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Sharon R.

Ocala, FL


Elementary Teacher and Spanish Tutor

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4.9 average from 239 ratings
A Superb Spanish Tutor
— Shirl, Ocala, FL on 2/1/12

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Pepperdine University
Elementary Education


Pepperdine University (Elementary Education)

About Sharon

Graduating from Pepperdine University I received a BA degree in Elementary Education and also California State Certification for teaching Grades K-8th which I maintained until 2008 when I decided not to return to California to live. Additional education was received at Western Baptist Bible College where a BS and Bachelor of Religious Education degree were earned in Christian Education and Missions. After graduation I taught second grade in a public school in Los Angeles for three years receiving experience and expertise. T then studied Spanish in Mexico for a year before going to Santiago, Chile to teach in a school for the children of missionaries where I continued to teach first and second grades for almost forty years. I had the opportunity to work with many children with varying abilities and also many international students who taught me about many different cultures. I also taught English as a Second Language to young people and adults. I know that all children are different and have different learning styles requiring different approaches in teaching. I enjoy teaching using many hands on activities. I believe phonics is very important to learning reading and becoming a confident reader. I believe I am a patient teacher and seek to instill self confidence in my students. All of the students that I have tutored have improved their grades in school while I was tutoring them. Graduating from Pepperdine University I received a BA degree in Elementary Education and also California State Certification for teaching Grades K-8th which I maintained until 2008 when I decided not to return to California to live. Additional education was Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Ocala, FL 34472
In-person lessons

"A Superb Spanish Tutor"

- Shirl, Ocala, FL on 2/1/12

"Super patient and creative."

- Michael, Ocala, FL on 2/11/16

"Great tutor!"

- Danielle, Ocala, FL on 7/26/13


- Erma, Sparr, FL on 11/6/12

"Great Tutor"

- Art, Ocala, FL on 8/7/12

"Friendly and Accommodating"

- Barbara, Oxford, FL on 4/18/12

"Great teacher"

- Teri, Ocklawaha, FL on 12/26/11


- Nancy, Ocala, FL on 12/15/11

"Good Tutor"

- Stanley, Inverness, FL on 12/14/11

"Great Tutor"

- Meridith, Ocala, FL on 3/2/11

"Very patient and caring!"

- Pauletta, Lady Lake, FL on 7/1/10
Elementary Math,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading
Test Preparation:
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Phonics,

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am a teacher and have taught elementary school for over 40 years. I have taught all of the academic subjects at different levels. I approach reading with phonics and try to stimulate reading comprehension. Reading is the most important thing a student should learn. It is needed for all other academic areas. I approach math with a hands on learning so the student not only knows how to do the math but also why he/she is doing it. I stress learning the math facts thoroughly using flashcards and other aids. I try to develop a report between the student and myself so the student will want to learn and enjoy doing it.

Elementary Math

I have taught elementary math in all grades and feel that I am able to help the student understand the principles of math as well as learning the math combinations and other skills needed to be successful in math. I believe it is very important to learn addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts thoroughly in order to be able to perform these operations quickly and accurately. I also use many forms of hands on materials to make understanding of concepts easier.


I am a teacher and I lived in Santiago, Chile for 38 years. While there I taught English to Chilean students in our Bible Institute and also had ESOL classes in my church with students at different levels of English learning. We spoke as much English as possible and tried to make the class as fun as possible, playing games and using role playing and story telling as a means of speaking English.


I am an elementary teacher and have taught mathematics for 38 years, specifically in the primary grades, but I am qualified to teach all elementary mathematics. I believe in hands on teaching and enjoy finding games and fun ways to teach math. I am presently working with several students who have improved their math grades as a result of my teaching.

I have also worked with my own two daughters as they studied math at all of the elementary and high school levels. At present I will be working with a college student with college level mathematics. I have worked extensively with A Beka math and Saxon Math in the school where I taught. I believe it is important not only to memorize things in math but also to understand what it is you're memorizing, and how it works.


I am an elementary school teacher with more than 40 years of teaching experience. I have mainly taught primary grades in reading and phonics and this has involved teaching phonics, which I believe to be a very important part of learning to read. I enjoy teaching phonics and feel it can open a wide range of vocabulary for young readers.


My reading instruction is based on phonics. I feel it is important to learn phonics in order to be able to sound out any word you may encounter in your reading. I also believe comprehension is important and use many activities to develop comprehension in the reading of my students. I believe reading is one of the most important skills a person can develop because this is necessary for learning all other subject matter. I have taught elementary reading for over 40 years and have seen my student become confident readers.


I am a teacher and lived in Santiago, Chile for 38 years teaching in an American school for the children of missionaries. I am fluent in Spanish and am actively teaching several students in Spanish at the present time. I am able to teach not only the language, but also the culture of Latin American countries. I have a good number of resources that I use. My students are doing well at learning Spanish.

Pepperdine University
Elementary Education


Pepperdine University (Elementary Education)

A Superb Spanish Tutor — I would like to highly recommend Sharon R. as a Spanish tutor. Her teaching methods and the textbooks she uses are superb. I studied Spanish on my own for approximately 6 months using several on-line computer programs and other textbooks. I was becoming frustrated trying to put it all together. Since Sharon R. began working with me, everything is now falling into place and I am seeing a dramat ...

— Shirl, Ocala, FL on 2/1/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sharon will travel within 20 miles of Ocala, FL 34472.