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Gioia D.

Denville, NJ

$80/hour

Biology/AP Biology Teacher & Tutor

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/13/12
5.0 average from 38 ratings
Excellent!
— Christopher, Summit, NJ on 11/17/13

$80/Hour


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King's College
BS Biology-Molecular
College of Saint Elizabeth
Other

Education

King's College (BS Biology-Molecular)

College of Saint Elizabeth (Other)

About Gioia

I am a Blended Learning Virtual Teacher - with an NJ Teaching Certification in K-12 Science and 18 years of genuine classroom teaching experience. I've actively taught grades 7-12 in northern New Jersey.

I specialize in tutoring AP Biology (85% in class pass ratio and 100% of my tutoring students pass the AP Biology exam). I also actively teach/tutor Honors Biology, Biology (9-12), Marine Science, Environmental Science, Anatomy, Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science and Chemistry (non-AP). One of my greatest skills as a teacher and tutor is diagnosing what is making my students perform poorly - and helping them fix it. This could be how they approach their studies, their resources or even just new ways to tackle the material. The kids I tutor typically go up two letter grades and/or maintain A averages (even if they start below a C). I offer more than just tutoring. I offer the materials I use - practice tests and recorded sessions to help kids gain confidence and excel in science.

Because I am NJ Certified I can also assist with students who are out of school for medical reasons and need a true teacher. I also have extensive experience working with students who have processing issues, SPD, ADHD, ADD and dysgraphia. (I am not a learning specialist.) In my former teaching position in addition to teaching AP Biology I also helped students who had IEP/ISP succeed.

About a year ago - I had more students to tutor then I could manage in person and I began to use a virtual classroom to tutor. This is a true classroom with audio and visual capabilities. I have a whiteboard like a real classroom and I can project my materials or the materials my students have. I can also web-share sites to help with online resources.

A funny thing happened - every student converted from an in-person tutoring session to virtual. The reason? I can record the sessions with my students for them to replay. I use a Learning Management System to house all of my materials. It makes it easy for parents and students to see the materials and access the wealth of materials and practice I have to offer. I use my experience as a teacher to help guide students to better test grades and study skills.

I believe that every student can excel - but sometimes they need a little support. I have extensive experience assisting parents make science and math scheduling decisions as well.

Please take a minute to reach out to me and let me help you achieve academic success in science. I have a large roster of students from schools like: Kent Place, Oak Knoll, Delbarton, Blair Academy, Morris Catholic HS, Summit HS, Livingston HS, Millburn HS, W. Caldwell HS, Montville HS and many more. I understand how your children will be tested - and I have the tools to equip your child for nothing other than outstanding achievement. I also tutor the SAT II Biology and PRAXIS for Biological Sciences.

I offer a short trial for any student who would like to see what the virtual environment is like. The trial is free - please email me via Wyzant to find out more.

**Cancellation policy. Students must cancel 36 hours before the lesson time or be assessed 50% of the lesson fee. Students who cancel more than 3 times may be asked to not schedule time in the future.
I am a Blended Learning Virtual Teacher - with an NJ Teaching Certification in K-12 Science and 18 years of genuine classroom teaching experience. I've actively taught grades 7-12 in northern New Jersey.

I specialize in tutoring AP Biology (85% in class pass ratio and 100% of my tutoring students pass the AP Biology exam). I also
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Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Rate is $80 per hour. $90 for AP Biology.

Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Denville, NJ 07834
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent!"

- Christopher, Summit, NJ on 11/17/13

"Great tutor!"

- Steve, Mountain Lakes, NJ on 7/11/13

"Great Tutor"

- Jyoti, Livingston, NJ on 4/22/12

"Great raport with my daughter and very well prepared!"

- Violaine, Madison, NJ on 3/1/12

"Knows her stuff!"

- Philippa, Montclair, NJ on 1/22/12
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy,
Biology,
Chemistry,
Genetics,
Microbiology, Physiology
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, Regents
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science,
Homeschool,
Study Skills

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.

Anatomy

Experience teaching both anatomy and A&P on the high school level.

Biology

14+ Years of teaching experience in Biology, Honors Biology, CP Biology and AP Biology. A reader for the College Board AP Biology Examination and 90% pass ratio when I was actively teaching. I can help you study more efficiently and make the most of your efforts to pass the exam and excel in class.

Chemistry

I can tutor CP Chemistry or Chem/Com and help you to better understand the material with practice problems.

Elementary Science

A K-12 certified teacher with experience teaching a host of subjects, there are few elementary students I can not help and inspire. Let my experience help your student excel and enjoy learning again!

Genetics

I have taught genetics in biology, AP Biology and as a free standing elective for 5 years. My minor is also molecular genetics.

Homeschool

I hold a NJ teaching certificate for K-12 Science. I also homeschool my boys and work in a homeschool co-op for grades 2-6. I have 18 years of overall teaching experience in an actual classroom (non-homeschooling) and I also have mentored K-12 new teachers.

Study Skills

I have received more than 8 years of training as an academic advisor and study skills coach in my teaching career. I have also studied this in my masters teaching courses. I have worked with students for many years as an addition to my teaching. This is one of my favorite additions to the teaching process.

King's College
BS Biology-Molecular
College of Saint Elizabeth
Other

Education

King's College (BS Biology-Molecular)

College of Saint Elizabeth (Other)

Excellent!

Gioia is very, very smart in AP Bio and has a great way of making the concepts real. She has patience and brings lots of great presentations to supplement current materials. She is patient, reliable and results-oriented.

— Christopher, Summit, NJ on 11/17/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Rate is $80 per hour. $90 for AP Biology.

Travel policy

Gioia will travel within 35 miles of Denville, NJ 07834.