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Sara K.

Falls Church, VA

$40/hr

Effective English writing tutor specializing in communication skills

Background check passed as of 8/21/14
Usually responds in about 4 hours

Effective English writing tutor specializing in communication skills

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Do you need to improve your reading, writing, spelling and grammar skills? Does your next promotion or your college grades depend on how effective your written communicate skills are?

I have extensive tutoring experience with both adults and children. The best way to learn to write and communicate effectively is to practice, practice and practice some more. I believe that your hard work combined with my method of consistent and immediate feedback on your writing will improve your skills. You can and will succeed if you believe you yourself are worth the effort! So, get out the pen and start today.

Testimonials

"Appreciation"

- Abdullah , Fairfax, VA on 8/10/14
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Latin,
Speech
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Latin

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to tutor K-6th for the following reasons. I hold a B.A. and an M.A. in History. I successfully home schooled 5 children from K-6th. I am currently a Teaching Assistant in a private school for 4th grade students.

Thank You
Sara K.

Latin

I have 36 hours of professional development training for the North American Cambridge Latin series. Cambridge is an excellent reading method approach designed to get the student reading meaningful and fun Latin from the very first chapter. Cambridge not only integrates Roman life and culture into every chapter, but has an extensive list of suggested links.

Though I learned Latin using the Wheelock series, I highly recommend the Cambridge Latin series to anyone who wants to read Latin sooner, rather than later!

Phonics

I successfully taught homeschool students phonics using R. Spaulding's "Writing Road to Reading." I believe a student's mastery of phonics will give them a lifetime of successful reading and spelling. A good phonics program does not have to be expensive!

Sewing

I have been quilting for 20 years. I can teach basic sewing machine skills and machine care, as well as basic pattern reading. I love to teach quilting techniques like English paper piecing and foundation piecing. I will walk you through the entire quilting project, which includes piecing, layering and machine or hand quilting. Sewing should be fun!

Study Skills

The key to developing excellent study skills is the art of organizing, prioritizing, and time management.

I mastered these skills as I successfully progressed through my own Master's Degree, and I can teach these skills to your student.

Your student can and will develop excellent study skills with help. These skills will serve your student for a life-time of successful learning. Excellent study skills reduce the amount of time and energy your student spends feeling stressed and increases their ability to focus on task, and effectively engage in the learning process.

Writing

The art of writing is clear thinking! Often times, the hardest part is just starting the process. I can teach you very effective strategies to begin writing, organize your thoughts around a thesis, and present your material in a clear, concise and logical manner.

Sara’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Sara. View all of Sara’s resources

The question should be " how do I keep my brain from turning to mush" during the summer! The answer is, read, read, and then read some more! Don't fall into the gaming, gadgets, and gizmos trap. These are signs of  not only a brain on vacation, but a brain that is mushing for the lack of real and meaningful stimulation. Challenge yourself to read something long, something fun,... read more

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK
Indiana University - Bloomingon, IN
Master's

Education

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK

Indiana University - Bloomingon, IN (Master's)

Appreciation — Sara K. is a good tutor. She can deal with kids in a very prompt method. I like her way of teaching. ...

— Abdullah , Fairfax, VA on 8/10/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sara will travel within 10 miles of Falls Church, VA 22042.


About Sara

Do you need to improve your reading, writing, spelling and grammar skills? Does your next promotion or your college grades depend on how effective your written communicate skills are?

I have extensive tutoring experience with both adults and children. The best way to learn to write and communicate effectively is to practice, practice and practice some more. I believe that your hard work combined with my method of consistent and immediate feedback on your writing will improve your skills. You can and will succeed if you believe you yourself are worth the effort! So, get out the pen and start today.

Testimonials

"Appreciation"

- Abdullah , Fairfax, VA on 8/10/14
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Education

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK
Indiana University - Bloomingon, IN
Master's

Education

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK

Indiana University - Bloomingon, IN (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Falls Church, VA 22042

Sara’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Latin,
Speech
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Latin

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Sara’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Sara. View all of Sara’s resources

The question should be " how do I keep my brain from turning to mush" during the summer! The answer is, read, read, and then read some more! Don't fall into the gaming, gadgets, and gizmos trap. These are signs of  not only a brain on vacation, but a brain that is mushing for the lack of real and meaningful stimulation. Challenge yourself to read something long, something fun,... read more


Background Check Status for Sara K.

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