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Catherine P.

Harrisonburg, VA

$40/hour

Professional Tutor for Biology, Math & French

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4.9 average from 65 ratings
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— Claire, Moyock, NC on 6/17/15

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Mary Washington College
James Madison University
Master's
SUNY Stony Brook University
Master's

Education

Mary Washington College

James Madison University (Master's)

SUNY Stony Brook University (Master's)

About Catherine

I have been a professional tutor for five years in biology, math and French, and am currently an adjunct professor in Biology at Blue Ridge Community College. I have a Master's in Biology from James Madison University, and another in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biochemistry from SUNY Stony Brook. While completing my graduate degrees, I taught several biology-related laboratories in the course of which students were required to write lab reports. They appreciated my willingness to proofread and edit their rough drafts in terms of both grammar and content and their report grades greatly improved during each lab course, so I have experience in teaching students to write papers that are grammatically correct, consistent and concise.

I have also completed the necessary training in order to teach in public school in Virginia. However, I prefer to provide one-on-one tutoring and enrichment opportunities as these experiences are far more rewarding than classroom teaching.

In addition, I have a solid mathematical background, having taken courses including calculus, linear algebra, differential equations and discrete mathematics. I have had a lot of success helping students understand the complexities of statistics, algebra, calculus and trigonometry. I feel that the root of my success is my ability to respond to various different learning styles and interests. I love to teach, and find that teaching students one-on-one is the most rewarding since we go at the pace of the student and I do not move on from one topic until I feel that the student is comfortable with that topic. I am also a native speaker of French and am happy to provide lessons in that language.
I have been a professional tutor for five years in biology, math and French, and am currently an adjunct professor in Biology at Blue Ridge Community College. I have a Master's in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Harrisonburg, VA 22802
In-person lessons

"Great tutor"

- Claire, Moyock, NC on 6/17/15

"Saved me in Calculus!"

- Cole, Harrisonburg, VA on 1/23/15

"Very Good"

- Lori, Keedysville, MD on 10/29/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry,
Biology,
Chemistry, Physical Science
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
French
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biochemistry

I have a Master's degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. In order to complete this degree, I gained a large amount of knowledge about both Physical Biochemistry and Molecular Biochemistry.

Biology

I have both a B.S. and an M.S. in biology, specializing in cellular biology, genetics, and people/animals. I am currently completing a teaching certification in order to teach high school biology.

French

I am a native French speaker who teaches the language organically through reading, regular practice, and conversation. Lessons may range from current French culture to French history, as appropriate.

Mary Washington College
James Madison University
Master's
SUNY Stony Brook University
Master's

Education

Mary Washington College

James Madison University (Master's)

SUNY Stony Brook University (Master's)

Great tutor — Catherine worked diligently in explaining the necessary parts of the topics to the student. I would recommend her to someone who is having trouble with calculus. ...

— Claire, Moyock, NC on 6/17/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Catherine will travel within 25 miles of Harrisonburg, VA 22802.