25 yrs experience, excellent references
25 yrs experience, excellent references
Ashley, 9 lessons with Shonna
I am looking forward to helping students reach their full potential and perhaps learn a little something myself along the way. I believe students can learn a lot from good teachers, but I think GREAT teachers learn from their students as well. One thing I have learned in my nearly 30 years of working with children is that learning happens whether we want it to or not. Every day provides us with an abundance of learning opportunities and the more we take advantage of those opportunities the...
I am looking forward to helping students reach their full potential and perhaps learn a little something myself along the way. I believe students can learn a lot from good teachers, but I think GREAT teachers learn from their students as well. One thing I have learned in my nearly 30 years of working with children is that learning happens whether we want it to or not. Every day provides us with an abundance of learning opportunities and the more we take advantage of those opportunities the more we grow and develop.
My goal as a tutor is to help others see what may not be apparent to them. Sometimes it is difficult to discern what our own struggles might be because we are too close to the issue to accurately see the answer right in front of us. To understand what I mean, pick up a book and open it up. Next, touch the middle of that open book to the tip of your nose. Now, you may be able to see a few words, but there is no way you can read everything on those pages and it is impossible to understand the book if you cannot see everything written in it. My job as a tutor is to help you step back a little and SEE where you are having real difficulties, suggest strategies that help you address those issues, and encourage you along the way.
I have homeschooled or tutored numerous students over the last 25 years. I have seen those children grow and now they are graduating college, or currently in college pursuing their dreams. My son was homeschooled from 4th grade to graduation and is currently serving in the military and attending college while working as a corrections officer. I homeschooled him while finishing my degree in Criminal Justice and I guess he found an interest in that field as well...perhaps all the quizzes I let him give me on my studies fostered that interest. I know he enjoyed finding out Mom didn't know everything!
I have numerous references, and a desire to foster a love of learning in others!
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Shonna has been working with my daughter most of the summer and has been a blessing!! She is so patient and helpful to my daughter. I feel that my daughter has learned so much in the sessions she has had. Shonna gives my daughter homework to keep her focused on her reading and writing skills. I highly recommend her to everyone. She is Great!!!!Ashley, 9 lessons with Shonna
Very Patient and Knowledgeable
Shonna has been working with my kids on reading comprehension and math since July. She is really great about creating individualized lesson plans that are both educational and engaging. One of the things my kids really love about Shonna is that her lesson plans appeal to their interests, and they never get bored. She is very patient, and always finds a way to explain a math problem or reading comprehension question in a way that makes sense to them. Their grades have improved, as well as their test taking skills. We are so glad to have found Shonna!Brandy, 22 lessons with Shonna
Shonna H is helping my child with writing. She struggles in both reading and writing. Shonna is helping getr make progress in that area so she can become more confident in knowing she has the ability to do the work in school. Helping My child get her thoughts from her head to paper structurally.Kelly, 11 lessons with Shonna
Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor
Shonna is a great tutor for my 3rd grade son! She is patient and works well with him. She has creative ideas and games to get him excited to read! I look forward to our sessions and to see whats new for him to learn.Demetria, 6 lessons with ShonnaTutor responded:
Thank you Demetria. Working with your son, is always fun. He keeps me on my toes! One of my favorite things about working with boys is how inventive they can be in distracting the tutor!! It's great to balance fun with serious learning though, because no one likes to do something that doesn't bring them SOME joy. Your son is an amazing young man and I see great things in his future.
Shonna is GREAT!
Shonna is doing a fabulous job with my 7 year old son. She is always on time, keeps the lessons fresh and fun, and is full of ideas for me, too!Rhonda, 63 lessons with Shonna
Shonna was so amazing, just in the first meeting she opened my eyes to so much, and I am beyond happy that she is working with me.Bobby , 3 lessons with Shonna
This was our first day and she was very thorough as she got to know my son. She made him feel at ease. He liked how she chose a reading assignment that was compatible with his interests.MICHELLE, 8 lessons with ShonnaTutor responded:
Your son was super excited to tell me all about his love of reading. I think that's great! I wish all kids shared his eagerness to read. He was also honest about what he didn't like to read and I wanted to learn how to get through the "boring stuff". We'll work on that! ;)
Easy to understand and patient
I needed help with building a resume and with writing a paper. I was able to learn some new things about MS Word as well as APA formatting in just an hour. It will make writing future papers much easier. Shonna helped me complete my resume and got me on the right track for finishing my paper on my own. She also offered to take a look at my final paper for me to see if I needed another session or if it was ready to turn in...for FREE. Helpful, patient, a great teacher!Cameron, 12 lessons with Shonna
Great listener! Very Polite
Met with Shonna today and I was very happy with the way she paid attention in what my son needs as far as academic improvement. I would definitely recommend her.Andrea, 45 lessons with ShonnaTutor responded:
Thank you Andrea! I enjoyed meeting you and your son. He's a sweetheart and fun to work with!
Shonna was great. Knows her stuff and offers support. She was prepared and knowledgeable in my specific area of study. Highly recommend.Corinne, 6 lessons with ShonnaTutor responded:
Thank you Corinne. I enjoyed working with you. I think you did an excellent job!