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Shawn L.

Math, English & Test Prep Tutor; 10+ years extraordinary results

Math, English & Test Prep Tutor; 10+ years extraordinary results

$100/hour

  • 1,124 hours tutoring

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Cameron, 9 lessons with Shawn

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About Shawn


Bio

There is a plethora of experienced tutors available to you, but here are some of the things that set me apart:

*Perfect SAT/SAT II scores - In addition to a 2400 SAT, I have scored an 800 GRE and a 780 GMAT.

*Extraordinary track record - The vast majority of my students see unusually high results. My students frequently go from producing C, D, or F material to B or A material within the first couple weeks. My long time SAT students average between 300 and 400 points improvement in their...

There is a plethora of experienced tutors available to you, but here are some of the things that set me apart:

*Perfect SAT/SAT II scores - In addition to a 2400 SAT, I have scored an 800 GRE and a 780 GMAT.

*Extraordinary track record - The vast majority of my students see unusually high results. My students frequently go from producing C, D, or F material to B or A material within the first couple weeks. My long time SAT students average between 300 and 400 points improvement in their scores; The most improved student went from a 1480 to a 2160 (680 point improvement) and my highest scoring student earned a 2350 (Update: highest scoring student earned a 1570 on the 1600 scale).

*Relate well to all types of students. - Some students don't respond well to tutoring because they can't relate to the tutor. A person of many interests, I have taught all ages and many different personalities and always get great results. In particular, I have had better success than most of my counterparts for many "jock" students who don't relate to a brains-only, "nerd" type of tutor.

*Easy going and positive. - Keeping a student motivated and positive is a huge part of getting good results for that student. I am able to keep a student's spirits up even when they're struggling so that they can continue to improve and get over any temporary obstacles.

*Well qualified and current. - I take my reputation as a top tutor seriously, and as such I take steps to ensure that I stay up-to-date with new trends in academics and standardized tests. I take the SAT every year, and have scored a perfect 2400 on it eight out of the last ten times. I keep up to date with popular scientific theories, read all of the novels assigned to my students that I haven't previously read, and even study new languages every year to help improve communication with my ESL students.

A little about myself -
Tutoring has been by far the most enjoyable and rewarding job I've ever had. I began my tutoring experience at 15 when I was hired to teach in my High School's tutoring center and have continued teaching ever since.

I went to UCSB straight out of high school on a full scholarship but was forced to withdraw when I was diagnosed with cancer and decided to return to my home-town for treatment. I spent a few years doing other things (music, web design, MMA, got married) and then decided to return to college. I got my first degree in Mathematics and am pursuing another in Computer Science. I love music, sports, games, fitness, and a billion other things. If you think I may be a fit as a tutor for you or your child, I'll look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your academic goals.


Policies

  • Hourly rate: $100
  • Rate details: I do offer discounted rates for group sessions or certain special circumstances. Inquire for details.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/17/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

My qualifications come from both education and experience. I have done professional programming for over ten years, having begun programming over twenty years ago. I have developed numerous stand-alone applications as well as front and back-end web development, and even computer games. Additionally, I earned A's in all of my college programming classes including Fundamentals, Data Structures, Java, C++, Assembly Language and others, and was selected two years in a row for my college's 3-person programming team for the ACU collegiate computer programming competition at which we came in 11th and 14th in the nation.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

In addition to A's in all of my college programming classes including Fundamentals, Data Structures, Java, C++, Assembly Language and others, I have done professional programming for over ten years and began programming more than twenty years ago. I have developed numerous stand-alone applications as well as front and back-end web development, and even computer games. Additionally, I was selected two years in a row for my college's 3-person programming team for the ACU collegiate computer programming competition at which we came in 11th and 14th in the nation.
General Computer

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Proofreading, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Having received perfect scores on the SAT (ACT wasn't around when I was in HS), I have a thorough understanding of the material. I have since trained to teach ACT as well as numerous other subjects and have over 10 years tutoring experience. I have an excellent track record of student score improvement.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Having received perfect SAT scores, I have a thorough understanding of the material. I have over 10 years tutoring experience and have an excellent track record of student score improvement. My students generally improve by between 300 and 400 points on their overall SAT score.
ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My qualifications include perfect SAT scores, and perfect SAT II math scores. I have excelled in all my math courses (from elementary math to Multivariate Calculus), which include all the standard Algebra classes at both the high school and college level. Additionally, I have been tutoring for more than 10 years. I have a gift for understanding a student's thinking and helping him or her to truly understand math in a way that far exceeds simple formula memorization.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In addition to perfect SAT scores and perfect SAT II math scores, I have more than 10 years of math tutoring experience. I'm easy going and positive, good at understanding a student's thinking, and most importantly, gifted at helping students truly understand math in a way that far exceeds simple formula memorization. I have an excellent track record of student improvement and genuinely enjoy helping students reach their goals.
Calculus,

