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Francis A.

Personal Professor Tutoring All Levels of Math, Science, + Humanities

Deerfield Beach, FL (33441)

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A current university professor, I have over ten years of experience tutoring all levels of secondary science, mathematics, and humanities. I hold a PhD in cognitive semiotics from Indiana University of PA, as well as degrees from the University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University. I am particularly familiar with curricula in Florida and Pennsylvania, though I have tutored throughout the country and abroad as well. I also have extensive experience tutoring at the college level. As a professor, I have lectured in the United States, Europe, and Asia in subjects such as cognitive science, poetics, and anthropology, giving me a wide range of fields from which to draw; but my true passion is teaching, no matter the subject. Regardless of their level or the subject, I promise my students that they will improve tremendously--and hopefully enjoy themselves doing so. My goal is always maximum clarity combined with a practical approach--rather than merely lecturing, I prefer to have students work side by side with me on problems so that they can leave our session with both maximum retention and ultimate confidence. I also strive to incorporate real-life connections into every tutorial in order to bring otherwise abstract knowledge into the sphere of the everyday.

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Francis’s subjects

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Precalculus, Trigonometry
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
ACT Science, Anatomy, Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics, Philosophy, Psychology, Zoology
American History, Anthropology, Classics, Geography, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, ESL/ESOL, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Algebra 1

I have over ten years of experience tutoring all levels of algebra, precalculus, and calculus at both the undergraduate and secondary levels.


I taught Chemistry at the university level for many years, and I have over ten years of experience tutoring chemistry at all levels. I hold a PhD in Semiotics & Critical Theory from Indiana University, as well as higher degrees in Chemistry & Neuroscience from the University of Miami. Although I specialize in inorganic chemistry and biochemistry, I have also tutored organic chemistry 1 and 2.


I hold a PhD in Semiotics & Critical Theory from the English Department at Indiana University of PA. I have taught English, Literature, and Social Sciences at both the university and secondary level. I have also taught English abroad in Thailand, Greece, and South America. I have over ten years of experience teaching English to both native and non-native speakers.


I hold a PhD in Semiotics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as an MA in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University where I worked for many years in cognitive science. I also have over ten years of experience tutoring students in social sciences, humanities, and the natural sciences at all levels.

SAT Reading

I have over ten years of experience tutoring SAT, as well as teaching SAT prep courses for various institutions. I also hold a PhD in Semiotics & Critical Theory from the English Department at Indiana University.

SAT Writing

I hold a PhD in Semiotics & Critical Theory from the English Department at Indiana University. I have tutored SAT for over ten years.


I have published widely in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. My poetry and fiction has appeared in various literary magazines, most recently in Medulla Review. I have also published nonfiction in academic journals, most recently in the Journal of Modern Literature, Anthropology & Humanism, and the James Joyce Quarterly. My book A Calculus of Fire is forthcoming, and I hold a PhD in Semiotics & Critical Theory from Indiana University. I have taught and tutored writing intensive courses for over ten years; writing is my passion, and I like to impart that passion to my students to transform them from good writers into great ones.

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University of Miami (Neuroscience English)

Florida Atlantic University (Master's)

Indiana University of PA (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

I am able to reduce my rate depending on the number of hours scheduled and the subject involved. Rates vary between undergraduate and secondary coursework.

Travel policy

Francis will travel within 30 miles of Deerfield Beach, FL 33441.

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