Season’s Greetings from Nebraska

They call Nebraska, USA, The Good Life! This is for a very good reason. The people are so nice. My husband and I have traveled all around the United States and parts of Canada, and we are always reminded of how nice people are in Nebraska. They greet you with a hello, a wave of the hand, or a nod of the head. They open doors for you when you both meet at an entrance together. They stop to chat with you when you stand in line at the check out lane in the store. If you ask for directions, they help you. They volunteer to help at local Food Banks, they ring the bells for Christmas donations, they pitch in to help a neighbor in need. I think you get it, they are just nice, friendly people.

Why am I emphasizing this point? Because when you surround yourself with friendly people, you become friendly. Would this be important for you or or child? Of course it is! I want you to know that I always take time to greet students both in my classroom and outside of my classroom. I might be the first person who said hello to them all day. Sometimes, we as parents, get so busy with our days that we forget to take a moment to say hi to our loved ones.

The older I get, the older my own children get, and the older my parents get, helps me to clearly see the importance of a sincere hello. I was born and raised in Nebraska, The Good Life State. I see relationships as being important. If I can help others see the importance of that as well, then I have made a difference.

I think teachers, for the most part, see that as a vital component to what they do as well. We teach the whole-child. If that child’s emotional needs are not being met, then they have a difficult time processing new information.

As you move forward with your day, consider what a simple hello will do for someone else. I hope it will make your day as welll!

If you would like more information about me, consider checking out my webpage at I would be happy to work with your child, or you as a professional or homeschooling family!

Enjoy this busy time of year and don’t forget the importance of relationships!

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Why do parents seek the help of a tutor?

Parents seek assistance when they clearly see a need to support their child. Sometimes they want support in an academic area that they don’t feel prepared to provide support on their own. Sometimes they want to distance themselves from their child while they are working on their homework. This will allow them to continue to be a parent, and not a teacher. Those of us who have children know the struggle. It is a very real thing.

Is this a sign of weakness? Absolutely not. It is a sign that you care about your child and that you want find support for them.

There are many kinds of tutors. Some tutors are in high school and they have a talent in a certain area. They have the time to give to someone else. Other people have trained in a particular area, and can provide support.

Speaking for myself, I am a teacher. I have had many years working with children. I know that each child learns in their own way. I know that some children can work for an hour straight and do multiple activities during that time. Other students need time to visit before they start to work. They can do a few practice activities and then they need a quick mental break.

In my opinion, it takes someone who is a trained educator to really understand those nuances.

If you would like to visit about your child’s needs, be sure to click on the link and submit the form. I will get back to you and we can do a consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!

Work with Sheryl

Is Tutoring for you?

I believe that if you feel your child needs support, you need to seriously consider a tutor. Why? Teachers are very busy people, and I know we all want to believe that they can drop everything for our children. But, that is not always the case. Sometimes we need to work with another qualified individual to support our child’s learning goals.

Teachers are very busy people. They spend hours planning and creating wonderful lessons for our children. How do I know this? Because I am one! I know the time and energy it takes to create and implement those lessons.

I know that teachers have a full plate. They work with large groups, small groups, and one-on-one to support their students. But the fact remains, there are only so many minutes in a day during school hours. Those hours are spent learning all kinds of things. Sometimes your child just needs support in one particular area.

Maybe your child is a very fluent reader. They can read anything you put in front of them. However, they don’t understand what they read. They need support with their comprehension skills. Maybe they need a tutor.

Perhaps your child can figure out the steps to complex story problems, but they can never get the right answer. They might need more support on computation skills.

Perhaps your child has a brilliant mind and can write wonderfully crafted stories. However, your child cannot spell words, thus the reader cannot understand the brilliant masterpiece. You might need a tutor.

Tutors can target areas for growth and development. You can work together with the tutor to create a plan that will work for your child.

Your child will obtain one-on-one support and will have growth just due to the fact that they are getting support for their needs.

But wait, perhaps your child does well in school, but needs a challenge. Tutors can do that for your child as well.

I would love to work with you. My schedule is quickly filling up, but if you would like to chat, fill out the form in the link below, and I will get back to you. I look forward to hearing from you!

Work with Sheryl

Looking for a tutor? Let’s chat!

I have 32 years of classroom experience in upper elementary. I may be the tutor you are seeking! I have a lot of experience with all kinds of topics and student needs. I am eager to visit with you! If you are interested in more information, check out my website for more information. I look forward to meeting with you! You can find me at

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