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Marlene L.

Dr. M., math tutor

Dr. M., math tutor

$57/hour

  • 2,207 hours tutoring

About Marlene


Bio

My interest has always been in the teaching of mathematics, and how we learn and apply the tools of the subject. I started mathematics teaching in junior high school. I have taught junior high school, middle-school mathematics, high school mathematics, and freshman and sophomore college mathematics.

My current interests center around algebra, statistics, and international education. Functions, patterns, probability, binomial events, inferential statistics, and curriculum development hold...

My interest has always been in the teaching of mathematics, and how we learn and apply the tools of the subject. I started mathematics teaching in junior high school. I have taught junior high school, middle-school mathematics, high school mathematics, and freshman and sophomore college mathematics.

My current interests center around algebra, statistics, and international education. Functions, patterns, probability, binomial events, inferential statistics, and curriculum development hold particular interest to me. The history of mathematics and the approaches of diverse cultures to that subject are fascinating.

In tutoring, it is important to discern how each student learns and digests mathematics. It is exciting to find a student's modality (i.e. auditory, kinesthetic, and visual). When the modality is determined, then activities are developed around how the student learns. The modality is considered when explanations are given. My approaches can be described as a facilitator and having the student discover the major ideas.
In tutoring, most weaknesses can be attributed to the difficulties encountered at the 5 major junctures in mathematics. The first juncture can occur at the fourth grade, with the second juncture occurring with Algebra 1.


Education

Univ of the District of Columbia
Mathematics
Southern Connecticut State University New Haven Ct
Masters
The George Washington University (Master's & Doctorate)
EdD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $57
  • Rate details: The group rate of $52 applies to a family of 2-3 students.
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/29/2018

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Statistics

Statistics

After completing my doctorate and its statistics, I started teaching Statistics on the college level. I later taught statistics on the high-school level, as well. Concepts were developed further through many statistical workshops and state review of objectives. Modules were written for the book, "Does this Line ever Move?"

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

Elementary mathematics was taught in the District of Columbia junior high schools. Also, Methods classes in elementary mathematics were taught on the undergraduate and graduate levels at The George Washington University, main campus and satellite campuses. The curriculum of Elementary Mathematics was researched and modeled to prospective teachers.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra I to sixth - tenth graders and college freshmen. For eight years, Algebra 1 was integrated into the methods courses for Elementary Education majors at The George Washington University. I have gained certification to teach Algebra 1 from 3 states and the District of Columbia.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 in various formats and topics. Algebra 2 topics have been moved, periodically, to and from the curriculum of Algebra I, College Algebra, Finite Mathematics, and/or Pre-Calculus. It has been my pleasure to have taught all of these topics in 3 states and the District of Columbia.
Geometry,

Geometry

I completed geometry courses as part of my baccalaureate degree and one Master's degree. I did course reviews of Geometry curriculum for one of our 50 states. I have state certification in 3 states and the District of Columbia for teaching Geometry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I taught Pre - Algebra in Connecticut and the District of Columbia, early in my teaching career. The techniques, methods, and theory of Pre-algebra were emphasized in undergraduate methods courses. They were further explored, in graduate courses at American University, Catholic University, University of Maryland, and the University of the District of Columbia.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught and tutored Pre - Calculus on the college and high-school levels. The title alludes to my having the opportunity to teach a pre-calculus class in Sweden and observe a pre-calculus class in mainland China. The symbols were the same; and therefore it was easy to follow the instruction.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Many SAT Math Preparation Classes have been taught. I continue to proctor SAT exams occasionally; and have taken the mandatory trainings by the Educational Testing Service during that time. I have edited SAT Preparation books, as well. The content of the SAT Math sections continue to be Algebra 1 through Algebra 2. There is an occasional question from the Pre-Calculus curriculum.
Statistics

Statistics

After completing my doctorate and its statistics, I started teaching Statistics on the college level. I later taught statistics on the high-school level, as well. Concepts were developed further through many statistical workshops and state review of objectives. Modules were written for the book, "Does this Line ever Move?"

