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Sharon H.

Towson, MD

$40/hour

Sharon in Towson, Maryland

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Gordon College
Psychology
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
PhD
Fuller Graduate School of Theology
Master's

Education

Gordon College (Psychology)

Fuller Graduate School of Psychology (PhD)

Fuller Graduate School of Theology (Master's)

About Sharon

I have a doctoral degree in psychology, a Masters degree in theology, compose music, and enjoy working with all students including those with special needs. In addition, I know and can tutor braille, Independent Living skills, and other skills needed by newly blind students. I also know a lot about assistive technology. I can also assist in developing soft skills needed for job readiness and retention. I have a doctoral degree in psychology, a Masters degree in theology, compose music, and enjoy working with all students including those with special needs. In Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Towson, MD 21286
In-person lessons
Science:
Psychology
English:
Bible Studies,
Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Career Development,
SAT Reading
History:
Religion
Special Needs:
Aspergers,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Aspergers

Hello. I have worked with students with Asperger's on social skills, problem-solving, and job readiness skills. I worked at the League for People with Disabilities and Baltimore City Schools. I enjoy assisting students with Asperger's to connect the dots of social interaction.

Bible Studies

I have been writing curriculum for and conducting Bible Studies for over 30 years. I can teach students how to study the Bible and how to write their own curriculum for small groups. I have a Master's of Divinity from Fuller Seminary, and have a passion for communicating Biblical truth to students. I am an ordained minister.

Career Development

I worked as a vocational counselor at the League for People with Disabilities for 3.5 years, assisting students with developing job readiness and retention skills. I enjoy assisting students to figure out what they want to do in life, and ways to get there. I particularly enjoy working with students with special needs but am happy to work with all students.

General Music

I play piano, write music, and know about music in general, particularly about baroque music. I was a church organist for awhile, and have played and sang with worship teams. I do not have a formal music degree.

Public Speaking

I have an interest in public speaking, and took speech through middle and high school. I enjoy teaching and preaching, and do not mind talking in front of large groups.

Reading

I worked on instructional consultation teams for Baltimore City Schools, helping teachers improve the decoding, fluency, and comprehension skills of their students using various curriculum-based assessment and measurement tools and strategies to stay on track. I first assess decoding and fluency skills by counting how many words the student reads per minute, and how many known and unknown words are in each passage they read. From there, I work to get them from a "frustrational" level, to an instructional level, to an independent reading level. In vocabulary building, I only introduce a few unknown words at a time to reduce frustration. I use, or create with the student, high interest material we can use to further increase decoding, fluency and comprehension.

Religion

I have a Master's degree (M.DIV. from Fuller Seminary, and know theology, Christian doctrine and the Bible well. I can tutor on theology, Bible knowledge, survey and doctrine, and Bible study methodology.

Songwriting

I write lots of music but do so by ear. If you as a student need assistance writing down your compositions, I am not the teacher for you.

Special Needs

I spent about six years working in the Baltimore City public schools with middle and high school students in special education. I enjoyed the reading specialist course I took, and have an interest in improving reading decoding and fluency skills. My dissertation was about seminary students attitudes toward people with disabilities. I have worked at other disability settings including: Counselor at a vocational program for students with developmental disabilities; Caregiver at a residential home for adults with developmental disabilities; Caseworker at a program for blind and visually impaired adults,
Program Coordinator at a center for independent living, and a Coordinator of disability services on a community college campus.

I enjoy teaching students with special needs and have taught money management, time management, job readiness and retention skills, and reading fluency, vocabulary, and decoding. I also have taught braille, and assistive technology to blind students.

Gordon College
Psychology
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
PhD
Fuller Graduate School of Theology
Master's

Education

Gordon College (Psychology)

Fuller Graduate School of Psychology (PhD)

Fuller Graduate School of Theology (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sharon will travel within 10 miles of Towson, MD 21286.