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Sandra G.

Seattle, WA

$40/hour

Experienced tutor and UW math major excited to talk math with you!

5.0 average from 217 ratings
Geometry
— Jonathan, Seattle, WA on 12/10/15

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University of Washington
Mathematics

Education

University of Washington (Mathematics)

About Sandra

Hello! My name is Sandra and in March 2015 I finished my BA in Mathematics with a focus in Teacher Preparation. 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 five years. For the first two years I tutored with the Seattle Public Library's Homework Help drop in tutoring service. For the last three years I have volunteered at various Seattle Public Schools through various programs, including UW Pipeline Program and the Seattle MESA organization. From January 2015-June 2015 I volunteered twice a week in an Algebra II classroom at Nova High School, assisting students individually or in small groups with the topic they were learning that day. This experience also included an opportunity to student teach a class and create curriculum for it. I especially enjoy tutoring Geometry and have much experience in doing so!

I enjoy tutoring because I live for the moments where students who have struggled with a particular topic, or the subject in general, reach a point where they finally feel like they can achieve success with it. I believe that many people believe they are bad at math for many false reasons, or bad experiences in the past. I believe, and have seen through my work, that success in math is not innate, but comes from one's own practice and curiosity with the subject.

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. The majority of my tutoring experience has been with high school students, but I have some experience tutoring elementary, junior high, and college students.

I try to make sure that my students walk away with a good understanding of all of the math questions they might have. It happens sometimes that a question will even stump the tutor. In these situations, I do my best to find the time after the lesson to think about the question more, and then send an email, sometimes with a video, explaining what I have learned or discovered about the problem since the tutoring session.

I am not only willing, but 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! I strive to not only help with the subject at hand, but help build skills that will help you achieve success with mathematics for as long as you study it.
Hello! My name is Sandra and in March 2015 I finished my BA in Mathematics with a focus in Teacher Preparation. 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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

I give the first 1 hour tutoring session for free so you are able to get a feel for my tutoring style to see it works for you, free of any financial commitment.

Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Seattle, WA 98112

"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)

Geometry

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

— Jonathan, Seattle, WA on 12/10/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

I give the first 1 hour tutoring session for free so you are able to get a feel for my tutoring style to see it works for you, free of any financial commitment.

Travel policy

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