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Sydney S.

Takoma Park, MD

$50/hr

Dedicated, passionate tutor, committed to your success!

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Background check passed as of 3/21/15

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Tutoring is a passion of mine; I love to facilitate learning. But what makes me an effective tutor is not just my passion, but also my personal experience. When I was in college at Northwestern University, I was often on the receiving end of tutoring and I learned that knowledge of a subject alone does not make one a great tutor. The best tutors are compassionate, patient, and dedicated to the success of their students. The best tutors are relatable, and do not become condescending or irritable when their student doesn't understand something. The best tutors are willing to explore different teaching methods, and understand that not all students learn the same way.

In my time as an SAT tutor for Ivy Insiders (during the summers of 2011 and 2012), I applied these principles in an effort to be more than a "good" tutor--to instead be one of the best, and I succeeded. My students' SAT scores improved significantly and I earned some of the best reviews in my region.

I would love to tutor you or your student--so if you think my tutoring approach would work for you then don't hesitate to contact me!

"Excellent Tutor"

- Gianna, Rockville, MD on 3/27/15

"Talented Tutor "

- Sarah, Silver Spring, MD on 5/26/14
Math:
ACT Math, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Adobe InDesign,
Graphic Design,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Web Design
Language:
Portuguese
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
English, Handwriting, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Portuguese, Proofreading, Web Design

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.

Adobe InDesign

I was design editor of a publication at Northwestern University for 2 years. I taught the current design team Adobe Photoshop and InDesign through classes and workshops, and I am proficient in Illustrator. As a tutor, I find that the best way for people to learn these programs is through completing a project.

Graphic Design

I was design editor of a publication at Northwestern University for 2 years. I taught the current design team Adobe Photoshop and InDesign through classes and workshops, and I am proficient in Illustrator. As a tutor, I find that the best way for people to learn these programs is through completing a project.

Northwestern University
Psychology

Education

Northwestern University (Psychology)

Excellent Tutor — Sydney is amazing and not only very well versed in InDesign and Photoshop, but she's clearly a seasoned teacher and professional. I was hesitant to try this service, never having met her, but I'm so glad I did. We got through everything quickly. I will definitely use her again in the future and would highly recommend her. ...

— Gianna, Rockville, MD on 3/27/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sydney will travel within 20 miles of Takoma Park, MD 20912.


About Sydney

Tutoring is a passion of mine; I love to facilitate learning. But what makes me an effective tutor is not just my passion, but also my personal experience. When I was in college at Northwestern University, I was often on the receiving end of tutoring and I learned that knowledge of a subject alone does not make one a great tutor. The best tutors are compassionate, patient, and dedicated to the success of their students. The best tutors are relatable, and do not become condescending or irritable when their student doesn't understand something. The best tutors are willing to explore different teaching methods, and understand that not all students learn the same way.

In my time as an SAT tutor for Ivy Insiders (during the summers of 2011 and 2012), I applied these principles in an effort to be more than a "good" tutor--to instead be one of the best, and I succeeded. My students' SAT scores improved significantly and I earned some of the best reviews in my region.

I would love to tutor you or your student--so if you think my tutoring approach would work for you then don't hesitate to contact me!

Testimonials

"Excellent Tutor"

- Gianna, Rockville, MD on 3/27/15

"Talented Tutor "

- Sarah, Silver Spring, MD on 5/26/14

Education

Northwestern University
Psychology

Education

Northwestern University (Psychology)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Takoma Park, MD 20912

Sydney’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Adobe InDesign,
Graphic Design,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Web Design
Language:
Portuguese
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
English, Handwriting, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Portuguese, Proofreading, Web Design

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.


Background Check Status for Sydney S.

Sydney S. passed a background check on 3/21/15. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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