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Shannon L.

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Glastonbury, CT (06033)

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I am an experienced tutor and teacher who has provided public school, Home-Bound (Ansonia, Seymour, state technical high schools), private, and agency educational tutoring for the past 6 years.

With a Master's degree (3.95 GPA) I have had great success in assisting students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in test-taking SSAT, PSAT, SAT, GRE, ASVAB, GED, achieving proficiency-goal in K-12 all subjects, assessment of special education needs to gain services within their school setting and/or entrance to private schools.

My students have received Academic Awards for greatest improvement; one made honor roll (9th grade); one scored in 95th percentile on SSAT; 3 previously failing seniors successfully graduated; a WyzAnt student earned an 'A' grade finishing an on-line class early after failing 2x; and many elementary/middle school students achieved proficiency in grade level skills of core subjects, particularly math, science, and reading.

My strengths include motivating and engaging lessons, utilizing strategic tutoring methods, and providing immediate feedback to students. I utilize research-based assessments of current skills and work toward achievement demonstrated through post assessments.

If you believe you could not possibly improve or achieve your academic goals or know that you can and just need the 1:1 time with a professional to do so, then I may be the best tutor for you!

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Shannon’s subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology, Physical Science, Psychology
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GED, GRE, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

ADD/ADHD

My experience has included working with school IEP's (individual educational plans) with teachers and psychologists for students diagnosed with ADD, ADHD. In addition, have identified learning difficulties independently while tutoring students not previously diagnosed who had confirmed issues in this area based upon referrals and assessment by physicians. Doctors confirmed diagnosis and student(s) began receiving treatment. This understanding helped students become proficient in skill areas previously deficient.

Finally, in taking Praxis II (CT teacher proficiency tests) in Special Education, I scored 191 out of 200. This Praxis exam has component in understanding background and teaching methods for students who are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD.

Aspergers

I am a Special Education DSAP certified Teacher. Having worked with many students with varying reading, writing, math, and emotional/behavioral difficulties, I am a professional who has demonstrable, positive results in the past 6 years of tutoring.

Dyslexia

I am a Special Education teacher finishing a certification program at Central CT State University. Having worked with multiple students with varying reading, writing, and behavioral programs, I am a professional who has demonstrated positive academic achievements for students tutored over the past 5 years.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been teaching students K-12th grades and am certified to teach in the State of Connecticut. This experience has often included helping young people who are reading, writing or understanding math with difficulties below their grade level. Or, in many cases, students who can understand most of the assignments but struggle with certain areas such as "I read it, but I don't get it", "I wrote it, but I have no idea what I wrote".

I provide step-by-step plans and goals toward mastery and achievement along with strong study, organizational, and note taking strategies as needed. The successful attainment of a student's goals is when he/she is confident in understanding and maintaining his/her new skills in a variety of settings.

Phonics

I am a certified special education teacher that instructs in phonemic awareness, phonics, and basic elementary level reading, writing, and oral skills. I work with primarily students in younger grades, but have worked with those in upper level grades, too!

Praxis

My scores on Praxis I exams include 182 (of 190 highest score possible)in reading, 179 (above average range)in writing, and 179 (of 183 highest score possible) in math. My Praxis II in Social Studies was 174 (of 177 highest score-Content Knowledge)and 191 (of highest score 200) for Special Education.In addition, I received 179 on Praxis II- Middle School Social Studies. These scores are significantly higher than most states require. That is, Connecticut has one of the highest scoring rates to pass for certification.

In addition, I currently tutor in test-taking strategies, study skills, GED, ASVAB, GRE, SAT, PSAT and other lengthy exams requiring skills in a wide variety of subjects, predominantly math, reading, writing, and science.

Social Studies

My certification by the State of Connecticut is in Social Studies and I have tutored students in geography, US History, World History, AP European History as well as GRE specialized exam for Psychology. I have over 30+ credits in social sciences including sociology, US Government, animal behavior, abnormal psychology, child development, personality theory, psychoanalysis, political science, etc.

Special Needs

Many of the students I have worked with in the past few years, while teaching and in tutoring, have had a variety of learning needs such as learning disabilities (dyslexia, ADHD, ADD); medical issues (injuries, chronic illnesses causing the student an inability to attend regular schools); mental and/or emotional health as well as behavioral difficulties. I work with each student individually helping him/her to set educational goals, supporting and coaching their efforts and success and 'not giving up on them' when they struggle through the tasks. I modify, yet keep the same educational goals and principles, when creating the lessons and work with all individuals who may be supportive of the student such as parents, school staff, legal and/or medical professionals.

I successfully completed the state certification exit exam (Praxis II) in Special Education receiving a 191 out of 200. And, in particular, I have worked with (3) 12th grade students who were failing most or some of their classes who had special needs at the beginning of their final year. With hard work, patience and working with each student's strengths all 3 successfully graduated! Though their medical, mental, physical or emotional health issues may have still been of concern, the confidence each of them attained as a result of completing their high school diplomas was cause for my continued interest in helping more students for the future.

Study Skills

I have been teaching students K-12th grades and am certified to teach in the State of Connecticut. This experience has often included helping young people who are reading, writing or understanding math with difficulties below their grade level. Or, in many cases, students who can understand most of the assignments but struggle with certain areas such as "I read it, but I don't get it", "I wrote it, but I have no idea what I wrote", or "I put it in here but I can't find it".

I provide step-by-step plans and goals toward mastery and achievement along with strong study, organizational, and note taking strategies as needed. The successful attainment of a student's goals is when he/she is confident in understanding and maintaining his/her new skills in a variety of settings.

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Education

Hampshire and Simon's Rock Early College (Teachin, Sci, Math)

University of New Haven (Master's)

Central CT State University (Other)

Excellent tutor! A rare find! Shannon is the consummate professional and an invaluable resource. Her effective tutoring style has helped my son progress from a placement in the 40th percentile to the 80th percentile in the verbal component of the secondary school admission test. This result was realized after only 24 hours of tutoring conducted over the course of a six week period. Since then we have reengaged her services t ...

— Rosanne from Oakville, CT on 12/12/11);

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