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$15/h
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Sara
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Vocabulary - English
  • ESL
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Listening comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
Levels
  • All Levels

SUNY New Paltz M.A. English graduate with three years of experience teaching writing composition to college students

Methodology

As a tutor and writing coach, I provide individuals with the necessary support and facilitation unique to each of their individual expression. My approach consists of helping my client find his or her voice as a writer and enhance the strength of that voice wherever it is needed.

Background

I’m a SUNY New Paltz English MA graduate with three years’ experience of teaching college-writing. I have worked with individuals with an array of abilities and skill sets, including learning disabilities and English language learners. I am also a certified writing tutor by the College Reading and Learning Association.

I’d be happy to:
-assist teens, college students and adults develop competent writing skills in school/college essays, emails, blogs, etc.
-help individuals develop confidence in themselves as a writer
-Facilitate brainstorming and writing development techniques unique to individual learner

We can work online or in-person--

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $15/h
Lessons offered by Sara
Individual
The lessons will be held
at her home
Taught subjects
  • Vocabulary - English
  • ESL
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Listening comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
Levels
  • All Levels

Sara's resume

Sara Vinciguerra
(concealed information)

Professional Profile:
• Experienced in the higher education sector with teaching and tutoring college-level writing.
• Aims to mentor students and clients in their development as avid writers and thinkers.
• Seasoned in developing academic curriculum and designing individual learning plans.
• Facilitates a holistic approach in mentoring students’ and clients’ unique abilities as a writer, by making connections between the “writer” and “individual.”
• Obtained skills pertaining to Microsoft office
• Strong work ethic dedicated to time management, effective organization and planning of appointments and creativity.

Education:
M.A., English, State University of New York at New Paltz, 2018
B.A., English, minor in Creative Writing, State University of New York at New Paltz., 2016

Professional Experience:
West Point Military Academy West Point, NY
Writing Fellow October 2020-present
• Hired by First Division Consulting to assist cadets one-on-one online with development of academic writing skills.
• Offer suggestions for self-editing, brainstorming, developing content and other areas of the writing process.
• Construct feedback form to the cadet’s instructor about each session

SUNY New Paltz English Department New Paltz, NY
Instructor August 2016-December 2019
• Instruct composition class of 23 first-year students to fulfill a general education requirement for college credit.
• Create and present an array of assignments, lesson plans and syllabus for course meeting twice per week.
• Enhance students’ writing and literacy skills through an assortment of in-class and out-of-class assignments such as constructing personal/reflective narrative essays, expository writings, creating credible arguments, and research skills.
• Develop students’ verbal communication skills through assigning oral presentations based around research-argument essays. Students present a 5 to 7 minute presentation in front of their peers, effectively discussing their thesis and referring to credible evidence to solidify their views.
• Hold two office hours per week, check in with struggling students, and use Blackboard to post assignment sheets, hand-outs, and PowerPoint slides containing class material from the day’s lesson.
• Track students’ attendance, grades and progress.

SUNY New Paltz Center for Student Success New Paltz, NY
Writing Consultant August 2016-May 2018
• Assisted college students one-on-one with development of academic writing skills through a variety of subjects.
• Aided in development of students’ writing processes by teaching effective brainstorming techniques, self-editing skills, and research methods.

Achievements:
Poem published in Lightwood online literary website April 2020
Poem published in Stonesthrow Review: SUNY New Paltz Literary Journal April 2016
Member of Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society April 2016


Certification:
College Reading and Learning Association Certified Tutor December 2017

Skills:
• Proficient in Microsoft Office’
• Effective written and oral communicator
• Efficient in analytical forms of interpretation and study

Current Projects:
Finding Charlie, a YA novel. Forthcoming, 2022.

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