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Sophia A.

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Spunky Tutor - Ready for All Needs

$50/hour

  • 552 hours tutoring

  • Potomac, MD 20854

About Sophia


Bio

Need a spunky tutor who makes learning fun? I'm it! History, reading, English, government, writing...you name it I do it! Your search for the perfect tutor is over! Contact me immediately for details!

I am a retired Montgomery County Educator 1-12 and Kaplan Tutor. I have taught in private school as well. I also teach in the Brain Camp, McLean School of Potomac in the summer. I have taught in the elementary, middle and high school arenas and love teaching! I have flexible hours and tons of...

Need a spunky tutor who makes learning fun? I'm it! History, reading, English, government, writing...you name it I do it! Your search for the perfect tutor is over! Contact me immediately for details!

I am a retired Montgomery County Educator 1-12 and Kaplan Tutor. I have taught in private school as well. I also teach in the Brain Camp, McLean School of Potomac in the summer. I have taught in the elementary, middle and high school arenas and love teaching! I have flexible hours and tons of experience. For a fun way to learn, study, do homework, I'm your tutor!


Education

University of MD, College Park
undergrad
University of MD, College Park
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 4 miles of Potomac, MD 20854
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/8/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I am a retired MCPS educator. I have taught English, language skills, and organization skills to 6th through 12th graders, to reluctant learners, as well as honor and AP students. I have a passion for the correct use of grammar and teaching students to write.
Greek,

Greek

I am able to teach modern Greek, as I am a fluent Greek speaker. I can help children and adults in speaking, spelling, and grammar.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught elementary school for 17 years in Montgomery County Public Schools, teaching every subject from Language Arts-to-Science and loved every minute of it. I enjoy teaching elementary students as they are like sponges: absorbing every tidbit with which they are presented. In addition, they possess a love of learning which has yet to be diluted by the conformities experienced in middle and high school. They also possess a unique perspective of the world around them, which allows for creativity uninhibited by an adult perspective. My original BS degree was in Education Grades 1-8. Subsequently, I went on to being certified in and teaching Reading, English and History through high school for 17 years.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am a retired MCPS educator. I have taught English, language skills, and organization skills to 6th through 12th graders, to reluctant learners, as well as honor and AP students. I have a passion for the correct use of grammar and teaching students to write.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading in Montgomery County Public Schools on the elementary and middle schools for a number of years. I have been certified in reading and have taught the gamut of all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished readers and every level in between, including the gifted and those with special needs. My aim is to make reading a fun activity giving students the joy of discovering its wonders.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a retired Montgomery County Public School Educator and have participated in numerous after school study groups, and study skill organizational groups during my tenure of active teaching. My strategies for instilling/teaching study skills include graphic organizers which set the tone: setting priorities, goal setting, student created study plan, calendar to aid in time management for both short-term and long-term assignments. I also have the student create an observation sheet as to how their time is utilized to manage same for optimum educational benefits. It is also important to emphasize the importance of a conducive area for study where distractions do not impede the process. Learning to use academic vocabulary and mnemonic devices, as well as seriously monitoring homework, are essential strategies. It is also essential to make the student aware of the lecture/information presentation of the instructor/teacher once topic has been introduced: compare/contrast, sequencing events, problem solving, cause and effect. Being aware of these styles is an essential aid to taking notes. Some students work best beginning with a to-do list as they begin the study session; some do best when tackling what they consider the most difficult task first; after that everything seems easier.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Please note that I am a retired certified MCPS teacher. I am more than familiar with and have tutored the ACT, as well as the SAT and PSAT. In addition, I have tutored for Kaplan and am familiar with their strategies and approaches.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I am a retired MCPS educator certified in English, Reading and History. I continue to work for MCPS as a substitute and am cognizant both of the MCPS curricula and what is needed to prepare for the ACT. I have coached students in preparation for the ACT and SAT for the past 6 years.
English,

English

I have taught the whole gamut of reading,English and writing to reluctant students, students with disabilities, gifted students and IB students. The three blended subjects are my passion.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am a retired MCPS educator. I have taught English, language skills, and organization skills to 6th through 12th graders, to reluctant learners, as well as honor and AP students. I have a passion for the correct use of grammar and teaching students to write.
Literature,

Literature

I am a retired MCPS English and History educator and have taught the gamut of English literature and grammar from AP to remedial. Further experience includes having taught and tutored students preparing for the SATs (Kaplan) and ACT exam with much success. My years of experience have given me insight as to various types of learning styles, as well as temperaments, motivation and initiative exhibited by students under my tutelage. My focus on tutoring centers around these variables which I have found works best for success.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading in Montgomery County Public Schools on the elementary and middle schools for a number of years. I have been certified in reading and have taught the gamut of all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished readers and every level in between, including the gifted and those with special needs. My aim is to make reading a fun activity giving students the joy of discovering its wonders.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored for the SAT in Critical Reading, English grammar and sentence completion, as well as writing for Kaplan. I am also a retired MCPS English and History teacher, having taught all levels in both subjects from Middle to High School. My goal is to impart a sense of language and its manipulation to my students not only to improve their SAT scores, but as life long skills available in their future careers.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am a retired MCPS educator with certifications in both English and history. I have tutored students both privately and for Kaplan in preparation for the PSATs and SATS. My passion is in writing to to be concise, understood and yet enjoyable. My testimonials speak for themselves.
Writing,

