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     My goal is to keep up with science and technology and share my knowledge with others.               

          My job is to prepare my students for future careers and opportunieties.               

                      My hobbies are learning and teaching.                              

                      And my joy is my Family and those who accept my help.                    


            My philosophy for life:  Helping others makes you happy. Care about people, not money.         

          To experience real happiness try to give, not to take .       

      Be patient, solve problems slowly, don't run away from them. And ...    

         Don't hesitate to ask for help, specially from Above.     

Maria Milkowski - Strawberry Mansion High School


2004-Present School District of Philadelphia, Pa.
Math teacher
Teaching Geometry and Algebra

Summer 2008 Drexel University /University of Pennsylvania

RET-NANO Participant (Research Experience for Teachers in Nanotechnology)

Research: Surfaced-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Using Glass or Carbon Nanopipettes
Functionalized with Gold Nanoparticles
2001-2004 Substitute Teacher Service/ W. Penn School District, Lansdowne, Pa
Substitute teacher
Instructed students on learning skills and helped to solve their problems

1999-2000 Delaware County Community College, Media, Pa  

Math Tutor

Instructed students on test taking skills and problem solving in Algebra and Calculus.

1997-1998 Devereux Fundation
PC Support(Drexel Co-op)
 Help Desk Representative. Helped to solve computer and hardware problems.
1992–1994 Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa               
Math Tutor
Acted as student advisor, conducted review workshops, organized small study groups.
1980–1988 SP Wolka Nurzecka & School Nr 1, Wolomin, Poland                  
Teacher of Mathematics
Teaching Algebra and Pre-Calculus (grades 5-8) & Early Childhood Education (Grades 1-3)
Learned valuable time management in preparing lessons and also managing between work and self-education,
2002-2005 Saint Joseph University, Philadelphia, Pa
Master of Education in Secondary Mathematics
1995-2000 Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa                      
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Minor Computer Science
1982–1987 Warsaw University & Institut Ksztalcenia Nauczycieli (Institut for Teachers), Bialystok, Poland                   
Teacher Certification in Mathematics      
1987-1988 French Language School, Brussels, Belgium
French Language
Foreign languages, solving word problems, computer applications and technology, traveling, plaing guitar and dancing


  • Accepted into very selective (RET-Nano) Research Program for Teachers at Drexel University 2008, Pa 
  • ESL Graduation Award 1994, Community College of Philadelphia, Pa 
  • Math Competition 3rd Place (County level) 1986, Poland
  • Russian Competition Winner (County level) 1976, Poland