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Vanderbilt Math Grad, Experienced ACT Tutor, 35 ACT, National Merit
Sara S.

277 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $75

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Sara S.'s Photo

Vanderbilt Math Grad, Experienced ACT Tutor, 35 ACT, National Merit
Vanderbilt Math Grad, Experienced ACT Tutor, 35 ACT, National Merit
Sara S.

277 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

277 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Sara


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Every student is capable of understanding, synthesizing, and applying mathematical concepts. Often, the methods by which math is taught in schools aren't incompatible with students’ learning styles. I earned a 35 on the ACT and was a National Merit Scholar. I graduated from Vanderbilt University with a major in mathematics, specializing in pure mathematics, with minors in medical anthropology and Spanish. During my undergraduate career, I tutored students in trigonometry, college algebra, and...

Every student is capable of understanding, synthesizing, and applying mathematical concepts. Often, the methods by which math is taught in schools aren't incompatible with students’ learning styles. I earned a 35 on the ACT and was a National Merit Scholar. I graduated from Vanderbilt University with a major in mathematics, specializing in pure mathematics, with minors in medical anthropology and Spanish. During my undergraduate career, I tutored students in trigonometry, college algebra, and calculus courses. At Vanderbilt, I completed courses in multivariable calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, number theory, abstract algebra, discrete mathematics, codebreaking, physics II, astrophysics, and organic chemistry. The concepts in these classes did not come easily to me at first. I learned over time, through trial and error, how to translate what is taught into a form that I could digest, learn, and master. I published writing in two student newspapers and served as a contributor for an online publication.

Through my tutoring experience, I have learned that all students are unique, and each individual excels through a personalized style of teaching. For ACT tutoring, I limit the number of students I tutor at any given time. By request, I send students a summary of the content we covered in the form of a PDF with written solutions, tips, tricks, and optional homework. I provide tutoring in test prep (ACT, SAT, and PSAT/NMSQT), algebra, precalculus, trigonometry, calculus, and writing courses. I am an experienced proofreader and love to help students improve their writing skills.

I typically schedule lessons lasting 1 hour, 75 minutes, 90 minutes, or two hours. I am happy to answer any questions and am readily available on Wyzant! Contact me for availability.

In addition to high school standardized test preparation, I tutor algebra I, algebra II, precalculus, trigonometry, geometry, calculus I. I am not currently taking on calculus II and multivariable calculus students.


Education

Vanderbilt University
Mathematics

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  • Hourly Rate: $75
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  • Background check passed on 7/2/2022

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Proofreading

I served as an editor and contributor on my university newspaper. I am a published writer. I earned a score of 36 on the english and reading portions of the ACT.

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I scored 36 in the english and reading portions of the ACT. I was a PSAT/NMSQT National Merit Scholar. I am a published writer.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I earned a score of 36 on the ACT english section and was a PSAT/NMSQT national merit scholar. I have extensive experience tutoring middle, high, and college students in subjects ranging from algebra to differential equations to ACT and PSAT/NMSQT test prep.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I earned a score of 36 on the ACT reading section and was a PSAT/NMSQT national merit scholar. I have extensive experience tutoring middle, high, and college students in subjects ranging from algebra to differential equations to ACT and PSAT/NMSQT test prep.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I served as an editor and contributor on my university newspaper. I am a published writer. I earned a score of 36 on the english and reading portions of the ACT.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I scored 36 in the english and reading portions of the ACT. I was a PSAT/NMSQT National Merit Scholar. I am a published writer.
Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have extensive experience tutoring middle, high, and college students in subjects ranging from algebra to differential equations to ACT and PSAT/NMSQT test prep.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have extensive experience tutoring middle, high, and college students in subjects ranging from algebra to differential equations to ACT and PSAT/NMSQT test prep.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have extensive experience tutoring geometry for high school and college students. Geometry is a topic many students struggle with. I approach tutoring geometry with a personalized lesson plan for each student's strengths.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have extensive experience tutoring high school students in precalculus courses and in preparation for the ACT.
Calculus, SAT Math, Writing

