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Fiorella S.

Bilingual Tutor: Chem, Bio, SAT Math, Study Skills, Spanish, English

Bilingual Tutor: Chem, Bio, SAT Math, Study Skills, Spanish, English

$55/hour

  • 342 hours tutoring

  • Cary, NC 27519

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About Fiorella


Bio

Greetings! I have a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from The College of Wooster, a Masters in Chemistry, and a PhD in Environmental Science, both from George Mason University. My professional endeavors have included being a Chemist at the American Dental Association Paffenbarger Research Center, a pre-doctoral fellow at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, a Scientific Liaison at the US Geological Survey, and a consultant for the Energy and Environment team for LMI. In 2007 I became a stay...

Greetings! I have a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from The College of Wooster, a Masters in Chemistry, and a PhD in Environmental Science, both from George Mason University. My professional endeavors have included being a Chemist at the American Dental Association Paffenbarger Research Center, a pre-doctoral fellow at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, a Scientific Liaison at the US Geological Survey, and a consultant for the Energy and Environment team for LMI. In 2007 I became a stay at home Mom who also works part-time as a consultant and as a tutor.

I have both taught and tutored chemistry at the college and graduate level, tutored elementary and high-school students in math and chemistry, tutored elementary school to college students in Spanish, and have taught study skills to student athletes (I was a student athlete myself and know firsthand the need to balance academics with sports: a tutor can help you thrive).

I am very patient and thorough and particularly enjoy working one-on-one with students of all ages. My tutoring style is to work with each student at their level, identifying and addressing each obstacle preventing them from understanding and mastering the topic. In addition I am bilingual in Spanish and so I can help bridge any language barriers (should those exist) that are preventing the student from thriving academically.

My method is to create an environment that fosters mutual respect while making learning fun yet thorough, using what I call the four “Cs” of learning: clear, concrete, concise and complete. For example, if while tutoring chemistry I encounter that the student is lacking in math, I make sure to review the math necessary to understand and do well in chemistry.

In my experience, a tutor can help you thrive. As each student begins to understand and master the topic, he/she will feel more confident and able to take on challenges in the academic (like exams in the subject matter or taking higher level courses) as well as in life.

Thank you for reading my tutoring profile. I hope that I can help you or your loved one(s) thrive in the academic world!

NOTE: My hourly rate for tutoring groups or more advanced subjects like Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry is $65 as each tutoring session takes preparation on my part.


Education

The College of Wooster
Chemistry
George Mason University
Masters
George Mason University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Cary, NC 27519
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/21/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE,

GRE

I have tutored GMAT, SAT math, and chemistry for the last decade.
GMAT, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Spanish,

Spanish

Spanish is my first language and I love teaching it. I have found very effective ways to teach my own kids Spanish and will use those same techniques and more to help you or your loved ones learn the language.
General Computer, GMAT, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have tutored 6th, 7th and 8th grade math to precalculus as well as many chemistry and physics students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught study skills to many students over the years as I tutored them in particular subjects. In high school and college I was a student athlete and through that I learned the need to organize my time so that I could be efficient. Over the years I have also taken note of what helped others and I thrive in school: organization skills, note taking skills, subject reviewing skills, reading to learn. In my sessions I teach these skills to the student and/or help them sharpen those study skills already in place. Study skills must be tailored to each student because each person had a different way of learning and assimilating information. In my sessions we work to discover how the student learns and help him/her sharpen those skills to make them efficient and effective.
Elementary Science

English

English, TOEFL

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I have a master's in chemistry and my thesis was in biochemistry.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I love chemistry and love teaching it. I have taught at the college level and have tutored numerous students throughout the years. During my lessons I find out where the student is having a hard time understanding and then present the material in layman's terms. I call this approach "jelly-bean chemistry." Students respond well to it. My sessions are professional, respectful and thorough. I hope that I can help you or someone in your family or circle of friends.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a doctorate in environmental science and use math on a daily basis. My course work included several classes in math and physics. I have over a decade of experience tutoring physics (including geometry) and math to high school and college students.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I tutor other subjects that involve pre-algebra and algebra concepts like pH, thermodynamics, gas laws.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored math and achieve students as well as helped with SAT and GRE and GMAT prep.
Spanish,

