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Valerie L.

Results-producing Tutor for Science, English, Writing, Career Advisor

Results-producing Tutor for Science, English, Writing, Career Advisor

$75/hour

  • 3,453 hours tutoring

  • Concord, MA 01742

About Valerie


Bio

I teach students to become self-aware about how they think and to learn new ways of thinking that empower them to achieve their academic and life goals. My passion is to inspire a love of learning, the acquisition of new -- or the maturation of existing -- knowledge, skills, and abilities. There is nothing more satisfying than to have a student achieve their academic and personal goals. In other words, becoming their personal and, ultimately, professional best.

My students achieve their...

I teach students to become self-aware about how they think and to learn new ways of thinking that empower them to achieve their academic and life goals. My passion is to inspire a love of learning, the acquisition of new -- or the maturation of existing -- knowledge, skills, and abilities. There is nothing more satisfying than to have a student achieve their academic and personal goals. In other words, becoming their personal and, ultimately, professional best.

My students achieve their academic goals. Their success is based on learning how to think about their projects and challenges to completing them and, then, being able to create strategies for success. The combination of my education, business operations experience, technical knowledge and expertise, and results-based executive and life coaching where all my clients have achieved their goals is the foundation of my successful work with students.

The subject areas I tutor include earth and environmental sciences; biology; English reading, writing, speaking; computer hardware set up and trouble-shooting; computer software training (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher and many others); website design, content development, and build (WordPress, Hubspot, other CMSs).

In addition to tutoring, I also provide college essay writing support. For college and high school students, I also provide career advising and education mapping.

My science background includes 14 years experience as a consulting environmental scientist for industry, including operations management. My background also includes complex academic research at a major petrochemical facility.

My experience tutoring English reading, writing, and speaking includes English speaking and ESL students.

Hiring me as your tutor ensures that you, and your child if tutoring is for him or her, will be empowered to achieve you and your family's academic goals.

I look forward to creating a fulfilling and fun tutoring experience with you or your child!


Education

New Mexico Institute of Technology
Environmental Science
The University of Waterloo
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Rate details: Group Tutoring or Coaching: Rates upon request College Counseling: $200/hr Career & Life Coaching: $200/hr
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Concord, MA 01742
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/2/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

I have more than five years experience as a career ownership and development coach. The career level of my clients includes those at the high school, college/university, entry, experienced, and top executive levels. The foundation of my experience is more than 20 years in business, as an employee and consultant; as well as holding senior positions in management, including operations. My work with clients has been very effective, with all of my clients being able to identify an authentic career, create an appropriate set of strategies for achieving their goals, and then reaching them.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

Because I am a scientist-consultant, I have used Excel for a range of tasks, from the most simple to very complicated uses for data management.
Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

I am a consulting scientist/business owner with more than five years experience using Microsoft Publisher for creating marketing materials, including business cards and brochures.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

Because I am a scientist-consultant, I have used Excel for a range of tasks, from the most simple to very complicated uses for data management.
Microsoft Outlook,

Microsoft Outlook

I am a consulting scientist/business owner with more than 20 years experience using the Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook. I have extensive experience using all Outlook features, including setting up Exchange, POP, and IMAP accounts; calendaring and task scheduling.
Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

I am a consulting scientist/business owner with more than five years experience using Microsoft Publisher for creating marketing materials, including business cards and brochures.
Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

I am a consulting scientist/business owner with more than 20 years experience using Microsoft Windows for PCs and as dual platforms for Macs. My skills include installing software and hardware such as monitors, printers, external storage, cameras, etc.; setting up user and email accounts; adjusting settings for everything from the display to virus scanning and firewalls.
Web Design,

Web Design

I have five years experience creating websites using content management systems, such as WordPress and Hubspot. I design, create graphical and written content, and build websites.
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I have more than five years experience as a career ownership and development coach. The career level of my clients includes those at the high school, college/university, entry, experienced, and top executive levels. The foundation of my experience is more than 20 years in business, as an employee and consultant; as well as holding senior positions in management, including operations. My work with clients has been very effective, with all of my clients being able to identify an authentic career, create an appropriate set of strategies for achieving their goals, and then reaching them.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored ESL at the university level for a variety of students who spoke English as a second language, including native speakers of Asian, Middle Eastern, and European languages.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

