Sandra Brown Bockrath
As a private tutor, I bring over 19 years of professional experience to the tutoring table. Originally from Tampa, Florida, I attended Plant High School, where I first discovered a love for mathematics and my natural teaching ability. My friends were always asking me for homework help, and I tutored several classmates in high school on a regular basis. I also worked closely with the math competition teams as a coach and participant.
I attended Rice University in Houston, Texas to pursue a Bachelors degree in Psychology (with several math and business classes on the side!) and then completed a Masters in Human Resource Management from Houston Baptist University. While living in Houston, I spent three years working at Advantage Testing of Houston, Inc., where I received professional training on the best practices of private tutoring. My training at Advantage Testing gave me a solid understanding of the structure, test strategies, and subject matter covered on the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. I have now been teaching students how to approach these exams and reach their score goals for nearly 19 years! I had a "perfect score" (800) in math when I was in high school, and I have seen at least four of my students achieve this as well!
In 2007, I founded Blue Owl Tutoring in my home town of Tampa. We have since moved all over the country due to my husband's job with the Air Force, and I have had the pleasure of working with students during our assignments in California, Delaware, North Carolina, and now on ZOOM anywhere!! I have a lot of confidence in my teaching ability, and I love to help my students realize their own potential while building academic confidence and their knowledge of mathematics.
Philosophy and Mission
My teaching philosophy is pretty straightforward: Every student can be GOOD at math! There are multiple ways to explain things and I will bring an abudance of patience to the table when trying to help my students understand.
I want my students eliminate the phrase "I can't do this" from their vocabulary.
Tutoring sessions should be productive (and fun!) and my students should always walk away from a tutoring session feeling like they accomplished something and with a greater sense of confidence towards their courses.