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Mary W.

Carrboro, NC

$50/hour

Energetic tutor looking to help!

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Background check passed as of 1/21/13
4.9 average from 9 ratings
Excellent math tutor
— Meg, Chicago, IL on 9/21/13

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University of Michigan
University of Illinois at Chicago
Master's

Education

University of Michigan

University of Illinois at Chicago (Master's)

About Mary

I do not have one particular teaching style, because students will always reveal how they learn best in the earliest sessions. I always get to know students, work within their interests (e.g., a particular sport, hobby, or even T.V. show) and teach the material from within the context of something they've already mastered.

I graduated high school with a GPA of 3.97, and college (University of Michigan) with a 3.7. I am currently taking Master's Degree classes, and maintain a 4.0 GPA. I have successfully taken the ACT, MCAT, and GMAT, and am comfortable teaching students who need to improve scores on standardized tests. Test-taking and "being a student" are skills that are often overlooked when tutoring certain subjects, but I will always reinforce strong study habits, organizational skills, and slow and steady preparation for exams rather than "cramming."

I love to learn, which makes me love to teach! I am eager to help your young student improve their grades, better understand their "problem" subject, and find enjoyment in something that used to be a source of stress. I tutored middle school students in Math and Science throughout high school, and lead study groups for science classes (biology, general chemistry) at the University of Michigan. I have also coached youth basketball and golf, and am comfortable teaching in a wide variety of settings. I am eager not only to teach specific subjects, but also to inspire a love of learning!
I do not have one particular teaching style, because students will always reveal how they learn best in the earliest sessions. I always get to know students, work within their interests (e.g., a particular sport, hobby, or even T.V. show) and teach the material from within the context of something they've already mastered.

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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Carrboro, NC 27510
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent math tutor"

- Meg, Chicago, IL on 9/21/13
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GMAT, MCAT,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball, Fitness, Golf

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ACT Math

I have great experience tutoring at the high school level and below, particularly in Math. I love finding themes and strategies to tackle particular tests in particular, including the ACT. The most important part of tutoring for test prep isn't the content, it's getting comfortable with the test itself.

MCAT

I completed all pre-medical requirements as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, and received a 33-S when I took the MCAT (91st percentile). I have since transitioned into a career in healthcare administration, receiving my masters degree just last month. My teaching skills have improved vastly over the past two years, as I paid for my tuition as a graduate teaching assistant. I believe my background, success on the exam and enhanced teaching experience make me an excellent candidate to help students prepare for this challenging test.

Microsoft Excel

I have a master's degree that required classes in eExcel, particularly for finance and decision analysis tools. I also served as a graduate teaching assistant for a decision modeling course that used advanced concepts in Excel. I feel very well-equipped to teach up to MBA-level Excel skills.

Prealgebra

I've spent the majority of my private tutoring time in pre-algebra with middle school students. I find that helping remove anxiety around math can help students get more comfortable, and help me find new ways to show them the information.

University of Michigan
University of Illinois at Chicago
Master's

Education

University of Michigan

University of Illinois at Chicago (Master's)

Excellent math tutor — Mary developed a great rapport with my child and helped him gain a deeper understanding of math. She used practical examples to explain math concepts and helped him prepare for exams and review homework. She is professional, reliable, and easy to communicate with if we needed to move schedule around. She provided detailed follow up notes which were helpful to review. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! ...

— Meg, Chicago, IL on 9/21/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 20 miles of Carrboro, NC 27510.