Tutor in Saint Paul, MN 55118
Saint Paul, MN 55118
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Price starts at: $70
Subjects: American history Lessons, Vocabulary Lessons, Grammar Lessons, Reading Lessons, Writing Lessons, Geography Lessons, English Lessons, Spelling Lessons, Elementary (K-6th) Lessons, and Study Skills Lessons
Travel policy: Will travel within 15 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55118
Wyzant Tutor Rating: 5 of 5 (183 ratings total)
Experienced ACT-SAT Tutor; Writing and Reading Instructor
As a teacher for over 25 years, I specialize in helping students reach their personal best score on the ACT and SAT college admissions test. A strong score can open up broader options for colleges/universities and can often provide significant merit scholarship money. Over the years, I have had great success with a proven strategy that focuses on the fact that not all students learn the same way. I have taught students with Aspergers, ADD, dyslexia, test-taking issues, and other challenges. K…
Susie A. from Circle Pines, MN Sheila has been excellent! She has identified my son's areas that need improvement and focused in on that. Each session she and my son cover a subject area until it is completely understood and my son is confident with it. This has been the BEST investment ever!
Mary P. from Saint Paul, MN My 7th grade daughter was very anxious about working with a tutor. Sheila made her feel right at home. She read the book my daughter was studying, so she could help her. Sheila works with her on reading comprehension, study skills, writing and grammar. I am very pleased with her assistance.
Alyse L. from Lakeville, MN Sheila is a wonderful tutor. My daughter thinks she is very encouraging, patient and really likes working with her. Our daughter's ACT scores were lower than what she needed for a preferred field of study. She has a good GPA but could not obtain an ACT score to reflect this. We only had a couple of weeks before she re-took the ACT. Sheila quickly identified the areas of concern and developed a plan to help my daughter and give her the confidence she needs for the ACT. Since each session is well planned out ahead of time, she does an excellent job of keeping my daughter on track. Sheila also provides a detailed overview after each lesson of what was covered and what was received for homework for the next lesson. She is very flexible when scheduling the sessions and responds quickly to e-mails.
Sally P. from Saint Paul, MN Sheila has helped me not only regain my confidence, but she has also helped me pin-point my weaknesses and helped me work through them. I am very pleased with her help in guiding me through the frustrating Verbal Reasoning portion of the MCAT. Indeed it has been money well spent.
Karen A. from Stillwater, MN Sheila worked with my son in 5 different sessions, totaling 9 hours. He had received a 29 on his ACT twice, and wanted to up that to 31 or 32. She covered all areas with him, explaining it wasn't just knowledge, but strategy on how he took the test. He took several practice tests, he had some homework after each session, and he felt he was getting a lot out of each session with Sheila. He took the ACT his third time, feeling very confident. Scores came back today, and he had a composite score of 34! Sheila brought his score up 5 points, which is ridiculously huge!! Granted, my son is bright, but he had gotten a 29 twice. So the strategy lessons, review of grammar errors, reading for details, etc. helped tremendously. I would recommend Sheila to anyone!
Celine G. from Saint Paul, MN My daughter is really encouraged by her first tutoring lesson with Sheila. She is confident that Sheila will help her ACT scores improve greatly. She enjoyed Sheila and liked the tutoring session. Thanks Sheila.
Linda S. from Minnetonka, MN I love working with Sheila - she has given me the tools and confidence to tackle my fear of public speaking. Six months ago I'd practically pass out at the sight of a podium. Now she is helping me hone my skills as I seek opportunities for public speaking.
Lisa H. from Farmington, MN Sheila has done such a wonderful job helping my daughter prepare for the ACT exam. She makes her feel so comfortable and has boosted her confidence tremendously. Her knowledge of the exam process, her patience, and her tutoring techniques are very impressive. My daughter and I would highly recommend Sheila.
Mary T. from Saint Paul, MN Sheila helped my daughter prepare for the SAT math test. She was professional, serious, encouraging, and thorough. We are very pleased with our daughter's growth in confidence!
Jean J. from Stillwater, MN Sheila has been wonderful. We have watched our son grow in confidence after each session. Can't wait for his score to come in. I am sure it will be great.
Karl K. from Saint Paul, MN Sheila worked well with our son on their first lesson. He came away very excited with news of how Sheila will be able to help him to do his best in his ACT test. For a teenage boy to be ecstatic about giving up a Sunday afternoon to work on curriculum to advance his learning, says it all regarding Sheila and her teaching capabilities. Thank you so much. Shelia continues to work hard with our son to increase his scores. He is dedicated to attending the weekly classes. We highly recommend Shelia if you have a student wanting to increase their ACT scores! Shelia continues to encourage our son to do his best and enables him to use strategies that will help him to be successful not just on his ACT test but as he embarks on his college career. He choose to go to class with Shelia even though he wasn't feeling well. Shelia is encouraging and inspiring. Thank you!
Michelle B. from Minneapolis, MN Sheila was a great tutor. She worked my daughter hard but was very approachable. My daughter felt very comfortable asking questions and really enjoyed her sessions. Sheila was very organized so it was easy to schedule sessions that worked with our crazy schedule. I was very happy we selected Sheila and would highly recommend her to others.
Doug D. from Saint Paul, MN Our son wanted to improve his ACT scores. He previously had scored a 29 and 28. He is interested in a university that requires higher scores and asked for help. Sheila was excellent. She clearly has a mastery of the ACT material and was able to tailor her training to our son that met his needs. She was flexible to schedule hours with him in the weeks previous to the test and engaged our son and challenged him in focused areas. He responded very, very positively to Sheila. He enjoyed working with her and was very responsive to her teaching style. He retook the ACT and improved his score to 32. Sheila was key to this improvement. I would recommend her without hesitation and use her again with our other children.
Joan V. from Saint Paul, MN Sheila is a gifted teacher who truly invests in each individual. With short notice before an upcoming ACT, she was willing to fit our son in and went out of her way to get to know his strengths. She followed up after his ACT (which improved) and was proactive in giving suggestions for future testing. Sheila is extremely professional and focused on a student's personal best. Our first experience with a tutor and our expectations were exceeded!
Annette A. from Minneapolis, MN Sheila is so patient. She diagnosis the problems and then comes up with a way for your child to overcome that problem. Sheila is great.
Rossitza K. from Saint Paul, MN The first few words that our son shared after his first lesson with Sheila were: ?This teacher knows what she is talking about.? Ever since then he is very excited to learn from a truly experienced teacher. Sheila has her methodology of teaching and makes the ACT parts easy to overcome. She gave us very prompt feedback with every detail on where our son performs well and where he needs to improve. Most of all, Sheila has the right approach to every student and is passionate about teaching.