Sheldon Soper is a ten year veteran of the teaching profession and currently serves as a junior high school teacher in southern New Jersey. His primary focus is building reading, writing, and research skills in his students. He holds two degrees from Rutgers University: a B.A. in History as well as a M.Ed. in Elementary Education. He holds teaching certifications in English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Elementary Education. Sheldon has also worked as a tutor for grades ranging from second through high school in a wide variety of subjects including reading, writing, calculus, chemistry, algebra, and test prep. In addition to his teaching career, Sheldon is also a content writer for a variety of education, technology, and parenting websites.
M.Ed Elementary Education, Social Studies - B.A. History
Subjects of Expertise
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, PSAT, GRE Math, GRE Verbal, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Chemistry, Physics, U.S. History, Physical Science, Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Pre-Calculus, World History, Elementary Math (K-6th), Elementary Reading (K-6th), Elementary Writing (K-6th)
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Blog Articles (31)
Make Student Practice Deliberate and Worth the Effort
Ask any all-star athlete, world-class musician, or expert craftsman about how they rose to the top of their field. One word will always appear – practice. It takes repetition and sustained engagement to yield growth.
However, today’s educators face a climate where, in many cases, homework has become a dirty word. Teachers assign assignments to be completed outside of class that return …
Hero Ball – The Creation of a Classroom Favorite
Whether as a tutor or a classroom teacher, one of the most unique and rewarding aspects of being an educator is the opportunity to come up with creative ways to engage students. In doing so, we routinely draw upon influences like our own school experiences, our personal passions, and collaborative efforts with our peers.
In my early years as a …
Infusing Kinesthetic Experiences in the Age of Digital Learning
Technology is becoming increasingly present in students’ learning experiences. It is common these days to enter a classroom and see students with iPads or Chromebooks in place of binders, and teachers operating interactive whiteboards where chalkboards used to be. Similarly, more and more tutors are using online platforms to reach clients far beyond their neighborhoods and provide data-driven, interactive services.
Using State Standards to Set Goals with Clients
Tutors play a crucial role in supporting student growth outside of the classroom. Regardless of where learning is happening, it is helpful for all of the educational stakeholders to be in sync so that students aren’t feeling pulled in conflicting directions.
Each state has its own learning standards that dictate the curricular goals for its …
Empower Students to Assess Themselves
Self-assessment is a crucial executive function skill that supports growth decision making, problem solving, and academic growth. As educators, equipping students with the ability to evaluate themselves is a surefire way to make their formative efforts more meaningful and promote accountability.
Students that can effectively assess themselves are more apt to direct their own learning in purposeful and impactful ways. Moreover, when students can …
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Why Every Tutor Should Set Up an LLC
Tutoring is a great avenue for starting your own business. There is limited overhead, a consistent pool of potential clientele, and the work …
A lot goes into the process of helping someone learn. Strong educators and an attuned curriculum are obviously crucial. Differentiated instruction and purposeful assessments promote student buy in and a felt need for learning. However, none of these factors will lead students toward their optimal growth without accountability.
It makes sense. The best teaching and teaching materials won’t make a difference if a student isn’t compelled to engage …
How Your Local Library Can Make You a Better Tutor
Walk into a library on any given afternoon and you are likely to find at least one tutor hard at work with a student. Good tutors are no strangers to the library. However, great tutors know the library is more than just a venue for study sessions.
Unlock all that your local library has to offer by following these simple …
DIY Minimalist Desk Ideas
Creating a space for learning is a crucial part in maximizing educational growth. In a world that is constantly adding new distractions and ways to interrupt, purposeful curation of the workspace can make the difference between being productive or off task. Whether you are a teacher, tutor, parent or student, you need an effective place to work.
Solely removing the distractions from your current …
4 Ways to Take Advantage of a Slow Tutoring Season
When schools empty out for the summer, often times a tutor’s work calendar empties out with them. Vacations, summer camps, and students looking to simply take a break can result in lost business and costly cancellations.
What then is a tutor to do to keep business moving forward in these leaner times? Here are four suggestions for turning a slow …