Sheryl H.


Sheryl H.

Tutor

Nacogdoches, TX 75961

Will travel 20 miles

$38 per hour.

4.99 314 ratings

Experienced, Effective, Math, Science, Proofreading Tutor

I completed a Master of Science degree in biology and a Master of Education degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, and graduated with a GPA of 3.8. I have been fortunate to teach a wide variety of subjects at many different grade levels over the past 28 years before retiring. I am thankful to be able to continue to use my academic training and classroom teaching experience to tutor students in many subjects both in person and online. It is truly a fulfilling experience to see my st... [more]


Algebra 1

I am approved to teach algebra I via WyzAnt, and I also taught one year of 7th grade pre-algebra in a public school. When I was in 8th grade, I had a wonderful, enthusiastic teacher who gave me a great foundation in using algebra for problem solving. As a result of his teaching, I enjoy the challenge of using algebra to solve real world problems. I hope to pass that on to others, as well.


American History


Biology

I love the study of living things. My undergraduate degree is in Life Science Secondary Education. I taught 7th grade life science for three years before deciding to pursue a master's degree. While attending Stephen F. Austin State University as a graduate student, I worked as a biology tutor in the Academic Assistance and Resource Center at the university. After completing my Master of Science degree in biology in 1991, I also taught general biology and ecology for two years as an interim instructor at Stephen F. Austin. I currently enjoy tutoring biology to students both in person and online.


Grammar

I am approved to tutor grammar via WyZant. I also had a wonderful teacher in high school who gave me a strong foundation in writing and grammar. When I had my first college writing assignment as a freshman, I realized how helpful her instruction was. I would like to be able to pass on some of that to students that I work with.


Geometry


Microsoft Word


Phonics


Microsoft PowerPoint


Prealgebra

I am approved to teach pre-algebra via WyzAnt, and I also taught one year of 7th grade pre-algebra in a public school. When I was in 8th grade, I had a wonderful, enthusiastic teacher who gave me a great foundation in using algebra for problem solving. As a result of his teaching, I enjoy the challenge of using algebra to solve real world problems. I hope to pass that on to others, as well.


Reading

I am certified to teach all subjects in grades 1-8. I have helped many students gain confidence and skills allowing them to be successful on their state standardized assessments.


Writing

I have quite a bit of proofreading and writing experience. I enjoy working with words and finding different ways to express information. I helped to edit other students writing while in graduate school, and I wrote a thesis to complete my master's degree. I also helped edit two book and CD projects. Most recently, I have successfully used WyzAnt's online platform to assist with proofreading and editing college writing assignments.


English

I have a valid teaching certificate which allows me to teach all subjects in grades 1-8. I have assisted students of many ages from 9 year olds on up to adults with work in their English studies. My strengths are writing and grammar. I enjoy working with words and finding new ways to communicate ideas. I am thankful for the wonderful foundation in literature, writing, and grammar that I received from my high school and college English teachers, and I hope to impart the same in others.


ESL/ESOL

I have training in the language acquisition process, and I have worked for many years with students who do have English as their second language.


Proofreading

I have a strong background in writing and grammar. This has been beneficial to me throughout my educational career. I wrote a thesis to complete my master's degree, and I have helped to edit two book and CD projects. Most recently, I have successfully used WyzAnt's online platform to assist clients with proofreading and editing college writing assignments.


GED


SAT Writing

I have study materials and strategies that I will provide to my students to help them be more successful on the exam.


Geology


ASVAB

I have successfully tutored clients in the science and math portions of the ASVAB. I have experience teaching the math and science skills that are tested on the ASVAB in public schools. I know how to give my students strategies to help think through complex questions on standardized tests.


Ecology

I completed thesis research on a pond ecosystem while completing my master's degree at Stephen F. Austin State University. After finishing my graduate degree, I was fortunate to be hired as an interim instructor at Stephen F. Austin to teach ecology and general biology for two years.


SSAT


Spelling


Elementary Math

I have a valid elementary teaching certificate for grades 1-8. I also taught middle school math for 5 years. I am currently tutoring 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in math. I enjoy seeing my students gain confidence in skills that were difficult for them before.


Elementary Science

I taught life, earth, chemical, and physical science concepts to 6th graders for three years. I also wrote the 6th grade science curriculum and benchmark tests for my school district.


Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified to teach all subjects in grades 1-8. I also taught 6th grade science for three years and 6th grade world history for one year in the public school system. I have worked with younger students from ages 5 to 11 while giving private violin and fiddle lessons. I currently have the pleasure of tutoring elementary students both in person and online.


Violin

I have given fiddle and violin lessons for 26 years. I have also given workshops at music festivals. In addition, I have performed old time music with my husband at many concerts, weddings, business gatherings, and venues over the years.


Zoology

When I worked as an interim instructor at Stephen F. Austin State University, I taught zoology concepts in the lecture and lab portions of the general biology course offered there. In addition, I have a high school biology teaching certification, and the biology curriculum includes numerous zoology concepts.


Macintosh

I have owned and used Macintosh computers since 1988 for academic and business purposes. The first computer I purchased was a Macintosh, and I've stuck with them ever since. I am familiar with Apple's operating systems, and know how to do basic troubleshooting.


Social Studies

I am certified to teach all subjects in grades 1-8. In addition, I taught 7th grade history for one year, and 6th grade world geography for one year at the middle school level.


STAAR

As an 8th grade teacher, I prepared my students for the Science STAAR test. I was pleased to see that, as a group, they met or exceeded the average STAAR scores in the state and in my school district. Also, I have assisted students in math STAAR Intervention sessions during the school day and occasionally after school.