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Northern Illinois University
University of Illinois, Chicago (MEd)
I am a certified Illinois Math teacher who taught Algebra, Pre-Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II in a Chicago High School. I also taught Computer Applications and Computer Science including AP Computer Science. I left teaching to become a corporate trainer at several of Chicago's largest law firms. My greatest strength is translating the subject matter into understandable terms. While working with attorneys, I was constantly complimented on my ability to teach without intimidation. Several of the attorneys requested that I tutor their parents in using their computers. I enjoyed working with seniors as much as I had enjoyed working with younger students.
As a tutor, I have tutored College Algebra and Trig as well as all levels of math including 7th and 8th graders through college students. I have prepared students in the math portion of the ACT test. I have worked with students who were failing math very late in the year and helped them attain a final grade of B or C.
However, my greatest thrill is seeing the change in a student's confidence in themselves as they go from failure to success.
I am Microsoft certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist in Word and Excel. I am a certified Illinois Math teacher who taught Algebra, Pre-Algebra, Geometry, and … Read more
Mary K. is an awesome tutor. We meet Mary K. 4 weeks ago, and we had 2 weeks until my son’s final in Geometry. At that time my son was failing Geometry, with little hope of passing. After 7 sessions with Mary K. my son passed his final with a B and passed the class. She is patient and willing to help my son anyway possible. We cannot thank her enough! Needless to say, we will be using her again for semesters to come. Thanks again Mary K. YOU ROCK!
Mary is awesome. She even ordered a copy of the review book to have a better understanding of what was going to be on the test and how to best prepare. She has put together a plan and can explain the material well. Highly recommend.
My daughter loves Mary and she has done an amazing job working with her in math and geometry. I would recommend her to anyone - She is great to work with and really takes the time to understand her students.
Mary really helped me realize the errors I was making on key concepts for an exam. I am confident that this exam is 100% thanks to Mary.
My experience with Wyzant has been very positive. I was very comfortable with their website and how you go about finding a tutor. Everything is done very professional. I chose Mary as my tutor and I am very happy that I did! Mary is very knowledgeable in word and Excel and that's what I needed. Mary is very accommodating with scheduling the lessons and I am feeling more confident each time we meet. I will be able to do Excel spreadsheets without stressing!!
Mary is an excellent tutor. Without her help and encouragement I would never have been able to get through my first interview. I know I need more help in a few areas but I have a great tutor to help me through each step. Thank you for Mary!
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I have a valid Illinois teaching certificate for all high school math.
I have taught computer applications including word processing, spreadsheet, database and mail applications in Microsoft and other programs used before Microsoft started dominating the industry.(ex WordPerfect, Lotus, dBase)
I have also taught several programming lanuages including Basic, Visual Basic, Pascal, C, C++ as well as macro writing in Perfect Script and VBA.
I have taught this subject at a credited Illinois high school.
I am Microsoft-certified in Excel.
I have taught Microsoft Outlook to parents, high school students and attorneys. I have taught email, calendaring, contacts, rules, and managing preferences in many versions of Outlook through Outlook 2010.
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