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Sharon K.

Silver Spring, MD

$40/hour

Retired TV journalist/professor teaches writing and government.

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/15/16
5.0 average from 48 ratings
Knowledgeable, engaging and patient
— Betsy, Silver Spring, MD on 3/16/17

$40/Hour


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Cleveland State University
Mass Communications
Johns Hopins University
Graduate Coursework
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Other

Education

Cleveland State University (Mass Communications)

Johns Hopins University (Graduate Coursework)

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (Other)

About Sharon

I have 20 years experience teaching graduate student/reporters in the Washington program of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism how to cover national politics.

I am a voracious reader of books, magazines, newspapers, web sites and just about any written format. Good writing tells a story with a beginning, middle and an end. The writer takes the reader on a journey.

History covers more than dates and places. Social change occurs in context with events. I have 15 years experience teaching graduate school seminars that brought context to government policy.

If you are looking for someone to help you organize your writing style into something that sounds exactly like what you are trying to say, perhaps you should give me a call.
I have 20 years experience teaching graduate student/reporters in the Washington program of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism how to cover national politics.

I am a voracious reader of books, magazines, newspapers, web sites and just about any written format. Good writing tells a story with a beginning, middle and an
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20901
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable, engaging and patient"

- Betsy, Silver Spring, MD on 3/16/17

"Great Background, Subject Passion, and Demeanor"

- Andrea, Silver Spring, MD on 3/28/17

"She has a lot of experience in working with people."

- Ntekesha, Rockville, MD on 11/27/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Feven, Olney, MD on 10/15/16

"Friendly and informative session"

- Max, Washington, DC on 8/9/16

"Excellent feedback"

- Jim, Beltsville, MD on 7/11/16

"Knowledgeable, patient"

- Carmen, Laurel, MD on 5/21/16

"Knolagible and patient tutor"

- CRISTIANE, Rockville, MD on 4/12/16
Art:
Art History
English:
English, Writing
Language:
Writing
History:
American History,
Art History, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Writing
Elementary Education:
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.

American History

I was a television news writer/producer for more than a dozen years at TV stations in Iowa, Ohio, New York and Washington, DC. I wrote copy for "America's Most Wanted" in its first season that helped the FBI cracked the oldest most wanted case in its files.

I taught in the Washington graduate program of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism for nearly 20 years. My student/reporters covered national issues for local radio and TV stations in Red states and Blue states around the country.

Many students won awards. One class won the National prize for In-Depth television news reporting for a half-hour video we produced about the military in the run-up to the war in Iraq.

Political Science

I have 20 years experience as a member of the Washington, DC faculty in Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism graduate school newsroom. Our student/reporters covered politics with credentials from the Senate and House and Radio-TV News Galleries for broadcast stations in Red states and Blues states around the country.

I understand how politics is supposed to work and I see how many of today's young people are totally turned off by the process. But I believe they have the power to change it.

Cleveland State University
Mass Communications
Johns Hopins University
Graduate Coursework
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Other

Education

Cleveland State University (Mass Communications)

Johns Hopins University (Graduate Coursework)

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (Other)

Knowledgeable, engaging and patient

Sharon has been working with my ninth grader on AP US History for a couple of months. She enhances my daughter's understanding of overarching concepts, details, and how it all relates. Sharon is patient, positive and has a conversational approach to the material. Also helps with connecting history with contemporary events.

— Betsy, Silver Spring, MD on 3/16/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sharon will travel within 10 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20901.