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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
Patient, knowledgeable, and reliable — My daughter learned a lot of strategies for handling her ACT testing and she had nothing but rave reviews for Raf's tutoring style and character. His guidance was essential in reducing her anxiety about testing. We are happy we found him. ...
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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