Qualifications & Experience

I am a University of Massachusetts, Amherst graduate with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, where I also hold math and art minors. I then attended Vancouver Film School and have edited several projects since. In recent years, I have focused exclusively on tutoring because I truly enjoy helping others realize their potential and have been working in this field for 5+ years.

I started with a focus on mathematics which includes algebra, algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, and pre-calculus. I have worked with many students in middle and high school, who were attending LAUSD as well as Charter schools. I have also taught students who were home schooled, younger pupils, college students as well as adults prepping for certification exams. I often find gaps in my student's knowledge that prevent them from improving their understanding and lead to poor grades. I help to identify and fill in these gaps and immediately see progress and more interest in the subject matter. I explain all the different methods that exist so that you find the one that's most comfortable for you, and I explain the reasoning to get to where we need to get to. I also excel at tutoring individuals in reading, writing, history, biology and Spanish.

Growing up, my father instilled in me the idea that if you learn something completely you will never forget it and that is exactly how I approach teaching. My method is to help students internalize the subject matter and build confidence at the same time. I explain how thing works conceptually, not just through examples or memorization, making sure that my students see the subject with a new clarity. Through my experiences I have learned when to push, when to praise, and when to switch tactics, always making my students feel like their input is welcome and desired. I love this job because I get to meet and help so many people and make them feel like they can learn things they didn't think they could.

Education

2003

University of Massachusetts Amherst

computer science

Degree

2003

Bachelors

Subjects

Math

Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Differential Equations
Geometry
Linear Algebra
Prealgebra
Precalculus
Probability
Trigonometry

Test Preparation

ACT Writing
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science
CAHSEE
GRE
ISEE
PSAT
SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing

ACT

ACT Writing
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science

SAT

SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing

English

High School Level English
College Level English
Essay Writing
Grammar
Reading & Comprehension
Proofreading
Study Skills
Vocabulary

Science

Biology

Social Studies

World History

Other

Homeschool

Anna ’s Rating

5.0
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5.0
Proficiency
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Punctuality

Reviews

Algebra 1
Harry M.
5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Anna was an excellent algebra tutor and really explained things step by step so it was easy to understand. She really helped me a lot.

7 months ago
Harry M. reviews Anna Spahn
Algebra 1
Harry M.
5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Anna explains things very clearly and is patient. She's been flexible with her schedule and very helpful

7 months ago
Harry M. reviews Anna Spahn
Geometry
Joy K.
5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Anna is amazing!!! I am so excited to be paired with her during my educational journey. Thank you!!

8 months ago
Joy K. reviews Anna Spahn
ISEE
Joy V.
5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Anna did an excellent job tutoring my son in math. It was his first time learning online and he found it very productive. He thought Anna was very good at explaining methods and strategies in Math. We would recommend her to other students and families.

a year ago
Joy V. reviews Anna Spahn