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Ms. Sara S.

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"Hi! I'm Sara (she/her/hers) and I've been a tutor for the past 8 years. I focus on Religion, Writing, ESL, Spelling, and Elementary Math Students. I've collaborated with students, professionals, non-profits, and English language learners (ELL) to help them identify and reach their goals. I fell in love with tutoring while in college, where I was a one-on-one writing consultant all four years. Upon more...

"Hi! I'm Sara (she/her/hers) and I've been a tutor for the past 8 years. I focus on Religion, Writing, ESL, Spelling, and Elementary Math Students. I've collaborated with students, professionals, non-profits, and English language learners (ELL) to help them identify and reach their goals. I fell in love with tutoring while in college, where I was a one-on-one writing consultant all four years. Upon graduating, I started my own business to continue writing consulting and tutoring. Now, I'm a full-time grant coordinator and I miss having students. I'm new to this platform and opening up slots for committed learners!

I love working with students (or in my business, clients) through the frustration to reach the AHA-moments. Especially with youth, I understand unique needs and paces. I extract enthusiasm from even the most obstinant or discouraged learners because I view every session as an opportunity to empower. I've been a paraprofessional, after-school nanny, camp counselor, religious educator, and comprehensive sexuality education facilitator. The 6th-12th grade age range is definitely my tutoring sweet-spot, as I build a connection parallel to a student reaching their goals.

Something that sets me apart from other tutors is my emphasis on the person over the product. I want my students to really feel they have an added advocate in their corner...whether their larger chapter right now is navigating the United States immigration system or navigating 6th grade. My college writing center taught that we shouldn't even HOLD a student's paper, much less write on it or mark it up with red ink. Our purpose was to extract the thinking and ideas that help students master their own writing process. Now, I don't completely abide by this in my tutoring anymore, but the foundation is there: I always honor my student first.

I'm a certified TEFL instructor and have worked with young adults and adults from Korea, Japan, Somalia, Mexico, Italy, and Sudan. Especially with ELL students, I try to be transparent that my perspective" less...

Details

fee: $150 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 25 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

Contact

website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Sara S. is a certified tutor

Coe College (Cedar Rapids, IA), Religion

International TEFL and TESOL Training / 120 certification, Other

Saint Paul, MN 55102

Subjects Tutored

Writing - English - ESL/ESOL - Proofreading - TOEFL - Spelling - Elementary Math