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Shelly A.

Brooklyn, NY

$65/hr

English PhD with extensive reading/writing tutoring experience

Background check passed as of 9/17/14
Usually responds in about 1 hour

English PhD with extensive reading/writing tutoring experience

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I have a PhD in English Literature and over 15 years experience teaching college literature and writing courses; additionally, I have worked as a college writing tutor for undergraduate and graduate students on an array of topics. I enjoy teaching in a classroom setting, but love working one-on-one even more. I find it satisfying to work closely with individual students and witness their growing confidence and abilities as writers.

Because of my extensive experience, I have a real understanding of how challenging writing is for many; I also know how important it is to be able to communicate successfully through writing in school...and life. My goal is to help students realize their capabilities as writers and to focus on overcoming the various obstacles, including problematic writing patterns and habits, that prevent them from composing effective, stand-out written material.

Testimonials

"Great Instructor "

- Mohamed , Brooklyn, NY on 11/19/14

"Patient, Understanding, Helpful, Experienced"

- Ruth , New York, NY on 10/30/14
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS, Speech, TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, IELTS, MCAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Public Speaking

As a classroom instructor, I have learned to address an audience in an engaging and concise manner on a regular basis. I am able to convey this to students as a teacher and as one who regularly has to speak publicly. Prior to my academic career, I worked in media relations and regularly took part in television and radio interviews.

Writing

I have a PhD in English Literature and taught college writing (and literature) classes for over ten years. Currently, I work as an in-house writing tutor for undergraduate and graduate students at St. Joseph's college in Brooklyn, but enjoy working one-one-one with students of all ages. Additionally, I volunteer as a book group organizer at an elementary school, helping 4th and 5th grade students read and analyze books with the aim to help them become stronger critical readers--and to become as passionate about books as I am!

University of Michigan
English
University of Illinois at Chicago
Master's
Stony Brook University
PhD

Education

University of Michigan (English)

University of Illinois at Chicago (Master's)

Stony Brook University (PhD)

Great Instructor — I met Shelly quickly for one time, but she made a difference in my life. My paper was due in a few days so it was my fault that I contacted her at the last minute. She read my master's paper and she put me on the right track by guiding me to pick up a clear and straightforward thesis. Not only that, she followed up on my work with a plan for my paper even though she knew that I couldn't schedule a ...

— Mohamed , Brooklyn, NY on 11/19/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shelly will travel within 5 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11215.


About Shelly

I have a PhD in English Literature and over 15 years experience teaching college literature and writing courses; additionally, I have worked as a college writing tutor for undergraduate and graduate students on an array of topics. I enjoy teaching in a classroom setting, but love working one-on-one even more. I find it satisfying to work closely with individual students and witness their growing confidence and abilities as writers.

Because of my extensive experience, I have a real understanding of how challenging writing is for many; I also know how important it is to be able to communicate successfully through writing in school...and life. My goal is to help students realize their capabilities as writers and to focus on overcoming the various obstacles, including problematic writing patterns and habits, that prevent them from composing effective, stand-out written material.

Testimonials

"Great Instructor "

- Mohamed , Brooklyn, NY on 11/19/14

"Patient, Understanding, Helpful, Experienced"

- Ruth , New York, NY on 10/30/14
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Education

University of Michigan
English
University of Illinois at Chicago
Master's
Stony Brook University
PhD

Education

University of Michigan (English)

University of Illinois at Chicago (Master's)

Stony Brook University (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11215

Shelly’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS, Speech, TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, IELTS, MCAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Shelly A.

Shelly A. passed a background check on 9/17/14. The check was ordered by Shelly through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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