Tutor Focused on Tailored Student Learning
Tutor Focused on Tailored Student Learning
My personal goal as a tutor is to make sure that every student is having fun while learning. There is no reason that any student willing to listen, get out of their comfort zone a bit and work hard cannot succeed in whatever area she/he is having trouble with. I try to tailor my lessons, activities, and light homework to the personality, learning style and time availability of the specific student. You should not expect to master the skill you are working towards in one hour. Especially if...
My personal goal as a tutor is to make sure that every student is having fun while learning. There is no reason that any student willing to listen, get out of their comfort zone a bit and work hard cannot succeed in whatever area she/he is having trouble with. I try to tailor my lessons, activities, and light homework to the personality, learning style and time availability of the specific student. You should not expect to master the skill you are working towards in one hour. Especially if the skill is learning a completely new language, it will take time, repetition and a willingness to learn/practice in and outside of our sessions together. I guarantee, though, that with the right approach, focus on fun, and tailored lessons every student will feel more comfortable in the problem area.
A bit about me:
I am a recent graduate from Drake University in Iowa. I began as a Music Business major, but realized my passion for the law while taking an ethics class my freshman year. While I still appreciated the music world, and kept my music interest with classes, choir and a music minor, I quickly switched my major to Law, Politics & Society. With this switch, I began my now legal career in pursuit of an eventual career in writing policy. I added a Rhetoric major to emphasize my interest in dissecting and analyzing society, relationships and societal communications. I originally took the LSAT and did well above average, but realized that basic law school was not the direction I was interested in and rather wanted to pursue my PhD in Criminology, while at the same time getting my JD. Because of the breadth of this decision, I decided to take a few years off before starting my doctoral education.
I have never believed in the conventional approach to education for all students. While some definitely benefit from structured lesson plans, homework and assignments, many more succeed in a more free-flowing, conversational environment. I learned this while studying abroad for my senior year of high school, in the lovely land of Germany. I technically graduated high school as a junior, and headed to Germany as a gap year in education. I was still required to go to school, and realized how difficult that had become in my, now, high school graduate mentality. My defiance towards attending classes in Germany, helped me realize the different stages at which students learn and the importance of tailored, one-on-one education. I dedicated my time in Germany to learning the language inside and out and have continued my love of German through a certificate of fluency and constant tutoring throughout college.
Please contact me if you have any questions or if you would like to set up a session! I would love to help you reach your educational goal.
Amazing and knowledgable tutor!
The best tutor I have ever had! Very professional and knowledgeable ! It is always a great pleasure to work with Sarah. She is a very dedicated person who works tremendously hard to assist and help as much as she can.Maryia, 5 lessons with Sarah
Sarah is great.
Sarah is great. She is very patient and knowledgeable in assisting with proofreading essays. The concern she has displayed with the assistance has given my daughter a sense of stress relief in submitting the college applications. I highly recommend her. Thanks again Sarah.Karen, 8 lessons with Sarah
Knowledgable, friendly and paitent tutor
Sarah has helped my daughter Kara improve her ACT testing and reading comprehension in a short period. We hope to continue working with Sarah.Mark, 5 lessons with Sarah
Very efficient tutor
Sarah is helping my son with his College applications process. For the first lesson she came on time, prepared and was ready to work. She developed immediately a plan of action. My son had a real pleasure working with her.DELPHINE, 4 lessons with Sarah