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Alfonso L.

I'm patient, empathic, reliable, and motivated to help you learn.

I'm patient, empathic, reliable, and motivated to help you learn.

$50/hour

  • 332 hours tutoring

  • Draper, UT 84020


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About Alfonso


Bio

Dear Prospective Pupil, I am a well-rounded tutor with strong educational background, plus 15 years of real-world experience in marine biology, science research, and nature conservation projects in over 50 countries. I offer a firm foundation in the fundamentals of natural sciences, math, and social studies, and add a unique global and practical perspective to the curriculum, providing examples of how many of these subjects are used by scientists, researchers, and conservationists in the for...

Dear Prospective Pupil,

I am a well-rounded tutor with strong educational background, plus 15 years of real-world experience in marine biology, science research, and nature conservation projects in over 50 countries. I offer a firm foundation in the fundamentals of natural sciences, math, and social studies, and add a unique global and practical perspective to the curriculum, providing examples of how many of these subjects are used by scientists, researchers, and conservationists in the form of actual case studies. I am highly motivated and ready to help you learn and grow. As a father myself, I am sensitive to the needs of children and young adults, and I will tailor the curriculum and methods to the individual pupil.

Before we get ever get started with a lesson, I will want get to know you and make a connection. Whether your needs are short- or long-term in nature, the pupil-tutor relationship is an important one and I want to create a comfortable, safe, fun, and inspiring atmosphere from the start.

I'll sit down with you and listen to your expectations, likes and dislikes, and other pertinent information that will help us to establish clear goals for our sessions and create a road map to help guide us. Throughout our sessions, I will be monitoring our progress in informal ways, such as through observing energy level and demeanor, as well as using formal methods, like evaluations and practical exercises. I will also be evaluating myself, of course! I will provide a report after every session that summarizes the content and areas for further work or improvement. These will be invaluable for tracking progress over time. I also welcome your feedback, since I will want to continue to improve my teaching to help you achieve your goals.

Thank you for reading my profile, and I look forward to working together to help you achieve your goals.

Sincerely,

Al


Education

College of William and Mary
Biology
College of William & Mary
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Draper, UT 84020
  • Lesson cancellation: hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/20/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

Some of my most rewarding professional relationships have been with students from high school, university, and graduate schools as well as junior colleagues whom I have worked with over the years. I've helped high school and college students learn about careers in the natural sciences, speaking at job fairs and career days, and supervising their summer internships. I have served as mentor and dissertation adviser to gradate students, helping to improve their research projects and advising them on options for applying their education in the 'real world' upon graduation. Further, other colleagues have come to me for advice and mentoring in areas ranging from career development, project management, networking, and strategic planning. I enjoy all these situation because I know I'm helping others, but at the same time, learning a lot myself.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

My high school and college training in debate and forensics provided a solid foundation for 15 years of speeches, conference presentations, and workshop facilitation. Public speaking has been fundamental to my education and professional experience and I enjoy helping others learn basic principles, methods of persuasion, and practical tips for reducing nervousness and improving effectiveness.
Finance, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

General Computer,

General Computer

I've been using computers almost daily for approximately 20 years to do basic and complex tasks in my professional and personal life. I love leaning ways to use computers more efficiently and discovering new applications. I am familiar with and comfortable using PC and Mac computers and have done basic programming to custom design programs for new uses.
Microsoft Outlook,

Microsoft Outlook

I've been using Outlook as my primary email software for about 15 years. In that time, I have learned the basics of how the program functions, and also know how to customize it to the needs of the user. I love the functionality of the email and calendar features and consider this program to be essential to business and personal organizing and communications.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

Some of my most rewarding professional relationships have been with students from high school, university, and graduate schools as well as junior colleagues whom I have worked with over the years. I've helped high school and college students learn about careers in the natural sciences, speaking at job fairs and career days, and supervising their summer internships. I have served as mentor and dissertation adviser to gradate students, helping to improve their research projects and advising them on options for applying their education in the 'real world' upon graduation. Further, other colleagues have come to me for advice and mentoring in areas ranging from career development, project management, networking, and strategic planning. I enjoy all these situation because I know I'm helping others, but at the same time, learning a lot myself.
General Computer,

