Welcome, Parents and Students!
High-End Tutoring by Award-Winning Teacher/Scientist
Thousands of Hours of One-on-One Tutoring Experience
Algebra, Chemistry, Biology, AP,
SAT, ACT, IAAT, Study Skills, Middle School Science, Pre-Algebra and Basic Math, TJ, and Much More...
My current rates are listed here. New customers may request a free 20-minute phone consultation.
Online sessions are easy- we can do this with FaceTime, Skype, or Google Hangouts, or by phone.
In-person sessions are offered at a local library in Burke VA or similar location. Home sessions are available within 10 miles of Burke VA.
High School (including honors, AP, IB and TJ, Middle School (including AAP), and more
Over 300 five-star ratings at WyzAnt
Thousands of hours of current tutoring experience
Top-Rated Professional Tutor
PhD, trained at Harvard, Berkeley, Irvine, TJ
Public School, Private School, Magnet School, or Homeschoolers
Lessons Held In Your Own Home, Nearby Library, or Via Convenient, Affordable Online Sessions
All Lessons are Customized
Hello, prospective students and parents! If you are looking for an experienced, top-rated, professional tutor in either basic or advanced subjects, for college, high school, middle, elementary school, or homeschooling, please read on!
I am a down-to-earth, friendly PhD scientist who knows how to speak in plain language, and knows how to listen. I am very patient and give lots of positive feedback. I have four kids of my own in Fairfax County schools. My success depends on my experience and user-first tutoring philosophy: I go the extra mile to meet student's individual needs.
Every one of my students receives personalized, customized assistance. I focus on your specific situation and requirements, based on frequent assessments and feedback. Sessions are relaxed, but they are also efficient and productive. We cover a lot of ground. I don't waste your time or money watching you, or your student, perform tasks that can be done on your own time. I provide links to outside resources that are both free and easy to access.
I enjoy my work. Our sessions are positive and optimistic. I myself learn from every student, and I have never stopped learning. I have seen what works and what does not. I know how to get results. I care deeply about the success of each one of my students. Students are quite comfortable with my tutoring style, and look forward to my tutoring sessions--as I do. I know how to motivate and build confidence with guided practice and positive feedback.
I help students in all kinds of situations:
Having a bad semester?
Please let me help you turn it around!
Current or former tutoring clients include:
Tutoring Subjects and Skills (not a complete list):
Test Preparation & Review:
ACT, SAT, SOL, IAAT
High School Science & Review:
Chemistry: General, Honors, IB, and AP
Biology: General, Honors, IB, and AP
High School and Grade 4-8 Math & Review:
Basic Math, Prealgebra, Algebra I and II-- General, Honors, IB
Elementary & Middle School Math & Science & Review:
All Math and Science Subjects, Grades 4 - 8.
Problem Solving, Word Problems, Test-Taking Strategies, Homework and Work Habits, Procrastination, Organization, Motivation, Memorization Techniques, Focus and Concentration.
More about me:
My current rates are listed here. New customers
may request a free 20 minute phone consultation.
The fastest way to reach me is by email or text messaging.
Text messages or email are preferred to phone calls, please.
Minor Policy: You must be 13 years of age or older to contact Fairfax Home Tutoring LLC regarding tutoring services.
Fairfax Home Tutoring LLC is a licensed Limited Liability Corporation in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In-person: Serving the Fairfax VA Region
Online: Serving the U.S., Canada and India
Rated among 50 top tutors in U.S., across 223 subjects, by WyzAnt, with a record number of lessons (2011). Over 1500 billed hours subcontracted through WyzAnt.
Extensive Tutoring Experience. Professional Scientific Background.
Certified Biology and Chemistry Teacher, With Formal Teacher Training at TJ High School.
A good, professional tutor is like a good, professional coach or personal trainer.
A serious student who wants to succeed uses a personal tutor the way a pro basketball player uses a coach, or a pro swimmer uses a personal trainer. Getting help from a professional is a source of pride!
Parent and Student Feedback:
"Very Pleased" - Tracey from Lorton, VA:
"Yesterday, all I heard from my daughter was, 'I don't understand a thing" and 'I'm clueless'. After our second tutoring session today in Chemistry, I'm hearing, 'I love this', I'm so happy' and 'I'm so excited'. As a parent, it makes me very happy to see such a positive attitude over a subject that she has struggled with for the entire school year. It also makes me realize that if I had stepped up sooner and got her the help she needed, her grades might not be where they are today. I have the utmost confidence in this tutor and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing help in Chemistry. He is patient, a great listener and simply put...he knows his stuff."
"Patient, Calm, Smart" - Charmaine from Burke, VA
Gene is a patient, calm, knowledgeable tutor who helps my son with Algebra. We are very grateful for his nurturing nature and appreciative of his depth of knowledge. He takes a student where he is at without criticism, and seeks to strengthen his students'capabilities.
"Outstanding Tutor" - Janet from Burke, VA
My son is currently struggling in Algebra 1. After the first tutoring lesson, my son took a major Algebra 1 test. His grade increased by 14 points [out of 30] from the previous test he had taken. The teacher told my son that he had the highest test grade in the whole class. My son states that Gene L. is patient and explains the algebra 1 concepts to him. We are very fortunate to have Gene L. for our tutor.
"Tutor for Chemistry" - Dena from Waldorf, MD
Now I understand why he is so busy. My granddaughter was so happy and relieved to finally "get it" with chemistry basics. He quickly assessed what level of aid she needed and proceeded to break it down so that she achieved that priceless EUREKA! moment. I am extremely pleased with Dr. L's work.
"Very patient; anticipates student's needs" - Karen from Alexandria, VA
Gene is a very good tutor who works with the student at her own pace and tries to anticipate the needs of the student as she prepares for a very difficult exam.
"He gave my son the tools he needed to hit his target"
Gene made himself available on short notice and at odd times in order to give our son the help he needed to feel comfortable heading into the last few tests and the final exam in Chemistry. After a few ... low grades, our son had lost confidence. Gene was able to calm his concerns and get him back on track in order to finish solidly. I was particularly impressed by the way he gave my son steps to remember when facing any word problem. It's that sort of tool that can really make the difference.
"I wish I had done this at the beginning of the year!" - Eduardo from Washington, D.C.
Online, at a local library in Burke VA, or at your home (with an adult present).
Online sessions are easy- we can do this by using FaceTime, Skype, Google Hangouts, or by phone.
Weekdays and weekends, morning, afternoon, or evening, 7 am to 11 pm, by appointment, or regular weekly schedule.
Please let me know how I can serve you or your child.
Text messages or email are preferred to phone calls, please.