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Sandra A.

NJ Certified Teacher since 1980. All subjects Certified Math .

NJ Certified Teacher since 1980. All subjects Certified Math .

$35/hour

  • 334 hours tutoring

  • Sparta, NJ 07871

"Knowledgable, helpful, and encouraging"

Melissa, 18 lessons with Sandra

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About Sandra


Bio

Success involves practical application of self-education. The right "fit" for educating a student is really a combination of student motivation and teacher stimulation. You can make teaching fun and interesting. It separates those who become life-long learners and those who learn by "rote". I have been teaching for over 15 years in different capacities. My college experience in teaching at Sussex County College, Newton, NJ, showed me how 90% of successful learning is based on attitude and st...

Success involves practical application of self-education. The right "fit" for educating a student
is really a combination of student motivation and teacher stimulation.

You can make teaching fun and interesting. It separates those who become life-long learners and those who learn by "rote". I have been teaching for over 15 years in different capacities. My college experience in teaching at Sussex County College, Newton, NJ, showed me how 90% of successful learning is based on attitude and student motivation. Stimulation seems to be a "given" with most college students; they want to be there.

Attitude is essential whether you are teaching in elementary grades or college courses. Scientifically, there are many studies done, which show a control group and a random group of students who are told they are the "best and brightest" in their class. Students from both groups are given I.Q. Tests (Subject tests, personality tests, etc.) and 99% of the time, the group labeled "brightest" scored the
highest (even though they were ALL picked at random). Most students of all levels succeeded their expectations and those of their teachers/professors.

I have my NJ Teaching License, and have been teaching for over 20 years. My credentials include Professor at Sussex County Community College, and Math Teacher for Hamburg Public Schools. I tutored Algebra and Middle School Math, and am currently a Substitute for Sparta Middle School and High School for the past 14 years.

In conclusion, I am a strong proponent of treating emotional intelligence and intellectual intelligence to create the perfect environment.


Education

Univ. of Southern Connecticut
BS Education
Wayne Paterson
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Sparta, NJ 07871
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/1/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

B.S. Education/Minor in Mathematics NJ/CT Educator/Certified k-8 Candidate for Highly Qualified Mathematics Teacher/Long-term Substitute Sparta Township Schools, NJ Tutor for 10 years with various tutor companies Mortgage Processor/Statistical Analyst
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught in Middle School for over 10 years, (Sparta NJ Twnshp) Over the years study skills have been one of my specific interests. I have worked extensively with Special Education Students/Resource Classes on how to more effectively study and take notes for their individual subjects. I have found that instruction with Note-Taking and Organizing an Outline is an essential art that is not taught typically and is most needed. Studies show a correlation with effective note-taking can raise a grade or more. I also taught Basic Skills at a local Community College (Sussex Community College, Newton NJ) several years ago and the course entailed "Whether you were a Visual Learner or Audio Learner?" Each student was given instruction and a rubric to find what type of Learner they were. The results were amazing as each student gained such insight in reaching his/her potential. Study Skills is so foundational that I would make it a requirement in all middle or high schools. Most of my tutoring starts with creating a study guide in outline form as to the the objective and over-all practicality of the course and the strategy to achieve it.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I tutored High School students in Algebra II.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am currently a Kumon Math tutor. I work with different levels of students from Math Basics to Algebra II in the Sparta Middle School and High School. I have had great success with many of my students, which is why I have a 5-star rating. Check out the testimonials. Once you change your mindset (to achieving Math success at any level): You will succeed at it...
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught in Middle School for over 10 years, (Sparta NJ Twnshp) Over the years study skills have been one of my specific interests. I have worked extensively with Special Education Students/Resource Classes on how to more effectively study and take notes for their individual subjects. I have found that instruction with Note-Taking and Organizing an Outline is an essential art that is not taught typically and is most needed. Studies show a correlation with effective note-taking can raise a grade or more. I also taught Basic Skills at a local Community College (Sussex Community College, Newton NJ) several years ago and the course entailed "Whether you were a Visual Learner or Audio Learner?" Each student was given instruction and a rubric to find what type of Learner they were. The results were amazing as each student gained such insight in reaching his/her potential. Study Skills is so foundational that I would make it a requirement in all middle or high schools. Most of my tutoring starts with creating a study guide in outline form as to the the objective and over-all practicality of the course and the strategy to achieve it.
Algebra 1, Geometry, SAT Math, Spelling

Math

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I tutored High School students in Algebra II.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am currently a Kumon Math tutor. I work with different levels of students from Math Basics to Algebra II in the Sparta Middle School and High School. I have had great success with many of my students, which is why I have a 5-star rating. Check out the testimonials. Once you change your mindset (to achieving Math success at any level): You will succeed at it...
Algebra 1, Geometry, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I tutored High School students in Algebra II.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am currently a Kumon Math tutor. I work with different levels of students from Math Basics to Algebra II in the Sparta Middle School and High School. I have had great success with many of my students, which is why I have a 5-star rating. Check out the testimonials. Once you change your mindset (to achieving Math success at any level): You will succeed at it...
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught in Middle School for over 10 years, (Sparta NJ Twnshp) Over the years study skills have been one of my specific interests. I have worked extensively with Special Education Students/Resource Classes on how to more effectively study and take notes for their individual subjects. I have found that instruction with Note-Taking and Organizing an Outline is an essential art that is not taught typically and is most needed. Studies show a correlation with effective note-taking can raise a grade or more. I also taught Basic Skills at a local Community College (Sussex Community College, Newton NJ) several years ago and the course entailed "Whether you were a Visual Learner or Audio Learner?" Each student was given instruction and a rubric to find what type of Learner they were. The results were amazing as each student gained such insight in reaching his/her potential. Study Skills is so foundational that I would make it a requirement in all middle or high schools. Most of my tutoring starts with creating a study guide in outline form as to the the objective and over-all practicality of the course and the strategy to achieve it.
Algebra 1, Geometry

