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PoShan L.

Lorton, VA

$70/hr

Patient and Knowledgeable Tutor

Background check passed as of 3/12/14
Usually responds in about 53 minutes

Patient and Knowledgeable Tutor

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I have a PhD degree from the University of Virginia, 10 years of one-on-one in-person tutoring and over 2 years of online tutoring experience. I learned that some things are universal to every student, and yet some things are unique to each one. Everyone benefits from patience, encouragement, acknowledgement, and well-organized materials, but there is always more than one way to explain and solve a problem. What clicks with each student can be very different and it is an educator's job to find that out. To me, the most satisfying part of tutoring is to solve this puzzle and watch the student's face go from a frown to a smile.

Set up for online tutoring is free and simple. I will provide you with a link to a free real time collaborative whiteboard. Collaboration is very easy.

*Online sessions subject to the same 36-HOUR CHANGE/NO SHOW POLICY.

All sessions have a minimum length of 60 minutes. Scheduling is on a first come, first served basis.

36-HOUR CHANGE and NO SHOW POLICY
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**Please notify me as soon as possible if you need to change any scheduled sessions.
Change includes change of date, change of time, change of duration and cancellation.**
All tutoring sessions start at the agreed upon time, if a student shows up late, there will be no refund of partial session.
If you change a scheduled session without 36 hours notice, I reserve the right to charge a one hour fee.
If you fail to show up, the cost of the whole scheduled session will be charged.

Testimonials

"Result-Oriented Tutor"

- T, Lorton, VA on 5/25/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Van, Woodbridge, VA on 6/2/14

"Intelligent, effective tutor."

- Kathy, Tacoma, WA on 11/11/13

"Excellent tutor - adapts well to my learning style."

- Erin, Annandale, VA on 7/31/13

"Very patient and thorough."

- Theresa, Bristow, VA on 6/23/13

"Awesome!"

- Liz, Woodbridge, VA on 6/9/13

"Amazing!!"

- Ava, Burke, VA on 5/28/13

"Complete Turnaround with PoShan"

- John, Woodbridge, VA on 4/10/13

"Patient and nice."

- Sabiha, Fairfax, VA on 4/9/13

"Amazing!"

- Luisa, Springfield, VA on 3/18/13

"Another great lesson with PoShan..."

- Paula, Woodbridge, VA on 3/8/13

"PoShan was plenty of help!!!!"

- Anseri, Springfield, VA on 2/7/13

"A tutor that got through!"

- Natalie, Woodbridge, VA on 1/17/13

"Great tutor"

- Ian, Woodbridge, VA on 11/25/12

"Prompt responses. Excellent SAT assessment/plan."

- Kevin, Lorton, VA on 9/26/12

"Excellent Physics and Math tutor"

- Joel, Fairfax Station, VA on 9/11/12

"Excellent start"

- Leroy, Woodbridge, VA on 8/27/12

"Great choice!"

- Kaitlin, Alexandria, VA on 8/10/12

"Great tutor!"

- Danielle, Lorton, VA on 7/21/12

"Excellent tutoring session"

- James, Dumfries, VA on 7/12/12

"Amazing Teacher, Extremely Responsive"

- RAQUEL, Woodbridge, VA on 4/19/12
PoShan replied on 4/20/2012

Thank you so much for your kind review! I had a great time working with your daugthers. It was my pleasure :).

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Precalculus, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

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.

Calculus

I tutor AP calculus. I can help with limits, derivatives, differentiation rules, application of differentiation, integrals, integration by parts, by substitution, by partial fractions, approximate integration(midpoint rule, trapezoidal rule), improper integrals, solving differential equations by graphing direction fields, by Euler's method, by separation of variables, etc.

SAT Math

General SAT math section, SAT Subject Test math level 1 and 2.

Before the first session, the student is highly recommended to do the free official SAT practice test (available through the college board's website). It serves as a reference point for progress assessments, and as a starting point for the first session. Students are expected to do 60 to 90 minutes of homework after each session. This homework is very important as it gives a student the chance to practice what s/he learns and serves as a guideline for lesson planning and keeping track of progress.

