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Shane R.

Boston, MA

$150/hr

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

Background check passed as of 8/28/13
Usually responds in about 4 hours

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

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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!

Shane

Testimonials

"Best Tutor In Los Angeles"

- Bryan, Studio City, CA on 2/25/14

"Encouraging, Patient, and Honest"

- Rashida, Los Angeles, CA on 3/19/14

"Great Tutor"

- Joel, Woodland Hills, CA on 3/11/14

"Incredibly Effective Tutor"

- Gor, Reseda, CA on 10/12/13

"Exceptional Tutor! GMAT Expert!"

- CLARIBEL, Sherman Oaks, CA on 6/24/13

"Great tutor."

- Mark, Simi Valley, CA on 5/6/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Chinese,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Finance, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
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
Sports/Recreation:
Bodybuilding
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
Finance, General Computer, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Chinese

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.

Cornell University / West Point
Economics, Chinese
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Other
Harvard Kennedy School (John F. Kennedy Fellow)
Graduate Coursework

Education

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, 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.


About Shane

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!

Shane

Testimonials

"Best Tutor In Los Angeles"

- Bryan, Studio City, CA on 2/25/14

"Encouraging, Patient, and Honest"

- Rashida, Los Angeles, CA on 3/19/14

"Great Tutor"

- Joel, Woodland Hills, CA on 3/11/14

"Incredibly Effective Tutor"

- Gor, Reseda, CA on 10/12/13

"Exceptional Tutor! GMAT Expert!"

- CLARIBEL, Sherman Oaks, CA on 6/24/13

"Great tutor."

- Mark, Simi Valley, CA on 5/6/13
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Education

Cornell University / West Point
Economics, Chinese
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Other
Harvard Kennedy School (John F. Kennedy Fellow)
Graduate Coursework

Education

Cornell University / West Point (Economics, Chinese)

Stanford Graduate School of Business (Other)

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


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Boston, MA 02163

Shane’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Chinese,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Finance, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
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
Sports/Recreation:
Bodybuilding
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
Finance, General Computer, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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