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Gioia D.

Denville, NJ

$70/hour

Science Tutor (7th through 12) AP, Bio, Chem, Environ, Anatomy

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

$70/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 NJ Certified Teacher in K-12 Science and 18 years of genuine classroom teaching experience. I've actively taught grades 7-12 in northern New Jersey. I teach: Biology, Honors Biology, AP Biology, AP Environmental, Anatomy, General Science, Physical Science, Life Science and Chemistry. I teach in person for students within a 20 minute radius of Denville. Remote students from all over NJ and other parts of the US utilize my blended learning teaching skills through a virtual portal that is a true virtual classroom.

Please inquire if you are interested in speaking to me about in person or virtually. Please note that my rates are lower for virtual tutoring than in person. I am only available during the week virtually. I offer a virtual classroom that allows me to be in an actual classroom environment with my students (see/hear/powerpoints). Some of my local students also opt for virtual because I can tutor at very off hours to help students later in the evening if they are studying the day before a test. I tutor in person only on Sundays.

I specialize in tutoring AP Biology (85% in class pass ratio and 100% of my tutoring students pass the AP Biology exam). 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 success.

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.

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 do this for in person and virtual students.

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 with scheduling future courses in high school.

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 NJ Certified Teacher in K-12 Science and 18 years of genuine classroom teaching experience. I've actively taught grades 7-12 in northern New Jersey. I teach: Biology, Honors Biology, AP Biology, AP Environmental, Anatomy, General Science, Physical Science, Life Science and Chemistry. I teach in person for students within a 20 minute radius Read more

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required

$70 for non-AP courses. AP Bio and AP Environmental $80 per hour.

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,
Ecology, Elementary Science,
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: $70.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

$70 for non-AP courses. AP Bio and AP Environmental $80 per hour.

Travel policy

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