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Sacha R.

Greenville, OH

$25/hour

Licensed Teacher with Diverse Experience: K-12, College, Adults

20+ Hours
4.9 average from 11 ratings
Absolutely patient
— Brian, White Plains, MD on 11/26/16

$25/Hour


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Antioch College
BA
University of Dayton
Graduate Coursework
Fielding University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Antioch College (BA)

University of Dayton (Graduate Coursework)

Fielding University (Graduate Coursework)

About Sacha

I work part-time for Edison State and Clark State community colleges as a professional tutor in college writing and introductory statistics. I am at ease teaching and tutoring basic concepts and study skills at most levels. I'm in my eighth year as a part-time substitute teacher in Troy and Greenville, Ohio (grades K-12), and began my second year at Upper Valley Career Center, Piqua, this fall. I am fully licensed by the state of Ohio to teach Integrated Social Studies (background clearance and credentials on file with the Ohio Department of Education). I have completed graduate work in the areas of statistics, government, civics, financial administration, and research methods.

I do not possess infinite knowledge, but I know how to find a path to any information I need. I excel at supporting learners in their own quests. I work with many types of learning styles. I began tutoring as an undergraduate in 1998 and have continued through various schools and private services since. My knowledge of grammar and composition is quite strong, and I can readily assist with MLA and APA formats, senior projects, and thesis-level writing.

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I work part-time for Edison State and Clark State community colleges as a professional tutor in college writing and introductory statistics. I am at ease teaching and tutoring basic concepts and study skills at most levels. I'm in my eighth year as a part-time substitute teacher in Troy and Greenville, Ohio (grades K-12), and began my second year Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Reduced fee considered for students experiencing financial hardship. Please include request when messaging me.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Greenville, OH 45331

"Absolutely patient"

- Brian, White Plains, MD on 11/26/16
Math:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
GED, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, SPSS, Statistics
Science:
Elementary Science, Praxis
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
Career Development, College Counseling,
GED, Praxis, SAT Reading
Computer:
Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, SPSS
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading,
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Career Development, Economics, ESL/ESOL, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

I am an experienced academic writer. I understand the nuances of the English language, from analogies to punctuation. I've collaborated on several university publications--research reports, grant applications, department newsletters... I've prepared technical documents and lead struggling students through the process of breaking writer's block and mapping out academic arguments. I've worked with emergent readers through PhD candidates and received praise in high school, undergrad, and graduate school for my own style and clarity of writing. I read prolifically. I like classic literature, such as Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities and Burnett's The Secret Garden. Contemporary short fiction interests me most at this time (I'm on a Joyce Carol Oates kick), but I still read non-fiction books about education and social justice issues. My favorite in this genre is Jonathan Kozol's Savage Inequalities (1991). I also enjoy historical fiction, such as the Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See (Doerr 2014).

Reading for comprehension and writing for synthesis are key to success in college. During my five years as a college admissions counselor, I read thousands of application essays. While excelling in the English section on the ACT or SAT is vital to most university admissions, writing a stellar essay or personal statement can make the difference between getting lost with the masses and shining brightly as a uniquely prepared individual.

I look forward to working with students of all ages and stages. Please email me with questions.

ACT Reading

The most important skill one can develop is reading comprehension. Reading crosses all academic fields and provides the backbone for lifelong learning. We encounter the written word in every aspect of life; accurate, effective communication skills are therefore key to success.

I read prolifically. I like classic literature, such as Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities and Burnett's The Secret Garden. Contemporary short fiction interests me most at this time (I'm on a Joyce Carol Oates kick), but I still read non-fiction books about education and social justice issues. My favorite in this genre is Jonathan Kozol's Savage Inequalities (1991). I also enjoy historical fiction, such as the Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See (Doerr 2014).

I consistently score perfectly on timed practice ACT exams. My approach with students begins with having them take a weekly practice exam at home in a simulated testing environment: uninterrupted quiet, timed, no breaks. I then review each question, go through all incorrect answers, and provide targeted mini-lessons based on individual needs.

American History

I'm a licensed social studies teacher in the state of Ohio. I understand the curricular expectations of the many subjects that fall under the umbrella, including American history.

College Counseling

My first career was in college admissions. I served five years as an admissions and financial aid counselor to assistant director, with a focus on the western US. I completed over 50 visits to key cities where I conducted interviews, attended college fairs, co-led workshops, and developed relationships with high school guidance counselors and prospective students.

My most powerful experience comes from participating in the SF Bay Area and the LA Area Case Studies programs. I joined more than two dozen colleagues from every type of undergraduate institution in the US to teach students and parents what to expect during the college admissions process. Although each college crafts their own review process, many of the elements are similar. It is here where I can offer the best advice.

Elementary (K-6th)

I've been substitute teaching K-12 for seven years and maintain a valid Ohio long-term substitute license in social studies, grades 7-12. I spend a lot of time working with kids one-on-one when I sub. Although I have a soft spot for grades 4-8, I work well with learners of all ages.

