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Diana F.

I've very recently realized my dream of moving to Portland, and I'm looking for a chance to use my substantial technical and scientific education and experience to help people. I speak Spanish, I'm an excellent writer with a large vocabulary, and I enjoy the company of kids and teens, having two of my own. I really love math and science, and I want to show people how fun and exciting they are. I have a BS in astronomy from the California Institute of Technology (1986) and an MS in astronomy from the University of Arizona (1991.) I volunteered in my children's classrooms all through elementary and middle school, tutoring students who were having trouble keeping up in math. My kids attended a bilingual immersion school (River Glen in San Jose, CA) so most of this tutoring was actually done in Spanish. I try to connect new concepts with ones the student is already familiar with, and focus on the underlying logic rather than rote techniques. I also think it is very important for students to be able to estimate quantities to gauge whether an answer makes physical sense.Fun Facts: I ran for governor of California in 2008, when I got to go on TV on the Jay Leno show. For the past five years, I've been teaching cooking on a farm, where I've made lunch for up to 100 people at a time. And I can tell you how long an elephant seal can stay underwater and why it sheds its skin.

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I've very recently realized my dream of moving to Portland, and I'm looking for a chance to use my substantial technical and scientific education and experience to help people. I speak Spanish, I'm an excellent writer with a large vocabulary, and I enjoy the company of kids and teens, having two of my own. I really love math and science, and I want to show people how fun and exciting they are. I have a BS in astronomy from the California Institute of Technology (1986) and an MS in astronomy from the University of Arizona (1991.) I volunteered in my children's classrooms all through elementary and middle school, tutoring students who were having trouble keeping up in math. My kids attended a bilingual immersion school (River Glen in San Jose, CA) so most of this tutoring was actually done in Spanish. I try to connect new concepts with ones the student is already familiar with, and focus on the underlying logic rather than rote techniques. I also think it is very important for students to be able to estimate quantities to gauge whether an answer makes physical sense.Fun Facts: I ran for governor of California in 2008, when I got to go on TV on the Jay Leno show. For the past five years, I've been teaching cooking on a farm, where I've made lunch for up to 100 people at a time. And I can tell you how long an elephant seal can stay underwater and why it sheds its skin.

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Type of Tutoring In-Person, One-on-one
Locations Your Office, Student's Home

Tutoring Subjects

Mathematics: Algebra, Geometry

Tests: AP Calculus BC, AP Physics C: Mechanics, MCAT Writing, SAT Chemistry

Science: Astronomy, Materials Science

About Frog Tutoring

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Location
  4200 South Freeway Suite 608, Fort Worth, TX 76115
Phone
  (646) 448-8183
Website
  frogtutoring.com

Frog Tutoring says

In 2009, Roland Omene, a TCU bio-chemistry graduate, founded Frog Tutoring. The company originated in Fort Worth, TX, and is quickly expanding to cities all over the country. Frog Tutoring was founded under the belief that all students deserve tutoring regardless of age. We believe the first step in successful tutoring is finding the “right” tutor. That is why we only hire the top students and graduates from local colleges in the area. Each one of our well-trained tutors specializes in at least one area of expertise and is eager to aid in the academic success of the students they tutor. Frog Tutors are not just intelligent individuals, but role models who inspire their students to achieve success both academically and personally. - See more at: http://frogtutoring.com/about_us#sthash.ov47ISCO.dpuf

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