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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. 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… Read more
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Sarah is an excellent tutor for our 3rd grader. She is professional and uses her knowledge of individualized instruction to meet the student 'where they are at'. She does not simply give worksheets or canned material. She lets the child know that it is her job to make sure they understand. Her background in Special Ed and Psychology make her a well informed instructor who is genuinely passionate about helping her students succeed. Each lesson has been prepared just for our student and he went away wanting to have more sessions with her.
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 has become much more engaged in the learning process and actually looks forward to his lessons. After each tutoring session, I receive an email from Sarah with notes and feedback about the lesson. I couldn't be happier with the progress he is making.
My test scores were averaging 60-70%. After one session with Sarah, I am averaging a 80-92%. Sarah is very patient, and outgoing. Such a great tutor!! Well worth the time and money.
Sarah left a lasting impression! She clarified inferential statistics for me in an hour. I had been struggling with stats for several weeks. She arrived to our session early and politely introduced herself. She came prepared with the appropriate study materials and knowledge, her explanations were concise, and to top it off, she is a very pleasant person to communicate with. I am grateful to have connected with such a great tutor.
Sarah has been working with me for several weeks now. She explains things making it easy to grasp and understand. Her explanation of concepts, statistical questions, charts, figures, and graphs related to statistical outcomes have helped me greatly to comprehend the advanced statistics subject. Her expert knowledge and writing skills along with, ANOVA, t-Test, and Chi-Square were called upon frequently during our studies.
She has showed professionalism in all activities learned and was a subject matter expert on critical tasks to be accomplished on Graduate Capstone Project and during related graduate courses. Her extensive background and critical writing skills were called upon during each lesson to assist in answering complicated statistical tasks during weekly question and reviews. I would recommend Sarah to anyone studying English, writing, math or statistics within an advanced college or high school setting.
Sarah has been our tutor now for about 3 weeks and has helped my child though some rough spots. She is very good at communicating with you and responding in a very timely manner. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a tutor to help their child through a rough spot in school.
We worked with Sarah in elementary math for a majority of my daughters 5th grade year. She was great at communicating not only with us but also with my daughters math teacher. She kept my daughters attention with games and other fun ways of learning. We have no complaints at all. We were so sad to see her go!!!
I am so grateful I found Sarah. She has worked with my 17 yr old and his grades have gone up two grades. She has a great working relationship with my son and keeps me informed as the parent. I like her as a parent because she loves what she does and she brings a fresh and different perspective for my teenager that has helped so much. Sarah is patient and thorough and that means so much to me as the parent.
My son has now had 4 pre-algebra lessons with Sarah. She is very patient and my son is now understanding some math concepts he didn't before. I highly recommend her!
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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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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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