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Sonya D.

ACT/SAT Test Prep, Reading/Writing, Math, and more!

ACT/SAT Test Prep, Reading/Writing, Math, and more!

$60/hour

  • 169 hours tutoring

  • Market East Philadelphia, PA 19107

About Sonya


Bio

Hello! I am a second year medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, and I am very excited to continue tutoring students in the nearby area. I recently graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Chemistry. In high school, I was a peer tutor for several students consistently, and I graduated from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in 2012. I have tutored in ACT and SAT preparation, mathematics, chemistry, ASVAB,...

Hello! I am a second year medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, and I am very excited to continue tutoring students in the nearby area. I recently graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Chemistry. In high school, I was a peer tutor for several students consistently, and I graduated from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in 2012. I have tutored in ACT and SAT preparation, mathematics, chemistry, ASVAB, SSAT, and other subject areas and have spent much time helping students pinpoint exactly where they are having difficulty. These experiences have helped me become understanding of the different backgrounds of the students with whom I work.

I would like to use this opportunity as a way to communicate with students and instill confidence in each student. My goal as a one-on-one tutor is to meet the needs of you or your child's learning style. Tutoring is a very valuable part of my life, because it helps me afford my own educational goals while being able to help others with theirs. I look forward to meeting you, and please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!


Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Chemistry
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
MD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: Open to negotiation.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/30/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Statistics

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have over 300 hours of peer tutor experience from sixth grade to now, my second year of college. I have learned how to identify the needs of students in order to provide them with the best study and test-taking strategies. I am especially experienced with providing standardized test taking skills.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have provided several other students near my age and below with tutoring relevant to the ACT English section. I am very familiar with the structure and type of questions associated with this part of the test, and I have put together several strategies to help students approach the type of questions that are asked on the ACT English portion.
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Geography

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored students in Algebra I material since 2009. The most memorable experience I have had with Algebra I tutoring was when I helped two students in the grade below me bring their grades up from a C- borderline grade to an A- by the end of the semester.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've provided 70 hours in Algebra II Basic and Advanced Tutoring.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taken introductory accelerated chemistry courses and respective labs, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry courses. These have all prepared me to tutor students in general chemistry and introductory organic chemistry. Currently, I am mostly focusing on tutoring students in organic chemistry classes.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored students of all ages in basic, accelerated, and advanced geometry at both the high school and community college course levels. I am very comfortable helping students work through homework assignments, understanding textbook examples, and preparing for exams in this course. I also tutor Geometry as a subject included in standardized tests (ACT/SAT).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored students in Prealgebra for the last seven years, starting with a pretest for arithmetic and introductory math skills and progressing to building blocks for success in Algebra later on.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have over 300 hours of peer tutor experience from sixth grade to now, my second year of college. I have learned how to identify the needs of students in order to provide them with the best study and test-taking strategies. I am especially experienced with providing standardized test taking skills.
Biology, English, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spelling, Statistics, Writing

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have provided several other students near my age and below with tutoring relevant to the ACT Math section. I am very familiar with the structure and type of questions associated with this part of the test, and I have put together several strategies to help students approach the type of questions that are asked on the ACT Math portion.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored students in Algebra I material since 2009. The most memorable experience I have had with Algebra I tutoring was when I helped two students in the grade below me bring their grades up from a C- borderline grade to an A- by the end of the semester.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've provided 70 hours in Algebra II Basic and Advanced Tutoring.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored students of all ages in basic, accelerated, and advanced geometry at both the high school and community college course levels. I am very comfortable helping students work through homework assignments, understanding textbook examples, and preparing for exams in this course. I also tutor Geometry as a subject included in standardized tests (ACT/SAT).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored students in Prealgebra for the last seven years, starting with a pretest for arithmetic and introductory math skills and progressing to building blocks for success in Algebra later on.
Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored students in Algebra I material since 2009. The most memorable experience I have had with Algebra I tutoring was when I helped two students in the grade below me bring their grades up from a C- borderline grade to an A- by the end of the semester.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've provided 70 hours in Algebra II Basic and Advanced Tutoring.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taken introductory accelerated chemistry courses and respective labs, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry courses. These have all prepared me to tutor students in general chemistry and introductory organic chemistry. Currently, I am mostly focusing on tutoring students in organic chemistry classes.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored students of all ages in basic, accelerated, and advanced geometry at both the high school and community college course levels. I am very comfortable helping students work through homework assignments, understanding textbook examples, and preparing for exams in this course. I also tutor Geometry as a subject included in standardized tests (ACT/SAT).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored students in Prealgebra for the last seven years, starting with a pretest for arithmetic and introductory math skills and progressing to building blocks for success in Algebra later on.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have over 300 hours of peer tutor experience from sixth grade to now, my second year of college. I have learned how to identify the needs of students in order to provide them with the best study and test-taking strategies. I am especially experienced with providing standardized test taking skills.
Biology, English, Precalculus, Reading, Statistics, Writing

