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Vinni G.

Highly-Qualifed and Engaging: Writing, English, Biology and Chemistry

Highly-Qualifed and Engaging: Writing, English, Biology and Chemistry

$50/hour

  • 57 hours tutoring

About Vinni


Bio

Welcome Prospective Students and Parents!!

I have 3000+ hours of experience tutoring English, writing, and reading and a 3000+ hours tutoring general computers, biology, and chemistry.

Overview:
Over the course of the last few years, I have tutored grade, middle and high school students in writing, language, biology, chemistry and college board exam preparation (SAT, AP). I have also worked with corporate employees on improving their expository writing and speaking skills. Additionally, I...

Welcome Prospective Students and Parents!!

I have 3000+ hours of experience tutoring English, writing, and reading and a 3000+ hours tutoring general computers, biology, and chemistry.

Overview:
Over the course of the last few years, I have tutored grade, middle and high school students in writing, language, biology, chemistry and college board exam preparation (SAT, AP). I have also worked with corporate employees on improving their expository writing and speaking skills. Additionally, I have worked with many nonnative speakers to improve both their English skills and their comfort with the language. These experiences have resulted in exceptional results for my students like getting grades (e.g. moving from a C to an A in the course of a few assignments) or visibility that they did not anticipate. A long-lived passion of mine is teaching people how to write and express themselves clearly, confidently, and persuasively in every arena.

That said, I also have extensive experience and interest in the sciences--biology and chemistry, first and foremost. I grew up in a scientific milieu and had exposure to the natural sciences from an early age. I thus have a passion for and aptitude in tutoring both the humanities and the sciences. I have tutored a range of subjects from English, writing, reading, literature, SAT and ACT prep, ESL/ESOL, chemistry, biology, general computers as well as study and research skills. I have experience tutoring students at various levels including K-12, college students, adults, native and non-native speakers.

Philosophy and Skills:
My specialty is encouraging students to start where they are--with their own ideas, language and innate knowledge of a subject--and then building on that to illustrate how to hone their unique voice in order to get their message across cogently and effectively. Also, I am adept at helping students organize their thoughts and research in an iterative manner. I teach them how to go from "nothing" to "something." My skills encompass, but are not limited to th


Education

Duke University
English, Zoology
Tulane University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: If the lesson is skipped or missed without 24 notice, I reserve the right to charge for it. Extenuating circumstances and weather delays will be taken into consideration.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
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  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Art History

l have had a long history of exposure to many artistic traditions and have formally studied art history and Asian art in university as well as later on independently during my travels to Japan and Europe. I received perfect scores in my undergraduate art history survey courses at Duke. I am particularly interested in how different materials, media, and forms of expression create meaning, reveal / hide. I'm extraordinarily passionate about art and art history.

Business

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I am a former Microsoft employee. I have used various versions of Word for the last 25 years in roles such as a design specification writer, editor, and copywriter. I am a power user.

Computer

General Computer,

General Computer

I am a former Microsoft employee and have extensive exposure and understanding of a range of computer applications and skills.
HTML,

HTML

I am a former Microsoft employee and currently work in information technology. HTML is an entry-level skill for any technical, web-related role in the IT industry. I have maintained and edited web pages for most of my career and am thus proficient in HTML.
Microsoft Outlook,

Microsoft Outlook

I have been user of Microsoft Outlook for the last 20 years. I am a former Microsoft employee and am extraordinarily proficient in Outlook and most applications in the Office Suite.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I am a former Microsoft employee. I have used various versions of Word for the last 25 years in roles such as a design specification writer, editor, and copywriter. I am a power user.
SQL

SQL

I am a former Microsoft employee, a general techie and have extensive experience helping students with computers. I earned my MTS in SQL Server 2008 several years ago and have much experience writing stored procedures.  I have a good grasp of relational databases. Currently I am familiarizing myself with SQL 2016 and PowerBI. Over the years I have tutored a rage of different people in general computer knowledge from how the internet works, emailing, word processing, video conferencing with Skype, Zoom, and GotoMeeting, etc. as well as specific skills including Microsoft Office software, relational databases, SQL, and javascript from high school students to adults. I also have a professional background in user experience design, business process and design specification writing and writing copy for web content.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker with a Master's in English. I have tutored numerous students--both native and non-native--from grade school through all levels of university and working professionals in ESOL.
French,

