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Sarah H.

Newburgh, NY

$40/hour

Professional Experienced Tutor Specializing in SAT/ACT Preparation

300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/27/13
4.9 average from 188 ratings
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Marist College
B.A. English
Marist College
Master's

Education

Marist College (B.A. English)

Marist College (Master's)

About Sarah

I am a certified English teacher (7-12th). I became a teacher after I was a literacy volunteer in my local community. I enjoyed working with my ESL students and made the decision to become a teacher.

I am an adjunct college professor and teach principles of psychology and developmental psychology. I hold a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology which allows me to incorporate various learning styles into my tutoring sessions. Each tutoring session is custom-designed for the student. I tutor on a one-on-one basis and feel that students learn best this way.

I have been a tutor for over seven years now, both with tutoring companies (Sylvan Learning Center and Educational Services Center), as well as individually. I am a certified SAT teacher with Sylvan Learning Center and have been an SAT and ACT instructor with Educational Services Center since 2013.

I tutor in English, writing, study skills, psychology, as well as math. I also have experience preparing students for the verbal portions of the SSAT and the ISSE.

Furthermore, I have prepared students for the verbal section of the SAT/ACT for the past several years. I give my students the tools needed to approach both of these tests - finding the main idea, answering inference questions, as well as answering questions involving vocabulary.

In addition, I review basic grammar skills with my students and discuss with them the type of errors that typically appear on the SAT/ACT. I also prepare them for the essay portion of the exam by discussing the steps they should take in writing the essay - brainstorming, taking a position, and supporting that position.

In the past, I taught English, including both reading and writing, to 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th graders.

I love watching students of all ages succeed and improve.
I am a certified English teacher (7-12th). I became a teacher after I was a literacy volunteer in my local community. I enjoyed working with my ESL students and made the decision to become a teacher.

I am an adjunct college professor and teach principles of psychology and developmental psychology. I hold a Master's Degree in Educational
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12 hours notice required

Rates are subject to change depending on location.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Newburgh, NY 12550
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"Great Tutor"

- Peter, Goshen, NY on 9/1/15

"Highly recommended!!"

- Glenda, Newburgh, NY on 5/13/16

"Focused and informed"

- Stacey, Wappingers Falls, NY on 2/3/16

"Patient Tutor"

- Nafeeza, New Windsor, NY on 11/23/15

"Excellent writing tutor"

- Katharine, Poughkeepsie, NY on 11/22/15

"Well-prepared, enthusiastic, and engaging tutor"

- Olga, Cortlandt Manor, NY on 9/25/15

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- Nancy, Hyde Park, NY on 9/19/14

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Math:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Prealgebra
Science:
PSAT, Psychology
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
ISEE,
LSAT, PSAT, Regents,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT, TEAS
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
American History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Law, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Yoga

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I am a permanent certified English teacher. For the past several years, I have been preparing students for the writing portion of the ACT. I review basic grammar skills with my students and discuss with them the type of errors that typically appear on the ACT. I also prepare them for the essay portion of the exam by discussing the steps they should take in writing the essay - brainstorming, taking a position, and supporting that position.

ACT Reading

I am a permanent certified English teacher. For the past seven years, I have been preparing students for the reading portion of the ACT. I give my students the strategies needed to approach the ACT - finding the main idea, author's purpose, and deciding which passage to read first. I also discuss the types of questions students will encounter on the test and how to decide which ones they should answer. We look at inference questions, comprehension questions, as well as vocabulary in context questions.

Grammar

As a certified English teacher, I have spent extensive time in the classroom teaching the basic components of grammar. Part of my curriculum was teaching students when to use commas, semi-colons, conjunctions, and periods. Grammar is an essential part of the writing process and I feel that integrating grammar into other lessons is effective in strengthening my students' understanding.

ISEE

I have prepared students for both the SSAT and ISEE. The ISEE is an admission test designed for students who are interested in applying to private school. I review strategies for the reading comprehension portion - process of elimination, finding the main idea, and author's purpose. I also discuss how to tackle the vocabulary section - both the sentence completion and synonym sections.

Literature

One of my favorite pastimes is reading and I try to pass my love of reading onto my students. When teaching reading, I not only focus on reading comprehension, but encourage my students to look deeper into what they are reading. In addition to basic plot, I have them delve deeper into themes, symbolism, imagery, and other literary techniques common in literature. I also encourage my students to make connections between pieces of literature.

Psychology

I hold a Master's degree in Educational Psychology and have taken numerous psychology courses throughout the course of my education. I currently teach psychology at Dutchess Community College and have been a member of the faculty for eight years. I am quite familiar with psychology topics such as learning, personality theory, brain function, stress and mental illness. I teach psychology in an interactive manner using props, video clips, and group work.

Reading

I am a certified English teacher. One of my favorite pastimes is reading and I try to pass my love of reading onto my students. When teaching reading, I not only focus on reading comprehension, but encourage my students to look deeper into what they are reading. I also discuss inference, drawing conclusions, and words in context.

Regents

As an English major, I am familiar with the writing process from brainstorming, pre-writing, and proofreading all the way to the finished product. I have extensive experience in essay writing and I can pass that knowledge onto my students. In addition, as a certified English teacher, I have prepared students for the English Regents both in the classroom and individually.

SAT Reading

I am a certified English teacher. For the past seven years, I have been preparing students for the reading portion of the SAT. I have done this both privately and with Sylvan Learning Center and Educational Services Center. I give my students the strategies needed to approach the SAT - finding the main idea, author's purpose, and deciding which passage to read first. I also discuss the types of questions students will encounter on the test and how to decide which ones they should answer. We look at inference questions, questions involving graphs or charts, as well as vocabulary in context.

SAT Writing

I am a certified English teacher. For the past seven years, I have been preparing students for the writing portion of the SAT. I have done this both privately and with Sylvan Learning Center and Educational Services Center. I review basic grammar skills with my students and discuss with them the type of errors that typically appear on the SAT. I also prepare them for the essay portion of the exam by discussing the steps they should take in writing the essay, including brainstorming and deciding which methods of persuasion the author used.

Study Skills

As a tutor with Sylvan Learning Center I taught study skills. I can teach students how to manage their time, set up a study space, as well as note taking techniques. I can also help them determine their learning style and what methods will best help them learn.

TEAS

I am very familiar with the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) test. As a certified English teacher, I am qualified to tutor students for those portions of the test involving English skills. I am qualified to teach grammar, vocabulary, and spelling. I also have experience showing students the skills needed to successfully complete the reading comprehension portion of the exam. I am also experienced with the type of math found on the test and can help students utilize a variety of strategies to help solve math problems.

Writing

I am a certified English teacher. When teaching writing, I teach the steps involving in the writing process - brainstorming (pre-writing), writing the rough draft, revising/editing, and publishing. In addition, I also review basic grammar skills with them and help them to identify errors in their writing.

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Marist College
B.A. English
Marist College
Master's

Education

Marist College (B.A. English)

Marist College (Master's)

Great Tutor

I have to say, after bringing in several tutors to help our son, Sarah was a breath of fresh air. She was always punctual and was able to break down all the study material and aid not only in general knowledge but also in test taking techniques. I would definitely recommend Sarah to any student that is preparing for the SAT/ACT tests.

— Peter, Goshen, NY on 9/1/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Rates are subject to change depending on location.

Travel policy

Sarah will travel within 40 miles of Newburgh, NY 12550.