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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."
I have been tutoring and teaching ACT, as well as proctoring ACT exams for the past 5 years.
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.
I have been teaching Algebra II for over 10 years. I have taught small groups as well as done one on one tutoring.
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.
I have worked with both teenagers and adults in getting their GED.
I have worked in Geometry for over 10 years. I have tutored as well as taught small classes.
I am proficient in Microsoft Excel and know most of the commands and uses for the program.
I have been using Word for as long as I have been able to type. I type over 60 wpm.
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.
I am a fluent speaker of Brasilian Portuguese.
I taught a small group of Pre-Calculus this past year as well as one on one tutoring in the subject.
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.
I have worked with students in High School Spanish Levels I-III for over 10 years.
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. ...
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.
Raf will travel within 15 miles of Newport News, VA 23602.
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