French

I am a Francophile and learned French as a high school student and undergraduate. I grew up in the in New Orleans in a French milieu and have been hearing it for most of my life. I have a graduate level reading and intermediate speaking proficiency in the language. I currently am heavily engaged in French culture, language, literature, and cuisine. I thoroughly enjoy sharing my passions with others. Additionally, I have a background teaching language to foreign students.
General Computer,

General Computer

I am a former Microsoft employee and have extensive exposure and understanding of a range of computer applications and skills.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have a Master's in English and am extremely well-versed in grammar, usage, diction, not to mention rhetoric and style. I also can explain the logic behind many grammar rules.
HTML,

HTML

I am a former Microsoft employee and currently work in information technology. HTML is an entry-level skill for any technical, web-related role in the IT industry. I have maintained and edited web pages for most of my career and am thus proficient in HTML.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I am a former Microsoft employee. I have used various versions of Word for the last 25 years in roles such as a design specification writer, editor, and copywriter. I am a power user.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have a Master's degree in English. Additionally, I have 20+ years of experience proofreading, editing, and copywriting professionally.
SQL

SQL

I am a former Microsoft employee, a general techie and have extensive experience helping students with computers. I earned my MTS in SQL Server 2008 several years ago and have much experience writing stored procedures.  I have a good grasp of relational databases. Currently I am familiarizing myself with SQL 2016 and PowerBI. Over the years I have tutored a rage of different people in general computer knowledge from how the internet works, emailing, word processing, video conferencing with Skype, Zoom, and GotoMeeting, etc. as well as specific skills including Microsoft Office software, relational databases, SQL, and javascript from high school students to adults. I also have a professional background in user experience design, business process and design specification writing and writing copy for web content.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have a Master's in English and am extremely well-versed in grammar, usage, diction, not to mention rhetoric and style. I also can explain the logic behind many grammar rules.
Reading,

Reading

I've tutored numerous students in such a capacity with results. I passed the Wyzant Reading exam with a perfect score. I have an advanced English degree and am passionate about inculcating an interest and proficiency in language arts and skills in my students.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I hold a Master's in English. I'm constantly being complimented on my own vocabulary. I've helped many students improve their vocabulary by introducing them to roots, cognates, prefixes, and suffixes so they can make educated guesses when they encounter words they don't know. I also facilitate learning vocabulary through reading comprehension and writing exercises.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I understand the nature of college board exams and the strategies and tactics required to excel at them.
English,

English

I am a native English speaker. I have a Master's in English Language and Literature. I have taught undergraduates English composition and literature as a instructor at the university level. Over the years I have tutored a range of different people in reading, writing, and conversation--both native English speakers and non-native, from grade school students to adults. I also have a professional background in business process and design specification writing and writing copy for web content.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker with a Master's in English. I have tutored numerous students--both native and non-native--from grade school through all levels of university and working professionals in ESOL.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have a Master's in English and am extremely well-versed in grammar, usage, diction, not to mention rhetoric and style. I also can explain the logic behind many grammar rules.
Literature,

Literature

As an undergraduate, I majored in English literature with a focus on cultural studies and postcolonial literature. I also possess a Master's in English literature with an emphasis on American modernism. Currently I participate in the Seattle literary community via Hugo House, a non-profit whose mission is to educate people about literature and encourage people from all walks of life to read and write.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have a Master's degree in English. Additionally, I have 20+ years of experience proofreading, editing, and copywriting professionally.
Reading,

Reading

I've tutored numerous students in such a capacity with results. I passed the Wyzant Reading exam with a perfect score. I have an advanced English degree and am passionate about inculcating an interest and proficiency in language arts and skills in my students.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have a Master's in English and understand the nuances of reading effectively in English. The SAT reading section poses significant challenges to students. I facilitate success in SAT reading comprehension by teaching test strategies, building vocabulary, imparting annotation tactics and having the student tackle difficult texts iteratively. I have a long history of tutoring students for college board tests.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have a lot of experience tutoring kids for the reading and writing sections of the SAT, ACT, and PSAT exams.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I hold a Master's in English. I'm constantly being complimented on my own vocabulary. I've helped many students improve their vocabulary by introducing them to roots, cognates, prefixes, and suffixes so they can make educated guesses when they encounter words they don't know. I also facilitate learning vocabulary through reading comprehension and writing exercises.
Writing

Writing

I have a Master's degree in English and have taught numerous students writing over the years. I enjoy inculcating a passion for the English language and empowering people with the tools to develop their own voice and express themselves persuasively and articulately.

