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Sharon O - Specialist in Language, Literature, AP & Test prep

Sharon O - Specialist in Language, Literature, AP & Test prep

$80/hour

  • 863 hours tutoring

About Sharon


Bio

I have 46 years of teaching experience in many different disciplines, specifically in areas of English grammar and composition. On the AP level my students have scored in the high range. As a scorer and rater for the College Board, I have graded AP test essays and rated teaching methods for effectiveness as part of the national MET project. Whatever your learning style and level of achievement there is always room for improvement. Composition is essential to any course of study and colleges...

I have 46 years of teaching experience in many different disciplines, specifically in areas of English grammar and composition. On the AP level my students have scored in the high range. As a scorer and rater for the College Board, I have graded AP test essays and rated teaching methods for effectiveness as part of the national MET project. Whatever your learning style and level of achievement there is always room for improvement. Composition is essential to any course of study and colleges want to know that you can write effectively. I will design a tutoring course that addresses your needs in writing, study skills, and test taking strategies. These skills will make you a better student in all areas of study.


Education

Mount Mary College; Milwaukee WI
undergrad
No. Ill. University
Masters
No. Ill. University
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $80
  • Rate details: Students with regular scheduled lessons weekly will be charged the $60 rate.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/30/2019

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have taught theatre curriculum on the secondary level for 15 years. I have also worked in community theatre for several years as a performer as well as a director. As a workshop instructor for the Illinois Association of Student Councils I conducted leadership training and served as a workshop speaker for regional and state workshops.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have a Master's degree in English and have taught all levels of secondary English in the course of my 45+ years of classroom teaching. My expertise includes composition, rhetoric and grammar as well as literature.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have master's degrees in English and Education. I have taught all levels of AP English and scored essays for the college board. In my years as a tutor, I have advised and proofread many papers in a variety of subject areas.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have taught theatre curriculum on the secondary level for 15 years. I have also worked in community theatre for several years as a performer as well as a director. As a workshop instructor for the Illinois Association of Student Councils I conducted leadership training and served as a workshop speaker for regional and state workshops.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have a Master's degree in English and have taught all levels of secondary English in the course of my 45+ years of classroom teaching. My expertise includes composition, rhetoric and grammar as well as literature.
Reading,

Reading

I have Masters' degrees in both English and Education. I have taught all levels of secondary English which includes the study of literature and comprehension. In addition, I have done many hours of SAT and ACT prep which includes many strategies for reading comprehension.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Good study skills are necessary for improving student performance. I have taught students how to manage their time effectively, write down assignments and prioritize them for best use of time. As an English teacher, I have taught students strategies to read critically, study vocabulary, and take good study notes for all subjects. Also preparing students for the SAT and ACT involved many study skills. I feel this qualifies me to tutor any student in how to study effectively.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have master's degrees in both English and Education and have taught English for many years. I have prepared many students for SAT, ACT and AP English exams. In addition, I have graded AP exams for the College Board.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I am a retired secondary teacher and have taught all levels of secondary English including grammar, reading comprehension, literature, research, composition, expository writing, rhetoric and speech. I have also taught both AP level classes in Writing and Literature and scored national exams for the College Board. Over the past few years I have prepared several students for both the SAT and ACT exams.
English,

English

I have taught all levels of secondary English, including grades 6, 7, and 8. I have a Masters degree in English with expertise in English literature. I have also been approved as an Advanced Placement teacher in AP English Language and Composition by the College Board. My 24+ years as a high school teacher include a full curriculum - grammar, literature, composition and rhetoric.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have a Master's degree in English and have taught all levels of secondary English in the course of my 45+ years of classroom teaching. My expertise includes composition, rhetoric and grammar as well as literature.
Literature,

Literature

As a retired English teacher, I have taught literature in grades 7 through 12. I have a Master's degree in English with concentration in literature and have been certified to teach both levels of Advanced Placement English. In addition, I have scored AP test essays for the College Board.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have master's degrees in English and Education. I have taught all levels of AP English and scored essays for the college board. In my years as a tutor, I have advised and proofread many papers in a variety of subject areas.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taught theatre curriculum on the secondary level for 15 years. I have also worked in community theatre for several years as a performer as well as a director. As a workshop instructor for the Illinois Association of Student Councils I conducted leadership training and served as a workshop speaker for regional and state workshops.
Reading,

