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Fiona A.

Experienced and Knowledgeable Graduate Student

Experienced and Knowledgeable Graduate Student

$40/hour

  • 142 hours tutoring

  • Lafayette, IN 47905

About Fiona


Bio

Hi! I'm Fiona. I'm a recently graduated, M.A. holding Political Scientist who has worked with students of all ages and educational levels in the course of my nearly 10 years as a tutor. I first began tutoring in college, starting with high school French students, before spending a year in Austin, Texas, teaching ESL for various non-profits. I additionally worked for a small tutoring center, where I tutored everything from biology to SAT prep, for students ranging from elementary school to...

Hi! I'm Fiona. I'm a recently graduated, M.A. holding Political Scientist who has worked with students of all ages and educational levels in the course of my nearly 10 years as a tutor. I first began tutoring in college, starting with high school French students, before spending a year in Austin, Texas, teaching ESL for various non-profits. I additionally worked for a small tutoring center, where I tutored everything from biology to SAT prep, for students ranging from elementary school to high schoolers.
After moving to El Paso, Texas (the joys of being a military spouse!), I continued working with students, particularly adults, in the areas of ASVAB, TOEFL, and GED prep, while simultaneously working with both middle and high school level aged students in any and every topic. I was additionally offered a miltiary contract to teach French, and though that opportunity ultimately fell through, I believe that speaks both to my level of professionalism and expertise in tutoring.
I truly enjoy teaching. I believe that all students are capable of achieving the results they seek, and that difficulties often arise when students aren't given adequate time at school or simply need someone who can more easily relate to the difficulties of achieving results in a new language (I grew up in a French/English household, and picked up Spanish when I studied in Santiago, Chile, as a high schooler). I prioritize evaluating each student's needs, finding material relevant to their goals and educational requirements, and following through post-exam/class to ensure my time as a tutor was succesful. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the results you deserve.


Education

University of Cincinnati
Intl. Affairs
Ohio University
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $40 for in-person / $40 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Lafayette, IN 47905
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/13/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel

Computer

Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I spent a year living in Austin, teaching ESL to Hispanic mothers through a non-profit called Avance. I designed the curriculum myself, as well as implemented it and followed up with individual student testing at the end of the year. I also taught ESL for a non-profit in Austin called El Buen Samaritano, where I worked with students from all over the world.
French,

French

I was raised in a bilingual household, and I grew up speaking both English and French. I spent much of my summers as a kid in the Francophone world, allowing me to be quite knowledgeable about the culture, as well as obtaining a vast collection of French novels, which I enjoy on my off time. My grammatical skills were reinforced by my mother, who is a qualified high school French teacher.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

My M.A. in Political Science included thousands of hours spent reading, writing, and proofreading papers written at an academic level. I have helped multiple students and friends proofread their own assignments and applications to a variety of programs.
Spanish,

Spanish

My Spanish experience began when I lived abroad in Santiago, Chile as a 16 year old for 6 months. I minored in Spanish in college before moving to Austin where I worked in bilingual classrooms with children and mothers. Since moving to El Paso I have tutored several children with predominately Spanish speaking families and have never had any issues communicating with them, as well as briefly teaching a Spanish GED class for a local El Pasoan church.
Grammar, Microsoft Excel

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I've tutored elementary level students for about 3 years now, helping them finish their homework in various subjects and providing further explanations where needed. I've also used reading books, singing songs, and playing games to help my students learn different subjects, including reading, math, and foreign language. I also have experience in a more formalized bilingual childcare setting, using art projects and games to help kindergarten-aged children learn colors and letters, as well as using worksheets to help them learn to write their letters and names.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have worked with elementary-level schoolchildren on many math levels, from first through middle school, including students with learning differences.
Reading,

Reading

I'm currently in the middle of my M.A. program in Political Science, which involves an enormous amount of reading and writing about highly technical issues. I've scored very highly on the GRE areas of qualitative and essay writing, and am confident in my ability to help my students achieve these same skills.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I've worked with students in the past to better help them get situated and organized. Often, students may need help putting together a planner or a time line of how to accomplish a specific project or study for a final. Giving students a step-by-step way of getting work done is the first step in the process.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I've worked with several students on their ACT prep, both privately and through tutoring agencies. Additionally, I scored rather highly on the ACT myself and am confident in my ability to transfer those skills to my students.
English,

