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Mary L.

Lusby, MD

$40/hour

Mathematics: Pre-Algerbra to Calculus and more plus ACT/SAT/GRE

100+ Hours
4.8 average from 68 ratings
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— Jeanee, Prince Frederick, MD on 1/27/17

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Troy University, Troy, AL
Mathematics

Education

Troy University, Troy, AL (Mathematics)

About Mary

Most people say their least favorite subject is Mathematics, but it has always been my favorite. My favorite moment tutoring was when the student I was working with looked up from the Calculus problem she had just finished with a smile and said, "This is actually pretty fun." She had only been working with me for a month, had vowed that she wasn't a math person, and had said that she hated math when we first met.

I first noticed I had a gift for teaching mathematics during AP Calculus in high school. My friends always wanted me in their study group because I could often explain the methods for solving the problems in ways our teacher could not with a large class. I don't think I'll ever forget how one of my close friends who had struggled to get a "B" or "C" on her previous tests called out, "Mary, I need your brain!" as our teacher handed out a new test (a test that was the start of many A's for my friend).

In December 2012, I graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from Troy University in Troy, AL. By filling almost all of my free electives in college with math courses, I was able to graduate with a total of 63 credit hours in mathematics courses and a 3.95/4.0 GPA for those courses.

In August 2009, I started tutoring independently during my first semester at Troy after the Mathematics Department Head approached me about tutoring a student from a local high school who had contacted the university. After that semester, I tutored 1-4 students at least once a week in areas such as Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Calculus, ACT-Math, SAT-Math, and GRE-Math. From August 2010-December 2012, I also worked as a Troy University Mathematics Department Tutor for up to 20hrs a week where I tutored students in all of the undergraduate mathematics courses offered by the university.

I taught during the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years as a math teacher for Chesapeake Mathematics and IT Academy's South Campus. I am currently tutoring as my full time job.

I prefer to work with students either at their home, local public library, or a coffee shop. I am very flexible, see my availability for more details. I am also available for online tutoring sessions if that is more convenient for you. I do have a 2 hour cancellation policy.
Most people say their least favorite subject is Mathematics, but it has always been my favorite. My favorite moment tutoring was when the student I was working with looked up from the Calculus problem she had just finished with a smile and said, "This is actually pretty fun." She had only been working with me for a month, had vowed that she wasn't Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

For groups lessons of 3 or more students taking the same class, I charge $25 an hour per person. For group lessons of 2 students taking the same class, I charge $30 an hour per student.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lusby, MD 20657
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor!"

- Jeanee, Prince Frederick, MD on 1/27/17

"Great 8th grade math tutor!"

- Sheila, Mechanicsville, MD on 12/20/16

"Received 116 on quiz!"

- Jennifer, Prince Frederick, MD on 9/28/16

"Very patient and really worked well with my daughter."

- Dawn, Huntingtown, MD on 9/3/16

"Great Tutor!"

- Ahjae, Upper Marlboro, MD on 7/7/16

"Skill Knowledge"

- JESSE, Lexington Park, MD on 7/4/16

"Great tutor!"

- Amia, Upper Marlboro, MD on 5/22/14

"Wonderful, Knowledgeable, Professional, and an A++ Tutor"

- Charlene, Upper Marlboro, MD on 4/26/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Elementary Math, Finite Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
Biology
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, Praxis,
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Algebra 1

I taught Algebra 1 to an advanced class of 7th graders during the 14-15 school year. I have also taught college algebra, and I often tutor secondary and college algebra.

Calculus

As a mathematics major I took and received an A in not only the standard calculus series, but also vector calculus and a real analysis series (sometimes known as advanced calculus because it mostly deals with proving the theorems used in calculus). I have tutored many high school and college students in Calculus (even AP Calculus students). Calculus is the class that made me realize my passion and aptitude for mathematics was something I wanted to pursue as my undergraduate major.

Differential Equations

I took one semester of Differential Equations during my undergrad and received an A on my first try. I also tutored several students taking an introductory Differential Equations class during subsequent semesters as a Troy University Department of Mathematics Tutor.

Finite Math

I tested out of this course in college, but I tutored students in this course for the 2.5 years I worked as an on-campus tutor for the Troy University Department of Mathematics. The students who came to see me once a week or two often improved their grade in the course by two letter grades.

Linear Algebra

I took one course in Linear Algebra as an undergraduate at Troy University. I tutored fellow students while I was in the course and many more in later semesters as a Troy University Department of Mathematics Tutor.

Logic

I took one Intro to Advanced Mathematics course which mainly focused on Logic (my only B in a mathematics course as an undergrad, but 1/4 of the class failed). I completed my Computer Science minor which required knowing principles of logic when writing code. I completed many proof based advanced mathematics courses with all "A"s. It is impossible to understand such proofs and to be able to write your own if you don't know logic. Math is Logic. I also tutored many students in all of the courses mentioned above both during and after I took them myself as a Troy University Department of Mathematics Tutor.

Praxis

I took and passed (according to MD standards) both the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) exam and the Praxis Mathematics: Content Knowledge (5161) exam. On the math portion of the Core exam I did not miss a single question, and I only missed one question on the Mathematics Content Knowledge exam.

Prealgebra

I taught honors and common core pre-algebra as a secondary mathematics teacher for two years at CMIT South. I am very familiar with the required standards, common mistakes students make, and the types of questions that show up most often on standardized test.

Precalculus

While I was a secondary mathematics teacher, my certification included Pre-Calculus. I also tutored many students in Pre-Calculus while working as a tutor for the Troy University Mathematics Department.

SAT Math

Besides being very comfortable with the level of math on the SAT, I am also knowledgeable about the test structure and some helpful time saving tips and strategies. I am a slow but accurate test taker, so learning these strategies was a must to a achieve the score that earned me my full tuition college scholarship. I have also tutored several students in ACT and SAT prep.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is a fundamental part of Calculus, Geometry, and Differential Equations. I excelled in all of those courses when I took them, and I have often tutored students in them as well. I also taught the basic Trig functions to my 7th grade algebra 1 students during the 14-15 school year, and it was one of the chapter tests with the best average of the school year.

Troy University, Troy, AL
Mathematics

Education

Troy University, Troy, AL (Mathematics)

Great tutor!

After my son's first session, he already feels confident that he can master Algebra I. The way she explained the material was easy for him grasp. He looks forward to his next session!

— Jeanee, Prince Frederick, MD on 1/27/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

For groups lessons of 3 or more students taking the same class, I charge $25 an hour per person. For group lessons of 2 students taking the same class, I charge $30 an hour per student.

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 20 miles of Lusby, MD 20657.