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Gina C.

Coventry, CT

$50/hour

Former Bio & Chem Teacher Dedicated to Increasing Confidence!

5.0 average from 45 ratings
Patient, reliable, and helpful!
— Kathy, Willington, CT on 6/9/16

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The Pennsylvania State University
Biology, Nutrition
University of Connecticut
Master's

Education

The Pennsylvania State University (Biology, Nutrition)

University of Connecticut (Master's)

About Gina

Hello!

After teaching science in two very different Connecticut high schools, I have chosen to pursue a new career (as a registered dietitian), but I love working one-on-one with students and know that this is when I am most effective as an educator. I strive to help my students achieve their learning goals and to understand the importance of science in their lives.

I recognize that each student is an individual, and while many students struggle in science, they do not all struggle for the same reason. My goal as a tutor is to identify the barriers to learning that are specific to each student and to work with them to overcome these barriers. Whether you need help with content support, general study skills, or just someone to keep you focused, my lessons are personalized to increase understanding and confidence, which in turn will help improve your grade!

I have a flexible schedule and am usually available on short notice. Message me if you are interested in setting up a lesson or if you want to know more about me!
Hello!

After teaching science in two very different Connecticut high schools, I have chosen to pursue a new career (as a registered dietitian), but I love working one-on-one with students and know that this is when I am most effective as an educator. I strive to help my students achieve their learning goals and to understand the
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Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Coventry, CT 06238

"Patient, reliable, and helpful!"

- Kathy, Willington, CT on 6/9/16

"Very thoughtful and thorough."

- Tina, South Windsor, CT on 1/8/17

"Very patient and fun"

- Fatima, Hartford, CT on 10/10/16
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry,
Nutrition

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biology

Biology was my primary major in college; I double-majored in biology and nutritional sciences so my education focused a lot on cell biology and biochemistry. I earned two B.S. degrees from Penn State, then studied education at the University of Connecticut, where I received an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on secondary science education. I am currently certified in Connecticut to teach biology for grades 7-12.

Chemistry

While studying biology and nutritional sciences at Penn State, I took a lot of chemistry courses - enough to meet the number of credit hours required to become certified to teach this subject. Chemistry is a subject that did not come naturally to me, so I have attempted many different studying tactics to master it, which helps me understand my students' struggles and figure out what approach will work best for them. I am currently certified in Connecticut to teach chemistry for grades 7-12.

Nutrition

I earned a B.S. degree in nutritional sciences from Penn State in 2009. My degree was in the basic sciences option, meaning that it focused more on metabolism and biochemistry than clinical practice and food service management. Now I am back in school full-time at UConn completing the coursework I need to earn a verification statement and be eligible for a dietetic internship. My current coursework includes medical nutrition therapy, food service systems management, and food composition & preparation, and I am on track to make Dean's List this semester. My coursework at PSU included nutrient metabolism, nutrition through the life cycle, and nutritional aspects of disease.

The Pennsylvania State University
Biology, Nutrition
University of Connecticut
Master's

Education

The Pennsylvania State University (Biology, Nutrition)

University of Connecticut (Master's)

Patient, reliable, and helpful!

My daughter has adored working on Biology and Algebra with Gina this past semester. Gina has a calm, gentle approach, which my teenager likes, and an incredible work ethic, which we appreciate! She is consistent, reliable, responsible, and generous with her time. We're looking forward to connecting with Gina again when Chemistry starts up again next school year!

— Kathy, Willington, CT on 6/9/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Gina will travel within 20 miles of Coventry, CT 06238.