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Sarah C.

Experienced Math Tutor, Special Education Teacher, Registered Nurse

Experienced Math Tutor, Special Education Teacher, Registered Nurse

$100/hour

  • 560 hours tutoring

About Sarah


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Hello! I have several years of teaching experience, including work with elementary, high school, and college students. I have two master's degrees: one in psychology and one in special education. I have been teaching and tutoring math (elementary math, algebra, geometry, statistics) for over nine years. I am also a registered nurse tutoring pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical/surgical courses.

No matter the subject, I believe the most important part of teaching is helping students...

Hello! I have several years of teaching experience, including work with elementary, high school, and college students. I have two master's degrees: one in psychology and one in special education. I have been teaching and tutoring math (elementary math, algebra, geometry, statistics) for over nine years. I am also a registered nurse tutoring pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical/surgical courses.

No matter the subject, I believe the most important part of teaching is helping students develop a framework for thinking and a consistent method of problem-solving. If we know the right questions to ask, we can usually find the correct answer. Having a solid approach to problem solving is also an integral part of to building confidence and developing into a life-long learner. I look forward to working with my students to ensure we share our strengths and knowledge with each other.

I currently tutor in the Castle Rock, CO, area or in the online setting. I welcome inquiries about the online tutoring process and work with parents and students of all ages to help that process work well. Since I tutor a wide variety of subjects, my rate reflects the highest of the subjects. However, prices may vary depending on the subject being tutored and the location (face-to-face versus online). Additional considerations to rate changes may include group tutoring, etc.


Education

Kansas State University
Psychology
University of Pittsburgh
Masters
George Mason University/Languages/Business
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $100
  • Rate details: Rates provided as estimates and may be negotiable. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/19/2014

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Schedule

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Statistics

Statistics

I have an extensive background in psychology research, including several publications in peer-reviewed journals. I have taken several semesters of graduate-level statistics classes, including ANOVA, regression, and structural equation modeling. I work hard to help students in both high school and undergraduate levels understand the basics of statistics, the meaning behind the mathematics, and how to interpret and write about statistics in a meaningful way.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have two master's degrees: one in psychology and one in special education. I have taken numerous classes on curriculum in the elementary classroom and teaching across the curriculum. In addition to this background, I have several years of teaching and tutoring experience at the elementary level.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Math can be a challenging subject for students of any age. A strong foundation in elementary math sets the stage for student success in higher-level math courses. Elementary math includes performing the basic mathematic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), as well as the ability to manipulate fractions, find an unknown quantity, and compare different units. For many, successful grasping of these concepts come through the use of manipulatives, visual graphics, and graphic organizers.
Reading

English

Writing,

Writing

I have a master's degree in psychology and have spent nearly ten years performing psychological research. I have several articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Through this experience and my history of teaching writing at various levels, I believe I can help you become an effective scientific writer!
English, Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While many of us may be unaware of it, we use algebra in our lives on a daily basis. For adults, we may be unaware of the presence of algebra because we have internalized the processes and forgotten the names of the steps. But for younger students, algebra seems to be an abstract foreign language. The key to success is illustrating the concepts in a way that links the processes to meaningful situations. I work with my students to find real-life examples of algebra concepts to help the true application and meaning of algebra come to life.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is a critical juncture in which math begins to turn toward the more abstract. I recognize this is a point in which students--even those who have been successful in math--begin to struggle. I work with students at this level to encourage them to recognize how to use information and skills they already have to help them solve problems that seem overwhelming. At this stage, we work hard on developing critical thinking and problem solving skills and use group discussion that looks more like how students might use a college-level study group.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have two master's degrees: one in psychology and one in special education. I have taken numerous classes on curriculum in the elementary classroom and teaching across the curriculum. In addition to this background, I have several years of teaching and tutoring experience at the elementary level.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a complex branch of mathematics dealing with shapes, their properties, and their movements in space. For many students, the introduction of geometry is challenging and abstract. I work with geometry students to model shapes, their properties, and their changes in location throughout space. I believe being able to bridge the informational gap between concrete, representational, and abstract concepts is the way to helping students understand and internalize the meaning of geometric concepts.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra bridges the gap between elementary math and algebra. During prealgebra, students begin looking past the rules of math and begin acquiring an understand of the underlying mechanisms of math. Some think of this as a concentration on the "why" of math. Such thinking helps students prepare for the more abstract processes of algebra.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT success can go a long way in helping students gain acceptance into the college of their dreams and embark on the path of success. SAT lessons provide students with familiarity of the SAT format, strategies for success on the SAT, and concepts covered on the exam.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have an extensive background in psychology research, including several publications in peer-reviewed journals. I have taken several semesters of graduate-level statistics classes, including ANOVA, regression, and structural equation modeling. I work hard to help students in both high school and undergraduate levels understand the basics of statistics, the meaning behind the mathematics, and how to interpret and write about statistics in a meaningful way.
Writing,

