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Sarah S.

San Jose, CA

$55/hour

High School Chemistry Tutor

5.0 average from 99 ratings
Well prepared and helpful lesson
— Alyssa, Santa Clara, CA on 11/22/16

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San Jose State University
Chemistry

Education

San Jose State University (Chemistry)

About Sarah

Hello,

I am a senior at my university. I plan on becoming a high school chemistry teacher after I graduate, so I would like to help as many high school students as possible. I have been tutoring high school students in chemistry, math, and English for about 2 years now. I have taught as a volunteer tutor and a private tutor. I have tutored several of my university classmates in general chemistry, and made sure they got all of their homework done, passed exams, etc. I do organic chemistry research concerning the synthesis of free radicals at my university, and chemistry is my main passion along with tutoring and teaching. I enjoy biology, and I have a background in biology as well (cell biology and microbiology), but not the same extent as chemistry. I like learning new fields, and I have taken a large quantity of random engineering courses (materials, civil, electrical, chem E, thermo, etc.), so I have a solid basic background in sciences other than chemistry and biology.

I can also help with English. I have straight A's in all of the college English and writing courses I have taken: English 1A/1B, Technical writing (for engineering), debate/public speaking, and philosophy (which was mostly writing). I teach both ESL and English for native speakers. I can teach grammar, essay writing, and reading comprehension. Structuring essays is interesting to me, and I enjoy teaching people how to create more intricate essays. I can speak Russian because my family is from Russia (I am the first generation here), so I can help native Russian speakers improve their English (with attention to mistakes specifically made by native Russian speakers). My English is a lot better than my Russian. I will gladly assist people of other language backgrounds as well.

I have a very organized style of tutoring, and like to know materials/textbooks/etc. before doing a lesson. I use molecular model sets to help teach organic chemistry, molecular geometry, and hybridization. My style is very relaxed, and I want you to feel confident and comfortable. I love tutoring.
Hello,

I am a senior at my university. I plan on becoming a high school chemistry teacher after I graduate, so I would like to help as many high school students as possible. I have been tutoring high school students in chemistry, Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I provide discounts for lessons conducted in my home.

Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of San Jose, CA 95123
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"Well prepared and helpful lesson"

- Alyssa, Santa Clara, CA on 11/22/16

"Understanding and passionate about teaching"

- Surya, Los Gatos, CA on 7/10/16

"Great Tutor!"

- Alexander, Mountain View, CA on 6/27/16

"Great teacher, very helpful!"

- Lauren, San Jose, CA on 6/14/16

"Really knows her subject"

- Stephanie, Sunnyvale, CA on 5/14/16

"Very helpful!"

- Weston, San Jose, CA on 4/10/16
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Statistics
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry,
Microbiology, Organic Chemistry,
Philosophy
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Literature, Reading, Writing
Computer:
Java
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Speech
Elementary Education:
Reading

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Chemistry

More About Sarah
Chemistry Qualifications
Classes so far:
General chemistry (2 semesters)
Organic Chemistry with lab (2 semesters)
Quantitative Analysis (1 semester)
Biochemistry (1 semester)
industrial chemical calculations (1 semester)
heat and mass transfer (1 semester)

ESL/ESOL

I have straight A's in all of the college English and writing courses I have taken: English1A/1B, Technical writing (for engineering), debate/public speaking, and philosophy (which was mostly writing). I can speak Russian because my family is from Russia (I am the first generation here), so I can help tutor native Russian speakers in English. My English is a lot better than my Russian. I can also help native speakers of other backgrounds.

Organic Chemistry

I am a 4th year university chemistry student. I currently do research in organic chemistry concerning the synthesis of free radicals. I have received A's and B's in all of my organic chemistry courses I have taken. These courses include labs.

Writing

I have been utoring students in English at Mountain View High School, teaching ESL to numerous age groups and skill levels, private tutoring for improving writing skills, A's in English1A/1B, Technical writing (for engineering), debate/public speaking, and philosophy essays.

San Jose State University
Chemistry

Education

San Jose State University (Chemistry)

Well prepared and helpful lesson — Sarah helped me prepared for a college level Gen Chem 2 exam. She was knowledgeable on the subject, and did a good job of making the material easy to understand. We worked through different practice problems together and she did a good job of pointing out questions and concepts that would likely be on the test. I highly recommend Sarah. ...

— Alyssa, Santa Clara, CA on 11/22/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I provide discounts for lessons conducted in my home.

Travel policy

Sarah will travel within 12 miles of San Jose, CA 95123.