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Sophie U.

Cornell Math Graduate and Former NASA Intern-- Loves Math and Teaching

Cornell Math Graduate and Former NASA Intern-- Loves Math and Teaching

$85/hour

  • 343 hours tutoring

About Sophie


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Hi, I'm Sophie! I recently graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. I earned my Bachelor of Arts with a mathematics major and computer science minor. At Cornell, I worked as a teaching assistant for several semesters, and discovered a love of teaching! I enjoy the challenge and creativity involved in finding new ways to present students with complex topics. I find it incredibly rewarding when a tricky concept finally clicks for a student, and I can tell they really...

Hi, I'm Sophie! I recently graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. I earned my Bachelor of Arts with a mathematics major and computer science minor. At Cornell, I worked as a teaching assistant for several semesters, and discovered a love of teaching! I enjoy the challenge and creativity involved in finding new ways to present students with complex topics. I find it incredibly rewarding when a tricky concept finally clicks for a student, and I can tell they really understand it.

At Cornell, I helped to teach one semester of an honors-level physics course, and two semesters of an honors-level, math-based computer science course. My responsibilities included running laboratory sections, developing and grading homework and exams, helping students during office hours, and teaching recitation sections. I am eager to apply my skills and love of teaching to help middle and high school students.

In middle school and high school, I took as many accelerated math classes as I could, from advanced geometry all the way to AP Calculus and AP Statistics. In college, I continued the trend, taking honors-level math courses and even completing an honors thesis related to probability. This is to say that I have loved math since I was young, and am very comfortable with most disciples of the subject, from basic algebra to multivariable calculus. More than that, I genuinely believe that math is fun, and I know that I good teacher can make her students think so too. I know that when students don't just learn how to use mathematical formulas, but instead understand where they come from and why they're important, math becomes tangible, worthwhile, and fun. This is the philosophy that guides my teaching.

If you're interested in scheduling a lesson with me, or just getting to know me better, don't hesitate to reach out! I'm always happy to chat, and I am eager to learn how I can serve my students best.

P.S. I am a competitive archer, retired ski racer, aspiring cook, and lover of dogs. :)


Education

Cornell University
Mathematics

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $85
  • Rate details: Cancellations within 24 hrs of start time and no-shows will result in full charge, barring extenuating circumstances. Increased rate for new student, same-day lessons. Inquire for details.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/29/2021

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, Statistics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math

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Sophie has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Great, patient tutor!

Sophie was great helping my kid with precalculus issues for lessons my kid had missed at school. We highly recommend her. She is personable and on time too. She is clear in her explanations as well.

Hope, 1 lesson with Sophie

Great tutor!

Sophie has helped my daughter tremendously with her math classes! She is responsive and very knowledgeable. She is a great tutor and my daughter has good grades with Sophie’s help.

Jean, 18 lessons with Sophie

Knowledgeable and prepared tutor

Sophie is an excellent tutor. She gets familiar with the course material in advance of tutoring sessions and thoroughly explains how things work. Super patient and relates to kids well. Highly recommend.

Gary, 13 lessons with Sophie

Very knowledgeable and patient.

Sophie was very good and patient with our daughter. Our daughter felt very comfortable with Sophie. Sophie is very professional. Unlike our previous tutor. We are very happy with Sophie.

Teresa, 27 lessons with Sophie

great tutor

My daughter finally is understanding Stats AP, thanks to Sophie. Totally recommend her. She’s patient, listen and explain really well.

Gabriela, 4 lessons with Sophie

Excellent instruction!

My son learned a lot from his first session with Sophie. He came away with pages of notes for how to approach his 8th grade geometry/pre-algebra homework, and has a lot more confidence in math already. Highly recommend.

Elena, 20 lessons with Sophie

A sweetheart and great tutor

I am so glad that we found Sophie to help my daughter with her algebra summer work. My daughter was really struggling with systems of equations and inequalities, and after just an hour of tutoring with Sophie, she was able to finish her worksheets on her own. Sophie is incredibly kind and an excellent teacher, and I highly recommend her for any struggling students.

Andara, 1 lesson with Sophie

Kind, Patient, and Super Helpful

I had a few lessons with Sophie to get help on some precalculus homeworks for a summer course. She really knows her math, and she always seemed to know the answers immediately. But she was also super patient as she helped me work through the problems, coaching me through tricky parts whenever I got stuck, and explaining the points that I didn't understand until they were clear. I feel like I have a much better understanding of the material now. Sophie is an awesome tutor and I will definitely continue to use her for math help.

Andrew, 3 lessons with Sophie
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