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Bobbie M.

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About Bobbie


Bio

My education:
I have an AA in Arabic and received my BA in global studies in 2009. I went to graduate school at GW from 2010-12, studying international affairs and specializing in conflict resolution in the Middle East. I'm currently working on my second Bachelor's degree at NOVA and George Mason, this time focusing on Oceanography and Marine Geology.

Languages
I am an Army linguist and graduated from the Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) Course at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey,...

My education:
I have an AA in Arabic and received my BA in global studies in 2009. I went to graduate school at GW from 2010-12, studying international affairs and specializing in conflict resolution in the Middle East. I'm currently working on my second Bachelor's degree at NOVA and George Mason, this time focusing on Oceanography and Marine Geology.

Languages
I am an Army linguist and graduated from the Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) Course at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California in 2006. I graduated with an associate's degree in Arabic from Methodist University in 2009. I currently teach Arabic as one of the faculty members at the Global Language Network in Washington, D.C. I took Latin for four years in high school in Lewiston, Maine and 3rd year Latin at Bates College, getting an A-. I still have all my materials and continue to work on it occasionally. I also grew up speaking French, as Maine is chock full of French Canadians.

Science
Marine biology has always been a hobby of mine. While I've been stationed around the country, I've taken the opportunity to work at the Boothbay Aquarium in Maine and California's Monterey Bay Aquarium, where I worked inside the penguin exhibit. I've chosen to take additional courses outside of my graduate major purely out of personal interest, such as geology, oceanography, and marine mammals, because I have a particular passion for the bioluminescent ecosystems in the benthic abyssal ocean trenches. I have also taken physics, earth science, and astronomy. Eventually I hope to research hydrothermal vent ecosystems, so I've been taking a lot of chemistry.

Math
I have taken algebra I and II, geometry, precalculus, and calculus. I was recruited by my geometry teacher in high school to be on the math team. I've also taken related courses for my graduate course work in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics.


Education

Methodist University
Global Studies and Arabic
George Washington University
Graduate Coursework
Associates from Northern Virginia Community College, Transferring to George Mason University
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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I love working with children on math skills! Everyone has a different ability level and a different pace of learning. In the beginning, children often don't yet know how they learn best. Are they a visual person? Or do they need to write it out? Children who don't do well in school may just not respond well to mainstream methods of teaching in the school system. By focusing one on one, we can address the needs of the individual and find out what works best for them.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling

English

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Studying for SAT reading requires a comprehensive review of vocabulary and the English language, including grammar, sentence structure, syntax, and diction. The student is also at an advantage of they have read several of the classic novels that the test creators are likely to pull excerpts from when asking the student about reading passages. I like to review books that the student has already read and go over the Cliffnotes/Sparknotes of other likely candidates mentioned on the test in lieu of reading the books cover to cover.
Writing,

Writing

Whether writing a 5 page paper or a 25 page paper, the basic principles are the same. Aside from knowing proper grammar, syntax, and punctuation, knowing how to organize your writing is one of the most important parts of creating the actual paper. I'm almost finished my graduate degree at George Washington University, concentrating in International Relations, so I've written quite a few papers, including my thesis. I would love to help you write yours.
ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Spelling

History

American History

American History

I took AP American History and AP American Government in high school. In college I took another American History course and chose to focus on the presidency of Andrew Jackson as my final project.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I consider Algebra to be my bread and butter of math. I have tutored students in Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Calculus topics ranging from 7th grade to college level math. You use Algebra all the time, even if you don't realize it! So it's important to have a solid foundation in Algebra to support the rest of math going forward.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I would argue that Algebra II is probably one of the most difficult subjects in math, even more so than Calculus. The subtopics covered during this year in math are the most advanced forms of Algebra that many students will ever see, unless the student is a math major. A lot of students have difficulties with logarithms, factoring polynomials, using rules of exponents, and linear equations -all of which I can help students practice and go over through worksheets and book problems.
Biology,

