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Sara S.

Wilmington, NC

$45/hr

Learn to LOVE Math - I can help!

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Help without Judgment
— Beth, Bel Air, MD on 2/26/13

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University of Maryland, College Park
University of Maryland College Park
Master's

Education

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland College Park (Master's)

About Sara

I am a graduate of the University of Maryland, with a B.S. in Mathematics and M. Eng. in Systems Engineering. With over 10 years' experience tutoring and 5 years' teaching at the middle school, high school, and community college levels, I have learned that teaching is more than just delivery of information. I believe that educators must instill confidence in their students, for they will only be successful when they believe it is possible. I also believe that most students struggle with advanced concepts in mathematics, not because they are incapable of understanding, but because somewhere along the way, they missed some fundamental concepts, resulting in a flawed foundation. Without a strong foundation, students struggle to build upon previous knowledge, resulting in a lack of understanding and frustration. Taking the time to repair the foundation is always the first step towards not only addressing the challenge at hand, but preparing students to navigate the challenges yet to come. I am a graduate of the University of Maryland, with a B.S. in Mathematics and M. Eng. in Systems Engineering. With over 10 years' experience tutoring and 5 years' teaching at the middle school, high school, and community college levels, I have learned that teaching is more than just Read more

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Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Wilmington, NC 28401

"Help without Judgment"

- Beth, Bel Air, MD on 2/26/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Computer:
MATLAB
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Yoga

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Differential Equations

I hold a BS in mathematics with two courses in differential equations.

Discrete Math

While my academic career did not include a formal course in "discrete math," much of the coursework for my bachelor's in mathematics repeatedly covered the concepts of sets, logic, induction, functions, relations, sequences, recursion, combinatorics, graphs and trees, and matrices.

Linear Algebra

I hold a BS in Mathematics with one course in linear algebra.

MATLAB

In addition to using MATLAB all through college, I also used it when I worked for NASA, to write the GUI and alignment algorithms for the mirror assembly of the Next Generation Space Telescope. Also, while working for the Department of Defense, I used MATLAB to process and analyze images for quantitative data.

Praxis

I held an MD Teaching Certificate, and scored high on my Praxis.

Yoga

I hold an RYT 200 hour certificate. I was trained with Yoga Works in 2013.

University of Maryland, College Park
University of Maryland College Park
Master's

Education

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland College Park (Master's)

Help without Judgment — My daughter has always struggled with Math. Eighth grade algebra is no different. Sara has identified some of the foundation pieces where she is rusty. During their hour session, Sara offers her practice pages in those areas along with tutoring on the weekly lessons. Her math grade has improved by one letter grade; this would not be possible if she was not comfortable with Sara. She tells me ...

— Beth, Bel Air, MD on 2/26/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sara will travel within 40 miles of Wilmington, NC 28401.

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