Elementary Math

I use elementary math up to basic algebra often in my role as a tutor, educator, and academic support staff member. Students who struggle with math often need context to understand some of the more abstract concepts presented by arithmetic. I typically start by assessing a student's knowledge of basic facts and operations. I use familiar manipulatives (beads, dice, small toys, geometric shapes) to bridge the gap between everyday uses and school work. I also stress patience and practice.

English

I excel at written language and thoroughly enjoy reading and conversing. I hold a valid teaching license in Ohio. I have experience with students at all levels. I substitute teach grades three through twelve, and work part time as a professional tutor through a regional community college. I also served as a writing/research tutor during my undergraduate career, and wrote extensively during graduate school to meet institutional needs (newsletters, honors recognition, etc).

I seek ways to connect students to their learning, as well as help them get through assignments at hand. I excel at grammar and academic writing. I use reference materials to supplement my memory, and encourage students to accustom themselves to doing the same.

Government & Politics

I hold an Ohio teaching license in adolescent/young adult social studies. Government, econ, civics, and research methods are my specialties. I earned a graduate certificate in Dialogue, Deliberation, and Public Engagement in 2009 and have successfully completed 27 credit hours toward a Master's in Public Administration.

Grammar

I excel at written language and thoroughly enjoy reading and conversing. I hold a valid teaching license in Ohio. I have experience with students at all levels. I substitute teach grades three through twelve, and work part time as a professional tutor through a regional community college. I also served as a writing/research tutor during my undergraduate career, and wrote extensively during graduate school to meet institutional needs (newsletters, honors recognition, etc).

I seek ways to connect students to their learning, as well as help them get through assignments at hand. I excel at grammar and academic writing. I use reference materials to supplement my memory, and encourage students to accustom themselves to doing the same.

Reading

As a licensed Ohio teacher, I've completed coursework in literacy and reading methods. As both a teacher and professional tutor, I work with students from Pre-K through graduate school. I'm an avid reader myself, and I feel passionate about increasing wide appreciation (if not love) for reading.

Strong reading skills are vital to success in life. I can help a student develop strategies for effective reading, from decoding unfamiliar words to subject comprehension. I'm always willing to apply tailored methods of instruction, and I continually assess and adjust according to a student's individual needs.

Social Studies

I maintained an Ohio teaching license, AYA Integrated Social Studies (grades 7-12) from 2004 to 2015. I currently keep a long-term substitute license in this content area and sub in three Ohio school districts (K-12).

Statistics

I've taken three levels of stats: one in undergrad, two in grad school. I served as a junior research fellow on a retrospective observational study in 2002-03, and utilized quantitative methods in a citizen satisfaction study (part of a community-based class project) in 2011. I spent this past spring refreshing my knowledge by assisting Edison Community College students with Elementary Statistics. I'm currently a professional tutor at Edison's Learning Center, and stats is one of my competency areas.

Study Skills

I have successfully navigated 19 years of schooling and academia, ending with my second full year of graduate school. I am a licensed teacher who believes that it is most important for a student to know how to learn rather than to simply know things.

I helped many students get themselves into better habits as a staff member at my alma mater's Academic Support Center. Organization and time management are two critical skills, as are notetaking and skimming techniques. I put my focus on first assessing a student's learning modality and then approach teaching, reinforcing or overhauling study habits and patterns based on the individual's needs and proclivities.

Writing

I am an experienced academic writer. I understand the nuances of the English language, from grammar and mechanics to rhetoric and syntax. I've collaborated on several university publications--research reports, grant applications, department newsletters. I've prepared technical documents and composed poetry, and I've helped dozens of writers through a myriad of struggles.

I have received praise in high school, undergrad, and graduate school for my own style and clarity of writing. My experience teaching and tutoring ranges from emergent readers through PhD candidates. In addition to writing, I read prolifically. I like classic literature, such as Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities and Burnett's The Secret Garden. Contemporary short fiction interests me most at this time (I'm on a Joyce Carol Oates kick), but I still read non-fiction books about education and social justice issues. My favorite in this genre is Jonathan Kozol's Savage Inequalities (1991). I also enjoy historical fiction, such as the Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See (Doerr 2014).

Reading for comprehension and writing for synthesis are key to success in college. During my five years as a college admissions counselor, I read thousands of application essays. While many college-bound students focus on obtaining high ACT or SAT scores, it is often a stellar essay or personal statement that makes the difference between getting lost with the masses and shining brightly as a uniquely prepared individual.

Antioch College
BA
University of Dayton
Graduate Coursework
Fielding University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Antioch College (BA)

University of Dayton (Graduate Coursework)

Fielding University (Graduate Coursework)

Absolutely patient

I am an older student, needing help with statistics so a lot of patience was needed by Sacha with guiding me through the lesson plan as well as understanding the formulas. I truly enjoyed my first session and I am looking forward to another one if her schedule is available.

— Brian, White Plains, MD on 11/26/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Reduced fee considered for students experiencing financial hardship. Please include request when messaging me.

Travel policy

Sacha will travel within 30 miles of Greenville, OH 45331.