Using afterschool time can be an effective way for children to boost academic skills and build a foundation for success. For many children, learning to read and write well can be quite challenging. Our high quality afterschool and holiday programs focus on teaching literacy skills and providing guided practice of the skills. Children learn from excellent instruction tailored to their needs and from ongoing assessment to determine where improvement is needed.
I was born and raised in the United States, and have a bachelor’s degree in French, a credential to teach English as a foreign language from Georgetown University, and a master’s degree from the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. I am passionate about encouraging and supporting children reach their full potential. After finishing my studies, I worked as a behavioral health consultant to primary schools in San Francisco for over 10 years, and wrote articles for the local newspaper about children's social-emotional and academic development. In 2012 I moved my consulting practice to Paris, where I also taught literacy in international primary schools.
Currently, I live in Mauritius with my husband and daughter, and have found that explicit instruction in reading comprehension, narrative writing, and spelling patterns at the primary level is undervalued. As a result, I decided to delve into the research about best practices of literacy instruction. I started Whiz Kids Mauritius to give my students the most powerful instruction in order for them to be engaged, purposeful, and strategic readers and writers. I conduct literacy workshops for children ages 5-11 in Moka, as well as online, and I volunteer for the Traveling Library of the U.S. Embassy. Recently, I was chosen to lead writing workshops for local primary school teachers at the annual English Language Learning and Teaching (ELLT) conference hosted by the U.S. Embassy.
Hi! I'm Sara!