##### University of Wisconsin Madison

mathematics
### Education

University of Wisconsin Madison (mathematics)

##### About Mary

I consider tutoring to be pure joy! I love it when students finally "get it". This is my full time career and have been tutoring for over 30 years. I am a Texas Certified Secondary Mathematics Teacher with over 12 years of classroom experience. I teach and tutor both public and private school students as well as home-schoolers. I have two children of my own, my oldest daughter is in Bible College in Colorado and my youngest son is a freshmen in high school.

My uncanny ability to "connect" with students, as well as my sense of humor and joy create a calm non-intimidating environment that magnifies their learning potential. By encouraging independence and fostering confidence in their own abilities, I challenge them to build mathematical 'connections" from their own personal knowledge base. By analyzing a problem from various angles, we discover multiple paths to the solution. I encourage students to breakdown a difficult problem into smaller more manageable bite size pieces, and work from "what we know" to establish a strategy. My students are challenged to find and remedy their own mistakes in addition to establishing the reasonableness of an answer. We always "check" our answers. In establishing a "connection" with your child as well as encouraging them to utilize various methods to tackle a problem, I hope to bring about success!

I teach and tutor middle school levels of math, including pre-algebra and algebra. I also love to tutor geometry, as well as some upper elementary math. My goal is to take on students who are struggling either in the upper elementary or middle grades and give them a firm foundation in which to tackle high school and college level mathematics.

If you are "challenged" by math in any way, please contact me. My greatest joy is in being able to help you discover the beauty of mathematics in its many facets. My goal is for you to feel confident enough in your own skills that you will not need my services anymore. With practice, persistence, and patience, we can turn every challenge into a triumph!
I consider tutoring to be pure joy! I love it when students finally "get it". This is my full time career and have been tutoring for over 30 years. I am a Texas Certified Secondary Mathematics Teacher with over 12 years of classroom experience. I teach and tutor both public and…
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##### Policies

##### Cancellation

24 hours notice required

##### Travel Radius

Travels within 8 miles of San Antonio, TX 78230
### Mary offers online lessons

Mary is approved to conduct lessons through Wyzant Online. Wyzant Online allows students and tutors to work remotely via video, audio, and collaborative whiteboard tools. For more information about how online tutoring works, check out Wyzant Online.

If you’re interested in online lessons, message Mary to get started.