Because I am a scientist-consultant, I have used Excel for a range of tasks, from the most simple to very complicated uses for data management.
Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

I am a consulting scientist/business owner with more than five years experience using Microsoft Publisher for creating marketing materials, including business cards and brochures.
Web Design,

Web Design

I have five years experience creating websites using content management systems, such as WordPress and Hubspot. I design, create graphical and written content, and build websites.
General Computer, Grammar, HTML, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am qualified to tutor study skills for several reasons. I successfully completed a bachelor's in environmental science and a master's in earth science as an a student. During my work on my master's, I was a teaching assistant who successfully helped college freshmen learn how to think about learning the subject they studied and how to study the material. Two of my recent students were not doing well in their classes. As their academic tutor, I identified how they learn -- comprehend, process, and anchor information -- and helped them become self-aware around their individual learning style. I then developed a learning/study strategy that worked very well for them both. In fact, one of these students just improved her test scores, going from a C to a 96% after just two tutoring sessions with me and implementing her new learning/study strategy.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored ESL at the university level for a variety of students who spoke English as a second language, including native speakers of Asian, Middle Eastern, and European languages.
Writing,

Writing

I have more than 20 years experience in professional and technical writing. My business experience, including writing content for websites and social media, has provided me with the ability to connect and communicate with a variety of audiences. My background as a scientist provides me with a unique ability to assess problems and to determine facts and evidence to support conclusions and solutions. These skills, combined with my knowledge of English vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation enable me to effectively communicate through writing. Because of my writing skills, knowledge, and editing abilities, I am often hired to help clients improve their writing skills.
ACT English, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History, Art History, Geography, World History

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored ESL at the university level for a variety of students who spoke English as a second language, including native speakers of Asian, Middle Eastern, and European languages.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am qualified to tutor study skills for several reasons. I successfully completed a bachelor's in environmental science and a master's in earth science as an a student. During my work on my master's, I was a teaching assistant who successfully helped college freshmen learn how to think about learning the subject they studied and how to study the material. Two of my recent students were not doing well in their classes. As their academic tutor, I identified how they learn -- comprehend, process, and anchor information -- and helped them become self-aware around their individual learning style. I then developed a learning/study strategy that worked very well for them both. In fact, one of these students just improved her test scores, going from a C to a 96% after just two tutoring sessions with me and implementing her new learning/study strategy.
Writing,

Writing

I have more than 20 years experience in professional and technical writing. My business experience, including writing content for websites and social media, has provided me with the ability to connect and communicate with a variety of audiences. My background as a scientist provides me with a unique ability to assess problems and to determine facts and evidence to support conclusions and solutions. These skills, combined with my knowledge of English vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation enable me to effectively communicate through writing. Because of my writing skills, knowledge, and editing abilities, I am often hired to help clients improve their writing skills.
Algebra 1, Biology, Chemistry, English, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored ESL at the university level for a variety of students who spoke English as a second language, including native speakers of Asian, Middle Eastern, and European languages.

Math

Algebra 1

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored ESL at the university level for a variety of students who spoke English as a second language, including native speakers of Asian, Middle Eastern, and European languages.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am qualified to tutor study skills for several reasons. I successfully completed a bachelor's in environmental science and a master's in earth science as an a student. During my work on my master's, I was a teaching assistant who successfully helped college freshmen learn how to think about learning the subject they studied and how to study the material. Two of my recent students were not doing well in their classes. As their academic tutor, I identified how they learn -- comprehend, process, and anchor information -- and helped them become self-aware around their individual learning style. I then developed a learning/study strategy that worked very well for them both. In fact, one of these students just improved her test scores, going from a C to a 96% after just two tutoring sessions with me and implementing her new learning/study strategy.
Writing,

