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Sara R.

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Owego, NY (13827)

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Hello! My name is Sara, and I look forward to helping you find success in your studies. I enjoy learning and sharing what I have learned with others. One of my strengths is finding alternative ways to explain concepts. My wide-ranging interests help me find examples that make sense to my students.

While studying math, science, and education at UK, I also participated in humanities seminars and studied history, sociology, urban planning, photography, writing, and literature as a Gaines Fellow. After completing my MSEd from BU, I taught high school math and physics locally before taking time off for my family. For the past ten years I have been homeschooling our children through the middle and high school years. I have kept myself busy by occasionally teaching classes, in subjects such as literature and writing, for other home educated students. Although I specialize in secondary subjects, I have taught classes for younger children, as well.

It is very rewarding to spend time with a student individually and to witness the “Aha!” moment when that student grasps a new concept. If I can help you reach that moment, please let me know.

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Sara’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Sign Language
Basketball, Cooking
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GRE, PSAT, Regents, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Hard Of Hearing
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Drawing, Painting
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies, World History
ESL/ESOL, Sign Language
ACT Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Nutrition, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing


One of my children has ADHD Inattentive Type. I homeschooled her from 6th through 12th grades. We consulted various teachers and psychologists as we searched for effective strategies to help her learn. She is now a senior at a well-respected university,


I played high school basketball, at the positions of center and forward. I participated in the women's intramural basketball league at the University of Kentucky. I have taught basketball skills as a playground supervisor and as part of homeschool gym classes.


I have enjoyed drawing since I was a child. During my education, I received recognition and high marks for my drawings in pencil, ink, and pastels. As a homeschooling mother, I explain and illustrate shape, line, form, composition, texture, value, and other concepts as I teach drawing.

Elementary (K-6th)

As a homeschooling mother, I have taught classes in math, literature, science, art, and history to students from K through 6th grade. In addition, I have passed all of the available WyzAnt certification tests for elementary subjects.


During my time as a public school teacher, I taught Regents-level physics. I have also helped students review for the Comprehensive English exam, the Living Environment exam, the US History exam, Global History exam, and Regents math exams. My students have performed well on the exams.

Sign Language

I began learning American sign language in high school, when I spent a summer performing with The Singing Hands from West Virginia Rehabilitation Center. Throughout the years I have continued to learn more from deaf and hearing impaired friends, and continued to learn from print and web resources. As I have encountered ASL users from WV, KS, and NY, I have learned that ASL has at least as many different dialects as American English. Currently, I sign during the music portions of Wednesday and Sunday services at my church. Although I am not a state-certified interpreter, I interpreted entire services when a visitor needed such help.

Social Studies

Through my undergraduate liberal arts studies in the Honors Program at the University of Kentucky, and through the Gaines Fellowship at the same institution, I learned to incorporate analysis of the interactions of culture, psychology, religion, and other social factors into the study of history and geography. This has aided me as I have taught social studies as a homeschooling mother.

Study Skills

Techniques for studying differ among disciplines and among learners. Each student has a unique learning style. I recommend and teach different strategies to my students, based upon their learning styles, concentration abilities, experience levels, and available resources. I have helped students with concentration difficulties, learning disabilities, and physical disabilities, as well as students who just needed the discipline of a schedule.

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University of Kentucky (Math w. Science Conc)

Binghamton University (SUNY) (Master's)

Recommended Sara R. is a very organized and competent tutor, who clearly has the ability to assess and focus her instruction based on the student's needs. Her review summaries of each session are thorough and helpful. She was our first experience with tutoring, and we have been left with an impression of satisfaction and value. We will look no further than Sara should we need tutoring in her areas in the futu ...

— David from Vestal, NY on 6/17/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

For cancellations less than 24 hours before a scheduled lesson, the missed lesson will be billed at half-rate.

Travel policy

Sara will travel within 20 miles of Owego, NY 13827.

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