The Mindful Student: Academic Coaching

Quality one-on-one tutoring with an experienced Advanced Placement teacher AND personalized support and guidance from a certified youth mindfulness instructor.

Content Area Tutoring

Sarah Rudell Beach is an experienced educator, with 20 years of service in education, including 17 years teaching social studies at Wayzata High School. She primarily taught AP European History, and served for many years as a Reader for the AP European History Examination.

Sarah earned her B.A. in Historysumma cum laude, from Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and her Master’s Degree in Social Studies Education from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is also a Mindful Schools Certified Instructor and has extensive experience teaching study skills, time management, reading and writing strategies, and stress management to adolescents.

Sarah is available for in-person, one-on-one tutoring for high school students in the Minneapolis area. Her social studies content area specialties include:

AP European History

Civics and Government

Psychology/AP Psychology

US and World History

As an experienced Advanced Placement teacher and essay reader, Sarah can help your child with the rigor of AP courses and assist with exam preparation.

Any content-focused tutoring sessions can be combined with mindfulness practice and/or academic skills tutoring (see below).

Academic Skills Tutoring

Academic skills tutoring can focus on any (or all!) of the following:


Study Skills


Writing (Including College Essay Writing)

Test Anxiety

Mindfulness and Stress Management

To be successful academically, students need to know how to focus their attention and manage their stress — but many teens haven’t learned these important life skills. As a high school teacher, I often worked with students who had great academic talents, but struggled with study skills, experienced school-related anxiety, or had difficulty concentrating.

My signature program “The Mindful Student” is an innovative one-on-one tutoring program that combines mindfulness practiceand study skills instruction for students in grades 9-12. It is especially helpful for students transitioning to high schoolor beginning to take advanced courses. It is also beneficial for students who experience school-related stress and test anxiety

In The Mindful Student, students will learn:

Study skills and strategies based on the latest research in learning and cognition — topics include:

  • Managing time (and how to stop procrastinating)
  • Studying efficiently (working smarter, not harder)
  • Reading challenging texts
  • Preparing for, and taking, tests
  • Making study groups effective

Mindfulness practices to develop greater concentration and focus, and healthy habits of mind — topics include:

  • Mindful breathing and mindful awareness strategies
  • Managing stress and anxiety
  • Finding balance
  • Dealing with test anxiety
  • Developing a growth mindset

Interested in Academic Tutoring?

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