Over 1250 tutoring hours

Sheryl L.

South Plainfield, NJ

$60/hour

Effective & Creative Math, English, Writing, Reading Tutor

4.7 average from 238 ratings
Great tutor and my kids love her very much
— David, New Providence, NJ on 2/13/15

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Somerset County College

Education

Somerset County College

About Sheryl

With over 2000 hours spent tutoring students in the last 3 years, I often hear comments like these: "She enjoys working with you!" and "His grades have improved!" I am experienced in working one-on-one with students in all elementary and middle school grades, as well as high school and adult students. The subjects I specialize in are elementary math, pre-algebra, algebra, and all aspects of language arts, such as writing, grammar, reading, spelling. I can work with students on school assignments and projects, or I can provide material to help them master areas of difficulty. I can also help students to find clever ways to memorize and understand concepts.

My unique experience includes working with students in the classroom, as a private tutor, and as a homeschooling parent for 8 years. I like being creative and fun, while helping students to feel that they can do it!
With over 2000 hours spent tutoring students in the last 3 years, I often hear comments like these: "She enjoys working with you!" and "His grades have improved!" I am experienced in working one-on-one with students in all elementary and middle school grades, as well as high school and adult students. The subjects I specialize in are elementary Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor and my kids love her very much"

- David, New Providence, NJ on 2/13/15

"Good Tutor"

- Srinivas, Dayton, NJ on 7/17/14

"Very Good"

- Rupinder, South Plainfield, NJ on 5/15/13
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
Trigonometry
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I am an experienced math tutor and have helped many students master their algebra courses by working with them on their homework, or helping them practice and work through any tough areas where they are having trouble. I like to try to help students see that that they can do it. My students find their grades improving as we work, and I have seen their confidence increase.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have supervised, tested, and helped students in grades K-6 in all subject areas, my specialties are math and language arts, but have tutored and taught students in all subjects at the elementary level.

Elementary Math

Whether your elementary student struggles with math or is a gifted and talented math student, I can work with him or her to help your child continue to improve and master their math skills. I have spent hundreds or hours working with dozens of students on their math homework or extra practice work to challenge them and help build their confidence in math. Math doesn't have to be thought of as boring or difficult, when a student feels confident and able they will begin to enjoy math. If they are already a competent student, we can find ways to challenge and improve their skills.

English

My most popular tutoring request is for English help. I have spent hundreds of hours working with students in all grades from 1st through high school to help them improve the various aspects of their skills in English. Most of my English students are in upper elementary/middle school. We work on all aspects of language arts including grammar, writing, reading, vocabulary, and spelling. Most students will work through a series of books covering all of these with me, but we can instead focus on whatever areas they need most, if preferred.

Phonics

I have taught children in 1st-3rd grade to read using a phonics program that breaks down words into sounds. They are taught to read using these sounds and can read virtually any word, whether it is a familiar word or not. I have worked with this program in a classroom setting and with small groups of children and individuals. I have taught children as young as 4 years old to read using this method.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is an important math course because it helps students transition from arithmetic into higher level math concepts. It builds on the skills they have developed and uses them in new ways as they begin to learn more difficult concepts. Many of my students first come to me at this level, and as we work they find confidence and improved skills. I am constantly working to show students the "whys" of understanding math, not just how to "do" the problems. I like to show them little tricks or ways to remember things, and I like to explain other ways to solve the problems, and how to check their own work.

Study Skills

I have worked with students in grades 1 through 10 advising them on how to study for tests, by taking notes, highlighting areas in their books, keeping homework and quizzes to study from and on effective ways to study which will help them to retain information they have learned.

Somerset County College

Education

Somerset County College

Great tutor and my kids love her very much — My kids made very good progress in their classes after only a semester of tutoring. Sheryl is very patient when kids are slow. Kids love her very much. ...

— David, New Providence, NJ on 2/13/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sheryl will travel within 10 miles of South Plainfield, NJ 07080.