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Marissa S.

Woodbridge, VA

$50/hour

Patient Tutor Specializing in Biology, English, Test Prep, and More!

Background check passed as of 9/19/13
4.9 average from 10 ratings
Great tutor!
— Jessica, Woodbridge, VA on 11/9/14

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Radford University
Biology
Southern Illinois University
Master's
Virginia Tech
PhD

Education

Radford University (Biology)

Southern Illinois University (Master's)

Virginia Tech (PhD)

About Marissa

I have a PhD in the sciences, teaching experience at the college level, and several years of experience as a substitute teacher and tutor in K-12, undergraduate, and graduate classes. I enjoy working with students of all ages and abilities.

My primary goal is to make subjects more interesting to students to increase understanding and information retention. I aim to help students gain a working knowledge rather than rely on memorization to survive one test at a time. This helps them learn more on their own as well as see how the information applies in other courses they're taking and is relevant to 'the real world'.

I offer intensive individual tutoring to focus on individual students' needs as well as facilitating group tutoring at a reduced rate per student to help students learn to study with and learn from each other more effectively.

I currently tutor in Woodbridge, Fairfax and Chantilly.

Individual tutoring- $50/hr
Group tutoring- $25/hr per student (minimum of 3 students)
I have a PhD in the sciences, teaching experience at the college level, and several years of experience as a substitute teacher and tutor in K-12, undergraduate, and graduate classes. I enjoy working with students of all ages and abilities.

My primary goal is to make subjects more interesting to students to increase understanding and
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Additional options: Online tutoring $35/hour Group tutoring $25/hour per student (minimum of 3 students) Long-term tutoring rates are negotiable

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Woodbridge, VA 22193
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor!"

- Jessica, Woodbridge, VA on 11/9/14
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology, Zoology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks, SAS
Language:
TOEFL
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, QuickBooks

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have taught and tutored students of many learning disabilities including ADD/ADHD. In addition to helping these students learn the course material, I also have experience helping them find an organizational system that will work for them and enable them to be successful in their courses.

Aspergers

I have several years of volunteer experience with students with autism and Asperger's at a special needs school.

Zoology

I've taken and taught several courses on zoology and Animal Science. I have also taught comparative anatomy and animal behavior courses for undergraduates.

Radford University
Biology
Southern Illinois University
Master's
Virginia Tech
PhD

Education

Radford University (Biology)

Southern Illinois University (Master's)

Virginia Tech (PhD)

Great tutor! — Marissa made biology so much easier to understand and she really helped me. I understand so much more of what we learn in class and the homework is so much easier! She answers emails really fast if I have questions. She's awesome!! ...

— Jessica, Woodbridge, VA on 11/9/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Additional options: Online tutoring $35/hour Group tutoring $25/hour per student (minimum of 3 students) Long-term tutoring rates are negotiable

Travel policy

Marissa will travel within 15 miles of Woodbridge, VA 22193.