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Marlene L.

Dr. M., math tutor

Dr. M., math tutor

$54/hour

  • 1,765 hours tutoring

  • Stafford, VA 22554

About Marlene


Bio

My interest has always been in the teaching of mathematics, and how we learn and apply the tools of the subject. It has been interesting to observe and participate in the evolution of the pedagogy. In many ways the pedagogy has changed, and in some ways it has remained the same.

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. Several mathematics...

My interest has always been in the teaching of mathematics, and how we learn and apply the tools of the subject. It has been interesting to observe and participate in the evolution of the pedagogy. In many ways the pedagogy has changed, and in some ways it has remained the same.

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. Several mathematics subjects have been taught, including 7-9th grade general mathematics, algebra I, algebra II, pre-calculus, calculus, informal geometry, introductory or first-year statistics, mathematical methods. It has been interesting to see the emphases change in the algebras and statistics.

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 learn 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.

Traditionally, there are junctures at which students encounter difficulty. The first juncture can occur at the fourth grade, and may continue to impact a student's career
through high school or freshman-year college. In tutoring, most weaknesses can be attributed to the 5 major junctures.


Education

Univ of the District of Columbia
Mathematics
Southern Connecticut State University New Haven Ct
Masters
The George Washington University
EdD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $54 for in-person / $54 for online
  • Rate details: The group rate of $48 applies to a family of 2-3 students. Each student will receive an individual session, as well as some group attention, where necessary.
  • Travel policy: Within 28 miles of Stafford, VA 22554
  • Lesson cancellation: 5 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/29/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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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 began tutoring Algebra 1 at age 13. I first taught Algebra 1 formally, after receiving my baccalaureate degree, to a group of ninth graders. Since then I have taught Algebra I to sixth - tenth graders and college freshmen. For eight years, Algebra I was integrated into the methods courses for Elementary Education majors at The George Washington University. My certification to teach Algebra I was derived from 3 states and the District of Columbia.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is one of my favorite subjects to have taught, studied, and tutored. Algebra 2 topics have been moved, periodically, to and from the curriculum of Algebra I, College Algebra, Finite Mathematics, and/or Pre-Calculus. Probability, Hypothesis Testing and Long Division are the newer topics. It has been my pleasure to have taught all of these topics in 3 states and the District of Columbia.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been teaching geometry for more than 40 years. 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 successfully tutored students in the WyzAnt's community in geometry. 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, for 25 years. 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

As a graduate student at The George Washington University, SAT Math Preparation Classes were first taught. Many SAT Math prep classes have been taught during the last 35 years, on a part-time basis. I continue to proctor SAT exams occasionally; and have taken the mandatory trainings by the Educational Testing Service during that time. During those 35 years, I had the opportunity to edit a mathematics textbook for SAT Prep classes. It was in this editing process that I became very familiar with the SAT math content and many test -taking tips. The content focus is from the Algebras and Geometry, with the penalty for guessing removed. An occasional Pre-Calculus question does appear in a Math section.
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 began tutoring Algebra 1 at age 13. I first taught Algebra 1 formally, after receiving my baccalaureate degree, to a group of ninth graders. Since then I have taught Algebra I to sixth - tenth graders and college freshmen. For eight years, Algebra I was integrated into the methods courses for Elementary Education majors at The George Washington University. My certification to teach Algebra I was derived from 3 states and the District of Columbia.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is one of my favorite subjects to have taught, studied, and tutored. Algebra 2 topics have been moved, periodically, to and from the curriculum of Algebra I, College Algebra, Finite Mathematics, and/or Pre-Calculus. Probability, Hypothesis Testing and Long Division are the newer topics. It has been my pleasure to have taught all of these topics in 3 states and the District of Columbia.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I have taught and tutored Discrete Mathematics on the high school and college levels. Additionally, some Discrete Math topics appear in Finite Mathematics and/or Statistics college courses. "Discrete" indicates that the topics use the Countable Numbers in Mathematics. The topics can vary from course to course. Some of the topics may include Set Theory, Number Theory, Graph Theory, Ways of Counting, Voter Theory, and Logic.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been teaching geometry for more than 40 years. 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 successfully tutored students in the WyzAnt's community in geometry. 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, for 25 years. 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

