Lauren H.

Lauren graduated from Lake Washington High School in 2013 and graduated from the University of Washington where she completed her B.S. in Biological Sciences and her B.A. in Psychology.  Lauren is currently working as a Senior Technical Sales Engineer for a high-tech manufacturing and automation company in Seattle. 

My tutors helped me with my higher level high school and intro-level college classes. Although I wasn’t struggling with school, they helped me refine my study skills and achieve the grades I wanted. Sarah and her team were also absolutely essential to my college application process! They guided me through every stage of my application, including choosing the right type of school and editing essays. I was accepted to 9 universities, and I owe it all to them!


Stossi T.

Stossi graduated from Lake Washington High School in 2016. He is currently studying Communications and Sales in the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. Stossi is the first member of his family to attend University.

I struggled with chemistry and pre-calc my junior and senior year. Going to tutoring not only increased my grades in both courses but I was actually able to get an understanding of the material we were taught in class. Sometimes in class it’s hard to get the right teaching that you specifically need because you’re in a class with 25+ other people. But at tutoring, you are in an environment with about 6 or less people so you’re really able to get 1-on-1 help with personal questions you have.

It’s also a great way to form small study groups with people from your school who also attend tutoring with Sarah. When I attended tutoring, it was usually in the evening which is to your advantage because you are able to go home, try the work you’ve been given, and if you have any questions, you can take them to the tutoring sessions later that night to get help on the specific problems you need help with.

Another reason why tutoring late in the day is helpful is because it gives you a chance to step away from the classroom and the material for a bit and give your mind a break, sometimes when you do this you are able to understand the material better later on.

Mary N.

Mary graduated from Lake Washington High School in 2013 and graduated from San Diego State University in 2017 with a B.A. in Communications. Mary is currently based out of San Francisco working in hospitality as a flight attendant.

According to (National Center for Learning Disabilities), “one in five of American students identified with a learning disability will walk away from their education.” Having a learning disability, I would feel extremely frustrated when I wasn’t able to process information as fast as my peers. Growing up, I had teachers assume I was “just being lazy” and choosing not to listen. I was often reprimanded by teachers and tutors for not processing new material in a timely manner they expected. As a result, my insecurities and anxiety worsened; along with my focus in the classrooms.

Finally, in high school, I was introduced to Sarah’s tutoring service. Sarah was able to break down information in a way that just clicked. For the first time, I felt comfortable learning at my own pace which helped me retain and process new information more efficiently. Not only did Sarah tutor me in math and science she also assisted me throughout the daunting college application process.

Thanks to Sarah and her team, I graduated from my dream school, San Diego State University. Sarah urged me to ask for extra time on tests, in high school and in college. Since then, my grades have skyrocketed. As senior at SDSU, I already had a full-time career lined up for after I graduated. Sarah gave me the confidence to expand my intellectual growth and excel even beyond school.

Lindsey P.

Lindsey graduated from Lake Washington High School in 2016 and is currently studying Psychology with minors in Dance and Women & Gender Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

Whether it was chemistry, algebra, pre calc, or college application essays I can confidentially say that I would not have been able to succeed without support from Sarah, because she clearly laid out a step by step approach when it came to teaching. I have never met a teacher/tutor like Sarah who is so driven and motivated to ensure the success of those students she tutors.

I look back and acknowledge how chemistry was always a tricky subject for many of us. However, once I started chemistry tutoring with Sarah I actually thought it was fun (nerd moment). Unlike most teachers, when Sarah tutored for chemistry she didn’t cloud us with information all at once.

I must be honest; I was probably the biggest procrastinator when it came to college applications. College was always something of the future and once it came time to think about where I might want to go, I tried to avoid it. It was extremely overwhelming because not only would I be looking into a university that best fit my needs but also picturing myself living in a different city or even state. But once I finally got through the hard part of figuring out what schools I would apply too, Sarah helped me find my own motivation to sit down and put myself out there through my college app essays.

Currently, I am in my second semester of junior year of college at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and could not be happier. If it wasn’t’ for Sarah’s endless support and time spent editing and reviewing my college apps, I would not be where I am today. If you are looking to boost a grade, get help on a particular subject, or gain insight on a college essay Sarah is the person to go to!