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Leona R.

Fairfax, VA

$45/hour

Patient and Very Effective Tutor

In-person lessons
4.9 average from 121 ratings
Great tutor gets results
— Evelyn, Burke, VA on 7/27/14

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Northeastern University

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Northeastern University

About Leona

Hello, My name is Leona. I am a licensed Civil Engineer, and I love helping others to succeed.

My strength is in Math. However, I am fully qualified to tutor several elementary school, middle school, high school, and college courses. I also tutor in preparation for the ACT, ASVAB, GED, GRE, OAT, SAT, and TEAS exams; and my students have had great success!

I am very patient, flexible, and have mentored and tutored students for 25+ years.

If you are interested, I can meet with you at a local library. I look forward to working with you!

Thank you,
Leona
Hello, My name is Leona. I am a licensed Civil Engineer, and I love helping others to succeed.

My strength is in Math. However, I am fully qualified to tutor several elementary school, middle school, high school, and college courses. I also tutor in preparation for the
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Fairfax, VA 22030
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor gets results"

- Evelyn, Burke, VA on 7/27/14

"Leona was great!"

- Helen, Centreville, VA on 11/12/15

"Amazing Tutor and Very Helpful!"

- Chris, Richmond, VA on 1/20/14

"Awesome Tutor"

- Terran, Richmond, VA on 12/15/13

"Great tutor!"

- Samantha, Glen Allen, VA on 7/29/13

"Extremely Helpful!"

- Anne, Midlothian, VA on 4/19/13

"Best tutor ever!!"

- Kenneth, Glen Allen, VA on 3/10/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, AFOQT,
ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TEAS
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

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.

AFOQT

I am a licensed Civil Engineer, and have taken and passed the required Reading, Math, Science, English, and Language usage criteria to effectively tutor for the AFOQT exam.

In addition, I've tutored several students for the ASVAB exam, and my last student scored a 96 out of 100!

Differential Equations

I am a licensed Civil Engineer. Differential Equations is a course included in the Civil Engineering curriculum. I took the course, passed it, and have an understanding of the subject sufficient enough to tutor the subject.

Linear Algebra

I am a licensed Civil Engineer. Linear Algebra is a course included in the Civil Engineering curriculum. I took the course, passed it, and have an understanding of the subject sufficient enough to tutor the subject, especially at a high school level. Below are the subject areas that I am familiar with.

Matrices and Gaussian Elimination
-matrix notation and matrix multiplication
-triangular factors and row exchanges
-inverses and transposes
Vector Spaces and Linear Equations
-the solutions of m equations and n unknowns
-the four fundamental subspaces
-linear transformations
Orthogonality
-perpendicular vectors and orthogonal subspaces
-projections and least squares approximations
-orthogonal bases
-orthogonal matrices
-Gram-Schmidt Orthogonalization
Determinants
-properties of determinants
-formulas for the determinant
-application of determinants
Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
-the diagonal form of a matrix
-difference equations and the powers of A^k
-differential equations and the exponential e^At
-complex matrices
-siliarity transformations
Positive Definite Matrices
-minima, maxima, and saddle points
-tests for positve definiteness
-minimum principles and the Rayleigh Quotient
-The finite element method
Computations with Matrices
-the norm and condition number of a matrix
-the computation of eigenvalues
-iterative methods for Ax=b

Study Skills

I have successfully completed Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and College, and have learned very thorough study methods.

In addition, I am very detailed-oriented and organized.

While tutoring the subject material, I will incorporate study methods to be followed and maintained.

TEAS

I am a licensed Civil Engineer, and have taken and passed the required Reading, Math, Science, English, and Language usage criteria to effectively tutor for the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills), test.

In addition, I have passed WyzAnt's Reading, Math, Science, and English tests and am approved to provide tutoring services for these subjects.

Northeastern University

Education

Northeastern University

Great tutor gets results — Leona is an exceptional tutor. She worked with my son over the last few months to prepare him for the ASVAB. After an initial meeting, she developed a detailed plan for my son and went above and beyond to prepare him for his test. She met him often and was always prepared for the tutoring session. She was able to explain complex material clearly, and made subjects, previously difficult for my son, ...

— Evelyn, Burke, VA on 7/27/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Leona will travel within 15 miles of Fairfax, VA 22030.