History

American History,

American History

I studied American history as a high school student. I have experience tutoring students on a range of American history topics including the Seven Years War, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, Lincoln's speeches, the Civil War, yellow journalism, women's suffrage, the Great Depression, Prohibition, WWI, WWII, the Korean War, the Cold War and the Vietnam War.
Art History,

Art History

l have had a long history of exposure to many artistic traditions and have formally studied art history and Asian art in university as well as later on independently during my travels to Japan and Europe. I received perfect scores in my undergraduate art history survey courses at Duke. I am particularly interested in how different materials, media, and forms of expression create meaning, reveal / hide. I'm extraordinarily passionate about art and art history.
World History

World History

I'm widely traveled. I grew up in a multicultural home. I've studied world history, art history, and world literature. I'm a voracious reader. I have extensive experience facilitating the writing of term papers on world history and literature topics outside of Wyzant.

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I grew up in a scientific milieu. Both my parents were doctors. I started out premed in the beginning of my undergraduate career and performed very well in cell biology, microbiology, physiology and genetics. I have a strong interest with how our bodies work and the processes underlying human, animal, and plant lives.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have years of experience tutoring K-12 and college students. In high school, I got a 5 on the Chemistry AP exam and performed well in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry in college. I am passionate about the subject.
English,

English

I am a native English speaker. I have a Master's in English Language and Literature. I have taught undergraduates English composition and literature as a instructor at the university level. Over the years I have tutored a range of different people in reading, writing, and conversation--both native English speakers and non-native, from grade school students to adults. I also have a professional background in business process and design specification writing and writing copy for web content.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker with a Master's in English. I have tutored numerous students--both native and non-native--from grade school through all levels of university and working professionals in ESOL.
French,

French

I am a Francophile and learned French as a high school student and undergraduate. I grew up in the in New Orleans in a French milieu and have been hearing it for most of my life. I have a graduate level reading and intermediate speaking proficiency in the language. I currently am heavily engaged in French culture, language, literature, and cuisine. I thoroughly enjoy sharing my passions with others. Additionally, I have a background teaching language to foreign students.
Reading,

Reading

I've tutored numerous students in such a capacity with results. I passed the Wyzant Reading exam with a perfect score. I have an advanced English degree and am passionate about inculcating an interest and proficiency in language arts and skills in my students.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have a Master's in English and understand the nuances of reading effectively in English. The SAT reading section poses significant challenges to students. I facilitate success in SAT reading comprehension by teaching test strategies, building vocabulary, imparting annotation tactics and having the student tackle difficult texts iteratively. I have a long history of tutoring students for college board tests.
Writing

Writing

I have a Master's degree in English and have taught numerous students writing over the years. I enjoy inculcating a passion for the English language and empowering people with the tools to develop their own voice and express themselves persuasively and articulately.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker with a Master's in English. I have tutored numerous students--both native and non-native--from grade school through all levels of university and working professionals in ESOL.
French

French

I am a Francophile and learned French as a high school student and undergraduate. I grew up in the in New Orleans in a French milieu and have been hearing it for most of my life. I have a graduate level reading and intermediate speaking proficiency in the language. I currently am heavily engaged in French culture, language, literature, and cuisine. I thoroughly enjoy sharing my passions with others. Additionally, I have a background teaching language to foreign students.

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

I grew up in a scientific milieu. Both my parents were doctors. I started out premed in the beginning of my undergraduate career and performed very well in cell biology, microbiology, physiology and genetics. I have a strong interest with how our bodies work and the processes underlying human, animal, and plant lives.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have years of experience tutoring K-12 and college students. In high school, I got a 5 on the Chemistry AP exam and performed well in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry in college. I am passionate about the subject.
English,

English

I am a native English speaker. I have a Master's in English Language and Literature. I have taught undergraduates English composition and literature as a instructor at the university level. Over the years I have tutored a range of different people in reading, writing, and conversation--both native English speakers and non-native, from grade school students to adults. I also have a professional background in business process and design specification writing and writing copy for web content.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker with a Master's in English. I have tutored numerous students--both native and non-native--from grade school through all levels of university and working professionals in ESOL.
French,

