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Sheila F.

Build confidence in your English skills

Build confidence in your English skills

$35/hour

  • 179 hours tutoring

  • Olympia, WA 98502

About Sheila


Bio

My specialty is working with students who struggle with writing. I prefer the one-on-one relationship a tutor develops with a student. I have tutored people of all ages and abilities. I have worked with students at the community college, high school and middle school levels, and am currently tutoring adults who wish to gain confidence in their writing for educational and personal reasons. I have no expectations regarding what a student should already know, but instead enjoy the challenge...

My specialty is working with students who struggle with writing. I prefer the one-on-one relationship a tutor develops with a student. I have tutored people of all ages and abilities. I have worked with students at the community college, high school and middle school levels, and am currently tutoring adults who wish to gain confidence in their writing for educational and personal reasons. I have no expectations regarding what a student should already know, but instead enjoy the challenge of taking them from where they are to where they want to be. I believe the ability to express oneself in writing provides greater confidence in all aspects of life.

I work with people through the five stages of the writing process – developing ideas, organizing, writing, revising, editing- and have found that working through these individual steps helps students overcome anxiety and gain the ability to focus on conveying their ideas.

I recently began working with non-native English speakers and loved it so much I returned to school to earn my certificate to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages. I have worked with businessmen who want to improve their pronunciation skills for work and young students new to this country who want to speak English more confidently. I have learned a great deal from my ESOL students and love working with them.

I earned my Master of Arts in Teaching English at the State University of New York and my Bachelor of Arts in English from Colgate University. I earned my TESOL certification this year from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. I am also a published author.


Education

Colgate University
English
SUNY Cortland
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Olympia, WA 98502
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/30/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have my Master of Arts in Teaching English and my TESOL certification. I love working with non-native speakers of all ages and abilities on their reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills.
Grammar,

Grammar

I earned my B.A. in English from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York and my M.A.T. in Secondary English from the State University of New York at Cortland. I have taught GED preparation classes and tutored at-risk students at the community college level.
Proofreading

Proofreading

Since the goal of most writing is communication, I believe it is very helpful to have other people read your work to make sure your message is clear. I have been a member of a writing group for almost twenty years and have found the constructive criticism invaluable. Also, since it is easy for writers to miss small grammatical errors when they proofread their own work, it is always a good idea to have someone help edit it. I have my M.A.T. in Secondary English and have worked with people of all ages and abilities on all aspects of the writing process - focusing ideas, organizing, writing, revising and editing. I have also published some works of fiction.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I earned my B.A. in English from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York and my M.A.T. in Secondary English from the State University of New York at Cortland. I have taught GED preparation classes and tutored at-risk students at the community college level.
Reading

English

English,

English

I have a Master of Arts in Teaching English and my TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification. I have worked with students of all ages and abilities. My sessions focus on the students' needs so I have helped high school students improve their English skills, college students complete their writing assignments and adults work on personal goals. I want my students to gain confidence and achieve the goals they have set for themselves.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have my Master of Arts in Teaching English and my TESOL certification. I love working with non-native speakers of all ages and abilities on their reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills.
Grammar,

Grammar

I earned my B.A. in English from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York and my M.A.T. in Secondary English from the State University of New York at Cortland. I have taught GED preparation classes and tutored at-risk students at the community college level.
Literature,

Literature

I earned my B.A. in English Literature from Colgate University and my M.A.T. in English from the State University of New York at Cortland. I taught ninth grade English for a short time before accepting a position tutoring students at the community college. More recently I have worked with both high school students and college students to help them clearly express their thoughts in their school assignments. I am a writer and have a great love for literature.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Since the goal of most writing is communication, I believe it is very helpful to have other people read your work to make sure your message is clear. I have been a member of a writing group for almost twenty years and have found the constructive criticism invaluable. Also, since it is easy for writers to miss small grammatical errors when they proofread their own work, it is always a good idea to have someone help edit it. I have my M.A.T. in Secondary English and have worked with people of all ages and abilities on all aspects of the writing process - focusing ideas, organizing, writing, revising and editing. I have also published some works of fiction.
Writing,

