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I am a graduate of Yale College. I received my Bachelor of Arts in English and, in addition, completed the requirements for Writing Concentration in fiction and was named a Yale Journalism Scholar. While at Yale, I founded the Yale Harbor Scholar Program to support undergraduate students that currently are or were in out-of-home care. Since graduation, I've worked as an educator and child welfare advocate. I am presently an M.S. ed candidate at the University of Pennsylvania and a faculty member at Greenwich Country Day School, where I teach 8th-grade Humanities and dance. Before joining GCDS, I taught 10 and 11 grade English and dance at the Lawrenceville School. I volunteered twice a week, taught poetry and dance classes, and developed programming at HomeWorks, an after-school boarding program for public high-school students in Trenton, NJ. In my travels and extensive studies, I can honestly say nothing brings me as much joy as teaching children and students to find their voice, cultivate curiosity and develop as emerging writers and thinkers. When I consider the challenges and joys of teaching young students writing, it is most near to the process of producing a photograph from a roll film by hand. After plunging a blank page of photo paper into a chemical bath, a former memory emerges as a fully formed image. In this metaphor, the student is simultaneously the image and the artist, teasing and experimenting with ways to amplify and refine their voice. The result is a permanent and seismic shift in perspective--and most importantly, how they see themselves. While I remind all of my students striving and facilitating personal growth is admirable, I also emphasize that practice, enthusiasm, and dedication can help build the confidence and skills to perform and achieve in the classroom with consistency and joy. I aim to model this for them, as it was modeled for be by the educators in my family and throughout the formal education I received from my numerous and supremely talented artists and academics I studied with at Yale and UPenn, and that I've met since then. When I'm not teaching English, writing, or history, I can be found in the dance studio, out with my camera, writing a poem, or trying to perfect a new pie recipe.

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Sarah Pearl’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Yale University - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education - Masters in Education, Education

Test Scores

ACT Reading: 34

SAT Verbal: 720

Hobbies

Dance, baking, hiking, photography

Tutoring Subjects

Academic Coaching

Adult Literacy

American Literature

College Application Essays

English

Essay Editing

GED Prep

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

Public Speaking

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Literature

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Verbal

SAT Writing and Language

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep

Writing

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