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Isabelle P.

Boston, MA

$60/hour

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100+ Hours
5.0 average from 56 ratings
Amazing Tutor
— Suhail, Cambridge, MA on 9/15/13

$60/Hour


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Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics
Engineer-Architect
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Master's

Education

Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics (Engineer-Architect)

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (Master's)

About Isabelle

Dear Prospective Pupil:

I promise to use humor during our lessons, and it will surely stem from the fact that if you are stuck, I will try to explain the same concept in different ways ... depending on that day's inspiration. For example, I have been known to explain emails and websites by comparing the internet and the world of paranormal activity!

With 3 years of experience as a one-on-one up to one-on-seven French teacher for Berlitz (mainly), I feel I am ready to build bridges of knowledge with all students, regardless of their age and background. My experience surely made Harvard Business School comfortable enough for me to teach their MBA students.

I have a cum-laude high-school diploma from France that specialized in Sciences. That got me into the premium Science Competition preparation program, where we studied Maths, Physics, Chemistry to a level that's equivalent in having a Bachelor Degree in each. With a high GRE score, I specialized in Civil and Structural Engineering as well as Architecture at the Masters level. I also got a 740 score at the GMAT test, for which I developed study techniques to get over hang-ups.

Looking forward to meeting you, and to talking about your aspirations!
Dear Prospective Pupil:

I promise to use humor during our lessons, and it will surely stem from the fact that if you are stuck, I will try to explain the same concept in different ways ... depending on that day's inspiration. For example, I have been known to explain emails and websites by comparing the internet and the world of
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I have 2 bases: one just south of downtown Waltham and another on red line, by JFK/Umass. I do not have a car

Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Boston, MA 02127
In-person lessons

"Amazing Tutor"

- Suhail, Cambridge, MA on 9/15/13

"Fabulous French Teaching From A Native French Speaker"

- Jing, Brookline, MA on 4/22/13

"Goes at your pace!"

- Astrid, Somerville, MA on 4/10/13

"A Great tutor, who will help you reach your potential"

- David, Brookline, MA on 1/29/13

"Outstanding French Tutor"

- KAREN, Brookline, MA on 3/15/12
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Econometrics, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Geometry, GMAT, GRE, Linear Algebra, Logic, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Elementary Science, Organic Chemistry
Art:
Photography
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading
Test Preparation:
College Counseling, GMAT, GRE, Series 63, Series 7
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project,
Microsoft Word, Photography
Language:
French, Spanish
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Phonics, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Spelling, Study Skills
Business:
Business, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Series 7,
Tax Preparation

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

I have always been comfortable with scientific subjects. Probably because in the end, whether it's right or wrong doesn't depend on somebody else's subjective opinion, but rather is factual.

From the age of 13 all the way to completing my engineering degree in France and my Masters in Texas, I have excelled in the subject of Maths, and still get a kick out of resolving equations!

I love passing on my passion for the subject.

Calculus

I have always been at the top of my class since elementary school all the way through college, and maths is really the subject that placed me there.
I loved physics in high-school, but in classes preparatoires aux grandes ecoles (French engineering school prep program), Math became my favorite subject. That change I think was due to the style of my physics teacher while we were studying the most complex subjects. All the while my new Math teacher was very clear, and methodical and it was easier to progress.
This is the style I try to bring with me. I hope I am one of those teachers students feel empowered by and who ultimately makes you like the subject more.

Elementary Math

I have always been comfortable with scientific subjects. Probably because in the end, whether it's right or wrong doesn't depend on somebody else's subjective opinion, but rather is factual.

From the age of 13 all the way to completing my engineering degree in France and my Masters in Texas, I have excelled in the subject of Maths, and still get a kick out of resolving equations!

I love passing on my passion for the subject.

Microsoft Project

I worked with Microsoft Project and Primavera P3 for seven years when I was a commercial construction manager of $100M projects. Some of the projects I created and updated have had 1,600 activities.

Series 7

I passed my series 7, 66, and 31 exams in 2010 with over 88%. I also worked at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. I can't guarantee I'll get you a 100%, but I probably can help you get over hangups.

Study Skills

I have prepared and succeeded in engineering school placement exams. I have been through different educational systems and excelled in all: French prep school, French engineering school, and Texas A&M master's degree. I also have taught myself diverse subjects to assist in my change of careers from construction engineering to IT.

Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics
Engineer-Architect
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Master's

Education

Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics (Engineer-Architect)

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (Master's)

Amazing Tutor

Isabelle has been really helpful with my investment course. I was struggling at the beginning to understand some main concept, which she easily clarified them for me. I recommend her to anyone who is facing problems with finance.

— Suhail, Cambridge, MA on 9/15/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I have 2 bases: one just south of downtown Waltham and another on red line, by JFK/Umass. I do not have a car

Travel policy

Isabelle will travel within 2 miles of Boston, MA 02127.