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Fariba S.

South Portland, ME

$200/hour

Learning is Fun!

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/27/11
4.9 average from 60 ratings
Very Patient!
— Karla, Portland, ME on 5/12/15

$200/Hour


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Bowdoin College

Education

Bowdoin College

About Fariba

During college, I tutored a local high-school student who was struggling in her chemistry class. Right away we developed a productive working relationship and in almost no time my student's grades improved significantly - she went from receiving below average scores to As. My student, her mother and I were beside ourselves with delight - I would absolutely love the opportunity to reproduce these results with other students.

I am a strong believer in starting with a student's strengths, building student confidence, and from there gradually working on areas of increasing weakness. Anytime someone seeks out help they are placing themselves in a vulnerable situation. Because of how aware I am of this, being patient and understanding come very naturally to me.

I believe in creating a non-judgmental environment where the sky is the limit on what a student can achieve. I set high expectations but believe in taking small steps to get there.

At the end of the day, imparting knowledge and/or skills to others is a privilege and joy. If you are having difficulty with the hourly rate I would be very glad to compromise on something that would be more affordable for you.
During college, I tutored a local high-school student who was struggling in her chemistry class. Right away we developed a productive working relationship and in almost no time my student's grades improved significantly - she went from receiving below average scores to As. My student, her mother and I were beside ourselves with delight - I would Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of South Portland, ME 04106
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very Patient!"

- Karla, Portland, ME on 5/12/15

"Very Accomodating"

- Mark, Kennebunkport, ME on 6/12/14

"Perfect tutor for us!"

- Orminia, Cumberland Foreside, ME on 11/2/13

"Incredible tutor."

- Tashina, Westbrook, ME on 10/13/13

"I was able to pass the Praxis- Reading"

- Emily, Saco, ME on 6/29/13

"The best tutor ever."

- Richard & Heidi, Cape Elizabeth, ME on 5/6/13

"Very conscientious"

- Lynn, South Portland, ME on 12/18/11
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
GED, GMAT, GRE, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Science:
Biology, Biostatistics,
Chemistry, Physics, Praxis
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, GMAT, GRE, Praxis,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Language:
Reading,
Sign Language, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading,
Sign Language
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Writing

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.

Biostatistics

I received an A- in USM's graduate Biostatistics course. I've also completed statistical analysis for toxicology experiments along with using statistical methods and applications in biology related coursework for a B.A. and an M.S. in Biology.

Elementary (K-6th)

During college, I participated in a year long service learning course which matched me with a third grade class at Longfellow Elementary School in Brunswick, Maine. On a regular basis, I taught science lessons to my group of elementary students. My approach was to make the lessons engaging and accessible while testing for comprehension along the way.

Praxis

I am approved by WyzAnt to tutor in Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, English, GED, Grammar, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Reading and SAT Writing. I have a B.A. which required competency in Reading, Writing and Math.

Reading

In many instances, discussing reading material with another individual is the fastest and most effective way to improve reading comprehension. This is where the right tutor can make all the difference. I can help your student build the skills necessary to get the most out of a reading situation; particularly for academic assignments and placement exams.

Bowdoin College

Education

Bowdoin College

Very Patient!

Fariba is an amazing tutor! We connected instantly. She has a great personality. She is sweet, kind, patient, and very bright! I was struggling with the math portion of the Praxis and after one week of meeting with her I was able to pass the test! She didn't just teach me what she wanted to or what she thought I should know. She took the time to listen to me and hear what I thought I needed help w

— Karla, Portland, ME on 5/12/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $200.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Fariba will travel within 15 miles of South Portland, ME 04106.