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Sara B.

Sacramento, CA

$40/hour

Licensed Teacher with 2 Years of Tutoring Experience in Math, ACT/SAT

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
4.9 average from 48 ratings
Informative and kind tutor
— Shannon, Tallahassee, FL on 10/5/16

$40/Hour


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Vanderbilt University
Sociology, Earth Science

Education

Vanderbilt University (Sociology, Earth Science)

About Sara

I am a 2014 graduate of Vanderbilt University with teaching credentials. I received my Bachelor of Arts through a double major in Sociology and Earth/Environmental Science. Through my studies, I realized a love for data and research—and, most importantly, developed unwavering beliefs in the importance of education. I believe that through education, students must be able to make well-rounded and purposeful connections with information in order to grow academically and be college and career ready.

After graduating, I was admitted to the selective Nashville Teaching Fellows of The New Teacher Project, which develops highly qualified teachers to work in high-need communities and subjects. I actively learned research-proven best practices of education through intensive classroom practice, expert coaching, and personalized training. It was through this program that I earned my teaching license in Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum.

During the 2014-2015 school year, I worked as a 6th Grade Math and Science teacher in Nashville. My strength was in my one-on-one and small group interactions. These interactions allowed me to observe and assess student progress throughout many parts of a lesson and to focus on the thought process rather than simply the final answer. They also allowed me to develop strong connections with my students and provide individualized guidance.

Additionally, I now have two years of experience with one-on-one tutoring, both in-home and online. I have tutored elementary, middle, and high school students on their respective math courses, up to Algebra 2. I also have thorough experience tutoring all subjects for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, and SSAT/ISEE.

I aim to create a flexible, engaging and collaborative tutoring atmosphere for students to feel comfortable in when approaching difficult material, asking questions, or establishing goals. My main goal with students is that they walk away having taken ownership of the material, as well as their education as a whole.

Originally from the Bay Area (and most recently living in Nashville and Florida), I am currently located in Sacramento. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, going to the beach, hiking, baking, and watching baseball and hockey.
I am a 2014 graduate of Vanderbilt University with teaching credentials. I received my Bachelor of Arts through a double major in Sociology and Earth/Environmental Science. Through my studies, I realized a love for data and research—and, most importantly, developed unwavering beliefs in the importance of education. I believe that through Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Sacramento, CA 95821
In-person lessons

"Informative and kind tutor"

- Shannon, Tallahassee, FL on 10/5/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math,
Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Geology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary Math

I taught 6th grade math during the 2014-2015 school year, and I continue to tutor in elementary math in middle Tennessee, making me familiar with the content and Common Core practices.

Elementary Science

I am certified to teach in the state of Tennessee in grades 4-8. I taught 6th grade science in Nashville during the 2014-2015 school year.

Geology

I received a degree in Earth & Environmental Science from Vanderbilt University.

Vanderbilt University
Sociology, Earth Science

Education

Vanderbilt University (Sociology, Earth Science)

Informative and kind tutor

I was able to verbalize/explain problem solving and Sarah walked me through it. I liked her tutoring style and felt comfortable expressing my confusion and asking questions .

— Shannon, Tallahassee, FL on 10/5/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sara will travel within 20 miles of Sacramento, CA 95821.