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Andrea P.

West Sacramento, CA


Spanish, English, Biology and US History Tutor! Also SAT!

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Background check passed as of 5/24/14
4.8 average from 335 ratings
Subtle mastery of tutoring
— Ryan, Sacramento, CA on 2/12/15

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University of California, San Diego
University of Wisconsin, Madison


University of California, San Diego (Literature)

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Master's)

About Andrea

I have 6 years of experience tutoring students, high school through adult education, in Spanish, English, Biology, and Writing. I have been tutoring SAT now for a whole year.

I tutor Spanish at all levels, beginner through advanced. I have my MA in Spanish, and I studied abroad in Spain for a year. I give presentations in Spanish and translate for a legal services non-profit, too. Finally, I taught two years of Spanish 101 at the University of Wisconsin.

When I tutor English for middle and high school students, I emphasize composition and literary analysis, both skills I have honed through my bachelor's degree in Literature. SAT Reading and Writing are tests on which I've prepared students to do score high.

For AP and IB Biology students, I break down concepts in easy-to-understand ways and assist with memorizing the large biological vocabulary required. My college classes in Biology, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, and Marine Biology/ Oceanography, taken at UCSD, give me a strong science background.

US History is the final course I tutor. Students at both the introductory and AP levels have worked with me on comprehension, memorization, and analysis of the history in their courses.

I believe a strong tutor-student relationship is essential to successful tutoring. It is important that students feel comfortable asking questions. I endeavor to earn the respect of my students so that I can push them to do their best work. Working together with families, I help my students to succeed.
I have 6 years of experience tutoring students, high school through adult education, in Spanish, English, Biology, and Read more

10 hours notice required

Proofreading ONLY, $25/HR

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of West Sacramento, CA 95605
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Subtle mastery of tutoring"

- Ryan, Sacramento, CA on 2/12/15

"Very Patient"

- Michelle, West Sacramento, CA on 9/4/14

"Working wonders"

- Christina, Sacramento, CA on 11/14/13

"Great tutor"

- Tacey, Carmichael, CA on 8/19/13

"Excellent Service"

- Max, Sacramento, CA on 8/2/13

"Helped bring my sons grade up"

- Rajni, Sacramento, CA on 6/17/13

"Muy Buena!"

- Catherine, San Francisco, CA on 9/23/10
SAT Math
Biology, Geology
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

Since working for a tutoring company in Sacramento, I have tutored many young children in grade school subjects, most commonly reading and writing. For reading comprehension and fluency, I follow reading-level appropriate materials as determined by the students' current abilities and then, through repetition and focus on phonics concepts, we move forward to more difficult books. This approach has worked with first, second, and third graders very well. I let my students choose among books at their current level, which I select, and then I have them repeat the reading once or twice until they read it fluently. After a first reading we review the phonetic concepts that have been causing them difficulty. Some reading series even have word lists and phonetic practice built into the books. The parents of the children I have tutored have been very happy with my services and their childrens' progress. I look forward to working with you and your child to achieve greater success for them in school.


I have played violin for 13 years, beginning when I was eleven. I have studied with several different private teachers and mastered various bowing and fingering techniques. In high school, I played with the Portland Symphony Youth Orchestra in Portland, ME, and I was accepted twice into the Maine All State Music Festival orchestra as a Second Violin.

I have also tutored three students, seven, ten, and 14 year olds, in beginning violin.

University of California, San Diego
University of Wisconsin, Madison


University of California, San Diego (Literature)

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Master's)

Subtle mastery of tutoring — Andrea is patient and consistent in her approach with Ryan- gently encourages the student to follow the thought process and believe in himself. ...

— Ryan, Sacramento, CA on 2/12/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Proofreading ONLY, $25/HR

Travel policy

Andrea will travel within 15 miles of West Sacramento, CA 95605.