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Shira K.

Experienced Elementary Tutor (English, Reading, Math)

Experienced Elementary Tutor (English, Reading, Math)

$50/hour

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Hi there! My name is Shira and I recently graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. At Tulane I received a dual degree -- a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Performance, and a minor in Jewish Studies. I specialize in tutoring elementary and middle school students in all subjects.

I have been informally "tutoring" peers my whole life, and formally tutoring for the past 3 years. I have found that my simple,...

Hi there! My name is Shira and I recently graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. At Tulane I received a dual degree -- a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Performance, and a minor in Jewish Studies. I specialize in tutoring elementary and middle school students in all subjects.

I have been informally "tutoring" peers my whole life, and formally tutoring for the past 3 years. I have found that my simple, non-intimidating way of relating information has been extremely successful. I believe that all subject matters can be understood if explained patiently.

I am the 2019 recipient of the following awards:
Sarah I. Nadler Memorial Award in Music
Ephraim Lisitzky Memorial Award for excellence in Jewish Studies
Inaugural Trublood Award in Music

I have tutored elementary and middle school students in all subjects -- from writing and grammar, to math and science. I have experience working with typical students as well as students with learning disabilities (including but not limited to: ADHD, dyslexia, sensory processing disorders, and others).

I have worked with elementary students consistently for the past 3 years. Students I have worked with have shown significant growth in their school work.

I feel that my personal academic strengths lie in the realm of English and the Language Arts. I scored a 35 on the ACT in both the English and Reading sections.
I have an extensive grammar education, and have served as a grammar editor for a student newspaper as well as a peer grammar reviewer for school papers.

I am passionate about learning. It is said that the most successful people in life possess unshakeable confidence. It is my belief that the most meaningful confidence is rooted in ability to learn, ask questions, and attain knowledge.


Education

Tulane University
Psychology and Music

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Schedule

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English, Reading, Spelling

Most Popular

English, Reading

Music

Voice (Music)

Voice (Music)

I graduated this past May from Tulane University, Newcomb School of Music, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Performance. From the Newcomb School of Music, I received the Sarah I. Nadler Memorial Award in Music as well as the Inaugural Trublood Award in Music. Including my 4 years in a conservatory-style, serious music program, have been taking vocal lessons for 12 years, and have given vocal lessons for the past 3 years. I have performed leading roles in musical theatre as well as opera. I have performed in over 20 full-fledged musical theatre productions both at my performing arts high school and my college theatre program. Favorite roles are: Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde, Cinderella in Cinderella, Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof, and Marty in Grease. My opera experience includes starring as Miss Todd in Menotti's the Old Maid and the Thief as well as the Witch / Mother in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretl. I am a patient, encouraging teacher. I believe anyone who desires to sing can learn! I have been singing and performing for as long as I can remember. Before college, I attended a performing arts high school and attended summer programs at elite musical theatre and voice programs (Oklahoma City University Summer Music Theatre Program, New York University Steinhardt Summer Music Theatre Study, and the Broadway Artists Alliance Summer Program). In 2016, I sang the duet "For Good" from Wicked with original star Kristin Chenoweth. Feel free to YouTube the video :)

Summer

Reading
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$50/hour

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$50/hour

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Response time: 4 hours