Sheila M.


Sheila M.

Tutor

Las Vegas, NV 89119

Will travel 10 miles

$35 per hour.

4.78 80 ratings

Patient, Compassionate, Motivational Elementary Grade Tutor

Compassionate and patient, this tutor has years of experience and success both tutoring and counseling children. Her passion is to see students succeed. Endless creativity is used to motivate each student. Reading and writing skills using phonetics are established as a foundation for all students -- basic arithmetic, also. Spelling and vocabulary exercises are provided when needed. Science, social studies and other elementary subjects are taught routinely, also. Each student is ev... [more]


Vocabulary

I provide my students with text passages that will increase their vocabulary based on whatever level they are at. I encourage the students to ask questions and I explain words that they do not know. I point out how the text gives clues as to the meaning of new words. The more a person reads, the more vocabulary they learn.


Grammar


Reading

I have lots of experience teaching phonics, reading comprehension and study skills. I use phonics with the beginning readers. To improve comprehension, my students read passages then answer questions about what they read. We discuss the readings as we go along.


Writing

I am a writer. I write on Facebook. I have written college papers. I have worked with children that have the ability to publish.


English

I have a Masters in Psychology and have tutored at many grade levels including teaching creative writing that helps with sentence structure.


Psychology

I have a master's degree in Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle. I have a passion for psychology and I love sharing my passion and knowledge with students.


Literature


Elementary Math

I enjoy seeing the look on students' faces as they become successful peforming basic math. They are amazed when they realize what they have become capable of accomplishing and that they do not need a calculator. I have tutored elementary math for almost a year. I am kind and patient with my students.


Elementary Science


Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring K-6 students for almost a year (starting in January 2012). At first I tutored Clark County (Nevada) School District students in the No Child Left Behind program. Now I tutor private students. Many of my students are non-native English speakers. I am passionate and enthusiastic about teaching K-6 students.


Phonics

I have been tutoring phonics to K-4 students for almost a year (starting in January 2012). At first I tutored Clark County (Nevada) School District students in the No Child Left Behind program. Many of my students are non-native English speakers. I am passionate and enthusiastic about teaching reading and phonics to elementary school children. I have discovered that with knowledge of phonics young students can tackle any word they encounter. My motto is, "when in doubt, sound it out."


Study Skills

I have been tutoring phonics to K-6 students for almost a year (starting in January 2012). At first I tutored Clark County (Nevada) School District students in the No Child Left Behind program. Now I tutor private students. I have developed study techniques for each individual student. For example, some of my students have trouble reading without getting lost. I teach them to use a sheet of paper to mark the line they are reading and to move it down the page as needed. I have taught some students to read their assignments twice, the second time keeping in mind the questions that need to be answered. With each student I formutlate study techniques for them and I change these as needed as I observe their work as they progress. My background in psychology helps me gain insight into each student's behavior and to adapt study skills for each individual student.