Search 72,481 tutors
Over 400 tutoring hours

Shane R.

Ivy league educated tutor (SAT, GMAT, Chinese, application essays)

Boston, MA (02163)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
Email Shane R.

You don't pay for tutoring
unless you find a good fit!

Background Check Status for Shane R.

Shane R. passed a background check on 8/28/13. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

After sending a message to Shane, you will be able to order a new background check for $7.99. As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.

My Services
I was educated at West Point and Cornell University where I was in the top 5% of my class and received a degree in Economics and Mandarin Chinese. I also studied abroad at Beijing University and East China Normal University. In the fall I will be starting a joint degree program between Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Kennedy School, where I was awarded the John F. Kennedy Fellowship. My services are great for students and prospective students studying for or who need help in a range of topics:
--standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, ASVAB, etc.)
--homework and classwork
--essay writing
--memorization techniques
--techniques for dealing with learning disabilities
--school applications (graduate school, college, boarding/prep school recommendations and essays)

My Students
I am relatively new to Wyzant but have been tutoring students on and off for over 15 years in a range of subjects and have worked with graduates of West Point, Harvard, London School of Economics, Yale, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania and numerous other top tier universities. Those I have helped have also gone on to earn prestigious fellowships and scholarships, including the Marshall and Truman scholarships.

My Approach
While I help students develop tricks for memorization, I emphasize understanding the theory and the "why" behind particularly challenging concepts so that the student can apply that understanding to new problems he or she has not confronted before in the past. When it comes to test taking, I work with the student to develop a curriculum and study plan tailored specifically to that individual's current knowledge level, learning ability and learning style.

My Professional Background
I have a diverse range of professional experiences because I believe that life is too short not to set out on journeys that will make us stronger and wiser. Most recently, I founded a venture capital backed technology startup, which sold to our industry's largest competitor, have worked as an investment banker and private equity professional on Wall St. and in San Francisco, and have also served in the US Army. Currently I write an entrepreneurship column on Forbes, focused especially on doing well by doing good. I'm here on Wyzant because I love education and I love seeing people, particularly those who are down on school or stressed about coursework (that used to be me), achieve those little lightbulb moments and realizations that they really can be good at academics and achieve their goals.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with questions!


Email Shane

Shane’s subjects

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math, Trigonometry
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Chinese, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Finance, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GMAT, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Chinese, Finance, General Computer, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Spanish


Hello, I studied Mandarin Chinese as one of my majors at Cornell University. There I was also enrolled in the FALCON program which is the only program of its kind in the US that teaches students intensive Mandarin Chinese for 12-15 hours per day over the course of one year. I studied abroad at both Beijing University and East China Normal University and also founded a language translation business in Shanghai.

Read all subject qualifications »

Email Shane

back to top


Cornell University / West Point (Economics, Chinese)

Stanford Graduate School of Business (Other)

Harvard Kennedy School (John F. Kennedy Fellow) (Graduate Coursework)

Best Tutor In Los Angeles — Finding a knowledgeable tutor is easy. Like real estate agents, they are everywhere. But as in all things, finding the right fit for your child is a daunting challenge. When I set out to locate a tutor for my son, I created a list of skill sets I was looking for. This list included the ability to inspire by example, a strong moral and ethical compass (don't underestimate this one - Shane is a deep ...

— Bryan from Studio City, CA on 2/25/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $150.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shane will travel within 15 miles of Boston, MA 02163.

Email Shane

Usually responds in about 3 hours

Send Shane a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Shane or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

(ex: algebra, chemistry)
Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive Responses From Additional Tutors

If selected, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.