I Help High Schoolers to GROW THEIR CONFIDENCE,
So They Can Discover What They Are TRULY Capable Of And Thrive.
Your Highschooler comes home frustrated because they have a Math homework that they don't understand, they say something like "my teacher doesn't explain anything!" OR "Math is so hard!" OR "I am so bad at Math!", BUT you know deep down that your kid is capable of doing their homework if they really set their mind to do it?
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Ultimately, we want our kids to be successful in school, so they can be successful in life, but "making money" is not enough. So, let's teach them that EXTRA step! :)
"First of all, I just want to say thank you for stopping by. I know it can be difficult and exhausting to look for the right tutor for your child, especially as they get closer to "leaving the nest". I get it. I will do my best to show you who I am and how I can offer peace of mind to you and your teen.
I want to start by saying how incredibly blessed I am to have a family that supports me and loves me no matter what journey I decide to embark on.
My husband, Chris Marks, and I are both actors and YouTubers who go on many adventures together! (he took this picture on the left). Lucky for me, his YouTube channel, Be Here, is all about traveling! I'm his camera woman, so you'll see me on pretty much every episode (and may have a laugh or two at my expense). We love to go on hikes, to animal sanctuaries, beaches, rivers, and pretty much anything outdoors. We also love to try different foods everywhere we go. Make sure to check it out!
Thankfully, since I tutor 100% online, I have the freedom to be there for my students, no matter where I am. I also get a chance to tutor students all over the world!
I started my tutoring journey in 2008 as an Upward Bound tutor, teaching Science and Math to teenagers from 10th to 12th grade. It wasn't until 2014 that I started to tutor full time, and since then, I’ve had the privilege to tutor hundreds of High School students in Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Spanish.
I love working with my students and making sure that they have a great time, especially when they are learning something that they don't particularly like.
More often than not, students who believe that they are not good at a particular subject (or just flat out don’t like it) start developing confidence once they see the bigger picture. That’s why I like to focus on making sure my students, not only know what they're doing, but know WHY they are doing it. When I teach Math, for example, my goal is not to turn people into calculators, but into mathematical thinkers. This goes a much longer way than memorizing a bunch of formulas or multiplication tables with no reason behind it... I try to make every session fun and explain things in simple terms that THEY understand (I am huge on discovering what kind of learner they are!).
Besides Math and Science, I am also passionate about Financial Literacy, Mental Health, and Healthy Living. I am a huge fan of God, puzzles, Legos, super-hero movies, baby animals, and chocolate!
I am from San Juan, Puerto Rico and I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. I also have a strong background in Computer Programming and Math, since I majored in Computational Mathematics for 3 years at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao.
Ever since I started tutoring, I discovered that my calling is to help teenagers thrive, not only academically, but also in life! So, it is my mission to help my students discover what they're capable of, so they can ultimately live a fulfilling life.
I hope you give me the opportunity to help your child soon!
Thank you for your time."
- Isabel :)
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EASY WAY TO SIMPLIFY BIG FRACTIONS
Isabel Explains a quick way to simplify fractions, no matter how big they are! Watch Here
Easiest way to Solve Word Problems with Fractions (short)
Isabel Explains how to use simpler numbers in order to solve word problems. Watch Video
How to Easily Convert a Linear Equation From Its Standard Form to Its Slope-Intercept Form (short)
Isabel Explains how to convert a linear equation from Ax + By = C to y = mx + b (aka standard form to slope-intercept form). Watch Video
"Isabel is a wonderful tutor. She knows how to connect with her students and keep things fun and light even when the task at hand is a difficult one. She is always prepared and sends materials for my son to review ahead of a lesson and also sends notes at the end of each lesson. My son enjoys his math lessons with her and after doing some math review during the summer we are happy to be able to keep her as a tutor for the upcoming school year!"
"Isabel is an excellent tutor! Isabel is excellent at knowing where a child is and what they need to excel. She is reliable and makes difficult material easy."
"Outstanding tutor, Highly Recommend. Isabel has been an outstanding tutor for my daughter for two years now, through 6th and 7th grade math. Not only has my daughter continued to excel in Algebra and Geometry, but her overall test taking and problem solving skills have improved in all subjects. Thank you, Isabel, for being a fantastic tutor, teacher, coach to my daughter. We look forward to working with you again next school year!"
"With the ability to work on multiple subjects Isabel is a consistent help for the semester. Her friendly nature and ability to break down complex subjects makes her an asset for any struggling student."
- Omar Bulverde, TX
"My daughter has been really struggling with algebra and Isabel has helped her turn things around very quickly. After the first session she said she had a much better understanding of the concepts and that Isabel took the time to explain things in a way that she could comprehend them. Very happy so far!"
- Steven Atlanta, GA
"Very diligent and patient and explains everything clearly and methodically. The teaching style is engaging and smooth. Isabel made it easy to understand the concepts in a simple way and keep me engaged Thank you!"
- Farah New York, NY
"Friendly and Very good at explaining concepts and very patience! She was very nice by making room in her busy agenda to give me a spot for tutoring me,. I like the different examples she use to make the learning of the concepts at lot easy to understand. . AWESOME TUTOR!!"
- Millie Orlando, FL
"Isabel is like the teacher you wished you had in math class. She has a way of helping me to navigate through a problem, and allowing enough time for me to figure the steps out on my own... which helped to build my confidence. If I couldn't do it myself, she would reiterate the problem, or find creative ways to help me understand the objective. Isabel has a calming demeanor when teaching... and not intimidating at all for someone like me who doesn't grasp math naturally."
- Yvette Tracy, CA
"Isabel is absolutely fantastic!!! My 20yr old twin daughters went to her for help in College Chemistry. They were completely lost! After just one session, they already learned SO much & feel so much better! My girls will be continuing weekly sessions with Isablel. She is patient, kind, and makes learning fun! I highly recommend her!"
- Jill Clermont, FL
If your teen needs help with their Math, Science or Spanish classes, I would be more than happy to help them during a 1-on-1 session OR a small group session.
When we meet live, they will get:
If you would like your teen to learn how to handle their finances in the future, while having fun, they need to join me in one of my monthly Personal Finance Game Nights!
In this game, they will learn about:
Your can have access to my teachings 24/7 on my YouTube channel, Isabel Explains!
Inside my channel, they will find:
If you are the leader of a group of young people (or know of someone who is) and think they would benefit from a Personal Finance Workshop, I would love to meet them!
Topics we can discuss include:
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Ultimately, we want our kids to be successful in school, so the can be successful in life, but "making money" is not enough. So, let's teach them that EXTRA step! :)
One-on-one tutoring is not exactly cheap, but it is certainly invaluable! Tutoring packages and group sessions can make tutoring sessions more affordable.
Time is more valuable than money, so I ask all my students to please let me know at least 6 hours prior to our scheduled lesson if they need to cancel or reschedule. Rest assured that you'll never get a last-minute cancellation from me, unless it's a true emergency!
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