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Sarah C.

Gainesville, VA

$75/hour

Experienced Math Tutor, Special Education Teacher

200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/19/14
5.0 average from 144 ratings
Very helpful!
— Kellye, Nashville, TN on 6/2/15

$75/Hour


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Kansas State University
Psychology
University of Pittsburgh
Master's
George Mason University/Languages/Business
Master's

Education

Kansas State University (Psychology)

University of Pittsburgh (Master's)

George Mason University/Languages/Business (Master's)

About Sarah

Hello! I have several years of teaching experience, including work with elementary, high school, and college students. I have two master's degrees: one in psychology and one in special education.

I believe the most important part of teaching is helping students develop a framework for thinking and a consistent method of problem-solving. If we know the right questions to ask, we can usually find the correct answer.

I look forward to working with my students to ensure we share our strengths and knowledge with each other.
Hello! I have several years of teaching experience, including work with elementary, high school, and college students. I have two master's degrees: one in psychology and one in special education.

I believe the most important part of teaching is helping students develop a framework for thinking and a consistent method of
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Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Rates provided as estimates and may be negotiable. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Gainesville, VA 20155
Background Check: Passed

"Very helpful!"

- Kellye, Nashville, TN on 6/2/15

"Great tutor. Very knowledgable"

- Megan, Lubbock, TX on 10/15/15

"great tutor"

- Lynn, Franklin, TN on 7/31/15

"Great lesson!"

- Jodi, Nashville, TN on 7/27/15

"Excellent and well prepared!"

- Cindy, Great Falls, MT on 9/26/14

"Highly Recommend"

- Sherri, Clarksville, TN on 7/23/14

"Patient and a master of math"

- Samantha, Fort Campbell, KY on 6/11/14

"Terrific Tutor!! 5 Stars!"

- Erik, Clarksville, TN on 3/10/14

"Excellent Tutor, Understands Statistics Very Well."

- Jeff, Clarksville, TN on 3/2/14

"Great Tutor, Very Good Communication"

- Richard, Parkville, MD on 2/12/14

"Great and Engaging"

- Katelyn, Gainesville, VA on 4/15/13

"Great Tutor"

- LISA, Centreville, VA on 4/3/13

"Great Tutor"

- Ronalee, Manassas, VA on 3/20/13
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary Math,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
SAT Math,
Statistics
Science:
Nursing, Psychology
English:
English, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE, SAT Math
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Reading
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I earned a Master's degree in Special Education from George Mason University. Through both my educational training and my teaching experience, I have acquired a number of techniques and teaching strategies to help with Attention-Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Algebra 1

While many of us may be unaware of it, we use algebra in our lives on a daily basis. For adults, we may be unaware of the presence of algebra because we have internalized the processes and forgotten the names of the steps. But for younger students, algebra seems to be an abstract foreign language. The key to success is illustrating the concepts in a way that links the processes to meaningful situations. I work with my students to find real-life examples of algebra concepts to help the true application and meaning of algebra come to life.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have two master's degrees: one in psychology and one in special education. I have taken numerous classes on curriculum in the elementary classroom and teaching across the curriculum. In addition to this background, I have several years of teaching and tutoring experience at the elementary level.

Elementary Math

Math can be a challenging subject for students of any age. A strong foundation in elementary math sets the stage for student success in higher-level math courses. Elementary math includes performing the basic mathematic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), as well as the ability to manipulate fractions, find an unknown quantity, and compare different units. For many, successful grasping of these concepts come through the use of manipulatives, visual graphics, and graphic organizers.

Geometry

Geometry is a complex branch of mathematics dealing with shapes, their properties, and their movements in space. For many students, the introduction of geometry is challenging and abstract. I work with geometry students to model shapes, their properties, and their changes in location throughout space. I believe being able to bridge the informational gap between concrete, representational, and abstract concepts is the way to helping students understand and internalize the meaning of geometric concepts.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra bridges the gap between elementary math and algebra. During prealgebra, students begin looking past the rules of math and begin acquiring an understand of the underlying mechanisms of math. Some think of this as a concentration on the "why" of math. Such thinking helps students prepare for the more abstract processes of algebra.

Psychology

Psychology is the study of human behavior. Though we may take it for granted, psychology is all around us. Psychology explains how we learn behaviors--both good behaviors and bad behaviors--and how we interact with others. Psychology is the basis of influence and has incredible impacts on health.

My passion for psychology led me to earn a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a Master's degree in biological and health psychology. I have nearly ten years of psychology research experience with a focus on addiction and behavioral learning. My academic and experiential learning in psychology supplements my training in special education and allows me to tailor my teaching to meed the needs of my students. I do this all while making the underlying mechanisms of psychology as relevant as possible.

SAT Math

SAT success can go a long way in helping students gain acceptance into the college of their dreams and embark on the path of success. SAT lessons provide students with familiarity of the SAT format, strategies for success on the SAT, and concepts covered on the exam.

Special Needs

I earned a Master's Degree in Special Education from George Mason University. The training I received in that program prepared me for working with students with a wide variety of special needs. I have teaching experience as a special educator both in a co-teaching setting and working with individual students on my caseload. I have primarily working with students with ADHD, students with specific learning disabilities related to math and reading, and students with behavior disorder.

Writing

I have a master's degree in psychology and have spent nearly ten years performing psychological research. I have several articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Through this experience and my history of teaching writing at various levels, I believe I can help you become an effective scientific writer!

Kansas State University
Psychology
University of Pittsburgh
Master's
George Mason University/Languages/Business
Master's

Education

Kansas State University (Psychology)

University of Pittsburgh (Master's)

George Mason University/Languages/Business (Master's)

Very helpful!

Sarah helped with my statistics. She was patient and helpful. She was prepared by researching and double-checking information. She found me a reference page for me to use to determine the type of test I needed to run in the problems I had for my assignment.

— Kellye, Nashville, TN on 6/2/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Rates provided as estimates and may be negotiable. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

Travel policy

Sarah will travel within 20 miles of Gainesville, VA 20155.