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Sharayah P.

Portland, OR

$35/hour

Experienced English Tutor- Montessori, Special Needs/Autism, ELL

Background check passed as of 2/26/14
5.0 average from 69 ratings
A good tutor!
— James, Bellevue, WA on 1/29/16

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University of Oregon
English
Montessori of Alameda Teacher Education Program
Other

Education

University of Oregon (English)

Montessori of Alameda Teacher Education Program (Other)

About Sharayah

I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Oregon with a special interest in children's literature. I have over 6 years of tutoring experience, both privately and through an agency, for grades K-12 and just about every subject.

From 2010 to 2012 I worked as a private tutor, focusing primarily on reading and writing, but also helping a few students with math ranging from 5th grade fractions to freshman algebra. I have worked with students as young as 3 and as old as 16.

From 2012-2014 I worked with Northwest Behavioral Associates in Bellevue, WA as a tutor for children on the autism spectrum (teaching everything from grammar to social fluency to self-help skills), so I also have extensive experience working with children on the autism spectrum, including OCD, ADD, PDD-NOS, and Aspergers. I am not intimidated by tricky behaviors!

I have experience tutoring English language learners (ELL) and assisting with test prep and organizational skills.

I am currently in training to become an AMS-certified Montessori 3-6 (Primary) teacher and have assisted in a Montessori classroom since March 2016. My philosophy on working with children is one of deep respect for the child's personhood, development, and need for independence.

After taking a brief hiatus from tutoring to get established in my Montessori training I am once again assessing interest and hope to build a clientele for tutoring sessions beginning in January 2017, after the holidays.
I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Oregon with a special interest in children's literature. I have over 6 years of tutoring experience, both privately and through an agency, for grades K-12 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97222
Background Check: Passed

"A good tutor!"

- James, Bellevue, WA on 1/29/16

"Great first lesson"

- Karahan, Sammamish, WA on 1/22/16

"First Meeting Went Well!"

- Stefanie, Bellevue, WA on 6/8/15

"Great tutor overall"

- Maria, Sammamish, WA on 6/4/14
Art:
Painting
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Special Needs:
Aspergers,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Handwriting,
Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Aspergers

I have been working as an applied-behavior analysis tutor for kids on the autism spectrum, including Aspergers, since July 2012. I am comfortable helping kids with Aspergers to face their unique academic challenges as well as helping motivate them to excel in their schoolwork even when it's difficult or unpleasant.

Elementary (K-6th)

From 2010 to 2012 I worked as a private tutor for 5 different children, ranging in age from 5 to 14 years old. I assisted with basic homework help (spanning all subjects), language arts, grammar and spelling, math, science, and organizational skills. I also currently tutor my clients in a variety of academic subjects including fractions, basic arithmetic, vocabulary, and narrative writing.

English

I have an English degree from the University of Oregon. I received a 5 (highest possible score) on the AP Literature and Composition test, and have been tutoring kids of all ages and ability levels in reading, writing, spelling, grammar, and reading comprehension for 5+ years.

Grammar

I have an English degree from the University of Oregon, which includes, by necessity, extensive writing experience and excellent grammar skills.

Handwriting

I have experience with the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum through my formal tutoring experience. I also assist a 4-year-old three days a week with handwriting when he is at preschool. I consider handwriting important even as we move more and more toward digital schoolwork, and I let my students know that I am watching for their best handwriting work and that it is rewarded.

Reading

I have an English degree from the University of Oregon with a special interest in children's literature. In 2009 I volunteered with Get SMART! Oregon as a reader with first and second graders. I moved on to tutor several early-elementary school kids in reading and phonics, using a tailored blend of games, actual books, and even art projects that helped them not only improve their reading skills but learn to enjoy it! One of the students I tutored as a kindergartener is now in second grade and reading at a sixth grade level.

Study Skills

I have been working with my students on improving study and organizational skills since 2010. This includes teaching study tactics such as mnemonics and then actively practicing them with the student, and rewarding proof that they have been implementing those tactics on their own. I consider good organization of study materials to be a large factor in this, and if necessary will assist my students in a complete overhaul of their materials and develop a system to help them keep track of their homework and study materials.

Writing

Graduate of the University of Oregon with an English degree. Scored a 5 (highest possible score) on the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition exam in 2007. I have written for multiple companies, newsletters, websites, and blogs. I have been helping kids, teens, and adults improve their writing, spelling, grammar, and editing skills for several years now.

University of Oregon
English
Montessori of Alameda Teacher Education Program
Other

Education

University of Oregon (English)

Montessori of Alameda Teacher Education Program (Other)

A good tutor! — A good tutor! She is patient and always keeps smiling. My kids love her so much! They're expecting the next time. ...

— James, Bellevue, WA on 1/29/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sharayah will travel within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97222.