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Andrea P.

West Sacramento, CA

$40/hr

Spanish, English, Biology and US History Tutor! Also SAT!

Background check passed as of 5/24/14
Usually responds in about 8 hours

Spanish, English, Biology and US History Tutor! Also SAT!

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I have 6 years of experience tutoring students, high school through adult education, in Spanish, English, Biology, and Writing. I have been tutoring SAT now for a whole year.

I tutor Spanish at all levels, beginner through advanced. I have my MA in Spanish, and I studied abroad in Spain for a year. I give presentations in Spanish and translate for a legal services non-profit, too. Finally, I taught two years of Spanish 101 at the University of Wisconsin.

When I tutor English for middle and high school students, I emphasize composition and literary analysis, both skills I have honed through my bachelor's degree in Literature. SAT Reading and Writing are tests on which I've prepared students to do score high.

For AP and IB Biology students, I break down concepts in easy-to-understand ways and assist with memorizing the large biological vocabulary required. My college classes in Biology, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, and Marine Biology/ Oceanography, taken at UCSD, give me a strong science background.

US History is the final course I tutor. Students at both the introductory and AP levels have worked with me on comprehension, memorization, and analysis of the history in their courses.

I believe a strong tutor-student relationship is essential to successful tutoring. It is important that students feel comfortable asking questions. I endeavor to earn the respect of my students so that I can push them to do their best work. Working together with families, I help my students to succeed.

Testimonials

"Very Patient"

- Michelle, West Sacramento, CA on 9/4/14

"Working wonders"

- Christina, Sacramento, CA on 11/14/13

"Great tutor"

- Tacey, Carmichael, CA on 8/19/13

"Excellent Service"

- Max, Sacramento, CA on 8/2/13

"Helped bring my sons grade up"

- Rajni, Sacramento, CA on 6/16/13

"Muy Buena!"

- Catherine, San Francisco, CA on 9/23/10
Math:
SAT Math
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology, Geology
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History
Music:
Violin
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Biology, Elementary (K-6th),
English, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

Since working for a tutoring company in Sacramento, I have tutored many young children in grade school subjects, most commonly reading and writing. For reading comprehension and fluency, I follow reading-level appropriate materials as determined by the students' current abilities and then, through repetition and focus on phonics concepts, we move forward to more difficult books. This approach has worked with first, second, and third graders very well. I let my students choose among books at their current level, which I select, and then I have them repeat the reading once or twice until they read it fluently. After a first reading we review the phonetic concepts that have been causing them difficulty. Some reading series even have word lists and phonetic practice built into the books. The parents of the children I have tutored have been very happy with my services and their childrens' progress. I look forward to working with you and your child to achieve greater success for them in school.

Violin

I have played violin for 13 years, beginning when I was eleven. I have studied with several different private teachers and mastered various bowing and fingering techniques. In high school, I played with the Portland Symphony Youth Orchestra in Portland, ME, and I was accepted twice into the Maine All State Music Festival orchestra as a Second Violin.

I have also tutored three students, seven, ten, and 14 year olds, in beginning violin.

Andrea’s Resources

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I tell my SAT Writing students to read, watch, or listen to the news daily because the prompts they see on the SAT are usually more general. They will have to have had prior access to a variety of information from which they can select the stories most pertinent to their essay topic. Familiarity with a large number of novels can be time consuming, but by taking in daily news, students can accumulate... read more

University of California, San Diego
Literature
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Master's

Education

University of California, San Diego (Literature)

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Master's)

Very Patient — Andrea P. was very knowledgeable with Biology and Spanish. She was very patient with my son. She had all types of different learning techniques to help him learn and study. I look forward to hiring her for other subjects. ...

— Michelle, West Sacramento, CA on 9/4/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Proofreading ONLY, $25/HR

Travel policy

Andrea will travel within 15 miles of West Sacramento, CA 95605.


About Andrea

I have 6 years of experience tutoring students, high school through adult education, in Spanish, English, Biology, and Writing. I have been tutoring SAT now for a whole year.

I tutor Spanish at all levels, beginner through advanced. I have my MA in Spanish, and I studied abroad in Spain for a year. I give presentations in Spanish and translate for a legal services non-profit, too. Finally, I taught two years of Spanish 101 at the University of Wisconsin.

When I tutor English for middle and high school students, I emphasize composition and literary analysis, both skills I have honed through my bachelor's degree in Literature. SAT Reading and Writing are tests on which I've prepared students to do score high.

For AP and IB Biology students, I break down concepts in easy-to-understand ways and assist with memorizing the large biological vocabulary required. My college classes in Biology, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, and Marine Biology/ Oceanography, taken at UCSD, give me a strong science background.

US History is the final course I tutor. Students at both the introductory and AP levels have worked with me on comprehension, memorization, and analysis of the history in their courses.

I believe a strong tutor-student relationship is essential to successful tutoring. It is important that students feel comfortable asking questions. I endeavor to earn the respect of my students so that I can push them to do their best work. Working together with families, I help my students to succeed.

Testimonials

"Very Patient"

- Michelle, West Sacramento, CA on 9/4/14

"Working wonders"

- Christina, Sacramento, CA on 11/14/13

"Great tutor"

- Tacey, Carmichael, CA on 8/19/13

"Excellent Service"

- Max, Sacramento, CA on 8/2/13

"Helped bring my sons grade up"

- Rajni, Sacramento, CA on 6/16/13

"Muy Buena!"

- Catherine, San Francisco, CA on 9/23/10
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Education

University of California, San Diego
Literature
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Master's

Education

University of California, San Diego (Literature)

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
10 hours notice required

Proofreading ONLY, $25/HR

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of West Sacramento, CA 95605

Andrea’s Subjects

Math:
SAT Math
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology, Geology
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History
Music:
Violin
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Biology, Elementary (K-6th),
English, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Andrea’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Andrea. View all of Andrea’s resources

I tell my SAT Writing students to read, watch, or listen to the news daily because the prompts they see on the SAT are usually more general. They will have to have had prior access to a variety of information from which they can select the stories most pertinent to their essay topic. Familiarity with a large number of novels can be time consuming, but by taking in daily news, students can accumulate... read more


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