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Sacha R.

Licensed Teacher with 20+ Years in K-12 and Higher Ed

Licensed Teacher with 20+ Years in K-12 and Higher Ed

$25/hour

  • 33 hours tutoring

About Sacha


Bio

I work part-time for Edison State Community College 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 am fully licensed in the state of Ohio to teach Integrated Social Studies and I periodically sub in four area high schools. I recently earned a master’s degree in public administration and a certificate in nonprofit and community leadership.

I do not possess infinite knowledge, but I...

I work part-time for Edison State Community College 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 am fully licensed in the state of Ohio to teach Integrated Social Studies and I periodically sub in four area high schools. I recently earned a master’s degree in public administration and a certificate in nonprofit and community leadership.

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 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.

When contacting me, please include the syllabus/assignment information or a detailed description of your personal goals for tutoring.


Education

Antioch College
BA
University of Dayton
Masters
Fielding University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $25
  • Rate details: Reduced fee considered for students experiencing financial hardship. Please include request when messaging me.
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
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Subjects

Business

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I earned 21 undergrad credits in economics spanning micro, macro, international policy, and history. I hold a current teaching license in Integrated Social Studies (Ohio).
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I hold 21 undergrad credits in economics spanning micro, macro, international policy, and history. I hold a current teaching license in Integrated Social Studies, earned 8 masters-level credits in research & quantitative methods, 8 credits in applied research, and actively tutor stats online and at a community college.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I use Excel often when tutoring because many stats courses incorporate Excel into the assignments. I also proficiently operate spreadsheets to manage office-related data, create labels, and merge info into form letters.
Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I use Excel often when tutoring because many stats courses incorporate Excel into the assignments. I also proficiently operate spreadsheets to manage office-related data, create labels, and merge info into form letters.
Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Grammar,

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.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I earned 21 undergrad credits in economics spanning micro, macro, international policy, and history. I hold a current teaching license in Integrated Social Studies (Ohio).
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I hold 21 undergrad credits in economics spanning micro, macro, international policy, and history. I hold a current teaching license in Integrated Social Studies, earned 8 masters-level credits in research & quantitative methods, 8 credits in applied research, and actively tutor stats online and at a community college.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I use Excel often when tutoring because many stats courses incorporate Excel into the assignments. I also proficiently operate spreadsheets to manage office-related data, create labels, and merge info into form letters.
Statistics,

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.
ESL/ESOL, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

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.
Grammar,

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,

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

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,

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.
English,

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.
Grammar,

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,

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.
Writing,

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.
ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History,

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.
Government & Politics,

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.
Social Studies

Social Studies

I hold a current Ohio teaching license, AYA Integrated Social Studies (2005 to present). I have earned over 42 credits in the field, nearly half focused on civics and government. I am working toward a Master’s in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
English,

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.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I earned 21 undergrad credits in economics spanning micro, macro, international policy, and history. I hold a current teaching license in Integrated Social Studies (Ohio).
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I hold 21 undergrad credits in economics spanning micro, macro, international policy, and history. I hold a current teaching license in Integrated Social Studies, earned 8 masters-level credits in research & quantitative methods, 8 credits in applied research, and actively tutor stats online and at a community college.
Reading,

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.
Statistics,

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,

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,

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.
ESL/ESOL, SAT Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL

Math

Statistics

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.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
English,

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.
Reading,

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.
Statistics,

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,

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,

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.
ESL/ESOL

Other

College Counseling,

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.
Government & Politics,

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.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I earned 21 undergrad credits in economics spanning micro, macro, international policy, and history. I hold a current teaching license in Integrated Social Studies (Ohio).
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I hold 21 undergrad credits in economics spanning micro, macro, international policy, and history. I hold a current teaching license in Integrated Social Studies, earned 8 masters-level credits in research & quantitative methods, 8 credits in applied research, and actively tutor stats online and at a community college.
Study Skills,

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.
ESL/ESOL

Special Needs

Study Skills

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.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I earned 21 undergrad credits in economics spanning micro, macro, international policy, and history. I hold a current teaching license in Integrated Social Studies (Ohio).
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I hold 21 undergrad credits in economics spanning micro, macro, international policy, and history. I hold a current teaching license in Integrated Social Studies, earned 8 masters-level credits in research & quantitative methods, 8 credits in applied research, and actively tutor stats online and at a community college.
Reading,

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.
Statistics,

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,

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,

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.
ESL/ESOL, GED

Test Preparation

ACT English,

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,

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.
College Counseling,

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.
GED, SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

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, 5 lessons with Sacha
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