Shelby Smith

Shelby S.

Henderson, NV

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

Teaching since:
January 2009

I've been studying French for 7 years and Japanese for 4 and have tutored in both subjects. I even received the language department award in my senior year of high school. I'm also majoring in English at the moment, and can answer any questions regarding that subject, including essay writing, reading, grammar, ect. Many of my friends ask me to edit their essays and it's something I really enjoy doing. I have also been a math tutor for a few years and feel most comfortable tutoring Pre-Algebra.

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I'm a laid back, patient tutor, and I like to go over concepts a few times with my students. I find it's best to provide plenty of examples and really take the problems step by step, especially for math. It's also very important to me to go over past quizzes and see where students may be struggling, so I can pinpoint what we need to work on together, as one or two hours can go by quickly! I also encourage students to think critically and try to find the answer by themselves, as it's hardly beneficial to simply give them the answers, especially after I've showed them how to work through the problem. Typically, I like to take a look at what the student is learning in class and use the textbook that is required for the course, as that's the material they will be tested on. Expect to be more proficient in whatever we study together!

*** Studio Equipment ***
For language learning and English, I have beginner-advanced textbooks.

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Bachelor of Arts
Aug 2011 - Present
University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

My host family's French cat, Edgar and me. (Taken during study abroad trip in Pau, France.)

Photo by Shelby S.


5 Reviews

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Sonja L. Dec 19, 2015
French · Online

Shelby has been an amazing French teacher for our daughter! She keeps things interesting, practical, and has developed a great rapport with our daughter. She is flexible and understanding when we need to reschedule. After two years of lessons, Shelby has proven herself to be knowledgeable and reliable. We highly recommend her to anyone!

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May T. Jul 31, 2015
English · In home

Great start in assisting my 3 daughters in learning English!

Linda D. Nov 13, 2013
French ·

Excellent Tutor

I had 5 French lessons with my tutor, Shelby S

Shelby is an excellent teacher and very personable. She is professional and has fulfilled all my expectations in brushing up my conversational French.

I highly recommend Shelby as a tutor

Lisa B. Oct 31, 2013
French ·

Extremely helpful

My son has been working with Shelby for a few weeks now and I can already tell there is a difference. He was not thrilled when using an in home tutor but he really likes the online aspect. Shelby tutors him in English and French and I'm looking to see some great scores on homework and tests in the near future.

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Gilbert M. Jul 17, 2013
Algebra ·

Algebra / Japanese

It's been a god send to have such a wonderful instructor such as Shelby helping Aidan with her Algebra and Teaching her Japanese. They get along so well that I recommend her to anyone needing extra help in Math or a Foreign Language.

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