Sarah D.


Sarah D.

Tutor

Seattle, WA 98105

Will travel 20 miles

$60 per hour.

4.29 7 ratings

University of Washington English Professor

During the school year, I teach English and creative writing at the University of Washington, where I am also pursuing a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Fiction) and taking courses towards my Ph.D. in English Literature. I taught English 131: Expository Composition at UW this past year, and will begin teaching English 284: Beginning Short Story Writing next year. I am a kind and incredibly patient tutor, and feel comfortable working with students of any age. Before moving to Seat... [more]


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.


Vocabulary


Grammar


European History


Reading


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.


Geography


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.


Government & Politics


Literature


World History


GRE


Proofreading


SAT Writing


SSAT