English

My M.A. in Political Science was dominated by research, reading, and writing at a high academic level (and thousands of hours of it!). Additionally, I have worked with both adult and younger students to raise the levels of their written work, including English and humanities essays, as well as helping students compose statements of purpose and similar materials for entrance into higher education.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I spent a year living in Austin, teaching ESL to Hispanic mothers through a non-profit called Avance. I designed the curriculum myself, as well as implemented it and followed up with individual student testing at the end of the year. I also taught ESL for a non-profit in Austin called El Buen Samaritano, where I worked with students from all over the world.
Literature,

Literature

I've taken several English literature courses throughout my undergraduate career (as well as AP English literature in high school, on which I scored a 4 on the final exam). I have additionally helped several students through both high school and college level English literature classes.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

My M.A. in Political Science included thousands of hours spent reading, writing, and proofreading papers written at an academic level. I have helped multiple students and friends proofread their own assignments and applications to a variety of programs.
Reading,

Reading

I'm currently in the middle of my M.A. program in Political Science, which involves an enormous amount of reading and writing about highly technical issues. I've scored very highly on the GRE areas of qualitative and essay writing, and am confident in my ability to help my students achieve these same skills.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I've worked with many SAT students and have been successful in helping tgem increase their scores.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I've worked with several SAT students and have helped them successfully prepare for and achieve the results they desired on the writing portion of the exam. Additionally, my M.A. in political science is the result of spending many years undertaking extensive research and academic level writing.
Writing,

Writing

My M.A. in Political Science was heavily based on research, reading, and writing, and I wrote multiple research papers each semester. My experience working on academic papers translates into the ability to write easily and well (and proofread thoroughly) on all topics.
ACT Reading, Grammar, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I spent several years regularly attending a Christian church and am very familiar with what the Bible itself says as well as what Christianity teaches. I have read through the Bible in its entirety, and I have taken several comparative religion classes. I have also previously tutored students in Bible Studies and have helped a few write papers regarding different aspects of Christianity.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I'm currently in the middle of my own M.A. in Political Science, and have a B.A. in International Affairs. Additionally, I have experience working in the non-profit field, and have a broad understanding of government & politics on both an American and world-wide basis.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

I'm currently in the middle of my MA in Political Science, which requires a thorough knowledge of political theory, based on modern philosophy.
Religion,

Religion

I have tutored students in Bible studies in the past and helped students write comparative religion essays. I took several classes on these topics in college and the subject continues to fascinate me. As such, I do a lot of personal research on these topics and consider myself well versed. Furthermore, I have read both the Bible and the Koran in their entirety.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I took AP American government in high school and majored in international affairs in college. As such, I had to have a solid foundation of basic philosophical ideas concerning government as well as American government and politics. I have tutored students in these subject areas and continue to follow the daily news of our country.
World History,

World History

My M.A. in political science required an extensive knowledge of world history, as I studied many countries across the world and took several classes on European and African histories.
American History, Geography

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've worked with both middle and high school students to improve their understanding and mastery of algebra 1 for both math classes and standardized test.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I've tutored elementary level students for about 3 years now, helping them finish their homework in various subjects and providing further explanations where needed. I've also used reading books, singing songs, and playing games to help my students learn different subjects, including reading, math, and foreign language. I also have experience in a more formalized bilingual childcare setting, using art projects and games to help kindergarten-aged children learn colors and letters, as well as using worksheets to help them learn to write their letters and names.
English,

English

My M.A. in Political Science was dominated by research, reading, and writing at a high academic level (and thousands of hours of it!). Additionally, I have worked with both adult and younger students to raise the levels of their written work, including English and humanities essays, as well as helping students compose statements of purpose and similar materials for entrance into higher education.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I spent a year living in Austin, teaching ESL to Hispanic mothers through a non-profit called Avance. I designed the curriculum myself, as well as implemented it and followed up with individual student testing at the end of the year. I also taught ESL for a non-profit in Austin called El Buen Samaritano, where I worked with students from all over the world.
French,

