Sheila is Signet's President & COO and our resident admissions and test prep expert. She has been preparing students for the SAT, ACT, and GRE for over ten years in both one-on-one and in classroom settings; she is quite experienced in tailoring standardized-test material to her students' particular needs. In tutoring, she draws from her multidisciplinary background in both mathematics and literature. She has also been able to leverage her significant writing and graduate school experience to aid students in the admissions process, in addition to running Signet's admission team. A former commodities trader on Wall Street, she enjoys teaching Math for the SAT, ACT, and the GRE, because doing so calls on her quantitative abilities, honed during her undergraduate pre-medical years at Harvard. Sheila enjoys helping students think and write about literature too, especially in ways that are meaningful to them. At Indiana University, she taught several courses in poetry, composition, and world literature. Sheila holds both a BA and an MA from Harvard University and holds two PhDs from Indiana University.
Sheila grew up in Michigan, Virginia, and Massachusetts and has lived in New York, Los Angeles, and Bloomington, Indiana. After graduating from Harvard in 2002, she worked on Wall Street for two years before returning to graduate school to pursue two PhDs.
April 12, 2021Subject Tutoring Overcome Freshman Fatigue with the Help of a Tutor
Learn how a tutor can help your 9th grader stop slogging through their subjects. Read more
April 5, 2021Test Prep How to Study for the SAT or ACT in Just Eight Weeks
Learn how your student can prepare for their standardized tests in two months or less. Read more
March 22, 2021COVID-19 college admissions Considering a COVID-19 Gap Year Before College?
Discover why students are taking a COVID-19 gap year and whether a gap year may be the right choice for your student. Read more
March 1, 2021Admissions How Much Do Challenging Courses Matter for College Admissions?
Learn why not every "A" is created equal. A student’s GPA counts, but the difficulty or strength of their curriculum matters just as much. Read more