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Sandra G.

Seattle, WA

$45/hour

My Mission: To not let math stop your dreams!

600+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/16/17
5.0 average from 282 ratings
Very competent and engaging
— Debbie, Seattle, WA on 4/20/17

$45/Hour


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University of Washington
Mathematics

Education

University of Washington (Mathematics)

About Sandra

Hello! My name is Sandra and consider it my life's mission to not let math stop people from achieving their dreams. I am committed to help every person that contacts me, despite what they can pay. If money is a hardship, I can at the very least help put you in touch with free or affordable resources so you can continue your studies!

I have a BA in Mathematics with a focus in Teacher Preparation from the University of Washington. In addition, I also received a minor in Learning, Education, and Societies. In my minor, I took classes such as Educational Neuropsychology, which help me learn how the brain learns. This has helped me create more effective studying strategies for myself and for the students I teach.

In addition to my educational experience, I have been tutoring for the last seven years as a private tutor and through various voulnteer programs such as the Seattle Public Library's Homework Help Program, Seattle MESA organization, and the UW Pipeline program. I have mostly tutored junior high, high school and college students, in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus. (I especially love tutoring Geometry!)

As a math tutor, I focus on helping my students build a foundation for mathematics that looks beyond their next test. My goal is to help the build the knowledge, study-skills, and confidence of my students so they do not see mathematics as a road-block to what they wish to achieve, but rather as a resource they can draw upon to be able to creatively solve problems.

I try to make sure that my students walk away with a good understanding of all of the math questions they might have. Within 24 hours of each session, I will email each of my students a PDF copy of the notes we worked on together. Sometimes in a session, a question will stump even the tutor. In this case, I will think about the question more and include my thoughts on it in the PDF i email them.

I am excited to work with students at any skill level in mathematics. You, or your son or daughter, are a person that is capable of achieving success with math!
Hello! My name is Sandra and consider it my life's mission to not let math stop people from achieving their dreams. I am committed to help every person that contacts me, despite what they can pay. If money is a hardship, I can at the very least help put you in touch with free or affordable resources so you can continue your studies!

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Cancellation
8 hours notice required

My rate applies to sessions in Capitol Hill, Downtown, U-District or online. For sessions in other areas, I will need to charge extra for the additional travel time.

Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Seattle, WA 98102
Background Check: Passed

"Very competent and engaging"

- Debbie, Seattle, WA on 4/20/17

"Friendly and knowledgeable"

- Libby and Hannah Sue, Seattle, WA on 5/17/17

"Geometry"

- Jonathan, Seattle, WA on 12/10/15

"Knowledge and experience tutor."

- Jimmy, Seattle, WA on 12/10/15
Computer:
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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.

Algebra 1

I spent 2 years with the Seattle Public Library's Homework Help system tutoring mainly high school freshmen and sophomores taking Algebra I. I also tutored a handful Algebra I Jr. High and High School students from the Seattle Public School system over the last few years. This included helping them understand their current assignments, reviewing missed problems, and coming up with new problems for them to practice before their exams.

Algebra 2

In my 5 years of tutoring, I have typically had at least one Algebra II student I have been working with. Additionally, from January - June 2015 I volunteered in an Algebra 2 classroom assisting students with understanding the material. This experience also included teaching a lesson on Quadratic Equations.

Calculus

I have tutored several calculus students over the last 2 years from UW, Seattle Central, and AP students from various Seattle Public Schools. I also have considerable experience working with a student taking online calculus course.

There is a saying in math, which goes, "The hardest part about Calculus is Algebra." When I tutor Calculus, I never assume that the student has perfect knowledge of the Algebra that is being used. I ask questions to figure out all the parts that might be confusing, even if those parts involve going over parts of Algebra again! A good understanding of Algebra is paramount to success in Calculus!

Geometry

Over the last 5 years of private tutoring, I have tutored 3 different Geometry students, 2 from the Seattle Public School system and 1 from Seattle Academy. I have also volunteered with Seattle Public Library's Homework Help program, which included working with several geometry students. My other tutoring work has come from working with the Seattle MESA program and UW's Pipeline program to directly volunteer in Seattle Public School classrooms, which included Geometry students.

Linear Algebra

Although I have not done much Linear Algebra tutoring, I do have a math degree from the University of Washington, and I passed Linear Algebra with a 4.0 when I took it in college. I am happy to work together with you to help you build foundation and study habits for this interesting branch of mathematics!

Prealgebra

In the 2016-17 school year, I tutored two Seattle Public School system Jr. High students who studied topics in both Pre-Algebra and Algebra I. I try to focus on helping the student understand why what they are doing is working, so they can go in with a strong understanding of how numbers work before they enter Algebra I.

Precalculus

I have tutored a handful Pre-Calculus students from UW, Seattle Central College, and Seattle Public Schools student, so I have an idea for what kind of curriculum each of these systems run. I also spent a quarter in 2014 tutoring Pre-Calculus students at Ingraham High School through the Seattle MESA program at UW. I also tutor Trigonometry with a focus on what will be the most important information for the student to carry with them into Calculus.

Trigonometry

I have tutored a handful Trigonometry students from UW, Seattle Central College, and Seattle Public Schools student, so I have an idea for what kind of curriculum each of these systems run. I also spent a quarter in 2014 tutoring Trigonometry students at Ingraham High School through the Seattle MESA program at UW. I also tutor Trigonometry with a focus on what will be the most important information for the student to carry with them into Calculus.

University of Washington
Mathematics

Education

University of Washington (Mathematics)

Very competent and engaging

She has great patience with my son. She gives clear instructions and is very helpful. she has a great way of engaging with him to help him understand. She has a calming nature about her that takes the anxiety out of learn math.

— Debbie, Seattle, WA on 4/20/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

My rate applies to sessions in Capitol Hill, Downtown, U-District or online. For sessions in other areas, I will need to charge extra for the additional travel time.

Travel policy

Sandra will travel within 2 miles of Seattle, WA 98102.