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Sara K.

San Diego, CA

$35/hour

Sara's Professional Proofreading

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 8 ratings
Super helpful!
— Ming, San Diego, CA on 10/25/16

$35/Hour


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UCLA
Cal State, Fullerton
Master's

Education

UCLA

Cal State, Fullerton (Master's)

About Sara

I love to write! I have been a professional editor for over twenty years, and I have helped my clients achieve success in a wide variety of writing endeavors. Academic papers (high school, college and graduate level), statements of purpose, fiction and non-fiction stories and novels, and grant proposals are some of my specialties. I have also helped my clients write stories and articles that have been published in popular magazines and professional journals. Currently, I do most of my work online. Clients email me their statements or papers, and I edit them and email them back in a timely fashion.
When editing, I primarily focus on grammar, word choice, organization and flow of thought. Due to my years of experience, I can edit projects quickly and effectively. I also offer my clients free revisions.
Besides proofreading, I tutor high school and college students in academic writing. My extensive expertise in editing has helped me develop very effective teaching methods. I work hard with my students to improve their organization, methods of composition, thesis statements, and overall writing skills. My students learn to write top-grade papers!
My education includes a B.A. in World Literature from UCLA and a M.S. in Teaching English as a Second Language from Cal State Fullerton. I took my studies very seriously and at both schools graduated with honors: Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA and College Honors from CSF. My TESL degree gave me the knowledge and techniques to teach English as a Second Language in any setting. I have taught ESL to children, adults, and business professionals, and I have many tricks up my sleeve to make language learning effective and enjoyable.
After receiving my M.S. degree, I focused on teaching reading comprehension, academic writing and TOEFL preparation. I taught at Cal State Fullerton and several private ESL schools. For the past ten years, I have successfully taught adult ESL learners conversation and writing skills, with special emphasis on vocabulary/idiom building and fluency.
Although I do not have a degree or professional training in Special Education, I am comfortable teaching both writing and ESL to teenagers with mild disabilities. I have children of my own, and I understand the importance of patience, kindness and humor when teaching any teen.
Whether you are looking for an editor or an ESL/writing tutor, I can help you achieve success!
I love to write! I have been a professional editor for over twenty years, and I have helped my clients achieve success in a wide variety of writing endeavors. Academic papers (high school, college and graduate level), statements of purpose, fiction and non-fiction stories and novels, and grant proposals are some of my specialties. I have also Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Diego, CA 92130
Background Check: Passed

"Super helpful!"

- Ming, San Diego, CA on 10/25/16

"Professional tutor"

- Jenny, San Diego, CA on 8/3/16

"Essay review, structure, and grammar"

- Reina, Oceanside, CA on 6/16/16
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Proofreading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I have a B.A. in English from UCLA, and a M.S. in Linguistics and TESOL from Cal State Fullerton. I have been a reading/writing specialist and professional proofreader for over 20 years, and I have experience working with adults and children of all ages.

ESL/ESOL

I have a B.A. in Literature and a M.S. in TESOL, and I have been teaching ESL for over 20 years. I teach conversational skills, reading and writing, academic writing and study skills, and vocabulary and grammar in small group and private lessons. I believe that learning English should be interesting, rewarding, and fun!

Writing

I have a B.A. in Literature and a M.S. in TESOL and Linguistics, and I have been teaching English language, reading and writing, and academic/organizational skills for over 20 years. While I usually work with young adults (college students), I have also taught high school and elementary school students. I love teaching and helping my students achieve success in all of their school subjects.

UCLA
Cal State, Fullerton
Master's

Education

UCLA

Cal State, Fullerton (Master's)

Super helpful!

Sara is the best tutor I had. She edited all my statements beautifully and she was very professional and helpful. I highly recommend her!

— Ming, San Diego, CA on 10/25/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sara will travel within 15 miles of San Diego, CA 92130.