Reading

I have Masters' degrees in both English and Education. I have taught all levels of secondary English which includes the study of literature and comprehension. In addition, I have done many hours of SAT and ACT prep which includes many strategies for reading comprehension.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The current version of the SAT has a few different types of questions than past tests. There are several strategies that can be learned to improve scores on these tests. I am prepared to teach these strategies and provide teaching of needed subject matter.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I hold a Master's degree in English with an emphasis on literature and expository writing. I have taught both AP English Language and Literature and have scored essays for the College Board. The SAT writing test is very similar to the AP essay tests, and certain elements of analytical writing are essential to successful completion of this test.
Writing

Writing

I have taught AP Language and composition for several years and served as an AP reader for the College Board.

History

American History, World History

Homeschool

English,

English

I have taught all levels of secondary English, including grades 6, 7, and 8. I have a Masters degree in English with expertise in English literature. I have also been approved as an Advanced Placement teacher in AP English Language and Composition by the College Board. My 24+ years as a high school teacher include a full curriculum - grammar, literature, composition and rhetoric.
Reading,

Reading

I have Masters' degrees in both English and Education. I have taught all levels of secondary English which includes the study of literature and comprehension. In addition, I have done many hours of SAT and ACT prep which includes many strategies for reading comprehension.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The current version of the SAT has a few different types of questions than past tests. There are several strategies that can be learned to improve scores on these tests. I am prepared to teach these strategies and provide teaching of needed subject matter.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Good study skills are necessary for improving student performance. I have taught students how to manage their time effectively, write down assignments and prioritize them for best use of time. As an English teacher, I have taught students strategies to read critically, study vocabulary, and take good study notes for all subjects. Also preparing students for the SAT and ACT involved many study skills. I feel this qualifies me to tutor any student in how to study effectively.
Writing

Writing

I have taught AP Language and composition for several years and served as an AP reader for the College Board.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have taught all levels of secondary English, including grades 6, 7, and 8. I have a Masters degree in English with expertise in English literature. I have also been approved as an Advanced Placement teacher in AP English Language and Composition by the College Board. My 24+ years as a high school teacher include a full curriculum - grammar, literature, composition and rhetoric.
Reading,

Reading

I have Masters' degrees in both English and Education. I have taught all levels of secondary English which includes the study of literature and comprehension. In addition, I have done many hours of SAT and ACT prep which includes many strategies for reading comprehension.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Good study skills are necessary for improving student performance. I have taught students how to manage their time effectively, write down assignments and prioritize them for best use of time. As an English teacher, I have taught students strategies to read critically, study vocabulary, and take good study notes for all subjects. Also preparing students for the SAT and ACT involved many study skills. I feel this qualifies me to tutor any student in how to study effectively.
Writing

Writing

I have taught AP Language and composition for several years and served as an AP reader for the College Board.

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

As a senior high English teacher, I have counseled my students on how to complete college applications, writing application essays, and completing resumes. Over the last 20 years, all of my English students have been taught effective ways of answering the essay questions on college applications. In addition, I have completed hundreds of recommendation letters for students. I believe I am qualified for college counseling.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Good study skills are necessary for improving student performance. I have taught students how to manage their time effectively, write down assignments and prioritize them for best use of time. As an English teacher, I have taught students strategies to read critically, study vocabulary, and take good study notes for all subjects. Also preparing students for the SAT and ACT involved many study skills. I feel this qualifies me to tutor any student in how to study effectively.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

Good study skills are necessary for improving student performance. I have taught students how to manage their time effectively, write down assignments and prioritize them for best use of time. As an English teacher, I have taught students strategies to read critically, study vocabulary, and take good study notes for all subjects. Also preparing students for the SAT and ACT involved many study skills. I feel this qualifies me to tutor any student in how to study effectively.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I have Masters' degrees in both English and Education. I have taught all levels of secondary English which includes the study of literature and comprehension. In addition, I have done many hours of SAT and ACT prep which includes many strategies for reading comprehension.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Good study skills are necessary for improving student performance. I have taught students how to manage their time effectively, write down assignments and prioritize them for best use of time. As an English teacher, I have taught students strategies to read critically, study vocabulary, and take good study notes for all subjects. Also preparing students for the SAT and ACT involved many study skills. I feel this qualifies me to tutor any student in how to study effectively.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught AP Language and composition for several years and served as an AP reader for the College Board.
GED