French

I was raised in a bilingual household, and I grew up speaking both English and French. I spent much of my summers as a kid in the Francophone world, allowing me to be quite knowledgeable about the culture, as well as obtaining a vast collection of French novels, which I enjoy on my off time. My grammatical skills were reinforced by my mother, who is a qualified high school French teacher.
Piano,

Piano

I spent about 8 years taking piano lessons from differing teachers. As such, I've been exposed to different curriculum and have learned which works well according to age and proficiency level. I've given many recitals and have been exposed to many different types of piano music as well.
Reading,

Reading

I'm currently in the middle of my M.A. program in Political Science, which involves an enormous amount of reading and writing about highly technical issues. I've scored very highly on the GRE areas of qualitative and essay writing, and am confident in my ability to help my students achieve these same skills.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I've worked with many SAT students and have been successful in helping tgem increase their scores.
Spanish,

Spanish

My Spanish experience began when I lived abroad in Santiago, Chile as a 16 year old for 6 months. I minored in Spanish in college before moving to Austin where I worked in bilingual classrooms with children and mothers. Since moving to El Paso I have tutored several children with predominately Spanish speaking families and have never had any issues communicating with them, as well as briefly teaching a Spanish GED class for a local El Pasoan church.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I've worked with students in the past to better help them get situated and organized. Often, students may need help putting together a planner or a time line of how to accomplish a specific project or study for a final. Giving students a step-by-step way of getting work done is the first step in the process.
Writing,

Writing

My M.A. in Political Science was heavily based on research, reading, and writing, and I wrote multiple research papers each semester. My experience working on academic papers translates into the ability to write easily and well (and proofread thoroughly) on all topics.
Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I spent a year living in Austin, teaching ESL to Hispanic mothers through a non-profit called Avance. I designed the curriculum myself, as well as implemented it and followed up with individual student testing at the end of the year. I also taught ESL for a non-profit in Austin called El Buen Samaritano, where I worked with students from all over the world.
French,

French

I was raised in a bilingual household, and I grew up speaking both English and French. I spent much of my summers as a kid in the Francophone world, allowing me to be quite knowledgeable about the culture, as well as obtaining a vast collection of French novels, which I enjoy on my off time. My grammatical skills were reinforced by my mother, who is a qualified high school French teacher.
Spanish,

Spanish

My Spanish experience began when I lived abroad in Santiago, Chile as a 16 year old for 6 months. I minored in Spanish in college before moving to Austin where I worked in bilingual classrooms with children and mothers. Since moving to El Paso I have tutored several children with predominately Spanish speaking families and have never had any issues communicating with them, as well as briefly teaching a Spanish GED class for a local El Pasoan church.
TOEFL

Math

Algebra 1

Algebra 1

I've worked with both middle and high school students to improve their understanding and mastery of algebra 1 for both math classes and standardized test.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've worked with both middle and high school students to improve their understanding and mastery of algebra 1 for both math classes and standardized test.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I've tutored elementary level students for about 3 years now, helping them finish their homework in various subjects and providing further explanations where needed. I've also used reading books, singing songs, and playing games to help my students learn different subjects, including reading, math, and foreign language. I also have experience in a more formalized bilingual childcare setting, using art projects and games to help kindergarten-aged children learn colors and letters, as well as using worksheets to help them learn to write their letters and names.
English,

English

My M.A. in Political Science was dominated by research, reading, and writing at a high academic level (and thousands of hours of it!). Additionally, I have worked with both adult and younger students to raise the levels of their written work, including English and humanities essays, as well as helping students compose statements of purpose and similar materials for entrance into higher education.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I spent a year living in Austin, teaching ESL to Hispanic mothers through a non-profit called Avance. I designed the curriculum myself, as well as implemented it and followed up with individual student testing at the end of the year. I also taught ESL for a non-profit in Austin called El Buen Samaritano, where I worked with students from all over the world.
French,

