Valerie L.


Valerie L.

Tutor

Concord, MA 01742

Will travel 20 miles

$75 per hour.

4.97 739 ratings

Results-producing Tutor for Science, English, Writing, Career Advisor

I teach students to become self-aware about how they think and to learn new ways of thinking that empower them to achieve their academic and life goals. My passion is to inspire a love of learning, the acquisition of new -- or the maturation of existing -- knowledge, skills, and abilities. There is nothing more satisfying than to have a student achieve their academic and personal goals. In other words, becoming their personal and, ultimately, professional best. My students achieve their a... [more]


Algebra 1


American History


Biology


Chemistry


Vocabulary


Grammar


Microsoft Excel

Because I am a scientist-consultant, I have used Excel for a range of tasks, from the most simple to very complicated uses for data management.


General Computer


Microsoft Word


Microsoft PowerPoint


Reading


Writing

I have more than 20 years experience in professional and technical writing. My business experience, including writing content for websites and social media, has provided me with the ability to connect and communicate with a variety of audiences. My background as a scientist provides me with a unique ability to assess problems and to determine facts and evidence to support conclusions and solutions. These skills, combined with my knowledge of English vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation enable me to effectively communicate through writing. Because of my writing skills, knowledge, and editing abilities, I am often hired to help clients improve their writing skills.


Geography


English


ESL/ESOL

I have tutored ESL at the university level for a variety of students who spoke English as a second language, including native speakers of Chinese and Arabic.


HTML


World History


Proofreading


SAT Reading


SAT Writing


Geology


Art History


Ecology


Spelling


ACT English


Elementary Math


Elementary Science


Study Skills

I am qualified to tutor study skills for several reasons. I successfully completed a bachelor's in environmental science and a master's in earth science as an a student. During my work on my master's, I was a teaching assistant who successfully helped college freshmen learn how to think about learning the subject they studied and how to study the material. Two of my recent students were not doing well in their classes. As their academic tutor, I identified how they learn -- comprehend, process, and anchor information -- and helped them become self-aware around their individual learning style. I then developed a learning/study strategy that worked very well for them both. In fact, one of these students just improved her test scores, going from a C to a 96% after just two tutoring sessions with me and implementing her new learning/study strategy.


Web Design

I have five years experience creating websites using content management systems, such as WordPress and Hubspot. I design, create graphical and written content, and build websites.


Career Development

I have more than five years experience as a career ownership and development coach. The career level of my clients includes those at the high school, college/university, entry, experienced, and top executive levels. The foundation of my experience is more than 20 years in business, as an employee and consultant; as well as holding senior positions in management, including operations. My work with clients has been very effective, with all of my clients being able to identify an authentic career, create an appropriate set of strategies for achieving their goals, and then reaching them.


College Counseling

I have worked as an academic coach with high school and college students for five years. I use a variety of assessments, such as the combined MBTI/Strong Interest Inventory, to help them become more self-aware of how they relate to the world and to identify their values, strengths, interests, and abilities. Through this work I assist them in determining the best path for their ultimate career and academic options. I also assist students in writing highly literate, targeted personal statements, ensuring that they are presenting an engaged and authentic self to admissions officers.


Microsoft Outlook

I am a consulting scientist/business owner with more than 20 years experience using the Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook. I have extensive experience using all Outlook features, including setting up Exchange, POP, and IMAP accounts; calendaring and task scheduling.


Microsoft Windows

I am a consulting scientist/business owner with more than 20 years experience using Microsoft Windows for PCs and as dual platforms for Macs. My skills include installing software and hardware such as monitors, printers, external storage, cameras, etc.; setting up user and email accounts; adjusting settings for everything from the display to virus scanning and firewalls.


Microsoft Publisher

I am a consulting scientist/business owner with more than five years experience using Microsoft Publisher for creating marketing materials, including business cards and brochures.