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Sara C.

Houston, TX

$40/hour

Certified Teacher- Elementary, English/Reading, History, Study Skills

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/22/16
4.9 average from 37 ratings
Patient and Kind
— Marcie, Friendswood, TX on 10/10/16

$40/Hour


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Texas Woman's University

Education

Texas Woman's University

About Sara

I began my education career as a substitute teacher in grades 1 through 8. While pursuing my teacher certification, I did one-on-one and small group tutoring with students from kindergarten through high school in all subjects. I completed my student teaching in a 5th grade GT Social Studies classroom and fell in love with the subject. Mostly recently, I worked with Special Education students in 7th and 8th grade, assisting with all academic subjects.

I especially enjoy the one-on-one tutoring dynamic and have decided to dedicate myself to tutoring full-time. I love getting to know the particular student and really focusing on strengthening their weak spots through personalized instruction. My roots are in the humanities and I love sharing that passion with others, but I enjoy all learning, which is why I chose a Generalist Certification, which would allow me to teach any of the core subjects.

I have an English degree from Texas Woman's University and was considered Highly Qualified to teach that subject by Texas Teachers Alternative Certification program.

As an educator with Pearland ISD, I have received STAAR test training and have worked on STAAR prep and tutoring with junior high students.

I look forward to the opportunity to work together to reach your goals.
I began my education career as a substitute teacher in grades 1 through 8. While pursuing my teacher certification, I did one-on-one and small group tutoring with students from kindergarten through high school in all subjects. I completed my student teaching in a 5th grade GT Social Studies classroom and fell in love with the subject. Mostly Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

If you live outside of my radius, I will be happy to try to accommodate you, although my rate may increase. Please message me to discuss options.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Houston, TX 77008
Background Check: Passed

"Patient and Kind"

- Marcie, Friendswood, TX on 10/10/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Carleen, Sugar Land, TX on 3/5/17

"Patient tutor"

- Keva, Pearland, TX on 2/27/17
Math:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English:
English, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
STAAR
Language:
Reading
History:
American History, Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Reading
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Handwriting,
Homeschool,
Reading, Vocabulary

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.

ADHD

I have worked with students with ADD/ADHD as a student teacher, a tutor with Huntington Learning Center, and in my role at Pearland ISD in the SPED department. I have worked with them in the classroom, in small groups, and individually. I understand that students with ADD/ADHD can benefit from certain methods, such as incorporating more physical activity into a lesson or individual work or simply the use of background music.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a generalist certification for grades 4 through 8. I completed my student teaching in a 5th grade classroom. I have also worked with students from kindergarten to 6th grade as a tutor and substitute teacher.

Handwriting

I have worked one-on-one with students in tutoring and inside schools. I have worked with students who are just beginning handwriting and older students who need extra help with handwriting. I believe learning to write is all about clear instruction, plenty of practice, and a positive attitude.

Homeschool

In addition to being a certified teacher and an experienced tutor, I was homeschooled myself in high school and am very familiar with the individualized nature of homeschooling and various techniques and practices.

Social Studies

I hold a 4-8 Generalist Certification. I completed my student teaching internship in a 5th grade Social Studies classroom, where I planned and implemented lessons. As an aide, I have worked with students on DBQs and other history/social studies lessons.

STAAR

I have worked with students in preparation for the STAAR test, received trainings on STAAR, and helped administer the STAAR on testing dates.

Texas Woman's University

Education

Texas Woman's University

Patient and Kind

Sara was very good with Olivia. Olivia was very shy in the beginning and Sara was very patient with her. Olivia is excited for her next tutoring session.

— Marcie, Friendswood, TX on 10/10/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

If you live outside of my radius, I will be happy to try to accommodate you, although my rate may increase. Please message me to discuss options.

Travel policy

Sara will travel within 25 miles of Houston, TX 77008.