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Donna M.

Norfolk, VA

$45/hour

Elementary and High School Biology Tutor (30 yrs. exp.)

In-person lessons

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University of South Florida

Education

University of South Florida

About Donna

I have a degree in Zoology and another in Elementary Education. I started my career as an elementary teacher and moved on to teach high school biology. I have had a great rapport with my students and being able to draw well has been a great benefit allowing me to simply illustrate abstract ideas and processes that are difficult for some students to understand. I still have contact with many of my former students via Facebook and keeping up with their progress gives me much satisfaction. I am patient. If a student has trouble understanding a concept I will go out of my way to find a way to help them understand. I emphasize study skills along with my subject matter as science has a language all it's own. Simply memorizing without understanding does little to retain the concepts the student must learn. I taught for thirty years and retired in 2010. I miss seeing the satisfaction on a student's face when they have that moment of "Now I get it!" I believe that the person I am helping is the most important part of the relationship. If the relationship is good the student will learn. Finally, I graduated with a GPA of 3.5 in Zoology and a 4.0 in Education. I love science and get excited teaching it to young people. It impacts so much of our lives that I feel it is absolutely necessary to modern life. I try to pass on my enthusiasm to my students. I think I have been successful in this as many of my students went on to work in the medical field and others have majored in science when they went to college. I have a degree in Zoology and another in Elementary Education. I started my career as an elementary teacher and moved on to teach high school Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Norfolk, VA 23518
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
Science:
Biology, Genetics, Geology, Zoology
Art:
Painting
English:
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

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University of South Florida

Education

University of South Florida

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Donna will travel within 10 miles of Norfolk, VA 23518.