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra I to sixth - tenth graders and college freshmen. For eight years, Algebra 1 was integrated into the methods courses for Elementary Education majors at The George Washington University. I have gained certification to teach Algebra 1 from 3 states and the District of Columbia.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 in various formats and topics. Algebra 2 topics have been moved, periodically, to and from the curriculum of Algebra I, College Algebra, Finite Mathematics, and/or Pre-Calculus. It has been my pleasure to have taught all of these topics in 3 states and the District of Columbia.
Geometry,

Geometry

I completed geometry courses as part of my baccalaureate degree and one Master's degree. I did course reviews of Geometry curriculum for one of our 50 states. I have state certification in 3 states and the District of Columbia for teaching Geometry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I taught Pre - Algebra in Connecticut and the District of Columbia, early in my teaching career. The techniques, methods, and theory of Pre-algebra were emphasized in undergraduate methods courses. They were further explored, in graduate courses at American University, Catholic University, University of Maryland, and the University of the District of Columbia.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught and tutored Pre - Calculus on the college and high-school levels. The title alludes to my having the opportunity to teach a pre-calculus class in Sweden and observe a pre-calculus class in mainland China. The symbols were the same; and therefore it was easy to follow the instruction.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Many SAT Math Preparation Classes have been taught. I continue to proctor SAT exams occasionally; and have taken the mandatory trainings by the Educational Testing Service during that time. I have edited SAT Preparation books, as well. The content of the SAT Math sections continue to be Algebra 1 through Algebra 2. There is an occasional question from the Pre-Calculus curriculum.
Statistics,

Statistics

After completing my doctorate and its statistics, I started teaching Statistics on the college level. I later taught statistics on the high-school level, as well. Concepts were developed further through many statistical workshops and state review of objectives. Modules were written for the book, "Does this Line ever Move?"
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have taught Trigonometry, in high school and college, as a component of Advanced Algebra 2, Algebra 3, and/or Pre- Calculus. In some school systems, Right - Triangle Trig is now included in the Geometry curriculum. Algebraic Concepts are applied to many topics in the Trigonometric curriculum.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra I to sixth - tenth graders and college freshmen. For eight years, Algebra 1 was integrated into the methods courses for Elementary Education majors at The George Washington University. I have gained certification to teach Algebra 1 from 3 states and the District of Columbia.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 in various formats and topics. Algebra 2 topics have been moved, periodically, to and from the curriculum of Algebra I, College Algebra, Finite Mathematics, and/or Pre-Calculus. It has been my pleasure to have taught all of these topics in 3 states and the District of Columbia.
Geometry,

Geometry

I completed geometry courses as part of my baccalaureate degree and one Master's degree. I did course reviews of Geometry curriculum for one of our 50 states. I have state certification in 3 states and the District of Columbia for teaching Geometry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I taught Pre - Algebra in Connecticut and the District of Columbia, early in my teaching career. The techniques, methods, and theory of Pre-algebra were emphasized in undergraduate methods courses. They were further explored, in graduate courses at American University, Catholic University, University of Maryland, and the University of the District of Columbia.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught and tutored Pre - Calculus on the college and high-school levels. The title alludes to my having the opportunity to teach a pre-calculus class in Sweden and observe a pre-calculus class in mainland China. The symbols were the same; and therefore it was easy to follow the instruction.
Statistics

Statistics

After completing my doctorate and its statistics, I started teaching Statistics on the college level. I later taught statistics on the high-school level, as well. Concepts were developed further through many statistical workshops and state review of objectives. Modules were written for the book, "Does this Line ever Move?"

