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Sarah L.

PhD for Writing/Editing/Proofreading, American History/Social Studies

PhD for Writing/Editing/Proofreading, American History/Social Studies

$35/hour

  • 186 hours tutoring

About Sarah


Bio

Who am I? An orange-haired, cat-loving, 69 year old lady who is rediscovering the world after being cooped up by Covid.

With a reported 25K new tutors on Wyzant since the pandemic began, why should you choose me?

Because I'm a fun person with whom to work.

I keep my rates low because I enjoy working with immigrants and middle school students. I also love helping with application essays to colleges, med schools, law schools, special programs, jobs. There is something very exciting about...

Who am I? An orange-haired, cat-loving, 69 year old lady who is rediscovering the world after being cooped up by Covid.

With a reported 25K new tutors on Wyzant since the pandemic began, why should you choose me?

Because I'm a fun person with whom to work.

I keep my rates low because I enjoy working with immigrants and middle school students. I also love helping with application essays to colleges, med schools, law schools, special programs, jobs. There is something very exciting about working with people who are on the brink of something new.

With a PhD from American University in American History, I’ve tutored individual students in writing, history, and social studies, ranging from elementary schoolers to college graduates. I edit books, articles, speeches--most anything that uses words to get a point across.

Over the years, I've taught workshops at the National Archives, classes at American University, served as an author's editor for award-winning American histories, edited presentations, and for 14 years was the historian and sponsor for an annual community oral history project involving about 125 eighth graders at our local middle school.

And then there's the orange hair.


Education

Lawrence University
History
American University
PhD
Episcopal Divinity School
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Rate details: Existing students will continue at $30 per hour.
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/7/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Proofreading

Proofreading is the process of reading through what you have written and fixing mistakes in spelling and grammar. It's well worth the investment, as turning in a flawless paper or manuscript not only shows that you took the time to polish the piece, it also helps carry the logic of your argument. I've worked on newspapers, journals, books and graded what must be a zillion student papers. I prefer working with my students online, as that allows me to ask questions as I go along.

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

English

Proofreading,

Proofreading

Proofreading is the process of reading through what you have written and fixing mistakes in spelling and grammar. It's well worth the investment, as turning in a flawless paper or manuscript not only shows that you took the time to polish the piece, it also helps carry the logic of your argument. I've worked on newspapers, journals, books and graded what must be a zillion student papers. I prefer working with my students online, as that allows me to ask questions as I go along.
Writing,

Writing

I began my professional writing career at age 11, producing, "The Daily Express/Comes Out Once a Week." I wrote the issues on my mother's old manual typewriter, using carbon paper between sheets of onion skin paper--extremely thin stuff that smeared. Each paper sold for a nickel and my subscribers were the neighbors on the block. Since then, I've written for newspapers, edited an American History journal, been a columnist, edited books, published academic articles, and taught numerous people how to write, from 3rd graders to titled professionals. Organizing words is how I make sense of the world. I'm an author's editor. I help writers figure out what they want to say and how to target it to a specific audience. I can jump in at any stage of a project, from when you're still figuring out the topic to the final draft. If you are a student, I cannot write for you, but I can identify weak spots and suggest how you might fix them. I find with Wyzant that it works best to edit online with my students, so that I can ask questions as I go along. I explain why I am making changes, which strengthens students' writing skills. Much joy can be had from editing in good company.
English, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

PhD in American History from American University, Washington, DC. I have also presented panels at history conferences, had history articles published, and have worked as an author's editor in American History since 1982. I worked at the National Archives, the Historical Society of Washington, DC, and started a small museum in Reston, VA.
Social Studies

Social Studies

I have a PhD in American Social History and have worked at the National Archives and the Historical Society of Washington, DC. I started a small, community museum in Reston, VA, one of the experimental New Town developments of the 1960s, and for 14 years was the volunteer historian at Reston's Langston Hughes Middle School, teaching about 125 students each year to do themed oral history interviews. This project made up the entire fourth quarter grade in Social Studies and English and tapes and transcripts are part of the Planned Community Archives at George Mason University. I've been a professional editor for almost 40 years, mostly history books, presentations, and articles. I love to work with students and look forward to meeting you or your child.