French

I was raised in a bilingual household, and I grew up speaking both English and French. I spent much of my summers as a kid in the Francophone world, allowing me to be quite knowledgeable about the culture, as well as obtaining a vast collection of French novels, which I enjoy on my off time. My grammatical skills were reinforced by my mother, who is a qualified high school French teacher.
Piano,

Piano

I spent about 8 years taking piano lessons from differing teachers. As such, I've been exposed to different curriculum and have learned which works well according to age and proficiency level. I've given many recitals and have been exposed to many different types of piano music as well.
Reading,

Reading

I'm currently in the middle of my M.A. program in Political Science, which involves an enormous amount of reading and writing about highly technical issues. I've scored very highly on the GRE areas of qualitative and essay writing, and am confident in my ability to help my students achieve these same skills.
Spanish,

Spanish

My Spanish experience began when I lived abroad in Santiago, Chile as a 16 year old for 6 months. I minored in Spanish in college before moving to Austin where I worked in bilingual classrooms with children and mothers. Since moving to El Paso I have tutored several children with predominately Spanish speaking families and have never had any issues communicating with them, as well as briefly teaching a Spanish GED class for a local El Pasoan church.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I've worked with students in the past to better help them get situated and organized. Often, students may need help putting together a planner or a time line of how to accomplish a specific project or study for a final. Giving students a step-by-step way of getting work done is the first step in the process.
Writing

Writing

My M.A. in Political Science was heavily based on research, reading, and writing, and I wrote multiple research papers each semester. My experience working on academic papers translates into the ability to write easily and well (and proofread thoroughly) on all topics.

Music

Piano

Piano

I spent about 8 years taking piano lessons from differing teachers. As such, I've been exposed to different curriculum and have learned which works well according to age and proficiency level. I've given many recitals and have been exposed to many different types of piano music as well.

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I spent several years regularly attending a Christian church and am very familiar with what the Bible itself says as well as what Christianity teaches. I have read through the Bible in its entirety, and I have taken several comparative religion classes. I have also previously tutored students in Bible Studies and have helped a few write papers regarding different aspects of Christianity.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I spent a year living in Austin, teaching ESL to Hispanic mothers through a non-profit called Avance. I designed the curriculum myself, as well as implemented it and followed up with individual student testing at the end of the year. I also taught ESL for a non-profit in Austin called El Buen Samaritano, where I worked with students from all over the world.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I'm currently in the middle of my own M.A. in Political Science, and have a B.A. in International Affairs. Additionally, I have experience working in the non-profit field, and have a broad understanding of government & politics on both an American and world-wide basis.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

I'm currently in the middle of my MA in Political Science, which requires a thorough knowledge of political theory, based on modern philosophy.
Religion,

Religion

I have tutored students in Bible studies in the past and helped students write comparative religion essays. I took several classes on these topics in college and the subject continues to fascinate me. As such, I do a lot of personal research on these topics and consider myself well versed. Furthermore, I have read both the Bible and the Koran in their entirety.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I've worked with students in the past to better help them get situated and organized. Often, students may need help putting together a planner or a time line of how to accomplish a specific project or study for a final. Giving students a step-by-step way of getting work done is the first step in the process.
Geography

Science

Philosophy

Philosophy

I'm currently in the middle of my MA in Political Science, which requires a thorough knowledge of political theory, based on modern philosophy.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I've worked with students in the past to better help them get situated and organized. Often, students may need help putting together a planner or a time line of how to accomplish a specific project or study for a final. Giving students a step-by-step way of getting work done is the first step in the process.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've worked with both middle and high school students to improve their understanding and mastery of algebra 1 for both math classes and standardized test.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I've tutored elementary level students for about 3 years now, helping them finish their homework in various subjects and providing further explanations where needed. I've also used reading books, singing songs, and playing games to help my students learn different subjects, including reading, math, and foreign language. I also have experience in a more formalized bilingual childcare setting, using art projects and games to help kindergarten-aged children learn colors and letters, as well as using worksheets to help them learn to write their letters and names.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I spent a year living in Austin, teaching ESL to Hispanic mothers through a non-profit called Avance. I designed the curriculum myself, as well as implemented it and followed up with individual student testing at the end of the year. I also taught ESL for a non-profit in Austin called El Buen Samaritano, where I worked with students from all over the world.
French,

