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Sharon R.

Platte City, MO

$60/hour

College lecturer art and art history, international ESL tutor

In-person lessons
4.8 average from 19 ratings

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Tufts University
German, Art
University of Missouri, Kansas City
Master's
Eberhard-Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany
Graduate Coursework

Education

Tufts University (German, Art)

University of Missouri, Kansas City (Master's)

Eberhard-Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany (Graduate Coursework)

About Sharon

As a tutor, my most important traits are patience, creativity, and competence. I have ten years of experience working with college students as a lecturer in art and art history (drawing, painting, art history survey, 20th century art). My M.A. is in Art History from the University of Missouri, where I was a full-scholarship grant recipient. My previous experience includes teaching at a community arts center with students from middle school through adult. Before coming to the Midwest I studied and lived in Europe and I'm bilingual (German/English). I also have experience working individually and in small groups with international business professionals learning English and German for effective oral and written communication. As a published scholar, experienced editor, and one who has graded many papers, I can help you to write with clarity and persuasiveness, whether in creative or academic mode. As a tutor, my most important traits are patience, creativity, and competence. I have ten years of experience working with college students as a lecturer in art and art history ( Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Platte City, MO 64079
In-person lessons
Art:
Art History, Art Theory , Drawing,
Painting
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
German, Speech, TOEFL
History:
European History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Drawing

I have taught Drawing I and II (Beginning and advanced) and Figure Drawing at the college level (Benedictine College, UMKC) and Beginning Drawing at a community arts school. My emphasis for beginning classes is on observational drawing, the process of seeing like an artist, and understanding perspective. In more advanced classes we also explore composition, imaginative drawing, choice of subjects, and examples of master artists.

I am a working artist who has exhibited in the U.S. and internationally.

ESL/ESOL

As someone who has learned a foreign language and lived in a foreign culture, I have special insight into the learning process. I use a variety of approaches that mimic the "natural" approach to language acquisition (i.e. learning as a child does) which avoids written language in the earlier stages of contact with the new language,favoring spoken English. These include picture cues, modelling responses, lots of action (I can be theatrical!), and humor. For more advanced students who need to improve writing, I am sensitive to issues of grammar and construction that non-native speakers struggle with. I am especially good at targeting pronunciation to help students communicate clearly by creating individualized practice exercises. Starting with an assessment of needs, I will develop an effective approach to move the student forward.

Painting

I have taught studio art courses at the college level (Benedictine College, UMKC) focusing on drawing, watercolor painting, two-dimensional design, and printmaking, as well as studio workshops in painting on silk.

I am a working artist and have exhibited across the U.S. and internationally.

Tufts University
German, Art
University of Missouri, Kansas City
Master's
Eberhard-Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany
Graduate Coursework

Education

Tufts University (German, Art)

University of Missouri, Kansas City (Master's)

Eberhard-Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sharon will travel within 35 miles of Platte City, MO 64079.