Chemistry and Math Tutor
Chemistry and Math Tutor
I have a Ph.D. in Chemistry and undergraduate degrees in both Chemistry and Mathematics. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of both Math and Chemistry and have tutored both subject areas. I try to teach students basics then encourage and help them to solve more complicated problems. I stress problem solving skills and like to use demonstrations and physical models to explain abstract concepts. For example, I teach molecular shapes using marshmallows and tooth picks that a student can manipulate...
I have a Ph.D. in Chemistry and undergraduate degrees in both Chemistry and Mathematics. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of both Math and Chemistry and have tutored both subject areas. I try to teach students basics then encourage and help them to solve more complicated problems. I stress problem solving skills and like to use demonstrations and physical models to explain abstract concepts. For example, I teach molecular shapes using marshmallows and tooth picks that a student can manipulate so see what a molecule looks like and how you could change the shape for various conditions.
For the last 3 years I have taught adjunct Chemistry classes at Ursinus College. I have worked with students from Kindergarten age through seniors in college. During my graduate program I was a G K-12 fellow and taught kids from K - 8 experiment based science lessons. This range of experience with students has allowed me to learn to teach to students with a wide variety of backgrounds and experience.
I have an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and have been actively using my math skills as a part of my research in Chemistry. I teach these subject areas as a part of training students in Chemistry and have plenty of real world examples of using these math skills.
I have a Ph.D. in Chemistry and have been teaching it for the last several years on the college level. I have taught General Chemistry courses as well as Physical Chemistry. The Gen. Chem. courses have been focused on different perspectives; forensics and environmental chemistry. I have collected examples of chemistry applied to real world problems and of simple household chemical based demos and experiments.
Mary has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 8 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Mary really explained the Algebra 2 concepts and others well to help my daughter piece together how and when to use. Mary listens to the student well.Kim, 2 lessons with Mary
Just wish we had found her earlier--she helped my son with chemistry the night before his final exam and he said he said he did at least 10% better because of her in 1 night!Trey, 1 lesson with Mary
Mary teaches algebra 2 to my daughter. first session was good. she reviewed past lessons and worked on recent exam. my daughter felt more confident after first session and she says Mary answered all my questions. Thanks to Mary.Amir, 21 lessons with Mary
Thorough Review of Material
Mary helped my daughter understand the concepts she needed to know and provided her with strategies she could use during her test. End result was my daughter got an A ! Will definitely be using Mary’s services during this school year.Karen, 4 lessons with Mary
Helps my daughter excel!
Mary is an excellent teacher. She easily breaks down concepts and makes them easy to understand. As a parent, I know it's difficult to find the right person to relate on difficult concepts like Chemistry. Mary has exceeded my expectations and my daughter enjoys the lessons.Karen, 18 lessons with Mary
Outstanding, Creative Tutor
Dr. Smeller is outstanding and creative in her ability to develop exciting work for kids to engage real world math and science - we've been really enjoying the expansive opportunities she creates.Seema, 7 lessons with Mary
Excellent instructor with exceptional interpersonal skills!
Mary has a polished way of putting a student at ease while inspiring them to learn. She knows how to present challenging material in a way that enables a student to grasp concepts and feel positive toward their education. Thank you Mary!Bill, 3 lessons with Mary
My son had over 10 classes with Mary to review different pre-algebra topics. Mary is very patient, she is great explaining complex material, she understood our son's needs and planned the classes to cover requested material. She came always prepared. We will be definitely in touch to have you come again! Thanks so much! - AlexOksana, 65 lessons with Mary
Mary offered a solid review of the main concepts. My son now has a good grasp of the material that will be covered in class. Will certainly use again to prepare for upcoming lessons.Tracy, 1 lesson with Mary
Mary is very patient and encouraging. She explains concepts thoroughly and has a good sense of humor! Looking forward to my next lesson with MaryElaine, 10 lessons with Mary