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Sheila C.

West Hartford, CT

$65/hour

Patient, Friendly, Effective Science and Math Tutor 7-12

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 10/2/09
4.9 average from 74 ratings
Proficient, committed and very understanding of the child specific needs!
— Craig, West Hartford, CT on 7/9/15

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Central Connecticut State University
Physics
University of Michigan
Master's
The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Other

Education

Central Connecticut State University (Physics)

University of Michigan (Master's)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (Other)

About Sheila

I thoroughly enjoy working with students - it's especially heart-warming to help a student who is struggling and perhaps discouraged - to watch them light up as they understand their work, regain their skills, and once again look forward to going to class!

I'm a patient, friendly, and very effective tutor for science and math students in grades 7-12, with skills and instincts honed over many years of teaching and tutoring - and so I sincerely look forward to helping you and your child. All the sciences are a wonder and a joy, and your child should have the opportunity to experience them that way - let me help you make that happen for him or her.

When you're choosing a tutor for your child, real classroom teaching experience matters! Quality tutoring is much more than helping with homework - it means listening to how your child thinks and watching how they work, finding the missing piece or the misunderstood piece, and then working with your child to re-build their understanding, their skills, and their ability to apply them.

Tutoring at your home makes it possible for me to review every session with you and your child as soon as it's over. This provides an excellent re-cap for the student and keeps you in-the-loop at all times.

I'm a retired physics and chemistry teacher and my working career also included ten years of medical research. I hold a BS in Physics, an MS in Biology, and advanced certifications as a Science Specialist and in Cognitive Studies - how people learn. I taught in Avon, Cromwell, Bolton, and West Hartford public schools and was named the Connecticut Distinguished Physics Teacher by the American Physical Society. I'm also a Past President of the New England Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers.

For ten years I was a Physics Teaching Resource Agent, part of a 250-member AAPT-certified group of high-school physics teachers who provided workshops for new and experienced physics teachers around the country - an enriching experience for everyone involved.
I thoroughly enjoy working with students - it's especially heart-warming to help a student who is struggling and perhaps discouraged - to watch them light up as they understand their work, regain their skills, and once again look forward to going to class!

I'm a patient, friendly, and very effective tutor for
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of West Hartford, CT 06107
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Proficient, committed and very understanding of the child specific needs!"

- Craig, West Hartford, CT on 7/9/15

"Knowledgeable and detail oriented tutor"

- Lossa, Rocky Hill, CT on 7/8/16

"Patient and Knowledgable"

- Milind, South Glastonbury, CT on 11/14/15

"Tremendous help! Great results!"

- Carolina, West Hartford, CT on 9/26/13

"We Highly Recommend Sheila for High School Chemistry Tutoring"

- Kathleen, Glastonbury, CT on 6/17/13

"Wonderful tutor"

- Kristin, Avon, CT on 9/7/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Precalculus
Science:
Anatomy, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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 Introductory 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 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.

Central Connecticut State University
Physics
University of Michigan
Master's
The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Other

Education

Central Connecticut State University (Physics)

University of Michigan (Master's)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (Other)

Proficient, committed and very understanding of the child specific needs! — Sheila came on board part way into the 3rd qtr to help my son understand chemistry better, find some enjoyment and pick up what was missed in the first half of the year. Actually it was more of a rescue mission and I couldn't have been luckier. Sheila covered all fronts. She was quickly able to understand his very specific needs and adjusted her methods to allow him to absorb her instructions with ...

— Craig, West Hartford, CT on 7/9/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sheila will travel within 15 miles of West Hartford, CT 06107.