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Sarah W.
Princeton University

Education: Princeton University (2014); BA in English, Certificate in Creative Writing
Years of Tutoring Experience: 2 years tutoring, 3 years classroom teaching
Subject(s) you tutor: English (including Regents prep), essay writing/editing (including personal statements), literacy (struggling readers), early literacy (K-3), AP Language, AP Literature, AP Seminar & Research, US History (AP and Regents), AP World History,
Test Prep (PSAT, SAT, ACT), Algebra I (Regent Prep), Geometry (Regent Prep)
Relevant Test Scores: SAT Reading 700, SAT Math 690, SAT Writing 750, SAT II Literature 700, SAT II Math II 700, GRE Verbal Reasoning 163 (93rd percentile)

 

Short Bio
Hello! My name is Sarah, and I am a graduate of Princeton University, where I studied English and Creative Writing. I’ve been teaching professionally for the past 3 years and currently serve as a substitute teacher for the Department of Education. My tutoring experience began at Princeton, where I served as a teaching assistant for a summer enrichment program serving students in the Trenton area. I haven’t stopped teaching since! In addition to tutoring experience, I have a variety of professional teaching experiences. in 2015 I taught a year of second grade in the South Bronx. While there, I worked primarily with struggling readers on decoding and visualization skills. This resulted in a full year and a half of growth from my intervention students. From 2016-2017, I served as a ninth grade English teacher, piloting a pre-AP Seminar writing curriculum while also scoring the highest Interim Assessment scores across the network each quarter. During this time, I also served as a reading tutor for struggling high school readers and led small group instruction for AP Language.
As a tutor and teacher, I believe in inquiry-based learning and developing academic identities. Outside of teaching, I am an avid crossword puzzler and amateur baker (I just made an aquarium cake for a group of biology students!) I’m currently attempting to read one book from every country in the world.

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