Haley Shea Barfield

Haley Shea B.

Gainesville, GA

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Haley Shea delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2009

Haley Shea is a Meditation Guide, Life Coach, and English Writing Tutor who seeks to assist you along your path to inner peace. She offers meditation routines for Relaxation, Stress Relief, Anxiety & Anger Management, Self-Love, Mindful Awareness, Positive Attraction/Manifestation, and Creative Visual Exploration. She has been studying meditation for her own practice for seven years and sharing her techniques with others since 2011. She is the founder of Guidestone Meditation, an ever-growing endeavor to promote mindful awareness, positive thinking, and mental health from a spiritual standpoint in her hometown of Gainesville, GA.

Haley Shea also offers tutoring services for English writing and composition students of all ages. In 2008, she gained valuable experience working as a volunteer middle school reading & writing tutor at Sturgis Library, which inspired her to pursue a teaching-based career. Haley currently works at the University of North Georgia Writing Center as a writing tutor and media developer. CRLA certified under the Gainesville Writing Center, she specializes in college composition, thesis development, English grammar, and Reed-Kellogg sentence diagramming. Whether you are an elementary student learning sentence structure for the first time or a nontraditional student looking to review forgotten knowledge from earlier studies, Haley Shea can help you conquer the challenges of the English language.

Currently, Haley Shea's work is focused with clients of Meditation & Life Coaching, but she continues to welcome students of English & academic testing wherever her schedule allows. For more information, use the Ask a Question feature and Haley Shea will be happy to respond to your inquiry personally within 48 hours.

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Experience

University Writing Consultant
Aug 2015 - Present
University of North Georgia Writing Center

 Assists students with brainstorming, organization, higher and lower order revisions via the conversational method; increases students’ confidence in writing abilities, decreases students’ writing anxiety by thoroughly explaining requirements of essay prompts and steps of the writing process
 Develops informative, educational, and entertaining videos to promote the Writing Center and spread awareness of its services while educating the student population
 Engages students in intellectual conversation during tutoring sessions; helps students discover new ideas and think on a deeper level of cognitive analysis
 Works with non-native speakers (ESL students) to improve their understanding and mastery of the English language both written and spoken
 CRLA certified through Writing Center Tutor Training courses

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Meditation Guide & Life Coach
May 2011 - Present
Guidestone Meditation

Guidestone Meditation aims to increase community awareness & decrease societal stress by teaching meditative routines for relaxation & mental health management and opening up dialog on spirituality & its relationship to human emotion and wellbeing.

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Education

Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Aug 2014 - Present
University of North Georgia
Bachelor of Arts in English Writing & Publishing
Aug 2014 - Present
University of North Georgia
Associate of Arts in Media Studies
Aug 2014 - May 2016
University of North Georgia

Certifications

College Reading & Learning Association International TUTOR Training Program Certification
Sep 2015
University of North Georgia Writing Center

Haley has completed over 700 hours of experience tutoring students in English Writing, most commonly for College Composition 1101 & 1102 courses. The University of North Georgia Writing Center is accredited through CRLA for professional tutor training.

Awards

Outstanding Student Recognition
Apr 2016
University of North Georgia
President's List Honoree
Dec 2014
University of North Georgia
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award
Jan 2011
Hugh O'Brien Youth Organization & Dawson County Women's Club

11 Reviews

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Paul Aug 7, 2017
Screenwriting · Online

I am compelled to write a raving review about Haley Shea. I am 55 years old and started working with her one-year ago to nail down punctuation and grammar in order to write a blog about nutrition and resistance exercise. Haley is patient and has a pleasant demeanor that strongly motivated me to want to learn the material. Currently, I look forward to each and every lesson.

Around December of last year, I discovered that my heart was not into blog writing. I sent Haley an email and explained my feelings and that I was actually passionate about screenwriting. She wrote back and I discovered this was right (or write) up her alley. Truth be told, as a nine year-old I used to write and direct 8 mm movies with my neighborhood friends as actors and dreamed one day of becoming a writer, producer and director. But like all other dreams this one was derailed.

Haley had me write a couple scene samples. She sent them back to me and was quite pleased with my neophyte attempt. I told her about a sci-fi television project that I wast interested in and after many months of her encouragement and my persistence I finished the first draft.

