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Sarah W.

Patient, Dedicated English, Writing, and ESL Tutor

Patient, Dedicated English, Writing, and ESL Tutor

$40/hour

  • 609 hours tutoring

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I'm an experienced English and English as a Second Language tutor. I have a Bachelor's degree in English, along with a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL). I then went on to continue my education and received my Master's in TESOL. I have had a significant amount of experience working in various settings and with a wide range of ages. I've worked a teacher's aide in an elementary school, a tutor in a middle school, and for a few years as a writing tutor and...

I'm an experienced English and English as a Second Language tutor. I have a Bachelor's degree in English, along with a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL). I then went on to continue my education and received my Master's in TESOL. I have had a significant amount of experience working in various settings and with a wide range of ages. I've worked a teacher's aide in an elementary school, a tutor in a middle school, and for a few years as a writing tutor and ESL teacher's aide at Central Washington University. I also worked as an ESL instructor at Northwest University for one year, and then at Lake Washington Institute of Technology for two years.

My expertise is primarily with ESL students. I have learned how to help second-language English speakers to address language-specific errors. I have experience in the issues facing ESL instruction specifically, and education in general. I have worked with students from age 5 all the way through adult students, and so I have an understanding of how to adapt my instruction to different age groups. In my tutoring, I am a fan of using the Socratic method: asking questions that help students to find answers on their own. However, I also have a knowledge of when and how to provide my students with information that will be helpful to them. I believe students of all ages learn the most effectively when they are given strategies that they can apply to multiple areas of study.

If you are an ESL student at any level of English language proficiency, or if you are a parent seeking an English, language arts, or social studies tutor for your K-12 student, I believe that I am the person you are looking for. I can help you and/or your child set reasonable goals to become more proficient in English, or to increase general writing and reading proficiency. You can expect that through my tutoring, you (or your child) will experience a noteworthy amount of growth in English proficiency. English proficiency will lead in turn to success in higher levels of ed


Education

Northwest University
English
Central Washington University
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I earned a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate along with my Bachelor's degree in English. I also have a Master's degree in TESOL. Along with my education, I have several years' experience working as an ESL tutor and teacher. I currently teach ESL classes for adult students of a variety of levels, but I have experience working with students of all ages. I can work with ESL students on writing, reading, grammar, listening, and speaking issues.
Grammar,

Grammar

For my Bachelor's degree, I took classes in the Structure of English, as well as Grammar for ESOL. For my Master's degree, I took Pedagogical Grammar classes and Linguistics classes. Each of these classes has increased my understanding of English grammar. I also have extensive experience editing papers and working as a writing tutor with students of a variety of backgrounds.
Proofreading

Proofreading

During my time as a writing tutor, I regularly helped students to proofread their papers. I also have taken several classes focused specifically on English grammar, and even grammar for ESL students. I currently teach writing to advanced ESL students, but I also have the qualifications and experience to help native English speakers of a variety of levels and ages.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked in an elementary school for the past year as a paraeducator. I helped to implement approved curriculum and also led reading groups for students.
Grammar,

Grammar

For my Bachelor's degree, I took classes in the Structure of English, as well as Grammar for ESOL. For my Master's degree, I took Pedagogical Grammar classes and Linguistics classes. Each of these classes has increased my understanding of English grammar. I also have extensive experience editing papers and working as a writing tutor with students of a variety of backgrounds.
Reading,

Reading

My Master's degree in TESOL taught me to teach reading, and to employ a variety of strategies to do so. I have experience teaching reading to students of a variety of levels. I also have training in employing Reading Apprenticeship strategies in the classroom, which can be used at all levels from child to adult. I know how to help students develop better reading comprehension, as well as enjoyment of reading.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I have extensive knowledge of teaching new vocabulary and improving students' understand of new vocabulary words through context.

