Hello! My name is Sabrina and I look forward to working with you. I have been teaching and tutoring and various Colleges and Universities for the past 10 years. I enjoy working with my students and seeing them connect understanding to concepts. As a tutor, my goal is to teach students how to "fish" for themselves through coaching, guidance, direction, and sharing my expertise. By training students on processes, I have received feedback that students appreciated this tactic as they can use the processes over and over again in future classes.
In the last 2 years, I have decided to transition my career to Elementary Education. I have tutored Elementary students, Middle School, and High School students as well. I have taught in Elementary Education for the past year and love the zest that children bring to the learning environment.
I hope to work with you and help you reach your learning potential. Please let me know if an online or in-person option works best for you. Please message me your tutoring needs so we can start a dialogue and I will get back to you within a 12 hour time frame. Thank you! :)
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: California State University Sacramento - Bachelors, Communication Studies
Graduate Degree: University of Phoenix-Bay Area Campus - Masters, Organizational Management
College Application Essays
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School Business
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe our students are our future. Each of our students has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. Teaching is an important and honorable occupation that demands commitment. There are miracles, learning, healing, laughter, sharing and love every day in classrooms all around the world. A teacher has the opportunity to impact on students' lives in a positive way. I view teaching children as a privilege. As a dedicated teacher, I will strive to uphold the following. * Ensure that student learning needs are the primary focus of attention. * Demonstrate enthusiasm and the importance for each lesson taught. * Embrace and implement Common Core Standards. * Hold a positive regard for all students and ensure that respect is maintained within the classroom at all times. * Believe in the ability of all students to learn, expect all students to learn and convey this expectation to individuals, the class and the community. * Create a classroom that is a welcoming, positive and fair environment where all students learn from one another and feel safe and comfortable to share their thoughts and ideas. * Establish high, however not unreachable, standards and provide support to students to reach those standards. * Embrace the constructivist learning approach which includes the following. * The teacher acting as the facilitator and the learner being active and involved. * Students exposed to alternative viewpoints of group members. * Language is developed in context by the teacher and the peer group is important. * A need to acknowledge that individual learning outcomes may be different. * Ensure my students are actively engaged in learning experiences which deal with issues which they regard as important in their lives. * Ensure deep learning is imparted rather than rote learning and my students are supported in order to make connections to understand relationships. * Provide specific and meaningful positive feedback and encouragement to my students as it is important to me that my students build up their confidence and develop intrinsic motivation. * Monitor individual student learning and plan according to the needs of individuals, groups and the whole class. * Foster independent learning. * Expect students to take responsibility for their learning. * Model what is to be expected of the students. * Create a learning environment that is serious and thoughtful, while using light humor to create a sense of community. * Be prepared and to continue to learn from the students and to grow in understanding regarding content. * Continually reflect on my practice and demonstrate my commitment to lifelong learning by seeking out appropriate collegial support and furthering my own professional development. * Hold myself accountable to high standards of performance and continually seek improvement in present and future performance. * Make a difference in my school community by working as part of a team with my colleagues and sharing my knowledge and skills whenever I can. As a teacher, I aim to create an atmosphere that encourages curiosity and sheer determination. Our classroom is a place where students feel important, respected, cared for and believed in. I am a teacher who makes it possible for her students to reach their full potential, ask questions, learn from their mistakes, give and receive feedback, create and try their best. In our classroom, real world problems are solved and each student believes that they can make a difference in this world. Together, we celebrate each other's success and inspire each other to be the best person that we can be.