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A former commodities trader on Wall Street, she enjoys teaching Math for the SAT and the GRE, because doing so calls on her quantitative abilities, honed during her undergraduate pre-medical years...

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Personal Bio: Sheila grew up in Michigan, Virginia, and Massachusetts and has lived in New York, Los Angeles, and Bloomington, Indiana. After graduating from Harvard in 2002, she worked on Wall Street for two years before returning to graduate school to pursue two PhDs. Academic Bio: Sheila is Signet's Director of Education and our resident admissions and test prep expert. She has been preparing students for the SAT for nine years and for the GRE for eight years both in one-on-one and in classroom settings; she is quite experienced in tailoring standardized-test material to her students' particular needs. In tutoring, she draws from her multidisciplinary background in both mathematics and literature. She has also been able to leverage her significant writing and graduate school experience to aid students in the admissions process, in addition to running Signet's admission team. A former commodities trader on Wall Street, she enjoys teaching Math for the SAT, ACT, and the GRE, because doing so calls on her quantitative abilities, honed during her undergraduate pre-medical years at Harvard. Sheila enjoys helping students think and write about literature too, especially in ways that are meaningful to them. At Indiana University, she taught several courses in poetry, composition, and world literature. Sheila holds both a BA and an MA from Harvard University and holds two PhDs from Indiana University.Sheila grew up in Michigan, Virginia, and Massachusetts and has lived in New York, Los Angeles, and Bloomington, Indiana. After graduating from Harvard in 2002, she worked on Wall Street for two years before returning to graduate school to pursue two PhDs. Achieved a perfect score on the SAT and a perfect score on the Math section of the GRE ,Speaks seven languages ,Harvard University: BA (2002) and MA (2005) in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations ,Indiana University: PhD, Comparative Literature and PhD, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

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Type of Tutoring In-Person
Locations Your Office, Student's Home

Tutoring Subjects

Languages: English

Tests: GRE, SAT

English Language Arts: Literature, Writing

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  (617) 714-5262
Website
  signeteducation.com

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