Sarah holds degrees in cultural anthropology, history, political science and English. She has served on the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) Planning Commission, the Supplemental Education Service Provider Board and the Alternative Education Committee for the State of New York. Her broadly based exposure to educational programs and approaches allow her a distinctive proficiency for helping clients meet their educational and personal needs. She has 10 years'... [more]
I was awarded 'honorary teacher of the year' for my work with the BPS district's after school program and summer remediation program in grades K-8.
I have multiple B.A. degrees from Penn State University and I attended SUNY Buffalo for a M.A. degree in cultural anthropology. I have successfully generated hundreds of business materials, including reports, letters, proposals, presentations, press releases, memos, reviews, manuals and (of course) research papers. I have a skillfully designed and produced material for newsletters, brochures and flyers. Authored first-rate essays and articles for publication. I am enthusiastic and creative with tremendous integrity and common sense to share.
What qualifies me to teach SAT Reading? Well, I'm proud of my resume: I have spent years working in and around the test prep corporate culture. I have personally sat for the SAT (2012, being the most recent) and I scored in the 99th percentile. Any student could achieve a perfect score if they had unlimited time to sit for these tests, sadly they are timed. However, this does not mean that you cannot improve your score-- because you can. The SAT Reading portion does not need to be a stressful experience for anyone, including the parents.
My strength in tutoring elementary students is my ability to break down complicated assignments and ideas into their simplest parts so that they suddenly become manageable. I hold several higher education degrees from both SUNY Buffalo and Penn State University. In addition I was awarded 'honorary teacher of the year' for my work with the BPS district's after school program and summer remediation program in grades K-8.
I have extensive experience prepping tutoring students for their MCAT. I have multiple B.A. degrees from Penn State University and I attended SUNY Buffalo for an MA degree in anthropology & an MFA in writing. The MCAT is a 7.5 hour exam that consists of four sections: Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems; Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems; Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior; and Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills. I am familiar with the newest changes made to the MCAT & have a great track record of consistent score improvement. My approach is not only to improve scores through content review but also to foster a sense of confidence through proven test-taking strategy. My academic background includes English, history, political science, physics and, anthropology?all subjects requiring the skill-set of problem solving, critical thinking and written analysis. My 10+ years working in the test-prep industry has further honed these abilities, because of my education and work background I am fully capable of being an excellent MCAT tutor. I have collected a suite of tutoring materials based off of actual test questions; these questions form the foundation of my tutoring program, allowing me to review test strategies in a realistic manner.
I spent five years of my professional life performing college counseling duties in the states of New York and Pennsylvania. I served on the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) Planning Commission and on the Alternative Education Committee for the state of New York giving me a broad understanding of college admission processes. I am further qualified in college counseling due to my years spent tutoring high school students preparing for their SAT/ ACT.
I earned a M.A. in Anthropology from SUNY Buffalo. I researched religious moments for a degree in cultural anthropology (a branch of anthropology focused on the study of cultural variation among humans). I taught 3 semesters of intro to anthropology courses at a small community college in Upstate New York, before moving to the Houston, TX area.