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I love teaching, and have been tutoring for more than ten years now. I have worked with students in subjects ranging from college level physics to high school essay writing to elementary school math, but now I focus solely on high school and college math and physics.
I first started tutoring in high school. Then, while I was studying physics at the University of Washington, I worked as a volunteer tutor, a physics teaching assistant, and an SAT/ACT prep coach. I also worked for the Physics Education Group at the UW. I became interested in how people learn, and decided to pursue a graduate degree in cognitive psychology. I received my MA in cognition and learning in 2011. Then I came back home to Seattle to tutor math and physics full-time. I tutor students at my office in Redmond.
I especially love teaching students the skills to do well on their own: problem solving, studying, test taking, how to read questions, etc. The coursework for my master's degree was focused on learning: learning differences, curriculum, and development. My master's thesis was on physics misconceptions, and I did research on gender differences in the sciences.
I love math and physics and finding ways to make them interesting and fun for others. I do my best to tailor my teaching style to each individual.
I am also happy to work with groups of up to 4 students on SAT or ACT prep, or on academic subjects.
Patient and Perceptive — My daughter has been working on her Algebra skills with Sarah for several weeks now and is doing great! Her skills and test scores have improved, and she is really enjoying her lessons with Sarah. Whenever she doesn't quite understand something presented to her, Sarah seeks out a different approach to present the concept in a way that my daughter can grasp. Even though she has joined the "Algeb ...
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