My son would easily classify as a “challenging” pupil given very severe ADHD and executive functioning issues, and Sarah handled these circumstances like the seasoned professional I now know her to be.
Noodle Pro Sarah Sirota has been tutoring for 12 years. Sarah helped two siblings prepare for the SAT and ACT, and stepped in to work at The Town School when needed.
“I’ve had the pleasure to know Sarah for five years now — my first interaction was when she came highly recommended as an SAT tutor for my son during his junior year at high school here in New York. The reference came from a close family friend for whom Sarah had tutored each of their three children with their college testing preparation.
In the year that Sarah worked with my son it became clear that he needed pretty substantial help above and beyond just the SAT prep, particularly regarding his Algebra 2 course work, and Sarah ably counseled him all the way through that course while also prepping him for the SAT.
When my daughter then reached her junior year last fall we did not hesitate to once again hire Sarah for ACT preparation. I will say unhesitatingly that Sarah was diligent, intelligent, strategic, and perhaps most of all delightful to work with and always personable and exceptionally patient — my son would easily classify as a “challenging” pupil given very severe ADHD and executive functioning issues, and Sarah handled these circumstances like the seasoned professional I now know her to be.
In addition, Sarah joined me as a colleague at The Town School in the spring of 2015 when one of my fellow teachers went on an unannounced and unexpected leave of absence for the final months of the school year, and Sarah jumped in and taught four classes of seventh and eighth grade English and History with very little notice. She was a complete success in this regard, earning deserving praise from students, parents, and colleagues alike for the speed with which she picked up the curriculum, the ease with which she settled into the culture of the school, and the immediate impact she had on the students.
In sum, I recommend Sarah with the highest enthusiasm and support; she will be an exceptionally valued colleague in your organization from her first day on the job, I have no doubt whatsoever. I would work with her again at the drop of a dime, as I know each my colleagues here at Town would as well.”