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have over 300 hours of peer tutor experience from sixth grade to now, my second year of college. I have learned how to identify the needs of students in order to provide them with the best study and test-taking strategies. I am especially experienced with providing standardized test taking skills.
Geography

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taken introductory accelerated chemistry courses and respective labs, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry courses. These have all prepared me to tutor students in general chemistry and introductory organic chemistry. Currently, I am mostly focusing on tutoring students in organic chemistry classes.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I tutor Introductory Organic Chemistry at my campus, UIUC. I have experience helping students prepare for organic chemistry finals, and can teach this subject on the high school and college level.
ACT Science, Biology

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have over 300 hours of peer tutor experience from sixth grade to now, my second year of college. I have learned how to identify the needs of students in order to provide them with the best study and test-taking strategies. I am especially experienced with providing standardized test taking skills.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored students in Algebra I material since 2009. The most memorable experience I have had with Algebra I tutoring was when I helped two students in the grade below me bring their grades up from a C- borderline grade to an A- by the end of the semester.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've provided 70 hours in Algebra II Basic and Advanced Tutoring.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taken introductory accelerated chemistry courses and respective labs, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry courses. These have all prepared me to tutor students in general chemistry and introductory organic chemistry. Currently, I am mostly focusing on tutoring students in organic chemistry classes.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored students of all ages in basic, accelerated, and advanced geometry at both the high school and community college course levels. I am very comfortable helping students work through homework assignments, understanding textbook examples, and preparing for exams in this course. I also tutor Geometry as a subject included in standardized tests (ACT/SAT).
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have over 300 hours of peer tutor experience from sixth grade to now, my second year of college. I have learned how to identify the needs of students in order to provide them with the best study and test-taking strategies. I am especially experienced with providing standardized test taking skills.
Biology, GED, Reading, SAT Math, Statistics, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have provided several other students near my age and below with tutoring relevant to the ACT English section. I am very familiar with the structure and type of questions associated with this part of the test, and I have put together several strategies to help students approach the type of questions that are asked on the ACT English portion.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have provided several other students near my age and below with tutoring relevant to the ACT Math section. I am very familiar with the structure and type of questions associated with this part of the test, and I have put together several strategies to help students approach the type of questions that are asked on the ACT Math portion.
ACT Science, GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Sonya had helped my daughter tremendously understanding ACT math concepts. We are very pleased with her and look forward to continue tutoring after my daughter’s vacation.

Carmen , 3 lessons with Sonya

Excellent ACT Help

My daughter has absolutely loves working with Sonya. She is excited to take her ACT and believes Sonya has helped to improve her readiness....

Sean, 4 lessons with Sonya

very willing

I was confused about certain topics and Sonya broke it down in different ways until I finally understood the concept , which was really kind and I appreciated that.

Ibra, 2 lessons with Sonya

Very patient!

Sonya does an awesome job breaking concepts down so that they're easily understood. She's patient, helpful and kind. She's extremely easy to get a hold of. She shares helpful websites that can be used for extra studying in between tutoring sessions. Sonya tutored both of my children for 2 completely different reasons. My oldest needed help with the math portion on the ASVAB. Thanks to Sonya's help he raised his scores & is now proudly serving. My youngest recently joined an advanced math class & needed help getting up to speed with the other students. Thank you to Sonya for all of her help. He managed to solidify his spot in the class and maintains an A/B average. Our experience has been nothing but positive! Thanks Sonya!!

Dreena, 39 lessons with Sonya

Awesome Crash Course

I had to review and even learn part of an entire unit, but thanks to only an hour of tutoring I have a much better and more confident grasp of the material. 10/10 would recommend. :D

Abby, 15 lessons with Sonya

Very helpful and creative!

She was very friendly and took time to get to know me. After that we actually worked on the material and she tried to understand what I was saying. Overall, she is very humble and friendly and knowledgeable! I highly recommend her if someone needs any sort of tutoring! She is easy to reach and works with you to meet your schedule!

Sanket, 3 lessons with Sonya

Very knowledgable and has shown me where my weakness is in Math on the ACT

Gave me a refresher in some math issues I was having. Looking forward to working with Sonja more to improve my ACT score.

Sue, 3 lessons with Sonya

She is patient, extremely knowledgeable and caring

Sonya has a way of explaining challenging concepts with ease and uses examples I can easily understand! She is an amazing tutor and I am so grateful for her! Chemistry is challenging for me but knowing I can talk it over with Sonya makes me feel less anxious and more confident.

Shelby, 5 lessons with Sonya

Great tutor with great patience

Sonya is really good at organic chemistry and always very patient with my questions. What's more, she is also good at understanding my meaning. Hope to have more lessons with her.

Tianjiao, 8 lessons with Sonya
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Sonya D.

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