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Sheila C.

Retired Teacher Loves to Tutor! Physics / AP Physics / College

Retired Teacher Loves to Tutor! Physics / AP Physics / College

$50/hour

  • 978 hours tutoring

About Sheila


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I'm a patient, friendly, and very effective tutor for Physics, AP Physics, and College General Physics - with skills and instincts polished over 20+ years of teaching. It's heartwarming to help struggling students and to see them light up as they understand concepts, master skills, and re-gain confidence.

When you choose a tutor, real teaching experience matters! Quality tutoring is more than homework help - it's finding the "missing piece" and re-building understanding and skills -...

I'm a patient, friendly, and very effective tutor for Physics, AP Physics, and College General Physics - with skills and instincts polished over 20+ years of teaching. It's heartwarming to help struggling students and to see them light up as they understand concepts, master skills, and re-gain confidence.

When you choose a tutor, real teaching experience matters! Quality tutoring is more than homework help - it's finding the "missing piece" and re-building understanding and skills - that's where nothing can match classroom teaching experience.

I'm a retired physics and sometimes-chemistry teacher with a BS in Physics, an MS in Biology, and advanced certifications as a Science Specialist and in Cognitive Studies. I was named the Connecticut Distinguished Physics Teacher by the American Physical Society and am a Past President of the New England Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers. For ten years I was also a Physics Teaching Resource Agent - providing National Science Foundation-sponsored workshops for physics teachers around the country.

Bottom line: I'm really good at what I do and I'd love to help you or your child!


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Central Connecticut State University
Physics
University of Michigan
Masters
The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Physics

I taught Physics at the Honors, College-bound, and General levels for over 25 years, along with teaching AP Physics for a number of years and teaching General Physics at the University of New Haven. I was named Distinguished Physics Teacher for the State of Connecticut on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the American Physical Society. For ten years I was also active as a Physics Teaching Resource Agent - giving workshops and other forms of support to physics teachers in various locations in the United States. Most of all, I love helping kids to learn physics and do so in a calm, supportive way - what's most heartwarming is to help them feel differently and better about the subject and themselves.

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Physics

Physics

I taught Physics at the Honors, College-bound, and General levels for over 25 years, along with teaching AP Physics for a number of years and teaching General Physics at the University of New Haven. I was named Distinguished Physics Teacher for the State of Connecticut on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the American Physical Society. For ten years I was also active as a Physics Teaching Resource Agent - giving workshops and other forms of support to physics teachers in various locations in the United States. Most of all, I love helping kids to learn physics and do so in a calm, supportive way - what's most heartwarming is to help them feel differently and better about the subject and themselves.

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Physics

Physics

I taught Physics at the Honors, College-bound, and General levels for over 25 years, along with teaching AP Physics for a number of years and teaching General Physics at the University of New Haven. I was named Distinguished Physics Teacher for the State of Connecticut on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the American Physical Society. For ten years I was also active as a Physics Teaching Resource Agent - giving workshops and other forms of support to physics teachers in various locations in the United States. Most of all, I love helping kids to learn physics and do so in a calm, supportive way - what's most heartwarming is to help them feel differently and better about the subject and themselves.

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Physics

Physics

I taught Physics at the Honors, College-bound, and General levels for over 25 years, along with teaching AP Physics for a number of years and teaching General Physics at the University of New Haven. I was named Distinguished Physics Teacher for the State of Connecticut on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the American Physical Society. For ten years I was also active as a Physics Teaching Resource Agent - giving workshops and other forms of support to physics teachers in various locations in the United States. Most of all, I love helping kids to learn physics and do so in a calm, supportive way - what's most heartwarming is to help them feel differently and better about the subject and themselves.

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Physics

Physics

I taught Physics at the Honors, College-bound, and General levels for over 25 years, along with teaching AP Physics for a number of years and teaching General Physics at the University of New Haven. I was named Distinguished Physics Teacher for the State of Connecticut on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the American Physical Society. For ten years I was also active as a Physics Teaching Resource Agent - giving workshops and other forms of support to physics teachers in various locations in the United States. Most of all, I love helping kids to learn physics and do so in a calm, supportive way - what's most heartwarming is to help them feel differently and better about the subject and themselves.

Examples of Expertise


Sheila has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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What a knowledgeable and engaging tutor.

Shiela was very patient and helpful. She addressed my specific needs and concerns. Shiela prepared a thoughtful lesson based on the work samples I forwarded to her.

John, 10 lessons with Sheila

excellent review

Sheila not only helped with problems but helped teach the concepts behind these problems so it will carry over more throughout the physics course. Very patient and positive!

Teri, 2 lessons with Sheila

Amazing Tutor for AP Physics

My Sophomore daughter is taking AP Physics as her first Physics class. Due to remote learning, her time with her teacher has been reduced to 70 minutes a week compared to 185 minutes in a normal year. All of this adds up to her having a hard time with a class for the first time in her life. My daughter has been working with Sheila for 3 months now and her experience with Physics has totally changed. Sheila completely fills in the gaps that she is not learning in class and gives my daughter the knowledge and confidence to excel in her testing. Sheila will break down the problems and teach my daughter at the base level and then my daughter is able to figure out the problems that she was previously stuck on. We feel privileged to have found Sheila and highly recommend her. In a less than ideal school year, Sheila has ensured that my daughter has a good experience in a hard class.

Christie, 17 lessons with Sheila

Physics tutoring

Physics tutoring for my 16 year old daughter was great. My daughter was more comfortable with the topic. Ms Sheila gave a lot of helpful tips. I recommend her to anyone who is having trouble with physics.

Rumana, 1 lesson with Sheila

Realky helped with AP Physics

My son, who is 17 years old, really enjoyed his first lesson with her. He's really struggling in AP Physics and it's coming up on midterms. He felt much more confident after just one lesson. Will definitely do more.

John, 2 lessons with Sheila

Excellent Tutor

My daughter has gained so much from Sheila. So glad we found her. She is very accommodating and knowledgeable. I would recommend Sheila for anyone having challenges with physics.

Lucy, 2 lessons with Sheila
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Lucy.

What a knowledgeable and engaging tutor.

Shiela was very patient and helpful. She addressed my specific needs and concerns. Shiela prepared a thoughtful lesson based on the work samples I forwarded to her.

John, 10 lessons with Sheila
Tutor responded:

Thank you, John.

5 Star Physics Tutor

Sheila is great at teaching Physics. She is knowledgeable, approachable, methodical, and a great job teaching my high schoolers AP Physics 1. Highly recommended!

Kumar, 2 lessons with Sheila
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much - it's a pleasure to work with your children :-)

Excellent teaching ability

Sheila did a wonderful job helping my son prepare for his test in two days and gave him tools for success going forward. We will definitely schedule again. Thank you so much!

Sheridan, 1 lesson with Sheila
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much, Sheridan.

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