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Sarah H.

Professional Experienced Tutor Specializing in SAT/ACT Preparation

Professional Experienced Tutor Specializing in SAT/ACT Preparation

$40/hour

  • 384 hours tutoring

  • Newburgh, NY 12550

About Sarah


Bio

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...

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.


Education

Marist College
B.A. English
Marist College
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: Rates are subject to change depending on location.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Newburgh, NY 12550
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/27/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

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.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar,

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.
Reading,

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Elementary Math, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

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,

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,

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.
Literature,

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.
Reading,

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.
SAT Reading,

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,

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.
Writing,

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.
Proofreading, Vocabulary

History

American History

Homeschool

Reading,

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.
SAT Reading,

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Writing,

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.
Prealgebra

Math

Prealgebra

Most Popular

Reading,

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Writing,

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.
Prealgebra

Other

Study Skills

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.

Science

Psychology

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.

Special Needs

Study Skills

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.

Sports/Recreation

Yoga

Yoga

200 Hour Certified Yoga Instructor

Summer

Reading,

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Writing

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.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

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,

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.
ISEE,

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.
Regents,

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,

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,

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.
TEAS,

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.
PSAT, SSAT

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (204 ratings)
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Reviews


Highly Recommended!

Sarah tutored my child for the English section of the SAT. My son improved greatly. Sarah was very flexible with scheduling. My son responded very well to her style of teaching. Sarah is highly recommended!!!

Cynthia, 12 lessons with Sarah

Highly recommended!!

Sarah has been tutoring my son for a few months now. Not only have I seen his grades improving, but he enjoys his weekly meetings with her! She is patient and reliable. Very pleased..I 100% recommend Sarah!

Glenda, 83 lessons with Sarah

Focused and informed

Sarah was prepared. She was able to hone in and focus on the areas critical to our student's learning and preparation.

Stacey, 1 lesson with Sarah

Patient Tutor

Sarah listened to my request of what my daughter needed to work on and printed worksheets relating to those areas. My daughter felt comfortable with her.

Nafeeza, 25 lessons with Sarah

Excellent writing tutor

Sheridan has had issues coming up with thesis for essay in school. Sarah was very helpful in helping Sheridan understand what that is which will be critical in her doing well with SSAT and in writing argumentative essays in school.

Katharine, 3 lessons with Sarah

Well-prepared, enthusiastic, and engaging tutor

My daughter loves classes with Sarah. They work on reading comprehension, expanding vocabulary, and critical thinking. Sarah's classes are fun and dynamic. Great tutor overall.

Olga, 26 lessons with Sarah

Great tutor!

We hired Sarah to help our son, who is in 8th grade, to prepare for language arts portion of the SSAT test. Sarah is an excellent tutor. She is very patient and encouraging. My son has improved his reading comprehension and vocabulary as a result of working with Sarah. She is always prepared, extremely responsive, flexible and punctual. I highly recommend Sarah.

Nancy, 41 lessons with Sarah

Great Tutor

I just started working with Sara and she has been great. She has been helping me prepare for the SAT. She goes through every question and knows exactly what she is doing. Sara is great because she has a very flexible schedule to fit your needs. I see some improvement already and I am very happy she is helping me prepare for the test. I would recommend her to anyone that is preparing for the SAT!

Abe, 3 lessons with Sarah

Fantastic Dedicated Educator

Sara is fantastic. She is a very dedicated and caring educator and has helped my son so much to improve in his school work as well as the SAT. I hired her to prep him for his SAT. She was so fantastic that I have kept her on to tutor him for his entire senior year. I totally recommend her.

Sufyanah, 11 lessons with Sarah
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