Writing

I have more than 20 years experience in professional and technical writing. My business experience, including writing content for websites and social media, has provided me with the ability to connect and communicate with a variety of audiences. My background as a scientist provides me with a unique ability to assess problems and to determine facts and evidence to support conclusions and solutions. These skills, combined with my knowledge of English vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation enable me to effectively communicate through writing. Because of my writing skills, knowledge, and editing abilities, I am often hired to help clients improve their writing skills.
Algebra 1, Biology, Chemistry, English, Reading

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have worked as an academic and career coach with high school and college students, as well as adults already pursuing a career, for eight years. I use a variety of assessments, such as the combined MBTI/Strong Interest Inventory, to help them become more self-aware of how they relate to the world and to identify their values, strengths, interests, and abilities. Through this work I assist them in determining the best path for their ultimate career and academic options. I also assist students in writing highly literate, targeted resumes and personal statements, ensuring that they are presenting an engaged, authentic, and well-qualified self.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored ESL at the university level for a variety of students who spoke English as a second language, including native speakers of Asian, Middle Eastern, and European languages.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am qualified to tutor study skills for several reasons. I successfully completed a bachelor's in environmental science and a master's in earth science as an a student. During my work on my master's, I was a teaching assistant who successfully helped college freshmen learn how to think about learning the subject they studied and how to study the material. Two of my recent students were not doing well in their classes. As their academic tutor, I identified how they learn -- comprehend, process, and anchor information -- and helped them become self-aware around their individual learning style. I then developed a learning/study strategy that worked very well for them both. In fact, one of these students just improved her test scores, going from a C to a 96% after just two tutoring sessions with me and implementing her new learning/study strategy.
Geography

Science

Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Geology

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I am qualified to tutor study skills for several reasons. I successfully completed a bachelor's in environmental science and a master's in earth science as an a student. During my work on my master's, I was a teaching assistant who successfully helped college freshmen learn how to think about learning the subject they studied and how to study the material. Two of my recent students were not doing well in their classes. As their academic tutor, I identified how they learn -- comprehend, process, and anchor information -- and helped them become self-aware around their individual learning style. I then developed a learning/study strategy that worked very well for them both. In fact, one of these students just improved her test scores, going from a C to a 96% after just two tutoring sessions with me and implementing her new learning/study strategy.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored ESL at the university level for a variety of students who spoke English as a second language, including native speakers of Asian, Middle Eastern, and European languages.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am qualified to tutor study skills for several reasons. I successfully completed a bachelor's in environmental science and a master's in earth science as an a student. During my work on my master's, I was a teaching assistant who successfully helped college freshmen learn how to think about learning the subject they studied and how to study the material. Two of my recent students were not doing well in their classes. As their academic tutor, I identified how they learn -- comprehend, process, and anchor information -- and helped them become self-aware around their individual learning style. I then developed a learning/study strategy that worked very well for them both. In fact, one of these students just improved her test scores, going from a C to a 96% after just two tutoring sessions with me and implementing her new learning/study strategy.
Writing,

Writing

I have more than 20 years experience in professional and technical writing. My business experience, including writing content for websites and social media, has provided me with the ability to connect and communicate with a variety of audiences. My background as a scientist provides me with a unique ability to assess problems and to determine facts and evidence to support conclusions and solutions. These skills, combined with my knowledge of English vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation enable me to effectively communicate through writing. Because of my writing skills, knowledge, and editing abilities, I am often hired to help clients improve their writing skills.
Algebra 1, Biology, Chemistry, Reading

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

I have more than five years experience as a career ownership and development coach. The career level of my clients includes those at the high school, college/university, entry, experienced, and top executive levels. The foundation of my experience is more than 20 years in business, as an employee and consultant; as well as holding senior positions in management, including operations. My work with clients has been very effective, with all of my clients being able to identify an authentic career, create an appropriate set of strategies for achieving their goals, and then reaching them.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have worked as an academic and career coach with high school and college students, as well as adults already pursuing a career, for eight years. I use a variety of assessments, such as the combined MBTI/Strong Interest Inventory, to help them become more self-aware of how they relate to the world and to identify their values, strengths, interests, and abilities. Through this work I assist them in determining the best path for their ultimate career and academic options. I also assist students in writing highly literate, targeted resumes and personal statements, ensuring that they are presenting an engaged, authentic, and well-qualified self.
ACT English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (770 ratings)
5 star
(752)
4 star
(14)
3 star
(3)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(1)

Reviews


Insightful

While Valerie brings many skills in terms of subject/technical knowledge, she is even more valuable for her insights into your child and the stage he/she is in as a learner.