Writing

I have a master's degree in psychology and have spent nearly ten years performing psychological research. I have several articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Through this experience and my history of teaching writing at various levels, I believe I can help you become an effective scientific writer!
English, Reading

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While many of us may be unaware of it, we use algebra in our lives on a daily basis. For adults, we may be unaware of the presence of algebra because we have internalized the processes and forgotten the names of the steps. But for younger students, algebra seems to be an abstract foreign language. The key to success is illustrating the concepts in a way that links the processes to meaningful situations. I work with my students to find real-life examples of algebra concepts to help the true application and meaning of algebra come to life.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is a critical juncture in which math begins to turn toward the more abstract. I recognize this is a point in which students--even those who have been successful in math--begin to struggle. I work with students at this level to encourage them to recognize how to use information and skills they already have to help them solve problems that seem overwhelming. At this stage, we work hard on developing critical thinking and problem solving skills and use group discussion that looks more like how students might use a college-level study group.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a complex branch of mathematics dealing with shapes, their properties, and their movements in space. For many students, the introduction of geometry is challenging and abstract. I work with geometry students to model shapes, their properties, and their changes in location throughout space. I believe being able to bridge the informational gap between concrete, representational, and abstract concepts is the way to helping students understand and internalize the meaning of geometric concepts.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra bridges the gap between elementary math and algebra. During prealgebra, students begin looking past the rules of math and begin acquiring an understand of the underlying mechanisms of math. Some think of this as a concentration on the "why" of math. Such thinking helps students prepare for the more abstract processes of algebra.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT success can go a long way in helping students gain acceptance into the college of their dreams and embark on the path of success. SAT lessons provide students with familiarity of the SAT format, strategies for success on the SAT, and concepts covered on the exam.
Statistics

Statistics

I have an extensive background in psychology research, including several publications in peer-reviewed journals. I have taken several semesters of graduate-level statistics classes, including ANOVA, regression, and structural equation modeling. I work hard to help students in both high school and undergraduate levels understand the basics of statistics, the meaning behind the mathematics, and how to interpret and write about statistics in a meaningful way.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While many of us may be unaware of it, we use algebra in our lives on a daily basis. For adults, we may be unaware of the presence of algebra because we have internalized the processes and forgotten the names of the steps. But for younger students, algebra seems to be an abstract foreign language. The key to success is illustrating the concepts in a way that links the processes to meaningful situations. I work with my students to find real-life examples of algebra concepts to help the true application and meaning of algebra come to life.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is a critical juncture in which math begins to turn toward the more abstract. I recognize this is a point in which students--even those who have been successful in math--begin to struggle. I work with students at this level to encourage them to recognize how to use information and skills they already have to help them solve problems that seem overwhelming. At this stage, we work hard on developing critical thinking and problem solving skills and use group discussion that looks more like how students might use a college-level study group.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have two master's degrees: one in psychology and one in special education. I have taken numerous classes on curriculum in the elementary classroom and teaching across the curriculum. In addition to this background, I have several years of teaching and tutoring experience at the elementary level.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a complex branch of mathematics dealing with shapes, their properties, and their movements in space. For many students, the introduction of geometry is challenging and abstract. I work with geometry students to model shapes, their properties, and their changes in location throughout space. I believe being able to bridge the informational gap between concrete, representational, and abstract concepts is the way to helping students understand and internalize the meaning of geometric concepts.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra bridges the gap between elementary math and algebra. During prealgebra, students begin looking past the rules of math and begin acquiring an understand of the underlying mechanisms of math. Some think of this as a concentration on the "why" of math. Such thinking helps students prepare for the more abstract processes of algebra.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have an extensive background in psychology research, including several publications in peer-reviewed journals. I have taken several semesters of graduate-level statistics classes, including ANOVA, regression, and structural equation modeling. I work hard to help students in both high school and undergraduate levels understand the basics of statistics, the meaning behind the mathematics, and how to interpret and write about statistics in a meaningful way.
Writing,

Writing

I have a master's degree in psychology and have spent nearly ten years performing psychological research. I have several articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Through this experience and my history of teaching writing at various levels, I believe I can help you become an effective scientific writer!
English, Reading

Other

Nursing

Nursing

I have a BSN and currently work as a registered nurse. I have been tutoring nursing students in such topics as pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical/surgical nurses for approximately two years.

Science

Nursing,

Nursing

I have a BSN and currently work as a registered nurse. I have been tutoring nursing students in such topics as pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical/surgical nurses for approximately two years.
Psychology

Psychology

Psychology is the study of human behavior. Though we may take it for granted, psychology is all around us. Psychology explains how we learn behaviors--both good behaviors and bad behaviors--and how we interact with others. Psychology is the basis of influence and has incredible impacts on health. My passion for psychology led me to earn a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a Master's degree in biological and health psychology. I have nearly ten years of psychology research experience with a focus on addiction and behavioral learning. My academic and experiential learning in psychology supplements my training in special education and allows me to tailor my teaching to meed the needs of my students. I do this all while making the underlying mechanisms of psychology as relevant as possible.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I earned a Master's degree in Special Education from George Mason University. Through both my educational training and my teaching experience, I have acquired a number of techniques and teaching strategies to help with Attention-Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Special Needs

