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Sharon M.

Coatesville, PA

$35/hour

Love to teach and learn

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University of Pennsylvania at Edinboro PA
Secondary Education,
Penn State, Lima PA
Master's

Education

University of Pennsylvania at Edinboro PA (Secondary Education,)

Penn State, Lima PA (Master's)

About Sharon

As I said in my caption I love to teach and learn. I have a Master's in Learning Disabilities. This degree has helped me diagnose any learning problems that a student might have. I taught Special Education for 30 years and taught on all levels. I also tutored students for SAT tests. I think I am a successful tutor because I love to communicate new concepts to students.

When I co-taught Biology, the teacher I worked with developed amazing labs for the students to do in class. These labs were not in the book and the students were amazed that we were doing something original. He had his doctorate and had worked at a pharmaceutical company before he got his teaching degree. From his former experience he developed these labs I organized and structured the lab group where everyone had a specific job and made significant contributions to the group. When we were evaluated by the principal he said that we created one on the best labs that he ever observed.

I have taken courses that give me a wide spectrum on the subject. I took microbiology, genetics, embryology, ecology and zoology. Since I co-taught Biology I think it gave me a unique perspective on how do work with students on different levels. Of course I had my students in the class but also students who were gifted and just normal students. I think other teachers have this experience but in any science class you are writing labs, drawing conclusions and making inferences. A unique situation.

I am confident that I can help a student become successful in their academic career. I also taught a class on organizational skills at the high school level. We worked on organizing term papers, homework, essays and other writing projects. I helped them plan out their time so they actually did not wait until the last minute to get everything completed. I also conferred with parents on how successful the students were and what work were they doing at home. This helped me achieve my goals with the students. I have tutored for a long time and have many success stories in my repertoire.
As I said in my caption I love to teach and learn. I have a Master's in Learning Disabilities. This degree has helped me diagnose any learning problems that a student might have. I taught Special Education for 30 years and taught on all levels. I also tutored students for SAT tests. I think I am a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Coatesville, PA 19320
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 2
Science:
Biology, Botany, Ecology, Psychology, Zoology
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, SAT Reading,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Career Development, SAT Reading
History:
American History, Geography, Political Science, Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development

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.

ADD/ADHD

I was a special education teacher for 30 years and I worked with students with various exceptionalities. I worked with students who had learning disabilities, were emotionally disturbed or were ADHD. The ADHD students needed structure in the classroom and organizational skills for their classroom work. With these students I worked closely with the parents who would give me further information on their child. With this type of student concepts may have to be explained a different way or explained in concrete terms. I try to teach most of my students using these methods. Most of these students are quite intelligent but need to stay focused and on task to learn. I am confident that I can work with children who have the exceptionalities I mentioned and help them succeed in their academic challenges.

Elementary (K-6th)

I worked in the West Chester School District for eight of my 30 years in teaching. I worked in Exton Elementary School as one of the Special Education teachers. I helped students with all of their content area subjects which included reading, study skills, vocabulary and writing. I also helped students complete assignments and assisted in test taking. I co-taught in 4th and 5th grade classes. I also taught in the middle school and high school.

English

I am certified in English. I have worked with students with all facets of English on the elementary, middle school and high school levels. The basics of mechanics of English are important in the curriculum. I think it is important to have the students doing various types of writing such as informative, persuasive and editorials. I believe that vocabulary, reading comprehension and contrast and compare are essential parts of an English curriculum. For my class it was essential that everyone read a book a semester which is important to keep students reading. English encompasses a comprehensive curriculum with goals and objectives that students must pass to be successful in classes.

SAT Reading

I have worked in West Chester School District and Lower Merion School District. I am certified in biology, special education and English. I have a my Masters Degree in Learning Disabilities. I have worked with special education students for 30 years. I have worked with students on all levels: elementary, middle and high school. I spent most of my career at the high school level and I find these students to be very interesting to work with.

I started tutoring because I liked working with students individually because I knew I could help them become successful in their academics. I started SAT tutoring on the SAT. I liked tutoring the test because I knew that the test was important to students. I knew I could help students strategize for the test and achieve good scores.

Special Needs

I was a special education teacher for 30 years. My Master's Degree is in Learning Disabilities. I am able to diagnose learning problems and help students become successful in their academic subjects.
I also taught a study skills course on the high school level. This course included: organizational skills, completing assignments on time and working on all academic assignments. I also had projects in my class to increase specific skill areas.

Study Skills

I have tutored students in study skills. The skills include: organizational skills, organizing classroom notes and completing classroom assignments using reading skills. I also work on writing skills: finding the main idea, writing supporting details and a closing sentence. I am a special education teacher who worked in the classroom for 30 years. I taught English, study skills and Biology. My Master's is in Learning Disabilities and I am confident that I can help students

University of Pennsylvania at Edinboro PA
Secondary Education,
Penn State, Lima PA
Master's

Education

University of Pennsylvania at Edinboro PA (Secondary Education,)

Penn State, Lima PA (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sharon will travel within 20 miles of Coatesville, PA 19320.