EducationEarning a Masters degree in Social Work at UT
BA with Honors in Anthropology and Women's Studies from Rice University, class of 2012
ExperienceI love to help students understand their homework, rather than just helping them answer test questions. I have found that many teachers (my own included) just teach the student how to do the individual problems, rather than teaching the concept behind them. This frustrates me because I know that it is not the best way to learn, though it may be the easiest to teach. I prefer to help the student understand the concepts so that they can figure out how to complete the problems on their own.
I have tutored for over 5 years in Houston and Austin with incredibly positive results. I prefer to work with students on a weekly basis, rather than trying to "cram" before a test, because it improves performance and it helps the student reduce stress and feel more in-control of their schoolwork on a daily basis. All of my students have loved working with me and have improved markedly in their classes, so much so that their parents have asked me to return each year to tutor them in other subjects, and to help their siblings.
Math - 160/170
English - 163/170
Essay - 5.5/6
Math - 740, Reading - 730, Writing - 730
AP test scores:
Spanish - 5
Chemistry - 5
Physics Mechanics - 5
Physics Electromagnetism - 4
BC Calculus - 4
English Language - 4
HobbiesI am a very low-key, down to earth person. I love watching movies, reading books, and generally having fun with friends. I have lived in Austin for over two years now, and I just started a Master's in Social Work at the University of Texas.
Client Reviews (4)
Sarah is a very gifted teacher and awesome tutor. Over 2 school years, she helped both of my daughters with AP level Chemistry and Math high school courses. She always had a way of cutting through any confusion with a different explanation or a tip on how to work a problem more quickly. She always seemed to help my daughters find their own answer by helping with the logic behind a problem, rather than just giving a formula or pointing to a memorized rule. Every hour of tutoring saved many hours of struggling through on our own. Additionally, Sarah was very flexible and willing to go the extra mile or schedule a last minute tutoring session. I am so thankful that Sarah was able to help my daughters through some tough concepts and exams.
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