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Shannon W.

Houston, TX

$50/hr

SAT/ACT/AP/GRE master! (with a side helping of English/history/govt)

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SAT/ACT/AP/GRE master! (with a side helping of English/history/govt)

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Hi! Let me guess: you're getting ready to run the gauntlet of standardized tests that guard admission to the school of your dreams, and it feels like that dream where you walk into a class naked, without having studied, and with no number-2 pencil.

We can beat that monster together. I'm a graduate of Wellesley College (undergrad) and Harvard University (masters), with an SAT of 760V/750M and a GRE score of 800V/770M. I have scored a 5 on both AP English tests, as well as the US History, Government, and Calculus exams (and a 4 on Art History). This isn't because I'm a genius--it's because I'm a good test taker, and I can help you become a better one as well. Whether you want to try to make dramatic gains on a test or you just need a bit of tweaking, I can tailor my approach to your needs.

I was a peer tutor in college, I've taught 10th grade English, and I've helped South African university students prepare for the GRE--so no matter where you fall on the spectrum, we can customize an approach to help you make the strides you want to make.

I also love tutoring English, literature, and social studies, among others, so whether you're getting a summer school credit out of the way, struggling to get through a tough course, or shooting for an A and a 5 on the AP test, I'd love to help you.

College is so much more than a test score--but the test score is a prerequisite for getting there. Let's own it so you can have the college experience you dream of!

Testimonials

"Very reliable"

- Kevin, Houston, TX on 11/4/14

"Great tutor!"

- Matthew, Houston, TX on 10/21/14

"Really cares!"

- Barbara, Pearland, TX on 9/22/14

"Very inspiring!"

- Corina, Houston, TX on 5/6/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Ryan, Houston, TX on 5/14/13

"Great Tutor "

- Kevin, Houston, TX on 2/15/13

"Incredible"

- Bill, Houston, TX on 2/9/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy, Sociology
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GMAT, GRE, ISEE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:
GMAT, Grammar, 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.

Religion

I have an undergraduate and master's degree in religion. My focus was on Christianity with coursework in Islam and Eastern religions, history of religion, comparative religion.

Social Studies

I studied religion, history, sociology and political science (all social sciences) in college and scored a 5 on the AP US History and AP Government exams. I'm also a voracious reader in the above subjects.

Wellesley College
Harvard University
Master's

Education

Wellesley College

Harvard University (Master's)

Very reliable — Excellent and very patient tutor. She helped my daughter raise her SAT score 150 points. My daughter gained confidence and test taking strategies. ...

— Kevin, Houston, TX on 11/4/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

If a lesson is cancelled within less than 12 hours, I will assess a 50% fee for the missed lesson.

Travel policy

Shannon will travel within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77054.


About Shannon

Hi! Let me guess: you're getting ready to run the gauntlet of standardized tests that guard admission to the school of your dreams, and it feels like that dream where you walk into a class naked, without having studied, and with no number-2 pencil.

We can beat that monster together. I'm a graduate of Wellesley College (undergrad) and Harvard University (masters), with an SAT of 760V/750M and a GRE score of 800V/770M. I have scored a 5 on both AP English tests, as well as the US History, Government, and Calculus exams (and a 4 on Art History). This isn't because I'm a genius--it's because I'm a good test taker, and I can help you become a better one as well. Whether you want to try to make dramatic gains on a test or you just need a bit of tweaking, I can tailor my approach to your needs.

I was a peer tutor in college, I've taught 10th grade English, and I've helped South African university students prepare for the GRE--so no matter where you fall on the spectrum, we can customize an approach to help you make the strides you want to make.

I also love tutoring English, literature, and social studies, among others, so whether you're getting a summer school credit out of the way, struggling to get through a tough course, or shooting for an A and a 5 on the AP test, I'd love to help you.

College is so much more than a test score--but the test score is a prerequisite for getting there. Let's own it so you can have the college experience you dream of!

Testimonials

"Very reliable"

- Kevin, Houston, TX on 11/4/14

"Great tutor!"

- Matthew, Houston, TX on 10/21/14

"Really cares!"

- Barbara, Pearland, TX on 9/22/14

"Very inspiring!"

- Corina, Houston, TX on 5/6/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Ryan, Houston, TX on 5/14/13

"Great Tutor "

- Kevin, Houston, TX on 2/15/13

"Incredible"

- Bill, Houston, TX on 2/9/13

Education

Wellesley College
Harvard University
Master's

Education

Wellesley College

Harvard University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required

If a lesson is cancelled within less than 12 hours, I will assess a 50% fee for the missed lesson.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77054

Shannon’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy, Sociology
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GMAT, GRE, ISEE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:
GMAT, Grammar, 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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