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Sheila M.

Las Vegas, NV

$35/hour

Patient, Compassionate, Motivational Elementary Grade Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 1/20/13
4.6 average from 28 ratings
Nice and helpful
— Jolene, Henderson, NV on 10/28/16

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Seattle University
Antioch University, Seattle
Master's

Education

Seattle University

Antioch University, Seattle (Master's)

About Sheila

Compassionate and patient, this tutor has years of experience and success both tutoring and counseling children. Her passion is to see students succeed. Endless creativity is used to motivate each student.

Reading and writing skills using phonetics are established as a foundation for all students -- basic arithmetic, also. Spelling and vocabulary exercises are provided when needed. Science, social studies and other elementary subjects are taught routinely, also.

Each student is evaluated in the various subject areas then help is given where it is needed. Children are rewarded by selecting stickers to put on their work sheets.

This tutor has experience with students who start below grade level and has helped them improve to excellent at grade level work. Student test scores that measure skills before and after 5 or 6 weeks of tutoring about 4 hours a week per student have shown improvement of up to 27 percent.

This tutor was fingerprinted and had background checked and approved by the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. She worked as a contractor for the CCSD tutoring elementary school students. She previously had an office in a Seattle, Washington elementary school and worked with students in many different Seattle schools.

This tutor has a Master's Degree in Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle and has tutored students in Kindergarten and in grades 1 through 4.
Compassionate and patient, this tutor has years of experience and success both tutoring and counseling children. Her passion is to see students succeed. Endless creativity is used to motivate each student.

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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Las Vegas, NV 89119
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Nice and helpful"

- Jolene, Henderson, NV on 10/28/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor."

- Tiffany, Las Vegas, NV on 10/20/16

"Good first session"

- Deja, Las Vegas, NV on 10/16/16
Science:
Psychology
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Reading,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary

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.

Elementary Math

I enjoy seeing the look on students' faces as they become successful peforming basic math. They are amazed when they realize what they have become capable of accomplishing and that they do not need a calculator. I have tutored elementary math for almost a year. I am kind and patient with my students.

English

I have a Masters in Psychology and have tutored at many grade levels including teaching creative writing that helps with sentence structure.

Phonics

I have been tutoring phonics to K-4 students for almost a year (starting in January 2012). At first I tutored Clark County (Nevada) School District students in the No Child Left Behind program. Many of my students are non-native English speakers. I am passionate and enthusiastic about teaching reading and phonics to elementary school children. I have discovered that with knowledge of phonics young students can tackle any word they encounter. My motto is, "when in doubt, sound it out."

Psychology

I have a master's degree in Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle. I have a passion for psychology and I love sharing my passion and knowledge with students.

Reading

I have lots of experience teaching phonics, reading comprehension and study skills. I use phonics with the beginning readers. To improve comprehension, my students read passages then answer questions about what they read. We discuss the readings as we go along.

Study Skills

I have been tutoring phonics to K-6 students for almost a year (starting in January 2012). At first I tutored Clark County (Nevada) School District students in the No Child Left Behind program. Now I tutor private students. I have developed study techniques for each individual student. For example, some of my students have trouble reading without getting lost. I teach them to use a sheet of paper to mark the line they are reading and to move it down the page as needed. I have taught some students to read their assignments twice, the second time keeping in mind the questions that need to be answered. With each student I formutlate study techniques for them and I change these as needed as I observe their work as they progress. My background in psychology helps me gain insight into each student's behavior and to adapt study skills for each individual student.

Vocabulary

I provide my students with text passages that will increase their vocabulary based on whatever level they are at. I encourage the students to ask questions and I explain words that they do not know. I point out how the text gives clues as to the meaning of new words. The more a person reads, the more vocabulary they learn.

Writing

I am a writer. I write on Facebook. I have written college papers. I have worked with children that have the ability to publish.

Seattle University
Antioch University, Seattle
Master's

Education

Seattle University

Antioch University, Seattle (Master's)

Nice and helpful — Gives quality homework help and develops a passion for writing and correct sentence structure my son did not have prior to working with Sheila. He always feels great after a lesson with Sheila. ...

— Jolene, Henderson, NV on 10/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sheila will travel within 15 miles of Las Vegas, NV 89119.