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Tutor profile: Sarah P.

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Sarah P.
Reading and Writing Tutor with Ten Years of Classroom Experience
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About Sarah

About Sarah
I am a recently retired teacher; I am currently writing and tutoring. I am also a mother of a successful college-age son who struggled with school-based challenges, so I bring an understanding of the student's (and the parents') perspective. I have published and earned honors for my literary essays, and just completed walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I bring ten years of experience working on literacy, reading-comprehension, test-taking strategies, writing, and ESL in Fairfax and Arlington County (VA) public schools, and have edited Common App essays for many college-bound high school seniors. I work with students in reading and writing at all levels, and bring an understanding of learning and literacy challenges from basic elementary school phonics to creating strong college-level essays. I understand the difficulties of reading, comprehension, and writing, and I work with each...
Education
American University
Literature (Creative Writing)
Master's Degree
1990 - 1992

Work Experience

Work Experience
Fairfax and Arlington Counties, VA, ESOL teacher
2009 - 2019
Worked with second language learners and native speakers in reading, writing, social studies and comprehension in grades K-5.

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