Math and Science Tutor
Math and Science Tutor
I have many years of experience both as a high-school and junior-high-school teacher and as a tutor in math and science. I currently work at an online school that also tutors students at the office. I especially like tutoring because there is a rewarding feeling when you see a student brighten up because they understand the material they were formerly having a hard time with at school. I've taught the following subjects as a classroom teacher: biology, chemistry, pre-algebra, algebra,...
I have many years of experience both as a high-school and junior-high-school teacher and as a tutor in math and science. I currently work at an online school that also tutors students at the office. I especially like tutoring because there is a rewarding feeling when you see a student brighten up because they understand the material they were formerly having a hard time with at school. I've taught the following subjects as a classroom teacher: biology, chemistry, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, health, and English. I've tutored students in geometry, chemistry, algebra 2 and pre-algebra. (These are mainly students that came to me by recommendations of students I formerly tutored or by teachers/administrators that were familiar with my tutoring abilities.) Also, I tutored English as a second language at Lane Community College in Eugene, OR. Most of my tutoring students meet me either at Barnes & Nobel, Starbucks or Subway, but there are a couple that I met at their house.
In my tutoring, I will usually try to come up with helps for memorization (mnemonics) of what to do to solve certain equations, sometimes utilizing silly sayings that are easily remembered. I like illustrating ideas in different ways, looking mainly for something concrete to explain something abstract. I have tutored secondary and primary students, as well as college students.
I have a B.S. degree in biological sciences from U.C. Irvine, a TESOL Certificate from Northwest Christian University, and a California Professional Clear Teaching credential (from CSU Chico) with authorizations in biology, chemistry, foundation-level math (which goes up through algebra 2 and probability/statistics), health education, ESL and introductory English. I have also passed the National Teacher's Examination in general (integrated) science.
Both of my children have been tutored by Francois since this summer and he is wonderful! My son tells me that Francois helps him understand his pre algebra easier than in his classroom and he is very patient with my daughter. In fact both kids are excited if they know it is a Francois day! Overall he is a great tutor and I have seen a a vast improvement with my children academically and confidence and I highly recommend Francois!Jessica, 28 lessons with Francois
Francois helped my daughter with her biology homework. He broke down the questions after we got to the right answer, he explained why all the other answer choices were wrong. After Francois read the question, he asked her what all the vocabulary words meant and what she thought the question is saying. The lesson was very productive because in one class, they went through and discussed 30(!) questions. You can tell that Francois is knowledgeable because he was very friendly to her. We are thankful for his work.Natalia, 2 lessons with Francois
Francois provided us with excellent tutor services. He was kind and patient with my daughter and taught her new ways to look at solving her Geometry problems. Highly recommend Francois as a tutor!LaLonnie, 2 lessons with Francois
Francois went over the work with my daughter and made sure she understood everything. He was easy to work with.Ming, 1 lesson with Francois
Very patient, extremely helpful.
Worked really well with my daughter who is a high school junior taking Math 2. He made sure to find a solution and explain the process of which to get to the solution and made sure my daughter understood it.Nevaeh, 2 lessons with Francois
A Tremendous Help
My son had a 45 on his previous Geometry test, had 1 session with Francois, and got a 74 on the next. Also, he was available at times that fit our busy schedule. We'll definitely be working with him again.Latasha, 1 lesson with Francois
He is so knowledgeable and encourages your learning. He makes really cares and makes sure I understand the information not just to get it but to really know it. He also teaches in a way it is easy to understand. He’s amazing and will be using him again!Karla, 1 lesson with Francois
My son enjoyed a detailed session and felt after 1 session a better understanding of Geometry! Francois was patient and really understood my son's questions. Super impressed!April, 3 lessons with Francois
Francois S. really helped me understand all the material and I now feel much more confident for my geometry quiz on Wednesday, I highly recommend you receive a lesson from Francois S.!Dung, 2 lessons with Francois
Kind and Patient...
Francois was very easygoing and understanding. We were both pleased with the session! My daughter was very receptive...she’s feeling good about her test tomorrow!Katie, 1 lesson with Francois
Response time: 47 minutes