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Toni O.

Toni, a tutor equally at home in Humanities and Sciences.

Toni, a tutor equally at home in Humanities and Sciences.

$50/hour

  • 1,890 hours tutoring

  • Rochester, NY 14619

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About Toni


Bio

Not so long ago the goal of education was to shape the thinking of younger generations so that, with solid background knowledge, they could, in turn, add wisdom to the common store. Since reasoning, interpretative, and problem solving skills are needed across the spectrum, different disciplines were interwoven and 'classics' -that is, the common pool of knowledge that had proved valuable and fertile over time- highly respected and heavily studied. All that has changed, in a misguided effort...

Not so long ago the goal of education was to shape the thinking of younger generations so that, with solid background knowledge, they could, in turn, add wisdom to the common store. Since reasoning, interpretative, and problem solving skills are needed across the spectrum, different disciplines were interwoven and 'classics' -that is, the common pool of knowledge that had proved valuable and fertile over time- highly respected and heavily studied. All that has changed, in a misguided effort to be more efficient and inclusive most of our school systems have metamorphosed from an educational -organic flow of information, attention to the development of main themes/ideas, anchored and exhaustive treatment- to a 'training' role where everything is fragmented, details -significant or not- abound while fundamentals lack, and shortcuts are taken at all times.

This is where I believe I can help as a tutor. I see my job as teaching you how to organize materials, cut the unnecessary details, focus on what's important and be able to use what you learned in that particular subject when working on other subjects. In a sense, my job is to put myself out of a job, for once I have shown you the road you'll be able to walk on it on your own.


Education

University of Bologna Bologna, Italy
undergrad
Case Western Reserve University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Rochester, NY 14619
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/20/2011

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Business

Financial Accounting, GMAT, GRE, Macroeconomics, Managerial Accounting, Microeconomics

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, French, GMAT, Grammar, Italian, Latin, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Proofreading, Spanish, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

K through 6th tutoring includes subjects for which I have already qualified. Contrarily to the 'politically correct' credo, I believe that in order to teach a subject you need to know the subject, not the latest methodological trend. Thus, although it is true in general that an Elementary School teacher cannot teach College courses because of lack of expertise, a University professor can certainly teach High, Junior High, and Elementary School. As a matter of fact, the advanced knowledge of his/her proper subject as well as general knowledge (after all in order to obtain a Ph. D. one has to go through the Master, Bachelor,...) can only improve the quality of instruction given. As for methods, if any of the fads that have been and are still plaguing our schools (elementary and not) had been successful, nobody would need tutors. After homeschooling my daughter, teaching for over 20 years at universities, tutoring elementary through college kids, I believe that I'm well qualified to take on the 5 to 11 group.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History, Art History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Philosophy, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

K through 6th tutoring includes subjects for which I have already qualified. Contrarily to the 'politically correct' credo, I believe that in order to teach a subject you need to know the subject, not the latest methodological trend. Thus, although it is true in general that an Elementary School teacher cannot teach College courses because of lack of expertise, a University professor can certainly teach High, Junior High, and Elementary School. As a matter of fact, the advanced knowledge of his/her proper subject as well as general knowledge (after all in order to obtain a Ph. D. one has to go through the Master, Bachelor,...) can only improve the quality of instruction given. As for methods, if any of the fads that have been and are still plaguing our schools (elementary and not) had been successful, nobody would need tutors. After homeschooling my daughter, teaching for over 20 years at universities, tutoring elementary through college kids, I believe that I'm well qualified to take on the 5 to 11 group.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, ESL/ESOL, French, Geometry, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Spelling, Statistics, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL, French, Italian, Latin, Spanish, TOEFL

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

K through 6th tutoring includes subjects for which I have already qualified. Contrarily to the 'politically correct' credo, I believe that in order to teach a subject you need to know the subject, not the latest methodological trend. Thus, although it is true in general that an Elementary School teacher cannot teach College courses because of lack of expertise, a University professor can certainly teach High, Junior High, and Elementary School. As a matter of fact, the advanced knowledge of his/her proper subject as well as general knowledge (after all in order to obtain a Ph. D. one has to go through the Master, Bachelor,...) can only improve the quality of instruction given. As for methods, if any of the fads that have been and are still plaguing our schools (elementary and not) had been successful, nobody would need tutors. After homeschooling my daughter, teaching for over 20 years at universities, tutoring elementary through college kids, I believe that I'm well qualified to take on the 5 to 11 group.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, ESL/ESOL, French, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Spanish, Statistics, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL, Geography, Government & Politics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Nursing, Philosophy

Science

ACT Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Geology, Nursing, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

K through 6th tutoring includes subjects for which I have already qualified. Contrarily to the 'politically correct' credo, I believe that in order to teach a subject you need to know the subject, not the latest methodological trend. Thus, although it is true in general that an Elementary School teacher cannot teach College courses because of lack of expertise, a University professor can certainly teach High, Junior High, and Elementary School. As a matter of fact, the advanced knowledge of his/her proper subject as well as general knowledge (after all in order to obtain a Ph. D. one has to go through the Master, Bachelor,...) can only improve the quality of instruction given. As for methods, if any of the fads that have been and are still plaguing our schools (elementary and not) had been successful, nobody would need tutors. After homeschooling my daughter, teaching for over 20 years at universities, tutoring elementary through college kids, I believe that I'm well qualified to take on the 5 to 11 group.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, ESL/ESOL, French, GED, Geometry, Italian, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Reading, SAT Math, Spanish, Statistics, Writing

Test Preparation

Regents,

Regents

Over the past few years I have prepared numerous students to successfully take these exams. What I like about these tests is that they are knowledge based -more so in the old days than now- and the score is given as percentage. Of course, some subjectivity is to be espected in the 'soft' subjects that require free writing, but the scoring guidelines for the written parts are relatively thight so as to insure fairness. I very much enjoy being able to first assess and then resolve the problems any given student is facing in being successful. I cannot, of course, guaranty a 100%, but if you work with me you can be sure that you'll get results.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SSAT, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (176 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient

Toni has been able to simplify complex statistics content so that I can gain an understanding, and put into practice.

Pamela, 8 lessons with Toni

Very patient

Toni is very patient with my student and he seems to be grasping the concepts that he needs to. We have only had two lessons so far but we are sure we will continue to see progress

Melissa, 7 lessons with Toni

Toni does a great job of tutoring because she is very knowledgeable.

Toni did a great job tutoring my granddaughter. She is very patient and makes sure that you understand the concept she is teaching. I would highly recommend Toni for any subject that needs to be taught.

Ann, 12 lessons with Toni

Fantastic Tutor

Toni is a wonderful Latin tutor. She is very patient and caring. She helped my son pass his midterm exam with an 86, helping him to pass the course for the semester.

Patrick, 5 lessons with Toni

Very patient!

Toni was very patient and thorough in explaining in detail the concept of understanding each question. Her understanding of my son's need help him tremendously feeling comfortable and confident in Physics. Great instructor.

Darrion, 18 lessons with Toni

Great Tutor with Great Results!

Toni O. helped my son with his SAT Critical Reading skills. He had taken the SAT twice but did not receive the score he wanted. Therefore, I looked to Toni O. to help him improve, and she helped him a lot! His score increased from by over 100 points on his third try! Clearly, Toni O. knew the right methods to help him succeed. I recommend Toni O. to any parent with a child who needs help.

Hung, 5 lessons with Toni

Fantastic Tutor.

I could not have gotten through this class without Toni... She is a far better teacher than the one teaching the Masters Class; Design Analysis at the College of Brockport.

Danielle, 13 lessons with Toni

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