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Toni O.

Rochester, NY

$50/hr

Toni, a tutor equally at home in Humanities and Sciences.

Background check passed as of 9/20/11
Usually responds in about 7 hours

Toni, a tutor equally at home in Humanities and Sciences.

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Not so long ago the goal of education was to shape the thinking of younger generations so that, with solid background knowledge, they could, in turn, add wisdom to the common store. Since reasoning, interpretative, and problem solving skills are needed across the spectrum, different disciplines were interwoven and 'classics' -that is, the common pool of knowledge that had proved valuable and fertile over time- highly respected and heavily studied. All that has changed, in a misguided effort to be more efficient and inclusive most of our school systems have metamorphosed from an educational -organic flow of information, attention to the development of main themes/ideas, anchored and exhaustive treatment- to a 'training' role where everything is fragmented, details -significant or not- abound while fundamentals lack, and shortcuts are taken at all times.

This is where I believe I can help as a tutor. I see my job as teaching you how to organize materials, cut the unnecessary details, focus on what's important and be able to use what you learned in that particular subject when working on other subjects. In a sense, my job is to put myself out of a job, for once I have shown you the road you'll be able to walk on it on your own.

Testimonials

"Very helpful"

- Peggy, Churchville, NY on 9/26/12

"Great Tutor with Great Results!"

- Hung, Rochester, NY on 10/26/13

"Fantastic Tutor."

- Danielle, Brockport, NY on 6/29/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics, Geology, Nursing, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, Greek, Italian, Latin, Spanish, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Music History
Art:
Art History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, Economics, GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, French, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, College Counseling, GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, PSAT, Regents,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Accounting, College Counseling, Economics, ESL/ESOL, French, GMAT, Grammar, Greek, Italian, Latin, Proofreading, Spanish, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary (K-6th)

K through 6th tutoring includes subjects for which I have already qualified. Contrarily to the 'politically correct' credo, I believe that in order to teach a subject you need to know the subject, not the latest methodological trend. Thus, although it is true in general that an Elementary School teacher cannot teach College courses because of lack of expertise, a University professor can certainly teach High, Junior High, and Elementary School. As a matter of fact, the advanced knowledge of his/her proper subject as well as general knowledge (after all in order to obtain a Ph. D. one has to go through the Master, Bachelor,...) can only improve the quality of instruction given. As for methods, if any of the fads that have been and are still plaguing our schools (elementary and not) had been successful, nobody would need tutors. After homeschooling my daughter, teaching for over 20 years at universities, tutoring elementary through college kids, I believe that I'm well qualified to take on the 5 to 11 group.

Regents

Over the past few years I have prepared numerous students to successfully take these exams. What I like about these tests is that they are knowledge based -more so in the old days than now- and the score is given as percentage. Of course, some subjectivity is to be espected in the 'soft' subjects that require free writing, but the scoring guidelines for the written parts are relatively thight so as to insure fairness. I very much enjoy being able to first assess and then resolve the problems any given student is facing in being successful. I cannot, of course, guaranty a 100%, but if you work with me you can be sure that you'll get results.

University of Bologna Bologna, Italy
Case Western Reserve University
PhD

Education

University of Bologna Bologna, Italy

Case Western Reserve University (PhD)

Very helpful — Toni listened to us in terms of what our daughter needed to learn. She responded to our needs and helped our daughter in the areas of concern. She was very patient, helpful and encouraging. ...

— Peggy, Churchville, NY on 9/26/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Toni will travel within 30 miles of Rochester, NY 14619.


About Toni

Not so long ago the goal of education was to shape the thinking of younger generations so that, with solid background knowledge, they could, in turn, add wisdom to the common store. Since reasoning, interpretative, and problem solving skills are needed across the spectrum, different disciplines were interwoven and 'classics' -that is, the common pool of knowledge that had proved valuable and fertile over time- highly respected and heavily studied. All that has changed, in a misguided effort to be more efficient and inclusive most of our school systems have metamorphosed from an educational -organic flow of information, attention to the development of main themes/ideas, anchored and exhaustive treatment- to a 'training' role where everything is fragmented, details -significant or not- abound while fundamentals lack, and shortcuts are taken at all times.

This is where I believe I can help as a tutor. I see my job as teaching you how to organize materials, cut the unnecessary details, focus on what's important and be able to use what you learned in that particular subject when working on other subjects. In a sense, my job is to put myself out of a job, for once I have shown you the road you'll be able to walk on it on your own.

Testimonials

"Very helpful"

- Peggy, Churchville, NY on 9/26/12

"Great Tutor with Great Results!"

- Hung, Rochester, NY on 10/26/13

"Fantastic Tutor."

- Danielle, Brockport, NY on 6/29/12

Education

University of Bologna Bologna, Italy
Case Western Reserve University
PhD

Education

University of Bologna Bologna, Italy

Case Western Reserve University (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Rochester, NY 14619

Toni’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics, Geology, Nursing, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, Greek, Italian, Latin, Spanish, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Music History
Art:
Art History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, Economics, GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, French, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, College Counseling, GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, PSAT, Regents,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Accounting, College Counseling, Economics, ESL/ESOL, French, GMAT, Grammar, Greek, Italian, Latin, Proofreading, Spanish, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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