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Fariba S.

Learning is Fun!

Learning is Fun!

$200/hour

About Fariba


Bio

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,...

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.


Education

Bowdoin College
undergrad

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $200
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of South Portland, ME 04106
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/27/2011

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Fariba hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Business

GMAT, GRE

Corporate Training

GMAT, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Reading,

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.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

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.
English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Reading,

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.
Algebra 1, Biology, Chemistry, English, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Reading, Writing

Math

Biostatistics,

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.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Reading,

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.
Algebra 1, Biology, Chemistry, English, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Writing

Science

Biostatistics,

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.
Biology, Chemistry

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Reading,

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.
Algebra 1, Biology, Chemistry, GED, Writing

Test Preparation

Praxis,

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.
GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (62 ratings)
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Reviews

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 with and what areas I was concerned with. If I couldn't understand her one way of showing me how to do a problem, she quickly thought of another way. I enjoyed working with her!

Karla, 10 lessons with Fariba

Very Accomodating

Fariba has worked well with my daughter for her honors chemistry class. She was easy to schedule sessions with and was very accommodating with different study venues at different times. She always responded to emails while others did not.

Mark, 3 lessons with Fariba

Perfect tutor for us!

Fariba is so sweet and easy to communicate with, she has accomplished a lot with our son in such a small time, she has connected with him just what we needed her to do so, the lessons, explanations and help is going great. Our son looks forward to the days we meet Fariba because they talk the same language and in her quiet and calm way to follow up on things that they might have discussed makes him have full attention while they are together. I am very pleased of finding Fariba thru this website. Thank you! It's been two months or so that we are working with Fariba and we could not be any happier! Our son's grades for this next quarter is already a big improvement and the best part of it is that he is liking Science! Fariba has been a help from above and we are very happy to have her as our tutor. Our son looks forward to see her and worries to do his homework or bring his book from school as Fariba has instructed him so they could have the material to work on together, for us that is awesome because she has been able to connect with him in many ways specially to the fact that Science can be fun and not to fear just understand it. Thank you so much for matching us with this wonderful person! We are at the end of the school year and I could not be any happier that we found Fariba! She is all we needed !!! Our son's report card has improved and so has his liking of science. He looks forward to do homework with Fariba and he actually try hard to find thing to add so she could help him and for us as parents we could not not be any more pleased. Fariba has gone far beyond our expectations ! Thank you Fariba for everything!!! So a new year begin and we did not even loose time we called our friend Fariba. 2013-2014 will be a big adjustment for our son with new address and a brand new school. Fariba did not even say: "I have to check my schedule" she jumped right into it with him and it is been so good I don't have to worry or to question what the two of them discuss or accomplish that time that they are together. Fariba gets his weakness and he responds to her instructions without thinking twice. As parents we can not be any happier to have Fariba working with us so he can be successful and it already shows it in his report card with solid A's and B's. Thank you Fariba for everything and we mean it.

Orminia, 44 lessons with Fariba

Incredible tutor.

Fariba was very patient and explained Chemistry so I could actually understand what was happening. We worked together through problems then I solved them myself. Can't wait to work with her again and ace Chemistry!

Tashina, 1 lesson with Fariba

I was able to pass the Praxis- Reading

Praxis is a well known teaching test to earn a bachelors degree in many northeast states. Fariba was very consistent and particular on how the reading test was given, what test makers do to trick you, etc. I had taken the praxis several times before and came as close as one point from passing. However, with the help of Fariba I was finally able to pass the test. It was a very big moment for me and my family, and we even celebrated that night. I wouldn't have passed the test without Fariba's help, she is a great tutor and I give her my highest recommendation.

Emily, 1 lesson with Fariba

The best tutor ever.

As parents it is sometimes difficult to find a good tutor that is the right match for your child. Our daughter looks forward to her lessons and her test scores have consistently gone up and up. Fariba not only communicates well with our daughter, but also with us, after every lesson she sends us a summary. Fariba is organized, always early, and knows the material. Fariba is understanding and flexible -- so important to us because our daughter is a student athlete and her schedule is tight and ever changing. We feel very lucky to have found Fariba.

Richard & Heidi, 9 lessons with Fariba

$200/hour

Fariba S.

$200/hour

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