Sara Simpson

Sara S.

Largo, FL
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Lesson Details

SAT

Levels Taught:
High School
If you need to improve your scores on the Reading, Language, or Essay portion of the SAT, let me teach you my tried-and-true test-taking strategies! I can also teach you specific Language rules and vocabulary and reading strategies that will help you be able to answer more questions correctly.
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About

Sara delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2000

As a seasoned educator, I know that the recipe for successful one-on-one learning is simple. It has only two main ingredients: your (or your child's) desire to learn, and the expertise I bring from 16 years of experience as a classroom teacher and tutor. When you combine them over the course one or more hours of tutoring, the result is a more confident, skilled, and knowledgeable learner who has achieved or made measurable progress towards his or her goals. The positive, friendly and colleagial relationship you will have with your tutor (me) is just the sweet icing on the cake!

Experience

Tutor
Oct 2016 - Present
Link-Systems International/NetTutor

I work with a team of online writing tutors to provide individualized learning support to students of colleges and universities across the U.S.

Teacher
Jul 2004 - Jun 2016
Hillsborough County Public Schools

Throughout my tenure with HCPS, I taught middle school and high school English, Reading, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); I coordinated the school-wide ESOL program at H.W. Blake High School for the performing arts; I helped implement the International Baccalaureate (IBO) Middle Years' Programme at Williams IB Middle School; and I mentored and evaluated first- and second-year high school teachers.

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Education

Educational Specialist, Educational Leadership
Jan 2013 - Jun 2014
National-Louis University
Master of Education, Interdisciplinary Studies in Curriculum & Instruction
Jun 2008 - Jun 2010
National-Louis University
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature & Letters
Aug 1995 - May 1999
Presbyterian College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Japanese
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Professional Educator
Jun 2016
Florida Department of Education

Subject areas and grade levels:
English 6-12
ESOL K-12
Spanish K-12
Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum 5-9
Reading Endorsement

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Sara's introduction
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Donna Jun 3, 2017
Spanish · In studio

Sara is wondwrfully reassuring and very flexible in her teaching style -- I'm an adult learner and Sara adjusts her lessons to heighten my ability to learn. Awesome person to teach the beauty of the Spanish language!

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