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Sophie M.

San Francisco, CA

$80/hour

Math, science, and test prep tutor fresh out of Stanford

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/23/17
5.0 average from 20 ratings
Patient, Smart, and Knowledgeable PSAT Tutor
— Cristian, San Francisco, CA on 8/23/17

$80/Hour


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Stanford University
Engineering Physics
Stanford University
Master's

Education

Stanford University (Engineering Physics)

Stanford University (Master's)

About Sophie

Striving for an top-notch test score, or mastering math and physics classes, can be daunting and frustrating. Sometimes a teacher doesn’t explain the material well, or abstract concepts don’t quite click. That’s why I bring patience and a positive attitude to my tutoring. I use a technique of offering multiple explanations for each concept, rooting my explanations in content the student already understands. I like to build a rapport with students in early lessons by learning their interests and extracurriculars. I find this helps me communicate in a way that works for the student and makes for a friendly, comfortable relationship.

I can boast of raising a D- student to an A in high school physics, of several 100-point+ boosts in SAT scores, and of sharing dozens of “aha” moments with budding mathematicians. It gives me satisfaction to see my students deeply grasp concepts and improve in their areas of study. I’ve taught all levels of math from pre-algebra to AP calculus, physics (including mechanics, circuits, and E&M), and many standardized tests. My client base is mostly high-school level but I’ve taught children as young as 9 and offer help for college students as well.

I scored 2400 on the SAT and carry a bachelors in engineering physics and masters degree in materials science engineering from Stanford, so I’m well equipped to answer questions students have. In 2015 and 2016 I worked with an elite California tutoring agency with a reputation for producing top marks in standardized tests. I coach SAT, SAT Subject Tests (SAT II), ACT, and ISEE, among others. Since there are conceptual connections between all fields of math and physics, and shared techniques across test formats, I’ve found it productive to have mastery in teaching a wide range of subjects.

Personal interests include sustainable battery technology, energy policy, international travel, current events, and women’s advancement in STEM.

Please feel free to inquire about lessons and we can schedule a first meeting at your convenience. I look forward to working with you or your son/daughter!
Striving for an top-notch test score, or mastering math and physics classes, can be daunting and frustrating. Sometimes a teacher doesn’t explain the material well, or abstract concepts don’t quite click. That’s why I bring patience and a positive attitude to my tutoring. I use a technique of offering multiple explanations for each concept, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of San Francisco, CA 94117
Background Check: Passed

"Patient, Smart, and Knowledgeable PSAT Tutor"

- Cristian, San Francisco, CA on 8/23/17

"Approachable, Kind and Flexible"

- Andrew, Butler, NJ on 7/8/17
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, GRE,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science,
Physics,
PSAT
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

For over two years, I've been helping students achieve the scores they need to get into their dream schools. Test prep can be stressful for students and families, so I always bring patience and enthusiasm to each session, as well as the proven techniques that I've used to help dozens of students significantly improve their performance. In 2015 and 2016 I worked with an elite California tutoring agency.

ACT Math

For over two years, I've been helping students achieve the scores they need to get into their dream schools. Test prep can be stressful for students and families, so I always bring patience and enthusiasm to each session, as well as the proven techniques that I've used to help dozens of students significantly improve their performance. In 2015 and 2016 I worked with an elite California tutoring agency with a reputation for producing top marks in standardized tests.

ACT Reading

For over two years, I've been helping students achieve the scores they need to get into their dream schools. Test prep can be stressful for students and families, so I always bring patience and enthusiasm to each session, as well as the proven techniques that I've used to help dozens of students significantly improve their performance. I carry a bachelors in engineering physics and masters degree in materials science engineering from Stanford, so I’m well equipped to answer questions students have. In 2015 and 2016 I worked with an elite California tutoring agency with a reputation for producing top marks in standardized tests.

ACT Science

For over two years, I've been helping students achieve the scores they need to get into their dream schools. Test prep can be stressful for students and families, so I always bring patience and enthusiasm to each session, as well as the proven techniques that I've used to help dozens of students significantly improve their performance. I carry a engineering physics degree and masters in materials science.

GRE

For over two years, I've been helping my clients achieve the scores they need to get into their dream programs. From reviewing the high school math you haven't seen in years to helping you learn effective test-taking strategies, I can ensure that you do your best on the GRE.

Physics

I completed my undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics at Stanford University and went on to apply my knowledge during a masters in Materials Science and Engineering. I've been tutoring physics for over two years, and teach everything from introductory high school mechanics to college E&M.

PSAT

Test prep can be stressful for students and families, so I always bring patience and enthusiasm to each session, as well as the proven techniques that I've used to help dozens of students do their best.

SAT Math

For over two years, I've been helping students achieve the scores they need to get into their dream schools. Test prep can be stressful for students and families, so I always bring patience and enthusiasm to each session, as well as the proven techniques that I've used to help dozens of students significantly improve their performance.

SAT Reading

For over two years, I've been helping students achieve the scores they need to get into their dream schools. Test prep can be stressful for students and families, so I always bring patience and enthusiasm to each session, as well as the proven techniques that I've used to help dozens of students significantly improve their performance. I carry a bachelors in engineering physics and masters degree in materials science engineering from Stanford.

SAT Writing

For over two years, I've been helping students achieve the scores they need to get into their dream schools. Test prep can be stressful for students and families, so I always bring patience and enthusiasm to each session, as well as the proven techniques that I've used to help dozens of students significantly improve their performance. I carry a bachelors in engineering physics and masters degree in materials science engineering.

SSAT

For over two years, I've been helping students achieve the scores they need to get into their dream schools. Test prep can be stressful for students and families, so I always bring patience and enthusiasm to each session, as well as the proven techniques that I've used to help dozens of students do their best.

Stanford University
Engineering Physics
Stanford University
Master's

Education

Stanford University (Engineering Physics)

Stanford University (Master's)

Patient, Smart, and Knowledgeable PSAT Tutor

Sophie was great. She worked with my son for one lesson in prepping for the PSAT. She is kind and patient and smart. We will gladly continue with her. Highly recommend her for test prep skills.

— Cristian, San Francisco, CA on 8/23/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sophie will travel within 30 miles of San Francisco, CA 94117.