching to not only establish and review good basics but also to make it interesting and retainable.

Finite Math

As part of my tutoring job in college, I was assigned to lead tutoring sessions for a university Finite Math professor. Finite Math is like a fast-paced survey of the different branches of math, such as algebra, probability, linear algebra, geometry, and possibly trigonometry. Think of it as a math buffet, with a little bit of everything but not as "fancy" as "restaurant math."

Stetson University
Math and Biochem

Education

Stetson University (Math and Biochem)

Great Tutor!

Marina is an excellent tutor! She is highly knowledgeable and is able to explain concepts in different ways to make them understandable. She is patient and soft spoken and sensitive to my daughter’s needs. She has made a real difference in my daughter’s school year this semester. We are very pleased.

— Molly, Saint Augustine, FL on 12/7/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $42.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marina will travel within 25 miles of Saint Augustine, FL 32086.