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Sara W.

Houston, TX

$40/hour

Elementary and Writing Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 7/18/14
4.8 average from 6 ratings

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Loyola University New Orleans
English
University of Houston
MEd

Education

Loyola University New Orleans (English)

University of Houston (MEd)

About Sara

Hello! I am certified to teach in Texas for elementary grades. I have experience teaching and tutoring students in first through third grades with reading skills and math practice. I also have a degree in English and thoroughly enjoy writing so I would love to teach others about writing at the elementary through college levels. I have a creative and individualized approach to tutoring which I believe helps students get the most out of our time together. Hello! I am certified to teach in Texas for elementary grades. I have experience teaching and tutoring students in first through third grades with reading skills and math practice. I also have a degree in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Houston, TX 77019
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, STAAR,
TEAS, TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
TOEFL
History:
American History, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have experience working with tutoring students in grades K-6th in the subjects of reading, writing, math, and science. I have a Masters degree in Elementary Education and have taken many classes on how to teach elementary students. I have also been a teacher in first grade and a substitute teacher in 1st, 3rd, 5th and Pre-Kindergarten. I use an individualized approach to tutoring to assess what the student needs help in and also where their subject interests are to assure they are interested in the lessons. I have done math games, science based lessons, a variety of reading skills, and other strategies to engage my students in the learning process.

Handwriting

I have tutored students in handwriting skills before. I have used a variety of methods to improve student handwriting including writing practice on a dry erase board, copying sentences, tracing over words written with a highlighter, and also fine motor skill activities such as mazes and writing in sand or shaving cream. I also am a certified teacher for elementary so I have studied the necessary techniques behind handwriting development and improvement.

Reading

I am certified to teach elementary grades in Texas. I have tutored several students in phonics and beginning reading skills as well as reading comprehension.

STAAR

I have experience tutoring for the English I and II and writing portions of the STAAR test. I am also familiar with the format of the test and the skills necessary to pass the test. I am currently working with a fourth grade student on the STAAR Reading questions and a 7th grade student on STAAR math questions.

Loyola University New Orleans
English
University of Houston
MEd

Education

Loyola University New Orleans (English)

University of Houston (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sara will travel within 20 miles of Houston, TX 77019.