Writing

I am a retired MCPS educator certified in English, History, and Reading grades 1-12. I have taught in the county schools for 30 years and continue to substitute. I also have tutored for Kapkan. Certification in English and Reading implies a proficiency and courses in writing as the subjects are intertwined. I have a passion for the 3 combined subjects and delight in getting my students to share the passion and thus the skills of gleaning enough meaning from their reading to be able to express themselves in writing. My motto is to teach learning to learn and that embodies comprehension. Without true comprehension, including inferences and critical thinking skills communication through the written word is for naught.
Proofreading, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

Teaching history is my passion. I have taught American History for many a year and find it exhilarating when the "light goes on" and the significance of our past is related to our present and perhaps future.
European History,

European History

Teaching history is my passion. It is gratifying to impart a sense of the workings of our contemporary world as it relates to what has gone before our time. I have taught World History, European History, Ancient and American History for many a year and find it exhilarating when the "light goes on" and the significance of our past is related to our present and perhaps future.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I am a retired MCPS history teacher with wide experience in all phases of the Social Studies curriculum, including American and World History, as well as Government and Politics. In addition, I have experience with all types of learners including the reluctant and the gifted. History is my passion and I enjoy nothing better than imparting the love I have for the subject to my students.
World History,

World History

I majored in and am certified to teach World History. I have taught the full gamut of the subject, and all skill ranges from Honors, through IB and SAT Subject Tests.
Geography

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught elementary school for 17 years in Montgomery County Public Schools, teaching every subject from Language Arts-to-Science and loved every minute of it. I enjoy teaching elementary students as they are like sponges: absorbing every tidbit with which they are presented. In addition, they possess a love of learning which has yet to be diluted by the conformities experienced in middle and high school. They also possess a unique perspective of the world around them, which allows for creativity uninhibited by an adult perspective. My original BS degree was in Education Grades 1-8. Subsequently, I went on to being certified in and teaching Reading, English and History through high school for 17 years.
English,

English

I have taught the whole gamut of reading,English and writing to reluctant students, students with disabilities, gifted students and IB students. The three blended subjects are my passion.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading in Montgomery County Public Schools on the elementary and middle schools for a number of years. I have been certified in reading and have taught the gamut of all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished readers and every level in between, including the gifted and those with special needs. My aim is to make reading a fun activity giving students the joy of discovering its wonders.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored for the SAT in Critical Reading, English grammar and sentence completion, as well as writing for Kaplan. I am also a retired MCPS English and History teacher, having taught all levels in both subjects from Middle to High School. My goal is to impart a sense of language and its manipulation to my students not only to improve their SAT scores, but as life long skills available in their future careers.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a retired Montgomery County Public School Educator and have participated in numerous after school study groups, and study skill organizational groups during my tenure of active teaching. My strategies for instilling/teaching study skills include graphic organizers which set the tone: setting priorities, goal setting, student created study plan, calendar to aid in time management for both short-term and long-term assignments. I also have the student create an observation sheet as to how their time is utilized to manage same for optimum educational benefits. It is also important to emphasize the importance of a conducive area for study where distractions do not impede the process. Learning to use academic vocabulary and mnemonic devices, as well as seriously monitoring homework, are essential strategies. It is also essential to make the student aware of the lecture/information presentation of the instructor/teacher once topic has been introduced: compare/contrast, sequencing events, problem solving, cause and effect. Being aware of these styles is an essential aid to taking notes. Some students work best beginning with a to-do list as they begin the study session; some do best when tackling what they consider the most difficult task first; after that everything seems easier.
Writing,

Writing

I am a retired MCPS educator certified in English, History, and Reading grades 1-12. I have taught in the county schools for 30 years and continue to substitute. I also have tutored for Kapkan. Certification in English and Reading implies a proficiency and courses in writing as the subjects are intertwined. I have a passion for the 3 combined subjects and delight in getting my students to share the passion and thus the skills of gleaning enough meaning from their reading to be able to express themselves in writing. My motto is to teach learning to learn and that embodies comprehension. Without true comprehension, including inferences and critical thinking skills communication through the written word is for naught.
Spelling

