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Marlene S.

Retired Actuary Tutors Math

Retired Actuary Tutors Math

$75/hour

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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 Geom


Education

Rutgers University
Mathematics

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $75
  • Rate details: Half of the stated rate will be charged for each additional student at the same session. Sessions cancelled or changed with less than 4 hours notice will be charged for the session.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
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  • 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.
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, Vocabulary

English

Grammar, 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

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.
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

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 1109 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (2,547 ratings)
5 star
(2,423)
4 star
(73)
3 star
(27)
2 star
(9)
1 star
(15)

Reviews


The Best Tutor EVER -EXCELLENT CALCULUS TUTOR Knowledgeable Explains Well, Consistent A+ on Exams

We have had many tutors and Marlene is by far the Best we have had. We had her as our Pre-calculus and Calculus tutor. Her Ability to hone in on student weakness and effectively explain it to the student in understandable way is superior. All we have to say is results of her tutoring speak for themselves. Student consistently gets A+ on exams and final Calculus grade is 95% More importantly have a Confident student who excels and enjoys Math.

C, 56 lessons with Marlene

AP Calculus Tutor

Great AP Calculus tutor. Fantastic communication and good availability. She has been tutoring my daughter for a couple of months and my daughter has really appreciated the help. We highly recommend her!

Pamela, 15 lessons with Marlene

BEST CALCULUS TUTOR. Knowledgeable, Teaches so Student Understands

Absolutely the Best Calculus Tutor by far. really knows her material and more importantly is able to teach the material so student understands it. Student is consistently receiving A+ on tests.

C, 56 lessons with Marlene

Effective tutor

Marlene has helped my daughter pull her overall grade up and improved her proficiency while boosting her confidence. Marlene is now working on AP test prep. Very happy with Marlene and the Wyzant application

Maryjane, 11 lessons with Marlene

Most reliable and patient tutor

Marlene has helped my daughter tremendously with her honor Geo/trigonometry class. She has helped her pull her grade up. She looks forward getting tutored by Marlene.

Shadi, 16 lessons with Marlene

A+ THOROUGH KNOWLEDGEABLE GREAT PRECALCULUS TUTOR

Great Calculus Tutor. Good at pinpointing student’s weakness and excellent at explaining concepts and the why of doing something so student has a deeper understanding. Very knowledgeable. Student consistently does well on exams. Highly recommend Marlene as a math tutor.

C, 56 lessons with Marlene

Marlene is a great Calculus Tutor! A+A+A+

Merlene is a terrific tutor -- knowledgeable, patient, and really helpful. We're going to stick with her for the semester. She also works with us on our schedule and is always prompt and ready to go so that we can maximize the value of our time together.

Matthew, 16 lessons with Marlene

Marlene is a great Calculus Tutor! A+A+A+

Merlene is a terrific tutor -- knowledgeable, patient, and really helpful. We're going to stick with her for the semester. She also works with us on our schedule and is always prompt and ready to go so that we can maximize the value of our time together.

Matthew, 16 lessons with Marlene

very friendly

Started right off the bat learning all the concepts wanted to in calculus. She helped me gain confidence in my skills and I'm grateful for the helped I received going into my college level course

Ava, 8 lessons with Marlene
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$75/hour

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$75/hour

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