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Leslie W.

Fairfax Station, VA

$60/hour

FFX Cnty Sci teacher (13 yrs), love helping ALL levels of students

4.9 average from 204 ratings
Great Chemistry Tutor
— Ros, Arlington, VA on 2/13/16

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University of Maryland, College Park
Zoology
University of Oklahoma
MEd
Virginia State University
Other

Education

University of Maryland, College Park (Zoology)

University of Oklahoma (MEd)

Virginia State University (Other)

About Leslie

Regardless of your age and level in school you have to learn to teach yourself. I excel at teaching students how to teach themselves so they are successful in any class regardless of the subject.

I taught middle and high school science for 13 years with my latest teaching job at a Secondary School in Fairfax County. Subjects I have taught include biology, chemistry, physics, physical science, and earth science. I specialize in developing strong study habits and skills and making the content make sense. I enjoy working with all levels of students. I was a science fair coordinator, science team coach and developed a new Chemistry 2 course which was offered at two high schools. I am also an endorsed administrator and have been a principal for both private and public schools.

I currently work at the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) for their Virtual School developing online content and working with other virtual teachers. I look forward to helping you or your child achieve their goals both in school and in life! My motto: Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you are right!
Regardless of your age and level in school you have to learn to teach yourself. I excel at teaching students how to teach themselves so they are successful in any class regardless of the subject.

I taught middle and high school
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Minimum 1 hour per session required, group rates available. Reduced rates of $45/hour for online sessions. Cancellation fees are assessed without prior notification.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Fairfax Station, VA 22039
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"Great Chemistry Tutor"

- Ros, Arlington, VA on 2/13/16

"Very patient"

- Tennille, Manassas, VA on 11/11/16
Leslie replied on 11/15/2016

Thank you for the positive review. I know that each student has different needs and I meet them where they are and then we can move forward together!

"Knowledgable tutor who was willing to meet with us at the last minute!"

- Wendy, Ashburn, VA on 11/2/16
Leslie replied on 11/3/2016

Thank you for the positive feedback. I understand when students need help and want answers so I try to be as accommodating as possible.

"She was an amazing teacher!"

- Andrea, Woodbridge, VA on 2/22/16

"Confidence and motivation to learn!"

- Kelly, Chantilly, VA on 12/23/15

"Incredible Teacher/Tutor"

- Leslie, Springfield, VA on 12/11/15

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Rosa, Ashburn, VA on 11/24/15

"Patient Tutor"

- Ann, Vienna, VA on 11/10/15

"Really got my son's level"

- Lynn, Mc Lean, VA on 10/2/15

"Great with teenagers!"

- Kristi, Arlington, VA on 6/17/15

"Excellent and Caring Tutor"

- Sharon, Manassas, VA on 6/12/15

"Great Tutor"

- Karen, Oakton, VA on 6/1/15

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Biology

I was a Zoology major with emphasis in cell biology. I taught high school biology I and biology II. I held certification to teach biology in TX, OK, VA, MD and WA.

Chemistry

I taught Chemistry I (12 years) and AP chemistry (2 years). I designed a Chemistry II course which was taught in OK and VA high schools. I held chemistry teaching certification in VA, MD, OK, TX and WA.

Physical Science

I taught physics, physical science and aerospace science in OK and TX. I secured a grant for OK high school to implement a new science curriculum and taught that curriculum to 9 - 12 graders. The science subjects taught include Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and AP Chemistry. I held teaching certifications in physics and physical science in TX and OK.

Zoology

I have a B.S from the University of Maryland in Zoology. Courses taken for this degree include: genetics, cell and developmental biology, ecology and evolution. Zoology is a specialized biology degree and I have used this degree to obtain teacher certification in many sciences because of the breadth of the coursework required which also included entomology and botany.

University of Maryland, College Park
Zoology
University of Oklahoma
MEd
Virginia State University
Other

Education

University of Maryland, College Park (Zoology)

University of Oklahoma (MEd)

Virginia State University (Other)

Great Chemistry Tutor — Leslie has been an absolute lifesaver and so beneficial to my performance in 10th Grade Chemistry so far this semester. Leslie got me up to speed right off the bat, teaching me about polyatomic ions, bond polarity, how to conduct dimensional analysis, figuring out structural formulas - the list goes on. Prior to lessons with Leslie, I literally had no idea about anything to do with Chemistry, and ...

— Ros, Arlington, VA on 2/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Minimum 1 hour per session required, group rates available. Reduced rates of $45/hour for online sessions. Cancellation fees are assessed without prior notification.

Travel policy

Leslie will travel within 30 miles of Fairfax Station, VA 22039.