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Donna M.

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

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

$45/hour

  • Norfolk, VA 23518

About Donna


Bio

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...

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.


Education

University of South Florida
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Norfolk, VA 23518
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science

English

English, Writing

Homeschool

Biology, English, Writing

Most Popular

Biology, English, Writing

Science

Biology, Geology

Summer

Biology, Writing

$45/hour

Donna M.

$45/hour

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