Biology

I took Biology and AP Biology in high school. I took biology again in college. Wanting to specialize in marine biology, I have worked at two aquariums, the Boothbay Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor, Maine and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I took both Chemistry and AP Chemistry in high school. As a marine biology major, I then took first and second year Chemistry at the college level. I have always studied science in school and still remember this little jingle from my seventh grade science teacher: "Little Sally was a chemist, little Sally is no more; what Sally thought was H20 was H2S04."
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a unique year in math because it has its own set of rules that a student has to memorize in order to do well. Proofs, triangles, angles, Pi, the Pythagorean Theorem, and Euclid are only a short list of the concepts that a Geometry student must become familiar with in order to pass a final exam. So let's start by going over the different types of triangles!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Studying for SAT math requires a comprehensive review of algebra I and geometry skills. In addition, the student needs to learn good strategies for taking standardized tests, which are designed to produce a curve of high to low results by the students who take them. Taking a practice test is important because stress can have a significantly negative impact on test scores. When a student is unsure of an answer, they should know how to be able to narrow down the answers to only to multiple choice options and know which sections they should or should not guess at an answer.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Studying for SAT reading requires a comprehensive review of vocabulary and the English language, including grammar, sentence structure, syntax, and diction. The student is also at an advantage of they have read several of the classic novels that the test creators are likely to pull excerpts from when asking the student about reading passages. I like to review books that the student has already read and go over the Cliffnotes/Sparknotes of other likely candidates mentioned on the test in lieu of reading the books cover to cover.
Writing,

Writing

Whether writing a 5 page paper or a 25 page paper, the basic principles are the same. Aside from knowing proper grammar, syntax, and punctuation, knowing how to organize your writing is one of the most important parts of creating the actual paper. I'm almost finished my graduate degree at George Washington University, concentrating in International Relations, so I've written quite a few papers, including my thesis. I would love to help you write yours.
Spelling

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Thee math portion of the ACT is designed to measure math skills that high school students are expected to learn by the end of their junior year in high school. Standardized math tests provide an objective way for college admissions officers to evaluate the level of math skills students have, regardless of the courses they took or grades they earned in high school. The math component of the ACT standardized test has 60 questions, and test takers are allowed 60 minutes to complete this portion of the exam. The math questions on the ACT are multiple choice, as are all questions on this exam. However, multiple choice does not mean that a test taker who does not have math skills will likely be able to guess his or her way to an outstanding score. Standardized math tests generally require testers to use their reasoning abilities to solve practical math examples. Students are allowed to use calculators on the ACT. Test takers will need to know basic formulas and possess the ability to perform basic computations in order to successfully answer standardized math test questions. I can help a student brush up on math before the test, going over the range of problems on the test in order to identify weaknesses that need additional practice. Then we can schedule sessions (I recommend about 90 minutes each) as needed in order to address these problem areas. The student can also help shape and direction of these sessions.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I consider Algebra to be my bread and butter of math. I have tutored students in Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Calculus topics ranging from 7th grade to college level math. You use Algebra all the time, even if you don't realize it! So it's important to have a solid foundation in Algebra to support the rest of math going forward.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I would argue that Algebra II is probably one of the most difficult subjects in math, even more so than Calculus. The subtopics covered during this year in math are the most advanced forms of Algebra that many students will ever see, unless the student is a math major. A lot of students have difficulties with logarithms, factoring polynomials, using rules of exponents, and linear equations -all of which I can help students practice and go over through worksheets and book problems.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a unique year in math because it has its own set of rules that a student has to memorize in order to do well. Proofs, triangles, angles, Pi, the Pythagorean Theorem, and Euclid are only a short list of the concepts that a Geometry student must become familiar with in order to pass a final exam. So let's start by going over the different types of triangles!
SAT Math

SAT Math

Studying for SAT math requires a comprehensive review of algebra I and geometry skills. In addition, the student needs to learn good strategies for taking standardized tests, which are designed to produce a curve of high to low results by the students who take them. Taking a practice test is important because stress can have a significantly negative impact on test scores. When a student is unsure of an answer, they should know how to be able to narrow down the answers to only to multiple choice options and know which sections they should or should not guess at an answer.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I consider Algebra to be my bread and butter of math. I have tutored students in Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Calculus topics ranging from 7th grade to college level math. You use Algebra all the time, even if you don't realize it! So it's important to have a solid foundation in Algebra to support the rest of math going forward.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I would argue that Algebra II is probably one of the most difficult subjects in math, even more so than Calculus. The subtopics covered during this year in math are the most advanced forms of Algebra that many students will ever see, unless the student is a math major. A lot of students have difficulties with logarithms, factoring polynomials, using rules of exponents, and linear equations -all of which I can help students practice and go over through worksheets and book problems.
Biology,

