Experienced and Compassionate Mathematics Teacher
Experienced and Compassionate Mathematics Teacher
I am a Massachusetts licensed teacher, and I have taught Math & Computer Science for the past 17 years working in the Sudbury and Newton public school districts. I have taught all levels of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus and AP Calculus AB & BC as well as AP Computer Science. In addition I have tutored many students preparing for the SSAT, SAT, ACT and GRE exams by helping them improve their score and finding their best possible test strategy. My undergraduate degree is in...
I am a Massachusetts licensed teacher, and I have taught Math & Computer Science for the past 17 years working in the Sudbury and Newton public school districts. I have taught all levels of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus and AP Calculus AB & BC as well as AP Computer Science. In addition I have tutored many students preparing for the SSAT, SAT, ACT and GRE exams by helping them improve their score and finding their best possible test strategy. My undergraduate degree is in Math & Computer Science and I have a master's degree in education from Harvard.
I am passionate about learning! When a student tells me that they "hate" a subject I know it is because they do not understand the concepts and are frustrated. "This is how I feel about bowling," I tell my students, "because I am miserable at it." My job is to find the missing links in each student's educational background and fill in all the missing pieces. I prepare for my lessons in advance using different teaching techniques tailored to each student's individual needs. As a former software engineer I use technology to enhance learning. My goal is for my students to gain confidence in their skills and be successful in their classes. My greatest reward is the smile I receive when a student "gets it". I tell my students that if they can learn math then maybe I can learn to bowl.
I have raised three children of my own and understand the needs of my students from a parents point of view. During my son's junior year in high school he became very ill and missed 3 months of school. When he fell behind in Precalculus, I hired a tutor for him. Watching him work with the tutor as he blossomed and succeeded was very moving. My goal is to be an inspiration for you as well!
I know that it is hard to call a stranger on the phone or via internet to get help for yourself or child. Please feel free to email me so that we can set up an interview.
I wish you success in your studies!
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Best tutor I have worked with in any subject!
I have never worked with a tutor who knew their material so well or was as organized as Margery. I contacted Margery to help me prepare for the BC Calculus exam while I was taking an AB Calculus class. With just a few months to prepare, this seemed like a daunting task; yet with Margery's clear instruction and guidance I was able to score a 5 on the exam. Using her mastery of the material, Margery is able to break down complex topics clearly and is excellent at communicating different mathematical concepts. She laid out a 3 month schedule, creating a timeline of calculus concepts to learn before the exam, and provided invaluable test-taking tips. I have worked with several different math tutors, but none could have prepared me as well as Margery did. She also helped my sister achieve a near perfect score on the SAT II Math 2 exam!Jeremy, 27 lessons with Margery
Knowledgeable and patient and motivating tutor
She is very knowledgeable and encouraging. My son gets along great with her. we will continue lessons with her for the next SAT exams in August. We would recommend and refer her name anytime.Kathy, 1 lesson with Margery
Knowledgeable and insightful
My son has only one lesson with Margery but it appears to be off to a good start. She has taken inventory of his knowledge in the subject matter and thought through a course of action. In short, she's done all that can be done at this time.Brian, 5 lessons with Margery
Knowledgable, patient and positive tutor!!
Margery has been helping my 14 year old daughter review these past few summer weeks for her first year in high school. She has been so flexible to meet with us and is a pleasure to have over to our house. After the first lesson, my somewhat anxious daughter said she loved her and definitely wanted to do more review with Margery. Margery worked quickly with my daughter to figure out where she stood with the math topics they worked on last year and what she will be delving into this coming year. She then focused with her on the areas she was least confident, building up her ability and confidence. She gave my daughter constant reassurance and praise for the work she did and gave her strategies and techniques to get through the problems she struggled with. My daughter feels very confident NOW starting her freshman year but also is happy that Margery will be available for any supplemental help during the year. We are grateful we found Margery and would highly recommend her!Sheri, 6 lessons with Margery
Encouraging and motivating!
Margery is tutoring my two teenage children who are both math phobic. While they continue to find the subject matter challenging, they really enjoy working with Margery and appreciate the positive feedback and encouragement that she provides. She is a thoughtful and patient tutor who really knows how to connect with her students and is interested in their success.Margaret, 6 lessons with Margery
Super helpful tutor
Margery has tutored both of my high school children in geometry and algebra 2. I appreciate her approach because she explains the rationale behind the formulas. She is very patient and approachable. I also like that she has been able to tutor via Skype when meeting in person has not been possible because of busy after school schedules. I highly recommend Margery.Ronni, 14 lessons with Margery
Everything a great tutor should be
We initially contacted Margery based on her reviews on WyzAnt and her location being close to ours. One meeting was enough for us and our child to decide we didn't need to talk to anyone else. Margery is knowledgeable and experienced in several subjects which made her the perfect tutor for SSAT. She is also caring, patient and engaging and is able to make a good connection with her student. Our son was looking forward to his lessons and did his assignments with enthusiasm. It takes skill and experience to make a young student feel that way about tutoring sessions in the summer. Margery is a true professional and has all the skills and experience one would expect from a great tutor. She also gets results. Our son was able to accomplish his goal in SSAT. I strongly recommend her.A.B., 13 lessons with Margery
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful
Although only a few sessions in, my nephew is learning so much. Margery assessed his needs quickly and set him up with a work plan and the tools to help him with his studies - particularly math. My nephew is so happy with his sessions and finds Margery very easy to work with. Through my conversations with her, I found that she is an excellent, experienced educator, who is sensitive to her students' needs. Finally, I really appreciate that Margery has taken the time to talk with me about her assessment and plans.Maureen, 25 lessons with Margery
Margery is a wonderful tutor. My daughter has struggled with math and it has challenged her confidence. Margery is extremely warm and patient and has really built up my daughter's confidence and test scores. She is always prompt, professional, and easy to reach. Margery has a gift for tutoring kids and truly seems to enjoy her work.Mary, 31 lessons with Margery
Great tutor with in-depth knowledge, teaching experience, very patient and builds confidence and performance levels
Margery is an extremely knowledgeable teacher to be able to understand the students need and ensure the student understands the fundamentals thoroughly. She understands where the gaps are and what areas needs to be focused on to ensure the student thoroughly understands the subject. She is on time for the lessons, very professional and kind. She understands each student very well and does what it takes to build their confidence level to become successful and perform to their potential. She has been very flexible when we needed to change occasionally the lesson times once she has sufficient time to alter her schedule. I would highly recommend Margery.Srikanth, 74 lessons with Margery
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