Victoria, 80 lessons with Valerie
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Victoria! It is a genuine pleasure being able to contribute to the academic and life success of your children.

College application summer prep

Valerie is helping my daughter prepare writing for college applications. She is very knowledgable and also relatable. She works in a clear process and makes continued progress. My daughter enjoys working with Valerie and recognizes how her writing and organizing are improving. Valerie has alleviated a lot of the stress of college search and preparation for the application process.

Shandy, 8 lessons with Valerie
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Shandy! It is a pleasure to be helping your family with this important transition in your daughter's life. She is a pleasure to work with, and I am excited to see where her college path leads her.

Above and beyond

Valerie is a superb. Her and her work truly embody what it means to be a professional. She is thorough, patience and offers invaluable insight. She is also a great source of inspiration and encouragement! I highly recommend her!

Noor, 3 lessons with Valerie

Calm, helpful, great help with study skills

Valerie has been helping our daughter with general study skills, Earth Science content, and organizing her writing. Our daughter's science grade has improved, her confidence has as well, and she feels much more organized heading into a rather large first research writing assignment. I look forward to seeing the end result of this.

Michele , 8 lessons with Valerie

Positive and always encouraging.

Valerie is a pleasure to have as a tutor. She has helped my daughter immensely with her science and finance classes. No matter what mood my daughter is in, Valerie always brings her around and helps her focus on her studies. I highly recommend Valerie as a positive influence.

Jenny, 62 lessons with Valerie

A Partner in Your Child's Education

Valerie has engrossed herself in my child's education so that she is able to achieve to the best of her ability. Valerie is truly a partner in my daughter's education. She takes a full body approach to the subjects that she is helping my daughter in, and understands the teacher, classroom, exam, quiz, essay, and report expectations so that my daughter is as prepared as she could be. Valerie pulls out the best ideas from my daughter and enables her to commit them to paper. My daughter's papers are now in the 89%-95% range. She raises her test grades; before Valerie a 55%, after Valerie an 89%. My only regret is that I didn't make contact sooner.

Shannon, 38 lessons with Valerie
Tutor responded:

Shannon, thank you for your feedback! I continue to be very impressed with your dedication to your daughter's well-being and academic success. Her commitment to growing, academically and personally, is what makes her a positive partner in her achievements. Both she and you are a joy to work with!

Very Reliable and Proficient

Valerie is very reliable and proficient. She helped me learn certain aspects of Word 2010 and she found and fixed the glitches in my document. She is very thorough and informative. I recommend her highly.

Dave, 3 lessons with Valerie
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much, Dave! I am pleased to contribute to you and your projects. It is a pleasure working with you, and I look forward to providing support as needed. Best of luck with your Kindle publication!

Extremely helpful on short notice!

Valerie responded promptly and was able to help me on very short notice. She reviewed a brief paper, due for a college course the following day, and helped me improve it significantly in less than an hour. She offered fantastic suggestions on style, grammar and flow. She also helped me eliminate redundancies that I did not see. I was extremely pleased with her work and I intend to use her services again. As a bonus, Valerie is a very pleasant person! I enjoyed our phone session very much.

Shannon, 42 lessons with Valerie
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your feedback, Shannon! Working with you is a pleasure for me, as well, and I look forward to our next meeting.

Very Pleased

My daughter is thrilled to report that she earned a 96% on her test on aquatic ecosystems. She is very pleased. She would like to continue to work with you after classes resume in the new year. It is terrific to see her gain confidence and succeed with material she feels is difficult. You figured out how to help her and we are very pleased.

Marianne, 36 lessons with Valerie
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the feedback, Marianne. I am so very happy for your daughter and proud of her achievement, taking her test score so high! It will be a pleasure to continue supporting her in achieving her academic goals!

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