The Knowledge Branch

The Knowledge Branch

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Offers online services
Offers online services

About

My name is Sam. I am a Ph.D. student in Math & Science Education and hold an MS in Neurobiology. I have 21 years of tutoring, homeschooling, and teaching experience. I specialize in 4th thru 12th-grade core classes as well as test prep including standardized tests like SAT, ACT, ASVAB, GED, and others. Further, I help students with essay writing and proofreading.

I have worked with numerous students who are neurodivergent, including autistic kids and those with ADHD, traumatic brain injuries, & processing disorders as well as students who have other behavioral, developmental, & emotional disorders. One of the most common mental health disorders I have worked with is anxiety, specifically as it relates to testing & academic pressure.

I use evidence-based teaching practices combined with a personalized education teaching style to meet each kid's unique learning style. Over the years I have acquired & personally developed several instructional tools that I modify for each student - no two students are alike.

I am only tutoring remotely through zoom at the moment. While I understand the hesitation among parents as many students did not perform well for online schooling, I would love the opportunity to discuss why remote tutoring is different. I have been tutoring remotely for over 10 years and have a great success rate among my students. I have several references and would be willing to share them. My current rate starts at $50/hr but includes student support throughout the week even if we aren't meeting as well as any prep, teacher communication, and other non-session related time I put in. I hope you will give me a chance to show you how I can help!


Highlights

Hired 5 times
4 employees
23 years in business
Serves West Milton , OH
Offers online services

Payment methods

Venmo, Paypal, Zelle

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Grade level

Middle school, High school, College / graduate school, Adult learner

Type of math

General arithmetic, Pre-algebra, Algebra, Geometry

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    Julian H.

    She is helpful and I am confident I will be ready to take the ASVAB.
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    May 06, 2020
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    Stephanie B.

    We are very pleased with our daughter’s tutor!
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    December 26, 2019
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    Frequently asked questions

    Each student is different and trust must be built between student and tutor otherwise the learning process cannot occur. During sessions, our tutors learn what the student likes and dislikes and incorporate that into instruction - it builds a personalized experienced for the student and generates rapport. 

    I have been a tutor for 18 years and a teaching assistant for 2 years. I have a Bachelors degree in psychology and I am in my last semester of a Masters in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in neurobiology. Additionally, I am currently working with the National Tutor Association to become a Certified Tutor Trainer and am applying to have The Knowledge Branch be an accredited program. 

    Middle School and High School Subjects: $50 per hour

    GED/ACT/SAT Test Prep: $60 per hour

    I was 15 and working in an inner city children's mission when the Director pulled me aside and asked me how my English grades were. I told her I had A's, and so she took me and put me in a room of about 30 students of all different ages and told me "they need help. Teach them". The rest is, as you say, history. 

    I have worked with K through graduate and students of all different ages. I have also worked with students of several different disorders or different disabilities including ADD, ADHD, autism, behavioral disorders, anxiety, and even traumatic brain injuries.  Additionally, our tutors at The Knowledge Branch all have their specialities from special early child education to neurochemistry. 

    Be comfortable with who you hire. If you are uncomfortable with them, you will not learn from them. 


    Services offered

    Math
    College Admissions
    Literature
    Homeschool
    Special Needs
    Psychology
    Science
    Social Sciences
    Test Prep Tutoring