Search 72,572 tutors
FIND TUTORS
Over 700 tutoring hours

Raf Z.

Newport News, VA

$30/hr

Math, Science, ACT, SAT, and ASVAB Tutor...

Usually responds in about 9 hours

Math, Science, ACT, SAT, and ASVAB Tutor...

Message Raf

Send Raf a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Raf or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive responses from additional tutors

If you select this option, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.

I have been tutoring for more than 11 years. I work mainly with High School aged students in the subjects of Math, ranging from Pre-Algebra to Pre-Calculus, Physical Science, Physics, World Geography, Spanish I, II, and III, as well as ACT/SAT/ASVAB Prep tutoring and help. However, I have tutored Middle-School students as well as some college math and GRE Prep.

I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Austin Peay State University, where I majored in Engineering Technology. I started tutoring when I was still in college. I was then offered a full-time position to become a Math Instructor at a private Learning Center in TN. I then went on to teach Sciences such as Physical Science and Physics, as well as teaching Spanish I, II, and III. I have recently moved to Newport News and would like to continue tutoring and helping those in need...as I like to call it, "passing on my knowledge."

Testimonials

"Excellent Tutor"

- Jason, Newport News, VA on 11/9/14

"Patient, knowledgeable, and reliable "

- Pamela, Keyport, WA on 6/26/14

"Awsome teacher"

- Sharon, Poquoson, VA on 6/8/14

"Great tutor!"

- Wogahata, Newport News, VA on 6/7/14

"Great Tutor"

- Naomi, Yorktown, VA on 4/30/14

"Very Patient"

- Jewel, Hampton, VA on 3/12/14

"Excellent!"

- Wendy, Yorktown, VA on 3/12/14

"Awesome Tutor"

- Kee, Great Mills, MD on 12/22/13

"Very knowledgeable and understanding!"

- Maria, Williamsburg, VA on 11/25/13

"Awesome"

- Claude, Newport News, VA on 8/21/13

"Excellent Tutor - Excellent Feedback"

- Laureen, Newport News, VA on 7/16/13

"He is giving me self-confidence again. "

- Denisse, Newport News, VA on 6/5/13

"Excellent Tutor!!"

- Karen, Newport News, VA on 5/23/13

"Patient, thorough, easy to work with."

- Diana, Williamsburg, VA on 5/4/13

"Great tutor!"

- Yen, Newport News, VA on 3/5/13

"Very good tutor."

- Ian, Yorktown, VA on 2/28/13

"Great tutor!!"

- Heather, Williamsburg, VA on 11/20/12

"Quick response/easy to get a hold of"

- Roxana, Williamsburg, VA on 10/9/12

"Jumps Right In"

- Lee, Yorktown, VA on 8/11/12
English:
ACT English,
ESL/ESOL
Science:
ACT Science,
Physical Science,
Physics
Sports/Recreation:
Soccer

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

I have been tutoring and teaching ACT, as well as proctoring ACT exams for the past 5 years.

ACT Math

I have tutored and proctored ACT tests and am very proficient in most math subjects. I have two practice ACT tests I teach from as well as teaching strategies and tips to the test.

ACT Science

The Science section of the ACT does not test knowledge of science, but tests your ability to reason through scientific information. I have two practice ACT tests I teach out of as well as teaching strategies and tips to the test.

Algebra 1

I have worked with students in various levels of math, from Algebra I to trigonometry, for over 10 years. I have taught small groups as well as one-on-one tutoring in the subject.

Algebra 2

I have been teaching Algebra II for over 10 years. I have taught small groups as well as done one on one tutoring.

ASVAB

I scored in the 99th percentile when I took the ASVAB. I have tutored and helped many prepare for the test. I recommend getting test practice material from your recruiter and sitting down with someone to go over it and help you understand.

ESL/ESOL

I'm a native speaker of Brazilian Portuguese and have been primarily an English Speaker since 1991. I have learned English as a second language myself and know what it's like to make that transition.

GED

I have worked with both teenagers and adults in getting their GED.

Geometry

I have worked in Geometry for over 10 years. I have tutored as well as taught small classes.

GRE

I feel I am very qualified to tutor the Quantitative portion of the GRE as Math is my specialty.

Microsoft Excel

I am proficient in Microsoft Excel and know most of the commands and uses for the program.

Microsoft Word

I have been using Word for as long as I have been able to type. I type over 60 wpm.

Physical Science

I have taught small groups as well as one on one tutoring in the subject. I have worked with students in Physical Science for over 10 years.

Portuguese

I am a fluent speaker of Brasilian Portuguese.

Prealgebra

I have worked in all Algebra subjects for the last 10 years. Pre-Algebra is only the beginning.

