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Sarah

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I have a curious heart and a passion for learning. I enjoy language, grammar and etymology, exploring the world, history and consciousness, and reading adventures, biographies and poetry. Harry Potter is my favorite, especially Prisoner of Azkaban and Half Blood Prince. I went to EE Waddell HS in Charlotte, NC, where I took 5 AP courses and 4 courses at the local community college. I participated in just about every extra curricular available, including National Honor Society (President), yearbook, volleyball, and I held down a part time job at a coffee shop. I graduated with a 4.25 GPA and went on to obtain my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and French after four years at UNC-Wilmington. I had the pleasure of spending one spring semester in Paris with ma mère d’accueil, Catherine and left dreaming of French phrases and traveling the world. I was also involved in Pi Delta Phi (French Honor Society) and UNCW's Yoga Club (VP); I loved being busy and organized through all my adventures. I also teach yoga and pranayama, or breath awareness, which is always helpful during test time!

Sarah’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Wilmington - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology, French

Hobbies

Yoga, gardening and reading.

Tutoring Subjects

College Essays

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

French 1

French 2

Other

Psychology

Public Speaking

Social Sciences

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Let's work together to understand the problem, find the answer, apply our knowledge and have some fun along the way.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I like to get to know my students, understand their needs, and address any immediate concerns.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

By helping students to relate to the subject matter personally so they can apply the material to their own lives. Finding a different perspective always helps!

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I like to end each session with a Q&A wrap up and discussion about the material. If we can chat and joke about the subject, I know it's being understood.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Leading students to the correct answer by helping them understand the problem and its nuances so they can work through problems on their own.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would try another perspective or angle and never give up, of course.