Spanish

Spanish is my first language and I love teaching it. I have found very effective ways to teach my own kids Spanish and will use those same techniques and more to help you or your loved ones learn the language.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught study skills to many students over the years as I tutored them in particular subjects. In high school and college I was a student athlete and through that I learned the need to organize my time so that I could be efficient. Over the years I have also taken note of what helped others and I thrive in school: organization skills, note taking skills, subject reviewing skills, reading to learn. In my sessions I teach these skills to the student and/or help them sharpen those study skills already in place. Study skills must be tailored to each student because each person had a different way of learning and assimilating information. In my sessions we work to discover how the student learns and help him/her sharpen those skills to make them efficient and effective.
English

Language

Spanish,

Spanish

Spanish is my first language and I love teaching it. I have found very effective ways to teach my own kids Spanish and will use those same techniques and more to help you or your loved ones learn the language.
TOEFL

Math

Geometry,

Geometry

I have a doctorate in environmental science and use math on a daily basis. My course work included several classes in math and physics. I have over a decade of experience tutoring physics (including geometry) and math to high school and college students.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I tutor other subjects that involve pre-algebra and algebra concepts like pH, thermodynamics, gas laws.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have tutored math and achieve students as well as helped with SAT and GRE and GMAT prep.

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

I have a master's in chemistry and my thesis was in biochemistry.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I love chemistry and love teaching it. I have taught at the college level and have tutored numerous students throughout the years. During my lessons I find out where the student is having a hard time understanding and then present the material in layman's terms. I call this approach "jelly-bean chemistry." Students respond well to it. My sessions are professional, respectful and thorough. I hope that I can help you or someone in your family or circle of friends.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a doctorate in environmental science and use math on a daily basis. My course work included several classes in math and physics. I have over a decade of experience tutoring physics (including geometry) and math to high school and college students.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I tutor other subjects that involve pre-algebra and algebra concepts like pH, thermodynamics, gas laws.
Spanish,

Spanish

Spanish is my first language and I love teaching it. I have found very effective ways to teach my own kids Spanish and will use those same techniques and more to help you or your loved ones learn the language.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught study skills to many students over the years as I tutored them in particular subjects. In high school and college I was a student athlete and through that I learned the need to organize my time so that I could be efficient. Over the years I have also taken note of what helped others and I thrive in school: organization skills, note taking skills, subject reviewing skills, reading to learn. In my sessions I teach these skills to the student and/or help them sharpen those study skills already in place. Study skills must be tailored to each student because each person had a different way of learning and assimilating information. In my sessions we work to discover how the student learns and help him/her sharpen those skills to make them efficient and effective.
English

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught study skills to many students over the years as I tutored them in particular subjects. In high school and college I was a student athlete and through that I learned the need to organize my time so that I could be efficient. Over the years I have also taken note of what helped others and I thrive in school: organization skills, note taking skills, subject reviewing skills, reading to learn. In my sessions I teach these skills to the student and/or help them sharpen those study skills already in place. Study skills must be tailored to each student because each person had a different way of learning and assimilating information. In my sessions we work to discover how the student learns and help him/her sharpen those skills to make them efficient and effective.

