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Shirley R.

Wilmington, DE

$50/hour

Certified English/reading Tutor for Grades 7 Through College

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
5.0 average from 54 ratings
Skilled and knowledgable about language arts and childhood education
— Michael, Wilmington, DE on 8/25/15

$50/Hour


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West Chester University
Secondary English
University of Delaware
Graduate Coursework
Widener University
Graduate Coursework

Education

West Chester University (Secondary English)

University of Delaware (Graduate Coursework)

Widener University (Graduate Coursework)

About Shirley

My 35 years of teaching include public, private, and college level instruction. In addition, I have tutored students individually in all areas of the language arts. I have taught the reading and writing components for SAT and GED preparation. I find tutoring extremely rewarding because students can freely express their questions and misunderstandings, thereby receiving immediate feedback and experiencing personal satisfaction and self confidence.

My expertise includes the teaching of all aspects of English language arts, specifically critical reading strategies, advanced levels of vocabulary, literature, grammar, and writing skills. Recently retired from public education, my schedule can be very flexible. Providing tutoring sessions at the local library would be quite convenient. I look forward to helping students who understand the value of a good education in today's competitive world.

I have years of experience in all the language arts, and I am knowledgeable in state standards and Core Curriculum. I have written curriculum and evaluated test questions for state testing. I am highly experienced in the scaffolding students need to increase their understandings. I am patient and understand that all students learn at different rates and in different ways.


I look forward to working with you and hope you will contact me soon. There is no time to waste when it comes to getting a superior education.
My 35 years of teaching include public, private, and college level instruction. In addition, I have tutored students individually in all areas of the language arts. I have taught the reading and writing components for SAT and GED preparation. I find tutoring extremely rewarding because students can freely express their questions and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Wilmington, DE 19803
In-person lessons

"Skilled and knowledgable about language arts and childhood education"

- Michael, Wilmington, DE on 8/25/15

"Awesome tutor, patient, and reliable!"

- Ashley, Wilmington, DE on 9/10/16

"Miss Shirley is more then a 5 she is excellent"

- Pete, Wilmington, DE on 5/19/16

"Shirley has an organized approach to tutoring and is more than prepared for each session."

- Andrea, Newark, DE on 8/12/15

"Shirley was very knowledgeable and patient!"

- Barbara, Middletown, DE on 6/30/15
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

SAT Reading

I have tutored many SAT students this year, including the Reading section, and I am very familiar with the new SAT. I can assure you that you will learn what you need for success on this test, as long as you are willing to work hard and practice.

West Chester University
Secondary English
University of Delaware
Graduate Coursework
Widener University
Graduate Coursework

Education

West Chester University (Secondary English)

University of Delaware (Graduate Coursework)

Widener University (Graduate Coursework)

Skilled and knowledgable about language arts and childhood education

Shirley worked well with our daughter and related to her strengths and identified areas that needed improvement. Started with a skills assessment and broke lesson down into manageable units of work.

— Michael, Wilmington, DE on 8/25/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shirley will travel within 10 miles of Wilmington, DE 19803.