Andrea M.


Andrea M.

Tutor

Montgomry Village, MD 20886

Will travel 20 miles

$50 per hour.

4.42 24 ratings

Expert Discount SAT/ACT/PSAT/SSAT and Subject Tutor

Dear families, I am excited that you have found my page, and that I have the opportunity to tell you more about my tutoring services. I am currently applying to schools in order to obtain a PhD in Education and Curriculum development. My extensive experience with children of all ages has helped me to realize that there is much work to be done regarding serving the emotional needs of students in our education system. My long term goals include eventually becoming a college professor and fou... [more]


Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra I and II for over ten years. I can help students prepare for exams as well as complete coursework. I have many shortcuts to assist my students with various Algebra topics as well as the ability to help students understand math vocabulary so that difficult wording is never a problem with questions. I can tutor Algebra I, Algebra II, and Algebra as part of the SAT, SAT II Subject Test, and GRE for high school as well as college students.


Biology


Grammar


Reading


Writing


Geography


English

I have tutored English for over ten years for elementary, middle school, high school, and adult students. I can help my students with reading comprehension, grammar, and essay writing. I know how to explain various aspects of a passage, teach grammar rules, and help my students organize and expand thoughts to create a stellar essay.


SAT Math

I have over five years of experience tutoring all three subjects of the SAT both independently and for an international tutoring company. I help students understand the difficult wording on the Math questions, including obscure Math vocabulary. I will target content in Algebra, Geometry, Arithmetic, and Functions as well as teach SAT specific shortcuts. Most of my students start out in the 400's or 500's, but I have also helped students reach the 750+ range. Most of my students can expect at least 200 points over all improvement. Some of my students have even improved 200 points per section!


Literature


GRE

I have tutored the GRE for the past five years both independently and with an International Test Preparation Company. I adjust my lessons for adult learners so that we are working more collaboratively, rather than with me acting as the teacher, and you as the student. I tutor all three sections of the exam, which are Math, Verbal, and Writing. I can help whether you are taking the paper or computer version of the test.


SAT Reading

I have over five years of experience tutoring all three subjects of the SAT both independently and for an international tutoring company. Most of my students start out in the 400's or 500's, but I have also helped students reach the 750+ range. Most of my students can expect at least 200 points over all improvement. Some of my students have even improved 200 points per section! I work diligently to help students understand the confusing passages, difficult wording of the questions, and how to short cut the vocabulary section.


SAT Writing

I have over five years of experience tutoring all three subjects of the SAT both independently and for an international tutoring company. I work diligently to help my students understand the most commonly tested grammar rules on the test, and to use process of elimination to find the correct answer. Most of my students start out in the 400's or 500's, but I have also helped students reach the 750+ range. Most of my students can expect at least 200 points over all improvement. Some of my students have even improved 200 points per section!


PSAT

I have tutored the PSAT for over five years and my students have had great success, which has included improvement of over 20 points per section in many cases. I tutor all three sections of the exam which include Math, Reading, and Writing. All of my students are taught strategies to beat the exam, as most of them have a clear understanding of the subject matter on the exam. The test is worded in a difficult way, which is where most of the students have trouble. I am a great motivator, and I work hard at building the confidence of all of my students.


SSAT


Spelling


ACT Reading


ACT English

I have tutored many students in ACT English with great success. There are two portions of the exam which include English related concepts. These are "English" and "Reading." The English section of the exam involves understanding several basic grammar rules and applying them in different ways. The second part of the English exam involves stylistic questions which involves understanding sequencing and purpose in writing. The Reading section involves careful reading and comprehension of sometimes complex ideas and vocabulary. I help my students go through each concept in a step by step manner so that they may learn the differences between question types and how to best answer each one.


ACT Math

I have tutored ACT Math for over five years for several international tutoring companies as well as independent of any company. I have extensive experience in all subject matter covered on the exam, which includes Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry. I am always interested to show my students shortcuts that may be available to them, as well as how to break down concepts in a step-by-step manner. Sometimes understanding the language presented on the ACT is essential to realizing which particular math concept is covered, and I help my students excel at that as well. Most of my students are able to improve two average points or more on the exam, and some are able to improve much more!


ACT Science


Elementary Math


Elementary Science


Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored elementary subjects privately as well as an employee of The Princeton Review for a combined ten years of experience in the subject matter. I also passed the Praxis exam for Elementary Subjects several years ago, when I thought I would like to pursue an official teaching certification.


Study Skills

I have tutored students for over ten years. Included in that experience is the ability to help students remain focused and organized. I encourage students to develop time management skills in order to meet deadlines, and prioritize assignments.


Special Needs

I have extensive tutoring and counseling experience with students with special needs. I spent approximately three years teaching SAT, ACT, and various subjects such as math and reading for all types of students with learning, behavioral, and mental health challenges. I have a master's degree in social work from New York University and I am a Licensed Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. I work daily with children, adolescents, and adults with mental health and behavioral challenges in order to help them master social skills and function in work and school environments so they may reach their full potential.


Career Development

I am a licensed social worker in the state of New Jersey. I have extensive clinical experience providing therapeutic services to students, as well as career and academic counseling. I also have experience as a school counselor, and formal experience as a college entrance exam tutor.


College Counseling

I am a licensed social worker in the state of New Jersey. I have extensive clinical experience providing therapeutic services to students, as well as career and academic counseling. I also have experience as a school counselor, and formal experience as a college entrance exam tutor.


Anthropology

I have a bachelor's degree with a double major in Youth Theater and history. I took many different courses to complete my history major, including Anthropology. I am confident in my ability to teach the coursework.


Archaeology

I have a bachelor's degree with a double major in Youth Theater and history. I took many different courses to complete my history major, including Archaeology. I am confident in my ability to teach the coursework.


Hard of Hearing

I spent four years studying American Sign Language. I have a medium level of proficiency in ASL, as well as a high level of proficiency in etiquette related to teaching hard of hearing or deaf students that may rely on devices to assist in hearing and/or lip reading.


Praxis

I have passed the Praxis Exams in Elementary Education, Theater, and History. I have also tutored students for various Praxis exam subjects, including Elementary Education and Math. These tests rely heavily on content, which I am highly familiar with.


Regents

I am originally from New York State. I took many different Regents exams in the topics of Math, History, Science, and English. I passed all of them, and I know I can help your child do the same.


Sociology

My Master's Degree in in the field of Social Work. I have extensive academic experience in sociology. I am confident that I can help students understand the way society works as a result of human behavior, desires, and goals.


Social Studies

I have tutored social studies to elementary, middle school, and high school students for over ten years. I have recently taught social studies to adults in the last five years. I have a history minor and extensive knowledge of history, politics, current events, and other social studies related topics, including the social studies Praxis Exam. I like to view how history has impacted the present and will also impact the future.