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I have been privileged to be a teacher for the past 41 years. I graduated from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota with an Elementary Education degree, and a math minor. I earned a Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with a Math Specialist focus from Black Hills State University in South Dakota. I taught elementary grades 3, 5 and 6 for the first 8 years of my career. When I started teaching Middle School, I was able to concentrate on my passion, which is math. I taught 6th grade math for 21 years and 8th grade math for 6 years. The last three years of my teaching career I was a part-time math interventionist and an Online Math instructor, utilizing the Edgenuity Online program.
I believe all students can learn. It is the responsibility of the instructor to provide opportunities for success and guidance in solving problems. There are many ways to approach math problem-solving. I support students in developing the math skills needed at each grade level and in applying those skills to problems they encounter. Through my years of teaching, I have learned how to assess student errors and help to alleviate them. I developed and taught a supplemental Math Enrichment program for At-Risk math students as a 6th grade math teacher. Students not only developed specific skills but also gained the confidence needed to be willing to attempt math problems.
I am a patient, caring teacher who will evaluate a student's needs before addressing ways to improve their skills. I am confident in my ability to tutor math at all grade levels, as well as English/Language Arts and Social Studies.

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Marlys’ Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: St Cloud State University - Bachelor in Arts, Elementary School Teaching

Graduate Degree: Black Hills State University - Master of Arts Teaching, Curriculum and Instruction


I enjoy reading and sewing. I also enjoy outdoor activities like walking, hiking in the mountains, camping, and gardening.

Tutoring Subjects



Art Hour

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing


Kindergarten Readiness

Late Elementary Reading Comprehension


Middle School Math




Reading Comprehension Class

Reading Fundamentals: Phonics and Decoding

Robust Reading Class


Short Story Fairytales

Spelling, Grammar, and Writing Skills Class


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