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

I began my professional writing career at age 11, producing, "The Daily Express/Comes Out Once a Week." I wrote the issues on my mother's old manual typewriter, using carbon paper between sheets of onion skin paper--extremely thin stuff that smeared. Each paper sold for a nickel and my subscribers were the neighbors on the block. Since then, I've written for newspapers, edited an American History journal, been a columnist, edited books, published academic articles, and taught numerous people how to write, from 3rd graders to titled professionals. Organizing words is how I make sense of the world. I'm an author's editor. I help writers figure out what they want to say and how to target it to a specific audience. I can jump in at any stage of a project, from when you're still figuring out the topic to the final draft. If you are a student, I cannot write for you, but I can identify weak spots and suggest how you might fix them. I find with Wyzant that it works best to edit online with my students, so that I can ask questions as I go along. I explain why I am making changes, which strengthens students' writing skills. Much joy can be had from editing in good company.
English

Language

TOEFL

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

I began my professional writing career at age 11, producing, "The Daily Express/Comes Out Once a Week." I wrote the issues on my mother's old manual typewriter, using carbon paper between sheets of onion skin paper--extremely thin stuff that smeared. Each paper sold for a nickel and my subscribers were the neighbors on the block. Since then, I've written for newspapers, edited an American History journal, been a columnist, edited books, published academic articles, and taught numerous people how to write, from 3rd graders to titled professionals. Organizing words is how I make sense of the world. I'm an author's editor. I help writers figure out what they want to say and how to target it to a specific audience. I can jump in at any stage of a project, from when you're still figuring out the topic to the final draft. If you are a student, I cannot write for you, but I can identify weak spots and suggest how you might fix them. I find with Wyzant that it works best to edit online with my students, so that I can ask questions as I go along. I explain why I am making changes, which strengthens students' writing skills. Much joy can be had from editing in good company.
English

Summer

Writing

Writing

I began my professional writing career at age 11, producing, "The Daily Express/Comes Out Once a Week." I wrote the issues on my mother's old manual typewriter, using carbon paper between sheets of onion skin paper--extremely thin stuff that smeared. Each paper sold for a nickel and my subscribers were the neighbors on the block. Since then, I've written for newspapers, edited an American History journal, been a columnist, edited books, published academic articles, and taught numerous people how to write, from 3rd graders to titled professionals. Organizing words is how I make sense of the world. I'm an author's editor. I help writers figure out what they want to say and how to target it to a specific audience. I can jump in at any stage of a project, from when you're still figuring out the topic to the final draft. If you are a student, I cannot write for you, but I can identify weak spots and suggest how you might fix them. I find with Wyzant that it works best to edit online with my students, so that I can ask questions as I go along. I explain why I am making changes, which strengthens students' writing skills. Much joy can be had from editing in good company.

Test Preparation

TOEFL

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Wise and brilliant tutor

I worked with Sarah on an essay for a scholarship . We were able to take my ideas and develop them into coherent and concise sentences. She worked with me to make my essay reflect me in the best light. She is amazing!!!

Flavie, 8 lessons with Sarah

Wise and brilliant tutor

I worked with Sarah on my common app personal essay. We were able to take my ideas and develop them into coherent and concise sentences. She worked with me to make my essay reflect me in the best light. She is amazing!!!

Flavie, 8 lessons with Sarah

Seems to really care

Sarah went out of her way to counsel me and I think I got significant value out of hiring her for editing. I felt like she really cared about seeing me succeed. I feel fortunate to have chosen her for my project.

Joe, 2 lessons with Sarah

Kind and knowledgeable tutor

Sarah was knowledgeable, kind, and well-informed. She helped me to proofread my personal statement and curriculum vitae. She helped me to add a lot of great information to my drafts. As a person whose English is not his first language, Sarah was both coherent and patient I never felt like I can not deliver my ideas. I totally recommend her for your next lesson.

Maher, 2 lessons with Sarah
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