Brown University:  BS Chemistry, BA History
Haas School of Business:  MBA Marketing
UC Berkeley Extension: Certified in Business Data Processing

Teaching-Related Studies & Scores:
SFSU Single Subject Credential:  1 Semester (GPA: 3.64)
CBEST (California Basic Education Skills Test) for teachers
Mathematics: 96%, Writing: 94%  Reading: 78%
NTE (National Teacher Examination) for subject matter
Chemistry, Physics & General Science:  passed with 96%
Mathematics:  passed with 68%

IT Professional Certifications:
CompTIA A+
Microsoft Windows XP Administration
Microsoft Windows Vista Administration
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (manage and maintain)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (implement infrastructure)
I teach you how to read the book and summarize key concepts
for use in problem solving.  I spend much of our time together
doing problems to reinforce concepts.  The sessions before
exams are critical for focusing on the most important concepts
and formulas instead of just memorizing everything.

I help you reach the correct "Yin Yang" between understanding
concepts and solving problems.  You can do a lot of problems and
develop excellent skills, but you also need to understand
concepts.  Very often on science and math exams, teachers
include new types of problems to force you to apply concepts.  
Striking a balance between these two needs is what makes you
optimally prepared for the exam.  Knowing that you are
completely ready puts you at ease or at peace before the exam.  
In my logo, the binary numbers spell the word "peace".  Two
gears meshing together, being prepared and at peace, create
the perfect "test-taking" machine.
Tutoring Services:
Pre-Med, Pre-Nursing and Pre-Dental subjects and topics:   Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Advanced
Math, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Physics,
Basic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Astronomy, Physics,

Required Math Concepts for success in Science course work: Units Conversion, Exponents,
Scientific Notation, Algebraic Equations, Logarithm.


High school and Middle School:  Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Advanced Math, Pre-Calculus,
Calculus, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Physics, AP Physics, Statistics, AP Statistics
Frank Russo: Background & Experience
Teaching Experience:
Since August 2010 I have been working as a full-time tutor in San Francisco with students ranging from  5th
grade to graduate school.  I have had great results and will provide many references.  Additionally, I have the
following training and teaching experiences:
  • 6 weeks teacher's training for secondary education in Lome, Togo, West Africa
  • 1 year teaching (in French) college preparatory courses in Chemistry and Physics for the 10th
    and 11th  grades in Togo, West Africa (Peace Corps)
  • 1 semester observing/assisting in the classroom and tutoring at Balboa High School in SF while
    attending full-time the SFSU teacher credential program (GPA: 3.64)