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Sarah C.

Experienced Math Tutor, Special Education Teacher

Clarksville, TN (37042)

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Hello! I have several years of teaching experience, including work with elementary, high school, and college students. I have two master's degrees: one in psychology and one in special education.

I believe the most important part of teaching is helping students develop a framework for thinking and a consistent method of problem-solving. If we know the right questions to ask, we can usually find the correct answer.

I look forward to working with my students to ensure we share our strengths and knowledge with each other.

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Sarah’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Statistics
Test Preparation:
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, Statistics, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Reading
Science:
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Statistics
English:
Reading, Writing

ADD/ADHD

I earned a Master's degree in Special Education from George Mason University. Through both my educational training and my teaching experience, I have acquired a number of techniques and teaching strategies to help with Attention-Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Algebra 1

While many of us may be unaware of it, we use algebra in our lives on a daily basis. For adults, we may be unaware of the presence of algebra because we have internalized the processes and forgotten the names of the steps. But for younger students, algebra seems to be an abstract foreign language. The key to success is illustrating the concepts in a way that links the processes to meaningful situations. I work with my students to find real-life examples of algebra concepts to help the true application and meaning of algebra come to life.

Elementary Math

Math can be a challenging subject for students of any age. A strong foundation in elementary math sets the stage for student success in higher-level math courses. Elementary math includes performing the basic mathematic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), as well as the ability to manipulate fractions, find an unknown quantity, and compare different units. For many, successful grasping of these concepts come through the use of manipulatives, visual graphics, and graphic organizers.

Geometry

Geometry is a complex branch of mathematics dealing with shapes, their properties, and their movements in space. For many students, the introduction of geometry is challenging and abstract. I work with geometry students to model shapes, their properties, and their changes in location throughout space. I believe being able to bridge the informational gap between concrete, representational, and abstract concepts is the way to helping students understand and internalize the meaning of geometric concepts.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra bridges the gap between elementary math and algebra. During prealgebra, students begin looking past the rules of math and begin acquiring an understand of the underlying mechanisms of math. Some think of this as a concentration on the "why" of math. Such thinking helps students prepare for the more abstract processes of algebra.

Psychology

Psychology is the study of human behavior. Though we may take it for granted, psychology is all around us. Psychology explains how we learn behaviors--both good behaviors and bad behaviors--and how we interact with others. Psychology is the basis of influence and has incredible impacts on health.

My passion for psychology led me to earn a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a Master's degree in biological and health psychology. I have nearly ten years of psychology research experience with a focus on addiction and behavioral learning. My academic and experiential learning in psychology supplements my training in special education and allows me to tailor my teaching to meed the needs of my students. I do this all while making the underlying mechanisms of psychology as relevant as possible.

SAT Math

SAT success can go a long way in helping students gain acceptance into the college of their dreams and embark on the path of success. SAT lessons provide students with familiarity of the SAT format, strategies for success on the SAT, and concepts covered on the exam.

Special Needs

I earned a Master's Degree in Special Education from George Mason University. The training I received in that program prepared me for working with students with a wide variety of special needs. I have teaching experience as a special educator both in a co-teaching setting and working with individual students on my caseload. I have primarily working with students with ADHD, students with specific learning disabilities related to math and reading, and students with behavior disorder.

Writing

I have a master's degree in psychology and have spent nearly ten years performing psychological research. I have several articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Through this experience and my history of teaching writing at various levels, I believe I can help you become an effective scientific writer!

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Education

Kansas State University (Psychology)

University of Pittsburgh (Master's)

George Mason University/Languages/Business (Master's)

Highly Recommend Sarah has been great! She has been working with my 14 year old son on his algebra skills for the past 3 weeks and I have been so impressed. From the first contact I made with her by email, she has been prompt and friendly in her responses. She works with our schedule and shows up on time, every time. But, best of all, she really knows how to relate to my son and make math more interesting. He ha ...

— Sherri from Clarksville, TN on 7/23/14);

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Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

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Sarah will travel within 20 miles of Clarksville, TN 37042.

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