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Marlene S.

Retired Actuary Tutors Math

Retired Actuary Tutors Math

$40/hour

  • 1,563 hours tutoring

  • Marlton, NJ 08053

"Thorough and approachable"

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About Marlene


Bio

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 Geometry requires the ability to think in steps and understanding why each step comes next in the process.

Pre-calculus, Calculus and Linear Algebra
These courses are a natural extension of algebra. I have successfully worked with students at both the high school and college levels in these courses.

SAT Math
SAT Math, in an of itself, is not that hard. It's based on Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II high school courses. What makes it difficult it the way in which the problems are presented. And the best way to be successful is to work through as many problems as possible. As an actuary, having attained the highest designation offered in the field, I understand test taking and will share test-taking strategies in addition to working through the material.

Math is unlike other subject. You can't just read it and take notes. It's a skill and is best mastered by practice. To me, this means working through as many problems as possible, and re-working them as many times as necessary until it becomes as natural as breathing.

I'd welcome the opportunity to speak with parents about their students' tutoring needs in math. Contact me so we can meet and see if I can help your student.


Education

Rutgers University
Mathematics

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: Local students: If our meeting place is 7-10 miles from my home, sessions will be at least 1.5 hours. If the meeting place is 10 or more miles away, sessions will be at least 2 hours.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Marlton, NJ 08053
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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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.

Corporate Training

German, Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, 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.
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.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Music

Music Theory

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, 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, SAT Math

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (547 ratings)
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Reviews


Thank you

As an adult going back to school, things aren't exactly easy. Marlene put me at ease and her math abilities are second to none. I can't say enough how much I appreciated her patience and willingness to help me through Algebra and Calculus. Thanks again!

Andrew, 18 lessons with Marlene

Easy to work with

I liked that she was patient with me and understood the questions I was "afraid" to ask. She helped me make the most of our time and didn't have any issues with answering or helping me understand the answers. Thanks Marlene.

Edna, 1 lesson with Marlene

Very knowledgeable

Demonstrates an expert understanding of the subject and explains it in ways that are easy to understand. Marlene has helped me pass Algebra in the past and I have confidence in her ability to help me grasp this subject as well.

Melanie , 10 lessons with Marlene

Incredibly supportive

She has been so helpful with prioritizing the importance of certain concepts, giving explanations that connect with real life situations, and not judging when she needed to explain concepts more than once. Wonderful!

Maddy, 7 lessons with Marlene

Math praxis

I had an online tutoring session with Marlene to prepare for my upcoming math praxis. She is very knowledgeable and helpful! I am looking forward to working with her again.

Amanda, 3 lessons with Marlene

Knowledgable, patient and effective

Marlene tutored my daughter on her SATs. She felt comfortable with her right away and wanted to make her proud. Marlene focused where she needed help and her total score went up 120 points. In a pinch we also had Marlene help her younger brother before a test on material he didn't understand and he got an A after one session. Marlene kept the applicable pace that was right for each of them individually.

Samantha, 10 lessons with Marlene

Amazing!

Marlene is an expert in her field! She has superb attention to detail and she really takes the time to break down the concepts and explain the material. She goes above and beyond to ensure that you understand and to deliver the correct information. She responds in a timely manner. She is great and I will definitely work with her again! Thank you so much for your time and help!

Jenny, 1 lesson with Marlene

Patient, Sweet and very Knowledgeable Tutor

Marlene is a great tutor!! She was very patient and understanding with my daughter. My daughter felt very comfortable with asking her questions and she understood all the tips and techniques for Algebra 1 that Marlene taught her. We look forward to having future lessons with Marlene!!!

Taza, 1 lesson with Marlene

Great

Álgebra 2 great work my son was super happy thank you for being he algebra teacher and the new version of this las year is going to be great thank you for making my son better

Roger, 1 lesson with Marlene

$40/hour

Marlene S.

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