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Sarah D.

Seattle, WA

$75/hour

Elite College Grad Specializing in English Literature & History

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$75/Hour


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Hamilton College
English
University of Washington
Master's

Education

Hamilton College (English)

University of Washington (Master's)

About Sarah

I am a kind and incredibly patient tutor, and feel comfortable working with students of any age. I would love to help you edit a term paper, study for that nasty Scarlet Letter quiz, deliver a speech, or memorize the succession of the Stuart Kings.

I am returning to school at the University of Washington this fall to pursue a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Fiction) and begin taking courses towards my Ph.D. in English Literature. In September, I will be an English Literature Instructor at the University of Washington teaching freshman composition.

I recently graduated from Hamilton College, a small liberal arts college in upstate New York, and before that I attended Lynbrook High School in San Jose. Hamilton College has middle 50% SAT scores in Critical Reading: 680-760, Math: 680-750, Writing: 670-760 and is ranked #14 of National Liberal Arts Colleges by US News and World Report.

Outside of my academic coursework, I also have extensive professional experience working at professional magazines and student publications. At Hamilton, I was a Senior Editor of the weekly newspaper and a Fiction Editor of the literary magazine. During the summers, I worked as an Editorial Assistant at 7x7 Magazine in San Francisco, writing and copy editing for the print magazine. I also wrote travel articles for offMetro S.F. and interned for Hannigan Salky Getzler literary agency in New York City.

I am very familiar with American and British literature, and my personal specialties are 20th Century American literature and contemporary literature and poetry. I am also very familiar with the AP English courses offered in high school (I took both AP Language and AP Literature as a student at Lynbrook High School), and have read almost every book likely to show up on the test. I also have a great deal of experience with poetry, both through creative writing courses and English literature courses and I feel very comfortable teaching students to write essays on poems and learn how to do a close reading of a poem.

I am also a very competent copy editor, and have worked on numerous professional and student-run publications. If you have an essay that needs some work, I can do more than simply edit for spelling and grammar- i can give you substantial feedback on the argument, structure and organization of your paper. Also, for students who are just beginning to write papers (or who never were actually taught how to write a paper), I can give you a sound and painless blueprint for acing your next paper.

I am also very comfortable tutoring history, particularly European and American history and government. My specialties are the American Civil War, Russian Revolution, WWI and WWII, Renaissance, Reformation and social history.
I am a kind and incredibly patient tutor, and feel comfortable working with students of any age. I would love to help you edit a term paper, study for that nasty Scarlet Letter quiz, deliver a speech, or memorize the succession of the Stuart Kings.

I am returning to school at the University of Washington this fall to pursue a Master's
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98105
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
CBEST, College Counseling, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
History:
American History,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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American History

I am very comfortable tutoring history, particularly European and American history and government. At Hamilton College, I took history courses on European History from 1300 to 1815, European History, the History of the Civil War, History of American Political Oratory, British History from 1700 to Modern day, Russian History from Kievan Rus' to Putin, and History of Russian Film.
My specialties include American and European 20th century history (WWI and WWII), American political machines and political corruption, social history, the American Civil War, the Russian Revolution, the history of the Reformation and the Catholic Church (with a focus on the establishment of the Church of England), and the Irish Civil War and subsequent violence during The Troubles.
I also took World History, American History and American Government courses at Lynbrook High School in San Jose, and am very familiar with the history curriculum taught in local high schools.

English

I have a Bachelor's Degree in English from Hamilton College and will begin working towards my Master's Degree in the fall. I am very familiar with American and British literature, and my personal specialties are 20th Century American literature and contemporary literature and poetry. I am also very familiar with the AP English courses offered in high school (I took both AP Language and AP Literature as a student at Lynbrook High School), and have read almost every book likely to show up on the test. I also have a great deal of experience with poetry, both through creative writing courses and English literature courses and I feel very comfortable teaching students to write essays on poems and learn how to do a close reading of a poem.

I am also a very competent copy editor, and have worked on numerous professional and student-run publications. If you have an essay that needs some work, I can do more than simply edit for spelling and grammar- i can give you substantial feedback on the argument, structure and organization of your paper. Also, for students who are just beginning to write papers (or who never were actually taught how to write a paper), I can give you a sound and painless blueprint for acing your next paper.

Writing

I have a Bachelor's Degree in English from Hamilton College and will begin working towards my Master's Degree in the fall. I am very familiar with American and British literature, and my personal specialties are 20th Century American literature and contemporary literature and poetry. I am also very familiar with the AP English courses offered in high school (I took both AP Language and AP Literature as a student at Lynbrook High School), and have read almost every book likely to show up on the test. I also have a great deal of experience with poetry, both through creative writing courses and English literature courses and I feel very comfortable teaching students to write essays on poems and learn how to do a close reading of a poem.

I am also a very competent copy editor, and have worked on numerous professional and student-run publications. If you have an essay that needs some work, I can do more than simply edit for spelling and grammar- i can give you substantial feedback on the argument, structure and organization of your paper. Also, for students who are just beginning to write papers (or who never were actually taught how to write a paper), I can give you a sound and painless blueprint for acing your next paper.

Hamilton College
English
University of Washington
Master's

Education

Hamilton College (English)

University of Washington (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sarah will travel within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98105.