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Silvia S.

Mechanical engineer and math enthusiast

Mechanical engineer and math enthusiast

$70/hour

  • 434 hours tutoring

About Silvia


Bio

I have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. I have experience tutoring a variety of engineering subjects and hope to be able to help you succeed in the demanding classes characteristic of engineering. I also like to offer tips on test taking, balancing school and life, studying effectively, and finding the best available resources for help.

Effective learning takes teamwork. I really enjoy being involved in collaborative education because I think that being able to teach a...

I have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. I have experience tutoring a variety of engineering subjects and hope to be able to help you succeed in the demanding classes characteristic of engineering. I also like to offer tips on test taking, balancing school and life, studying effectively, and finding the best available resources for help.

Effective learning takes teamwork. I really enjoy being involved in collaborative education because I think that being able to teach a concept or subject is the best way to keep it sharp in the mind. Likewise, my approach to tutoring is focused more around a discussion than a lecture style, where you and I are able to figure out the material together. We'll talk through your ideas and reasons as we work out example problems and review key concepts.

I am familiar with a wide range of topics. I passed 11 AP tests (Human Geography, European History, Spanish Language, English Language, English Literature, Statistics, Calculus, Psychology, Physics Mechanics, US Government, and Comparative Political Science), and participated in my University's Honors program specifically to make my broader education more meaningful. Because of this, I am eager to work with students who might be struggling in topics that aren't necessarily their favorite subject to find ways to build from things they are already familiar with.

Most of my formal tutoring experience has been at a collegiate level, specifically working with student-athletes. I also have lots of informal experience teaching things like sports, cooking, and school subjects to younger age groups, from elementary school to high school. I love seeing students get excited about a topic as they have success with it. I am a big believer in helping kids get a good academic start as early as possible to shape their future.

I am excited to get together with anyone else who loves learning and is willing to work hard to overcome those difficult classes that we all get stuck in!


Education

Utah State University
Mechanical Engineering

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Word

Computer

C++,

C++

I am a computer programming minor and have taken 3 semesters of C++. I can help with basic programs and concepts of data and algorithms!
Solidworks,

Solidworks

As a mechanical engineer, I have spent a fair amount of time with this software. From starting a simple part, to creating assemblies, to running simulations, and finally creating drawings to get your parts made, I can help you navigate the software and create beautiful, functional models. I have used Solidworks in both educational and professional pursuits and can give you some manufacturing insights to help your make something the best possible way, as well as common practices that will lend to easier editing and collaboration with other engineers, customers, or manufacturing shops.
Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

I am a computer programming minor and have taken 3 semesters of C++. I can help with basic programs and concepts of data and algorithms!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have worked as a peer editor at a university for a year now, and I love proofreading and editing papers. I have taken a training course that focused on helping the writer become a better writer (in addition to helping the paper become the best it can be), along with working with ESL students, group settings, and online conferencing. I have also taken a technical writing course with an emphasis on writing in engineering. I can help you proofread business letters, resumes and CVs, essays, short stories, long stories, poetry, and anything else you're working on writing. I give tons of feedback and help you develop your own writing. I can also share some pointers and insights on how to become a good proofreader.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have actively studied Spanish for over a decade in school settings as well as home study and immersion. I am fluent in the language and passed the AP Spanish Language exam as a Sophomore. I spent 18 months teaching and serving the Hispanic communities of Arkansas and Tennessee and during that time was responsible for teaching the language to many of my fellow volunteers. I am very familiar with the difficulties of the language and how to grasp difficult grammar context. I love the language and culture and am eager to help anyone, from beginners to anyone wanting to practice speaking and refresh the accent a bit.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I got a 36 English subscore on the ACT.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have worked as a peer editor at a university for a year now, and I love proofreading and editing papers. I have taken a training course that focused on helping the writer become a better writer (in addition to helping the paper become the best it can be), along with working with ESL students, group settings, and online conferencing. I have also taken a technical writing course with an emphasis on writing in engineering. I can help you proofread business letters, resumes and CVs, essays, short stories, long stories, poetry, and anything else you're working on writing. I give tons of feedback and help you develop your own writing. I can also share some pointers and insights on how to become a good proofreader.
Writing,

Writing

I worked for 2 years as a collegiate writing tutor and have experience with academic, creative, and basic journalistic writing. My biggest goal as a writing tutor is to help students improve their writing and their confidence in editing their own work. I am eager to help anybody at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming and drafting, to editing and polishing!
ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra is one of my favorite subjects to tutor. I currently have 4 years of experience teaching algebra, and I use algebra often as an engineer. I can help you gain confidence with algebra at any level.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

