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Sophie M.

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

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

$80/hour

  • 53 hours tutoring

  • San Francisco, CA 94117

About Sophie


Bio

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...

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!


Education

Stanford University
Engineering Physics
Stanford University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $80
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of San Francisco, CA 94117
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/23/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

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.

English

ACT English,

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 Reading,

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.
SAT Reading,

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

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.

Homeschool

Physics,

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.
SAT Math,

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,

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Math

ACT Math,

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.
Physics,

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.
SAT Math,

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Physics,

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

ACT Science,

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.
Physics

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.

Summer

Physics,

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.
SAT Math,

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry

Test Preparation

ACT English,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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.
ISEE,

ISEE

ISEE prep, more than any other test prep, must be adapted to the age and aptitude of the students. I have worked with one student, a 4th grader, on ISEE prep, but I believe that my experience doing ACT and SAT prep would be more applicable to an older student.
PSAT,

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,

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,

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,

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

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.

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

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, 1 lesson with Sophie

Approachable, Kind and Flexible

I had an especially tough general physics instructor and had to complete the material in a shortened time frame. I am not the student who goes out and finds a tutor for each subject, but I really needed to solidify my problem solving approach in physics. Sophie was able to break-down the problems for me and showed me various solutions to a variety of general physics problems. She was approachable, kind and flexible, even when I would ask to re-do the same problem until I understood the material. Sophie was accommodating and heightened my confidence in physics class as our hard work together was proved on the exams. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their abilities in physics or mathematics as she is an excellent tutor.

Andrew, 13 lessons with Sophie
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