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Gail V.

Washington, NJ

$60/hour

Dr. V's Physics, Chemistry and Math Tutoring

Background check passed as of 12/17/14
4.3 average from 44 ratings
Very personable, and knowledgeable tutor
— Jenny, Long Valley, NJ on 3/21/11

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Smith College
University of Pennsylvania
MEd
University of Pennsylvania
EdD

Education

Smith College

University of Pennsylvania (MEd)

University of Pennsylvania (EdD)

About Gail

In my over twenty years of teaching, I have found that all students can succeed if they believe they can succeed and if they want to. My role as a teacher is to "sell" this concept to my students, as members of a class and as individuals. I have been successful at this most important sales job. My experience includes teaching students in urban, suburban, magnet, private, and public schools; teaching AP level, honors level, college prep level, and conceptual level courses; and teaching students with a variety of learning styles.

I know that students learn by doing, not by listening. My tutoring sessions are guided by "doing", with explanations and encouragement as needed. My goal in all of my teaching and tutoring is to eliminate the students' need for me. This does not always happen, but the students do become more confident, self-sufficient, and successful over time .This confidence extends into everything they do, not just their math or science courses.

In my over twenty years of teaching, I have found that all students can succeed if they believe they can succeed and if they want to. My role as a teacher is to "sell" this concept to my students, as members of a class and as individuals. I have been successful at this most important sales job. My experience includes teaching students in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Washington, NJ 07882
Background Check: Passed

"Very personable, and knowledgeable tutor"

- Jenny, Long Valley, NJ on 3/21/11

"Teaches very well and is very nice!"

- Mrs., East Brunswick, NJ on 3/1/16

"Too Long"

- Jeanne, Nazareth, PA on 1/8/15
Gail replied on 1/25/2015

There was a lack of communication. I was told to work with her wonderful daughter and her friend on physics concepts. Normally I would work 1.5 hours with a new student, but with 2 students, it always takes longer. (I did not charge for the second student.)

"Very Patient!"

- Maria, Phillipsburg, NJ on 12/1/11

"Professional, patient and highly knowledgeable"

- Ileana, Oxford, NJ on 10/12/10
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
Science:
Physics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Smith College
University of Pennsylvania
MEd
University of Pennsylvania
EdD

Education

Smith College

University of Pennsylvania (MEd)

University of Pennsylvania (EdD)

Very personable, and knowledgeable tutor — Gail has been a wonderful tutor for our 8th grade daughter. She is patient, is able to reinforce the material in a way that is easily understood and is age appropriate. She is very flexible when asked to review a new topic without prior notice. Lastly she provides plenty of positive reinforcement to my daughter throughout the sessions. She has given us a lot of good insights as well! Thank yo ...

— Jenny, Long Valley, NJ on 3/21/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gail will travel within 20 miles of Washington, NJ 07882.