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Shelly A.

English PhD with extensive reading/writing tutoring experience

English PhD with extensive reading/writing tutoring experience

$75/hour

  • 93 hours tutoring

  • Park Slope Brooklyn, NY 11215

"Not Enough Stars! Beyond Excellent!"

Teresa, 1 lesson with Shelly

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About Shelly


Bio

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...

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.


Education

University of Michigan
English
University of Illinois at Chicago
Masters
Stony Brook University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/17/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

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.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

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.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

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,

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!
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

American History, World History

Homeschool

Writing,

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!
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Most Popular

Writing,

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!
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL

Summer

Writing,

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!
ESL/ESOL, Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Very helpful

Shelly is a great tutor and very helpful specially for international students. She helps you to understand what is required for your assignment, braing storming and structure wise. I recommend her.

Layla, 2 lessons with Shelly

Very knowledgeable

Shelly was able to connect with me by phone after reviewing all the documents that was sent to her. She helped me organize my thoughts and helped me focus on the real direction I want to go with my research.

Karen E., 1 lesson with Shelly

Excited

I had to edit a paper for grad school apa format .Shelly was thorough ,patient and we'll versed IN what was required of me .I highly recommend her .

Gloria , 1 lesson with Shelly

Great Instructor

I met Shelly quickly for one time, but she made a difference in my life. My paper was due in a few days so it was my fault that I contacted her at the last minute. She read my master's paper and she put me on the right track by guiding me to pick up a clear and straightforward thesis. Not only that, she followed up on my work with a plan for my paper even though she knew that I couldn't schedule any more classes with her. She is a true educator. Most importantly, she is a human - she understands what a working parent goes through when he/she goes back to school to better his/her life. Shelly is a genuine teacher. I highly recommend her.

Mohamed , 13 lessons with Shelly

Patient, Understanding, Helpful, Experienced

I am new to the tutoring world and didn't know what to expect or if it would even be worth it. I met with several tutors before picking one that I felt would best fit my needs. I am really lucky to have met Shelly and I've already seen my writing and grades improve in the month that I have worked with her. She is always willing and ready to work on anything that I bring to her. Instead of doing my work for me, she teaches me how I should do it -- so it is a real learning experience. She also brings handouts to help me address the areas that I want to improve in. If you send her what you want to work on ahead of time, she will also look through it before your session. I would recommend her for anyone who wants help in any aspects of English/Writing.

Ruth , 14 lessons with Shelly

$75/hour

Shelly A.

$75/hour

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