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Fernanda N.

Houston, TX

$60/hr

Patient and Knowledgeable Tutor with a Master's in Education

Background check passed as of 12/21/13
Usually responds in about 1 hour

Patient and Knowledgeable Tutor with a Master's in Education

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I have been a teacher and tutor for 20 years, helping students of all ages realize their potential and see their grades and test scores improve. I have a master's degree in education and am working toward my teacher certification.

I specialize in math, reading and English and Spanish skills and preparation for exams like the SATs and ACTs. One of my goals is to keep students challenged, but not overwhelmed. If necessary, I assign stimulating homework after every lesson and provide a tailored curriculum and progress reports.

I hold myself to a high standard, and for that reason, I often ask for feedback. I also never bill for a lesson in which the student or parent is not completely satisfied.

I try to be flexible with time. While I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy, I offer make-up classes.

To be as accommodating as possible, I am more than happy to travel to a student's home or other convenient location. If a quiet and comfortable study space is needed, however, the business center of my apartment is always available.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping your child achieve academic success!

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS, Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History,
European History, Geography, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
Hard Of Hearing, Phonics
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Spanish

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.

ACT English

In addition to obtaining a very high score on my own ACTs, I have successfully prepared students for the ACT English test for the past 20 years. I recently received an excellent score on the WyzAnt online ACT English test for tutors!

ACT Math

In addition to obtaining a very high score on my own ACTs, I have successfully prepared students for the ACT Math test for the past 20 years. I recently received a perfect score on the WyzAnt online ACT Math test for tutors!

ACT Reading

In addition to obtaining a very high score on my own ACTs, I have successfully prepared students for the ACT Reading test for the past 20 years. I recently received an excellent score on the WyzAnt online ACT Reading test for tutors!

ACT Science

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and have worked in labs and hospitals before. For 5 years I taught Science to 6th-9th Graders in an international school. And for another 10 years I also taught Science to 1st-3rd Graders. I recently received a perfect score on the WyzAnt online ACT Science test for tutors!

Algebra 1

I have successfully tutored students in algebra for the past 20 years. I recently received a perfect score on the WyzAnt online algebra test for tutors!

Algebra 2

I have successfully tutored students in algebra for the past 20 years. I recently received a perfect score on the WyzAnt online algebra test for tutors!

American History

I have successfully tutored students in American History for the past 20 years. I recently received an excellent score on the WyzAnt online American History test for tutors!

Biology

In addition to obtaining a bachelor's degree in biology, I have taught and tutored the subject for many years. I recently received an excellent score on the WyzAnt online biology test for tutors!

Elementary (K-6th)

Over a period of 15 years I taught K-6th grade students at an international school in South America. For 20 years I have tutored children of all ages.

Elementary Math

I have 10+ years experience teaching elementary math in a classroom setting. I have spent the last 20 years tutoring dozens of students in elementary math, 90% of them have improved their math grades by two or more letter grades. I recently received a score of 100% on the WyzAnt online elementary math test.

Elementary Science

An undergraduate degree in Biology provided me with the knowledge I needed to teach elementary and middle school science for seven years. Also, 90% of students I tutored raised their science grades two letter grades or more. I recently received a perfect score on the WyzAnt online elementary science test.

English

I have helped hundreds of students improve their verbal and written skills. I recently received a perfect score on the Wyzant online English test!

ESL/ESOL

For 20 years, I helped Spanish-speaking students succeed in all areas of the English language, including listening, speaking, grammar, reading and writing. I recently took and passed the WyzAnt ESL/ESOL online test.

GED

I graduated with honors from high school and since then have taught language, math, science and social studies to hundreds of students. I recently received a perfect score on the Wyzant online GED test!

Geometry

I have tutored students successfully in geometry for the past 20 years. I recently received a perfect score on the WyzAnt online geometry test for tutors!

Grammar

As a teacher and tutor I have helped hundreds of students sharpen their grammar skills and apply them to their daily language. I recently received an excellent score on the WyzAnt online grammar test for tutors!

Handwriting

As an elementary school teacher I helped hundreds of students develop excellent handwriting skills. As coordinator I was also in charge of researching handwriting methods and materials for implementation by the rest of the elementary teachers.

Physical Science

I have taught middle school science for several years and have a degree in biology. I have tutored dozens of middle and high school students in science, helping them understand difficult concepts and improve their grades.

