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Marlene S.

Retired Actuary Tutors Math

Retired Actuary Tutors Math

$60/hour

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My name is Marlene and my motto is "Math is fun." You've heard that before and you may not agree but it's true. My goal is for my students to agree with this statement as well. We all learn differently and my focus is to present material in various ways to determine the best way for each student to master the material. Explanations are key and my approach includes detailed solutions where appropriate, that students can use as a guide to help learn the topic.

I have a bachelor's degree in...

My name is Marlene and my motto is "Math is fun." You've heard that before and you may not agree but it's true. My goal is for my students to agree with this statement as well. We all learn differently and my focus is to present material in various ways to determine the best way for each student to master the material. Explanations are key and my approach includes detailed solutions where appropriate, that students can use as a guide to help learn the topic.

I have a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Rutgers University and have spent my professional career in the insurance industry employed as an actuary. If you are not familiar with actuaries, the professional designations require successful passing of a series of 10 exams. The first four exams included college-level math such as Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Analysis and Interest Theory. I have recently retired from the actuarial profession. I have taught classes in preparation for actuarial exams and have tutored students in math in many levels, including elementary and middle school math, high school math: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus and Calculus, as well as College level Algebra, Statistics, Calculus and Linear Algebra. I love tutoring and seeing the smile on a student's face when they finally understand a topic with which they may have been struggling.

Algebra I, Algebra II and College Algebra
Algebra lays the foundation for all higher level math courses, both in high school and college. I have worked with both teens and young adults to help them master this important subject matter.

Geometry and Trigonometry
I am grouping these topics together because I see them slightly different than other math courses. Students who previously did well in math may suddenly be struggling. Conversely, students who always struggled with math may find Geometry and Trigonometry easier to understand. Geometry and Trigonometry are more visual than other math topics. Additionally working through proofs in Geom


Education

Rutgers University
Mathematics

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  • Hourly Rate: $60
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Subjects

Business

Actuarial Science,

Actuarial Science

I am a credentialed actuary holding the FCAS (Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society) designation. I am also a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. In addition I taught exam preparation courses for CAMAR (Casualty Actuaries of the Mid Atlantic Region) for about 10 years.
GMAT, GRE

Corporate Training

Statistics,

Statistics

As an Actuary, I have completed numerous statistics courses, those that are theoretical and those that are practical. Unlike most math classes, statistics can be very wordy. I strive to explain statistics in terms that we all can understand.
German, GMAT, Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

I've had the pleasure of working with calculus students of all levels, high school, including AP, and college. I've assisted calculus students pursuing STEM degrees as well as those in Business programs and humanities. My sessions are tailored to the individual student, helping them to get the most out of each session and succeed in their class.
Statistics,

Statistics

As an Actuary, I have completed numerous statistics courses, those that are theoretical and those that are practical. Unlike most math classes, statistics can be very wordy. I strive to explain statistics in terms that we all can understand.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Spelling

Language

German

Math

Actuarial Science,

Actuarial Science

I am a credentialed actuary holding the FCAS (Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society) designation. I am also a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. In addition I taught exam preparation courses for CAMAR (Casualty Actuaries of the Mid Atlantic Region) for about 10 years.
Calculus,

Calculus

I've had the pleasure of working with calculus students of all levels, high school, including AP, and college. I've assisted calculus students pursuing STEM degrees as well as those in Business programs and humanities. My sessions are tailored to the individual student, helping them to get the most out of each session and succeed in their class.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Rutgers University. I have previously tutored students in linear algebra at the college level. My approach to linear algebra is to understand why a methodology is correct, not just the correct steps. Understanding why helps students to determine the appropriate approach rather than just completing problems by rote.
Statistics,

Statistics

As an Actuary, I have completed numerous statistics courses, those that are theoretical and those that are practical. Unlike most math classes, statistics can be very wordy. I strive to explain statistics in terms that we all can understand.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

I've had the pleasure of working with calculus students of all levels, high school, including AP, and college. I've assisted calculus students pursuing STEM degrees as well as those in Business programs and humanities. My sessions are tailored to the individual student, helping them to get the most out of each session and succeed in their class.
Statistics,

Statistics

As an Actuary, I have completed numerous statistics courses, those that are theoretical and those that are practical. Unlike most math classes, statistics can be very wordy. I strive to explain statistics in terms that we all can understand.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Music

Music Theory

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

I've had the pleasure of working with calculus students of all levels, high school, including AP, and college. I've assisted calculus students pursuing STEM degrees as well as those in Business programs and humanities. My sessions are tailored to the individual student, helping them to get the most out of each session and succeed in their class.
Statistics,

Statistics

As an Actuary, I have completed numerous statistics courses, those that are theoretical and those that are practical. Unlike most math classes, statistics can be very wordy. I strive to explain statistics in terms that we all can understand.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, GED, Geometry, German, SAT Math

Test Preparation

Praxis,

Praxis

I have recently tutored students for the math portion of Praxis. With my experience in tutoring other elementary, middle school and high school math subjects, I can work with Praxis students to break down concepts in very simple, easy-to-understand terms for students who have not had a math course in a while. I have worked with students who have failed the Praxis (math) numerous times and have passed after working with me.
ACT Math, GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Marlene has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1107 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (1,912 ratings)
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Reviews


Marlene was excellent!

Marlene took the time to explain the materials, and she was patient and understanding in the areas where I struggled. I needed her assistance immediately and she was available and ready despite my last minute request. Thank you!

Katharine, 1 lesson with Marlene

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Marlene helped my daughter who is a senior in high school with her AP statistics course and she scored an “A” on her exam. Thanks to Marlene’s tutoring services!

Michelle, 1 lesson with Marlene

Math tutor

Marlene is patient, reliable and an excellent teacher. She is working on 5th grade math with my son and he looks forward to meeting with her each session. I highly recommend her!

Kristine, 42 lessons with Marlene

Very kind, knowledgeable tutor.

Marlene did a fabulous job helping my daughter understand and complete two weeks worth of Calculus class work in only two sessions of tutoring. Thanks to Marlene's assistance, my daughter is feeling much more confident and accomplished.

Kristen, 3 lessons with Marlene

Math Expert

My daughter, a 7th grader, loves her sessions with Marlene. Her session is enjoyable and also highly effective. My daughter is an advanced learner and actively participates in math competitions. Marlene helps my child with Precalculus and AMC questions as well. Also she identified my kid’s difficulty in Trigonometry and is helping specifically in what she needs. Definitely an outstanding tutor!

Kate, 35 lessons with Marlene

Knowledgeable and kind tutor

Marlene helped me study for my AP statistics class. We went over the review and she was able to answer all my questions. I ended up getting 97% on the exam thanks to her help!

Connie, 1 lesson with Marlene

Knowledgeable tutor

Marlene helped me tremendously to prep for my stats midterm. She helped me with my struggle on percentiles and zscores along with teaching me how to use the TI-84 calculator. I would definitely recommend Marlene for your needs!

Christina , 1 lesson with Marlene

Awesome, knowledgeable, patient and caring tutor!!

Helped my daughter with pre-calculus lessons and test prep. Marlene is incredibly hard-working and makes herself available to the best of her ability. Marlene is the BEST!!!

Katy, 30 lessons with Marlene

Very patient, knowledgeable

She knew exactly how to explain calculus and answered my questions without being impatient. Willing to answer questions outside of the lesson, went above and beyond.

Jenna, 6 lessons with Marlene
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