French

I was raised in a bilingual household, and I grew up speaking both English and French. I spent much of my summers as a kid in the Francophone world, allowing me to be quite knowledgeable about the culture, as well as obtaining a vast collection of French novels, which I enjoy on my off time. My grammatical skills were reinforced by my mother, who is a qualified high school French teacher.
GED,

GED

I have taught GED in Spanish for a local church group and have a lot of experience helping my students prep for various standardized tests (ACT, GED, ASVAB).
Piano,

Piano

I spent about 8 years taking piano lessons from differing teachers. As such, I've been exposed to different curriculum and have learned which works well according to age and proficiency level. I've given many recitals and have been exposed to many different types of piano music as well.
Reading,

Reading

I'm currently in the middle of my M.A. program in Political Science, which involves an enormous amount of reading and writing about highly technical issues. I've scored very highly on the GRE areas of qualitative and essay writing, and am confident in my ability to help my students achieve these same skills.
Spanish,

Spanish

My Spanish experience began when I lived abroad in Santiago, Chile as a 16 year old for 6 months. I minored in Spanish in college before moving to Austin where I worked in bilingual classrooms with children and mothers. Since moving to El Paso I have tutored several children with predominately Spanish speaking families and have never had any issues communicating with them, as well as briefly teaching a Spanish GED class for a local El Pasoan church.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I've worked with students in the past to better help them get situated and organized. Often, students may need help putting together a planner or a time line of how to accomplish a specific project or study for a final. Giving students a step-by-step way of getting work done is the first step in the process.
Writing

Writing

My M.A. in Political Science was heavily based on research, reading, and writing, and I wrote multiple research papers each semester. My experience working on academic papers translates into the ability to write easily and well (and proofread thoroughly) on all topics.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I've worked with several students on their ACT prep, both privately and through tutoring agencies. Additionally, I scored rather highly on the ACT myself and am confident in my ability to transfer those skills to my students.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I've worked as an ASVAB tutor for over 2 years and have helped many of my students successfully pass the exam and achieve good results.
GED,

GED

I have taught GED in Spanish for a local church group and have a lot of experience helping my students prep for various standardized tests (ACT, GED, ASVAB).
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I've worked with many SAT students and have been successful in helping tgem increase their scores.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I've worked with several SAT students and have helped them successfully prepare for and achieve the results they desired on the writing portion of the exam. Additionally, my M.A. in political science is the result of spending many years undertaking extensive research and academic level writing.
ACT Reading, TOEFL

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Amazing tutor!

Fiona helped me tremendously with the English portion of the SAT exam. After two months of tutoring, I was able to get a 740/800 on the English section with a total of 4 mistakes out of 98 questions. Fiona is an understanding tutor and she takes the time to help with any skill. She is able to help students identify their weaknesses and work to overcome them.

Julia, 9 lessons with Fiona

Intelligent and Professional

Fiona helped my 10th grader learn how to study more efficiently for her Advanced History class, in which she was really struggling. Fiona is very organized, easy to work with, and highly intelligent, but most importantly, she gave my stepdaughter the confidence she needed to manage this very challenging class. We highly recommend her!

Lori, 2 lessons with Fiona

Very passionate and patient

She is very patient and professional, she helps me with different ways to make sure I understand the context. She also suggest me with some apps that are very useful for memorizing vocabulary.

Luojia, 2 lessons with Fiona

Great lesson

Very helpful. There isn't enough time during class for one on one help. Time with a tutor that is fluent is priceless . Fiona is very friendly and easy to work with.

Jeremy, 3 lessons with Fiona

Highly Intelligent and Experienced Tutor

Fiona is one of the best tutors we've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. She's very intelligent, straight to the point, easy to work with, and most importantly, we could see amazing results in just 2 months. My son's grade has improved from 70% to 99% in 2 months! I couldn't be happier! Thank you, Fiona!

Natalya, 17 lessons with Fiona

Very Patient!

I recommend Fiona for tutoring. She is very patient and efficient. She always helps my son finish his work. She also knows 3 languages.

Lupe, 8 lessons with Fiona
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