As a math tutor, I try to find multiple ways to approach problems to help boost problem solving skills and adapt to different learning needs. I am familiar and comfortable with all levels of middle school and high school math, including Prealgebra, and can help students be more confident with math and even have fun with it!
Spanish,

Spanish

I have actively studied Spanish for over a decade in school settings as well as home study and immersion. I am fluent in the language and passed the AP Spanish Language exam as a Sophomore. I spent 18 months teaching and serving the Hispanic communities of Arkansas and Tennessee and during that time was responsible for teaching the language to many of my fellow volunteers. I am very familiar with the difficulties of the language and how to grasp difficult grammar context. I love the language and culture and am eager to help anyone, from beginners to anyone wanting to practice speaking and refresh the accent a bit.
Writing,

Writing

I worked for 2 years as a collegiate writing tutor and have experience with academic, creative, and basic journalistic writing. My biggest goal as a writing tutor is to help students improve their writing and their confidence in editing their own work. I am eager to help anybody at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming and drafting, to editing and polishing!
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Precalculus

Language

Spanish,

Spanish

I have actively studied Spanish for over a decade in school settings as well as home study and immersion. I am fluent in the language and passed the AP Spanish Language exam as a Sophomore. I spent 18 months teaching and serving the Hispanic communities of Arkansas and Tennessee and during that time was responsible for teaching the language to many of my fellow volunteers. I am very familiar with the difficulties of the language and how to grasp difficult grammar context. I love the language and culture and am eager to help anyone, from beginners to anyone wanting to practice speaking and refresh the accent a bit.
ESL/ESOL

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I got a 33 on the ACT and have tutored math subjects as well as ACT for over 5 years. I can help build up math ability and comfort, and focus on test tips to boost your score and help you feel confident as you go through the test.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra is one of my favorite subjects to tutor. I currently have 4 years of experience teaching algebra, and I use algebra often as an engineer. I can help you gain confidence with algebra at any level.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I am a recent graduate with an accredited Mechanical Engineering degree and a 3.6 gpa. I have worked three mechanical engineering internships; one with a slight tendency toward manufacturing, one where I spent most of my time in the lab, and the other more on the research and development side of things. I have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. I have experienced tutoring in these subjects from both sides (being the tutor and the tutee) and hope to be able to help you succeed in the demanding classes characteristic of engineering.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

As a math tutor, I try to find multiple ways to approach problems to help boost problem solving skills and adapt to different learning needs. I am familiar and comfortable with all levels of middle school and high school math, including Prealgebra, and can help students be more confident with math and even have fun with it!
Algebra 1, Geometry, Precalculus

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra is one of my favorite subjects to tutor. I currently have 4 years of experience teaching algebra, and I use algebra often as an engineer. I can help you gain confidence with algebra at any level.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

As a math tutor, I try to find multiple ways to approach problems to help boost problem solving skills and adapt to different learning needs. I am familiar and comfortable with all levels of middle school and high school math, including Prealgebra, and can help students be more confident with math and even have fun with it!
Spanish,

Spanish

I have actively studied Spanish for over a decade in school settings as well as home study and immersion. I am fluent in the language and passed the AP Spanish Language exam as a Sophomore. I spent 18 months teaching and serving the Hispanic communities of Arkansas and Tennessee and during that time was responsible for teaching the language to many of my fellow volunteers. I am very familiar with the difficulties of the language and how to grasp difficult grammar context. I love the language and culture and am eager to help anyone, from beginners to anyone wanting to practice speaking and refresh the accent a bit.
Writing,

Writing

I worked for 2 years as a collegiate writing tutor and have experience with academic, creative, and basic journalistic writing. My biggest goal as a writing tutor is to help students improve their writing and their confidence in editing their own work. I am eager to help anybody at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming and drafting, to editing and polishing!
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Precalculus

Other

ESL/ESOL

Science

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

I am a recent graduate with an accredited Mechanical Engineering degree and a 3.6 gpa. I have worked three mechanical engineering internships; one with a slight tendency toward manufacturing, one where I spent most of my time in the lab, and the other more on the research and development side of things. I have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. I have experienced tutoring in these subjects from both sides (being the tutor and the tutee) and hope to be able to help you succeed in the demanding classes characteristic of engineering.

