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Sharon M.

Voorheesville, NY

$60/hour

Attorney, sub. teacher, and social work master's deg. student

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5.0 average from 2 ratings

$60/Hour


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Amherst College
Psychology
University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D.
SUNY Albany School of Social Welfare
Master's

Education

Amherst College (Psychology)

University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D.)

SUNY Albany School of Social Welfare (Master's)

About Sharon

During the past 30 years, I practiced law as a litigating attorney in the areas of civil rights, employment, and health law. I recently retired from the practice of law. I held the position of General Counsel of a state agency for part of the time I practiced law. I have also supervised college-level and graduate-school-level interns in internships involving researching and writing white papers as well as legal interns.

I presently attend graduate school, where am studying to earn an advanced degree. I plan to become a psychotherapist. Concurrent with my studies, I have been working this year as a substitute teacher in public schools (grades K-12). I enjoy working with students of all ages and skill levels.

I have worked with individuals with limited English proficiency as well as with native English speakers. Prior to attending law school, I taught English in a private high school. My job as an attorney has required 30 years' of persuasive and careful writing, as well as 30 years of public speaking. I have given public presentations on the local and national level. As General Counsel of an agency, and as Supervising Attorney of a public interest law firm, I have supervised many individuals with subpar writing skills and have taught them how to write well. I have also written many high-level papers in state government and edited others' written work. Some of the papers for which I was responsible were co-written by college students, whom I also taught many writing skills. More recently, I have been substitute teaching in public schools, which has included teaching English classes. I enjoy working with students and helping them improve their written and spoken English.

I have always scored very well on tests, whether they be the SAT, bar exams, or regular testing. I have passed multiple bar exams (in multiple states) and scored in the top 1% on the SATs. I am an excellent, methodical, and patient teacher who understands how to approach the concept of studying for a test and doing well. My own children have graduated from Johns Hopkins University (undergraduate degree in neuroscience) and American University's business school (master's in finance), so I have personally helped my children consider their future colleges. I have also mentored many young people in their college search who have various levels of grades and test scores and who have many different goals (or oftentimes, no idea what their ultimate goal is!).

I would be happy to talk with you if you would like to learn more about me to see if I would be a good fit for you! Please do contact me if you'd like to schedule lessons. My philosophy is to start with you wherever you presently are and help you to become excellent. Everyone has this potential.
During the past 30 years, I practiced law as a litigating attorney in the areas of civil rights, employment, and health law. I recently retired from the practice of law. I held the position of General Counsel of a state agency for part of the time I practiced law. I have also supervised college-level and graduate-school-level interns in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Voorheesville, NY 12186
In-person lessons
Math:
SAT Math
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, Bar Exam,
College Counseling,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bar Exam

I am a licensed attorney in New York State, Maine, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. I have taken and passed more than one bar exam. I have been practicing law for the past 30 years. I have supervised attorneys, paralegals, and law student interns for many years. I have also worked as the General Counsel of a New York State agency and as a supervising attorney of a legal program. Both of those jobs required me to teach, mentor, and assess skills of less experienced attorneys and paralegals. I have also worked as a substitute teacher in public schools and as an English teacher in a private high school.

College Counseling

I am a parent of 2 children who have attended college, during which time I conducted college searches with them. I have also helped many young people with various backgrounds, grade-point-averages, and test scores with their college searches. I am also familiar with many resources that can be of help to individuals looking for the right college. These resources include financial assistance as well as guidance for colleges that mesh well with students' goals.

Public Speaking

As a litigating attorney for 30 years, I have done much public speaking. My own experience includes courtroom litigation as well as local, statewide, and national presentations. I have helped many other people prepare for their own public presentations and believe I am patient, thoughtful, and excellent at helping others in this area. I have also worked as a substitute teacher in public schools as well as an English teacher at a private school.

Reading

I have experience both tutoring and teaching reading. As an attorney, I have had to read and process many complex and high-level types of information. I am a patient, thoughtful, and excellent teacher of reading.

SAT Math

I scored a 760 on the SAT in math and scored 800s on the Math I and Math II SAT subject tests. I enjoy math and enjoy making math fun!

Amherst College
Psychology
University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D.
SUNY Albany School of Social Welfare
Master's

Education

Amherst College (Psychology)

University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D.)

SUNY Albany School of Social Welfare (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sharon will travel within 20 miles of Voorheesville, NY 12186.