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Sara C. - Tutor in PHILADELPHIA, PA

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Subjects: Reading & writing, Math, Homework help & study skills, English-Writing, Math-Algebra, Math-Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus, Swimming & other in-water sports, Algebra
Teaching Location: Tutor Home/Studio,Travel To Student
Travel Radius: 25 mi
Specialties: Child/Early Development, Special Needs, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, College/Adult Education
Education: University of Pennsylvania/Currently: Windener
Certifications: CPR/Lifeguard
Hourly Rate: $30 - $50
Teaching Motto: There is no stupid question. Perfect practice makes perfect.
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I love finding new ways to re-introduce difficult concepts. Although my ADHD has given me some difficulties, especially with reading, I have found that I can readily see concepts in different ways than most people see them. This is really what I mean by re-introducing difficult concepts; I find great satisfaction in helping students find solutions by taking a path that is better suited for their learning style. But, this is not always the simpler path, nor is it fool proof. It takes a lot of practice, trial and error, and frustration to really get a hand at figuring out how it is you learn best. But, it is worth it, because it ultimately makes school and learning significantly more enjoyable, which translates into success. Personally, I have to rewrite notes into organized, bulleted summaries and add a rainbow of colors to highlight the most important stuff. These tricks, as well as one-on-one help can help students to learn in the moment and develop life-long study skills. Though I do not have any formal experience with tutoring, I have been, and still am, an excellent student. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011, with a bachelor's in psychology and a GPA of 3.17 (I like to think it would have been higher if I had figured out the ADHD thing before college!), while being on the varsity swim team all four years. Currently, I am at Widener University in their dual degree program, working towards a master's in Education and Social Work, with a GPA of 4.0. I hope to eventually go on to earn my PhD (knock on wood!) I have also been coaching and teaching swimming for 6 years, from ages 5 through 21, at all levels. I have coached summer teams, club teams, and university teams, as well as given private lessons and taught beginning and intermediate swimming at Widener. Swimmers are students too, and I like to take the same approach in the classroom and apply it to technique and drills. Even athletes learn in different ways, and sometimes it just takes a fresh explanation to learn a new skill.
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