Science

Biology,

Biology

I have a master's in chemistry and my thesis was in biochemistry.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I love chemistry and love teaching it. I have taught at the college level and have tutored numerous students throughout the years. During my lessons I find out where the student is having a hard time understanding and then present the material in layman's terms. I call this approach "jelly-bean chemistry." Students respond well to it. My sessions are professional, respectful and thorough. I hope that I can help you or someone in your family or circle of friends.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I have a MS in Chemistry and a PhD in Environmental Science. The course load required me to take a number of classes in organic chemistry, biochemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, geochemistry. In addition I have tutored many students in organic chemistry in the past and am I confident that I can be of help to those seeking to understand and master the basic concepts of organic chemistry.
Biochemistry

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught study skills to many students over the years as I tutored them in particular subjects. In high school and college I was a student athlete and through that I learned the need to organize my time so that I could be efficient. Over the years I have also taken note of what helped others and I thrive in school: organization skills, note taking skills, subject reviewing skills, reading to learn. In my sessions I teach these skills to the student and/or help them sharpen those study skills already in place. Study skills must be tailored to each student because each person had a different way of learning and assimilating information. In my sessions we work to discover how the student learns and help him/her sharpen those skills to make them efficient and effective.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I have a master's in chemistry and my thesis was in biochemistry.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I love chemistry and love teaching it. I have taught at the college level and have tutored numerous students throughout the years. During my lessons I find out where the student is having a hard time understanding and then present the material in layman's terms. I call this approach "jelly-bean chemistry." Students respond well to it. My sessions are professional, respectful and thorough. I hope that I can help you or someone in your family or circle of friends.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a doctorate in environmental science and use math on a daily basis. My course work included several classes in math and physics. I have over a decade of experience tutoring physics (including geometry) and math to high school and college students.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored math and achieve students as well as helped with SAT and GRE and GMAT prep.
Spanish,

Spanish

Spanish is my first language and I love teaching it. I have found very effective ways to teach my own kids Spanish and will use those same techniques and more to help you or your loved ones learn the language.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught study skills to many students over the years as I tutored them in particular subjects. In high school and college I was a student athlete and through that I learned the need to organize my time so that I could be efficient. Over the years I have also taken note of what helped others and I thrive in school: organization skills, note taking skills, subject reviewing skills, reading to learn. In my sessions I teach these skills to the student and/or help them sharpen those study skills already in place. Study skills must be tailored to each student because each person had a different way of learning and assimilating information. In my sessions we work to discover how the student learns and help him/her sharpen those skills to make them efficient and effective.

Test Preparation

GRE,

GRE

I have tutored GMAT, SAT math, and chemistry for the last decade.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored math and achieve students as well as helped with SAT and GRE and GMAT prep.
GMAT, TOEFL

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Honors Bio Decoded

My son was not doing well in Honors Biology at Green Hope and Fiorella turned this around. She is quick with communication and my son values her instruction. She is instilling confidence in my son in a subject that he was struggling. I recommend Fiorella as a reliable effective tutor.

Andrew, 8 lessons with Fiorella

Productive session

My daughter had a tutoring session with Fiorella at the end of the semester just before finals. She has a B in the class & wants to ace the final exam. Fiorella came highly recommended & Dominique's session was very productive.

Kimio, 5 lessons with Fiorella

Spanish Tutor

Fiorella taught me rules of the Spanish language, as well as getting me pointed in the right direction to get me talking and understanding the language better.

Scott, 1 lesson with Fiorella

Great tutor!

My son used her for help with chemistry. He was able to understand the material much better because she explained it in a way that was easy to grasp.

Marilu, 5 lessons with Fiorella

Excellent Tutor!

I highly recommend Fiorella as a tutor. My daughter was really struggling with AP environmental science and just could not grasp the big picture. Fiorella is very knowledgeable, patient, and has really honed in on the trouble areas. She explains things in a way that my daughter understands and she challenges her by engaging her actively in the learning process. She is kind and not intimidating. My daughter's test grades are improving significantly and her confidence is much better. I am very grateful for her help and would recommend her highly without reservation.

Sylvia, 6 lessons with Fiorella

Great tutor

My son has been working with Fiorella for a couple of weeks now and likes her teaching style. She is helping him with Spanish II and he is understanding the language much better and can relate to her teaching style. We are so thankful for her help. She is wonderful and you cannot go wrong having her for a tutor.

Jill, 8 lessons with Fiorella

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