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Francesca D.

Rockville, MD

$50/hour

Patient, experienced tutor specializing in the sciences, math, and ESL

50+ Hours
4.8 average from 25 ratings
Really willing to help - on time
— Wafaa, Cuyahoga Falls, OH on 12/9/15

$50/Hour


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University of Akron
Biochemistry

Education

University of Akron (Biochemistry)

About Francesca

If you are looking for a patient tutor able to explain concepts forwards, backwards, and sideways to you or your child, you have come to the right place! With six years and a thousand hours of experience, I am able to identify the common struggles students experience to plan our path to greater understanding. It is bittersweet to help a student grow to the point where they may lead their own learning journey with their newfound strength in the subject matter.

About myself:

I graduated from the University of Akron with a 3.9 GPA, a degree in biochemistry, and a minor in math.

I first realized my love for teaching and tutoring in college where I tutored all the freshman and sophomore chemistry and biology courses for two years. I often held 2-hour intensive review sessions for upwards of 100 students before exams. While in college, I became a College Reading and Learning Association Level III certified tutor. I am a Cambridge University certified CELTA instructor as well, which is one of the most highly regarded ESL certifications in the world. I have experience planning and teaching lessons in receptive and productive skills, grammar, vocab, and functions. I've also spent 50 hours observing other CELTA instructors.

Learning is fun and I want to help others find the same joy in it that I do--whether it be finally understanding the usage of a difficult verb form or memorizing the human circulatory system. There is a certain exhilaration that comes from being able to say "I know that" and I enjoy helping students achieve that feeling.

I can help increase your knowledge and confidence in science, English, or math, so don't hesitate to contact me. My hours are flexible and I look forward to hearing from you!
If you are looking for a patient tutor able to explain concepts forwards, backwards, and sideways to you or your child, you have come to the right place! With six years and a thousand hours of experience, I am able to identify the common struggles students experience to plan our path to greater understanding. It is bittersweet to help a student Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

I offer discounted rates for groups or multiple hour sessions.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Rockville, MD 20850

"Really willing to help - on time"

- Wafaa, Cuyahoga Falls, OH on 12/9/15

"A definite Great Find in a Tutor!"

- Kim, Akron, OH on 10/22/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Probability, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology,
Botany, Chemistry,
Genetics,
Microbiology, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, Zoology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Common Core, TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Government & Politics
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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.

Biology

I have a degree in biochemistry. I've taken a half dozen university biology courses and have 650+ hours of science tutoring experience.

Chemistry

I have both a degree in biochemistry and 650+ hours of science tutoring experience. I am a level III certified CRLA tutor.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have extensive experience working with children. I've been tutoring elementary children for two years now. When I was certified for CELTA, we specifically went through training for teaching children and how to use games to make learning fun for them. All of my tutoring is student-centered (where possible--kids need a bit more structure). I encourage the children to explore and ask questions as I guide them using games, songs and activities.

ESL/ESOL

I have my CELTA (Cambridge) certification and experience teaching multilingual adult learners. My teaching method is student-centered with a focus on real world language use, not just textbook grammar and pronunciation.

Genetics

I am a biochemist and have taken General Genetics and Genetics Lab. I received an A in both. Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Cell Physiology classes that I've taken have also delved into genetics. I tutored genetics for a couple years in college.

Prealgebra

I am a CRLA certified tutor with 650+ hours experience. In college I took trigonometry, the full calculus series, and differential equations.

TOEFL

I am a CELTA (Cambridge) certified tutor with experience teaching multilingual adult learners. My teaching style is student-centered with a focus on real world language use.

University of Akron
Biochemistry

Education

University of Akron (Biochemistry)

Really willing to help - on time

She is completely willing to help, and her corrections always make my paper better. Also, she is always on time.

— Wafaa, Cuyahoga Falls, OH on 12/9/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

I offer discounted rates for groups or multiple hour sessions.

Travel policy

Francesca will travel within 15 miles of Rockville, MD 20850.