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra I to sixth - tenth graders and college freshmen. For eight years, Algebra 1 was integrated into the methods courses for Elementary Education majors at The George Washington University. I have gained certification to teach Algebra 1 from 3 states and the District of Columbia.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 in various formats and topics. Algebra 2 topics have been moved, periodically, to and from the curriculum of Algebra I, College Algebra, Finite Mathematics, and/or Pre-Calculus. It has been my pleasure to have taught all of these topics in 3 states and the District of Columbia.
Geometry,

Geometry

I completed geometry courses as part of my baccalaureate degree and one Master's degree. I did course reviews of Geometry curriculum for one of our 50 states. I have state certification in 3 states and the District of Columbia for teaching Geometry.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Many SAT Math Preparation Classes have been taught. I continue to proctor SAT exams occasionally; and have taken the mandatory trainings by the Educational Testing Service during that time. I have edited SAT Preparation books, as well. The content of the SAT Math sections continue to be Algebra 1 through Algebra 2. There is an occasional question from the Pre-Calculus curriculum.
Statistics

Statistics

After completing my doctorate and its statistics, I started teaching Statistics on the college level. I later taught statistics on the high-school level, as well. Concepts were developed further through many statistical workshops and state review of objectives. Modules were written for the book, "Does this Line ever Move?"

Test Preparation

SAT Math

SAT Math

Many SAT Math Preparation Classes have been taught. I continue to proctor SAT exams occasionally; and have taken the mandatory trainings by the Educational Testing Service during that time. I have edited SAT Preparation books, as well. The content of the SAT Math sections continue to be Algebra 1 through Algebra 2. There is an occasional question from the Pre-Calculus curriculum.

Examples of Expertise


Marlene has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 58 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (802 ratings)
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(761)
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(35)
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(3)
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Reviews


Expertise

Very patient and explains complex mathematical concepts in away that is understandable. Ms. Marlene is an excellent tutor and has helped my niece understand Trigonometry.

Krissy, 2 lessons with Marlene

Fun, patient, and knowledgeable tutor

My daughter had a session with Marlene in preparation for a precalculus test. The first thing she said about the session was that it was fun! That was great to hear. She also said that Marlene helped her understand the material and feel prepared for the test. My daughter scheduled another session with Marlene right away.

Molly, 1 lesson with Marlene

A Blessing in a Pinch

My niece was struggling with eleventh grade Trigonometry and she had an upcoming test on Monday. I contacted Wyzant on Thursday and connected with Marlene. Marlene tutored my niece on Saturday. My niece took the test on Monday and received a B!!!! An excellent tutor indeed!!!

Kim, 5 lessons with Marlene
Tutor responded:

It was a joy working with your niece. She was highly motivated and aware of what she wanted.

Great Teacher!

Excellent and very patient with us! My daughter loves Ms. Marlene! She looks forward to her tutoring each week. Grades have went up to a B plus!!

Latasha, 6 lessons with Marlene

Wonderful and patient tutor, Ms. Marlene is a joy to work with.

Ms. Marlene is teaching me pre-algebra and I'm really loving it. The best part about Ms. Marlene is that she has helped me to bring my math grade up to a respectable average.

Derik, 23 lessons with Marlene

Patient tutor

While I wasn't in the room with my son during his first lesson, he came out of it understanding how much he has to catch up on and that Marlene will be able to help him do that.

Lori, 6 lessons with Marlene

What a wonderful person

She taught how to interpret Statistics language which is all relevant. I truly thank My God for sending her to me and to talk me off the ledge and of course I thank her as well.

Marketia, 7 lessons with Marlene

Dorians Geometry Lesson

Marlene is fabulous! Moves a a pace perfect for my daughter. She explains things so well and has the patience of Jobe. Highly recommend! Thank God for her and her Geometry skills !

Jenny, 2 lessons with Marlene

Fantastic tutor

Marlene was wonderful with my son, and helped him prepare for his AP Statistics exam. He feels so much more confident! She has a clear command of the material, and was very patient. Thanks, Dr. M!

Susan, 1 lesson with Marlene
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