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Bonnie M.

Morrisville, PA

$32/hour

Patient and Knowledgeable Ivy League Tutor

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
5.0 average from 16 ratings
Fun and knowledgeable tutor
— Marla, Southampton, PA on 10/26/16

$32/Hour


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New York University
English Literature
University of Pennsylvania
Master's

Education

New York University (English Literature)

University of Pennsylvania (Master's)

About Bonnie

I received a high GPA in both my Master's in Applied Geosciences from the University of Pennsylvania and my Bachelor's in English Literature (German Minor) from NYU. I lived for 10 years in the EU and can help students understand how to apply for international college applications or study abroad. I am very familiar with both US and UK English speech, writing, and grammar; you'd be surprised how different they can be!

A natural mentor and tutor, I have tutored English in Germany and tutored students of all ages in reading and writing, including dyslexic students. My greatest strength is that I pay attention to how my students learn and I tailor my teaching method so they get the most out of each lesson. I empower my students by showing them how they learn and enable them to regain confidence in their work so that they eventually no longer need my help!

I have sound experience in proofreading and writing gained through publication in academic journals and books, as well as college creative writing classes.

I have also used Word, PowerPoint, and Excel throughout my Master's and have attended university level Excel training courses in pivot tables, data analysis, charts and more!

I am great at helping students improve their scores in the SAT's. I have read the new testing guides and I started tutoring this subject in 2016. I think it is important to hire a tutor who actually scored well and can pass that talent onto her students and help them get into the best university they can.

I have completed over ten Bachelor's and Master's level courses in geology, microbiology, geochemistry, and other earth sciences subjects and am an enthusiastic science tutor.

I can't wait to help you achieve your goals-- I will figure out ways to make learning fun for you which let you use your strengths to succeed! Bonnie
I received a high GPA in both my Master's in Applied Geosciences from the University of Pennsylvania and my Bachelor's in English Literature (German Minor) from NYU. I lived for 10 years in the EU and can help students understand how to apply for international college applications or study abroad. I am very familiar with both US and UK English Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Morrisville, PA 19067
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Fun and knowledgeable tutor"

- Marla, Southampton, PA on 10/26/16

"Knowledgeable and patient."

- Jenn, Langhorne, PA on 1/26/16
Test Preparation:
ACT English, PSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT,
TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Language:
German,
TOEFL
Business:
Microsoft Word

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.

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is downright fun! Learn how much you already know about algebraic thinking and reasoning in your everyday life. Learn to apply your natural curiosity and logic to this exciting math subject. Getting good at algebra will truly get you further in life. Let me help! I can teach you clever shortcuts to make math a part of how you think about the world, no matter what your age.

Biology

I took AP Biology and Microbiology courses and have a Master's in a Science subject from the University of Pennsylvania. I can help you with all aspects of biology, from the vocabulary to the methods and the math.

Chemistry

I took chemistry courses at NYU and courses and as part of my Master's in Science at the University of Pennsylvania. I can help you with all aspects of chemistry, from the vocabulary to the methods and the math. I can also supplement our lessons with a special tool, a Polyhedral Model Kit, to help you visualize and construct various crystal structures (e.g. octahedral, tetrahedral.)

Elementary Math

Women are great elementary math teachers! We are patient, understanding, and able to pick up on how a student learns best and to accommodate those learning styles in lessons.

I am a natural at this subject and, with my help, your child will become a natural, too!

Let's have fun learning math together!

Elementary Science

Elementary Science is where it all begins; when our children learn to explore, catalog, and develop an understanding of science. I will make sure your child has fun and learns with pride. Let's start today!

English

I can explain the details of English grammar and linguistics (including the parts of speech and their rules.) I also help my students attain perfect pronunciation. Message me now-I'd love to help you achieve perfect English and attain your goals!

Geology

I have taken over 12 geology courses at Bachelor's and Master's level, including practical fieldwork and mapping courses in the US and Europe. I have also taken multidisciplinary courses that span physics, biology, chemistry, hydrology, and GIS. Let me share my passion for the earth sciences with you; you'll get the excitement and motivation to excel at geology with me as your tutor! It is truly a fantastic subject with something for everyone!

Geometry

I scored 100% on the WyzAnt test in geometry; let me help you ace your geometry tests!

We can start simple and work our way to the top together.

You will soon realize that you can be great at math!

German

Get your German instruction the fun way, from someone who has lived and worked there! We can immerse ourselves in German TV, radio, culture, and travel planning.

I can be your tour guide through this exciting language; I use a unique set of tools to help visual and multisensory learners understand German, too!

Grammar

I can help you master English grammar fast! I am an expert at American English grammar and British English grammar. I can help with job/university applications in either of these.

I can help you learn the rules and proper parts of speech for English, which will make learning other languages easier, too! This is especially helpful if this type of teaching was not emphasized in school. Finally, I can help your pronunciation so that you can sound perfect!

Literature

I can teach you everything you need to know! As an English and American Literature undergraduate at NYU I am familiar with many novels and texts. I can help you grapple with these texts and help you plan your assignments with great success.

If English is not your first language, you may wish to improve your English Literature knowledge in order to achieve working familiarity. We can design fun reading exercises and activities in English Lit to help you become confident and proficient in English!

