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Mary A.

Kihei, HI

$60/hour

Bright, caring, smart, experienced Ivy League math teacher

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$60/Hour


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B.S., Cornell University
engineering
B.S., Cornell University
Master's
Cal State Fullerton
Master's

Education

B.S., Cornell University (engineering)

B.S., Cornell University (Master's)

Cal State Fullerton (Master's)

About Mary

I transitioned to teaching math from an engineering career that has included private industry, aerospace and government, because I wish to share my love of mathematics, technology and problem-solving with college students.

In order to enhance my mathematical competence beyond that which served me as an engineer, I recently pursued a master’s degree in math, in a program designed for teachers, though not a degree in math education. This prepared me to teach the full range of high school and community college math courses.

My focus in teaching is on a positive outlook and understanding the material beyond just knowing how to use formulas., on making things happen for my students so they can do the best possible job. Positivity contributes strongly toward results: students are motivated by positive strokes to excel; action results because mediocrity is not expected.

My classroom teaching experience has covered three levels of algebra, including a remedial course, liberal arts math, pre-calculus, finite mathematics, and statistics. I emphasize understanding the material so that the student does not have to rely on memory.


My challenges include mastery of the subject matter, knowledge of the students’ abilities and mastery of the prerequisites, and ability to change the learning focus (auditory to visual to participatory) to maintain interest. I therefore choose to teach or tutor, where the focus is on educating students.
I transitioned to teaching math from an engineering career that has included private industry, aerospace and government, because I wish to share my love of mathematics, technology and problem-solving with college students.

In order to enhance my mathematical competence beyond that which served me as an engineer, I recently pursued a
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Kihei, HI 96753
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus

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B.S., Cornell University
engineering
B.S., Cornell University
Master's
Cal State Fullerton
Master's

Education

B.S., Cornell University (engineering)

B.S., Cornell University (Master's)

Cal State Fullerton (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 20 miles of Kihei, HI 96753.