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Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science and a Master of Education from the MOSAIC program at the University of Pittsburgh, where she concentrated on social studies and special education.

After earning her M.Ed., Sarah taught social studies to 12th graders in a town outside of Baton Rouge, LA, followed by teaching 9th graders in Houston, TX. In these roles, Sarah taught Civics, AP US Government, and AP Human Geography. Despite becoming a general education teacher, Sarah still used the skills she learned from the special education portion of her education and remained interested in the field.

Sarah has returned to the University of Pittsburgh and is currently a third-year Ph.D. candidate in the Urban Special Education Scholars program. Her research focuses on several topics, including: (1) the inclusion of students with disabilities in AP classes, (2) how to improve Special Education teacher retention rates, and (3) writing interventions designed to help students with disabilities.

As a tutor, Sarah specializes in the following subjects and skills: Social Studies, English, Writing College Application Essays, and Executive Function Skills such as Organization and Time Management.

Sarah DeMaria


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