Sharlee Taylor attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated magna cum laude with the Mark Goodson’s Prize for Distinguished Talent. Sharlee also studied Sociolinguistics & Spanish at the University of Salamanca in Spain, where she discovered her passion for tutoring while working as an English language teacher. As a tutor, Sharlee employs a variety of pedagogical techniques, catering to each student’s individual academic needs.
With close to ten years of tutoring experience, Sharlee has worked with elite private schools in New York City, preparing students of all ages for the ISEE, as well as high schoolers for the SAT & ACT. She holds a master’s degree from Harvard University. With a consistent record of successful private school admissions, Sharlee is excited to continue guiding hard-working students toward success.
I enjoiy so much of my work as a tutor, but I particulalry enjoying watching the "light bulb moment" in my students.
The light bulb moment happens when students finally get a particulalry difficult concept or idea that they may have struggled with for weeks. As a tutor, it's so satisfying to watch my students learn!
I feel incredibly proud of their work, and so pleased when the concepts we study translate into high scores.
I hired Sharlee to help my son prepare for his upcoming SHSAT test. She was responsive at first. However when at our first meeting time I texted her on my way to the meeting and at that point she told me she wasn’t feeling well and could we reschedule. She didn’t reach out to me at all. We rescheduled for a few days later when she was feeling better. I texted her to confirm the meeting. She didn’t show up. We waited for half an hour at our designated meeting spot and she never responded to my texts or phone call. It’s very unprofessional and extremely disappointing.
First, I like to get to know exactly what my students need. I do not like applying a broad brush to my tutoring sessions - scores improve only with a specialized approach. If you have not yet taken a practice test, I may ask that you do so. That only increases our level of specificity that cater to your test taking needs. From there, we concentrate on each problem area at a time, building from additional practice tests and HW sessions.
Master’s degree: Harvard University
Bachelor’s degree: University of California, Berkeley
Languages: Spanish, English
Phi Beta Kappa honors society
International Baccalaureate diploma recipient
I have worked with stuednts of all levels for a variety of tests.
I specialize in the ISEE (all levels), the SHSAT, CTP5, the ACT, and the SAT.
My philosophy as a tutor is that the standardized tests our students are required to take are not a measure of intelligence - they are a measure of understanding tests.
That's why, so often, students who do very well in school may do poorly on a standardized exam, and students who do not exceed in the classroom achieve a perfect score on the ACT.
High scores have very little to do with intelligence - instead, students must understand the test itself.
Your scores will improve if you understand the psychology behind the test - let me teach you the most common tricks of the ACT, SAT, and the ISEE.