Experienced writing and study skills tutor

After thirty-seven years of teaching English, heading middle schools, and working with students one-on-one, I am embarking on a new chapter to spend more time being a writer. In addition, I look forward to continuing to help and build relationships with young people as a tutor, an important component of my teaching career. Please look through my resume below for more detailed information.

Work experience:

I have taught English in grades six through twelve in public and private schools and worked individually with students ages twelve to twenty-two for the last thirty-seven years. I help students with general study skills, writing, college essays, grammar, organization, time management, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and test-studying/taking strategies.

Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, MA     1989-2015

  • 2014 Vernon L. Greene Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Developed & taught English via Latin 7th grade program
  • Taught English in seventh, eighth, ninth, and twelfth grades
  • Initiated interdisciplinary and study skills curriculum
  • In-house study skills and writing teacher

The Athenian School, Danville, CA     Head of Middle School/English teacher                      1986-1989

Kent Denver School, Denver, CO        Acting Head of Middle School/English teacher          1985-1986

The Derryfield School, Manchester, NH  Coordinator of Middle School/English teacher         1979-84

Mount Ararat Middle and High School, Topsham, ME   English teacher    1977-1979

Education      

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA        EdM. 1985

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME             A.B. 1977

Additional Writing/Academic Experience

  • Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference
  • University of California, Berkeley, Bay Area Writing Project
  • Favorite Poem Project: The Summer Poetry Institute, Boston College with Robert Pinsky

Published  poems

Chapbook: Notes From a Nomad

Full-length book: The Human Contract

and in Bloodroot Literary Magazine, Comstock Review, Broken  Bridge Review, Zeugma Magazine, Senior Times, Mothering Magazine, West Trade Review, The Main Street Rag, Mothers Always Write among other magazines and anthologies.

Poetry & Prose Judge

Poetry, creative prose, and analysis contests for From the Bow Seat – 2015 & 2016

Service and Travel Experience

Travel and service with over 200 students: 2005 through 2014 – South Africa, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, and New Orleans

Sabbatical travel and service: 2000 and 2015  – visiting over twenty countries and working with schools and NGOs in Europe, Asia, and Africa

For more information:

email: sarah_snyder@nobles.edu

call: 617.872.5615 or 802.295.2280

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7 thoughts on “Experienced writing and study skills tutor

  1. Hi, Sarah,

    I live in Wellesley, we have a group of parents who are very interested in finding great resources in writing. The above email and phone numbers can reach you, right? Thanks.

    Connie
    6178171150

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      • Hi, Sarah,
        I am Connie Su, Grace’s mom. She is currently taking Sunday critical reading class with you and loves it. Thank you very much! My email address is lisue66@gmail.com, cell phone is 617-817-1150. I am the organizer of the Asian American middle and high school parents group in Wellesley. I believe that we have strong interest to invite you to our area share your talents and experience with us. Let’s discuss it whenever it is convenient for you. Thanks a lot.

        Connie

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      • They were waiting there at dawn:
        the angel baby faces of the children that could have been.
        History is people, so the world that could have been, would have been, clustered by unique combinations.
        A surprising variety appearing, given the common roots.
        But ours were in the front,
        calm, piercing gazes.
        All with the same question, but none as absolutely held as theirs.
        questioning the compromising, the knowing how the fates turn,
        Countering with the sometimes power of resolve,
        and then again, of an outcome overwhelming the odds and risks.

        (from a recurring dream sequence, with apologies for surfacing the things we’re supposed to not admit)

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