As a graduate student at The George Washington University, SAT Math Preparation Classes were first taught. Many SAT Math prep classes have been taught during the last 35 years, on a part-time basis. I continue to proctor SAT exams occasionally; and have taken the mandatory trainings by the Educational Testing Service during that time. During those 35 years, I had the opportunity to edit a mathematics textbook for SAT Prep classes. It was in this editing process that I became very familiar with the SAT math content and many test -taking tips. The content focus is from the Algebras and Geometry, with the penalty for guessing removed. An occasional Pre-Calculus question does appear in a Math section.
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 began tutoring Algebra 1 at age 13. I first taught Algebra 1 formally, after receiving my baccalaureate degree, to a group of ninth graders. Since then I have taught Algebra I to sixth - tenth graders and college freshmen. For eight years, Algebra I was integrated into the methods courses for Elementary Education majors at The George Washington University. My certification to teach Algebra I was derived from 3 states and the District of Columbia.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is one of my favorite subjects to have taught, studied, and tutored. Algebra 2 topics have been moved, periodically, to and from the curriculum of Algebra I, College Algebra, Finite Mathematics, and/or Pre-Calculus. Probability, Hypothesis Testing and Long Division are the newer topics. It has been my pleasure to have taught all of these topics in 3 states and the District of Columbia.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been teaching geometry for more than 40 years. 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 successfully tutored students in the WyzAnt's community in geometry. 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, for 25 years. 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 began tutoring Algebra 1 at age 13. I first taught Algebra 1 formally, after receiving my baccalaureate degree, to a group of ninth graders. Since then I have taught Algebra I to sixth - tenth graders and college freshmen. For eight years, Algebra I was integrated into the methods courses for Elementary Education majors at The George Washington University. My certification to teach Algebra I was derived from 3 states and the District of Columbia.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is one of my favorite subjects to have taught, studied, and tutored. Algebra 2 topics have been moved, periodically, to and from the curriculum of Algebra I, College Algebra, Finite Mathematics, and/or Pre-Calculus. Probability, Hypothesis Testing and Long Division are the newer topics. It has been my pleasure to have taught all of these topics in 3 states and the District of Columbia.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been teaching geometry for more than 40 years. 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 successfully tutored students in the WyzAnt's community in geometry. I have state certification in 3 states and the District of Columbia for teaching Geometry.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

As a graduate student at The George Washington University, SAT Math Preparation Classes were first taught. Many SAT Math prep classes have been taught during the last 35 years, on a part-time basis. I continue to proctor SAT exams occasionally; and have taken the mandatory trainings by the Educational Testing Service during that time. During those 35 years, I had the opportunity to edit a mathematics textbook for SAT Prep classes. It was in this editing process that I became very familiar with the SAT math content and many test -taking tips. The content focus is from the Algebras and Geometry, with the penalty for guessing removed. An occasional Pre-Calculus question does appear in a Math section.
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

As a graduate student at The George Washington University, SAT Math Preparation Classes were first taught. Many SAT Math prep classes have been taught during the last 35 years, on a part-time basis. I continue to proctor SAT exams occasionally; and have taken the mandatory trainings by the Educational Testing Service during that time. During those 35 years, I had the opportunity to edit a mathematics textbook for SAT Prep classes. It was in this editing process that I became very familiar with the SAT math content and many test -taking tips. The content focus is from the Algebras and Geometry, with the penalty for guessing removed. An occasional Pre-Calculus question does appear in a Math section.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (627 ratings)
5 star
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4 star
(25)
3 star
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2 star
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Reviews


Great tutor

Marlene is a patient and a wonderful tutor. Her teaching style makes it easy to learn and understand the material. Love her.

'Victoria, 7 lessons with Marlene

Wonderful Tutor

My daughter just had her first lesson with Marlene and I couldn't be happier with how it went. My daughter is in 8th grade and has been struggling with math this year. Her anxiety with math, along with dealing with being a teenager, has been difficult for her. I can already tell she feels more confident and positive that she can succeed after her first lesson. I'm looking forward to her continued progression. Marlene is kind, patient, knowledgeable, and just a wonderful person and I can't recommend her enough.

Katie, 2 lessons with Marlene

Knowledgeable, Witty, Awesome Tutor

Marlene tutored my daughter College level Algebra I , and has done an amazing job with bringing Algebra to life ! Often times tutors will “take a moment” to recall steps in the best way to explain a problem, however Marlene is very quick to explain whatever application that needs to be applied in each situation. In addition, she’s very patient, and is great at making the student feel comfortable. And all of this is online !! Thanks Marlene.... Thanks Wyzant !!

Karen , 8 lessons with Marlene

Very knowledgeable tutor

She has helped my relative in learning Statistics a few days ago. We will definitely be using her tutoring skills in the near future. Anyone in need of help in pre-calculus should definitely seek out her help.

Nick, 1 lesson with Marlene

Wonderful first session!

Thank you! My son was quite pleased with the outcome of today’s meeting. Needless to say you saw how he wanted to schedule the next session right away!! Looking forward to a continued educational partnership with you! Best Wishes

Francine, 2 lessons with Marlene

The BEST

My daughter loves Ms. Marlene. She has gone above and beyond to help my daughter. Since working with Ms. Marlene her grade went from an "f" to an "A". So glad i chose her.

Renee, 19 lessons with Marlene
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Renee' for your comments. I do enjoy working with your daughter.

Very knowledgeable and patient

Marlene, has a very easy way of teaching. She taught me how to do my new lesson in a way that I could comprehend. Marlene is patient and made sure I understood as we went along.

LeVondra, 2 lessons with Marlene
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your comments. I look forward to helping Taylor, whenever she needs more clarity. My Best wishes to all.

Great tutor

Very patient and great at understanding my needs. Look forward to more lessons! I have always struggled with math of any kind, but I have a feeling Dr M will help me achieve my passing of this course.

Michael, 21 lessons with Marlene
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Mike. Congratulations!! You've achieved your goal. Much success as you continue with your plans.

Extraordinary Teacher/Tutor

Dr. Marlene L. worked with my granddaughter and comfortably moved from one topic to another bringing Kaitlyn along, and checking for understanding as she progressed. I was so impressed by this approach and her calm demeanor. Kaitlyn has worked with tutors previously and she said: "Marlene is the best."

Barbara, 1 lesson with Marlene
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Marlene L.

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