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Shelley S.

Richmond, VA

$38/hr

College Professor with Tutoring Experience

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Wonderful tutor and always made herself available!!!
— Malissa, Opa Locka, FL on 4/26/15

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Virginia Commonwealth University
George Mason University
Master's

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University

George Mason University (Master's)

About Shelley

I hold a Master of Science in Telecommunications from George Mason University. My undergraduate work was in both Computer Science and Education.

Overall, I have four years of experience in college teaching of Information Technology as three years experience tutoring busy student-athletes in history, math, statistics, English, and computer science a one-on-one setting. I have worked with students with a variety of disabilities - including ADHD, autism, and hearing impairments. In addition, I have worked with a variety of skill levels and learning styles and I have the ability to adapt my teaching to techniques that work best for you!

I also have an art background. I have several years of formal education in art and I've taught photography, stop-motion animation animation, and color theory to junior high school students. This, combined with my Information Technology/Computer Science background, creates an ideal combination for teaching multimedia web development. Although I certainly also enjoy working with general computer problems as well.

I have a physical disability and, as a result, I use a wheelchair for mobility. I think it's important that you be aware of this because it may affect our potential meeting locations for tutoring. My preferred meeting location is within my own home.

**Notes**

I am primarily a tutor for computer-related topics and give priority to request in those areas. I have obtained approval in other subject areas because I have tutored a variety of fields and students with difficulty in one subject area often have problems in related areas. For example, a student that is learning to draw vector objects might also need to refresh basic math skills or a student with computer programming difficulties might need to review logic or spelling. I am, however, open to inquiries in all of my approved subject areas.

My hourly rate assumes little to no travel. I try to keep my hourly rate as low as possible so that students who want to learn the material are not hindered with a financial barrier. If you require more travel for our meetings, we will need to discuss a higher rate to cover my transportation costs.
I hold a Master of Science in Telecommunications from George Mason University. My undergraduate work was in both Computer Science and Education.

Overall, I have four years of experience in college…
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Minimum Charge: 1 hour. Cancellations: One half hour is charged with less than 24 hours notice.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Richmond, VA 23224
In-person lessons

"Wonderful tutor and always made herself available!!!"

- Malissa, Opa Locka, FL on 4/26/15

"Fantastic One-On-One Tutor for Corporate Training"

- Shannon, Fairfax, VA on 11/13/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Diane, Ashburn, VA on 10/2/14

"Great tutor!"

- Nhat, Annandale, VA on 3/13/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy, Psychology
Computer:
Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Computer Science, Desktop Publishing, DOS, Dreamweaver,
General Computer, Graphic Design, HTML, Linux, Macintosh, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), Photography,
QuickBooks, UNIX, Web Design
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Art Theory , Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Hard Of Hearing, Special Needs
Business:
Accounting, Career Development, Economics, Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, QuickBooks
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Economics, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Handwriting, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, Career Development, College Counseling, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Adobe Flash, Career Development, College Counseling, Economics, ESL/ESOL, Finance, General Computer, Grammar, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), Proofreading, Public Speaking, Statistics, Web Design

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Dreamweaver

I have taught multimedia web development using Dreamweaver and Microsoft Expression Web for the past 3 years with CS5, CS6 and the Creative Cloud. I have advanced skills hand-coding in HTML 5, XHTML 1.0, and CSS 3, which compliments use of web authoring software.

Photography

I have a formal educational background in photography at both the high school and college levels and I was an instructor's assistant for a photography course within the DC Public School system. I generally focus on black and white and I utilize either a traditional 35 mm camera, a handmade pinhole camera, or a digital camera.

I find it's essential to have a good foundation of technical skills such as depth of field. After helping to establish these basics, I can assist you in developing an eye for composition either through use of my personal examples or a review of your existing work.

Study Skills

i have formal education in androgogy and pedagogy (how children and adults learn) as well as assessment. Combined with my experience tutoring and teaching, I will help you develop a lifelong skill of good study habits by providing hands-on tips to organize course material and determine ways to read and study that work with your individual learning style.

Web Design

I have been teaching web design at the college level for the past three years. I am proficient with writing both XHTML 1.0, HTML 5, and CSS 3 manually as well as using MS Expression Web or Adobe Dreamweaver. I have an art background and a solid understanding of design concepts and current issues with regards to web design.

Virginia Commonwealth University
George Mason University
Master's

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University

George Mason University (Master's)

Wonderful tutor and always made herself available!!! — Shelley is the absolute best. I needed help with a research capstone project for a graduate level course. The instructions for the project were very vague with little guidance. After my first meeting with Shelley, I walked away feeling very optimistic about the project. Shelley responded to my emails promptly and always made herself available for additional questions or concerns following our meet ...

— Malissa, Opa Locka, FL on 4/26/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $38.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Minimum Charge: 1 hour. Cancellations: One half hour is charged with less than 24 hours notice.

Travel policy

Shelley will travel within 5 miles of Richmond, VA 23224.

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