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Francesca P.

College and High School Physics and Math

College and High School Physics and Math

$54/hour

  • 2,642 hours tutoring

  • Castro Valley, CA 94546

"Now I Love Physics!"

Barbara, 11 lessons with Francesca

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About Francesca


Bio

Tutoring is an act of observation. It succeeds where normal instruction fails because it is geared toward a student's particular strengths. My best experiences as a tutor have been with the students who needed me most, learning how they needed to learn. I have been a tutor in one setting or another since childhood.

As an undergraduate I was a teacher's assistant in English, German and Astronomy, a grader in Calculus and a tutor in Physics for scientists and engineers. I have continued to...

Tutoring is an act of observation. It succeeds where normal instruction fails because it is geared toward a student's particular strengths. My best experiences as a tutor have been with the students who needed me most, learning how they needed to learn. I have been a tutor in one setting or another since childhood.

As an undergraduate I was a teacher's assistant in English, German and Astronomy, a grader in Calculus and a tutor in Physics for scientists and engineers. I have continued to tutor Physics and Math ever since, including during my brief stint in the Santa Clara Teacher Credentialing program.

I make an effort to be welcoming to people of all backgrounds. Education needs to be a place of safety.

I am willing to discuss rate adjustment in person with those who can demonstrate need.


Education

Santa Clara University
Physics
Santa Clara University Teacher Credential Program
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $54
  • Rate details: Discounts available upon negotiation in person. Will work with multiple students simultaneously for a higher rate we can discuss. Cancellation fee: up to half the planned session.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Castro Valley, CA 94546
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/21/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

C++,

C++

I first started programming in C++ in high school in 1999. Since then, I have used the language in college during labwork and for personal amusement, but not professionally. I am capable at teaching the basics of logic and translating specific problems into code. I would not be the best choice for the experienced, but may be ideal for a beginner.
MATLAB

MATLAB

MATLAB is the primary programming resource used by my university's physics program. As a result, I have used it a great deal, both as a basic mathematical tool and for more complex physical system modelling and signal analysis. I would a good match for beginning students, but perhaps not for those with years of experience in other languages.

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

I first started programming in C++ in high school in 1999. Since then, I have used the language in college during labwork and for personal amusement, but not professionally. I am capable at teaching the basics of logic and translating specific problems into code. I would not be the best choice for the experienced, but may be ideal for a beginner.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Writing

History

Geography, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught this subject to students from ages 13 to 57, and I realize how difficult it can seem. So I work on improving not only students' understanding of the subject but also their confidence in it, to ensure that what they learn they will also retain for future use.
Physics,

Physics

As my degree subject, Physics is my primary tutoring subject. I take a particular joy in teaching it with direct connections to a student's own experiences, using the world to make sense of the math, and using the math to make sense of the world.
Algebra 1, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Writing

Math

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught this subject to students from ages 13 to 57, and I realize how difficult it can seem. So I work on improving not only students' understanding of the subject but also their confidence in it, to ensure that what they learn they will also retain for future use.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

MATLAB is the primary programming resource used by my university's physics program. As a result, I have used it a great deal, both as a basic mathematical tool and for more complex physical system modelling and signal analysis. I would a good match for beginning students, but perhaps not for those with years of experience in other languages.
Physics,

Physics

As my degree subject, Physics is my primary tutoring subject. I take a particular joy in teaching it with direct connections to a student's own experiences, using the world to make sense of the math, and using the math to make sense of the world.
Algebra 1, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught this subject to students from ages 13 to 57, and I realize how difficult it can seem. So I work on improving not only students' understanding of the subject but also their confidence in it, to ensure that what they learn they will also retain for future use.
Physics,

Physics

As my degree subject, Physics is my primary tutoring subject. I take a particular joy in teaching it with direct connections to a student's own experiences, using the world to make sense of the math, and using the math to make sense of the world.
Algebra 1, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Writing

Other

Geography

Science

Physics,

Physics

As my degree subject, Physics is my primary tutoring subject. I take a particular joy in teaching it with direct connections to a student's own experiences, using the world to make sense of the math, and using the math to make sense of the world.
Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught this subject to students from ages 13 to 57, and I realize how difficult it can seem. So I work on improving not only students' understanding of the subject but also their confidence in it, to ensure that what they learn they will also retain for future use.
Physics,

Physics

As my degree subject, Physics is my primary tutoring subject. I take a particular joy in teaching it with direct connections to a student's own experiences, using the world to make sense of the math, and using the math to make sense of the world.
Algebra 1, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

CBEST,

CBEST

I took the CBEST as part of joining the Santa Clara Teacher Credentialing program and passed without studying on the first try. I regularly tutor almost all of its topics at an equal or higher level than they are presented in the exam.
SAT Math

Resources

Francesca has shared 2 answers and 1 article on Wyzant Resources.

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (542 ratings)
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Reviews


Amazing Physics tutor!

She has an amazing way of explaining physics and her sessions are so interactive. I used to tutor organic chemistry for 2 years, and as a fellow tutor I am so impressed. She is patient, knowledgeable, and encourages me to think through the problem on my own. Anyone can tell she has so much experience. I went from a 53% on my first physics exam, to 85% on my second. She is also amazing at replying to emails or texts. I highly reccomend her!

Courtney, 11 lessons with Francesca

Francesca is awesome

Francesca teaches my daughter in a way that she can understand and do the work herself. She provides formulas and conversions that not even the teacher provides. My daughter is actually understanding chemistry and is getting her grade up. Francesca provides diagrams that help visualizing the problems and then emails them to us.

Gloria, 27 lessons with Francesca

Able to provide tips and hints specifically for my daughter

Francesca worked through the math problems that difficult for my daughter, explaining them and demonstrating in a way that my daughter could understand and utilize. Francesca also made my daughter work through the same type of problems to ensure she understand and wasn't just nodding her head. One more session before the SAT!

Karol, 3 lessons with Francesca

Francesca knows her stuff

Went extensively over Gauss's Laws for second semester Physics, going over text book problems and reviewing the lesson afterwards. Francesca is patient, thorough and has a winning personality. She also has a great system in place for note-taking that she then sends to you. I highly recommend her.

Jordan, 1 lesson with Francesca

She knows what she is talking about.

My daughter has worked with Francesca twice for Chemistry. She said she learned more in 3 hours than she did all semester from her High School teacher. Thank you for taking the stress out of Chemistry!

Lorri, 2 lessons with Francesca

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Francesca is helping my daughter with Honors Geometry and Honors Chemistry. She is patient, thorough and has the great ability to break problems to help my daughter better understand what is needed to find the solutions. We are very pleased with Francesca and look always forward to our next session.

Patricia, 44 lessons with Francesca

Patient and Knowledgable!!

Francesca was wonderful with my very shy son. She helped him study for is first physics final...hopefully he will do well. She is kind and patient. One can also tell she is very passionate about physics. All during my son's session she took notes and emailed them to us for his review. She also offered to answer any physics related questions after his lesson. Francesca also provided my son with basic test taking tips as well. I plan to set up more sessions to make sure my son does not fall behind.

Irene, 44 lessons with Francesca

Knowledgeable and provided great guidance

My son really liked her in the first class. After knowing our plans for my son she immediately suggested a plan on what he needs to focus on and her plan on tutoring. Very knowledgeable.

Sri , 1 lesson with Francesca

Best. Tutor. Ever

Francesca is easily the best tutor I've had, makes the information digestible and has the patience to help students succeed. Very personable, down to earth, and not a robot. One of the most articulate people I've ever met :)

Gregory, 27 lessons with Francesca

$54/hour

Francesca P.

$54/hour

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