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Sheila tutors in Seattle, WA

Sheila O.

Private tutor in Seattle, WA

Sheila O.52

2 reviews

Education

University of Chicago, BA in Music and Economics, graduated 2002 University of Chicago, MA in Ethnomusicology, graduated 2005 Depaul University, MS in Computer Science, graduated 2009

Experience

Hi, I'm Sheila! I am an accomplished teacher and tutor with over 10 years of experience. I have a true passion for learning, as shown by my academic background. I love helping students gain the confidence needed to excel in their academic pursuits. I work with students to not only memorize concepts for a test, but also internalize and truly understand the complexity of the subjects they are studying. Most of my students come through referrals. And I have been hired back by families, year after year. I have tons of references available and can accomodate your schedule. Contact me to learn more! Some fun facts: * Since 2003, I have taught over 100 students in grades 5-12 and have logged over 750 hours of tutoring sessions. * I used to teach high school math and music at Newton Country Day School and Jesuit High School. * I also taught for Northwestern University – Center for Talent Development’s Saturday Enrichment Program and Equinox program. * I have four degrees – BA Economics, BA Music, MA Ethnomusicology, and MS Computer Science. Test Scores: * 800 on SAT Math * 800 on SAT II Math * 5 on AP Calculus BC exam * 800 on GRE Math Subjects I specialize in: * Math 5/6/7 * Pre-Algebra * Algebra I/II and Advanced Algebra * Geometry * Discrete/Trigonometry/Statistics * Pre-Calculus * AP Calculus AB/BC * AP Statistics * ACT/SAT/GRE math preparation * SAT subject test & AP Calculus test preparation * Programming – C++, C#, Java, PHP * Database design and SQL Testimonials: "Math has always been a tough subject for me but having Sheila by my side through the process has completely changed the way approach the subject. Sheila makes sure I fully understand the material and does not move on until she is sure of that. Sheila has been an unbelievable help and i am truly thankful to have her as my tutor." - from a current student, tutored grades 9-12 "Sheila is a superb tutor. She knows math like no other and delivers it with incredible ease. Over the past four years, Sheila has gone to extreme measures to match content delivery to our daughter’s learning style. She’s helped improve her math grades from barely passing, to Bs and As. Sheila is a true professional; consistently punctual and willingly commits time to each session, finishing only when our daughter “owns” the information. As parents, we feel that we have placed our child in very capable hands. She comes to each session with a smile. She’s warm and kind. Today, we think of Sheila as an important and very valued part of our family." - from a current parent

Availability

Weekends at any time, Mon/Wed/Fri after 2PM, Tues/Thurs at any time

Can Meet

Up to 5 minutes away for no additional charge

Hobbies

I am a avid musician (piano and violin) and dancer. I also love to run and am training for my second 1/2 marathon.

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