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Sara R.

Tutor for multiple subjects

Tutor for multiple subjects

$35/hour

  • 662 hours tutoring

  • Elburn, IL 60119

About Sara


Bio

I believe that all children can learn, but sometimes they need to hear the material in a different way. A tutor needs to be able to present material in many different ways. I can do this. I am able to teach all ages from preschool thru adult. I can relate to the middle school student as well. I have been an educator for 31 years. I have been a tutor for 17 years. I have taught in the public school as well as private. I have worked with children in the formal and informal setting. I...

I believe that all children can learn, but sometimes they need to hear the material in a different way. A tutor needs to be able to present material in many different ways. I can do this. I am able to teach all ages from preschool thru adult. I can relate to the middle school student as well. I have been an educator for 31 years. I have been a tutor for 17 years. I have taught in the public school as well as private. I have worked with children in the formal and informal setting. I know my material and present it in easy to understand ways that are fun.


Education

Ashland University
Education
Northern Illinois University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Elburn, IL 60119
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/14/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When teaching ESL, I work with the student to find out what is their goal(s). I then present material that will help the student reach that goal(s). I mix oral work with reading and writing to help the student learn English. To able to communicate effectively, the students need to be confident that people will be able to understand their speech so a lot of our class is oral. If a student has a specific vocabulary, we work on that vocabulary. The assignments are chosen to meet the student’s needs. I will teach English grammar, word order, vocabulary, writing techniques and pronunciation. I have had success working with adult as well as children
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

As a tutor I have been working with all age students especially the K-6 grade children. I relate well with children and can communicate easily with them. I teach phonics, reading, math, science, social studies, and English. I enjoy their discovery that they can understand the material and their happiness in that understanding. Children need to be taught in ways that keep their interest and words that they understand. My hope is that all children are at or above grade level and think learning new things is fun.
Phonics,

Phonics

I use various materials for my phonics program including Wilson phonics. I work with consonant and short vowel sound development as well as long vowel spellings. I teach the students about consonant blends, digraphs, and dipthongs as a part of my program. As the student develops an understanding of letter sounds, decoding of words is added to the program. Real words as well as nonsense words are used. I also use some sight word recognition. Many words are not pronounced phonically and need to be recognized rather than decoded. Many methods will be used including paper pencil exercises, dry erase marker assignments, dictation and reading of words, sentences, and stories. I work hard to keep the student invested in the program asa well as keeping the program diverse. I have used these methods myself as a child to learn to read as well as using them for 15 years to help other children learn to read better. I am a teacher and tutor. I have tutored all ages in the phonics program. The students ages have varied from 5 years old to high school age.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When teaching ESL, I work with the student to find out what is their goal(s). I then present material that will help the student reach that goal(s). I mix oral work with reading and writing to help the student learn English. To able to communicate effectively, the students need to be confident that people will be able to understand their speech so a lot of our class is oral. If a student has a specific vocabulary, we work on that vocabulary. The assignments are chosen to meet the student’s needs. I will teach English grammar, word order, vocabulary, writing techniques and pronunciation. I have had success working with adult as well as children
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

American History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

As a tutor I have been working with all age students especially the K-6 grade children. I relate well with children and can communicate easily with them. I teach phonics, reading, math, science, social studies, and English. I enjoy their discovery that they can understand the material and their happiness in that understanding. Children need to be taught in ways that keep their interest and words that they understand. My hope is that all children are at or above grade level and think learning new things is fun.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When teaching ESL, I work with the student to find out what is their goal(s). I then present material that will help the student reach that goal(s). I mix oral work with reading and writing to help the student learn English. To able to communicate effectively, the students need to be confident that people will be able to understand their speech so a lot of our class is oral. If a student has a specific vocabulary, we work on that vocabulary. The assignments are chosen to meet the student’s needs. I will teach English grammar, word order, vocabulary, writing techniques and pronunciation. I have had success working with adult as well as children
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When teaching ESL, I work with the student to find out what is their goal(s). I then present material that will help the student reach that goal(s). I mix oral work with reading and writing to help the student learn English. To able to communicate effectively, the students need to be confident that people will be able to understand their speech so a lot of our class is oral. If a student has a specific vocabulary, we work on that vocabulary. The assignments are chosen to meet the student’s needs. I will teach English grammar, word order, vocabulary, writing techniques and pronunciation. I have had success working with adult as well as children
TOEFL

