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Shelly A.

Brooklyn, NY

$75/hour

English PhD with extensive reading/writing tutoring experience

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/17/14
5.0 average from 37 ratings
Not Enough Stars! Beyond Excellent!
— Teresa, Brooklyn, NY on 10/27/16

$75/Hour


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University of Michigan
English
University of Illinois at Chicago
Master's
Stony Brook University
PhD

Education

University of Michigan (English)

University of Illinois at Chicago (Master's)

Stony Brook University (PhD)

About Shelly

I have a PhD in English Literature and over 15 years experience teaching college literature and writing courses; additionally, I have worked as a college writing tutor for undergraduate and graduate students on an array of topics. I enjoy teaching in a classroom setting, but love working one-on-one even more. I find it satisfying to work closely with individual students and witness their growing confidence and abilities as writers.

Because of my extensive experience, I have a real understanding of how challenging writing is for many; I also know how important it is to be able to communicate successfully through writing in school...and life. My goal is to help students realize their capabilities as writers and to focus on overcoming the various obstacles, including problematic writing patterns and habits, that prevent them from composing effective, stand-out written material.
I have a PhD in English Literature and over 15 years experience teaching college literature and writing courses; additionally, I have worked as a college writing tutor for undergraduate and graduate students on an array of topics. I enjoy teaching in a classroom setting, but love working one-on-one even more. I find it satisfying to work closely Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11215
Background Check: Passed

"Not Enough Stars! Beyond Excellent!"

- Teresa, Brooklyn, NY on 10/27/16

"Very helpful"

- Layla, New York, NY on 11/8/16

"Very knowledgeable"

- Karen E., Brooklyn, NY on 4/5/16

"Excited"

- Gloria, Brooklyn, NY on 1/30/16

"Great Instructor"

- Mohamed, Brooklyn, NY on 11/20/14

"Patient, Understanding, Helpful, Experienced"

- Ruth, New York, NY on 10/30/14
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, IELTS, MCAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS, Reading, TOEFL, Writing
History:
American History, European History, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Public Speaking,
Writing

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.

Public Speaking

As a classroom instructor, I have learned to address an audience in an engaging and concise manner on a regular basis. I am able to convey this to students as a teacher and as one who regularly has to speak publicly. Prior to my academic career, I worked in media relations and regularly took part in television and radio interviews.

Writing

I have a PhD in English Literature and taught college writing (and literature) classes for over ten years. Currently, I work as an in-house writing tutor for undergraduate and graduate students at St. Joseph's college in Brooklyn, but enjoy working one-one-one with students of all ages. Additionally, I volunteer as a book group organizer at an elementary school, helping 4th and 5th grade students read and analyze books with the aim to help them become stronger critical readers--and to become as passionate about books as I am!

University of Michigan
English
University of Illinois at Chicago
Master's
Stony Brook University
PhD

Education

University of Michigan (English)

University of Illinois at Chicago (Master's)

Stony Brook University (PhD)

Not Enough Stars! Beyond Excellent!

I am so happy to have worked with Shelly. I intend to call her for all of my editing needs, and I do hope that she is available. Her expertise is outstanding. Shelly and I worked out all the details, and she was clear what my needs were, and made sure the goal was reached. She is very professional and keeps to the time frame arranged by both parties.

— Teresa, Brooklyn, NY on 10/27/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shelly will travel within 5 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11215.