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Francine R.

Francine R.: Creative, Compassionate, Conscientious

Francine R.: Creative, Compassionate, Conscientious

$55/hour

  • 23 hours tutoring

  • Bay Shore, NY 11706

"Excellent tutor"

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About Francine


Bio

I have been involved in writing and teaching writing my whole life, from my undergraduate and graduate degrees in creative writing to my career as a college professor and then children's book publisher. I love working with children, and I have three of my own. I taught them to read before kindergarten and have helped them earn top grades in all their subjects at all levels of their development. I use creative techniques and teach according to the student's best learning style.

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I have been involved in writing and teaching writing my whole life, from my undergraduate and graduate degrees in creative writing to my career as a college professor and then children's book publisher. I love working with children, and I have three of my own. I taught them to read before kindergarten and have helped them earn top grades in all their subjects at all levels of their development. I use creative techniques and teach according to the student's best learning style.

I specialize in teaching children how to read with comprehension and how to write clearly. This process includes reader response questions and answers, narrowing down writing topics, brainstorming, outlining, choosing examples/stories, quoting the text, pulling the essay together in a conclusion, and focusing on sentence clarity (mechanics and syntax). Because the process of reading with comprehension and writing filters into all subject areas, I am also very comfortable tutoring students in social studies, religion, and humanities courses.

As is often the case, our strengths are not always only in our chosen careers. I am also extremely comfortable teaching math (up to Algebra). I actually thoroughly enjoy simplifying math concepts for students and teaching them shortcuts and tricks for understanding those concepts. That's the key to math. I believe you need to understand concepts and build on those concepts. I don't believe it's just a matter of memorizing answers. I have extensive experience tutoring math at the elementary level, and I actually love teaching in this area. It's extremely rewarding to experience that moment when it all comes together for a student. While I do like to reinforce learned concepts with homework, it is never overwhelming and is usually limited to 10 minutes per night. Depending on the situation and age of the student, I may ask parents to initial work that is completed each night.

Regarding my tutoring policies, I like to assess each case individually. For that reason, with each student and family, I offer the first session as a free, 30-minute session. At this session, I meet the parents and the child, get a feel for the child's developmental needs, his/her learning style, and do a quick mini-lesson, teaching a concept chosen by the family. This is also a chance for the family to decide if the child is comfortable with my teaching style. I hold my tutoring sessions at the library closest to the student's home. This provides a safe learning environment in which the student will have no distractions. I often call the library ahead and request a private study room.

Oh, and one more thing. If your intent is to hire a tutor who will simply help your child with completing classroom homework, studying for tests, and completing assigned projects, I am available for this as well. In this scenario, the family directs and chooses the learning content of each session.

I look forward to meeting you and working with your child!


Education

Fairfield University
English
SUNY Stony Brook
Masters
Columbia University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Bay Shore, NY 11706
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I graduated (BA) cum laude from Fairfield University with a major in English and a minor in philosophy. I graduated (MA) summa cum laude from SUNY Stony Brook with a Master's Degree in English and a concentration in creative writing. I have completed several courses toward a doctorate (Ed.D) at Columbia University. I have tutored extensively in the areas of pre-algebra, reading, and writing for grades K-8. I have taught English Literature, Remedial Reading, American Literature, Composition, Creative Writing I, and Creative Writing II at Bergen Community College and Ramapo College. I have taught adult classes through the OWL Teacher Center.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I graduated (BA) cum laude from Fairfield University with a major in English and a minor in philosophy. I graduated (MA) summa cum laude from SUNY Stony Brook with a Master's Degree in English and a concentration in creative writing. I have completed several courses toward a doctorate (Ed.D) at Columbia University. I have tutored extensively in the areas of pre-algebra, reading, and writing for grades K-8. I have taught English Literature, Remedial Reading, American Literature, Composition, Creative Writing I, and Creative Writing II at Bergen Community College and Ramapo College. I have taught adult classes through the OWL Teacher Center.
English, Prealgebra, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Writing

Language

TOEFL

Math

Prealgebra

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I graduated (BA) cum laude from Fairfield University with a major in English and a minor in philosophy. I graduated (MA) summa cum laude from SUNY Stony Brook with a Master's Degree in English and a concentration in creative writing. I have completed several courses toward a doctorate (Ed.D) at Columbia University. I have tutored extensively in the areas of pre-algebra, reading, and writing for grades K-8. I have taught English Literature, Remedial Reading, American Literature, Composition, Creative Writing I, and Creative Writing II at Bergen Community College and Ramapo College. I have taught adult classes through the OWL Teacher Center.
English, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I graduated (BA) cum laude from Fairfield University with a major in English and a minor in philosophy. I graduated (MA) summa cum laude from SUNY Stony Brook with a Master's Degree in English and a concentration in creative writing. I have completed several courses toward a doctorate (Ed.D) at Columbia University. I have tutored extensively in the areas of pre-algebra, reading, and writing for grades K-8. I have taught English Literature, Remedial Reading, American Literature, Composition, Creative Writing I, and Creative Writing II at Bergen Community College and Ramapo College. I have taught adult classes through the OWL Teacher Center.
Reading, Study Skills, Writing

Test Preparation

TOEFL

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Knowledgeable, Patient and Creative

I met with Francine for assistance in editing my personal statement. She was able to transform my statement into a cohesive and clear essay in just under two hours! She also managed to reduce the word count by over 400 characters and correct all grammatical errors. I certainly recommend Francine to anyone struggling with writing a paper! I look forward to working with Francine in the future.

Ashley, 2 lessons with Francine

$55/hour

Francine R.

$55/hour

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