English

English,

English

I have a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I have several years of experience teaching and tutoring students from kindergarten to adult in writing, reading, speaking, and listening.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I earned a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate along with my Bachelor's degree in English. I also have a Master's degree in TESOL. Along with my education, I have several years' experience working as an ESL tutor and teacher. I currently teach ESL classes for adult students of a variety of levels, but I have experience working with students of all ages. I can work with ESL students on writing, reading, grammar, listening, and speaking issues.
Grammar,

Grammar

For my Bachelor's degree, I took classes in the Structure of English, as well as Grammar for ESOL. For my Master's degree, I took Pedagogical Grammar classes and Linguistics classes. Each of these classes has increased my understanding of English grammar. I also have extensive experience editing papers and working as a writing tutor with students of a variety of backgrounds.
Literature,

Literature

For my English degree at Northwest, I took classes in World Literature, English Literature, American Literature, Victorian Literature, and Shakespeare. I have also taken classes in Literature in TESOL.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

During my time as a writing tutor, I regularly helped students to proofread their papers. I also have taken several classes focused specifically on English grammar, and even grammar for ESL students. I currently teach writing to advanced ESL students, but I also have the qualifications and experience to help native English speakers of a variety of levels and ages.
Reading,

Reading

My Master's degree in TESOL taught me to teach reading, and to employ a variety of strategies to do so. I have experience teaching reading to students of a variety of levels. I also have training in employing Reading Apprenticeship strategies in the classroom, which can be used at all levels from child to adult. I know how to help students develop better reading comprehension, as well as enjoyment of reading.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

My education and teaching experience have given me the knowledge of how to improve reading comprehension as well as vocabulary. I am familiar with the requirements for getting a successful score on the reading and vocabulary portions of the SAT.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

As a writing tutor and teacher, I have had a lot of experience in all the aspects of writing, such as grammar, vocabulary, and content. I am familiar with the requirements necessary for a good writing score on the SAT.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I have become familiar with the TOEFL during my time as a graduate student in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and have even taken practice versions of the TOEFL. I have experience tutoring students for the TOEFL and am familiar with the necessary requirements for a good score.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have extensive knowledge of teaching new vocabulary and improving students' understand of new vocabulary words through context.
Writing

Writing

I have 5 years of experience as a writing tutor and teacher. In my time teaching and tutoring, I have learned to employ a variety of strategies to help students with whatever area they struggle with, whether it be brainstorming ideas, content, organization, or the fine points such as grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

History

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

I have taken Bible classes during my time at Northwest University. I took classes on both Old and New Testament History and Literature, as well as Biblical Interpretation. Along with this, I have personally studied the Bible.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked in an elementary school for the past year as a paraeducator. I helped to implement approved curriculum and also led reading groups for students.
English,

English

I have a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I have several years of experience teaching and tutoring students from kindergarten to adult in writing, reading, speaking, and listening.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I earned a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate along with my Bachelor's degree in English. I also have a Master's degree in TESOL. Along with my education, I have several years' experience working as an ESL tutor and teacher. I currently teach ESL classes for adult students of a variety of levels, but I have experience working with students of all ages. I can work with ESL students on writing, reading, grammar, listening, and speaking issues.
Reading,

Reading

My Master's degree in TESOL taught me to teach reading, and to employ a variety of strategies to do so. I have experience teaching reading to students of a variety of levels. I also have training in employing Reading Apprenticeship strategies in the classroom, which can be used at all levels from child to adult. I know how to help students develop better reading comprehension, as well as enjoyment of reading.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

My education and teaching experience have given me the knowledge of how to improve reading comprehension as well as vocabulary. I am familiar with the requirements for getting a successful score on the reading and vocabulary portions of the SAT.
Writing

Writing

I have 5 years of experience as a writing tutor and teacher. In my time teaching and tutoring, I have learned to employ a variety of strategies to help students with whatever area they struggle with, whether it be brainstorming ideas, content, organization, or the fine points such as grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I earned a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate along with my Bachelor's degree in English. I also have a Master's degree in TESOL. Along with my education, I have several years' experience working as an ESL tutor and teacher. I currently teach ESL classes for adult students of a variety of levels, but I have experience working with students of all ages. I can work with ESL students on writing, reading, grammar, listening, and speaking issues.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I have become familiar with the TOEFL during my time as a graduate student in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and have even taken practice versions of the TOEFL. I have experience tutoring students for the TOEFL and am familiar with the necessary requirements for a good score.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked in an elementary school for the past year as a paraeducator. I helped to implement approved curriculum and also led reading groups for students.
English,

English

I have a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I have several years of experience teaching and tutoring students from kindergarten to adult in writing, reading, speaking, and listening.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I earned a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate along with my Bachelor's degree in English. I also have a Master's degree in TESOL. Along with my education, I have several years' experience working as an ESL tutor and teacher. I currently teach ESL classes for adult students of a variety of levels, but I have experience working with students of all ages. I can work with ESL students on writing, reading, grammar, listening, and speaking issues.
Reading,

