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Sheila M.

South Bend, IN

$35/hour

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50+ Hours
4.0 average from 8 ratings
Knowledgeabe and patient
— Itzxul, Notre Dame, IN on 9/28/16

$35/Hour


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University of Notre Dame
Theology
Duke University
Master's
University of Notre Dame
PhD

Education

University of Notre Dame (Theology)

Duke University (Master's)

University of Notre Dame (PhD)

About Sheila

I am excited to foster intellectual growth and academic achievement in students, allowing them to pursue now avenues of inquiry and reach their potential. I have tutored in Europe with Tutors International and in Florida with Palm Beach International Academy. I have taught classes at Notre Dame and Holy Cross.

I have a PhD in Theology from Notre Dame; I specialize in tutoring English, History, Writing, and Theology/Religion, but am also skilled in Math (Pre-Algebra through Calculus) and Science (Biology and Chemistry). Additionally, I have tutored Spanish I-IV, and French I. I am also available to tutor German, Latin, and Greek.

I have tutored Algebra I and II to several students. Showing them how they can set themselves up for success by keeping each problem organized is very fulfilling.

Students often have excellent ideas, but get caught up in the problem of how to express these ideas. By allowing them to talk through what they want to say, they find the writing process comes more easily.

My doctorate in Theology has allowed me to teach several classes in which I am able to show students how ideas and rules that seem obscure are deeply relevant to their lives.

I began with the violin as a 4 year old Suzuki student, and have loved teaching students of all abilities over the last several years.

I am certified by the State of Michigan as a 500 hr. trained yoga teacher through Sangha yoga in Kalamazoo. Presence and mindfulness allows students to overcome obstacles that make learning difficult. Yoga creates an environment or receptivity and openness to allow for academic success.

I can't wait to hear from you to hear how I can help turn your struggle into a success. I am available 8-8 each day, online and in person.
I am excited to foster intellectual growth and academic achievement in students, allowing them to pursue now avenues of inquiry and reach their potential. I have tutored in Europe with Tutors International and in Florida with Palm Beach International Academy. I have taught classes at Notre Dame and Holy Cross.

I have a PhD in Theology
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of South Bend, IN 46601

"Knowledgeabe and patient"

- Itzxul, Notre Dame, IN on 9/28/16

"Excellent personality and work ethic beyond expected"

- Roger, Edwardsburg, MI on 9/18/16

"Helpful first session"

- Joan, Granger, IN on 8/3/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Ecology, Organic Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology
Music:
Cello, Composition (Music), Drums, Ear Training, General Music, Guitar, Music History, Music Theory, Piano,
Songwriting, Violin,
Voice (Music)
Art:
Composition (Music), Photography
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, College Counseling, Common Core, GED, GRE, IELTS, LSAT, MCAT, NCLEX, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Word, Photography
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, IELTS, Latin, Spanish, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology, Classics, Criminal Justice, European History, Geography, Music History, Political Science, Religion,
Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Homeschool, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball, Chess, Cooking, Fitness, Lacrosse, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis,
Track & Field, Yoga

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.

Algebra 2

I have tutored 2 students through Algebra 2 in an online course, enabling them to finish rapidly and with great confidence.

Bible Studies

I have a PhD in theology from Notre Dame. I have taught two scripture classes. These were entitled Foundations of Theology. We read extensively from the Old and New Testament.

Piano

My approach to piano is to teach it as music theory. I want my students to understand octaves, keys, and chords, as they begin to read music and understand notes, rests, and time signatures. Listening to the music is also essential for success. I grew up playing piano and violin, and have had the pleasure of introducing students to both instruments.

Religion

I have a PhD in Theology from Notre Dame. I have a Masters in Theology from Duke. I have taught college courses in Theology.

SAT Reading

I have prepared three high school juniors for the SAT exam, giving them techniques to make best use of their time and boost their score. I have a PhD in Theology from Notre Dame; I specialize in tutoring English, History, Writing, and Theology/Religion, but am also skilled in Math (Pre-Algebra through Calculus) and Science (Biology and Chemistry).

Study Skills

I have extensive experience tutoring high school students in study skills at an academy in Boca Raton, Florida. With proper training, students learned organization, prioritization, and the ways to work most efficiently. I emphasize helping students set themselves up for success.

Tennis

I have been playing tennis since I was 8 years old. I currently play in an adult league in South Bend. I recently taught my niece and nephew, ages 4 and 6, to play. I had them focus on coordination and proper stance. As they grew in these areas I added running drills, teaching them to hustle to meet the ball. I helped them grow in confidence athletically, so they would learn to love the game and want to play more.

Violin

I have been playing violin for 33 years. I have had 14 years of lessons in the Suzuki method. I have taught violin to over a dozen students.

Writing

I have a PhD in Theology from Notre Dame; I specialize in tutoring English, History, Writing, and Theology/Religion, but am also skilled in Math (Pre-Algebra through Calculus) and Science (Biology and Chemistry). I taught two semesters of Writing and Rhetoric at Notre Dame.

Yoga

I have my 500 hour yoga teacher training. I find yoga to be beneficial to every body, so I encorpoate it into all of my tutoring. I teach group classes and private sessions.

University of Notre Dame
Theology
Duke University
Master's
University of Notre Dame
PhD

Education

University of Notre Dame (Theology)

Duke University (Master's)

University of Notre Dame (PhD)

Knowledgeabe and patient

Sheila and I went over the basic overview of the GRE and we went through each section where I took practice questions. She was very patient with me and helped me work through the questions I did not understand.

— Itzxul, Notre Dame, IN on 9/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sheila will travel within 20 miles of South Bend, IN 46601.