Language

Greek

Greek

I am able to teach modern Greek, as I am a fluent Greek speaker. I can help children and adults in speaking, spelling, and grammar.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught elementary school for 17 years in Montgomery County Public Schools, teaching every subject from Language Arts-to-Science and loved every minute of it. I enjoy teaching elementary students as they are like sponges: absorbing every tidbit with which they are presented. In addition, they possess a love of learning which has yet to be diluted by the conformities experienced in middle and high school. They also possess a unique perspective of the world around them, which allows for creativity uninhibited by an adult perspective. My original BS degree was in Education Grades 1-8. Subsequently, I went on to being certified in and teaching Reading, English and History through high school for 17 years.
English,

English

I have taught the whole gamut of reading,English and writing to reluctant students, students with disabilities, gifted students and IB students. The three blended subjects are my passion.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading in Montgomery County Public Schools on the elementary and middle schools for a number of years. I have been certified in reading and have taught the gamut of all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished readers and every level in between, including the gifted and those with special needs. My aim is to make reading a fun activity giving students the joy of discovering its wonders.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a retired Montgomery County Public School Educator and have participated in numerous after school study groups, and study skill organizational groups during my tenure of active teaching. My strategies for instilling/teaching study skills include graphic organizers which set the tone: setting priorities, goal setting, student created study plan, calendar to aid in time management for both short-term and long-term assignments. I also have the student create an observation sheet as to how their time is utilized to manage same for optimum educational benefits. It is also important to emphasize the importance of a conducive area for study where distractions do not impede the process. Learning to use academic vocabulary and mnemonic devices, as well as seriously monitoring homework, are essential strategies. It is also essential to make the student aware of the lecture/information presentation of the instructor/teacher once topic has been introduced: compare/contrast, sequencing events, problem solving, cause and effect. Being aware of these styles is an essential aid to taking notes. Some students work best beginning with a to-do list as they begin the study session; some do best when tackling what they consider the most difficult task first; after that everything seems easier.
Writing

Writing

I am a retired MCPS educator certified in English, History, and Reading grades 1-12. I have taught in the county schools for 30 years and continue to substitute. I also have tutored for Kapkan. Certification in English and Reading implies a proficiency and courses in writing as the subjects are intertwined. I have a passion for the 3 combined subjects and delight in getting my students to share the passion and thus the skills of gleaning enough meaning from their reading to be able to express themselves in writing. My motto is to teach learning to learn and that embodies comprehension. Without true comprehension, including inferences and critical thinking skills communication through the written word is for naught.

Other

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I am a retired MCPS history teacher with wide experience in all phases of the Social Studies curriculum, including American and World History, as well as Government and Politics. In addition, I have experience with all types of learners including the reluctant and the gifted. History is my passion and I enjoy nothing better than imparting the love I have for the subject to my students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a retired Montgomery County Public School Educator and have participated in numerous after school study groups, and study skill organizational groups during my tenure of active teaching. My strategies for instilling/teaching study skills include graphic organizers which set the tone: setting priorities, goal setting, student created study plan, calendar to aid in time management for both short-term and long-term assignments. I also have the student create an observation sheet as to how their time is utilized to manage same for optimum educational benefits. It is also important to emphasize the importance of a conducive area for study where distractions do not impede the process. Learning to use academic vocabulary and mnemonic devices, as well as seriously monitoring homework, are essential strategies. It is also essential to make the student aware of the lecture/information presentation of the instructor/teacher once topic has been introduced: compare/contrast, sequencing events, problem solving, cause and effect. Being aware of these styles is an essential aid to taking notes. Some students work best beginning with a to-do list as they begin the study session; some do best when tackling what they consider the most difficult task first; after that everything seems easier.
Geography

