Sara tutors in Lisbon, Portugal

Sara s.

Private tutor in Lisbon, Portugal

Education

I have 6 years of experience as a full-time math tutor. I focus on teaching IB Standard Level and Higher Level Mathematics. I have students around the world, for example, China, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Finland, Germany, UK, Italy, Brazil, Netherlands, France, Belgium, and Hungary etc. My effective teaching methodology and strategy are built on helping more than 200 students dramatically improve their academic performances over the past six years. My tutoring service is highly personalized. In order to find and clarify their misconception, I usually give my students an accurate initial “concept image” at the first place, then summarize the content, construct a solid base of knowledge later on, and train their examination skills. Bachelor, (Guangxi University, China) Master, (East China University of Science and Technology, China) If you are interested in having a free trial lesson with me, please contact me at ibmathtutor.sara@gmail.com Please note that I only offer online tutoring currently.

Experience

I consistently receive good reviews from students as a better alternative to their own teachers at school. Many new families contact me after my students shared their wonderful learning experiences with me. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recent comments from my students or their parents: Grade 10 Mathematics, Grade 11-12 IB Higher Level Math I had never particularly excelled at maths until I began having tutoring sessions with Sara. Under her tutelage, I learnt better maths and exam technique, and progressed so well that I earned the Maths Award at school for two years consecutively. Sara prepared me so well that even though I underperformed on my IB exams due to nerves, I still ended up with a safe 7 in IB HL Maths. I honestly do not think that I would have gotten my 7 without her, and would recommend her to any student struggling with any level of maths. Sara will not only help you excel at maths, but she will also help you learn to love the subject too! -----Kyra -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grade 11-12 IB Standard Level Math & University level Calculus “Sara Qin is the most outstanding math tutor I have ever known and she has consistently helped my daughter through comprehensive lessons for the past four years – through the IB Diploma and college-level mathematics at New York University. She has in-depth knowledge about areas such as but not limited to: Algebra, Calculus, Circular Functions and Trigonometry, Functions, and Equations, Geometry, Statistics and Probability, and Vectors. Her firm grasp on high-level concepts and ability to explain them in logical terms rooting back to the fundamental rules of math is why she is a true math genius – other teachers can explain something they have taught over and over again just by repeating sentences from textbooks, but Sara Qin is able to self-learn and figure out difficult and abnormal math questions on the spot and has demonstrated a high level of intelligence and passion for mathematics. Additionally, Sara’s character is admirable – she genuinely cares for the wellbeing of her students and is willing to stay up late occasionally and rearrange her own commitments to ensure her students receive the help and guidance they need. She loves teaching students who are diligent and willing to learn, and that care and passion are what motivates her students to succeed in school and in life. I strongly recommend Sara Qin without any reservations whatsoever. She is truly the best math educator I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. ” ------Linda -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grade 10-12 Mathematics Like many things in today’s technological world, we found Sara through the internet. Although Sara resides in Kingston, and we reside in Calgary, Sara has been tutoring our daughter, Lauren, for the past 4 months via Skype. At first, we were doubtful that such a set up would be effective in achieving our goals. To our pleasant surprise, tutoring via Skype works amazingly well, and in light of busy schedules, is very convenient. With minimal investment in an interactive drawing tablet, Sara and Lauren are able to see each other’s work, and their sessions together have been extremely productive. Since working with Sara, Lauren’s confidence in her math abilities has increased manifold. Her mark has steadily increased over the semester. Lauren also has a better fundamental understanding of mathematical principles. A solid understanding of basic principles coupled with confidence in her abilities, are key to continued future success. Sara has helped Lauren to achieve both of these two vital components. ---Wanda -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grade 10 Advanced Mathematics, Grade 11-12 IB Higher Level Math Sara is an excellent math tutor. She is patient, encouraging and she knows the math curriculum for IB and IGCSE and has a lot of relevant materials and books to share. My daughter’s confidence and grades in Math have greatly improved since she started with Sara. My daughter will send problems she cannot solve to Sara in Advance and they will work out the problems together during the lesson. Sara will usually have similar exercises ready for her to work on for practice. My daughter enjoys her lessons and is never bored. Sara is also very happy to answer my questions and address my concerns regarding my daughter’s progress promptly. She shows a keen interest in my child’s progress. -----Mrs. Chong -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grade 11, IB Higher Level Math “Sara is an excellent Teacher in Mathematics at IB level. She demonstrates great conceptual clarity, is hardworking, has patience, and is a committed Teacher. Her passion for Mathematics and teaching coupled with the dedication to improve confidence of students makes her an effective Teacher. Sara’s warm and friendly approach makes her distinctly different from others.” ---------Sreelatha -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grade 11-12 Math “We found Sara to be professional, but also extremely warm and engaging. She is able to connect with her students in a way that builds confidence and encourages their development. Our daughter’s grades jumped almost 15% after she started working with Sara, who is able to look at problems through the student’s eyes and answer their questions in a way that brings the learning full circle. Many times our daughter took Sara’s explanation to a math equation back to her classroom teacher and the whole class was then able to benefit from Sara’s clear and concise reasoning and approach to complex math problems. Sara’s understanding is so thorough that she can look at and take apart a math problem from many angles so that her students have an opportunity to truly “get it”. Our daughter had many, many moments with Sara where the “lightbulb” went on and her grasp of the math continually deepened under her tutelage. By the time our daughter graduated from grade 12, she had a love of math that had not been there previously, and had achieved 100% on multiple tests. This success was in very large part due to the relationship she had with Sara and the excellent teaching that she received while she was her pupil. With Sara’s help, our daughter always felt fully prepared for test and exams, and she developed a new and motivating confidence in her abilities as a math student. I would not hesitate to recommend Sara to anyone interested in a tutor who is reliable, fun, professional and who has the ability to bring clarity and understanding to the subjects she teaches.” ------- Kristen -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grade 10-11, IB math & SAT math “Sara is an extraordinary tutor. She has the ability to quickly and accurately determine sources of a child’s learning difficulties. In case of my daughter, this allowed her to set up individually tailored programs and work through issues one at a time. Sara’s patience and encouraging manner helped my daughter gain confidence in her own abilities and greatly increase her self-esteem.” ------Tim -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grade 11, IGCSE math “Sara is the best tutor we ever had, her good explanation skills and her friendly -way to teach, gave Nathalie a good feeling and o lot of fun in study. Nathalie’s grades improve within a short time and they are still on a good level around 90%. Sara prepares a lot of tasks for my daughter and finds the right way to teach her without any stress, my daughter even like to have this additional lessons. She found immediately confidence in Sara and she becomes more self-confident afterwards.” --------Christian

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I am collecting math textbooks. I have 153 math textbooks for different levels, different curriculums from different countries.

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