Keystone Teaching

Keystone Teaching

5.0 (1)
3 employees
1 years in business

About this tutor

I believe that learning is a process of discovery, and I strive to teach students how to think critically and independently regardless of subject area.

Core Subjects: Life Sciences/Biology; Essay Writing/Composition; Critical Thinking/Logic; Mathematics; Economics

Test Prep: SAT and GRE (math, verbal, and writing sections).

Patiently guiding students to become more confident in themselves and their abilities is always rewarding.

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Sharpsburg, PA 15215
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1 Review


  • Kelly Hayes

    Francis was a very understanding instructor who made it really easy to enjoy the class! It was very easy to talk to him. He made us feel comfortable asking questions and made it easy to discuss things!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The first session is always free; it is used to establish a general learning timeline and hourly rate appropriate to the student's goals, and to ensure that our teaching style and expertise is a good fit for the student.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Over 20 university courses taught, designed, and/or assistant taught (U.Cincinnati, CMU, Pitt).  

PhD: Philosophy of Science

MS: Biology

MA: Philosophy (ethics)

BA: Philosophy; History and Philosophy of Science
minor: Economics

Diversity training and 3+ years experience as a peer tutor at Pitt (Biology, Econ, Composition, Logic, Philosophy).

7+ years Industry experience in Biomedical Engineering (Surgical Oncology).

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

The first session is always FREE. 

Thereafter we will submit a learning plan and a rate quote specific for the student, ranging from ~$40<->~$125/hour. There is no obligation on the part of the student/parent to continue service after the first free session.

The most intensive learning plans require substantial prep-work for the tutor outside of teaching sessions, resulting in higher rates (e.g. individually tailored SAT/GRE prep). Less intensive, online assistance with homework and review of school materials/notes starts at ~$40/hour.

What types of students have you worked with?

High School
Primary School
Students with learning disabilities

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find someone that engages with your strengths and treats you with personal and intellectual respect.

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