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Sharon F.

Framingham, MA

$75/hour

Custom Math Tutor

In-person lessons
1250+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/14/14
4.9 average from 105 ratings
Very pleased with this instructor
— Mary, Maynard, MA on 10/1/16

$75/Hour


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Harvard
math
University of New Hampshire
MEd
Fitchburg State College; Anna Maria College
Graduate Coursework

Education

Harvard (math)

University of New Hampshire (MEd)

Fitchburg State College; Anna Maria College (Graduate Coursework)

About Sharon

I have over 30 years of experience in the field of education, both as a teacher and as a curriculum developer, with a strong specialty in mathematics. I have worked with a wide range of grade levels, from elementary school to college. I received a BA in math from Harvard University and a Masters in Education from the University of New Hampshire with a double concentration in elementary education and secondary math education. I hold MA certification for secondary mathematics (Gr. 7-12) and for elementary education (K-6).

I love tutoring because it gives me an opportunity to design a customized program and approach to meet each student’s unique learning style and content needs. My emphasis is on careful diagnosis to identify and address any gaps or weaknesses in prior knowledge, on building a strong understanding of concepts and WHY procedures work, and on fostering a student’s self-confidence and self-reliance. I can also provide enrichment and challenge activities to stretch students’ understanding and help them experience the joy and excitement of math.

As an elementary school teacher, I have also taught writing skills (including spelling) and creative writing, and I have led literature discussion groups. In my many years as a homeroom teacher and advisor, I have gained extensive experience in helping students develop effective study skills and organizational strategies.
I have over 30 years of experience in the field of education, both as a teacher and as a curriculum developer, with a strong specialty in mathematics. I have worked with a wide range of grade levels, from elementary school to college. I received a BA in math from Harvard University and a Masters in Education from the University of New Hampshire Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Hourly rate for SAT and ACT tutoring is $90. This higher rate is due to the extensive preparation time I put in to develop personalized lessons and practice materials for each student.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Framingham, MA 01701
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very pleased with this instructor"

- Mary, Maynard, MA on 10/1/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Lorraine, Natick, MA on 8/1/16

"Amazing"

- Tasleema, Westborough, MA on 9/1/15

"Wonderful Math Tutor"

- Rina, Sudbury, MA on 6/29/15

"Excellent tutor."

- Suellen, Westborough, MA on 6/21/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ISEE,
SAT Math, SSAT
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Study Skills

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have the expertise to tutor elementary students (K-6th). I have 12+ years of experience teaching students in grades 4-6. My specialty has been in mathematics, but I have also worked with the language arts program (teaching writing skills, spelling, and creative writing, and leading literature discussion groups), with cross-curricular units that involve social studies and the arts, and with helping students develop study skills and learn to manage homework. In addition, I served for 2 years as the math consultant for a very small independent K-5 school. This job provided me with opportunities to work with primary grade students (K-3rd) as well as deepening my understanding of the math curriculum in the early grades.

I hold M.A. certification in elementary education (K-8).

ISEE

I have the knowledge and experience to be an effective tutor for ISEE prep. I have considerable experience with teaching and tutoring the grade level content that is tested on the ISEE. I have researched the set up and scoring of the test and the types of directions/questions included on it. I have used ISEE test prep books with previous students to help in reviewing content and teaching relevant test-taking strategies.

Harvard
math
University of New Hampshire
MEd
Fitchburg State College; Anna Maria College
Graduate Coursework

Education

Harvard (math)

University of New Hampshire (MEd)

Fitchburg State College; Anna Maria College (Graduate Coursework)

Very pleased with this instructor

Sharon is an understanding, businesslike and patient teacher of math, who shares her enthusiasm for the subject with her student. Under Sharon's tutelage, my daughter was able to increase her math skills in preparation for taking the SAT. Sharon arrived very prepared for each lesson and remained focused on the material, no matter the length of the lesson, time of day or heat of the sun. We really

— Mary, Maynard, MA on 10/1/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Hourly rate for SAT and ACT tutoring is $90. This higher rate is due to the extensive preparation time I put in to develop personalized lessons and practice materials for each student.

Travel policy

Sharon will travel within 20 miles of Framingham, MA 01701.