Special Needs

I earned a Master's Degree in Special Education from George Mason University. The training I received in that program prepared me for working with students with a wide variety of special needs. I have teaching experience as a special educator both in a co-teaching setting and working with individual students on my caseload. I have primarily working with students with ADHD, students with specific learning disabilities related to math and reading, and students with behavior disorder.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While many of us may be unaware of it, we use algebra in our lives on a daily basis. For adults, we may be unaware of the presence of algebra because we have internalized the processes and forgotten the names of the steps. But for younger students, algebra seems to be an abstract foreign language. The key to success is illustrating the concepts in a way that links the processes to meaningful situations. I work with my students to find real-life examples of algebra concepts to help the true application and meaning of algebra come to life.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is a critical juncture in which math begins to turn toward the more abstract. I recognize this is a point in which students--even those who have been successful in math--begin to struggle. I work with students at this level to encourage them to recognize how to use information and skills they already have to help them solve problems that seem overwhelming. At this stage, we work hard on developing critical thinking and problem solving skills and use group discussion that looks more like how students might use a college-level study group.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have two master's degrees: one in psychology and one in special education. I have taken numerous classes on curriculum in the elementary classroom and teaching across the curriculum. In addition to this background, I have several years of teaching and tutoring experience at the elementary level.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a complex branch of mathematics dealing with shapes, their properties, and their movements in space. For many students, the introduction of geometry is challenging and abstract. I work with geometry students to model shapes, their properties, and their changes in location throughout space. I believe being able to bridge the informational gap between concrete, representational, and abstract concepts is the way to helping students understand and internalize the meaning of geometric concepts.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT success can go a long way in helping students gain acceptance into the college of their dreams and embark on the path of success. SAT lessons provide students with familiarity of the SAT format, strategies for success on the SAT, and concepts covered on the exam.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have an extensive background in psychology research, including several publications in peer-reviewed journals. I have taken several semesters of graduate-level statistics classes, including ANOVA, regression, and structural equation modeling. I work hard to help students in both high school and undergraduate levels understand the basics of statistics, the meaning behind the mathematics, and how to interpret and write about statistics in a meaningful way.
Writing,

Writing

I have a master's degree in psychology and have spent nearly ten years performing psychological research. I have several articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Through this experience and my history of teaching writing at various levels, I believe I can help you become an effective scientific writer!
Reading

Test Preparation

SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT success can go a long way in helping students gain acceptance into the college of their dreams and embark on the path of success. SAT lessons provide students with familiarity of the SAT format, strategies for success on the SAT, and concepts covered on the exam.
GRE

Examples of Expertise


Sarah has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (225 ratings)
5 star
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4 star
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3 star
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2 star
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Reviews


Wonderful tutor

Sarah was very helpful in helping my daughter prepare for the SAT. She was kind and patient with her. Also she is very knowledgeable. Her communication after each sessions was greatly appreciated.

Crystal, 5 lessons with Sarah

Calming and knowledgable tutor

Sarah was able to explain some statistics that I could understand. She got me on the right track with my research. Her guidance gave me a new perspective and new confidence. She's a gem!

Lora, 3 lessons with Sarah

Nursing

I have booked so many session on here previously and Sarah understood exactly what I was lacking. Nursing school is tough but with her help I can do better in school. I’m booking her till I graduate. Thank you, Sarah.

Leah, 6 lessons with Sarah

Knowledgeable and great at teaching good learning habits

Sarah is knowledgeable and good to work with. She summarizes sessions well, makes herself available as often as possible and is patient and passes on techniques on how to learn independently. Great tutor!

Lorre, 8 lessons with Sarah

Statistic Tutor

I was happy my son was able to meet with Sarah in person to go over his Statistics. She was great and did a wonderful job of explaining the problems. My son will work with Sarah again.

Colette, 3 lessons with Sarah

Thanks for a great first meeting!

Katie so enjoyed her first meeting with you. She is confident that you can help her with her geometry and feels like she is 100% supported by you. This is the happiest she's been about math in a long time :)

Susan, 24 lessons with Sarah

Great Experience

Sarah worked with me on Statistics in Nursing. Her research background helped to make the concepts easier to grasp. She also gave me some test prep suggestions. Highly recommend!

Rachel, 1 lesson with Sarah
Tutor responded:

Rachel, thank you so much for the feedback. I am so glad I could be helpful!

Great tutor. Very knowledgable

Sarah will take the time to explain material from multiple angles, should the first one not click with you, she can phrase it in a way that it is relatable. I honestly thought I had no chance in doing well in my STATS class and a few lessons with her completely turned that around. She's very flexible with meetings which is great for my schedule!

Megan, 10 lessons with Sarah

great tutor

Sarah works well with Luke and adjusts to his pace. She explains things and ensures he understands them before they move on.

Lynn, 9 lessons with Sarah
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