I offer fun memory tricks to help students succeed, especially with regards to essay formatting. A typical class would include a short writing activity, followed by proofreading the piece together, in order for the student to reach conclusions about their work independently. This ensures that the student truly understands the subject material. I want the students to come away from class with a love for learning and the writing process, as opposed to stressing about the grade obtained from their work.
Sara is one of our best teachers. A high quality profile, verified qualifications, quick response rate and loved by students!
I am currently a performance creation and research in York University's Honours BA in Theatre. Here, I won the Kondor Fine Arts Award as well as the President's Award for Creative Writing, in the Best Stageplay category. I have published two essays in York's student academic journals I have a Cegep Degree in Liberal Arts, and have worked as an English Tutor at John Abbott College's Writing Centre and as a private tutor for high school students. . Additionally, I have published short stories, poems, and articles in the John Abbott literary journal, and have an Honors Certificate in English from the college.
Seeing as I have a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), my rates have now increased accordingly.
Creative, considerate team player with experience as an English tutor at the high school, collegial, and university level, as well as five years of experience as a children’s dance teacher. Motivational, caring mentor who builds rapport and positively encourages students to take pride in their work. Sara’s goal is to foster a love of learning in all of her students, helping them build confidence in their abilities.
Research Assistant 09/2020-current
Prepared research material for Professor Marlis Schweitzer as part of her project "Performing Phrenology".
Dance Instructor and Choreographer 09/2019 - 09/2020
Tandem Dance Studios - Toronto, ON
Lead Summer School Teacher 07/2019-08/2019
Global Steps Academy - Chiyoda, Japan
Taught students in Grades 3-6 in English, Math, Science, and Art, with a five minute oral presentation for their parents at the end of each week.
Students gained confidence in their English language abilities, as well as teamwork skills.
Followed and adapted lesson plans in order to suit the needs of individual students, at various levels in their English language training.
Provided individual focus to students while maintaining a fun atmosphere in order to increase a love of learning and interest in multiculturalism.
Dance Instructor and Choreographer 09/2015 - 08/2020
Sheila Parkins Academy of Dance and Music — Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC
Trained students ages 3-12, with particular focus on ballet, tap, jazz, and musical theatre, in preparation for a year end showcase. Students gained confidence, a passion for dance, as well as technical and artistic skills.
Created the school’s first recreational musical theatre program in order to make this style more accessible to younger students.
Worked in a team environment to uphold quality and continuity of service to all families, and gained positive feedback from parents for creating a welcoming space.
Executed weekly lesson plans for eight classes, which resulted in organized, efficient use of time to ensure goal achievement.
Managed backstage area during performances to ensure the year end showcase functioned smoothly.
Organized art activities as well as dance history lessons for Spring and Summer Camps, which provided students with much needed rest throughout the long camp days.
Honours Bachelor of Arts in Theatre: Performance Creation and Research 2018- 2021
Specialization in dramaturgy
York University, Toronto, Ontario
Winner of the York University President's Creative Writing Award: Best stageplay
Winner of the Kondor Fine Arts Award
Open Musical Theatre instructor with York Lions Dance club
Published essay in Art on Paper, York University’s Art, Media, Performance, Design Journal; “Choreographing Dreams: The Evolution of the Dream Ballet in Movie Musicals” (2020)
Published an essay in The Oracle, York University’s Philosophy Undergraduate Journal; “More Human than Human: A Philosophical Exploration of Artificial Intelligence” (2020)
Achieved Dean’s List Honour Roll and Continuing Student Scholarship (2019, 2020)
CIBPA Meritorious Bursary Winner (2019,2020)
Choreographer for Vanier College Productions’ My Favorite Year (2019)
Diplôme d'études collégiales in Liberal Arts 2015-2017
John Abbott College, Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue, QC
Awarded English Honours Certificate (portfolio-based, with above 85% average in four English classes).
Graduated in the top 10% of the Liberal Arts program, and awarded the CIBPA Meritorious Academic Bursary.
Received the Women Studies, and Peace and Social Justice Studies Certificates.
Published poems and short stories in student literary journal, Locus, at John Abbott College (2015-2018)
TEFL Certified (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) provided by PremierTEFL (2020)
Teaching English Online course completion by PremierTEFL (2020)
Standard First Aid (Issued by the Canadian Lifesaving Society, exp. May 2021)
DELF: Diplôme d’Études en langue française
ADAPT certified (Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers)
Perfect! Sara is a great teacher. She is patient and very compassionate. She sculpts her lessons around her student to create unique study environment. Her lessons are understandable, yet challenges the student to learn new things. She has motivated Asmaa to start reading more, and to not give up if she reaches difficulties.
Asmaa is keen to improve her reading skills. As the lesson went on, she gained confidence, which was great to see. While she hesitates when reading aloud and struggles sometimes with pronunciation and fluidity, her level of comprehension meets expectations. We will keep working on gaining confidence in reading skills, but the fact that she understands and distills information clearly is definitely positive! I look forward to continuing our lessons together.
Perfect! Sara is a great essay writing tutor. With her extended experience, she finds out my son’s weak points right away and start working on how to improve them effectively. She is very friends and easy to communicate. My son really enjoyed her lesson.
Naomi's son Senan is a great student! He is courteous and engaged during lessons. He picks up new material quickly. He has excellent reading comprehension skills and is able to distill information from excerpts in his own words and writing very well. Now, we will work on generating ideas, free-writing, and paragraph prompts to help encourage him to write fuller, more detailed paragraphs. While Senan expresses interest during lesson time, we will continue to foster a love of reading and writing together so that he can continue these skills outside of the classroom.
Perfect! Sara is very patient and professional tutor. Good to study with. Highly recommended!!
Alex is very attentive during our video lessons. He is engaged and asks for clarification when needed. We will continue to work on ways to find connection and flow within his writing, but I am already seeing improvement based on the feedback I have given him. Great work, Alex! I look forward to reading more of your writing!
Perfect! Well organized and easy to understand
Fely is very eager to learn. She is passionate about her career path, and is willing to put in hard work in order to achieve her goals. She asks great clarifying questions, and makes sure that she understands before moving on to the next point. Fely can keep working on understanding essay structures and how to formulate her own thesis statements to ensure that they argue something. Overall, I am very happy with our time spent together and wish her all the best in her future studies!
Perfect! Thank you
Hyorin is very dedicated to improving her English language abilities. We worked on Conversational English as well as some grammar exercises for adjectives. Hyorin is an eager learner, and we had great conversations together. I look forward to more lessons with this young learner (and big Harry Potter fan!).
Sara cares deeply about the topics being discussed and when tutoring will often go above and beyond to help others understand. I went into one of her sessions not feeling very confident about an upcoming test but, with her help I felt prepared for it after our session. Overall, Sara is very kind and will go at a pace to allow all her students to understand the information thoroughly. I strongly recomend.
Sara is such a great tutor and goes the extra mile to make sure you understand the content. She is patient and well educated. So grateful for her help!!!
Sara gave excellent notes and help with an upcoming theatre exam. She is friendly and kind and knows her stuff! An awesome help!
Sara is very helpful and can explain course material clearly and affectivly. She also makes sure you’re satisfied and you leave with a better understanding of what you need to know and prepare for.
She is very easy to talk with and provides the best information possible. She is always on time and super reliable.
Sara is an amazing writer. I have read many of her creative stories and they were all beautiful and well written. She is also very kind and respectful.
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