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Sandra G.

Seattle, WA

$40/hour

My Mission: To not let math stop your dreams!

600+ Hours
5.0 average from 264 ratings
Very competent and engaging
— Debbie, Seattle, WA on 4/20/17

$40/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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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

Contact me if you are interested in group rates!

Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Seattle, WA 98112

"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
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry,
Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, Trigonometry
Computer:
General Computer

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.

Algebra 1

For Algebra I specifically, I spent 2 years with the Seattle Public Library's Homework Help system tutoring mainly high school freshmen and sophomores taking Algebra I. This included helping them understand their current assignments, and coming up with new problems for them to practice before their exams.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2, specifically, is a subject that I have had the most experience tutoring recently. From January - June 2015 I volunteered in an Algebra 2 classroom assisting students with understanding the material. In addition, I have been tutoring Algebra II students throughout my 5 years of tutoring.

Calculus

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!

Geometry

I have a BA in Mathematics with a minor in Education, Learning and Societies. I did the first two years of my degree at Seattle Central College, so I also have experience in the community college system. I have been tutoring for 5 years including 2 years 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 also 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!

Precalculus

Specifically in Precalculus, I have recent experience tutoring in trigonometry, which is typically covered in a precalculus class. I also spent a quarter in 2014 tutoring Precalculus students at Ingraham High School through the Seattle MESA program at UW.

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: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Contact me if you are interested in group rates!

Travel policy

Sandra will travel within 3 miles of Seattle, WA 98112.