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Francesca P.

College and High School Physics and Math

Castro Valley, CA (94552)

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I have been tutoring unofficially since third grade. Now over thirty, I can say with confidence that it is the one job in which I am most successful and most myself.

Tutoring is an act of observation. It succeeds where normal instruction fails because it is geared toward a student's particular strengths. My best experiences as a tutor have been with the students who needed me most, learning how they needed to learn.

Regarding my areas of expertise, as an undergraduate I was a teacher's assistant in English, German and Astronomy, a grader in Calculus and a tutor in Physics for scientists and engineers. I have continued to tutor Physics and Math ever since, including during my brief stint in the Santa Clara Teacher Credentialling program.

Though I never finished getting my teacher's credential for personal reasons, I do have a Livescan and 30-day substitute teaching permit on file with the California Office of Education.

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Francesca’s subjects

Corporate Training:
C++, Grammar, Proofreading
Test Preparation:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Voice (Music)
Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
C++, MATLAB, Python
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Writing


I first started programming in C++ in high school in 1999. Since then, I have used the language in college during labwork and for personal amusement, but not professionally. I am capable at teaching the basics of logic and translating specific problems into code. I would not be the best choice for the experienced, but may be ideal for a beginner.

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Santa Clara University (Physics)

Santa Clara University Teacher Credential Program (Graduate Coursework)

Very good teacher Francesca is a very pleasant and polite teacher. She is patient and thorough. She helped our daughter improve her scores. I definitely recommend her. ...

— Brian from Alamo, CA on 10/1/12);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $48.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Cancellation fee: up to half the planned session. Discounts available if need can be proven. Will work with 2 students simultaneously for 60/hr. Larger groups negotiable, 5 student max.

Travel policy

Francesca will travel within 20 miles of Castro Valley, CA 94546.

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