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Sara S.

Personable, Certified & Empowering

Personable, Certified & Empowering

$150/hour

  • 47 hours tutoring

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Hi! I'm Sara (she/her/hers) and I've been a tutor for the past 8 years. I focus on Religion, Writing, ESL, Spelling, and Elementary Math Students. I've collaborated with students, professionals, non-profits, and English language learners (ELL) to help them identify and reach their goals. I fell in love with tutoring while in college, where I was a one-on-one writing consultant all four years. Upon graduating, I started my own business to continue writing consulting and tutoring. Now, I'm a...

Hi! I'm Sara (she/her/hers) and I've been a tutor for the past 8 years. I focus on Religion, Writing, ESL, Spelling, and Elementary Math Students. I've collaborated with students, professionals, non-profits, and English language learners (ELL) to help them identify and reach their goals. I fell in love with tutoring while in college, where I was a one-on-one writing consultant all four years. Upon graduating, I started my own business to continue writing consulting and tutoring. Now, I'm a full-time grant coordinator and I miss having students. I'm new to this platform and opening up slots for committed learners!

I love working with students (or in my business, clients) through the frustration to reach the AHA-moments. Especially with youth, I understand unique needs and paces. I extract enthusiasm from even the most obstinant or discouraged learners because I view every session as an opportunity to empower. I've been a paraprofessional, after-school nanny, camp counselor, religious educator, and comprehensive sexuality education facilitator. The 6th-12th grade age range is definitely my tutoring sweet-spot, as I build a connection parallel to a student reaching their goals.

Something that sets me apart from other tutors is my emphasis on the person over the product. I want my students to really feel they have an added advocate in their corner...whether their larger chapter right now is navigating the United States immigration system or navigating 6th grade. My college writing center taught that we shouldn't even HOLD a student's paper, much less write on it or mark it up with red ink. Our purpose was to extract the thinking and ideas that help students master their own writing process. Now, I don't completely abide by this in my tutoring anymore, but the foundation is there: I always honor my student first.

I'm a certified TEFL instructor and have worked with young adults and adults from Korea, Japan, Somalia, Mexico, Italy, and Sudan. Especially with ELL students, I try to be transparent that my perspective


Education

Coe College (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Religion
International TEFL and TESOL Training / 120 certification
Other

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $150
  • Rate details: Discounts for: BIPOC • Referrals • Repeat clients
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/9/2021

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Spelling

English

Writing,

Writing

I’ve been a writing consultant for 8 years, and have been tutoring for the same amount of time.
English, ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Spelling, TOEFL

History

Philosophy,

Philosophy

With a Bachelor of Arts in Religion, I am familiar with the demand and prestige that Philosophy professors demand. The Religion department and Philosophy department of my undergraduate career worked hand-in-hand. Much like with my Religion students, I help philosophy students understand their assignment, digest and understand the material, and convey their thoughts to the best of their ability when honing drafts of their philosophy papers.
Religion

Religion

My expertise in religion is both personal and academic. I have 5 years of interfaith advocacy experience that includes progressive policy, religious education, nationwide collaboration/activist groups, and spiritual discernment. Professionally, I earned my Bachelor of Arts in the general subject of Religion. I completed an independent study that focused on critiquing the writings of Immanuel Kant. I also excelled in the study of modern religious thought, and Eastern Religions such as Daoism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Confuscianism.

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

I’ve been a writing consultant for 8 years, and have been tutoring for the same amount of time.
English, ESL/ESOL, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

I’ve been a writing consultant for 8 years, and have been tutoring for the same amount of time.
English, ESL/ESOL

Other

Philosophy,

Philosophy

With a Bachelor of Arts in Religion, I am familiar with the demand and prestige that Philosophy professors demand. The Religion department and Philosophy department of my undergraduate career worked hand-in-hand. Much like with my Religion students, I help philosophy students understand their assignment, digest and understand the material, and convey their thoughts to the best of their ability when honing drafts of their philosophy papers.
Religion,

Religion

My expertise in religion is both personal and academic. I have 5 years of interfaith advocacy experience that includes progressive policy, religious education, nationwide collaboration/activist groups, and spiritual discernment. Professionally, I earned my Bachelor of Arts in the general subject of Religion. I completed an independent study that focused on critiquing the writings of Immanuel Kant. I also excelled in the study of modern religious thought, and Eastern Religions such as Daoism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Confuscianism.
ESL/ESOL

Science

Philosophy

Philosophy

With a Bachelor of Arts in Religion, I am familiar with the demand and prestige that Philosophy professors demand. The Religion department and Philosophy department of my undergraduate career worked hand-in-hand. Much like with my Religion students, I help philosophy students understand their assignment, digest and understand the material, and convey their thoughts to the best of their ability when honing drafts of their philosophy papers.

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I’ve been a writing consultant for 8 years, and have been tutoring for the same amount of time.
ESL/ESOL

Test Preparation

TOEFL

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The best tutor!!

I had the best tutoring experience with Sara!! We made such a great relationship and she helped me so much with my theology papers! She’s incredibly intelligent and has amazing feedback!

Juliet, 28 lessons with Sara

Patient and Prepared

Before starting, Sara made sure to get to know me, my situation, and my goals. She discussed how she could help me and made me feel confident and excited that we could make progress together. She also prepared and went through an activity to give me a feel for her style of tutoring before our next lesson so I might know if we would be a good fit. I'm excited to continue with her!

Austin, 1 lesson with Sara
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$150/hour

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Sara S.

$150/hour

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Response time: 33 minutes