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Francis C.

Olney, MD

$50/hour

Passionate and Energetic Tutor for English, History, and SAT/ACT

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Background check passed as of 10/6/14

$50/Hour


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Grinnell College
History
School for International Training
Master's

Education

Grinnell College (History)

School for International Training (Master's)

About Francis

I am a semi-retired professional with many years experience in K-12 tutoring in such subjects as English (all grades), Writing (all grades); Math (K-5), History and Social Science (all grades), and SAT/ACT Prep. I have a particular passion for History and Social Science, since my Bachelor's degree is in History, and my Master's is in International Administration. I was fortunate enough to spend many years living outside of this country east and southern Africa), and I believe that gives me a special perspective not only on this country, but on some of the other countries in the world as well.

I greatly enjoy interacting with students of all ages, and it has been my experience that they enjoy working with me as well. I believe listening is an absolutely crucial skill, and I attempt to utilize it to the fullest, and I expect my students to to the same. Tutoring is one of my great joys and I hope we get to enjoy it together.
I am a semi-retired professional with many years experience in K-12 tutoring in such subjects as English (all grades), Writing (all grades); Math (K-5), History and Social Science (all grades), and SAT/ACT Prep. I have a particular passion for History and Social Science, since my Bachelor's degree is in History, and my Master's is in International Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Olney, MD 20832
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History,
Government & Politics, Political Science,
Social Studies,
World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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American History

I graduated from Grinnell College with a BA in History. My senior thesis pertained to a particular time period in US history, and many of my courses did the same.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a B.A. in History from Grinnell College (1984) and an M.A. in International Administration from the School for International Administration (1992). I also have 10+ years of part-time tutoring experience in elementary education (all subjects) when I was a tutor 1988 - 2001. Finally, I helped my children with all of their subjects throughout elementary school.

English

I recently scored a 700 on a practice SAT verbal test.

Political Science

I took numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in political science and having a full understanding of the subject was a pre-requisite when I was a legislative analyst and editor with The Washington Post.

I have also tutored many elementary and high school students to improve their understanding of political science. In sum, I would state that my educational and professional experience has given me a very strong understanding of political science, and I would not have any issues tutoring any student in this subject.

SAT Reading

I received a 100% on my WyzAnt test, and have recently scored a 700 on the SAT verbal section.

SAT Writing

I recently scored a 700 on a practice SAT verbal test.

Social Studies

I excelled in social studies in high school, and received my B.A. in History from Grinnell College. In addition, I have tutored numerous elementary and high school students in social studies. Finally, I taught U.S., European and African History when I was a teacher in a Kenyan Harambee school in the mid-1980's. Given all this experience, I believe I am very qualified to tutor any student in social science.

Writing

Writing is probably my strongest skill, and I recently recorded a 700 on a SAT verbal practice test.

Grinnell College
History
School for International Training
Master's

Education

Grinnell College (History)

School for International Training (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Travel policy

Francis will travel within 20 miles of Olney, MD 20832.