My name is Sabrina Sarro and I am a creative, social-justice oriented, LMSW living in NYC. I have extensive experience working with youth, especially at-risk youth of color.
I studied Black Studies, Creative Writing, and Sociology at SUNY New Paltz. I was one of four in the entire school who won the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. I was in the Honor's Program at SUNY New Paltz and my creative writing was published in the school's literary magazine, "The Stonesthrow Review."
I graduated cum laude, at the top of my class, and then went on to receive my Master's in Social Work from Columbia University. Throughout that time, I attended four presitigous literary writing conferences/programs including the Bread Load Writer's Conference and the Yale Writers' Conference.
Throughout my undergraduate experience, I studied literature and Italian Art in Venice, Italy with Harvard University.
I currently work as a program coordinator at a high school in Jamaica, Queens and I also work as a part-time psychotherapist in the city. I am multi-facted, youthful, and eager to help folks learn and perfect their craft. I love to write and teach. I am fun-loving, hands-on, intersectional in my approach to teaching and learning, and really enjoy the usage of toys and props in my teaching.
I love working with youth, getting to know different people, and helping folks learn more about their learning style. I also love watching people grow and challenge themselves, especially in the context of academic and emotional development.
Sabrina is a very understanding and caring person. Aside from her tutoring my son, she always took the time to explain what she was working with my son before and after the session.
I begin with a comprehensive learning conversation that centers my student as the expert in how they learn best, and use projects and questions to ascertain what methods yield the best content absorption for them, as well as going over what methods or styles of learning they know they definitely do not respond to. After having that conversation, I move forward with my students.
I have been an educator for the past five years, and have a Master's in Social Work. I have been working in a school-setting for close to a year and am very familiar with the needs of youth, especially those who are low-income and face discrimination and inequity because of their socio-economic status.
I operate on a sliding scale, and am willing to negotiate with students. I treat every student on a case-by-case basis.
I taught English and Leadership Development at the Bank Street College of Education during the year of 2018. I automatically fell in love teaching. I have also taught women during the years of 2015/2016 at a social-justice summer program for youth of color.
I typically work with at risk, youth of color. But I am open and ready to work with students of any narrative and background.
I really enjoy NYC Community Schools Initative Forums, a forum where different mental health organizations come together and collaborative on resources that will benefit students.
I would advise a student to look for a teacher that is accessible, patient, and willing to accomdate the student and expose them to new learning methods and pathways.
I believe students should ask themselves if they have completely considered all angles of their current learning situation, and truly ask themselves if they need their learning method to be completely re-rerouted or if they can possibly find a vessel in the current system that might be helpful or that might work for them.
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