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Sara G.

Professional writer, editor, educator - expert writing, study coach

Professional writer, editor, educator - expert writing, study coach

$30/hour

  • 49 hours tutoring

  • Cold Spring, NY 10516

About Sara


Bio

Expert Writing Coach, English Tutor: NYU Educ MA; Author & Editor

With a Master's degree from New York University School of Education, I have professional publications credits including 30 nonfiction books, and offer experience as educator for students of all levels and backgrounds in workshops and classrooms.
My books include guides to study skills, test-success, classroom tactics, and online learning, as well as life- and time-management.

Practical Approach to Clear Communication:
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Expert Writing Coach, English Tutor: NYU Educ MA; Author & Editor

With a Master's degree from New York University School of Education, I have professional publications credits including 30 nonfiction books, and offer experience as educator for students of all levels and backgrounds in workshops and classrooms.
My books include guides to study skills, test-success, classroom tactics, and online learning, as well as life- and time-management.

Practical Approach to Clear Communication:
In both broad scope and "minor" details, the whole purpose of clear writing is to be sure the reader - whether classroom teacher or treatise editor - understands what we want to say, so organization, expression, and punctuation details are all important!

Teaching Style:
In my experience, the general approach that works best with both individuals and groups is to form a cooperative bond that makes the effort more a “we” project than a “you-must-do-this” one. With the student, we set short-term and longer term goals to be achieved step-by-step, so that the student learns about the process of learning and studying, rather than simply making the “grade.” In general, I follow the steps, including “preview- view- review,” outlined in my book, How to Do Your Best on Tests. I consistently offer praise and positive reinforcement, rather than criticism or negativity; when errors or setbacks occur, the effort is praised, and we work to learn from the mistake – including to learn why it happened. When we run into blockages, we play with new ideas and find alternate approaches that achieve the result. This ongoing process succeeds, with both younger and older students, in not only raising the grade average, but also enhancing self-esteem and self-confidence.


Education

Barnard College, Columbia University
undergrad
NYU School of Education
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $30
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Cold Spring, NY 10516
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/22/2011

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development

Career Development

As the author of several books, for young people, college students, and adults in career- and life-management, I have been able to develop and implement simple and effective techniques for planning and pursuing ideal work lives. A step-by-step approach can make dreams literally come true, as demonstrated in workshops and classes that I present to pre-teen, teen, and adult students. My approach includes provision of plenty of practical resources, as well.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

As the author of several books, for young people, college students, and adults in career- and life-management, I have been able to develop and implement simple and effective techniques for planning and pursuing ideal work lives. A step-by-step approach can make dreams literally come true, as demonstrated in workshops and classes that I present to pre-teen, teen, and adult students. My approach includes provision of plenty of practical resources, as well.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a professional writer - author of 30 nonfiction books and numerous magazine articles for all ages, an thoroughly versed in correct grammar as well as in usage appropriate to a variety of styles. Good grammar is the foundation of all good writing - and a thorough knowledge of it allows skilled writers to work their own varieties.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I have worked as a writer and editor for much of my professional career and thus have become skilled in proofreading and all other editing tasks. Because of my work in various settings, I am familiar with the specialized as well as generalized professional standards. I put these practices to work in my own work -- nonfiction books and numerous magazine articles -- as well.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

As a professional writer - author of 30 nonfiction books and numerous magazine articles for all ages, an thoroughly versed in correct grammar as well as in usage appropriate to a variety of styles. Good grammar is the foundation of all good writing - and a thorough knowledge of it allows skilled writers to work their own varieties.
Reading,

Reading

As a writer and educator I am comfortable and experienced with helping students of various ages to improve their reading and retention skills.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am one of those people with innate spelling skills - can not misspell! But of more value, my many years as a writer, editor, and copyeditor which provides training and experience in proper spelling and spelling rules.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As the author of several books for young people and college students relating to how to succeed in class and in test-taking, I have become expert in presenting successful techniques for studying and testing. I have used these techniques in workshops for both young students, and adults, and they work: a set of simple steps that produce positive results!
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

As a well-published writer and experienced editor, my vocabulary, large to begin with, has continued to grow throughout my professional career. My interest in etymology and my education in classical languages combine to help people go to the sources and roots of words to discern their meanings.

