Mariana H. - Chemistry/Biology/Algebra Tutor in San Francisco

UC Berkeley Mariana H. Tutors UC Berkeley Students in Berkeley, CA
$55 / hr
Daly City, CA
15 miles Travel Radius
I am a California Credentialed Science/Chemistry/Biology/Algebra teacher. I believe literacy across content areas is the key to success for any student. As a scientist and science teacher, my goal is to help students understand how important math and science is in their everyday lives and how math and science literacy empowers them to become more capable twenty-first century citizens.

Before I started teaching I worked as a scientist in diagnostic diseases and drug discovery research for 2...
Today I had a session with Mariana in chemistry. As we all know chemistry can be tough. Today Mariana was very helpful and a lot of patience with me. I don?t always understand right away and had to have things explained a few times & not once did she get frustrated with me. All my questions were answered and I would defiantly go back to her if I need more help. Thank you, Mariana.
- La-La A. from Daly City, CA
My daughter has had a number of Chemistry tutoring sessions with Mariana. She has found Mariana to be very helpful and knowledgeable. Mariana focuses not just on the Chemistry, but on developing good study skills as well. She is patient and well-prepared for the sessions, texting before a scheduled lesson to ask what topics my daughter has covered in class and what questions she has.
- Belinda H. from San Francisco, CA
Mariana really helped my daughter with her chemistry final. My daughter was very stressed going into the final, so I asked Mariana to help her 2 days before the exam. Even though this was the first lesson, Mariana helped my daughter so much and she got an A on her final exam! Thank you Mariana, I recommend her highly!!!
- Elaine S. from San Francisco, CA
Excellent knowledge of subject, very patient, and motivates students to give it their best. She enjoys knowing when her students are improving. She communicates well and is accommodating in scheduling.
- Ray B. from Daly City, CA
Mariana truly gives you a personalized tutor session. I was pleasantly surprised as to the time she took to prepare for my lesson. She is very kind and easy to communicate with.
- Adriana B. from Pacifica, CA
Mariana is very patient and prepares her lesson targeted to each individual and his/her current syllabus topic. My son, who is public school and among the chaotic environment with 30+ students in class was not really understanding the foundations of Biology. With only two sessions so far, he has developed interest and confidence in learning Biology. Since Mariana has a science background, she is able to relate the class material to real life application. She prepares PowerPoint slides for the topic and expects student to discuss the material with her.
- Gursimran S. from Burlingame, CA
My son needs help for taking SAT 2 Chemistry test. Not only Mariana explains theories and concepts well, she also works with him organization skills. Her tutoring does not ends during tutor period. She encourages students to email her if there are any questions while studying.
- Kin K. from Daly City, CA
Mariana is very smart and was patient with me. I go to CCSF and take Chemistry 32. Mariana was generous with her time and is a very kind person. I recommend her.
- Sarah D. from San Francisco, CA
Mariana is doing an exceptional job tutoring Kaycie in AP Chemistry. She is outstanding at assessing the learning style and patiently teaching difficult concepts. Highly recommend.
- Kaycie L. from Pacifica, CA
(Below is my initial review. My daughter has now had many sessions with Mariana and if I could give her 6 stars I would. She has a gentle humor that really puts my daughter at ease and makes this initially intimidating subject approachable.) My daughter was struggling with some issues in Chemistry and we found Mariana. She's met with her in person twice now and is really helping her get a solid understanding of the concepts that will help her move forward in the class. She encourages my daughter to send her updates on what they are covering in class so they can efficiently cover in during the lesson. She used to be a teacher so knows how to explain things and then also check for comprehension. My daughter, who is in a public school with class sizes of 35+, feels like she has someone she can go to reliably for help. Someone on her side!
- Alison P. from San Francisco, CA
My daughter had her first tutoring lesson with Mariana yesterday and she told me that she really learn a lot from her. Mariana is very patient and knowledgeable. She asked for my daughter's previous class work and notes prior to our meeting so she can be prepared. she is very organized. Her hours are very flexible. We are glad we found her!
- Thelma M. from Pacifica, CA
She is very kind and, feels like a specialist for tutor and mentor. She keeps reminding my son for "why you need to build your ability".
- Youn W. from Brisbane, CA
I'm an older student returning back to school 10 years after my bachelors degree. I need many science prerequisites to apply to Physical Therapy School next fall and this is an area that I struggle with. I approached Mariana and asked for help reviewing basic science concepts and to help me get up to speed with an advanced chemistry course. Mariana did just that! She went above and beyond, preparing slides, looking into upcoming concepts in my class and doing her own homework in order to prepare me best. She is patient, knowledgable and left me feeling way more comfortable with a subject that otherwise scares me! I'm off and running on my own at this point but I LOVE knowing that I can call on Mariana if need be. I highly recommend her for students of ANY age!
- Katherine S. from San Francisco, CA
I am taking Chemistry as a pre req for the nursing program and Mariana helped me with my struggles in Chemistry/ Math. I haven't taken a math course in about 8 years so I've been pretty lost in my class. Mariana taught me techniques that I need to apply to get the correct answers.
- Gina A. from South San Francisco, CA
Mariana is a very knowledgeable and helpful tutor. She makes the hardest topics that my son struggles with the most easy to understand. She has a very unique teaching style (power point presentation, etc) that helps my son comprehend the lesson. My son is now doing much better in Chemistry.
- Emilio D. from Daly City, CA
I am enrolled in a nursing program. Chemistry was the most difficult subject for me, but not any longer. With Mariana's help, chemistry became interesting and enjoyable. She is the best teacher I have ever met. She taught me how to learn chemistry: how to understand and memorize the chemical laws and concepts, how to solve word problems, how to study. Mariana taught me study skills techniques: organizing my notes, improving my memory, critical thinking, building concept maps in the process of reviewing for exams. I believe that because she is a scientist her teaching is enhanced by practical examples and parallels from everyday life that helps in the process on learning and recalling the learned material. Mariana cares for her students. She is interested to help her students to become independent learners. Thanks to Mariana, my grade went up to A in only a couple of meetings.
- Loraine C. from San Francisco, CA
Mariana is a passionate, knowledgeable chemistry tutor. She cares about my daughter?s understanding in each class. She prepares each class ahead of time, which targets my daughter?s questions and concerns. Great tutor. Highly recommended!
- Wei H. from San Mateo, CA
Mariana has gone to great lengths to understand where my son is struggling in Chemistry. My son understands the subject when Mariana explains, he is now doing a lot better in Chemistry. Thank you.
- Miguel M. from Millbrae, CA
Mariana prepared the subject material ahead of time. My son found the tutor session very helpful and effective. Highly recommend.
- Cannia L. from Millbrae, CA
Mariana is all about educating her students beyond just getting a question right. She helps you understand concepts which helps to provide a better and complete understanding of the topic. Sessions are very organized and her study materials are great, she really cares about her students and it shows.
- Marcus M. from San Francisco, CA
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