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

As a tutor I have been working with all age students especially the K-6 grade children. I relate well with children and can communicate easily with them. I teach phonics, reading, math, science, social studies, and English. I enjoy their discovery that they can understand the material and their happiness in that understanding. Children need to be taught in ways that keep their interest and words that they understand. My hope is that all children are at or above grade level and think learning new things is fun.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When teaching ESL, I work with the student to find out what is their goal(s). I then present material that will help the student reach that goal(s). I mix oral work with reading and writing to help the student learn English. To able to communicate effectively, the students need to be confident that people will be able to understand their speech so a lot of our class is oral. If a student has a specific vocabulary, we work on that vocabulary. The assignments are chosen to meet the student’s needs. I will teach English grammar, word order, vocabulary, writing techniques and pronunciation. I have had success working with adult as well as children
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

When teaching ESL, I work with the student to find out what is their goal(s). I then present material that will help the student reach that goal(s). I mix oral work with reading and writing to help the student learn English. To able to communicate effectively, the students need to be confident that people will be able to understand their speech so a lot of our class is oral. If a student has a specific vocabulary, we work on that vocabulary. The assignments are chosen to meet the student’s needs. I will teach English grammar, word order, vocabulary, writing techniques and pronunciation. I have had success working with adult as well as children

Science

ACT Science

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have successfully tutored ADD/ADHD children for 12 years. I have also taken some classes in special Education working toward certification. I work with the children without emphasizing the disability. I stress what they are capable of doing and show the student ways to learn and do more. I work on the material that is needed to be doing well in school. I use the IEP (if there is one) as a guide for instruction.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I understand what it is like to be a dyslexic student, and I have successfully tutored dyslexia children for 12 years. I have also taken some classes in special Education working toward certification. I work with the children without emphasizing the disability. I stress what they are capable of doing and show the student ways to learn and do more. I work on the material that is needed to be doing well in school. I use the IEP to guide instruction.
Phonics

Phonics

I use various materials for my phonics program including Wilson phonics. I work with consonant and short vowel sound development as well as long vowel spellings. I teach the students about consonant blends, digraphs, and dipthongs as a part of my program. As the student develops an understanding of letter sounds, decoding of words is added to the program. Real words as well as nonsense words are used. I also use some sight word recognition. Many words are not pronounced phonically and need to be recognized rather than decoded. Many methods will be used including paper pencil exercises, dry erase marker assignments, dictation and reading of words, sentences, and stories. I work hard to keep the student invested in the program asa well as keeping the program diverse. I have used these methods myself as a child to learn to read as well as using them for 15 years to help other children learn to read better. I am a teacher and tutor. I have tutored all ages in the phonics program. The students ages have varied from 5 years old to high school age.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

As a tutor I have been working with all age students especially the K-6 grade children. I relate well with children and can communicate easily with them. I teach phonics, reading, math, science, social studies, and English. I enjoy their discovery that they can understand the material and their happiness in that understanding. Children need to be taught in ways that keep their interest and words that they understand. My hope is that all children are at or above grade level and think learning new things is fun.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When teaching ESL, I work with the student to find out what is their goal(s). I then present material that will help the student reach that goal(s). I mix oral work with reading and writing to help the student learn English. To able to communicate effectively, the students need to be confident that people will be able to understand their speech so a lot of our class is oral. If a student has a specific vocabulary, we work on that vocabulary. The assignments are chosen to meet the student’s needs. I will teach English grammar, word order, vocabulary, writing techniques and pronunciation. I have had success working with adult as well as children
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, GED, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (159 ratings)
5 star
(148)
4 star
(10)
3 star
(1)
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1 star
(0)

Reviews

Patient is an understatement!

First meeting was nothing but learning and getting to know each other. We did touch on some math (which is my nemesis ) however Sara has a way with helping one to understand. She undertsnds everyone learns different & she will explain things different ways until your light bulb goes off. There is no doubt she was meant to be a teacher, one of a kind and excited to know I have her in my corner. I am excited and look forward to working with her again. Thank you Sara, you exceeded my expectations and it's truly appreciated.

Stephanie, 8 lessons with Sara

Very pleasurable to work with.

ACT math. Seems to be very patient in teaching. She helped me to understand the math problems and explained how to get the right answer.

Justin, 38 lessons with Sara

Great tutor

Sara really worked with my son to help him improve his English and science score on the act. He recently took the test and scored a composite 30. His science was a 34 and English a 31. The best he had ever scored in English before Sara was a 28. She took the time to go over rules and strategies with him and it payed off. Thanks for all the time and effort you have given him.

Ingrid, 14 lessons with Sara

$35/hour

Sara R.

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