Mrs. C's Classroom

Mrs. C's Classroom

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1 employee
3 years in business

About this tutor

Sheila Costandi

42355 D'Harte Court ~ Clinton Township, MI 48038

(586) 942-9801 ~ [email protected]


Elementary teacher offering 27 years' experience teaching various grade levels; excellent reviews (principal evaluations); strong commitment to student learning and achievement; effective communicator with staff, students, and families


Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Major: Science

Oakland University, Rochester, MI; GPA: 3.5

Michigan Continuing Education Certificate; Elementary K-8 All subjects (K-8 Self CC);

Science (DX); 9th grade Social Science (CX)


East Detroit Public Schools - Eastpointe, MI September 1990 - January 2015

Teacher (Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th Grade)

o Maintains responsibility for the organization and teaching of a self-contained classroom

o Proficient in guided reading, technology integration, creative lesson planning, online lesson planning, and differentiating instruction to meet students' needs

o Assesses students' progress and growth, formative and summative; informally and formally (MLPP and ELA)

o Implements a positive discipline plan which promotes student responsibility and accountability

o Participates in professional learning communities

Zoe Christian Academy - Warren, MI September 1989 - June 1990

Teacher (6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade science)

o Organized a science fair

o Provided students with opportunities to learn cooperatively through science projects and activities

o Prompted student motivation and participation through positive reinforcement

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs - Birmingham, MI September 1987 - June 1989 Teacher (1st Grade)

o Maintained responsibility for the organization, teaching, and projects of a self-contained classroom

o Instructed students using a balanced literacy approach

o Created reading, science, and writing centers, modeled fluent reading, and the writing process

o Kept attendance and assessment records and held parent-teacher conferences



Trained and/or certified in:

Michigan Literacy Progress Profile (MLPP)

Classroom Instruction that Works (CITW)

Data Director

Four Blocks

Marcia Freeman's K-5 School-Wide Writing Program

NWEA MAP testing

Teaching has always been a part of my life, from being a swim instructor, to teaching Sunday school, to being a professional educator. I am energized by my students' individuality and uniqeness. I strive to help my students reach their goals and become self sufficiant. I assess their learning style and center my instruction around it. Also, by tracking their progress, I am able to redirect my instruction to the individual needs of my students. I strive to show my students what great potential they have and that they can do anything they set their minds to.

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Clinton Twp, MI 48038
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1 Review


  • Steven Nguyen

    Wonderful! Such a great teacher!


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I spend a little time getting to know him/her as a person, then find out what they want to accomplish from the tutoring sessions. I would haek them bring their book, handouts, notes, and any completed tests to review.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Employed for30 years as a teacher

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$25 per hour for 1st-5th grade

$30 per hour for 6th-8th grade

How did you get started teaching?

I became a swimming instructor at the local pool when Ik was in high school and decided teaching was something I enjoyed doing.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with children 5-14 years old.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My family and I recently gave my mother a surprise birthday party. It was a great time!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look for someone with experience Be sure they are patient and have enthusiasm for the subject.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

They should ask themselves if they have put forth enough time and effort of their own before asking for help.

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