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I earned a score of 36 on the ACT math section and was a PSAT/NMSQT national merit scholar. I have extensive experience tutoring middle, high, and college students in subjects ranging from algebra to differential equations to ACT and PSAT/NMSQT test prep.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have extensive experience tutoring middle, high, and college students in subjects ranging from algebra to differential equations to ACT and PSAT/NMSQT test prep.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have extensive experience tutoring middle, high, and college students in subjects ranging from algebra to differential equations to ACT and PSAT/NMSQT test prep.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have extensive experience tutoring geometry for high school and college students. Geometry is a topic many students struggle with. I approach tutoring geometry with a personalized lesson plan for each student's strengths.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have extensive experience tutoring high school students in precalculus courses and in preparation for the ACT.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I earned a score of 36 on the ACT math section and was a PSAT/NMSQT national merit scholar. I have extensive experience tutoring middle, high, and college students in subjects ranging from algebra to differential equations to ACT and PSAT/NMSQT test prep.
Calculus, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have extensive experience tutoring middle, high, and college students in subjects ranging from algebra to differential equations to ACT and PSAT/NMSQT test prep.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have extensive experience tutoring middle, high, and college students in subjects ranging from algebra to differential equations to ACT and PSAT/NMSQT test prep.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have extensive experience tutoring geometry for high school and college students. Geometry is a topic many students struggle with. I approach tutoring geometry with a personalized lesson plan for each student's strengths.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have extensive experience tutoring high school students in precalculus courses and in preparation for the ACT.
Calculus, Writing

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

I earned a score of 35 on the ACT science section and was a PSAT/NMSQT national merit scholar. I have extensive experience tutoring middle, high, and college students in subjects ranging from algebra to differential equations to ACT and PSAT/NMSQT test prep.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have extensive experience tutoring middle, high, and college students in subjects ranging from algebra to differential equations to ACT and PSAT/NMSQT test prep.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have extensive experience tutoring middle, high, and college students in subjects ranging from algebra to differential equations to ACT and PSAT/NMSQT test prep.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have extensive experience tutoring geometry for high school and college students. Geometry is a topic many students struggle with. I approach tutoring geometry with a personalized lesson plan for each student's strengths.
Calculus, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I earned a score of 36 on the ACT english section and was a PSAT/NMSQT national merit scholar. I have extensive experience tutoring middle, high, and college students in subjects ranging from algebra to differential equations to ACT and PSAT/NMSQT test prep.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I earned a score of 36 on the ACT math section and was a PSAT/NMSQT national merit scholar. I have extensive experience tutoring middle, high, and college students in subjects ranging from algebra to differential equations to ACT and PSAT/NMSQT test prep.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I earned a score of 36 on the ACT reading section and was a PSAT/NMSQT national merit scholar. I have extensive experience tutoring middle, high, and college students in subjects ranging from algebra to differential equations to ACT and PSAT/NMSQT test prep.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I earned a score of 35 on the ACT science section and was a PSAT/NMSQT national merit scholar. I have extensive experience tutoring middle, high, and college students in subjects ranging from algebra to differential equations to ACT and PSAT/NMSQT test prep.
SAT Math

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Very great teacher!

Sara is great at interpreting different math problems in an easier way for me to understand them! She’s lots of help (:

Jackson, 3 lessons with Sara

Very great teacher!

Sara helps me understand certain areas that I still have trouble on and explains it in an easy uncomplicated way.

Jackson, 3 lessons with Sara

Sara is knowledgeable and confident

Sara is very knowledgeable in her field. She is also patient and great at teaching in ways which my daughter learns best. We are so thankful to have come across her on wyzant.

Andrea, 7 lessons with Sara

Continued lessons and continues excellence.

Sara continues to impress. We're very happy with her approach, understanding and teaching. Her continues patience and work to ensure that my daughter gets each building block before moving forward.

Andy, 26 lessons with Sara

Sara was great with my daughter! she was very knowledgeable as well!

Sara taught a number of tips and strategies for the ACT and pacing and math content. She was knowledgeable of the content and strategies for pacing/timing for the ACT.

Tianna, 4 lessons with Sara

amazing

Teaches not only the info but strategies. Figured out and understood my level of math and started met me at my understanding rather than assuming I knew more or less based on my previous courses

Manon, 15 lessons with Sara

ACT Tutoring

Excellent session as always. Sarah is a fantastic tutor. She helps my daughter with her ACT testing strategies. Excellent tutor!!

Tauye, 7 lessons with Sara

Knowledgeable and encouraging

Sara introduced strategies to help my daughter prepare for her 1st ACT! She is knowledgeable and inspiring. My daughter loved Sara. I would highly recommend her!

Nikki, 1 lesson with Sara

ACT Tutor

Sara teaches my daughter Janae ACT test preparation skills. She is wonderful. She is knowledgeable and very understanding of my daughters skills. They work well together.

Tauye, 7 lessons with Sara
Hourly Rate: $75
Response time: 7 hours
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