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Mary

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I graduated from Tufts University with a double major in Mathematics and Psychology. Subsequently I earned Masters degrees in Education ( Stanford), Accounting/MBA ( Northeastern) and Finance ( George Washington). I earned my Credential to teach Mathematics and Psychology in California, and taught high school in San Jose. I also taught Math at Tabor Academy and at Avery Coonley School. I left teaching full time and now work for the US Government working on accounting and Finance Systems. I am an expert skier and teach skiing during the winter months. I missed teaching so I currently tutor students in all levels of Math and love it! The joy of helping individual students understand a concept and succeed, where they thought they couldn't, is what keeps me tutoring! I enjoy working with all levels of students, working to understand what is/are the concept(s) keeping each one from reaching their potential. Even though I am a self proscribed math geek, I don't expect my students to love math as much as I do, but I try to impart my enthusiasm and love for math. Let's try and enjoy Math together.

Mary’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Tufts University - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Psychology

Graduate Degree: Stanford University - Master of Arts, Education

Hobbies

Skiing, Dogs(Newfoundlands), Knitting

Tutoring Subjects

Accounting

Algebra

Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4

Business

Calculus

College Accounting

College Algebra

College Business

Finance

Geometry

High School Accounting

High School Business

Intermediate Accounting

Math

Middle School Math

Pre-Calculus

Statistics

Trigonometry


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I love math and enjoy working with students to help them appreciate math and not only get through the problems but hopefully enjoy it! I know that not all students enjoy math as much as I do, but together we can get through struggles and be successful!

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I talk with the student to determine where the student feels the weakness is so we can address it.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I love helping the student know where to look for how to figure out problems. Whether it is from the book or the classroom notes, I help the student figure out how to help themselves.