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught in Middle School for over 10 years, (Sparta NJ Twnshp) Over the years study skills have been one of my specific interests. I have worked extensively with Special Education Students/Resource Classes on how to more effectively study and take notes for their individual subjects. I have found that instruction with Note-Taking and Organizing an Outline is an essential art that is not taught typically and is most needed. Studies show a correlation with effective note-taking can raise a grade or more. I also taught Basic Skills at a local Community College (Sussex Community College, Newton NJ) several years ago and the course entailed "Whether you were a Visual Learner or Audio Learner?" Each student was given instruction and a rubric to find what type of Learner they were. The results were amazing as each student gained such insight in reaching his/her potential. Study Skills is so foundational that I would make it a requirement in all middle or high schools. Most of my tutoring starts with creating a study guide in outline form as to the the objective and over-all practicality of the course and the strategy to achieve it.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught in Middle School for over 10 years, (Sparta NJ Twnshp) Over the years study skills have been one of my specific interests. I have worked extensively with Special Education Students/Resource Classes on how to more effectively study and take notes for their individual subjects. I have found that instruction with Note-Taking and Organizing an Outline is an essential art that is not taught typically and is most needed. Studies show a correlation with effective note-taking can raise a grade or more. I also taught Basic Skills at a local Community College (Sussex Community College, Newton NJ) several years ago and the course entailed "Whether you were a Visual Learner or Audio Learner?" Each student was given instruction and a rubric to find what type of Learner they were. The results were amazing as each student gained such insight in reaching his/her potential. Study Skills is so foundational that I would make it a requirement in all middle or high schools. Most of my tutoring starts with creating a study guide in outline form as to the the objective and over-all practicality of the course and the strategy to achieve it.

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I tutored High School students in Algebra II.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught in Middle School for over 10 years, (Sparta NJ Twnshp) Over the years study skills have been one of my specific interests. I have worked extensively with Special Education Students/Resource Classes on how to more effectively study and take notes for their individual subjects. I have found that instruction with Note-Taking and Organizing an Outline is an essential art that is not taught typically and is most needed. Studies show a correlation with effective note-taking can raise a grade or more. I also taught Basic Skills at a local Community College (Sussex Community College, Newton NJ) several years ago and the course entailed "Whether you were a Visual Learner or Audio Learner?" Each student was given instruction and a rubric to find what type of Learner they were. The results were amazing as each student gained such insight in reaching his/her potential. Study Skills is so foundational that I would make it a requirement in all middle or high schools. Most of my tutoring starts with creating a study guide in outline form as to the the objective and over-all practicality of the course and the strategy to achieve it.
Algebra 1, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great teacher

Sandra A. was very patient and explained to my daughter the concepts in a simple and easy way for her to understand. My daughter loved the time with her and looking forward to do the rest of homework. Thank you, Sandra A.

Agnes, 1 lesson with Sandra

So Patient and Knowledgeable!

Sandra has infinite patience with me and my many questions, and when I tell her to back up and repeat something so that I make sure I understand it. This algebra stuff is actually starting to make sense now!

Michelle, 3 lessons with Sandra

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Sandra was wonderful. She took the time to understand my son and develope a plan of action for his success. She was very knowledgeable in pre algebra. My son felt very confident after being with Sandra.

Debbie, 5 lessons with Sandra

Great tutor

Excellent teacher and gave my daughter the confidence she needed to improve in algebra. I would recommend Sandra if you are looking for math tutor. Excellent teachers and very patient and understanding what a student needs

Mary E, 11 lessons with Sandra

Great friendly and knowledgable

Sandra, is very knowledgable and very good sense of understanding our daughters personality and needs. She does her research ahead of time by reaching out to teachers as well. Our daughter felt extremely comfortable and Sandra made it exciting to learn.

Terry, 25 lessons with Sandra

Amazing tutor!

Sandra is so thoughtful and knowledgeable. She really cares about her students and takes the time to reach out to teachers for updates and materials as needed to support the tutoring sessions. My sister's grades and confidence started improving almost immediately and have continued to do so. It was a challenge finding the right person to tutor my sister in Algebra and I feel very lucky to have found Sandy. She's flexible with scheduling and committed to teaching - highly recommended.

Delvina, 13 lessons with Sandra

Yes, she's great!

I was impressed when Sandra reached out to my son's teacher to obtain some material for tutoring. After one session, she helped raise he test score. She's a keeper.

Lisa, 17 lessons with Sandra

Very Knowledgeable!

I hired Sandra to tutor my 7th grade son in Algebra. Sandra did an awesome job reviewing, explaining, and checking for understanding! She is a great teacher!

Sherika , 5 lessons with Sandra

Great beginning

Sandra spent time talking with my child and got to know about her relationship with her teachers and other students, and how that might affect her ability to concentrate and school performance. She suggested that she speak to the teachers to get their perspective as well. She sees the whole child, not just the learning "problem." A very nice lady.

Mariann, 37 lessons with Sandra

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Sandra A.

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