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Sheila M.

Patient, Compassionate, Motivational Elementary Grade Tutor

Patient, Compassionate, Motivational Elementary Grade Tutor

$35/hour

  • 403 hours tutoring

  • Spring Valley Las Vegas, NV 89119

About Sheila


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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...

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.


Education

Seattle University
undergrad
Antioch University, Seattle
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Las Vegas, NV 89119
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/20/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring 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. Many of my students are non-native English speakers. I am passionate and enthusiastic about teaching K-6 students.
Elementary Math,

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.
Phonics,

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."
Reading,

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,

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,

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.
Elementary Science, Grammar

English

English,

English

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

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.
Vocabulary,

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,

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.
Grammar, Literature

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring 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. Many of my students are non-native English speakers. I am passionate and enthusiastic about teaching K-6 students.
English,

English

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

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,

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.
Writing

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.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring 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. Many of my students are non-native English speakers. I am passionate and enthusiastic about teaching K-6 students.
English,

English

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

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,

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.
Writing

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.

Other

Study Skills

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.

Science

Psychology

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.

Special Needs

Phonics,

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."
Study Skills

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.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring 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. Many of my students are non-native English speakers. I am passionate and enthusiastic about teaching K-6 students.
Reading,

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,

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.
Writing

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.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (80 ratings)
5 star
(67)
4 star
(10)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(1)

Reviews

Knowledgeable and Helpful

My son Dylan couldn't get the sentence out to make the essay. She eased that struggle! She tested him on spelling as well. She also got right to business so there was no time wasted on the lesson.

Karlee, 7 lessons with Sheila

Very patient!!

Sheila has been working with our son for about 2 weeks now, and she has been very patient with him! I feel that he is doing progress with her help, in math as well as with his confidence to solve problems, thank you!!!

Miguel, 22 lessons with Sheila

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, 8 lessons with Sheila

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Sheila is very patient and knowledgeable. She's helping my son with many different forms of math. We just loved her. She is devoted to helping Enzo learn and grow. Sheila is helping Enzo learn several different methods while trying to keep it as simple as possible. My son is responding to her and he's learning.

Tiffany, 2 lessons with Sheila

Good first session

Sheila was very nice and arrived early . She let me know the areas he needs more work in and she recommended a learning computer program for him. She only stayed for an hour, we decided that future sessions will be 2-3 hours. I look forward to having more sessions with Sheila, I believe she will get my son in the right track !

Deja, 1 lesson with Sheila
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$35/hour

Sheila M.

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Response time: 8 hours