Reading

My Master's degree in TESOL taught me to teach reading, and to employ a variety of strategies to do so. I have experience teaching reading to students of a variety of levels. I also have training in employing Reading Apprenticeship strategies in the classroom, which can be used at all levels from child to adult. I know how to help students develop better reading comprehension, as well as enjoyment of reading.
Writing

Writing

I have 5 years of experience as a writing tutor and teacher. In my time teaching and tutoring, I have learned to employ a variety of strategies to help students with whatever area they struggle with, whether it be brainstorming ideas, content, organization, or the fine points such as grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Music

Music Theory

Music Theory

I have had several years of classical piano lessons, in addition to years of choral musical performance, both of which have led to a strong understanding of musical theory. I am happy to help students who are needing to understand music theory on a basic level to be successful in music appreciation classes in college (and the like).

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have taken Bible classes during my time at Northwest University. I took classes on both Old and New Testament History and Literature, as well as Biblical Interpretation. Along with this, I have personally studied the Bible.
ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I earned a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate along with my Bachelor's degree in English. I also have a Master's degree in TESOL. Along with my education, I have several years' experience working as an ESL tutor and teacher. I currently teach ESL classes for adult students of a variety of levels, but I have experience working with students of all ages. I can work with ESL students on writing, reading, grammar, listening, and speaking issues.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked in an elementary school for the past year as a paraeducator. I helped to implement approved curriculum and also led reading groups for students.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I earned a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate along with my Bachelor's degree in English. I also have a Master's degree in TESOL. Along with my education, I have several years' experience working as an ESL tutor and teacher. I currently teach ESL classes for adult students of a variety of levels, but I have experience working with students of all ages. I can work with ESL students on writing, reading, grammar, listening, and speaking issues.
Reading,

Reading

My Master's degree in TESOL taught me to teach reading, and to employ a variety of strategies to do so. I have experience teaching reading to students of a variety of levels. I also have training in employing Reading Apprenticeship strategies in the classroom, which can be used at all levels from child to adult. I know how to help students develop better reading comprehension, as well as enjoyment of reading.
Writing

Writing

I have 5 years of experience as a writing tutor and teacher. In my time teaching and tutoring, I have learned to employ a variety of strategies to help students with whatever area they struggle with, whether it be brainstorming ideas, content, organization, or the fine points such as grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Test Preparation

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

My education and teaching experience have given me the knowledge of how to improve reading comprehension as well as vocabulary. I am familiar with the requirements for getting a successful score on the reading and vocabulary portions of the SAT.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

As a writing tutor and teacher, I have had a lot of experience in all the aspects of writing, such as grammar, vocabulary, and content. I am familiar with the requirements necessary for a good writing score on the SAT.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I have become familiar with the TOEFL during my time as a graduate student in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and have even taken practice versions of the TOEFL. I have experience tutoring students for the TOEFL and am familiar with the necessary requirements for a good score.

Examples of Expertise


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Ratings and Reviews


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Awesome Teacher

Sarah is a great help to me as I'm learning to read better as well understanding what i'm reading. She very warm and nice, never makes me feel like something wrong with me., She always saying encouraging words and I'm so thankful for that.

Renee, 3 lessons with Sarah

Very Patient!

For the short amount of time she’s been tutoring my daughter, we feel we are on the right path. She is patient, kind and my daughter seems to like her very much.

Ivonne, 13 lessons with Sarah

Great teacher!

Sarah is a very knowledgable and patient teacher. Highly recommend taking lessons with her. I enjoy the way she explains grammar topics. She is professional and very prepared.

Carolina, 2 lessons with Sarah

Was patient and helpful

Took her time and explained the structural nuances of the assignment at hand. My son felt comfortable and engaged. The back and fourth was very productive. The attentiveness was apparent

DJ, 1 lesson with Sarah

Great teacher

She is very nice and she understands your needs and know how to focus on your goal She is very helpful

Raed, 5 lessons with Sarah

Sarah is so nice and patience with my daughter.

Coco love her so much . And she does very good work . We will keep going with her for a long time . My duahgher is 2 grade , but she reading a lot . and English is not our family first language so we want to have a tutor to help Coco improve more about vocubulary.

Ling, 46 lessons with Sarah
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