Samantha Lasater

Test Prep Tutor

I began tutoring when I was in high school as a member of the National Honor Society. That experience taught me that anyone can learn anything with the right support and dedication, and it left me with a long-term love of tutoring.

I have always had a passion for learning, both in life and in academics. I earned my bachelor’s degree at Academy of Art University, where I received the prestigious Presidential Scholarship for academic excellence. I continued with my education with a post baccalaureate certificate in pre-health professions at San Francisco State University. My academic pursuits have ranged from yoga and movement, to physics and calculus, to classic literature and film history.

Teaching the SAT allows me to share my passion for multiple subjects with my students. I understand how important these types of tests can be in opening opportunities for students. Because of my scores on the Golden State Exam in mathematics while in middle school, I was able to attend a private high school on academic scholarship. My high SAT scores in high school earned me distinction on graduating and helped lay the foundation for when I took the GRE prior to applying for my postbac. In my test preparation sessions, I balance content review with test taking strategies, but my goal is always to decrease the stress students face when it comes to testing and to increase their confidence in what they know and what they can accomplish.

In my free time, I enjoy learning about film theory, scientific phenomena, and niche history. I also love animals and have a beautiful, fluffy Australian Shepherd and twelve wacky chickens.

Subjects Tutored:

Academic Algebra 1
Academic Biology
Academic Chemistry
Academic English
Academic European History
Academic US History
AP Biology
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
AP European History
AP US History


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