Biology

I took Biology and AP Biology in high school. I took biology again in college. Wanting to specialize in marine biology, I have worked at two aquariums, the Boothbay Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor, Maine and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I took both Chemistry and AP Chemistry in high school. As a marine biology major, I then took first and second year Chemistry at the college level. I have always studied science in school and still remember this little jingle from my seventh grade science teacher: "Little Sally was a chemist, little Sally is no more; what Sally thought was H20 was H2S04."
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a unique year in math because it has its own set of rules that a student has to memorize in order to do well. Proofs, triangles, angles, Pi, the Pythagorean Theorem, and Euclid are only a short list of the concepts that a Geometry student must become familiar with in order to pass a final exam. So let's start by going over the different types of triangles!
Writing

Writing

Whether writing a 5 page paper or a 25 page paper, the basic principles are the same. Aside from knowing proper grammar, syntax, and punctuation, knowing how to organize your writing is one of the most important parts of creating the actual paper. I'm almost finished my graduate degree at George Washington University, concentrating in International Relations, so I've written quite a few papers, including my thesis. I would love to help you write yours.

Science

Biology,

Biology

I took Biology and AP Biology in high school. I took biology again in college. Wanting to specialize in marine biology, I have worked at two aquariums, the Boothbay Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor, Maine and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I took both Chemistry and AP Chemistry in high school. As a marine biology major, I then took first and second year Chemistry at the college level. I have always studied science in school and still remember this little jingle from my seventh grade science teacher: "Little Sally was a chemist, little Sally is no more; what Sally thought was H20 was H2S04."
Geology,

Geology

As a Marine Geology/Biology major, I have taken college courses in both Geology and Oceanography, which usually falls under the Geology Department. I found that the course content of one often supplemented the other, since the two subjects are interrelated. I have taken Physical and Historical Geology, Oceanography, Field Studies of Washington, D.C. Building Stones, and a Supervised Study of Mid-Atlantic Barrier Islands. During summer 2018 I will be taking Field Studies of Miocene Calvert Cliffs and Field Studies of the Triassic-Jurassic Rift Valley.
ACT Science, Anatomy, Ecology, Physical Science, Physiology

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I consider Algebra to be my bread and butter of math. I have tutored students in Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Calculus topics ranging from 7th grade to college level math. You use Algebra all the time, even if you don't realize it! So it's important to have a solid foundation in Algebra to support the rest of math going forward.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I would argue that Algebra II is probably one of the most difficult subjects in math, even more so than Calculus. The subtopics covered during this year in math are the most advanced forms of Algebra that many students will ever see, unless the student is a math major. A lot of students have difficulties with logarithms, factoring polynomials, using rules of exponents, and linear equations -all of which I can help students practice and go over through worksheets and book problems.
Biology,

Biology

I took Biology and AP Biology in high school. I took biology again in college. Wanting to specialize in marine biology, I have worked at two aquariums, the Boothbay Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor, Maine and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I took both Chemistry and AP Chemistry in high school. As a marine biology major, I then took first and second year Chemistry at the college level. I have always studied science in school and still remember this little jingle from my seventh grade science teacher: "Little Sally was a chemist, little Sally is no more; what Sally thought was H20 was H2S04."
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a unique year in math because it has its own set of rules that a student has to memorize in order to do well. Proofs, triangles, angles, Pi, the Pythagorean Theorem, and Euclid are only a short list of the concepts that a Geometry student must become familiar with in order to pass a final exam. So let's start by going over the different types of triangles!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Studying for SAT math requires a comprehensive review of algebra I and geometry skills. In addition, the student needs to learn good strategies for taking standardized tests, which are designed to produce a curve of high to low results by the students who take them. Taking a practice test is important because stress can have a significantly negative impact on test scores. When a student is unsure of an answer, they should know how to be able to narrow down the answers to only to multiple choice options and know which sections they should or should not guess at an answer.
Writing