Writing

I enjoy working with people who struggle to put their thoughts on to paper. I see writing as a process and find that breaking it down into individual steps allows the writer to focus and not be overwhelmed. I believe gaining confidence in expressing one's ideas in writing transfers to greater confidence in many areas of life. I have worked with people of all ages and abilities including at-risk students at the community college level, GED students, high school students and adults who are writing for personal reasons. I have my M.A.T. in Secondary English and have published some works of fiction.
Reading

Homeschool

English,

English

I have a Master of Arts in Teaching English and my TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification. I have worked with students of all ages and abilities. My sessions focus on the students' needs so I have helped high school students improve their English skills, college students complete their writing assignments and adults work on personal goals. I want my students to gain confidence and achieve the goals they have set for themselves.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have my Master of Arts in Teaching English and my TESOL certification. I love working with non-native speakers of all ages and abilities on their reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills.
Writing,

Writing

I enjoy working with people who struggle to put their thoughts on to paper. I see writing as a process and find that breaking it down into individual steps allows the writer to focus and not be overwhelmed. I believe gaining confidence in expressing one's ideas in writing transfers to greater confidence in many areas of life. I have worked with people of all ages and abilities including at-risk students at the community college level, GED students, high school students and adults who are writing for personal reasons. I have my M.A.T. in Secondary English and have published some works of fiction.
Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have my Master of Arts in Teaching English and my TESOL certification. I love working with non-native speakers of all ages and abilities on their reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have a Master of Arts in Teaching English and my TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification. I have worked with students of all ages and abilities. My sessions focus on the students' needs so I have helped high school students improve their English skills, college students complete their writing assignments and adults work on personal goals. I want my students to gain confidence and achieve the goals they have set for themselves.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have my Master of Arts in Teaching English and my TESOL certification. I love working with non-native speakers of all ages and abilities on their reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills.
Writing,

Writing

I enjoy working with people who struggle to put their thoughts on to paper. I see writing as a process and find that breaking it down into individual steps allows the writer to focus and not be overwhelmed. I believe gaining confidence in expressing one's ideas in writing transfers to greater confidence in many areas of life. I have worked with people of all ages and abilities including at-risk students at the community college level, GED students, high school students and adults who are writing for personal reasons. I have my M.A.T. in Secondary English and have published some works of fiction.
Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have my Master of Arts in Teaching English and my TESOL certification. I love working with non-native speakers of all ages and abilities on their reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have my Master of Arts in Teaching English and my TESOL certification. I love working with non-native speakers of all ages and abilities on their reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills.
Writing,

Writing

I enjoy working with people who struggle to put their thoughts on to paper. I see writing as a process and find that breaking it down into individual steps allows the writer to focus and not be overwhelmed. I believe gaining confidence in expressing one's ideas in writing transfers to greater confidence in many areas of life. I have worked with people of all ages and abilities including at-risk students at the community college level, GED students, high school students and adults who are writing for personal reasons. I have my M.A.T. in Secondary English and have published some works of fiction.
Reading

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Great experience

Sheila was great on following up in a timely manner. She also was able to work with my schedule. Also she was resourceful, although I was unable to use whiteboard she worked with me on the phone and was patient. She made sure I understood why something was grammatically incorrect. I definitely look forward to working with her again.

Veronica, 1 lesson with Sheila

A patient and courteous tutor

Sheila is on time and very patient and courteous. She was clear about her schedule and was able to give positive feedback on the writing process. I look forward to working with her in future sessions.

Robert, 10 lessons with Sheila

Friendly person

Sheila is a very nice person - friendly, susceptible and positive. She'd found my weakness. We found a common way to achieve my goals. I enjoy her lessons.

Michaela, 42 lessons with Sheila

$35/hour

Sheila F.

$35/hour

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