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Marlene S.

Retired Actuary Tutors Math

Retired Actuary Tutors Math

$50/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 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

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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 1076 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (1,441 ratings)
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Reviews


Excellent

We worked on Statistics. She was very patient with me since I haven’t done Statistics in a very long time. She explained everything slowly, helped me work through the problems and was just great.

Pauline, 2 lessons with Marlene

Great teaching method

I have been really having a really hard time understanding Statistics aka “monster math” and Marlene with one lesson has helped me to not see as such. My forever tutor for the duration of class.

Angela, 1 lesson with Marlene

Patient and kind

Marlene was very patient with me and very kind I would definitely work with her again in the future. She walked me through everything I needed to know in order to get the concept. She also taught me some very useful rules for doing my work in the future.

Nyssa, 1 lesson with Marlene

Fantastic tutor

It went well. I fully understood the material after our session. I was very smooth. Now I have great command of the material. Thanks Marlene for your services!

Larry, 7 lessons with Marlene

Knowledgeable and efficient tutor.

Marlene got started right away in the very first session to help my son grasp new College Algebra concepts. His confidence in the material has already improved and he looks forward to the continued one on one help.

Dawn, 7 lessons with Marlene

Great tutor!

Marlene helped me with college level business calculus. She is extremely knowledgeable and knows her stuff. She was able to explain concepts and how to work problems so that I could understand them and then apply my knowledge in the test. She is a great tutor!

Leah, 5 lessons with Marlene

very accomadating and knowlegable

Taught me many helpful techniques that I am now utilizing in my test taking. Marlene helped me with understanding the SAT process and how the questions are designed. Which is very helpful.

John, 12 lessons with Marlene

Precalculus

Marlene was great My daughter was skeptical about learning online but it was easy! She assessed my daughter’s problem and helped her figure it out. We will definitely use her again. Thank you Marlene

Victoria , 1 lesson with Marlene

Outstanding Teacher

I was totally stuck on a project just before my final for statistics. Marlene walked me through the process of the formulas which was a tremendous help on my final exam. She was very patient and understanding. She even found time in our schedules to help. I highly suggest hiring Marlene for assistance.

SAMUEL, 2 lessons with Marlene
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$50/hour

Marlene S.

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