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Over 300 tutoring hours

Sarah H.

Houston, TX

$55/hour

Personal Academic Counselor / Tutor with over 10 years' experience!

Background check passed as of 3/28/14
4.9 average from 124 ratings
Very patient
— Tanya, Alvin, TX on 5/23/13

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Penn State University
multiple
SUNY Buffalo
Master's
SUNY Buffalo
Master's

Education

Penn State University (multiple)

SUNY Buffalo (Master's)

SUNY Buffalo (Master's)

About Sarah

Sarah holds degrees in cultural anthropology, history, political science and English. She has served on the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) Planning Commission, the Supplemental Education Service Provider Board and the Alternative Education Committee for the State of New York. Her broadly based exposure to educational programs and approaches allow her a distinctive proficiency for helping clients meet their educational and personal needs. She has 10 years' experience in higher education test prep tutoring and has worked with thousands of students.

Sarah's primary tutoring experience is in SAT/ACT, LSAT, GRE, MCAT verbal reasoning, and GMAT prep. In 2012 Sarah scored a 178 on the December LSAT, in Fall 2013 Sarah scored a perfect LSAT 180. At the October 2012 SAT Sarah scored in the 99th percentile. Her 2011 ACT came back with a perfect score of 36. Sarah keeps up to date on test questions and evolving test company methods by regularly sitting for the tests she offers tutoring for.

Her primary mission is to help students navigate successfully through their academic careers while exploring their educational and career options. She has experience working with students as young as 8 and as old as 63. Whether you are a gifted student or a struggling student - she can help bring calm confidence to your test day.
Sarah holds degrees in cultural anthropology, history, political science and English. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Ask me about my small group rates.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77062
Background Check: Passed

"Very patient"

- Tanya, Alvin, TX on 5/23/13

"Very patient and keeps things interesting"

- Courtney, Texas City, TX on 8/14/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Stacy, Houston, TX on 4/17/16

"Reliable help"

- Stephen, Houston, TX on 11/22/15

"Detailed and meticulous"

- Kelvin, Tustin, CA on 9/29/15

"Very nice and punctual tutor!"

- Patricia, Pasadena, TX on 10/27/14

"Great and very organized tutor"

- Sarah, Houston, TX on 3/11/14

"Excellent!"

- Theresa, Houston, TX on 6/6/13
Math:
Elementary Math, Logic, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Anthropology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, College Counseling,
GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT,
PSAT, Regents, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SSAT, STAAR, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, German, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology,
European History, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Autism, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT, GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Anthropology

I earned a M.A. in Anthropology from SUNY Buffalo. I researched religious moments for a degree in cultural anthropology (a branch of anthropology focused on the study of cultural variation among humans).

I taught 3 semesters of intro to anthropology courses at a small community college in Upstate New York, before moving to the Houston, TX area.

College Counseling

I spent five years of my professional life performing college counseling duties in the states of New York and Pennsylvania. I served on the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) Planning Commission and on the Alternative Education Committee for the state of New York giving me a broad understanding of college admission processes.

I am further qualified in college counseling due to my years spent tutoring high school students preparing for their SAT/ ACT.

Elementary (K-6th)

My strength in tutoring elementary students is my ability to break down complicated assignments and ideas into their simplest parts so that they suddenly become manageable.

I hold several higher education degrees from both SUNY Buffalo and Penn State University.

In addition I was awarded 'honorary teacher of the year' for my work with the BPS district's after school program and summer remediation program in grades K-8.

MCAT

I have extensive experience prepping tutoring students for their MCAT.

I have multiple B.A. degrees from Penn State University and I attended SUNY Buffalo for an MA degree in anthropology & an MFA in writing.

The MCAT is a 7.5 hour exam that consists of four sections: Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems; Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems; Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior; and Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills. I am familiar with the newest changes made to the MCAT & have a great track record of consistent score improvement.

My approach is not only to improve scores through content review but also to foster a sense of confidence through proven test-taking strategy.

My academic background includes English, history, political science, physics and, anthropology—all subjects requiring the skill-set of problem solving, critical thinking and written analysis. My 10+ years working in the test-prep industry has further honed these abilities, because of my education and work background I am fully capable of being an excellent MCAT tutor.

I have collected a suite of tutoring materials based off of actual test questions; these questions form the foundation of my tutoring program, allowing me to review test strategies in a realistic manner.

Reading

I was awarded 'honorary teacher of the year' for my work with the BPS district's after school program and summer remediation program in grades K-8.

SAT Reading

What qualifies me to teach SAT Reading? Well, I'm proud of my resume: I have spent years working in and around the test prep corporate culture. I have personally sat for the SAT (2012, being the most recent) and I scored in the 99th percentile.

Any student could achieve a perfect score if they had unlimited time to sit for these tests, sadly they are timed. However, this does not mean that you cannot improve your score-- because you can. The SAT Reading portion does not need to be a stressful experience for anyone, including the parents.

Writing

I have multiple B.A. degrees from Penn State University and I attended SUNY Buffalo for a M.A. degree in cultural anthropology.

I have successfully generated hundreds of business materials, including reports, letters, proposals, presentations, press releases, memos, reviews, manuals and (of course) research papers. I have a skillfully designed and produced material for newsletters, brochures and flyers. Authored first-rate essays and articles for publication. I am enthusiastic and creative with tremendous integrity and common sense to share.

Penn State University
multiple
SUNY Buffalo
Master's
SUNY Buffalo
Master's

Education

Penn State University (multiple)

SUNY Buffalo (Master's)

SUNY Buffalo (Master's)

Very patient — Sarah is awesome. She has patience and is always on top of the subjects that need reviewing and is very thorough. I would recommend her to anyone. We took our first SAT since working with her and scored an additional 100 points. We are not quite at our goal but 100 points goes along way toward getting to our goal. ...

— Tanya, Alvin, TX on 5/23/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Ask me about my small group rates.

Travel policy

Sarah will travel within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77062.