Precalculus

I taught a small group of Pre-Calculus this past year as well as one on one tutoring in the subject.

SAT Math

When it comes to Math, I am very proficient. The SAT is a little more difficult than the ACT in the fact that you can lose points for incorrect answers. You lose 1/4 of a point for every "guess" that isn't correct. It is important to truly understand the material at hand to make sure you don't make that mistake.

Spanish

I have worked with students in High School Spanish Levels I-III for over 10 years.

Trigonometry

Trig is one of my favorite subjects. Although a lot of the concepts seem difficult, I find it to be one of the most practical and fun Math subjects to learn.

Raf’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Raf. View all of Raf’s resources

Cos (7 pi/ 12) (answer)

The best way to answer this question is with the sum formula for cosine. cos (a + b) = cos a * cos b - sin a * sin b cos (7pi/12) = cos (3pi/12 + cos 4pi/12) = cos (pi/4 + pi/3) Good luck and let me know if you still need help!

Austin Peay State University

Education

Austin Peay State University

Excellent Tutor — My only regret is that I should have got him sooner in the semester. He is a tremendous help, and he sure knows how to break down problems to help me understand better. ...

— Jason, Newport News, VA on 11/9/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

I offer group lessons on the same subject for $10 per additional student, otherwise tutoring should be done 1 on 1 to focus on individual needs.

Travel policy

Raf will travel within 15 miles of Newport News, VA 23602.


About Raf

I have been tutoring for more than 11 years. I work mainly with High School aged students in the subjects of Math, ranging from Pre-Algebra to Pre-Calculus, Physical Science, Physics, World Geography, Spanish I, II, and III, as well as ACT/SAT/ASVAB Prep tutoring and help. However, I have tutored Middle-School students as well as some college math and GRE Prep.

I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Austin Peay State University, where I majored in Engineering Technology. I started tutoring when I was still in college. I was then offered a full-time position to become a Math Instructor at a private Learning Center in TN. I then went on to teach Sciences such as Physical Science and Physics, as well as teaching Spanish I, II, and III. I have recently moved to Newport News and would like to continue tutoring and helping those in need...as I like to call it, "passing on my knowledge."

Testimonials

"Excellent Tutor"

- Jason, Newport News, VA on 11/9/14

"Patient, knowledgeable, and reliable "

- Pamela, Keyport, WA on 6/26/14

"Awsome teacher"

- Sharon, Poquoson, VA on 6/8/14

"Great tutor!"

- Wogahata, Newport News, VA on 6/7/14

"Great Tutor"

- Naomi, Yorktown, VA on 4/30/14

"Very Patient"

- Jewel, Hampton, VA on 3/12/14

"Excellent!"

- Wendy, Yorktown, VA on 3/12/14

"Awesome Tutor"

- Kee, Great Mills, MD on 12/22/13

"Very knowledgeable and understanding!"

- Maria, Williamsburg, VA on 11/25/13

"Awesome"

- Claude, Newport News, VA on 8/21/13

"Excellent Tutor - Excellent Feedback"

- Laureen, Newport News, VA on 7/16/13

"He is giving me self-confidence again. "

- Denisse, Newport News, VA on 6/5/13

"Excellent Tutor!!"

- Karen, Newport News, VA on 5/23/13

"Patient, thorough, easy to work with."

- Diana, Williamsburg, VA on 5/4/13

"Great tutor!"

- Yen, Newport News, VA on 3/5/13

"Very good tutor."

- Ian, Yorktown, VA on 2/28/13

"Great tutor!!"

- Heather, Williamsburg, VA on 11/20/12

"Quick response/easy to get a hold of"

- Roxana, Williamsburg, VA on 10/9/12

"Jumps Right In"

- Lee, Yorktown, VA on 8/11/12
}

Education

Austin Peay State University

Education

Austin Peay State University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required

I offer group lessons on the same subject for $10 per additional student, otherwise tutoring should be done 1 on 1 to focus on individual needs.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Newport News, VA 23602

Raf’s Subjects

English:
ACT English,
ESL/ESOL
Science:
ACT Science,
Physical Science,
Physics
Sports/Recreation:
Soccer

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.


Raf’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Raf. View all of Raf’s resources

Cos (7 pi/ 12) (answer)

The best way to answer this question is with the sum formula for cosine. cos (a + b) = cos a * cos b - sin a * sin b cos (7pi/12) = cos (3pi/12 + cos 4pi/12) = cos (pi/4 + pi/3) Good luck and let me know if you still need help!


Background Check Status for Raf Z.

Raf Z. passed a background check on 1/7/14. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

After sending a message to Raf, you will be able to order a new background check for $7.99. As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.