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Sharon S.

Redondo Beach, CA

$50/hour

Sharon is an experienced teacher in language arts.

Background check passed as of 11/11/14
5.0 average from 6 ratings
Sharon is an extremely knowledgeable tutor
— MIrta, Torrance, CA on 5/19/16

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California State University in Los Angeles
English
California State University in Los Angeles
Master's

Education

California State University in Los Angeles (English)

California State University in Los Angeles (Master's)

About Sharon

Hi, my name is Sharon, and I am an experienced teacher. I have taught elementary, middle, and high school students. My subject strength is the language arts. I am patient and friendly, but I also have high expectations for all my students. I believe that with the right teacher or tutor, any student can learn as long as he/she is motivated. I also have a talent for motivating students who are frustrated and have lost confidence in themselves. With my husband, an educator too, I have created and developed a critical-creative thinking curricula, which has been used in several schools in Los Angeles. I believe it is important for students to understand the meaning of what they are learning instead of just memorizing.

I have a BA in English with a minor in Spanish; I also have all my Master's credits in English. I have a teaching credential for K-9th grades in Multiple Subjects, but it is expired. I also have an English as a Second Language credential from Arkansas, also expired. I also had a Single Subject license for teaching Language Arts. I have excellent English grammar, usage, and writing skills.

I can send you copies of my degrees and licenses, plus references upon request.
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Sharon S.
Hi, my name is Sharon, and I am an experienced teacher. I have taught elementary, middle, and high school students. My subject strength is the language arts. I am patient and friendly, but I also have high expectations for all my students. I believe that with the right teacher or tutor, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Background Check: Passed

"Sharon is an extremely knowledgeable tutor"

- MIrta, Torrance, CA on 5/19/16

"Very reliable, considerate teacher!"

- Yumi, Redondo Beach, CA on 11/12/15

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Monique, Hermosa Beach, CA on 4/26/14
Math:
Elementary Math
Art:
Theatre
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, CBEST, GED, GRE, ISEE,
Praxis, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, TOEFL
History:
American History, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Autism, Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

My teaching credential certifies me to teach pre-school through sixth grade. I have taught every grade from kindergarten through sixth grade. Fifteen of my teaching years were spent in elementary grades. During that experience I developed a beginning reading program, a critical-creative thinking curriculum for children, and a CST preparation studybook for elementary grades. I am more than competent to teach elementary school subjects.

ISEE

I am qualified to teach students preparation for the ISEE. I studied the ISEE exam for six months, and then I wrote my own test preparation program.
I have worked with students who were taking the ISEE to enter the eighth grade, and other students taking it to enter private high schools. They all passed the exam. I have a BA in English with a minor in Spanish; I also have all my Master's credits in English. I had a teaching credential for K-9th grades in Multiple Subjects.

Phonics

I have used the phonics method to teach reading to students in elementary through high school. I am familiar with the phonics method used in Open Court textbooks, Treasures, and English as a Second Language.

With the help of my husband, also an educator, I designed a Beginning Reading program with phonics as the foundation. I am confident I could teach any level of phonics to improve reading fluency and comprehension.

Study Skills

I have taught each of the grades in elementary, middle, and high school. During those years I developed study methods for individuals and classes. I taught students how to organize their materials, structure their time, and study efficiently and effectively.
I also wrote a preparation studybook for the CST (California State Test).

California State University in Los Angeles
English
California State University in Los Angeles
Master's

Education

California State University in Los Angeles (English)

California State University in Los Angeles (Master's)

Sharon is an extremely knowledgeable tutor — Sharon is a great, patient Tutor. My son really likes interacting with her and she definitely knows how to get the best out of him. During the first session, she performed an assessment to pin point his needs and areas that need improvement. As a former 4th/5th grade teacher, she has a supreme knowledge of the English curriculum and mechanics of English language. I highly recommend her. ...

— MIrta, Torrance, CA on 5/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sharon will travel within 10 miles of Redondo Beach, CA 90277.