My name is Sonja.
I've tutored elementary math, all levels of high school algebra, GED prep, and college algebra. I have solid math content knowledge. I have a bachelor's degree in math and I passed the Praxis II math exam with a 162 (VA required 147, and 162 was an above-average score).
83% of my WyzAnt students report a 1 to 3 letter grade increase. This data is up-to-date as of 4/11/2013. Note: The best way to maximize success is to give me frequent updates on the student's progress in school. This way I can evaluate how effective we are as a team and make changes and recommendations as needed.
I enjoy tutoring. I'm good at it for these reasons: I empathize with students' challenges, I like math, I read about math education, and I believe each student has a unique intelligence profile that informs their approach to math. As Howard Gardner puts it, it's how you're smart, not how smart you are!
Being a good tutor means nothing without my students. My students want to achieve more; I'm there to help.
I am looking forward to meeting you!
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