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Sarah G.

Grovetown, GA

$60/hour

Reading, Writing, and Academic Studies Coach

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Siena Height University
General Studies
Attended Florida State University
Master's

Education

Siena Height University (General Studies)

Attended Florida State University (Master's)

About Sarah

I graduated from Florida State University with a Master of Science in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree as a School Media Specialist in December 2015. When I returned to graduate school to complete a degree in library science, I discovered that I could become a certified teacher in the process. That is a huge plus. I've wanted to be a teacher since I was 5 years old.

I chose School Librarianship as a career because I think the school librarian can reach and motivate a lot more different children on a daily basis than a single main-room teacher can in schools. I want to coach children to read, think critically, and find the right resources for their specific needs. I want to promote reading so that students see it as an avenue to adventure and life-long learning.

As a teacher and school librarian I want to help students learn to use critical thinking to sort out and check the validity and reliability of the sources of information that they find. I want to help students become “information literate” and able to check the validity, reliability, completeness, and currency of the sources/results of the information on the internet. And I want to share my love of reading with students, especially struggling students, so they can gain a stronger foundation for academic learning and critical-thinking. I believe books/digital media can take one places and help one to learn about all kinds of topics from aardvarks and astronomy to zebras and zoology. And I believe struggling readers can be helped to learn to enjoy reading once a teacher has found their interests. I have been tutored other students in public school and college, and I've tutored adults with the Anne Arundel Literacy Council.

I love to find ways and tools to relate a mathematical concept to something that a student can visualize from his point of view. I like to use tools that a student can feel and move, such as abacus beads, playing cards, checkers, and M&Ms to help students retain the knowledge they are learning. I think the use of humor and fun is important to decreasing stress and instilling confidence in students to increase their motivation to keep trying to learn new concepts.

I also like to show students how to use their classroom books and instructions to understand what they are being asked to do when completing daily in-school tasks, or homework.

Because I like teaching students to read, or how to read better; I also create study guides specifically for them. I also like to teach older students how to use shortcuts to understand and pass various tests, like: GED, GRE, SAT, and TABE. I have written a book to help parents and tutors teach others to read; it will be published by the end of 2016.
I graduated from Florida State University with a Master of Science in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree as a School Media Specialist in December 2015. When I returned to graduate school to complete a degree in library science, I discovered that I could become a certified teacher Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Grovetown, GA 30813
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

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Siena Height University
General Studies
Attended Florida State University
Master's

Education

Siena Height University (General Studies)

Attended Florida State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sarah will travel within 20 miles of Grovetown, GA 30813.