Special Needs

Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

Since dyslexia differs for each person dependent on the severity of the condition effectiveness of instruction must vary accordingly. Although the core difficulty lies in reading words because of a difficulty in processing and manipulating sounds, some students with dyslexia are able to learn early reading and spelling tasks, However the dyslexic student encounters difficulties when the more challenging problems of complex language skills, such as grammar, textbook material and essay reading and writing are required. I have taught dyslexic students in county schools for a number of years, as well as one-on-one situations, as well as having completed a course in teaching these special students. I am quite versed in the strategies needed for these students to succeed.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I am a retired Montgomery County Public School Educator and have participated in numerous after school study groups, and study skill organizational groups during my tenure of active teaching. My strategies for instilling/teaching study skills include graphic organizers which set the tone: setting priorities, goal setting, student created study plan, calendar to aid in time management for both short-term and long-term assignments. I also have the student create an observation sheet as to how their time is utilized to manage same for optimum educational benefits. It is also important to emphasize the importance of a conducive area for study where distractions do not impede the process. Learning to use academic vocabulary and mnemonic devices, as well as seriously monitoring homework, are essential strategies. It is also essential to make the student aware of the lecture/information presentation of the instructor/teacher once topic has been introduced: compare/contrast, sequencing events, problem solving, cause and effect. Being aware of these styles is an essential aid to taking notes. Some students work best beginning with a to-do list as they begin the study session; some do best when tackling what they consider the most difficult task first; after that everything seems easier.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught elementary school for 17 years in Montgomery County Public Schools, teaching every subject from Language Arts-to-Science and loved every minute of it. I enjoy teaching elementary students as they are like sponges: absorbing every tidbit with which they are presented. In addition, they possess a love of learning which has yet to be diluted by the conformities experienced in middle and high school. They also possess a unique perspective of the world around them, which allows for creativity uninhibited by an adult perspective. My original BS degree was in Education Grades 1-8. Subsequently, I went on to being certified in and teaching Reading, English and History through high school for 17 years.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading in Montgomery County Public Schools on the elementary and middle schools for a number of years. I have been certified in reading and have taught the gamut of all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished readers and every level in between, including the gifted and those with special needs. My aim is to make reading a fun activity giving students the joy of discovering its wonders.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a retired Montgomery County Public School Educator and have participated in numerous after school study groups, and study skill organizational groups during my tenure of active teaching. My strategies for instilling/teaching study skills include graphic organizers which set the tone: setting priorities, goal setting, student created study plan, calendar to aid in time management for both short-term and long-term assignments. I also have the student create an observation sheet as to how their time is utilized to manage same for optimum educational benefits. It is also important to emphasize the importance of a conducive area for study where distractions do not impede the process. Learning to use academic vocabulary and mnemonic devices, as well as seriously monitoring homework, are essential strategies. It is also essential to make the student aware of the lecture/information presentation of the instructor/teacher once topic has been introduced: compare/contrast, sequencing events, problem solving, cause and effect. Being aware of these styles is an essential aid to taking notes. Some students work best beginning with a to-do list as they begin the study session; some do best when tackling what they consider the most difficult task first; after that everything seems easier.
Writing

Writing

I am a retired MCPS educator certified in English, History, and Reading grades 1-12. I have taught in the county schools for 30 years and continue to substitute. I also have tutored for Kapkan. Certification in English and Reading implies a proficiency and courses in writing as the subjects are intertwined. I have a passion for the 3 combined subjects and delight in getting my students to share the passion and thus the skills of gleaning enough meaning from their reading to be able to express themselves in writing. My motto is to teach learning to learn and that embodies comprehension. Without true comprehension, including inferences and critical thinking skills communication through the written word is for naught.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Please note that I am a retired certified MCPS teacher. I am more than familiar with and have tutored the ACT, as well as the SAT and PSAT. In addition, I have tutored for Kaplan and am familiar with their strategies and approaches.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I am a retired MCPS educator certified in English, Reading and History. I continue to work for MCPS as a substitute and am cognizant both of the MCPS curricula and what is needed to prepare for the ACT. I have coached students in preparation for the ACT and SAT for the past 6 years.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored for the SAT in Critical Reading, English grammar and sentence completion, as well as writing for Kaplan. I am also a retired MCPS English and History teacher, having taught all levels in both subjects from Middle to High School. My goal is to impart a sense of language and its manipulation to my students not only to improve their SAT scores, but as life long skills available in their future careers.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I am a retired MCPS educator with certifications in both English and history. I have tutored students both privately and for Kaplan in preparation for the PSATs and SATS. My passion is in writing to to be concise, understood and yet enjoyable. My testimonials speak for themselves.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (250 ratings)
5 star
(222)
4 star
(25)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(2)
1 star
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Reviews


Great find!

Sophia was God sent! My daughter was scheduled to write an in class "Personal Essay" the following day. Sophia was all over it, helping her plan and conceive of the essay. Great find!

Linz, 23 lessons with Sophia

Very experienced and patient

My son had 5 lessons with Ms. Sophia. She is very experienced with the Montgomery county school system. She evaluated my son at the first meeting and selected different reading materials based on his level. She was always well prepared coming to each session. She is patient, caring, well organized, and dedicated. I liked her teaching style and my son worked well with her.

Kelly, 22 lessons with Sophia

Knowledgeable and patient tutor!

Sophia is a very knowledgeable and patient tutor! Despite our 5th grade daughter's reservations about being tutored, Sophia was able to connect with her, hone in on exactly what she needed, and provide a very productive session. We were very satisfied with Sophia and would definitely recommend her to others!

Melanie, 1 lesson with Sophia
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the kudos! I enjoyed working with your daughter.

Excellent

She is excellent, my son's grade have improved a lot, and he got his confidence back as well. I wish all teachers were like her!

Celine, 12 lessons with Sophia
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much! Your son is a pleasure with whom to work! He is both receptive and cooperative.

Great tutor!

Sophia A. is fabulous - great command of modern Greek. When my daughter is a bit older we will likely try this again.

Maria, 1 lesson with Sophia
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