English

English,

English

As a professional writer - author of 30 nonfiction books and numerous magazine articles for all ages - I am an expert practitioner of English and have passed this skill to students of all ages in one-on-one, class, and workshop settings.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a professional writer - author of 30 nonfiction books and numerous magazine articles for all ages, an thoroughly versed in correct grammar as well as in usage appropriate to a variety of styles. Good grammar is the foundation of all good writing - and a thorough knowledge of it allows skilled writers to work their own varieties.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have worked as a writer and editor for much of my professional career and thus have become skilled in proofreading and all other editing tasks. Because of my work in various settings, I am familiar with the specialized as well as generalized professional standards. I put these practices to work in my own work -- nonfiction books and numerous magazine articles -- as well.
Reading,

Reading

As a writer and educator I am comfortable and experienced with helping students of various ages to improve their reading and retention skills.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am one of those people with innate spelling skills - can not misspell! But of more value, my many years as a writer, editor, and copyeditor which provides training and experience in proper spelling and spelling rules.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

As a well-published writer and experienced editor, my vocabulary, large to begin with, has continued to grow throughout my professional career. My interest in etymology and my education in classical languages combine to help people go to the sources and roots of words to discern their meanings.
Writing

Writing

As the author of 30 nonfiction books, many magazine articles and numerous papers and reports, and as an editor of manuscripts and academic papers, writing is my own primary skill. I have taught writing to students of all ages, in class and in specialized workshops, using techniques that stress simple steps.

Homeschool

English,

English

As a professional writer - author of 30 nonfiction books and numerous magazine articles for all ages - I am an expert practitioner of English and have passed this skill to students of all ages in one-on-one, class, and workshop settings.
Reading,

Reading

As a writer and educator I am comfortable and experienced with helping students of various ages to improve their reading and retention skills.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am one of those people with innate spelling skills - can not misspell! But of more value, my many years as a writer, editor, and copyeditor which provides training and experience in proper spelling and spelling rules.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As the author of several books for young people and college students relating to how to succeed in class and in test-taking, I have become expert in presenting successful techniques for studying and testing. I have used these techniques in workshops for both young students, and adults, and they work: a set of simple steps that produce positive results!
Writing

Writing

As the author of 30 nonfiction books, many magazine articles and numerous papers and reports, and as an editor of manuscripts and academic papers, writing is my own primary skill. I have taught writing to students of all ages, in class and in specialized workshops, using techniques that stress simple steps.

Most Popular

English,

English

As a professional writer - author of 30 nonfiction books and numerous magazine articles for all ages - I am an expert practitioner of English and have passed this skill to students of all ages in one-on-one, class, and workshop settings.
Reading,

Reading

As a writer and educator I am comfortable and experienced with helping students of various ages to improve their reading and retention skills.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As the author of several books for young people and college students relating to how to succeed in class and in test-taking, I have become expert in presenting successful techniques for studying and testing. I have used these techniques in workshops for both young students, and adults, and they work: a set of simple steps that produce positive results!
Writing

Writing

As the author of 30 nonfiction books, many magazine articles and numerous papers and reports, and as an editor of manuscripts and academic papers, writing is my own primary skill. I have taught writing to students of all ages, in class and in specialized workshops, using techniques that stress simple steps.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

As the author of several books for young people and college students relating to how to succeed in class and in test-taking, I have become expert in presenting successful techniques for studying and testing. I have used these techniques in workshops for both young students, and adults, and they work: a set of simple steps that produce positive results!

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

As the author of several books for young people and college students relating to how to succeed in class and in test-taking, I have become expert in presenting successful techniques for studying and testing. I have used these techniques in workshops for both young students, and adults, and they work: a set of simple steps that produce positive results!

Sports/Recreation

Cooking

Cooking

As the author of a book for young readers on cooking for themselves, I have developed a set of expert tips. I use these simple and fun approaches to cooking workshops for young students in after-school and recreation programs, and find that not only are they fun, but they are simple ways to learn important skills.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

As a writer and educator I am comfortable and experienced with helping students of various ages to improve their reading and retention skills.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As the author of several books for young people and college students relating to how to succeed in class and in test-taking, I have become expert in presenting successful techniques for studying and testing. I have used these techniques in workshops for both young students, and adults, and they work: a set of simple steps that produce positive results!
Writing

Writing

As the author of 30 nonfiction books, many magazine articles and numerous papers and reports, and as an editor of manuscripts and academic papers, writing is my own primary skill. I have taught writing to students of all ages, in class and in specialized workshops, using techniques that stress simple steps.

Test Preparation

Career Development

Career Development

As the author of several books, for young people, college students, and adults in career- and life-management, I have been able to develop and implement simple and effective techniques for planning and pursuing ideal work lives. A step-by-step approach can make dreams literally come true, as demonstrated in workshops and classes that I present to pre-teen, teen, and adult students. My approach includes provision of plenty of practical resources, as well.

Ratings and Reviews


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Strongly recommended

Mrs. Gilbert has helped our son a lot with improving his reading and writing skills. She is very dedicated, dependable and readily available through e-mail. She provides helpful written information and instructions and teaches valuable study skills. She is positive, patient and has a good sense of humor. I strongly recommend her.

Simona, 20 lessons with Sara
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Sara G.

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