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Sharon P.

Gilbert, AZ


Desire to learn...and confidence in yourself are all you need!

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Background check passed as of 1/24/15
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— Faith, Mesa, AZ on 9/27/15

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Desert Baptist Bible College


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About Sharon

I have been an elementary teacher for 11 years; an elementary principal for 3 years. Prior to that, I worked in training and development for Honeywell. The combination of both of these positions has given me opportunities I never would have dreamed I was capable of doing.

I was always a shy, introverted student. When I had to stand up in front of my high school class and give a speech, I froze, couldn't remember a word, and ran off the stage crying. I was class valedictorian. I remember walking up on stage and going to join the choir. I do not remember saying a single word. My parents assured me I did. (I think they just said that to make me feel good!) When I worked at Honeywell, my boss decided I would be the training person for our department, requiring me to stand in front of very high level employees and teach them. I was petrified. The first time I trained, I knocked over all the equipment! It got better as I took feedback and learned a style that worked for me. Public speaking doesn't have to be terrifying and I speak from personal experience.

I use all that I have learned from each teaching experience to develop the best learning processes I can. Training taught me that people learn best from being actively involved in the learning process, and the more fun...the more learning!
I have been an elementary teacher for 11 years; an elementary principal for 3 years. Prior to that, I worked in training and development for Honeywell. The combination of both of these positions has given me opportunities I never would have dreamed I was capable of doing.

I was always a shy, introverted student. When I had to stand up
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Travels within 10 miles of Gilbert, AZ 85295
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor"

- Faith, Mesa, AZ on 9/27/15
Bible Studies, English,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Public Speaking
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have been teaching elementary for 11 years. We have used the A Beka curriculum, which is an advanced curriculum, that focuses on repetition and memorization.

I have taught 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade. We typically have 2 grades together, which increases the level of difficulty.

The subjects include Bible, Math, Language (English), Reading, Spelling, Handwriting, Science, Health, and History.

For the past 7 years, I have helped prepare students from 4th grade - 12th grade for Fine Arts competitions in which our students always place. We participate in drama, Bible teaching, spelling, chess, music, etc.

Elementary Math

I have taught elementary math for 10 years. I can teach place value, all levels of multiplying, dividing, and checking. I can teach casting out by nines (fun), rounding, estimating, Roman Numerals, metrics, averaging, story problems, divisibility rules (fun), fractions, basic geometry, basic algebra, converting temperatures, percents, and graphs.


I have been teaching English/grammar for over 30 years. I currently teach elementary school, but have also taught high school. I have taught a creative writing class at the college level. During my 15 years working for Honeywell, I helped many executives with company documents and wrote/typed many of their graduate-level papers.

Public Speaking

As a training and development specialist for Honeywell Int'l for 8 years, I was certified to teach and create many types of training. I specifically taught most soft skills training. To be certified by Honeywell, we went through train the trainer certification programs. I was certified in Total Quality Management, Leadership Training, FISH, Kolbe, Zenger-Miller, Six Sigma, Covey Time Management, etc.

We were required to be able to train any piece of the material, requiring us to be in front of machinists, engineers, administrative staff, or corporate leaders.

In addition, I was certified to be a trainer for training trainers.


I have taught elementary reading for more than 10 years. It is very apparent that good reading skills are necessary to succeed in all subjects and to pass state tests. Reading comprehension is the key. I have learned to utilize many tools and resources to assist children in developing their reading comprehension skills while making reading more fun and not seems so much like a chore.


I played high school volleyball all 4 years of high school. I was a "hitter" and had an awesome floating serve. I was team captain for 2 years and our team went to State finals my senior year. I was an "All Conference" player.

The summer before my senior year, I attended a volleyball camp at Ohio State University. Our instructors were members of the recent USA Olympics team (women).

Three years ago, I coached high school volleyball for the girls' team at the school at which I currently teach.

I would be an excellent instructor for a beginner to intermediate level player.


I have been writing since high school. I won awards in high school for poetry, stories, and other papers. I wrote my own speech for high school graduation. I wrote detailed work instructions for a few years in the aerospace industry that passed government and ISO certifications. In addition, I often wrote and rewrote papers and correspondence for managers, etc.

As a teacher for over 10 years, I have been teaching elelementary, high school, and college writing. I enjoy teaching research writing, as well as creative writing.

Desert Baptist Bible College


Desert Baptist Bible College

Great tutor — Sharon is patient and she is really good at grammar. She helps me a lot with my graduate application, and gave me suggestions with learning. ...

— Faith, Mesa, AZ on 9/27/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sharon will travel within 10 miles of Gilbert, AZ 85295.

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