Prealgebra

Over the years I have helped dozens of students understand difficult math concepts and improve their grades. I recently received an excellent score on the Wyzant online prealgebra test for tutors!

Precalculus

Over the years I have helped dozens of students understand difficult math concepts and improve their test grades. I recently received an outstanding score on the WyzAnt online exam for tutors!

Proofreading

Throughout my career as a student, teacher and tutor, I've always excelled in all areas of writing, including proofreading.

PSAT

I received an excellent score on my own PSATs and have helped dozens of students prepare for success on standardized tests. I recently received a perfect score on the WyzAnt online PSAT test for tutors!

Reading

I recently received a perfect score on the WyzAnt online reading test for tutors!

SAT Math

Through high school and college I always excelled at Math and received a very high score on my SATs. I recently received an outstanding score on the WyzAnt online SAT math test for tutors!

SAT Reading

In addition to obtaining a very high score on my own SATs, I have also successfully prepared students for the reading portion of the SATs. I recently received a perfect score on the WyzAnt online SAT Reading test for tutors!

SAT Writing

The excellent writing skills I learned in high school helped me achieve exceptional grades all the way through graduate school. Since then I have helped hundreds of students improve their writing ability and score higher on standardized tests.

Social Studies

I taught elementary and middle school social studies for 10 years and tutored the subject for 20 years.

Spanish

In addition to Spanish being my first language, I took grammar, reading and writing courses in Spanish during high school and college. For the past 20 years I have been living in South America and working as a teacher in international schools. During that time I also tutored children and adults, helping them greatly improve their Spanish skills. I recently received a perfect score on the WyzAnt online Spanish test for tutors!

Spelling

Being an a avid reader granted me excellent spelling skills, allowing me to attain excellent grades all the way through graduate school. Since then I have helped hundreds of students improve their language skills, especially spelling.

STAAR

I have a master's degree in education. I worked as an elementary classroom teacher for 20 years where I administered standardized tests and prepared my students for them. I have tutored dozens of elementary students in all subject areas including but not limited to reading, math, science, study skills.

Study Skills

I have helped dozens of students improve their Study Skills over the years; at least 50% raised their grades by two letters within six months. By applying practical organization skills and tested study techniques my students have become well-rounded, successful learners. These positive changes were observed on almost every occasion by classroom teachers and parents.

TAKS

For 20 years I prepared hundreds of students from top private schools for summative assessments like the TAKS. These Bolivian schools used American curricula and materials. High school students had to pass both state assessments and those required by American accreditation boards.

TOEFL

For the past 20 years I prepared South American students for the TOEFL exam. I recently received a perfect score on the online WyzAnt test for TOEFL tutors!

Vocabulary

My vocabulary skills are exceptional due to an avid interest in reading and studying since childhood. I've been able to transmit this knowledge to my students through a patient and clear teaching style. I recently received a perfect score on the WyzAnt online vocabulary test for tutors!

Writing

Writing became one of my specialties in high school, helping me to become the salutatorian of my class and get excellent grades in college. Since then I have helped dozens of students improve their writing techniques and apply them to their studies.

SUNY - Albany
Biology
Framingham State College
Master's

Education

SUNY - Albany (Biology)

Framingham State College (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Fernanda will travel within 20 miles of Houston, TX 77042.


About Fernanda

I have been a teacher and tutor for 20 years, helping students of all ages realize their potential and see their grades and test scores improve. I have a master's degree in education and am working toward my teacher certification.

I specialize in math, reading and English and Spanish skills and preparation for exams like the SATs and ACTs. One of my goals is to keep students challenged, but not overwhelmed. If necessary, I assign stimulating homework after every lesson and provide a tailored curriculum and progress reports.

I hold myself to a high standard, and for that reason, I often ask for feedback. I also never bill for a lesson in which the student or parent is not completely satisfied.

I try to be flexible with time. While I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy, I offer make-up classes.

To be as accommodating as possible, I am more than happy to travel to a student's home or other convenient location. If a quiet and comfortable study space is needed, however, the business center of my apartment is always available.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping your child achieve academic success!

Education

SUNY - Albany
Biology
Framingham State College
Master's

Education

SUNY - Albany (Biology)

Framingham State College (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Houston, TX 77042

Fernanda’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS, Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History,
European History, Geography, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
Hard Of Hearing, Phonics
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Spanish

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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