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Mary K.

Oak Lawn, IL


Math and Computer Science Tutor/ Microsoft Certified Word and Excel

Background check passed as of 4/30/13
5.0 average from 88 ratings
Great tutor!!!!
— Tiffany, Oak Lawn, IL on 1/3/14


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Northern Illinois University
University of Illinois, Chicago


Northern Illinois University

University of Illinois, Chicago (MEd)

About Mary

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

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Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor!!!!"

- Tiffany, Oak Lawn, IL on 1/3/14

"Very Knowledgeable and patient math tutor!"

- Michelle, Tinley Park, IL on 12/5/16

"Great knowledge, follow-up and comfort level"

- Victor, Chicago, IL on 2/29/16

"Awesome math tutor review"

- Ellen, Orland Park, IL on 6/29/15

"Great, smart & sweet!"

- Katrina, Oak Lawn, IL on 11/13/14

"Great session"

- Jesse, Chicago, IL on 4/15/14

"Very Knowledgeable!"

- Kathy, Oak Forest, IL on 10/16/13

"Very patient and understanding!"

- Pat, Palos Heights, IL on 1/23/13
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry,
Test Preparation:
Computer Science,
General Computer, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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Algebra 1

I have a valid Illinois teaching certificate for all high school math.


I taught C++ to high school students to prepare them for the AP exam in Computer Science. I have written several programs in this language as well as in Pascal, Basic and Visual Basic.

Computer Science

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.

Microsoft Excel

I am Microsoft-certified in Excel.

Microsoft Outlook

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.

Microsoft Windows

I was a Help Desk Manager in several Chicago law firms. As such, I had to troubleshoot all Microsoft products. I have worked with Windows 3.1 through Windows XP and Windows7.

Northern Illinois University
University of Illinois, Chicago


Northern Illinois University

University of Illinois, Chicago (MEd)

Great tutor!!!! — 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 fo ...

— Tiffany, Oak Lawn, IL on 1/3/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 15 miles of Oak Lawn, IL 60453.