Sofia, Ph.D.

Personal Statement

For the last 10 years, Sofia has had the pleasure of teaching AP Calculus AB and BC, Advanced Pre-calculus Honors, and Calculus Honors to high-school students. She was a University Professor for almost all of her professional life, but then decided to teach high school to see how her educational methods work for younger children. Now she knows that they work perfectly well. Her students are earning grades of “5” on AP tests year after year, even if they come to her at the beginning without any basic mathematical skills.” “I will quote one of my former students who said to her father: “Dad, I took math classes before I had Sofia, but I feel like I never really did math until I had her.””

In Person and Online Tutoring


Experienced Teacher and Mentor




  • Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics
  • MS in Math Education
  • BS in Math Education (minor in Structural Design)
  • ACT Math
  • AP Calculus
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Elementary Math
  • Geometry
  • GRE Math
  • ISEE Math
  • Pre-Calculus
  • SAT Math
  • SSAT Math
  • Subject Test Prep
  • Trigonometry
  • Dean of Education, University of Missouri, 2003
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri, 2004

“…Over the last 10 years, Sofia’s students have scored an average of 4.9 on AP exams each year!

Satisfied Administrator

“…Sofia holds her students to the highest of standards and expects only the best from them.”

Satisfied Parent

“…Her classes and private tutoring lesson plans are orchestrated ingeniously: not one minute of the time is wasted; her students glide easily from math problem worksheets to activities and back again; there is opportunity for individual work, pair work, and group work; her projects and assigned essays completely complement and support her classroom presentations. She is indeed a master teacher!”

Satisfied Student