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Shane R.

Burlingame, CA

$200/hour

Harvard / Stanford educated tutor (SAT, GMAT, application essays)

In-person lessons
400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/28/13
5.0 average from 138 ratings
Best Tutor In Los Angeles
— Bryan, Studio City, CA on 2/25/14

$200/Hour


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Cornell University / West Point
Economics, Chinese
Stanford Graduate School of Business
MBA
Harvard Kennedy School (John F. Kennedy Fellow)
Master's

Education

Cornell University / West Point (Economics, Chinese)

Stanford Graduate School of Business (MBA)

Harvard Kennedy School (John F. Kennedy Fellow) (Master's)

About Shane

Hello! 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 Chinese. While an undergrad, I studied abroad at Beijing University and East China Normal University. I am also a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Harvard Kennedy School, where I was awarded the John F. Kennedy Fellowship. My services are great for students and prospective students who need help in a range of topics:

--school application guidance / essays (graduate school, college, boarding/prep school recommendations and essays)
--standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, ASVAB, etc.)
--homework and classwork
--essay writing
--memorization techniques
--techniques for dealing with learning disabilities
--motivation


My Students
I have been tutoring students on and off for almost 20 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 and high schools. 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, abilities 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. I have also worked as an investment banker and private equity professional on Wall St. and in San Francisco, and have served in the US Army. Currently I write an entrepreneurship column on Forbes, focused especially on doing well by doing good.


Why I'm here
I'm here on Wyzant because I love seeing people, particularly those who are down on school or stressed about coursework, achieve moments of insight they need to help them realize they really can be good at academics and achieve their goals--I'm here because I love seeing students regain the confidence they need to believe that applying themselves is an endeavor genuinely worth their time.

I used to be an easily-distracted, mischievous and, in many cases, troubled student who did poorly in school and got into a lot of trouble. The worse I did, the less I applied myself. Once I got to the point at which I thought I'd never have many professional options later in life, I set myself on a new path and never looked back. If you or your child is going through the same thing, I'd be delighted to share my story and more about what helped me change my outlook and find the confidence and discipline I needed to succeed.

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

Shane
Hello! 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 Chinese. While an undergrad, I studied abroad at Beijing University and East China Normal University. I am also a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Harvard Kennedy School, where I was Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Discount available for multiple hours / bookings

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Burlingame, CA 94010
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Best Tutor In Los Angeles"

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

"Can pick up whereever the math students needs him"

- Sohaila, Woodland Hills, CA on 5/11/15

"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 6/25/13

"Great tutor."

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

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.

Algebra 1

I have tutored many students in algebra, as a subject by itself, as well as for standardized tests, such as the GMAT and SAT.

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.

Geometry

I have tutored geometry for years, as both a subject itself, as well as for standardized tests, such as the GMAT and the SAT.

GRE

I have tutored many students for the GRE and GMAT. Happy to help!

Cornell University / West Point
Economics, Chinese
Stanford Graduate School of Business
MBA
Harvard Kennedy School (John F. Kennedy Fellow)
Master's

Education

Cornell University / West Point (Economics, Chinese)

Stanford Graduate School of Business (MBA)

Harvard Kennedy School (John F. Kennedy Fellow) (Master's)

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 rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $200.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Discount available for multiple hours / bookings

Travel policy

Shane will travel within 15 miles of Burlingame, CA 94010.