French

I am a Francophile and learned French as a high school student and undergraduate. I grew up in the in New Orleans in a French milieu and have been hearing it for most of my life. I have a graduate level reading and intermediate speaking proficiency in the language. I currently am heavily engaged in French culture, language, literature, and cuisine. I thoroughly enjoy sharing my passions with others. Additionally, I have a background teaching language to foreign students.
Reading,

Reading

I've tutored numerous students in such a capacity with results. I passed the Wyzant Reading exam with a perfect score. I have an advanced English degree and am passionate about inculcating an interest and proficiency in language arts and skills in my students.
Writing

Writing

I have a Master's degree in English and have taught numerous students writing over the years. I enjoy inculcating a passion for the English language and empowering people with the tools to develop their own voice and express themselves persuasively and articulately.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker with a Master's in English. I have tutored numerous students--both native and non-native--from grade school through all levels of university and working professionals in ESOL.

Science

Biology,

Biology

I grew up in a scientific milieu. Both my parents were doctors. I started out premed in the beginning of my undergraduate career and performed very well in cell biology, microbiology, physiology and genetics. I have a strong interest with how our bodies work and the processes underlying human, animal, and plant lives.
Botany,

Botany

I am a garden consultant by profession and have a certification from Edmonds Community College in Ornamental Horticulture. I have been involved in botany and horticulture for 15+ years.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have years of experience tutoring K-12 and college students. In high school, I got a 5 on the Chemistry AP exam and performed well in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry in college. I am passionate about the subject.
Genetics,

Genetics

I took several classes in Genetics as an undergraduate. I enjoyed it tremendously. I grew up in a scientific milieu and had exposure to genetics, biology, chemistry, physiology, organic chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology. I was pre-med for the first 2.5 years of university. I have a passion for and an aptitude in tutoring the natural sciences.
Psychology,

Psychology

I have a personal interest in psychology. I took several courses in psychology as an undergraduate. As a graduate student, I read Freud and Jung and applied psychoanalytic perspectives to the analysis of literature. To this day, I continue read on psychological topics--e.g. material on language acquisition, persuasion, motivation, focus and presence.
Zoology

Zoology

I majored in Zoology as an undergraduate.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I grew up in a scientific milieu. Both my parents were doctors. I started out premed in the beginning of my undergraduate career and performed very well in cell biology, microbiology, physiology and genetics. I have a strong interest with how our bodies work and the processes underlying human, animal, and plant lives.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have years of experience tutoring K-12 and college students. In high school, I got a 5 on the Chemistry AP exam and performed well in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry in college. I am passionate about the subject.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker with a Master's in English. I have tutored numerous students--both native and non-native--from grade school through all levels of university and working professionals in ESOL.
French,

French

I am a Francophile and learned French as a high school student and undergraduate. I grew up in the in New Orleans in a French milieu and have been hearing it for most of my life. I have a graduate level reading and intermediate speaking proficiency in the language. I currently am heavily engaged in French culture, language, literature, and cuisine. I thoroughly enjoy sharing my passions with others. Additionally, I have a background teaching language to foreign students.
Reading,

Reading

I've tutored numerous students in such a capacity with results. I passed the Wyzant Reading exam with a perfect score. I have an advanced English degree and am passionate about inculcating an interest and proficiency in language arts and skills in my students.
Writing

Writing

I have a Master's degree in English and have taught numerous students writing over the years. I enjoy inculcating a passion for the English language and empowering people with the tools to develop their own voice and express themselves persuasively and articulately.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I understand the nature of college board exams and the strategies and tactics required to excel at them.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have a Master's in English and understand the nuances of reading effectively in English. The SAT reading section poses significant challenges to students. I facilitate success in SAT reading comprehension by teaching test strategies, building vocabulary, imparting annotation tactics and having the student tackle difficult texts iteratively. I have a long history of tutoring students for college board tests.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have a lot of experience tutoring kids for the reading and writing sections of the SAT, ACT, and PSAT exams.

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Incredible passion and knowledge

Vinni is awesome. She made such a tremendous difference in my son's thinking in just one session. He clearly needed some help formulating a great thesis and she was able to not only assist him in accomplishing that but also trigger sincere interest in wrtitig that he didn't have prior. I wish we would have found her a few years ago. Great tutor/mentor. Very passionate about her work. Forever grateful!

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