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Sarah holds degrees in cultural anthropology, history, political science and English. She has served on the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) Planning Commission, the Supplemental Education Service Provider Board and the Alternative Education Committee for the State of New York. Her broadly based exposure to educational programs and approaches allow her a distinctive proficiency for helping clients meet their educational and personal needs. She has 10 years' experience in higher education test prep tutoring and has worked with thousands of students.
Sarah's primary tutoring experience is in SAT/ACT, LSAT, GRE, MCAT verbal reasoning, and GMAT prep. In 2012 Sarah scored a 178 on the December LSAT, in Fall 2013 Sarah scored a perfect LSAT 180. At the October 2012 SAT Sarah scored in the 99th percentile. Her 2011 ACT came back with a perfect score of 36. Sarah keeps up to date on test questions and evolving test company methods by regularly sitting for the tests she offers tutoring for.
Her primary mission is to help students navigate successfully through their academic careers while exploring their educational and career options. She has experience working with students as young as 8 and as old as 63. Whether you are a gifted student or a struggling student - she can help bring calm confidence to your test day.
I earned a M.A. in Anthropology from SUNY Buffalo. I researched religious moments for a degree in cultural anthropology (a branch of anthropology focused on the study of cultural variation among humans).
I taught 3 semesters of intro to anthropology courses at a small community college in Upstate New York, before moving to the Houston, TX area.
I spent five years of my professional life performing college counseling duties in the states of New York and Pennsylvania. I served on the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) Planning Commission and on the Alternative Education Committee for the state of New York giving me a broad understanding of college admission processes.
I am further qualified in college counseling due to my years spent tutoring high school students preparing for their SAT/ ACT.
My strength in tutoring elementary students is my ability to break down complicated assignments and ideas into their simplest parts so that they suddenly become manageable.
I hold several higher education degrees from both SUNY Buffalo and Penn State University.
In addition I was awarded 'honorary teacher of the year' for my work with the BPS district's after school program and summer remediation program in grades K-8.
I have extensive experience prepping tutoring students for their MCAT Verbal Reasoning section. The MCAT contains four sections: physical sciences, verbal reasoning, biological sciences and a trial section (which is optional).
The MCAT is a computer-based examination for prospective medical students, its Verbal Reasoning section is designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking and written analysis. I have several degrees including English, history, political science and anthropology—all subjects requiring the skill-set of problem solving, critical thinking and written analysis. My 10+ years working in the test-prep industry has further honed these abilities, because of my education and work background I am fully capable of being an excellent MCAT Verbal Reasoning tutor.
I have built a suite of tutoring materials based off of actual test questions; these questions form the foundation of my tutoring program, allowing me to review test strategies in a realistic set-up.
I was awarded 'honorary teacher of the year' for my work with the BPS district's after school program and summer remediation program in grades K-8.
What qualifies me to teach SAT Reading? Well, I'm proud of my resume: I have spent years working in and around the test prep corporate culture. I have personally sat for the SAT (2012, being the most recent) and I scored in the 99th percentile.
Any student could achieve a perfect score if they had unlimited time to sit for these tests, sadly they are timed. However, this does not mean that you cannot improve your score-- because you can. The SAT Reading portion does not need to be a stressful experience for anyone, including the parents.
I have multiple B.A. degrees from Penn State University and I attended SUNY Buffalo for a M.A. degree in cultural anthropology.
I have successfully generated hundreds of business materials, including reports, letters, proposals, presentations, press releases, memos, reviews, manuals and (of course) research papers. I have a skillfully designed and produced material for newsletters, brochures and flyers. Authored first-rate essays and articles for publication. I am enthusiastic and creative with tremendous integrity and common sense to share.
Penn State University
SUNY at Buffalo (UB) (Master's)
Very patient — Sarah is awesome. She has patience and is always on top of the subjects that need reviewing and is very thorough. I would recommend her to anyone. We took our first SAT since working with her and scored an additional 100 points. We are not quite at our goal but 100 points goes along way toward getting to our goal. ...
Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00
Cancellation: 24 hours notice required
Sarah will travel within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77062.
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