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have master's degrees in both English and Education and have taught English for many years. I have prepared many students for SAT, ACT and AP English exams. In addition, I have graded AP exams for the College Board.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I am a retired secondary teacher and have taught all levels of secondary English including grammar, reading comprehension, literature, research, composition, expository writing, rhetoric and speech. I have also taught both AP level classes in Writing and Literature and scored national exams for the College Board. Over the past few years I have prepared several students for both the SAT and ACT exams.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

As a senior high English teacher, I have counseled my students on how to complete college applications, writing application essays, and completing resumes. Over the last 20 years, all of my English students have been taught effective ways of answering the essay questions on college applications. In addition, I have completed hundreds of recommendation letters for students. I believe I am qualified for college counseling.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The current version of the SAT has a few different types of questions than past tests. There are several strategies that can be learned to improve scores on these tests. I am prepared to teach these strategies and provide teaching of needed subject matter.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I hold a Master's degree in English with an emphasis on literature and expository writing. I have taught both AP English Language and Literature and have scored essays for the College Board. The SAT writing test is very similar to the AP essay tests, and certain elements of analytical writing are essential to successful completion of this test.
GED, PSAT

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (278 ratings)
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(2)
2 star
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1 star
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Reviews


Outstanding Tutor for AP English

Very knowledgeable about practical ways to master the strategies for the English and Composition AP for the essay - kind, and helpful too. Gave materials that were practical helps for practice and review. Did a good analysis of a practice essay. Highly recommend this tutor.

Michael, 1 lesson with Sharon

Knowledgeable and Prepared tutor

Sharon has greatly helped me in preparing for my AP Literature and AP Language exams. I had no idea what type of format or structure the AP judges wanted, and Sharon explained exactly how to format my essays, what the judges would be looking for, and also provided an in depth explanation of the rubrics. She has helped take a lot of stress off prepping for both of my English exams, and I highly recommend her if you need help in these specific exams, or in general in writing. Sharon takes a very individualized approach to each of her students and I really appreciate her time and effort in helping and explaining everything very clearly. Thank you so much Sharon!

Pawel, 6 lessons with Sharon

Knowledgable and Helpful Tutor

My son said the lessons were very helpful, excellent help with essays. Sharon helps grade his practice essays in-depth and really give him constructive critiques in order to help him score better in AP English Language and Composition.

Prabha, 3 lessons with Sharon

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Sharon is teaching AP English Lang. She has been teaching this class at one of the best schools in Nevada. She knows her material and the teaching style is great. Lucky to find her. Thanks

Pawan, 13 lessons with Sharon

The Best Lesson

I set this lesson up while out of town, and my son called to say it was the best lesson he has had with any tutor. (We live in a remote town so access to tutors are all online.) Our main goal is to learn material beyond the classroom and prepare for AP testing.

Stacey, 19 lessons with Sharon

Expert Tutor

My daughter has been working with Sharon O. on essay-writing, and she has helped my daughter increase her score and bring up her grade. My daughter feels more confident when writing in-class timed essays, which she had previously found difficult and stressful. Sharon O. has given her to-the-point advice and valuable points that help my daughter find the big ideas and themes.

Justin, 26 lessons with Sharon

AMAZING TUTOR!

My daughter have been doing lessons with Sharon for almost 6 months and she was amazing. My daughter received 5 on AP English and 760 on SAT LA! She enjoys lessons. They give her a lot but they are not a drag for her! I cannot find enough words to praise her and to describe how satisfied I am!

Yana, 84 lessons with Sharon

Passage To India - Essay

Sharon did a great job of helping guide my daughter through "Passage To India". The book is very complex but Sharon helped explain the themes, find contextual patterns and write her essay. Thanks, Sharon.

Paul, 58 lessons with Sharon

Very helpful tutor

My daughter benefited greatly from Sharon's knowing and experiences with AP Lang preparation. Her tips on taking the test and essay writing are appreciated. Thanks, Sharon.

Michael, 6 lessons with Sharon
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$80/hour

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