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Sara B.

I love to share my enthusiasm for math and science.

I love to share my enthusiasm for math and science.

$50/hour

  • 377 hours tutoring

  • Norfolk, VA 23517

About Sara


Bio

The formalities: I have been tutoring professionally in the Hampton Roads area for over seven years, and I worked as a peer tutor in both high school and college. I also taught algebra 1, pre-calculus, and personal finance at a private high school in Norfolk, VA. I graduated from Columbia University with a degree in economics and from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at William & Mary with a Master's degree in Oceanography. I primarily have worked with adolescents and teenagers who...

The formalities: I have been tutoring professionally in the Hampton Roads area for over seven years, and I worked as a peer tutor in both high school and college. I also taught algebra 1, pre-calculus, and personal finance at a private high school in Norfolk, VA. I graduated from Columbia University with a degree in economics and from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at William & Mary with a Master's degree in Oceanography. I primarily have worked with adolescents and teenagers who are struggling with math and science. I have experience tutoring: biology, chemistry, earth science, prealgebra, algebra, geometry, algebra 2/trig, precalculus, and statistics. I am also trained to help younger children struggling with reading.

The good stuff: I believe math is a subject that--barring particular learning disabilities--everyone can conquer. The trick is to find the right method of explanation that works for you. Too often kids skate through one class and end up in the next without the necessary tools--and that's where I come in. As for science, I plan to spend the rest of my life devoting myself to the study of biology and chemistry. The passion and excitement I feel for the material is contagious. I strive to create a safe environment where my students are not scared to be wrong or look dumb, from there we can build their confidence and their knowledge.


Education

Columbia University
Economics
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: My hourly rate is somewhat flexible. Please contact me if you are interested in my services but feel my rate is prohibitive. If you are looking for a same day lesson my rate for that service is $65.
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Norfolk, VA 23517
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/6/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Reading

English

Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught algebra 1, pre-calculus, and personal finance at a private high school in Norfolk, VA. I graduated from Columbia University with a degree in economics and I am working towards a Master's degree in Marine Science at William & Mary. I primarily have worked with adolescents and teenagers who are struggling with math and science. I have experience tutoring: biology, chemistry, earth science, prealgebra, algebra, geometry, algebra 2/trig, precalculus, and statistics.
Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught algebra 1, pre-calculus, and personal finance at a private high school in Norfolk, VA. I graduated from Columbia University with a degree in economics and I am working towards a Master's degree in Marine Science at William & Mary. I primarily have worked with adolescents and teenagers who are struggling with math and science. I have experience tutoring: biology, chemistry, earth science, prealgebra, algebra, geometry, algebra 2/trig, precalculus, and statistics.
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught algebra 1, pre-calculus, and personal finance at a private high school in Norfolk, VA. I graduated from Columbia University with a degree in economics and I am working towards a Master's degree in Marine Science at William & Mary. I primarily have worked with adolescents and teenagers who are struggling with math and science. I have experience tutoring: biology, chemistry, earth science, prealgebra, algebra, geometry, algebra 2/trig, precalculus, and statistics.
Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading

Science

ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught algebra 1, pre-calculus, and personal finance at a private high school in Norfolk, VA. I graduated from Columbia University with a degree in economics and I am working towards a Master's degree in Marine Science at William & Mary. I primarily have worked with adolescents and teenagers who are struggling with math and science. I have experience tutoring: biology, chemistry, earth science, prealgebra, algebra, geometry, algebra 2/trig, precalculus, and statistics.
Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, GED, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, GRE, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (167 ratings)
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Reviews


So great!

Sara really helped my daughter to pick up on the concepts of chemistry she was missing in class. Great pace and demeanor! She was on time, friendly and had a great way of explaining difficult concepts.

Christy, 10 lessons with Sara

Great teacher!

Sara met with my daughter for a high school chemistry tutoring session. She enjoyed the session and felt it really helped. The test was this morning and she thinks she aced it! Two thumbs up!

Tara, 1 lesson with Sara

Sara has to be good cause I can do word problems now with no problem

Sara is a great math tutor. She helped me to finally understand word problems. I needed her to help me with a test I was taking and after tutoring with her, I actually knew 90% of the material. She has to be the best, because she taught me word problems and that is major accomplishment. She even took the time out to find material about my test so she could have an idea of what to teach me and what I was up against. Thanks again!

Niki, 23 lessons with Sara

Great tutor - can really connect with students to help them understand the material.

Thank you so much for taking the time with my daughter. She told me in caps through a text that you were an " Amazing tutor " and for me to relax she is in great capable hands!! She also mentioned that for the first time she is very confident she can receive the knowledge she needs to succeed. I am grateful for your patience and complete follow through with my daughter. I will rest easier knowing she is receiving the help she needs to see through the next 4 years. Hopefully - you will continue helping her as long as she needs. Thank You!

Tracie, 22 lessons with Sara
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$50/hour

Sara B.

$50/hour

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