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Heather G.

Seattle, WA

$75/hour

Experienced Math and English Tutor

In-person lessons
800+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/12/15
5.0 average from 327 ratings
The Best!!!
— Tanya, Seattle, WA on 6/29/17

$75/Hour


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Southwestern University
English and Math

Education

Southwestern University (English and Math)

About Heather

I love teaching. More specifically, I love being part of someone's discovery that math isn't really a foreign language and that writing doesn't have to be a torturous process. I believe that learning should be fun, and enjoy seeing the satisfaction, confidence, and wonder that comes with understanding and success.

As a high school senior, I student taught a sophomore biology class as part of an education course, and assisted with developmentally delayed and ESL courses. At Seattle Central Community College, I was elected by faculty to serve as Lead Tutor for their new Writing Center. When I transferred to Southwestern University, I completed a Teaching of Writing course, and served as the Assistant Director for the Debby Ellis Writing Center, where I was responsible for the orientation and training of new writing center staff. As a Calculus student teacher, I held office hours, graded homework, prepared worksheets, and ran recitations. I also served as a Southwestern University math tutor, and tutored and mentored middle school and high school students (through Operation Achievement and Upward Bound). My passion for learning and communicating about mathematics, literature, and writing earned me departmental awards in both math and English.

I have a lot of experience working with frustrated students, adults returning to school, and English Language Learners. (I was a frustrated student when I first attended college, and then was an adult when I returned.) My goal in a tutoring session is to focus on transferable skills, so that each session not only addresses the assignment at hand but also provides clients with skills, techniques, or tricks they can use in future assignments. For example, we can practice using a reference text or reverse-outlining a paper, so that you leave every session with more tools for independent learning.

I'm happy to do test prep for the following:
SAT: scored 1350 (back when it was out of 1600)
ACT: scored 33
GRE Verbal Reasoning: scored 168 (98th percentile)
GRE Quantitative Reasoning: scored 167 (94th percentile)

Please feel free to email me with any questions. I look forward to creating a personalized lesson plan with you!
I love teaching. More specifically, I love being part of someone's discovery that math isn't really a foreign language and that writing doesn't have to be a torturous process. I believe that learning should be fun, and enjoy seeing the satisfaction, confidence, and wonder that comes with understanding and success.

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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Seattle, WA 98116
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"The Best!!!"

- Tanya, Seattle, WA on 6/29/17

"Gifted and passionate teacher"

- Tracy, Ketchum, ID on 6/11/17

"Heather went out of her way to make this tutoring session workout"

- William, Seattle, WA on 6/8/17

"First class tutoring"

- Steven, Seattle, WA on 5/18/17

"Good fit for my teenage son"

- Michele, Seattle, WA on 3/19/17

"Explains things so much better than my teacher!"

- Kirsten, Seattle, WA on 12/7/16

"Very good first meeting"

- Elizabeth, Seattle, WA on 10/19/16

"Excellent!"

- Tim, Seattle, WA on 10/3/16

"knows her stuff"

- Joel, Seattle, WA on 9/27/16

"Awesome!!"

- Andrea, Seattle, WA on 8/5/16

"Excellent & patient tutor"

- Kathleen, Seatttle, WA on 7/27/16

"Knowledgeable and Skilled Tutor"

- Meiko, Seattle, WA on 7/7/16

"Kind, patient and knowledgeable"

- Sharon, Seattle, WA on 5/29/16

"Patient and able to communicate at your level of thought."

- Aaron, Seattle, WA on 4/6/16

"Kind and helpful tutor"

- Maddy, Seattle, WA on 3/9/16

"Heather was very knowledgeable"

- Shaye, Seattle, WA on 2/10/16

"Knowledgeable and easy-going!!!"

- Jarick, Seattle, WA on 2/1/16

"Patient and engaging"

- Charlotte, Bothell, WA on 1/22/16

"Heather is an amazing tutor, passionate about helping others learn"

- Laura, Seattle, WA on 1/20/16

"Great Tutor"

- Lauri, Seattle, WA on 10/26/15

"Great Tutor"

- Hilary, Seattle, WA on 9/4/15

"Careful listener"

- Joshua, Seattle, WA on 8/7/15

"A perfect fit"

- Wendy, Seattle, WA on 6/12/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Discrete Math

I completed Discrete Math as an undergraduate at Southwestern University (with an A). As a Southwestern math tutor, Discrete Math was one of the subjects that I tutored. Much of the content from Discrete Math was reinforced as I progressed through my math degree (particularly combinatorics, algorithms, set theory, logic, mathematical relations, and graph theory), and I have a wonderful textbook on hand for reference. For many of the Discrete Math topics, I make sure students are comfortable using both mathematical symbols and 'plain English' to describe problems and solutions, privileging understanding over memorization.

Southwestern University
English and Math

Education

Southwestern University (English and Math)

The Best!!!

Heather worked with my daughter to raise her grade up 2 levels! My daughter loved Heather not just for her mad technical skills in math but also her ability to be a strong role model. I am incredibly grateful for Heather and will continue this relationship through high school! Thank you Heather for your positive attitude and helping our daughter rekindle her love of learning and confidence!!!

— Tanya, Seattle, WA on 6/29/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Heather will travel within 8 miles of Seattle, WA 98116.