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Sandra W.

Laguna Hills, CA


SAT and Multi-Subject Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 9/20/13
4.7 average from 213 ratings
Great Tutor for SAT
— Kim, San Juan Capistrano, CA on 7/16/14

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Biola University
Liberal Studies
National University
California State Univ Long Beach


Biola University (Liberal Studies)

National University (Master's)

California State Univ Long Beach (Master's)

About Sandra

Hello. My name is Sandra and I enjoy tutoring students from various backgrounds and educational levels. I have two teaching credentials and over ten years of successful experience teaching students. I especially like tutoring students and seeing their grades improve at school.

Algebra, Geometry, Biology, Writing, Reading, European/World History, Spanish, SAT/ACT Exams, and ESL conversations are some of the subject areas I regularly tutor students. Students with study skill needs, language development, accent reduction, or students who want to prepare for a specific test are all regular clients in my tutoring schedule.

Please contact me at your convenience.

I look forward to serving you as your WyzAnt tutor.

Hello. My name is Sandra and I enjoy tutoring students from various backgrounds and educational levels. I have two teaching credentials and over ten years of successful experience teaching students. I especially like tutoring students and seeing their grades improve at school.

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36 hours notice required

Tutor sessions beyond a 15-20 minute drive are subject to a higher hourly rate due to gas expenses and travel time.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor for SAT"

- Kim, San Juan Capistrano, CA on 7/16/14

"Effective Tutor"

- Sarah, Los Angeles, CA on 11/9/15

"Great tutor who knows her stuff!"

- Jaye, Mission Viejo, CA on 10/14/14

"One of the best, if not the best tutor I've ever worked with!"

- Kevin, Aliso Viejo, CA on 9/6/14

"Great tutor. "

- Shawn, Mission Viejo, CA on 1/21/14

"Very knowledgeable especially on SAT "

- Tracie, Mission Viejo, CA on 12/12/13

"Very Good Tutor"

- George, Aliso Viejo, CA on 11/25/13

"Good Tutor"

- Jennifer, Mission Viejo, CA on 11/21/13

"Great Communicator"

- Paul, Laguna Beach, CA on 9/14/13

"Excellent tutor! Encouraging, patient, lots of good tips."

- Maureen, Irvine, CA on 8/6/13

"Excellent feedback!"

- Craig, Mission Viejo, CA on 1/14/13

"Need a tutor? Look no Further!"

- Ruth, Lake Forest, CA on 6/9/12

"nice to work with"

- Jeffrey, San Clemente, CA on 10/18/11
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Econometrics, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
ACT English, ACT Reading,
Bible Studies,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
ACT Science, Anatomy, Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biostatistics, Botany, Ecology, Geology, Microbiology,
Nutrition, Organic Chemistry, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology, Zoology
Computer Science, General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography, QuickBooks
French, German, Greek,
Italian, Sign Language, Spanish, Speech, TOEFL
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
General Music, Music History
Art History, Drawing, Painting, Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Special Needs:
Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Career Development, Economics, GRE, Law, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, QuickBooks, Tax Preparation
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology, Economics, Elementary (K-6th),
French, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
Spanish, Statistics, Study Skills,
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading,
ACT Science, Career Development, CBEST,
College Counseling,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Volleyball, Yoga
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling,
Economics, ESL/ESOL,
French, General Computer, German, Grammar,
Italian, Law, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Sign Language, Spanish, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Reading

Students enjoy preparing for the ACT Reading exam with me and their scores improve attaining the highest scores of 25-31 which are very favorable College Entrance scores.


I am an experienced credentialed teacher who has successfully worked with students with ADD and ADHD. In addition, I have a current Special Education Credential which includes completing both specialized coursework and training working with students with both ADD and ADHD. As a credentialed Resource Specialist and Special Education Educator I have assisted families and fellow educators to develop and implement effective interventions and educational objectives for students with both ADD and ADHD.

Algebra 1

As a credentialed Teacher and experienced Algebra 1 and 2 Tutor I have been asked by my home school district to teach high school GED Math. So far all of my Algebra students have improved their class scores/grades by 2-4 higher grade levels. This also includes tutoring Summer School students in Algebra and Geometry to pass their class and receive graduation credit. I enjoy tutoring math and having your student like and succeed in math skills. I look forward to talking with you soon!


I have a Special Education Teaching credential with an authorization to work with Aspergers students. I have worked successfully as an instructor in both the Orange County Department of Education and Saddleback Valley Unified School District's specially designed classes for Aspergers students.


As a Special Education credentialed teacher which includes an authorization to teach students with autism I have effectively taught students with autism in school district approved classes. I have served as a Special Education teacher in specially designed classes for autism for both Newport-Mesa Unified School District and for Saddleback Valley Unified School District. My duties included developing and implementing lesson plans in addition to positively utilizing behavior interventions for autistic students. Also, I have organized and supervised important IEP meetings to assist both the student and the IEP team members for the overall positive benefit of the student and his or her family.

Bible Studies

I graduated from BIOLA Bible College, which required all students to complete 30 units of Bible studies classes. I received an 'A' average in these classes. In addition, through the organization Navigators I was trained and taught/led several Bible Study groups on campus. Also, I was hired and served over four years assisting two churches, Cerritos Presbyterian and Norwalk Methodist Church to teach Bible studies to the young adult group and the younger school age group.


I have successfully passed all sections of the CBEST.