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is really important because it prepares students for a new discipline and a new way of working with numbers and logic. I can demystify algebra for students by relating it to everyday situations, using fun and easy to understand examples. Help your child feel good about math and to get a great head start!

Proofreading

It's smart to get a second pair of eyes to look at your work; it can make the difference between merely getting the job done and making a fantastic impression! I use my professional experience to proofread your work with objectivity and care.

I can help you polish the tone of your website, tailoring the language to your clients. I can help your writing sound professional and appropriate for your subject. Let's work together today!

PSAT

Get your best possible PSAT score with me! I can help you sharpen your math, reading, and writing skills today. I pay attention to your preferred learning style and teach the rules of the PSAT and SAT in a way you can understand.

When it comes to hiring a PSAT or SAT tutor, it really pays to hire someone like me who got high scores and attended excellent universities as a result. I have a proven record of excellence and I can pass my successful approach on to my students.

Reading

In the era of rapid fire texting and web surfing, we can all stand to improve our reading skills. Children especially need this practice so that they can better understand the world around them. I can help visual and verbal learners get the most out of what they read using personally tailored techniques.

If English is not your first language, you may wish to improve your English reading skills in order to achieve your goals. We can design fun reading exercises in your chosen topics to help you become confident and proficient in English!

SAT Math

I can help students do the best they possibly can on the SAT math section. I have a strong grasp of how to "game" the SAT test and have read many sample questions. I am also good at figuring out how my students learn so that I can make sure I teach to their learning style and play to their strengths.

It really does not pay to skimp on an SAT math tutor. You want to hire a tutor who didn't just stop at algebra, but was able to progress to calculus, to be sure your tutor is actually capable of teaching algebra and grasps the concepts well enough to explain them simply.

Please give your son or daughter the best chance of success by hiring me, a person with a proven track record of scoring well and who attended good universities as a result.

SAT Reading

I can help students improve their approach to the SAT reading test. I have a strong grasp of how to "game" the reading test and have read many sample questions. I can help dyslexic students visualize key words in passages to improve their comprehension skills.

When it comes to hiring a PSAT or SAT tutor, it really pays to hire someone like me who got high scores and attended excellent universities as a result. I have a proven record of excellence and I can pass my successful approach on to my students.

SAT Writing

As a published writer, I understand the importance of effective communication. How well we write influences our life in countless ways; it improves our economic prospects, our relationships, and our test scores. Solidify your grasp of grammar and syntax with my help!

I can help students do the best they possibly can on the SAT writing test. I have a strong grasp of how to "game" the reading test and have read many sample questions. I can help dyslexic students visualize key words in passages to improve their comprehension skills.

When it comes to hiring a PSAT or SAT tutor, it really pays to hire someone like me who got high scores and attended excellent universities as a result. I have a proven record of excellence and I can pass my successful approach on to my students.

Spelling

I am a terrific speller and, with my help, your child will be, too! I pay attention to how my students learn and I adopt a successful approach to help them remember the correct spelling for words.

Contact me for a session today!

SSAT

I can help your children understand the format of the SSAT and the best way to approach it to maximize their score. I learn my students' learning styles so that I can teach them the information they need in a way they can understand. Together we'll make test prep exciting and fun!

Study Skills

Excellent study skills strategies helped me maintain a high GPA at the University of Pennsylvania and NYU. Strong study skills are what separates the good students from the outstanding ones; you can increase your happiness, productivity, and quality of life by improving your study habits and planning!

I help students build endurance and stamina for study through organizational and motivational strategies. I also help students think objectively and logically about the smartest way to tackle their work, so that they can get the most amount of work done in their busy schedule.

Study skills involve a variety of skills, including time management, project management, organization, and problem solving. I will help you use these skills to design an amazing study plan for your subjects. You will be thrilled at how much you can accomplish when you plan and organize your studies!

TOEFL

I can help you ace English for the TOEFL test! Together we can create personalized games and strategies to help you love studying for the TOEFL, making your English better with each session. I'd love to help you today!

Vocabulary

We can use real life scenarios to act out vocabulary words, we can sound out and spell out vocabulary- whatever learning methods work for you, we will use to get you where you want to be!

If English is not your first language, you may wish to improve your English vocabulary in order to achieve your goals. We can design fun reading and verbal exercises in your chosen topics to help you become confident and proficient in English words and phrases!

Writing

Writing is persuasion, communication, articulation, and self expression! Improving your writing skills can pay off in many ways; it can get you into a better college, get you a better job, get you better customer service, or even help you make a more popular blog! Whether you are preparing for a test or writing your autobiography, I can help you avoid the pitfalls and reach your highest potential as a writer!

As a published author who has scored well on writing assessment, I can give you the best advice to improve your writing skills.

If English is not your first language, you may wish to improve your English writing skills in order to better achieve your goals. We can design fun writing exercises in your chosen topics to help you become confident and proficient in English writing!

New York University
English Literature
University of Pennsylvania
Master's

Education

New York University (English Literature)

University of Pennsylvania (Master's)

Fun and knowledgeable tutor

Helped me learn the basics of pronunciation and conjugation of verbs, along with everyday phrases. Looking forward to learning more!

— Marla, Southampton, PA on 10/26/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $32.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bonnie will travel within 30 miles of Morrisville, PA 19067.