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Sheila C.

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

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

$65/hour

  • 572 hours tutoring

  • West Hartford, CT 06107

About Sheila


Bio

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...

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.


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 12 miles of West Hartford, CT 06107
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/2/2009

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Chemistry,

Chemistry

Over the past half-dozen years I've helped many Chemistry and AP Chemistry students navigate their courses - I'm good at what I do and students have been very successful!
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 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 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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry, Precalculus

Math

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 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 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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus

Most Popular

Chemistry,

Chemistry

Over the past half-dozen years I've helped many Chemistry and AP Chemistry students navigate their courses - I'm good at what I do and students have been very successful!
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 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 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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry, Precalculus

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

Over the past half-dozen years I've helped many Chemistry and AP Chemistry students navigate their courses - I'm good at what I do and students have been very successful!
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 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 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.
Anatomy, Biology, Physical Science

Summer

Chemistry,

Chemistry

Over the past half-dozen years I've helped many Chemistry and AP Chemistry students navigate their courses - I'm good at what I do and students have been very successful!
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 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 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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (120 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Takes her time to explain and is very thorough. If you don't understand something she will find alternative ways to help you understand. She doesn't mind you asking questions, actually, she prefers you do.

Angela, 11 lessons with Sheila

Knowledgeable and detail oriented tutor

We had our first lesson with Sheila and it went great! She was very patient and she wrote out important things to remember and explained everything in detail. My daughter seems to be very comfortable around Sheila. We already scheduled another tutoring session. We would definitely recommend Sheila.

Lossa , 3 lessons with Sheila

Patient and Knowledgable

Ms. C. always takes the time to make sure that concepts are clearly understood. Her teaching helped a lot, I was getting Bs on most of my Physics tests but after a few lessons I got a 96!

Milind, 19 lessons with Sheila

Tremendous help! Great results!

We reached out to Sheila for our Honors Algebra II problem because of her teaching experience. After one session, she was able to teach our son the basics and he was able to implement them in his test and work study. His follow up grade of a B+ is a good measure of Sheila's abilities.

Carolina, 8 lessons with Sheila

We Highly Recommend Sheila for High School Chemistry Tutoring

Sheila is a seasoned professional. Her experience is obvious by her mastery of the subject material but more importantly the way she engaged with our daughter. She is patient, thorough and provides alternative ways to attack/solve problems. She also has a good perspective on teenage development and how students should approach test taking. We are very comfortable recommending her for high school chemistry tutoring.

Kathleen, 6 lessons with Sheila

Wonderful tutor

Sheila was very helpful to my son, who struggled with Chemistry. She had a calm and organized approach to the subject matter, making it seem less daunting. In a short period of time, she helped bring my son's grade up two levels. I would highly recommend her.

Kristin, 4 lessons with Sheila
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$65/hour

Sheila C.

$65/hour

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Response time: 9 hours