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Hello! I'm Samantha. I'm a student at the University of California - San Diego, but I call Nebraska home. I'm exuberant and enthusiastic and love learning interesting things about the world we live in. Curiosity has always been one of my biggest traits - it's what led me to pick my major of cognitive science - how else will I learn everything I want to about how the mind works if I'm not studying it? I've coached and taught in various aspects. Dancing, theatre, math and science teams. And I know how to adapt my style from the littlest kid to the teenagers barely younger than myself. I'd love to get working as soon as possible, everyone should feel comfortable with their education and I am more than happy to help out!

Samantha’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Current Undergrad, Cognitive Science

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 35

ACT English: 34

ACT Math: 35

ACT Reading: 36

ACT Science: 35

AP Biology: 5

AP Calculus AB: 5

AP Physics B: 4

AP English Language: 5

AP World History: 4

AP Psychology: 5


Painting, reading, dancing, board games!

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

10th Grade Reading

11th Grade Math

11th Grade Reading

12th Grade Math

12th Grade Reading

4th Grade Math

5th Grade Math

6th Grade Math

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade Math

8th Grade Math

9th Grade Math

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

Advanced Placement Prep


Algebra 2


AP Calculus AB

AP English Language and Composition

AP Statistics


College English

Elementary Algebra

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Writing


Essay Editing

High School English

Homework Support


Intermediate Algebra

College Math


Middle School Math





Social Sciences



Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I don't only want to teach people, I want to make them curious and excited about how things work so that they will want to go out and learn by their own volition.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I would want to get to know the student - their personality and their education level as well as what they enjoy to do with their time. After general conversation, I might ask to see some previous work to get a basis on what work needs to be accomplished in the future.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Confidence is key. If a person has confidence they will be able to work independently towards their own goals. Slowly building up confidence in a student’s intelligence can be achieved by going in depth into the material so that the student has a firm grasp of the subject before moving on to the next section.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I always loved chocolate! But in general loss of motivation stems from frustrations in not getting a subject. Taking breaks as well as integrating things the student enjoy into the learning process allows the student to progress further before getting frustrated - hopefully enough time to move onto the next section.