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Maria C.

Manchester Township, NJ

$30/hour

Aspiring Mad Scientist

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 4/17/14
4.8 average from 27 ratings
Amazing tutor!
— Zeldy, Brooklyn, NY on 7/8/16

$30/Hour


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Columbia University
Astronomy
Rutgers University
MEd

Education

Columbia University (Astronomy)

Rutgers University (MEd)

About Maria

I began tutoring when I was in high school. I was a member of the math honor society, Mu Alpha Theta, and found that helping other students with math was a very rewarding experience. Later, when I was in college at Columbia University, I began to share my knowledge of physics. I have since taught physics and astronomy at Ocean County College and tutored in basic math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and SAT prep. In addition, I have earned a master's degree in educational psychology, as well as a graduate certificate in educational technology, from Rutgers University. This training has taught me how to most effectively teach students so that they develop not only a deep understanding of material, but also a stronger set of self-directed learning skills.

While I enjoy the classroom, I find that working with students one-on-one is the most effective way to help them learn. One of the greatest feelings is when I am able to help a student to experience one of those "light bulb" moments, when they finally, really get it. And then to watch them take it and run... It is one of my favorite things.
I began tutoring when I was in high school. I was a member of the math honor society, Mu Alpha Theta, and found that helping other students with math was a very rewarding experience. Later, when I was in college at Columbia University, I began to share my knowledge of physics. I have since taught physics and astronomy at Ocean County College and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Manchester Township, NJ 08759
Background Check: Passed

"Amazing tutor!"

- Zeldy, Brooklyn, NY on 7/8/16

"Patient & Understanding"

- Eddie, Beachwood, NJ on 4/18/17

"Always available."

- Roger, Toms River, NJ on 6/26/13

"Awesome tutor."

- Laura, Manchester Township, NJ on 4/27/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy,
Physical Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Astronomy

I earned a bachelor of science degree in astronomy from Columbia University. Since then, I have taught college level astronomy courses and have also designed astronomy programs for a planetarium.

Columbia University
Astronomy
Rutgers University
MEd

Education

Columbia University (Astronomy)

Rutgers University (MEd)

Amazing tutor!

Maria has been outstanding in all ways. She is very professional and reliable, sessions are always on time. She is patient, knowledgable and has excellent rapport with my child. She is helping her with math for her SAT's. Maria had a guide book ready for my daughter at the first session. We started the sessions in our home and due to scheduling switched to the Wyzant video conference which worked

— Zeldy, Brooklyn, NY on 7/8/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Maria will travel within 20 miles of Manchester Township, NJ 08759.