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Andreas S.

Vienna, VA

$35/hour

Tutor in Geography, Earth Sciences and Social Studies

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— Valerie, Alexandria, VA on 4/9/15

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BSc Degree
Geography
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Master's
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Master's

Education

BSc Degree (Geography)

University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Master's)

University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Master's)

About Andreas

Hi. My name is Andreas and I love sharing the joy of learning through tutoring. I have many years of experience teaching students from preschool age to adults in a variety of subject matter and countries. I am originally from Denmark but I relocated to Fairfax County in August 2013 with my family after living and working overseas for many years. I hold a Master’s degree in International Development and Geography and speak multiple languages (e.g. Portuguese, Swahili and Danish). I am teaching Earth Science at a Highs School in Prince Williams County but I have also been working as a special education teacher (long-term substitute ) in Fairfax County Public Schools for several years 2014.

My approach to tutoring is to involve parents and students in the planning and creation of lesson plans in order to make the coursework relevant, practical, and interesting for the students. I encourage students to ask questions during the tutoring and I am always trying to organize the material and information in a way that the student will understand. As a father of two, I know the importance to create a fun and safe learning environment where students enjoy learning.
Hi. My name is Andreas and I love sharing the joy of learning through tutoring. I have many years of experience teaching students from preschool age to adults in a variety of subject matter and countries. I am originally from Denmark but I relocated to Fairfax County in August 2013 with Read more

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Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Vienna, VA 22181
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor!!"

- Valerie, Alexandria, VA on 4/9/15
Math:
Elementary Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra
Science:
Geology
English:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Reading
Sports/Recreation:
Martial Arts

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Elementary Math

I always did well in Math in High School and it was a subject that I could understand quickly, but I could also understand it in a way to teach others.

I have home-schooled my oldest son in Math (currently in 2nd grade). After graduating from University, I taught 7th-8th grade students in Math (in Denmark) for one full term. Earlier this year I passed the PRAXIS exams for Core Math (5732) and the Middle School Math (5169), both with a high score.

Currently I am working as a substitute teacher in Fairfax County’s Elementary Schools, where I often teach or assist children in learning and understanding Math. I would also love to help your child improve his/her Math skills and gain more confidence in the subject matter. Feel free to contact me for more information.

Geography

I have always loved Geography and recall sitting and looking in my dad's atlas from when I was a young kid. I still enjoy looking at maps and learning new interesting facts about different countries and cultures.

This 'passion' of mine has resulted in a Master's degree in Geography from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), as well as first hand experience and insights into different countries and cultures due to extensive travel and jobs overseas.

Whether you need to improve your knowledge or appreciation of Geography (both Human Geography and Physical Geography) I am your 'geographer'.....

Geology

Similarly to my love for Geography, I also enjoy Geology and Earth Sciences in general, as there is a huge overlap with Physical Geography, which was part of my university studies.

I am very curious about the physical environment and I enjoy understanding some of the physical and geological processes behind what has and still is forming our environment. This ranges from tectonic plate movements and volcanoes to rocks and minerals and severe weather phenomena.

Let me know how I can help.

Martial Arts

I have been practicing Brazilian Capoeira fro approximately 15 years and teaching for 12 years. I have taught all age groups (children, teens and adults) in various countries and in various languages. I have founded and managed two capoeira groups in the United Kingdom and Uganda respectively.
I belong to a very well-known Capoeira group called 'Senzala', where I have reached the purple cord level (8th level out of 11).

Microsoft Excel

I have intermediate user knowledge of Microsoft Excel and I feel comfortable working with Excel at that level. I manage my budget using Excel and have used it in a work context for several years. Excel is a unique program, and there is always more to learn but I can help you get the basics straight.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Throughout my professional career I have prepared various presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. I have used it to complete a variety of tasks, ranging from simple presentations to more “advanced” ones which include tables, charts, and other graphic elements (e.g. pictures). Preparing a PowerPoint presentation often feels more like fun than work, as the program provides the user with a lot of options to be creative and give your presentation a "wow" factor.

Microsoft Word

I have used Microsoft Word since 1995 when I started at University, using it for various school related projects and assignments. Since then I have used it at work to complete a variety of tasks, ranging from simple memos to complex professional documents and/or proposals with table of contents, charts, graphs, tables, page numbering, footnotes etc. I am proficient in all of the basic functions, and many of the advanced ones as well but with Word you can always find new features to learn and apply in your work.

MS Word is not difficult to learn and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others. Feel free to contact me for more information and details about your specific needs.

Prealgebra

I have taught 7th-8th grade students in Math (in Denmark) for one full term.

In October 2015 I passed the PRAXIS exam for Middle School Math (5169) with a high score, which includes a lot of prealegbra math.

Social Studies

I have a Master's degree in Geography and International Studies, which are both a part of Social Studies. As part of getting my teaching certificate for Social Studies I passed the PRAXIS test for Social Studies for Middle School and High School last fall (2015) with a very high score in both.

As part of my field placement I also taught 10th graders in AP World History and 12th graders in US VA Government at West Potomac High School in Alexandria.

BSc Degree
Geography
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Master's
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Master's

Education

BSc Degree (Geography)

University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Master's)

University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Master's)

Great Tutor!! — Andreas is a wonderful tutor. I was under a deadline at work and he went above and beyond my expectations as a tutor. He was patient, explained what needed to be corrected and why. I have actually grown through this tutoring experience with him. Andreas even suggested that we explore other methods of tutoring that will enhance my skills. This first time experience with Andreas was great. The ...

— Valerie, Alexandria, VA on 4/9/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Andreas will travel within 12 miles of Vienna, VA 22181.