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Sandra G.

My Mission: To not let math stop your dreams!

My Mission: To not let math stop your dreams!

$56/hour

  • 983 hours tutoring

  • Capitol Hill Seattle, WA 98102

About Sandra


Bio

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 helping 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,...

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 helping 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 volunteer 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 them build the knowledge, study skills, and confidence of my students so they do not see mathematics as a roadblock 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, and the resources they will need to continue to build their knowledge. If relevant, I give a copy the notes from our tutoring session to the student. I also can help the student find online videos or extra worksheets if I feel that they need more practice with the topic. 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 that I can email to the student or the parent.

I am excited to work with students at any skill level in mathematics. You or your child, is a person that is capable of achieving success with math!


Education

University of Washington
Mathematics

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $56
  • Rate details: My rate applies to sessions in Capitol Hill and districts adjacent to Capitol Hill, and online. For sessions in other areas, I may need to charge extra for the additional travel time.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 2 miles of Seattle, WA 98102
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/16/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

General Computer

Corporate Training

General Computer

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

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,

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.
Prealgebra,

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

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.

Math

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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

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.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

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,

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.
Prealgebra,

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

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.

Summer

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

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

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.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Excellent Tutor

Sandra is doing a wonderful job tutoring our daughter. Not only is she learning, she’s also becoming more actively interested in math and is enjoying it more. Sandra is professional as well as being an excellent and patient communicator.

Michael, 12 lessons with Sandra

Great Calculus tutor

Sandra did an excellent job explaining my calculus!! I would definitely recommend for students who need help with calculus! Thank you so much!

Karna, 15 lessons with Sandra

Knowledgeable and experienced tutor.

Sandra has made a huge, positive difference in my daughter’s education. She’s extremely well prepared each week and focuses on helping my daughter where she most needs help. I highly recommend her.

Hope , 16 lessons with Sandra

Great sessions for both of my kids this weekend!

Sandra understands how math is being taught today in High School and was able to quickly understand and help each of my kids. She spent time with me after her initial session talking about her observations with each student and giving me pointers about how I can assist with their learning.

Marya, 18 lessons with Sandra

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Amazing tutor with great knowledge in Calculus. It seemed to me that she isn't just knowledgeable about her field, but a very skilled and experienced tutor. She doesn't simply teach the materials or answer the question, but she does that by leading students to find the answer themselves. I had my first lesson with her online, but the whole session went smoothly without difficulty. I highly recommend this tutor.

Jinhoon, 1 lesson with Sandra

Friendly and knowledgeable

Knowledgeable about formulas, geometry and discussing the whole picture. Problems involved using 30-60-90 triangles so we went over how they work, and how to apply them to the problems she was working on. We also talked about the properties of equilateral triangles and how to apply those properties to the story problems!

Libby and Hannah Sue, 9 lessons with Sandra

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, 9 lessons with Sandra

Geometry

Sandra is doing a great job. She instills confidence and has a clear way of explaining concepts and their applications.

Jonathan, 40 lessons with Sandra

Knowledge and experience tutor.

Sandra did a very good job explaining factoring polynomials and how it's related in Cacalus, she was able to walk me through the steps and made sure it make sense to me.

Jimmy, 237 lessons with Sandra
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$56/hour

Sandra G.

$56/hour

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Response time: 40 minutes