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I am a professional teacher and tutor who is certified in teaching English as a second language (ESL). In addition to my teaching background, I also have career experience as a writer and editor in the publishing field.
I understand the unique learning needs of different students and I'm an expert at determining the primary learning style of each student and designing lesson plans to fit each student's needs. All of my students have improved significantly through my one-on-one tutoring.
I tutor students in grades K-6 in all classroom subjects. I also work with children and adult students from various native language backgrounds to improve their English speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills.
I have a flexible schedule and am always interested in working with new students. I am a professional teacher and tutor who is certified in teaching English as a second language (ESL). In addition to my teaching background, I also have career experience as a
My wife learned English speaking with required accent from Sharon. She is very nice and very good in teaching. She has got multiple techniques which she tried with my wife to learn and understand English effectively.
Now my wife got more confidence to speak English.
Thanks to Sharon.
Sharon has been the greatest ESL teacher I have ever had. She is very professional, and cares about her student’s success. Sharon is also very well organized with every lesson; it’s very easy to understand everything she explains. She has the ability to transform hard concepts into easy ones. She is very friendly and knowledgeable person. I really had a great experience improving my English skills with her, especially my writing skills. I highly recommend her because she will find the right way to help you reach your goals to improve your English.
Sharon was a wonderful tutor for our daughter who is starting the 2nd grade. My daughter struggles with reading, and gets frustrated easily. My daughter had 6 sessions with her that were designed to get her ready for the 2nd grade. During these 6 sessions she progressed rapidly and now enjoys reading. I am very grateful for Sharon for taking the time to work with my daughter and for finding creative and fun games that made reading fun.
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I am an accomplished pianist and a trained educator. I learned to play the piano by taking ten years of piano lessons, followed by daily practice for more than 20 years. I have taught children and adults of various ages to play the piano, using a variety of piano instructional materials. I currently teach and tutor piano students.
I'm familiar with the TOEFL test and can tutor students to prepare for all four sections of the test--reading, writing, speaking and listening.
I incorporate various hands-on practice sessions in my tutoring.
I've been a professional writer in the fields of publishing and public relations for more than 20 years. I have also taught elementary school in all subjects. I'm an excellent writer who is an expert at teaching students to write clearly and concisely.