Writing

Whether writing a 5 page paper or a 25 page paper, the basic principles are the same. Aside from knowing proper grammar, syntax, and punctuation, knowing how to organize your writing is one of the most important parts of creating the actual paper. I'm almost finished my graduate degree at George Washington University, concentrating in International Relations, so I've written quite a few papers, including my thesis. I would love to help you write yours.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Thee math portion of the ACT is designed to measure math skills that high school students are expected to learn by the end of their junior year in high school. Standardized math tests provide an objective way for college admissions officers to evaluate the level of math skills students have, regardless of the courses they took or grades they earned in high school. The math component of the ACT standardized test has 60 questions, and test takers are allowed 60 minutes to complete this portion of the exam. The math questions on the ACT are multiple choice, as are all questions on this exam. However, multiple choice does not mean that a test taker who does not have math skills will likely be able to guess his or her way to an outstanding score. Standardized math tests generally require testers to use their reasoning abilities to solve practical math examples. Students are allowed to use calculators on the ACT. Test takers will need to know basic formulas and possess the ability to perform basic computations in order to successfully answer standardized math test questions. I can help a student brush up on math before the test, going over the range of problems on the test in order to identify weaknesses that need additional practice. Then we can schedule sessions (I recommend about 90 minutes each) as needed in order to address these problem areas. The student can also help shape and direction of these sessions.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Studying for SAT math requires a comprehensive review of algebra I and geometry skills. In addition, the student needs to learn good strategies for taking standardized tests, which are designed to produce a curve of high to low results by the students who take them. Taking a practice test is important because stress can have a significantly negative impact on test scores. When a student is unsure of an answer, they should know how to be able to narrow down the answers to only to multiple choice options and know which sections they should or should not guess at an answer.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Studying for SAT reading requires a comprehensive review of vocabulary and the English language, including grammar, sentence structure, syntax, and diction. The student is also at an advantage of they have read several of the classic novels that the test creators are likely to pull excerpts from when asking the student about reading passages. I like to review books that the student has already read and go over the Cliffnotes/Sparknotes of other likely candidates mentioned on the test in lieu of reading the books cover to cover.
ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT

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5 stars plus !

Such an amazing human being! Bobbie goes way beyond to reach her students! Bobbie is patient and has a gift for reaching her students intellectually! We found a pot of gold finding her ! Book with Bobbie there isn’t enough stars to give her !

SHARONDA, 19 lessons with Bobbie

Compassionate

Bobbie is very thorough when explaining the work. Bobbie is very compassionate & patient. My son has a better understanding now in his current Math lesson. We will be booking again .

SHARONDA, 19 lessons with Bobbie

Fantastic

Book with Bobbie ! She is phenomenal!!! We will be having weekly sessions! Book for yourself and she will not disappoint! Definitely worth it !

SHARONDA, 19 lessons with Bobbie

Highly recommend! Patient, knowledgeable and kind

I was cleaning while my daughter was tutoring with Bobbie and I kept hearing "Oooohh!!!" and I would peek over there and see her eyes alight with learning! It was so wonderful! All it took was one session for Bobbie to make my daughter understand the principles that she needed to succeed in geometry. Bobbie even messaged right after their session because she thought of some additional information she wanted to impart to my daughter. I would highly recommend her and will definitely use her again if my daughter needs some additional support. She's a lovely lady.

Terri, 1 lesson with Bobbie

Great informative tutor

My son is working with Bobbie on an overview to prepare for his SAT’s and is feeling great about their session today! My son had Another great session today with Bobbie for SAT review! My son had a 3rd SAT review today and said it went GREAT! Thank you, Bobbie!

Breanne, 3 lessons with Bobbie

Great informative tutor

My son is working with Bobbie on an overview to prepare for his SAT’s and is feeling great about their session today! My son had Another great session today with Bobbie for SAT review!

Breanne, 3 lessons with Bobbie

Great informative tutor

My son is working with Bobbie on an overview to prepare for his SAT’s and is feeling great about their session today!

Breanne, 3 lessons with Bobbie

Outstanding Tutor!

My daughter has had few sessions with Bobbie so far in Algebra II and she is already doing so much better. For the first time, my daughter is actually enjoying her tutoring sessions and looks forward to it because Bobbie makes it fun and teaches her in a way she can easily understand. Bobbie is very patient, knowledgeable and professional. My daughter continues to benefit from her tutoring and I am so grateful to have found Bobbie as a tutor and will continue to use her.

Martha, 7 lessons with Bobbie

Jen

Bobbie was so helpful and explained things in a way that made geology interesting and easy to comprehend. She is the best! I did well on my test and no longer find geology boring.

Jaleh, 1 lesson with Bobbie
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