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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...
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.
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
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.Kylah , 11 lessons with Alfonso