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Sandra S.

Minneapolis, MN

$50/hour

Results Focused Master Teacher

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/18/16
5.0 average from 20 ratings
Patient, fun and knowledgeable
— Shawn, Minneapolis, MN on 11/11/16

$50/Hour


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Winona State University
Elementary Education
University of Minnesota
MEd
University of Minnesota
Graduate Coursework

Education

Winona State University (Elementary Education)

University of Minnesota (MEd)

University of Minnesota (Graduate Coursework)

About Sandra

I have been a teacher for 30 years with a Master's degree in Education and also have credentials in special education. I've taught in multiple age groups, multiple subject areas and multiple ability groups, within multiple cultures. Not only have I taught, I have implemented many programs integrating the arts and literacy in the schools I've been assigned. I've taught at an international school for 5 years and am well trained in the teaching of reading and writing.

There have been occasions where I have worked myself out of a tutoring job because the students I worked with made such significant gains they no longer needed tutoring. The parents of the students I've worked with were very pleased and often gave me positive feedback about the meaningful contribution my tutoring made to their child's academic progress.
I implement strategies that are tailored to how the individual student learns best. I work cooperatively with parents to enhance learning. I am very focused on student success and work to get results. I'm an outgoing, upbeat person who is very passionate about teaching and working with students. I've had years of experience and am versed in many strategies and ways to help students find the fun in learning.

As an elementary Math teacher, I have an overall scope and sequence of math skills as they grow in hierarchy from basic math to more complex operations and problem solving. I'm quick to assess a student's number sense and find out where student skills break down and teach to address any math skills necessary for the student to move forwad with confidence.

I am trained in " Six- Plus- One- Traits- of- Writing " ,and have been in the role of a reading specialist. From these positions, I developed using research based techniques to help students increase literacy skills. I've taught English in both elementary and high school settings. I'm passionate about taking a stance as an educator for improving literacy.

Being and elementary education teacher for many years, I've had the opportunity to work with many diverse learners and integrate methods to help them develop academic skills. I was the teacher many parents looked to when their child didn't have the reading, math, or writing skills to feel successful in school. I am a well rounded teacher with knowledge and skill in teaching within the multiple curricular subjects.

I'm here to help you in any way that I can. Tutoring is more than just a job for me, it's my life's work using my unique skill set, that 's been developed over many years, to help students have breakthroughs in learning. My body of successful work in education speaks for itself. I look forward to working with you!
I have been a teacher for 30 years with a Master's degree in Education and also have credentials in special education. I've taught in multiple age groups, multiple subject areas and multiple ability groups, within multiple cultures. Not only have I taught, I have implemented many programs integrating the arts and literacy in the schools I've been Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55408
Background Check: Passed

"Patient, fun and knowledgeable"

- Shawn, Minneapolis, MN on 11/11/16
English:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Phonics,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADHD

I have taught children with ADD/ADHD and am well qualified to create and adapt learning strategies to meet the needs of these students.

Dyslexia

I am a trainer for Direct Instruction which is an approach used to teach reading to students with Dyslexia and other presenting problems interfering with reading fluency.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a teaching license in Elementary Education 1-6th.
I have taught elementary education for 28 years. My license in Special Education includes K-12.

Elementary Math

I am very skilled at providing math skills where they are missing , in order for students who are struggling, to bridge the missing skills to solve math problems presently.

Phonics

I have taught explicit phonics through several programs and have an educational background of 30 years, prior tutoring years of 20 years, and am skilled in several research based methods of teaching phonics.

Special Needs

I hold a MED in education, with specific license in special education including EBD, LD, Gifted and Talented, MMI and have worked with special needs children most of my career. I love the challenge of helping students that no one else can reach. My skill set is varied and result oriented in teaching students in special education.

Winona State University
Elementary Education
University of Minnesota
MEd
University of Minnesota
Graduate Coursework

Education

Winona State University (Elementary Education)

University of Minnesota (MEd)

University of Minnesota (Graduate Coursework)

Patient, fun and knowledgeable

We have had only a few lessons but are very pleased so far! Sandi makes learning fun! We are excited to see how my son's reading will progress with her help!

— Shawn, Minneapolis, MN on 11/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sandra will travel within 15 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55408.