Qualifications & Experience

Hello! My name is Sam Smith. I grew in Glendale, California, and attended Glendale public schools from kindergarten to twelfth grade. I have been particularly passionate about history and politics in my academic career. I had very strong reading and writing skills as a student, which is a talent I brought to my work as a tutor in high school.

I have a Bachelor's degree in political science, which I received with honors in 2010. Although I focused primarily on political science, I also took advanced courses in mathematics including calculus, statistics, and econometrics. I obtained a single subject teaching credential from Cal State Northridge in 2017. I have over two years of in-classroom teaching experience. I am capable of teaching most common primary and secondary classes including but not limited to: English, History, Mathematics, Government, and Economics.

I believe in personalized educational support tailored to a student's particular needs. I enjoy working collaboratively with students to meet their goals--taking advantage of their academic strengths and improving their areas of growth. My classroom teaching experience allows me to use proven teaching techniques beyond typical tutoring. Teacher preparation programs focus on using teaching techniques to meet students at their current level of understanding and steadily increasing their knowledge from there.

I am currently located in Pasadena and typically meet with students located within 10 miles of Pasadena. My hours are flexible. I do my best to meet with students at a time that works best for them. I am available for one time tutoring sessions or ongoing tutoring commitments. I respond to messages promptly and set up tutoring appointments as quickly as possible.

Education

2010

Pitzer College

Political Science

2017

California State University - Northridge

Single Subject Teaching Credential - Social Science

Degree

2010

Bachelors

2017

Masters

Subjects

Math

Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Common Core
Elementary Math
Finite Math
Geometry
Prealgebra
Trigonometry

Test Preparation

ACT Writing
ACT Math
ACT Reading
CAHSEE
CBEST
GED
PSAT
SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing

ACT

ACT Writing
ACT Math
ACT Reading

SAT

SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing

English

English (K-8)
High School Level English
College Level English
Essay Writing
Grammar
Literature
Reading & Comprehension
Proofreading
Study Skills
Vocabulary

Social Studies

U.S. History
European History
Geography
Government & Politics
Political Science
World History

Computer

Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
STATA
Macintosh

Professional

Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics

Other

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