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Sara B.

Norwalk, CT

$45/hour

Berkeley Law Bound Tutor for Writing, SAT Prep, and College Apps

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Background check passed as of 10/27/14
4.8 average from 21 ratings

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Claremont McKenna College
Int'l Relations

Education

Claremont McKenna College (Int'l Relations)

About Sara

Hello, prospective students and parents!

Who am I?

I'm a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of a top ten liberal arts college, where I studied International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies. I spent two years working as a Research Assistant at an international law firm in Washington, DC, and one year on a Fulbright Scholarship in Bahrain. This Fall, I will matriculate at UC Berkeley School of Law, where I plan to concentrate in international human rights.

I've been published widely, most notably in The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs magazine, and the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law. I'm passionate about helping students make tangible improvements and helping them achieve their goals, and gain confidence in the process. I've worked with students and families on SAT and PSAT preparation, college list planning and essay writing, and general English language grammar and writing tutoring.

My experience includes three years working as tutor and college admissions consultant, both individually and for Transcend Academy, a leading comprehensive college admissions resources company in Washington, DC. I've tutored all sections of the SAT and PSAT, as well as general grammar, vocabulary, and writing. I've also assisted college-bound students with developing a college list and drafting their personal statement. I've also had experience working with students as a camp counselor and Writing Consultant at my college's Writing Center. Most importantly, I'm a flexible, creative, organized, and forward-thinking individual who is not afraid to take risks and encourage others to do the same.

What are my methods?

Having prepared for and taken the PSAT twice, the SAT three times (2270 cumulative score), the ACT once, and three SAT II Subject Tests (French, Biology, and Literature), I'm qualified to help others achieve success on these tests and other academic pursuits. Having received tutoring in a variety of group and one-on-one settings for all of the aforementioned standardized tests, I know which methods work. I've devised a unique method for tutoring reading and writing, both for students preparing for the SAT and applying to college and for those who simply seek improvement in their English language skills. My methods include long-term vocabulary retention, writing self-improvement, and taking tests under timed conditions, and they are highly personalized to reflect each student's individual learning style and preferences.

If you seek a personable and experienced tutor, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Hello, prospective students and parents!

Who am I?

I'm a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of a top ten liberal arts college, where I studied International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies. I spent two years working as a Research Assistant at an international law firm in
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Norwalk, CT 06851
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Prealgebra
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

As a college admissions consultant, I've worked both individually and for Transcend Academy in Washington, DC to assist high school students throughout all stages of the college search and application process. Notably, I've provided highly personalized assistance in developing and finalizing college lists, researching schools and financial aid (merit and need-based), crafting powerful application materials, including personal statements and supplemental essays, and preparing for admission and scholarship interviews. In this capacity, I've applied my strong skills in research, writing, editing, and communications to make the college search and application process smoother for my students, and ultimately help them achieve success.

English

As a reader, writer, proofreader, and public speaker, I have a very strong understanding of the of the English language. This is evidenced by my scores of 4 on the AP English Literature Exam, 780 on the Critical Reading section of the SAT, and 800 on the Writing Section. I have taken numerous courses in Writing and Literature (Honors, AP, and college-level).

Government & Politics

I've had extensive experience engaging with U.S. and international government and politics. Notably, I took AP U.S. Government and Politics in high school and participated in Model United Nations and New Jersey Youth and Government. In college, I took classes in U.S. Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, International Development, Human Rights and Multiculturalism, Constitutional Law, U.S. Foreign Policy, and the Federal Budget. I wrote a nine-month long honors senior thesis on U.S. foreign policy and published a paper in an international law journal. I have also had real-life experience in the field, as a Research Assistant at an international law firm and Fulbright Scholar in Bahrain.

Grammar

I've engaged with grammar as Managing Editor of my college newspaper, Research Assistant at an international law firm, and Writing Consultant at my college's Center for Writing and Public Discourse.

Literature

I've taken a number of Literature courses at the Honors and AP level, including British Literature, American Literature, AP Literature (4 on AP exam), and a college-level course on the comic voice. As a result of this coursework, I have a general understanding of literary trends, movements, and techniques. I've also taken Literature courses in French, Latin, and Arabic.

Prealgebra

I have taken Advanced, Honors, and AP level math courses in Prealgebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Precalculus, and Calculus. I have successfully tutored Algebra at the Advanced level, with the student achieving notable improvement as a result of my services. My math tutoring methods involve explanations via diagrams, extensive practice problems, and taking tests under timed conditions.

Proofreading

As a reader, writer, and public speaker, I have a very strong understanding of the of grammar, proofreading, and editing. This is evidenced by my score of 800 on the Writing Section of the SAT.

PSAT

A National Merit Scholar Commended Student, I took the PSAT twice and received group and one-on-one tutoring each time. Therefore, I know which PSAT tutoring methods are the most effective. My PSAT tutoring methods involve taking tests under timed conditions and teaching targeted "tricks" to make the test more approachable.

Reading

My strong abilities in reading are evidenced by my score of 780 on the Critical Reading section of the SAT. I've taken numerous courses in Literature (Honors, AP, and college-level).

SAT Reading

I had a score of 780 on the Critical Reading Section of the SAT.

SAT Writing

My score was 800 on the Writing Section of the SAT.

Vocabulary

As a reader, writer, and public speaker, I have a very strong understanding of the of vocabulary. This is evidenced by my scores of 4 on the AP English Literature Exam, 780 on the Critical Reading section of the SAT, and 800 on the Writing Section. I've taken numerous courses in Writing and Literature (Honors, AP, and college-level), as well as four years of Latin to assist with understanding and memorization of vocabulary.

Writing

My score of 800 on the Writing section of the SAT is evidence of my strong skills as a writer. I've also been published widely, most notably in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs magazine, and the Interdisciplinary Journal of International Law, I've taken numerous courses in Writing (Honors, AP, and college-level).

Claremont McKenna College
Int'l Relations

Education

Claremont McKenna College (Int'l Relations)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sara will travel within 20 miles of Norwalk, CT 06851.