After some revisions, I watched her perform a table read by Skype utilizing the skills of her improvisation students. I loved watching their reaction as they each read their part. It is very gratifying watching some one become the character you created. It was intended to be funny and campy. There were times the actors seemed to have trouble containing their laughter. Overall their reaction was positive.

At this juncture, Haley is helping me with query letters and obtaining input from other professionals in her inner circle. She is also seeking input from other writers.

The most important thing is I enjoy screenwriting no matter what happens. Haley has helped me love what I'm doing and it is not chore but sweet ride.

I'm greatful for her guidance,
Paul Skinner

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Paul Aug 14, 2016
Writing · Online

Out lined the direction to take and how I can tap into my interest too write something is interesting to the reader.

Brian Jun 15, 2016
Meditation · Online

My experience with Haley Shea was nothing short of transcendental. I was completely revitalized after receiving her guided meditation, which was focused on mindfulness and extending awareness. The session was performed virtually, but that in no way detracted from the experience. Her voice is kind and soothing, and she is so comfortable right away. She helped me find a peacefulness within myself that I hadn't known in a long time. It was unbelievable...I didn't realize what kind of power I had in my own mind. I FELT physically different after this session. I felt more connected, more relaxed, more inspired, more intrigued, and just...happier. You really have to try.

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Johana Jun 11, 2016
Meditation · Online

Just had my first class with Haley. She was wonderful. Being that this is my first time meditating, I was not sure what to expect. Her voice was very soothing and her visual worked. Will definitely take more classes with her.

Branden May 19, 2016
Meditation · Online

It has been a pleasure to work with Shea. She is a great teacher and has helped me find more peace through meditations. Although, I had never done meditations before and was somewhat skeptical to start, Shea did a good job of not only showing me various techniques, but also explaining the concept behind it. She does a great job of catering sessions based on your needs and listens to what you say in order to incorporate it with new fun exercises. I highly recommend her and look forward to continuing to work with her.

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Elizabeth A. Mar 9, 2016
Meditation · In studio

Shea is an amazing teacher. She is so easygoing and relatable when helping me with mediation and life coaching. She has a lot of visualizations that she talks you through meditation and its very helpful, especially for people who are new to meditation. Her prices are great and she likes to follow up with you about your experience and what she can do to make it better for you.

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Shannon W. Mar 9, 2016
Life Coaching · Online

Haley has really been an awesome, supportive teacher for me these past few months. I signed up for a Meditation & Life Coaching combo package during a dark time in my life when I was dealing with a lot of stress, depression, and self-defeating thoughts. With her help I learned how to capture those negative thoughts and turn them around to see things from a new perspective. Now I feel so much lighter and finally feel like I have a way to cope with my anxieties. Keep up the great work!

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Mona K. Mar 4, 2016
Life Coaching · Online

I had life coaching lessons with Shea. She's not professional. She speaks about her private life and provides poor advice. She speaks most of the time. She has to take into consideration that she is being paid for speaking to me. This means she has to please the client by working diligently and being courteous. She informed me to work at a bar and to become a waitress while I'm attending the university. Why would I work at a bar? Maybe, if I was the desperate type. I have high class, and I needed a decent job. I only considered her because she was inexpensive. I don't recommend her for anyone.

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Sarah Jan 11, 2016
Meditation · In studio

Shea really knows what she is doing when it comes to meditation. She answers any questions and explains what to expect when you're learning. Her guided visualizations are incredibly helpful, especially when you're like me and have never tried serious meditation before. So much of my stress was relieved and I went home feeling much more happy and relaxed after our first session.

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Carlene K. Sep 28, 2015
Spanish · In studio

I enjoy my lessons with Haley, she's very understanding and lets me work at my own pace. I couldn't ask for a better teacher. 😊

Sandra Aug 13, 2015
Grammar · In home

Shea has been an excellent Tutor for my Middle School child, who was having problems with his grammar. She is very courteous, respectful, and explains in detail so that my child comprehends what she teaches him. Shea is very patient and kind, and takes the tension away each time she sits down with him. . I would highly recommend her to anyone in any subject. She is a brilliant young lady! Matthew is gaining more confidence with each visit from Shea.

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