Hello! My name is Vonnie, and I love making school EASY. I began my tutoring career during my college years working for Miami University's tutoring center, and now, I work for myself! I believe it is my responsibility to identify the miscommunication and resolve it. One of the most common issues I come across is... study skills and the anxiety that stems, and I show students exactly WHAT they need to do (organization, time management, and note taking) and HOW they can make learning EASY (a... [more]

Algebra 1

I am a math person and have excelled in any course that is math related. I have tutored up to college level algebra II at Miami University, and I have the understanding and insight of mathematics to help any student succeed in algebra I! Gain a solid foundation for all future math courses by mastering order of operations. Master topics such as: expressing variables adding/subtracting integers adding/subtracting rational numbers multiply/dividing rational numbers solving equations solving inequalities linear equations graphing polynomials data analysis radicals factoring

Chemistry

I have three years of chemistry tutoring at the college level. Chemistry is presumed to be a very difficult subject for most, but most people cannot fully understand this subject by reading a text book or listening to a lecture. It is a very literal subject best explained using visual aids, examples, and real life scenarios. Master topics such as: matter stoichiometry enthalpy balancing equations oxidation numbers gas laws kinetics acid/base reactions rate of reaction naming compounds forming products nuclear chemistry

Grammar

Understanding how to correctly use grammar is key in becoming a good writer. Grammar is one of those subjects that over the course of a lifetime will never go away, and fortunately, learning correct grammar is just like learning how to ride a bike. Once you figure it out, you never forget! Master topics such as: sentence structure diagramming clauses and phrases verb conjugations correct case of pronouns run-on sentences subordinate and coordinate conjunctions punctuation capitalization abbreviations

Geometry

As a tutor, it is my job to teach students HOW to understand geometry. Success in geometry is all about developing a literal thought process, not just memorizing theorems, laws, and rules. Master topics such as: linear expressions angles parallelograms triangles polygons congruence parameter and surface area for 2D shapes parameter, surface area, and volume for 3D shapes theorems and laws

Prealgebra

Taking the time to master prealgebra will set your child up for succeeding in any future math course. It is so important that students take the time to understand and master prealgebra because these basic principles are applied all the way through high school and beyond. Confidence in this subject area is very important! Master topics such as: order of operations calculating exponents writing algebraic expressions word problems distribution graphing

SSAT

Elementary Math

Mastering basic math principles at the elementary level is crucial for success in all future math courses. Struggling in math is not uncommon for elementary students, but with a little bit of patience, explanation, and practice, math will no longer be a source of anxiety and disappointment. Believe it or not, but I can make math fun for your little one! Master life skills such as: telling time counting coins measurements English and metric systems Master topics such as: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in whole numbers, fractions, and decimals multiplication tables number patterns and mathematical trends factorization

Zoology

I majored in zoology at Miami University because I love learning about animals and uncovering all aspects of life. My senior capstone was in animal behavior, and I have taken courses such as invertebrate zoology, environmental ecology, cell biology, and primate biology and behavior. I love sharing my interest and passion for the beautiful and puzzling animal kingdom!

ISEE

I tutored for the ISEE when I worked for Varsity Tutors. I helped students review and practice strategies for the 5 sections on the ISEE. Verbal Section -Vocabulary strategies: memorizing prefixes and roots, applying prefixes and roots to the definition, labeling words as positive/negative, ruling out synonyms, using own context -Sentence Completion: matching positive/negative, using context clues, applying process of elimination Mathematics Section -practice basic math skills such as multiplication tables, long-division, trends in numbers, and shortcuts to calculating -review fundamentals of algebra, geometry, and reading graphs -breaking down word problems Quantitative Section -review rules for eliminating certain answer choices -practice making column A look like column B -incorporating the importance of negative numbers and the concepts of greater than or less than Reading Section -review the 5 types of reading questions -practice paying attention to what is stated in the passage -focus on context clues to find what the author is inferring Writing Section -practice setting up an outline for intro, body, conclusion essay -go over the fundamentals for writing a persuasive essay as well as an essay in response to an open-ended question -practice using metaphors and imagery to be descriptive as well as spark the reader's interest