General Computer

I've been using computers almost daily for approximately 20 years to do basic and complex tasks in my professional and personal life. I love leaning ways to use computers more efficiently and discovering new applications. I am familiar with and comfortable using PC and Mac computers and have done basic programming to custom design programs for new uses.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

My high school and college training in debate and forensics provided a solid foundation for 15 years of speeches, conference presentations, and workshop facilitation. Public speaking has been fundamental to my education and professional experience and I enjoy helping others learn basic principles, methods of persuasion, and practical tips for reducing nervousness and improving effectiveness.
ESL/ESOL, Finance, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Spanish

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I was well known in my university and graduate school as someone who never seemed to study. The truth is I did study, but I honed my study skills to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, meaning I could spend relatively little time studying, but achievied excellent results in learning the material and on tests. Less time studying, more understanding, higher grades. What could be better?
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

My high school and college training in debate and forensics provided a solid foundation for 15 years of speeches, conference presentations, and workshop facilitation. Public speaking has been fundamental to my education and professional experience and I enjoy helping others learn basic principles, methods of persuasion, and practical tips for reducing nervousness and improving effectiveness.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History, Geography, Government & Politics

Homeschool

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I was well known in my university and graduate school as someone who never seemed to study. The truth is I did study, but I honed my study skills to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, meaning I could spend relatively little time studying, but achievied excellent results in learning the material and on tests. Less time studying, more understanding, higher grades. What could be better?
Algebra 1, Biology, Chemistry, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, Spanish, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL, Spanish, TOEFL

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math

Most Popular

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I was well known in my university and graduate school as someone who never seemed to study. The truth is I did study, but I honed my study skills to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, meaning I could spend relatively little time studying, but achievied excellent results in learning the material and on tests. Less time studying, more understanding, higher grades. What could be better?
Algebra 1, Biology, Chemistry, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Spanish, Writing

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I was well known in my university and graduate school as someone who never seemed to study. The truth is I did study, but I honed my study skills to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, meaning I could spend relatively little time studying, but achievied excellent results in learning the material and on tests. Less time studying, more understanding, higher grades. What could be better?
ESL/ESOL, Finance, Geography, Government & Politics

Science

Botany,

Botany

One of the reasons I chose my college and graduate school was that students were exposed to a wide variety of subjects in the sciences and humanities. My education spanned natural biological sciences, chemistry, and geology, plus technical fields like developmental biology, genetics, and physics. Within the natural sciences, I focused on botany and zoology, so I am trained and experienced in plant and animal ecology, interactions, and conservation. Additionally, I worked in the university herbarium and greenhouse, learning to identify common and exotic plants, as well as techniques for grafting and testing genetic composition. My graduate research focused on submersed vegetation (aka sea grasses) life history and ecology.
Zoology,

Zoology

One of the reasons I chose my college and graduate school was that students were exposed to a wide variety of subjects in the sciences and humanities. My education spanned natural biological sciences, chemistry, and geology, plus technical fields like developmental biology, genetics, and physics. Within the natural sciences, I focused on botany and zoology, so I am trained and experienced in plant and animal ecology, interactions, and conservation.
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Geology, Physical Science, Psychology

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I was well known in my university and graduate school as someone who never seemed to study. The truth is I did study, but I honed my study skills to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, meaning I could spend relatively little time studying, but achievied excellent results in learning the material and on tests. Less time studying, more understanding, higher grades. What could be better?

Sports/Recreation

Fitness,

Fitness

You name a sport or physical activity, and I've probably done it (at least once). Most of them I actually enjoy, and I have been playing soccer, tennis, and other team sports since age four. About 10 years ago, I added yoga, pilates, triathlon, and climbing to my fitness passions. I've been a personal trainer, triathlon coach, and swim instructor and I am CPR and first aid certified. I look forward to sharing my experience and training with you.
Soccer,

Soccer

To me, "The Beautiful Game" is not just a catchy way to describe soccer. Thanks to my father, who was a semi-pro goalkeeper on the weekends, this sport has been a passion of mine since I was knee-high to him, and I continue to play several times a week. I've studied and practiced fundamentals and strategies, and I've coached several little league teams.
Swimming,

Swimming

I have been a lifeguard and swim instructor for over 15 years, working with children of all ages and adults. I am certified through organizations, American Red Cross and American Lifeguard Association. I currently work for a gym as a swim instructor and have clients who meet me for private and group lessons.
Tennis,

