Sarah Faxon

Sarah F.

San Diego, CA

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Sarah delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8 to 25

Teaching since:
August 2012

I have been working as an educator for the last eleven years, but I have been professionally employed as an educator since August of 2012. As a college professor, I instructed 17-24 year olds and as a museum educator I work with 4 - 17 year olds. My specialties range from AP English to International Relations and I am happy to adjust my teaching style to fit the needs of the individual student. Learning should never be a task or an imposition - it can be fun. A college professor once said to me, "If it's presented in a gross, funny, obnoxious or entertaining way, you'll never forget it," and this is the teaching style that I have used successfully for years.

With my creative approaches to teaching, students will absorb lessons quickly and retain what they learn. I do not want students to simply "memorize" things - I teach so that they will be able to explain and expand upon facts or opinions that they will gain as they learn.

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Feb 2014 - Present
Maritime Museum of San Diego

Education staff in Living History Programs and Adventure/Explorer's Tours. I provide historical lessons to children, ages ranging from four to seventeen. The lessons vary from program to program, all focusing on maritime history and how the development of civilizations depend on the seas.

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Executive Assistsant
Apr 2012 - Aug 2013
Columbia University's Program on Peace-building and Rights

Event coordinator and communications director. Planed international and domestic travel for colleagues. Edited grant proposals, project applications, communications letters, and articles. Organized receipts and expense reports. Managed social media outreach. Worked hands on with members of the international community, ranging from ambassadors to victims of genocide.

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Mar 2012 - May 2013
St. John's University

The course was on the politics of ethnic neighborhoods in New York City. The course that I designed focused on the cooperation and interaction of multi-ethnic neighborhoods within New York City. The students read two books, one fiction the other non-fiction, which depicted life in NYC in the 1800s when the rise of immigration was at its peak. To teach the students further about the communities of which we spoke, we went on three field trips to bring the locations, cultures and experiences to life.

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Master of Arts, Government and Politics
Aug 2011 - May 2012
St. John's University
Baccalaureate of Arts, Government and Politics
Aug 2008 - May 2011
St. John's University


Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Domestic Violence Counselor
Sep 2013

Gate Keeper: at-Risk for University & College Faculty
Mar 2013
Gate Keeper

Course in identifying and addressing suicide at-risk students

International Law & Diplomacy
May 2012
St John's University

Intensive study in International Law


Excellence in Leadership
May 2011
Bridge the Gap, St John's University
Who's Who
May 2011
Whos's Who
Distinguished Student Leader Award
Apr 2011
St. John's University - Division of Student Affairs
Dean's List
Aug 2010
St John's University
Community Builder Award
May 2010
Bridge the Gap, St John's University
Inspirational Student of the Month
Jan 2008
Outstanding Academic Excellence
Apr 2005
President's Education Award Program

Photos & Videos

Two colleagues and myself, where we provided seminars on what steps could be taken toward building a more democratic Sudan.

At the Women's Refugee Commission NYC luncheon, Spring 2013.

Myself with Hawa Salih, the 2012 recipient of the Department of State International Women of Courage Award.
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