Sports/Recreation

Lacrosse,

Lacrosse

I played high-school level lacrosse for two years and was a captain on my team. I have experience with all field positions, especially defense. I love the game and can help develop skills from beginning to intermediate play.
Soccer

Soccer

I have played soccer for 15 years and loved every minute of it. I have experience with co-ed and women's competitive leagues, with 5-a-side play as well as full 11-a-side. I have played in all positions and spend most of my time playing goalkeeper. I am knowledgeable in the game and I have been a referee for adult recreational leagues. I am familiar with conditioning workouts, skill drills for individuals and teams, and giving feedback during gameplay.

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra is one of my favorite subjects to tutor. I currently have 4 years of experience teaching algebra, and I use algebra often as an engineer. I can help you gain confidence with algebra at any level.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have actively studied Spanish for over a decade in school settings as well as home study and immersion. I am fluent in the language and passed the AP Spanish Language exam as a Sophomore. I spent 18 months teaching and serving the Hispanic communities of Arkansas and Tennessee and during that time was responsible for teaching the language to many of my fellow volunteers. I am very familiar with the difficulties of the language and how to grasp difficult grammar context. I love the language and culture and am eager to help anyone, from beginners to anyone wanting to practice speaking and refresh the accent a bit.
Writing,

Writing

I worked for 2 years as a collegiate writing tutor and have experience with academic, creative, and basic journalistic writing. My biggest goal as a writing tutor is to help students improve their writing and their confidence in editing their own work. I am eager to help anybody at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming and drafting, to editing and polishing!
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, GED, Geometry

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I got a 36 English subscore on the ACT.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I got a 33 on the ACT and have tutored math subjects as well as ACT for over 5 years. I can help build up math ability and comfort, and focus on test tips to boost your score and help you feel confident as you go through the test.
ACT Reading, GED

Ratings and Reviews


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Great Tutor

Silvia is a great tutor. She helped me study for my General Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and I passed! Silvia was easy to work with since day one and was also very flexible. Communication is key and Silvia does a great job of it. I told her what I struggled and needed help with. I asked her what her strengths and weaknesses were in terms of materials to which she was very transparent with which I appreciated. We went through statics, dynamics, fluids, and thermodynamics for a total of 7 sessions and ~9 hours. I never felt judged with Silvia. She was patient with me and cracked many punny jokes along the way. Throughout our sessions, Silvia would also provide test taking strategies which I found quite beneficial. I would recommend Silvia!

Jessica, 7 lessons with Silvia

She's an Incredible Tutor!!

Silvia was fantastic! She helped me study for my fundamentals of engineering (FE) exam, and I passed! Communication on my end about the general topics I wanted to cover for each lesson was expected, but once she knew a direction, Silvia drove into the specifics. She did vocabulary review, walked through conceptual questions, and suggested easy memorization methods, all while covering the engineering questions. She was on time, held flexible hours, very patient, and cracked funny engineering puns. I learned a lot with Silvia, and was very pleased with the outcome. Get Silvia for tutoring, you won't regret it!

Isabelle, 14 lessons with Silvia

Dependable, patient and curriculum appropriate...

Silvia initially started tutoring my 5th graders well over a year ago. She started working with one and did so well that awhile ago, fearing my other twin was falling behind a bit, I had her start working with him too. She has done an amazing job with both of them. Not only does she assist them in learning current application, but also introduces them to "future" curriculum items and works with them to learn these concepts so when they are exposed in school, they do better! She has been patient, kind, and very accommodating even on the days that the boys would rather be doing anything but tutoring... They have made major improvements in school, and without Silvia, I fear this would never have happened! She will do great for you too!

Mandy, 47 lessons with Silvia

Very knowledgeable in engineering maths

Silvia helped me in engineering maths, and continues to provide help where she can; her comments are structured well and easy to follow. Silvia is always at hand and her responses are usually within a couple of hours.

Nemo, 1 lesson with Silvia

Excellent

It was a tough section for me but she simplified everything to my understanding. She knows the subject well and would recommend her to my friends as well.

Kelly, 7 lessons with Silvia

Engineering for robotics

Silvia is going to work with my niece reviewing her robotics course information. In my correspondence with her she’s very upbeat and supportive of young women pursuing an engineering path in school.

Reade, 4 lessons with Silvia
Tutor responded:

Thanks, Susan! I'm looking forward to working together and helping your niece become a great engineer!

Great connection

Silvia is doing a great job helping our daughter get ready for the science GED exam. We're confident Silvia's teaching will result in a passing grade. Grateful for her patient and caring style.

Dave, 16 lessons with Silvia
Tutor responded:

Thanks! I had a lot of fun working with you and your daughter. I'm glad all her GED tests went well, and proud of all the hard work she put in!

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$70/hour

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