Mary B.

West Orange, NJ


Having Problems with Bio, Chem, AP Bio, AP Chem, MCAT? Let me Help!

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Seton Hall
Biology and chemisty
University of Phoenix
Univ of Phoenix


Seton Hall (Biology and chemisty)

University of Phoenix (Master's)

Univ of Phoenix (EdD)

About Mary

I am a certified AP Biology and AP Chemistry Teacher with over 25 years in these subject areas. I have also taught Anatomy and Physiology. I am a scientist who has had experience teaching in K-12, as well as, higher education classes. I am also an adjunct professor. My specialty is working with high school students, but I will work with middle school students as well.

I have over 25 years experience in research and teaching Biology and Chemistry. I can help you or your child be successful in not only in understanding content information but also in learning how to use critical thinking and problem solving techniques for assessment purposes.

I can promise you that I am available, committed, and caring. I bring experience and knowledge about how students learn and will create and develop strategies for you/your child to achieve to the best of their ability.

Learning is a lifelong Adventure.
The World does not want to know how much you know; the World wants you to USE IT!!!
I can help you to achieve that life skill.
I am a certified AP Biology and AP Chemistry Teacher with over 25 years in these subject areas. I have also taught Anatomy and Physiology. I am a scientist who has had experience teaching in K-12, as well as, higher education classes. I am also an adjunct professor. My specialty is working with high school students, but I will work with middle Read more

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Travels within 20 miles of West Orange, NJ 07052
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Test Preparation:
ACT Science, College Counseling,
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science,
Study Skills,

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I can help with strategies to help understand anatomy and how it relates to physiology and pathophysiology. I have developed tips for success in this subject. I have helped nursing, PT students, and pre-med students learn how to memorize and organize the information. I have case histories that will help student get a better understanding about the relationship anatomy to the human body's physiology.


Biochemistry is more than memorizing ; students need strategies to understand as well as knowing factual information.
Biochemistry is organic and inorganic chemistry in action.
students need to be able to understand how disease is linked to the biochemistry of the entire body, the organ systems, organs, and the interaction among these systems.


Biology is about the life of all the organisms living on this planet. As an educator and scientist, I can help students develop confidence about science not only with information but also with application of the concepts to labs. My students have achieved one grade higher using my strategies in studying biology.


Chemistry can be a very frustrating subject because this is the first time, students are applying their math and critical thinking skills to a science that uses math logic to find many of the answers to chemical questions. I have strategies that will provide support for students to achieve success.

College Counseling

I have over 35 years teaching and helping students to learn the subjects that prepare them for college and post graduate studies. I have evaluated and counseled students concerning their present academic situations and how to overcome their deficiencies. I have successfully matched students with the best academic situations that will provide them with the necessary skills to more forward in their chosen careers.

Elementary Science

I love teaching children science. I had developed special curriculum for elementary and middle school teachers on how to teach science and I have useful handouts that can help students understand science concepts in the three disciplines: biology, chemistry, and physics. So if your child needs help please let me know I can evaluate the situation and provide the assistance needed.


I have taught high school and college genetics. I am by training a molecular biologist. I have plenty of handouts and computer generated materials and specific labs that help students understand the genetic process.


I have taught the necessary subjects for MCAT preparation for over 25 years. I am skilled in the required disciplines biology, chemistry organic and organic, and physics. I am teaching graduate students in these topics.

I will be able to help the student develop the strategies necessary to be successful on this test.
I will be able to help students understand the test questions and provide instruction in the areas where the student appears to be weak.


I have been teaching this subject for 20 years, because of my area of expertise which is molecular biology. I have used bacteria to do research and am intimately knowledgeable about their basic operating mechanisms and the new theories about how they communicate, quorum sensing.. My students have successfully passed this subject when they have used my notes, slides, and pictures. I have developed strategies that enable students to remember and associate the bacteria with the proper disease entities.


I have been helping nursing students for over 5 years. I have experience and in teaching anatomy and physiology as well as pathophysiology. I have expertise in microbiology and immunology. I have excellent math skills particularly when calculating the administration of medications. I have great strategies that can help students successfully pass their exams.

Organic Chemistry

I am able to help students because of my background in chemistry. I have helped students in organic chemistry who are applying to medical and dental school. I have developed learning strategies that will help students understand organic chemistry and how it is applied to natural sciences.


The physiology is important because to understand structure you need to understand its function. To study this comprehensive course students need help to relate function to its structure. In doing this the student then can easily understand not only normal functioning but also the pathology of the body


I have been a teacher for over 25 years and have helped students develop their writing skills.
My students have used my strategies to successfully write their SAT and MCAT writing requirements.
I have helped students with simple tips and strategies. I will analyze, suggest, and correct your writing sample.


Reading today is at the center of many of our educational problems. I have the strategies to help students learn how to read, interpret, analyze, and conclude the reading material. Reading is crucial in critical thinking and problem solving in other disciplines. You cannot perform well in math, chemistry, physics, and biology without learning how to read. Most students who are performing poorly do so because of their reading skills. I can help.

Study Skills

Learning can be Fun,Interesting,and Exciting!

The educator must recognize and develop learning strategies that will focus on the student's special learning talents and needs.

The role of the educator is to develop, guide, and motivate the students to develop critical thinking skills that will be not only the foundation for future learning experiences but also will learn to create and develop realistic learning expectations. Students will begin to develop self-confidence, responsibility,integrity, and self-motivation. They will develop the learner centric skills for success not only in school but also in society.

In order to become successful students, the learners will need to develop the skills masteries of the following associated with timing, prioritizing, and organizing. Students learn to develop focus, direction, and responsbility for successful learning experiences.

By developing good study skills students enjoy the learning experiences and lay a foundation to become a lifelong learner and they learn how to handle life's adventure...


Writing is the method that we all use to communicate our ideas to others. Writing is an approach to becoming memorialized for our thoughts which is an integral part of who we are.

Writing is the verbal expression of how we think and this will necessitate interesting idea(s)or subject matter, organization, vocabulary, grammar, and spelling. How we connect the importance of an idea to our readers is critical to stay interested and thinking about your thoughts.

I have over 30 years helping students write their college essays. I received a thank you note from an admission office because upon reading his essay, he communicate exactly what he accomplished and hoped to accomplish with a college degree.

I adhere to APA as well as MLA formatting rules. These rules assist students in communicating their thoughts, dreams, and experiences in an organized format. These rules help with appropriate use of vocabulary and sentence structure. I show students how to easily achieve these skills.

Seton Hall
Biology and chemisty
University of Phoenix
Univ of Phoenix


Seton Hall (Biology and chemisty)

University of Phoenix (Master's)

Univ of Phoenix (EdD)

Great Tutor

Mary is an excellent tutor. She has been working with my son in college level anatomy and physiology. She is a wealth of knowledge and has helped him master the skills needed to be successful. She has helped him with organization, tasks to improve his comprehension, and knowledge of the material. I would highly recommend Mary.

— Denise, Florham Park, NJ on 7/11/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $95.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 20 miles of West Orange, NJ 07052.