College Counseling

I have completed two extensive SAT and ACT training sessions. Also, I have attended national and local college fairs each year and participated in their updated college preparation workshops. Frequently I consult with college admission representatives and our local high school Career Center supervisors to assist students preparing their applications for college admissions. I look forward to sharing helpful and current college admission information with your family!

Elementary (K-6th)

I am an experienced and credentialed elementary teacher with an additional credential in Special Education. I have successfully taught full-time first grade, fourth grade, fifth grade and sixth grade. I am currently tutoring second, third, and fourth through sixth grade students at a special tutor center in Irvine. My first teaching credential is a current Professional Clear K-12th grades Teaching Credential.


As a successful credentialed teacher I have taught English for two local school districts for more than ten years. In addition, I have successfully taught English for students who have passed their Citizenship Test and interview. I regularly tutor teachers for their CBEST exam and prior students have passed their CBEST in all subject sections.


I have two teaching credentials and a special credential on file with the California Teacher's Commission with an authorization to teach Adults English as a Second Language.

I am a current ESL teacher for the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. ESL classes I have taught for SVUSD include Literacy, Multi-level English, and Conversation. I have a state certification, CASAS to administer the Citizenship Interview Test. Since 2001, I have successfully taught ESL for SVUSD. Also, I have taught ESL for Capistrano Valley Unified School District for over five years.


I have successfully tutored Geometry, with students improving their grades by one to three levels and attaining A and B grades. In addition, I tutor Geometry to SAT students who improve their Math SAT scores 50-150 points per test. Also, I regularly teach Geometry as a credentialed teacher for a local school district.


With over ten years experience teaching English for the Saddleback Valley Unified School District, I enjoy seeing students succeed in this important subject area. Currently I am tutoring students prepare for both the SAT and ACT exams. Please feel free to contact me through my WyzAnt e-mail account. I look forward to serving your family as a WyzAnt tutor.


I graduated from BIOLA Bible college which requires at least 30 units of Bible Studies classes. Greek was required to be studied and Greek word roots researched in order to complete the class assignments. I received an 'A' average in these classes. Also, I have been trained by an Irvine Instructional Center to teach Greek words and their roots.

In addition, I have successfully taught over four classes analyzing/learning Greek words and their Greek roots/parts in sentence contexts.


I have successfully taught full-time in private schools and my students have scored in the advanced range on their achievement tests. Also, I am credentialed teacher with positive experiences from students attaining high scores to enter Junior High Honors classes and High School Honors classes. The ISEE has similar style questions to the college entrance test questions of the SAT and ACT which are the additional subjects I regularly tutor in my schedule. In addition, I have received excellent feedback for tutoring students for the ISEE.


I received an A grade in my college level class while in a pre-med., physical therapy program. All of my science classes I achieved A grades. I enjoy teaching science with my two teaching credentials and look forward to teaching your tutor sessions.

SAT Math

Successful SAT Math tutoring for the past five years with students improving their scores 50-150 points per test! Also, successful high school Math teacher for local school district.

SAT Reading

I have successfully tutored SAT and ACT students for the past five years. Each student has improved his or her score 50-100 points per subject. Also, I teach and tutor High School Equivalency classes for our local Community College.

SAT Writing

Students have improved their SAT Writing scores by 40-120 points per SAT exam with my help. Also, I have successfully taught high school English for over four years for a local school district. In addition, I assist students writing their College Entrance applications, including the essay section.

Social Studies

I have taught social studies successfully for over 10 years. Topics include American Government and History, World History, Ancient Civilizations, California History, and Geography. Grade levels I have taught social studies are elementary, junior high, high school and adult education. Students have successfully passed both the state testing and improved their classroom grades.

Special Needs

I have a California Special Education Teaching Credential and a Masters in Special Education. Also, I have successfully taught students with Special needs such as learning and speech disabilities. As a credentialed Resource Specialist I taught students with disabilities both in elementary schools and high schools. In addition, I have successfully taught Adult students with learning disabilities. I look forward to tutoring your student!

Study Skills

I have been trained in various study skill methods such as the Cornell note taking method, the Outline Method, and the Mapping Method. In addition, I have successfully passed a StudyPoint SAT training course which has benefited students to study and pass important tests including the SAT exam.


I have current CPR and First Aid certification. I have also received repeatedly the Red Cross certification to teach swimming and lifeguard. My favorite swimming strokes to teach in both private and group lessons are freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, elementary backstroke, and lifesaving stroke. Classes I have taught for City Recreation classes include water safety, toddler and parent introduction to swimming, diving, and advanced swimming.

World History

World History is one of my favorite subjects to tutor. Since, twice traveling to Europe and both of my parents are from Europe, I enjoy sharing important World History. Students have improved both their test scores and class grades!

Biola University
Liberal Studies
National University
California State Univ Long Beach


Biola University (Liberal Studies)

National University (Master's)

California State Univ Long Beach (Master's)

Great Tutor for SAT — Sandy worked with our son to prep for his first SAT. He did well, which we attribute to her patience and focus on the areas he needed the most help with. ...

— Kim, San Juan Capistrano, CA on 7/16/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $49.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Tutor sessions beyond a 15-20 minute drive are subject to a higher hourly rate due to gas expenses and travel time.

Travel policy

Sandra will travel within 15 miles of Laguna Hills, CA 92653.

Background Check Status for Sandra W.

Sandra W. passed a background check on 9/20/13. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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