The Chinese U of HK
Physics
University of Virginia
PhD

Education

The Chinese U of HK (Physics)

University of Virginia (PhD)

Result-Oriented Tutor — My son is normally doing well in math, but his performance is dependent upon his teacher. This year was not one of the good years, and I had to find someone to help him. I contacted PoShan via WyzAnt, and we found PoShan the best fit to our needs. PoShan is very punctual, patient, and she is am expert on subject. She helped my son to do very well on SOL in a very short time, and I will continue t ...

— T, Lorton, VA on 5/25/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

The hourly rate shown is for one-on-one session.

Travel policy

PoShan will travel within 3 miles of Lorton, VA 22079.


About PoShan

I have a PhD degree from the University of Virginia, 10 years of one-on-one in-person tutoring and over 2 years of online tutoring experience. I learned that some things are universal to every student, and yet some things are unique to each one. Everyone benefits from patience, encouragement, acknowledgement, and well-organized materials, but there is always more than one way to explain and solve a problem. What clicks with each student can be very different and it is an educator's job to find that out. To me, the most satisfying part of tutoring is to solve this puzzle and watch the student's face go from a frown to a smile.

Set up for online tutoring is free and simple. I will provide you with a link to a free real time collaborative whiteboard. Collaboration is very easy.

*Online sessions subject to the same 36-HOUR CHANGE/NO SHOW POLICY.

All sessions have a minimum length of 60 minutes. Scheduling is on a first come, first served basis.

36-HOUR CHANGE and NO SHOW POLICY
------------------------------------------
**Please notify me as soon as possible if you need to change any scheduled sessions.
Change includes change of date, change of time, change of duration and cancellation.**
All tutoring sessions start at the agreed upon time, if a student shows up late, there will be no refund of partial session.
If you change a scheduled session without 36 hours notice, I reserve the right to charge a one hour fee.
If you fail to show up, the cost of the whole scheduled session will be charged.

Testimonials

"Result-Oriented Tutor"

- T, Lorton, VA on 5/25/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Van, Woodbridge, VA on 6/2/14

"Intelligent, effective tutor."

- Kathy, Tacoma, WA on 11/11/13

"Excellent tutor - adapts well to my learning style."

- Erin, Annandale, VA on 7/31/13

"Very patient and thorough."

- Theresa, Bristow, VA on 6/23/13

"Awesome!"

- Liz, Woodbridge, VA on 6/9/13

"Amazing!!"

- Ava, Burke, VA on 5/28/13

"Complete Turnaround with PoShan"

- John, Woodbridge, VA on 4/10/13

"Patient and nice."

- Sabiha, Fairfax, VA on 4/9/13

"Amazing!"

- Luisa, Springfield, VA on 3/18/13

"Another great lesson with PoShan..."

- Paula, Woodbridge, VA on 3/8/13

"PoShan was plenty of help!!!!"

- Anseri, Springfield, VA on 2/7/13

"A tutor that got through!"

- Natalie, Woodbridge, VA on 1/17/13

"Great tutor"

- Ian, Woodbridge, VA on 11/25/12

"Prompt responses. Excellent SAT assessment/plan."

- Kevin, Lorton, VA on 9/26/12

"Excellent Physics and Math tutor"

- Joel, Fairfax Station, VA on 9/11/12

"Excellent start"

- Leroy, Woodbridge, VA on 8/27/12

"Great choice!"

- Kaitlin, Alexandria, VA on 8/10/12

"Great tutor!"

- Danielle, Lorton, VA on 7/21/12

"Excellent tutoring session"

- James, Dumfries, VA on 7/12/12

"Amazing Teacher, Extremely Responsive"

- RAQUEL, Woodbridge, VA on 4/19/12
PoShan replied on 4/20/2012

Thank you so much for your kind review! I had a great time working with your daugthers. It was my pleasure :).


Education

The Chinese U of HK
Physics
University of Virginia
PhD

Education

The Chinese U of HK (Physics)

University of Virginia (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
36 hours notice required

The hourly rate shown is for one-on-one session.

Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Lorton, VA 22079

PoShan’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Precalculus, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

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.


Background Check Status for PoShan L.

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