Tennis

I remember my first tennis lesson. It didn't go so well, mainly because it was difficult to even lift the racket high enough to hit the ball. (Keep in mind these were the days with clunky wood or aluminum rackets.) Luckily, I grew, and eventually became an avid player, even giving lessons for children and teens who were starting from scratch or wanting to improve technique and strategy.
Yoga

Yoga

Prior to beginning my own yoga practice 10 years ago, I admit to being skeptical of all the people (many of whom were even family and friends) who claimed yoga could transform body and mind, reduce stress, and reverse some health problems. It didn't take long to see many of those benefits myself and became a teacher to gain a deeper understanding for myself, and allow sharing those benefits with others.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I was well known in my university and graduate school as someone who never seemed to study. The truth is I did study, but I honed my study skills to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, meaning I could spend relatively little time studying, but achievied excellent results in learning the material and on tests. Less time studying, more understanding, higher grades. What could be better?
Swimming,

Swimming

I have been a lifeguard and swim instructor for over 15 years, working with children of all ages and adults. I am certified through organizations, American Red Cross and American Lifeguard Association. I currently work for a gym as a swim instructor and have clients who meet me for private and group lessons.
Tennis,

Tennis

I remember my first tennis lesson. It didn't go so well, mainly because it was difficult to even lift the racket high enough to hit the ball. (Keep in mind these were the days with clunky wood or aluminum rackets.) Luckily, I grew, and eventually became an avid player, even giving lessons for children and teens who were starting from scratch or wanting to improve technique and strategy.
Algebra 1, Biology, Chemistry, ESL/ESOL, GED, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math, Spanish, Writing

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

Some of my most rewarding professional relationships have been with students from high school, university, and graduate schools as well as junior colleagues whom I have worked with over the years. I've helped high school and college students learn about careers in the natural sciences, speaking at job fairs and career days, and supervising their summer internships. I have served as mentor and dissertation adviser to gradate students, helping to improve their research projects and advising them on options for applying their education in the 'real world' upon graduation. Further, other colleagues have come to me for advice and mentoring in areas ranging from career development, project management, networking, and strategic planning. I enjoy all these situation because I know I'm helping others, but at the same time, learning a lot myself.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, TOEFL

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Great Tutor. Highly recommend.

Alfonso was great! I actually lucked up with this guy. I hired him to help me with a Doctoral level math course, that I just could not understand. The course was a required class for graduation. After working with Alfonso, I was not only able to understand what was required, but earned an "B+" in the class (prior to working with Alfonso, I was at a C-). Alfonso was able to explain concepts in a way that was more on my level; and the one-on-one attention helped as well for me to process things. I know that there were times that I'd become frustrated, but he just remained patient, and walked me thru it all step-by-step. I would HIGHLY recommend selecting Alfonso as a tutor. The price was a bit high, but it was worth it in the end :)

Leslie, 6 lessons with Alfonso

Excellent Swim Coach

My 9 year old said he "knew his stuff!". Showed up on time ready to work. Will use as much as time allows.

Wilson, 1 lesson with Alfonso

Has Inspired Confidence

Alfonso's work with our daughter both motivated her and inspired her confidence that she could do well on the ACT exam with his assistance in the math and science portions. A critical learning component for her was to get through more of the exam questions within the allotted time - her biggest challenge to date. She wrote the exam this morning and "felt good" about it. Thanks very much to Alfonso for his timely intervention to help her prepare and to get over her mindset that she "just doesn't do well on standardized tests".

Teresa, 4 lessons with Alfonso

Speaks her language!

Alfonso is fantastic! My daughter struggled with understanding two scientific definitions for 6 months now and in one session Al figured out how to explain the meanings to her in a way which she now understands! He is also very patient and did a thorough "what are you studying and where is your general comfort level" exploratory conversation before starting. He is definitely the right tutor for my daughter and we highly recommend him.

Carey, 5 lessons with Alfonso

Very Patient!!

Al has an excellent rapport with my daughter. He has the ability to connect by teaching simple concepts as well as more advanced topics. Thanks for always being available.

MaryAnn, 11 lessons with Alfonso

$50/hour

Alfonso L.

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