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Sydney S.

Dedicated, passionate tutor, committed to your success!

Dedicated, passionate tutor, committed to your success!

$50/hour

  • 25 hours tutoring

  • Takoma Takoma Park, MD 20912

About Sydney


Bio

Tutoring is a passion of mine; I love to facilitate learning. But what makes me an effective tutor is not just my passion, but also my personal experience. When I was in college at Northwestern University, I was often on the receiving end of tutoring and I learned that knowledge of a subject alone does not make one a great tutor. The best tutors are compassionate, patient, and dedicated to the success of their students. The best tutors are relatable, and do not become condescending or...

Tutoring is a passion of mine; I love to facilitate learning. But what makes me an effective tutor is not just my passion, but also my personal experience. When I was in college at Northwestern University, I was often on the receiving end of tutoring and I learned that knowledge of a subject alone does not make one a great tutor. The best tutors are compassionate, patient, and dedicated to the success of their students. The best tutors are relatable, and do not become condescending or irritable when their student doesn't understand something. The best tutors are willing to explore different teaching methods, and understand that not all students learn the same way.

In my time as an SAT tutor for Ivy Insiders (during the summers of 2011 and 2012), I applied these principles in an effort to be more than a "good" tutor--to instead be one of the best, and I succeeded. My students' SAT scores improved significantly and I earned some of the best reviews in my region.

I would love to tutor you or your student--so if you think my tutoring approach would work for you then don't hesitate to contact me!


Education

Northwestern University
Psychology

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: $60/hour for clients over 10 miles from Takoma Park
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Takoma Park, MD 20912
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/21/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I was design editor of a publication at Northwestern University for 2 years. I taught the current design team Adobe Photoshop and InDesign through classes and workshops, and I am proficient in Illustrator. As a tutor, I find that the best way for people to learn these programs is through completing a project.
Graphic Design

Graphic Design

I was design editor of a publication at Northwestern University for 2 years. I taught the current design team Adobe Photoshop and InDesign through classes and workshops, and I am proficient in Illustrator. As a tutor, I find that the best way for people to learn these programs is through completing a project.

Business

Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have graphic design experience as well as specific experience creating presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I am very familiar and comfortable with Microsoft Office--even Excel!

Computer

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I was design editor of a publication at Northwestern University for 2 years. I taught the current design team Adobe Photoshop and InDesign through classes and workshops, and I am proficient in Illustrator. As a tutor, I find that the best way for people to learn these programs is through completing a project.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I was design editor of a publication at Northwestern University for 2 years. I taught the current design team Adobe Photoshop and InDesign through classes and workshops, and I am proficient in Illustrator. As a tutor, I find that the best way for people to learn these programs is through completing a project.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have graphic design experience as well as specific experience creating presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I am very familiar and comfortable with Microsoft Office--even Excel!

Corporate Training

Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have graphic design experience as well as specific experience creating presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I am very familiar and comfortable with Microsoft Office--even Excel!
Grammar, Portuguese, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Writing,

Writing

I have extensive writing experience--for a student publication while I was in school and in my various jobs since then.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

I have extensive writing experience--for a student publication while I was in school and in my various jobs since then.
English, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spelling

Language

Portuguese

Math

ACT Math, SAT Math

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

I have extensive writing experience--for a student publication while I was in school and in my various jobs since then.
English, Reading

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I have extensive writing experience--for a student publication while I was in school and in my various jobs since then.
Reading, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Awesome teacher/caters to your needs!

Sydney is an awesome teacher and understands exactly what you need. Adobe InDesign has a lot of cool features, and Sydney knows where to find them and when to use them. Looking forward to our next class(es)!

Diane, 1 lesson with Sydney

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Sydney got me past all the blocks I was trying to hurtle on my own. She gave a great overview of the system. I now feel competent to go forward with what I need to do.

Kristin, 1 lesson with Sydney

Sydney was great

Sydney taught me about links and other aspects of the cookbook I am putting together. She was very friendly, supportive and amazingly efficient. I highly recommend her.

Deborah, 4 lessons with Sydney

Sydney is a great tutor.

Sydney tutored me on the basics of design principles and elements and she was great. I will definitely recommend her to my friends.

June, 1 lesson with Sydney

Smart. Solid. Efficient.

Just what I was looking for -- a super crash course with the essentials of InDesign. I still can't believe how much we were able to accomplish in just 2 hours. But it's because Sydney's style is on point -- professional, clear, good pace, and great way of explaining things. She is also just a really nice and patient person, which is what makes her a great trainer. She also was able to accommodate an urgent request over the weekend of all times! I would definitely pick Sydney for further Adobe trainings. It's not easy to find a tutor, but she's perfect!

Mariola, 1 lesson with Sydney

Excellent Tutor

Sydney is amazing and not only very well versed in InDesign and Photoshop, but she's clearly a seasoned teacher and professional. I was hesitant to try this service, never having met her, but I'm so glad I did. We got through everything quickly. I will definitely use her again in the future and would highly recommend her.

Gianna, 1 lesson with Sydney

Talented Tutor

Sydney is one of the most talented and creative tutors I have met. She is very patient and flexible. She knows InDesign inside and out. I am fortunate and grateful to have her for my graphic design class. She is patient and very friendly. She is dedicated and professional. Design is her thing, I loved working with her. I learned so much, she made graphic design so simple. Thank you, Sydney, I wish you all the best.

Sarah, 3 lessons with Sydney
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$50/hour

Sydney S.

$50/hour

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Response time: 6 hours