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Mary W.

Richmond, VA

$50/hour

Retired science teacher

In-person lessons

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Virginia Union University
Biology
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Graduate Coursework

Education

Virginia Union University (Biology)

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) (Graduate Coursework)

About Mary

I am a recently retired science teacher from the Department of Juvenile Justice. I love to work with young adults and have been doing so for many years, even outside of school, as a church tutor. I relate to students very well as I try to keep up with events and trends they favor.I have a sense of humor and much knowledge of this age group, having worked with this group for last 14 years and having grandchildren in the teen years.
I am also very well versed in differentiated instruction as many of my children in DJJ were special needs with IEP's. This did not deter them from learning in that I quickly recognized their learning modality and focused on it.
In 2013, my biology students at DJJ had 90% passing SOL scores and Earth Science 87% passing. Only one from each course did not pass. Working at my new location, I've found it much tougher to get those kind o results, but have had more students passing my science SOL's than other core areas combined. I find this amazing, since these kids suffer many challenges.
If you feel like you just don't get it, I can help you with organization , learning concepts, so as not to depend on just memory. I can make it easy and fun with video, power points with notes and diagrams. I can also assist you with strategies to test taking and ideas for being successful in class, such as better note-taking.
I am a recently retired science teacher from the Department of Juvenile Justice. I love to work with young adults and have been doing so for many years, even outside of school, as a church tutor. I relate to students very well as I try to keep up with events and trends they favor.I have a Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Richmond, VA 23222
In-person lessons
Math:
SAT Math
Science:
Biology, Ecology, Genetics,
Geology, Physical Science
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, GED, SAT Math

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Genetics

I have taught Biology for approximately 9 years off and on depending on need. I have with Department of Juvenile Justice last seven years and some years only teach Environmental Science, Earth Science. I've taught Biology he last two years and feel quite prepared to tutor genetics, one of my favorite concepts.

Virginia Union University
Biology
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Graduate Coursework

Education

Virginia Union University (Biology)

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 20 miles of Richmond, VA 23222.