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Sharon J.

Certified Experienced Elementary Education Tutor/Reading Specialist

Fort Lauderdale, FL (33331)

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I am a Certified Experienced Elementary Education Tutor &Teacher who specializes in Remedial Skills and Individualizing Programs to meet each of my student's individual needs. I am also a Reading Specialist so I have had extra extensive training in diagnosing reading problems and using special techniques to correct them. I have taught many of my students as well as some of their parents how to speak, write, and read English more fluently. I also Tutor high school students who are preparing for their upcoming SAT/ACT Tests or GED Test.

My Motto Is: "Catch Up, Keep Up, or Get Ahead!"

I work closely with you and your child's teacher(s) to come up with a plan that will benefit them the most. My students and parents always show me how much they appreciate all the extra time and effort I put into the lessons I provide. I hear comments like Ms. Sharon explains things so that it makes sense to me, or she really helped me study for my science test and now I understand the information. Thank-you for showing Johnny how to figure out the cause and effect in his reading assignments. This is why I Tutor to help these students out with these problems so that when they are in the classroom things aren't so difficult for them. Every student is an individual and each brings their own criteria of what needs to be worked on and that is the beauty of it they get to have me work on the skill or skills that they want their child to have and know that with me that is the professional way their child will be treated.

Being able to work with a student individually with all of the focus on them, making them the center of attention, gives them a good feeling. When they feel good about themselves this translates into making them be able to learn and concentrate on just what they need.

I have experience with tutoring in all of the academic areas plus FCAT PREP for all grades K-6. I have for use all of the Broward County School textbooks plus lots of additional supplemental materials. I have materials available to practice in preparation for the FCAT Test in all of the grade Levels from grade 3-8. I administer and go over actual test questions that will appear on the test. I teach them good test taking strategies plus preparing mentally for the Test. If it is tutoring for everyday subject material or getting ready for the big FCAT test I work to make the student feel good about themselves whether they are being remediated or just working appropriately where they should be. Every child is an individual and they deserve that opportunity when they are being Tutored during my sessions with me.

I feel very happy that a parent is willing to compensate their child's education with Tutoring and I expect and give you the total hour for the session. Your child works for the entirety of the Lesson. Knowing that I want your dollars spent to be worthwhile for you and your child's benefit. I have References available if you wish to find out how Parents and Students present and past feel about my services.

By offering your child the opportunity to have a tutor you are making their academic journey an easier one for them.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss your child's concerns.

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Sharon’s subjects

SAT Math
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar


During my teaching and tutoring career in the classroom and individually I have had the opportunity to work with children with ADD/ADHD. I am well aware of the challenges they face. I work with each child as an individual finding the teaching techniques that work best with each student, and then capitalize on them. Always working with positive feedback. I have the ability to switch from one subject to another in a scheduled format for the benefit of the student. I work on focusing techniques and following directions, which are a very important part of their learning curve.


I am a certified, experienced, elementary education tutor. I have had the opportunity in my teaching and tutoring experiences to teach some students of mine who were classified as dyslexic. I have used a lot of tactile and formulation skills that have helped with many of the reversal problems. Using liners and blocking off information when they are reading. Such things as following with their fingers for eye-hand coordination. A lot of following lines and pattern copying. These are all techniques that work well with this type of learner. Some are not able to learn through the phonetic reading approach and for those I use a DISTAR Reading Program that has worked well in some cases.

Elementary (K-6th)

Certified Elementary Education Tescher
BSED Ohio University 1974

Certified to Teach Grades K-6

Reciprocated to Florida in 1976

I have many years experience in the classroom and individually Teaching all Grades K-6. I have taught from Pre-Reading Skills to Remedial Phonetic and Comprehension Skills for the Upper Elementary Grades. I have taught Pre-Number Skills to Remedial Math. Fact Drills and Problem Solving Techniques and all of the other required Math. Concepts the Upper Elementary Grades need. I have taught Pre-Sentence Writing to composing Narrative and Expository Stories in the Upper Elementary Grades. Worked on useful Spelling patterns. Helped the Students with Homework and Studying for Tests in Science and Social Studies. Starting in January, every year, I start Tutoring for FCAT PREP, for any students who parents want it for their children.


I have had the opportunity to learn techniques that have qualified me to work with students that have fine motor difficulty and/or sight issues that cause them to have difficulty forming their letters correctly. Through these various techniques that I use I have seen my students succeed with a lot of encouragement and repetition.


For my Elementary Education Degree I was required to take a Phonics course which proved to be one of my most resourceful classes in college. Not only did I get to learn all of the phonetic rules and the consecutive order of teaching them. I also got to see firsthand in a demonstrating teaching school the methods taught and used. I have found throughout my Teaching and Tutoring careers that a student that is able to learn reading by the Phonetic approach has a better knowledge of attacking words all throughout their lives.

Social Studies

In order for me to get my BSED degree, I needed to take a course in Social Studies that covered various areas of studying that children in elementary school are required to be taught in the field. When I taught in Ohio, I also was given all the information about the State of Ohio's history. Then coming to Florida I was given all the information about the State of Florida. Though it is a subject that keeps evolving and growing each year with new facts and events that need to be incorporated when needed for the time area you are teaching.

Study Skills

I have been teaching and tutoring for many years and I have always incorporated Study Skills into my teaching. I feel that it is a very important aspect of a child's learning journey to be able to find a way or different ways that work best when it comes to studying. For some it might be outlining, note cards with the question on one side and the answer on the other side. Writing it down and repeating it to someone. Using letters or something to represent things in a series that they need to memorize. Whatever works best with each student that is the method or methods that should be repeated, because it shows that they feel comfortable with them and will make the outcome easier for their success. I teach the child how to actually outline a chapter so that they can review it for a test. How to pick out key vocabulary and other key points such as dates, places and people and correspond them to definitions or short sentences or phrases that will help them for studying purposes. How to write down and then repeat and memorize information for preparing for a test. Practicing asking and answering questions in both modes works well, also. A lot of this was introduced to me in my teaching methods courses and also through experience with my teaching and tutoring careers.

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Ohio University, Athens

BSED (Graduate Coursework)

Very Patient — Sharon was very nice and patient with my kid. She really took her time teaching the rules of phonics and showed her little tricks to remember the rules. ...

— Gigi from Fort Lauderdale, FL on 10/7/14

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Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

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Sharon will travel within 15 miles of Fort Lauderdale, FL 33331.

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