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Shannon B.

Senior @ USCB earning BA Psychology, 2nd Grade Homeschool Teacher

Webster, NY (14580)

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Welcome parents and students! The fact that you are here is the first step to improving your performance. I believe learning should be fun, and can be exciting in the right environment. Mental and physical fitness through hard work and discipline are the cornerstones of my approach.
About myself, I am currently a graduating senior at USCB earning a B.A. in Psychology. I have homeschooled my 2nd grade son (now in 4th), an emerging A student after his long struggle with the classroom environment. In my family's free time we go on adventures and field trips to local aquariums, museums, and historical sites. We also enjoy fishing, hiking and nature walks through our local nature trails. We enjoy exploring our community and building citizenship through knowledge and confidence.

I love gardening and raising different birds and I have 2 amazing dogs, one of which is a certified Emotional Support Animal. Teaching our children to actively participate in environmental projects and agriculture has proven to be fun, exciting and rewarding for kids and us adults too (I grew up in the country!).

I also enjoy traveling, and have been many places including an enriching year in Japan where I was able to experience a vastly different culture. I served 4 years in the United States Marines studying atmospheric science and meteorology supporting the Air Wing and also the Presidential Helicopter Squadron. I have an active Secret Security Clearance and a background check on file with WyzAnt.

I have lived many different places and have a wide range of life experiences to draw from that I can impart to others. I get great satisfaction out of helping young people become stronger students in areas they are struggling with.

Being both a student and parent has taught me a great sense of humor and patience. If you need tutoring, let me be the one to guide you on the path to success!

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Shannon’s subjects

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Statistics
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
ACT Science, Anatomy, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Ecology, Genetics, Geology, Microbiology, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology, Zoology
Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Criminal Justice, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Drawing, Painting
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Career Development, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, Career Development, GED, Regents, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Baseball, Cooking, Fitness, Softball, Swimming, Track & Field, Volleyball, Yoga
Corporate Training:
Adobe Flash, Career Development, Criminal Justice, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Statistics

Elementary (K-6th)

As a mother of a youngster that struggled early on, I am aware of the challenges that parents face in today's educational system. Not to worry though, with a lot of diligence and patience he is now doing excellent in all areas but this was tougher than teaching a teenager with great study skill! It is not easy to understand the basics of learning. Since we all learned how to read and write etc. early on, we don't really recall the "how" of it all. Above all though, the greatest challenge is getting kids to feel good about learning. Confidence building is the foundation for children to build their learning skills upon. If you are having trouble getting your young one to actually want to learn and have a positive outlook on school, or the concepts being utilized are elusive and confusing to you, let me help. I am currently homeschooling my 2nd grader to for no other reason than to ensure he receives the best education possible. I would be honored to do the same for yours.


English grammar, giving you a foundation for further learning. Writing and grammar skills are essential in any line of work, at any age, and for any reason. Words, thought, spoken, and written, help focus and define activity, clearing away the noise of the day.

Social Studies

I have taught social studies to my son while homeschooling. I have also taken several American Government courses at my University. As an active parent and student myself I am always getting involved in the community and helping my son learn about different aspects of his local community that exemplify the institutions that provide us with social programs and opportunities.

Study Skills

As a college senior I am no stranger to the challenges of getting organized, time management, task completion and information gathering techniques. Using the following methods I can help your student become focused, productive and confident in their developing study skills.
- Memorization such as rehearsal and rote
- Communication skills e.g. reading and listening
- Cues e.g. flashcard training
- Condensing information, summarizing and the use of keywords
- Visual imagery
- Acronyms and mnemonics
- Exam strategies
- Time management, organization and lifestyle changes

Using my techniques will strengthen study habits, allow greater organization of materials and thought and increase productivity.

Track & Field

As a former U.S. Marine I can help your student with any fitness concerns they may have. Having a healthy body is an integral part of having a healthy mind.


I played volleyball all through school growing up and well into adulthood as a favorite past time. I would love to show you some tips that will have you spiking balls on and off the beach this summer!

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University of South Carolina at Beaufort (psychology)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

I give discounts for group rates, military families or multiple lesson arrangements. I adjust rates for many subjects. Feel free to discuss your needs with me at any time!

Travel policy

Shannon will travel within 20 miles of Webster, NY 14580.

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