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... [more]
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!