Science Tutor (AP Biology Specialist)-Bio, Anatomy, Environmental
Science Tutor (AP Biology Specialist)-Bio, Anatomy, Environmental
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 am primarily now only a virtual tutor. 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...
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 am primarily now only a virtual tutor. 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 24 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.
*********Please contact me in advance to schedule time as my available time does not reflect when students have already taken time slots. I do my best to fit everyone in and make sure they get the help they need.
My son is in AP Biology and the difficult aspect of the course is the insane amount of information that needs to be memorized and concepts to be applied. She really helped him understand some difficult concepts and they practiced questionss. She quickly pinpointed his weaknesses in the unit and worked on them. She is very knowledgeable and patient tutor. He is very happy with he teaching methods and look forward to her lessons. She is a great tutor.Apinder, 6 lessons with Gioia
She is very knowledgeable and exactly knows what my son is looking for
She is a focused teacher with great attention to every detail, the student is looking for help they need in AP exams. She is a committed individual to make her students accomplish their goals and she motivated my son to do better and I highly recommend her.Murthy, 7 lessons with Gioia
Fabulous AP biology tutor
Mrs. Degenaars is a very dedicated tutor. She always quickly responds our requests and delivers her service efficiently and effectively. My son made big improvement just after having few sessions with her, because she gave clear and precise instructions and made complicated concepts easier for kids to understand. We are so appreciative. Expert! Very Knowledgeable! We highly recommend her if someone needs help on the subject.Jessica, 6 lessons with Gioia
Very helpful and thorough lessons!
I have never done online tutoring before but I decided to try it out for my AP Biology class as I was confused on some topics. She really helped me understand the topics I did not understand through her specific PowerPoints and sample questions to help prepare for my test. She is an amazing teacher and always asks for questions just to make sure there is no confusion. Great tutor!Kelly, 1 lesson with Gioia
Gioia made My daughter feel comfortable with the material. We were skeptical about this style of tutoring but it seemed to work well! Would recommmend giving it a try!Stacy, 12 lessons with Gioia
Explained concepts well to my daughter. Organized, detailed, provides material to work on. Knows what she's talking about and patient. Hard to find good tutors these days, definitely recommend.Usha, 1 lesson with Gioia
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, 1 lesson with Gioia
My son needed help with study skills and Biology. Gioia set up a study "chart" to help him pace himself for finals. It was the most stress free final exam season yet!!! Thank you so much!!!Steve, 7 lessons with Gioia
Gioia is a wonderful biology teacher. She is very resourceful, easily available and accommodating to our schedule. She works according to her student's level. She has a lot of material to offer to her students. Her PowerPoint documents are very helpful.Jyoti, 6 lessons with Gioia
Great raport with my daughter and very well prepared!
Gioia D. did a great job helping my 7th grade daughter prepare for her Biology test, and I would highly recommend her. She was a big help in getting my daughter organized and inspired my daughter to believe that she could do well. Gioia came prepared with what was necessary to get my daughter on the right path. She was wonderful with communicating with me and quickly could tell what my daughter needed to work on. We will continue to have Gioia tutor my daughter. What a blessing to have found her!Violaine, 7 lessons with Gioia
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