Calculus

Having tutored Calculus students for over 10 years with great success, I am well qualified to teach or tutor the material. I have helped many students go from failing to excelling in their Calculus classes, and seen most of them receive 4s and 5s on their AP tests. I am still pursuing my first Bachelor's but have taken all standard math classes up through Calculus III (Vector Calculus) and several other odds and ends such as Discrete Math and Linear.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Having received perfect scores on the SAT math and SAT II math, I have a thorough understanding of the material. I have over 10 years tutoring experience and have an excellent track record of student score improvement. My students generally improve by between 300 and 400 points on their overall SAT score.
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Reading, Statistics, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Having received perfect scores on the SAT math and SAT II math (ACT wasn't around when I was in HS), I have a thorough understanding of the material. I have over 10 years tutoring experience and have an excellent track record of student score improvement.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My qualifications include perfect SAT scores, and perfect SAT II math scores. I have excelled in all my math courses (from elementary math to Multivariate Calculus), which include all the standard Algebra classes at both the high school and college level. Additionally, I have been tutoring for more than 10 years. I have a gift for understanding a student's thinking and helping him or her to truly understand math in a way that far exceeds simple formula memorization.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In addition to perfect SAT scores and perfect SAT II math scores, I have more than 10 years of math tutoring experience. I'm easy going and positive, good at understanding a student's thinking, and most importantly, gifted at helping students truly understand math in a way that far exceeds simple formula memorization. I have an excellent track record of student improvement and genuinely enjoy helping students reach their goals.
Calculus,

Calculus

Having tutored Calculus students for over 10 years with great success, I am well qualified to teach or tutor the material. I have helped many students go from failing to excelling in their Calculus classes, and seen most of them receive 4s and 5s on their AP tests. I am still pursuing my first Bachelor's but have taken all standard math classes up through Calculus III (Vector Calculus) and several other odds and ends such as Discrete Math and Linear.
Logic,

Logic

My qualifications include education and experience. I excelled in Discrete Mathematics, which includes the study of logic principles and practices. I got 'A's in all seven of my computer programming classes that covered logic concepts such as programming logic, logic diagrams, circuit logic & diagrams, karnaugh maps and flowcharts. Additionally, scored 99th percentile ten years in a row on the Stanford Achievement Test 9e, which included a logical association section. In addition to my educational qualifications, I have fifteen years of computer programming experience, creating logical solutions to abstract problems.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Having received perfect scores on the SAT math and SAT II math, I have a thorough understanding of the material. I have over 10 years tutoring experience and have an excellent track record of student score improvement. My students generally improve by between 300 and 400 points on their overall SAT score.
Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My qualifications include perfect SAT scores, and perfect SAT II math scores. I have excelled in all my math courses (from elementary math to Multivariate Calculus), which include all the standard Algebra classes at both the high school and college level. Additionally, I have been tutoring for more than 10 years. I have a gift for understanding a student's thinking and helping him or her to truly understand math in a way that far exceeds simple formula memorization.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In addition to perfect SAT scores and perfect SAT II math scores, I have more than 10 years of math tutoring experience. I'm easy going and positive, good at understanding a student's thinking, and most importantly, gifted at helping students truly understand math in a way that far exceeds simple formula memorization. I have an excellent track record of student improvement and genuinely enjoy helping students reach their goals.
Calculus,

Calculus

Having tutored Calculus students for over 10 years with great success, I am well qualified to teach or tutor the material. I have helped many students go from failing to excelling in their Calculus classes, and seen most of them receive 4s and 5s on their AP tests. I am still pursuing my first Bachelor's but have taken all standard math classes up through Calculus III (Vector Calculus) and several other odds and ends such as Discrete Math and Linear.
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Statistics, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

Science

ACT Science, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My qualifications include perfect SAT scores, and perfect SAT II math scores. I have excelled in all my math courses (from elementary math to Multivariate Calculus), which include all the standard Algebra classes at both the high school and college level. Additionally, I have been tutoring for more than 10 years. I have a gift for understanding a student's thinking and helping him or her to truly understand math in a way that far exceeds simple formula memorization.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In addition to perfect SAT scores and perfect SAT II math scores, I have more than 10 years of math tutoring experience. I'm easy going and positive, good at understanding a student's thinking, and most importantly, gifted at helping students truly understand math in a way that far exceeds simple formula memorization. I have an excellent track record of student improvement and genuinely enjoy helping students reach their goals.
Calculus,

Calculus

Having tutored Calculus students for over 10 years with great success, I am well qualified to teach or tutor the material. I have helped many students go from failing to excelling in their Calculus classes, and seen most of them receive 4s and 5s on their AP tests. I am still pursuing my first Bachelor's but have taken all standard math classes up through Calculus III (Vector Calculus) and several other odds and ends such as Discrete Math and Linear.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Having received perfect scores on the SAT math and SAT II math, I have a thorough understanding of the material. I have over 10 years tutoring experience and have an excellent track record of student score improvement. My students generally improve by between 300 and 400 points on their overall SAT score.
ESL/ESOL, GED, Geometry, Physics, Reading, Statistics, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Having received perfect scores on the SAT (ACT wasn't around when I was in HS), I have a thorough understanding of the material. I have since trained to teach ACT as well as numerous other subjects and have over 10 years tutoring experience. I have an excellent track record of student score improvement.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

Having received perfect scores on the SAT math and SAT II math (ACT wasn't around when I was in HS), I have a thorough understanding of the material. I have over 10 years tutoring experience and have an excellent track record of student score improvement.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Having received perfect scores on the SAT math and SAT II math, I have a thorough understanding of the material. I have over 10 years tutoring experience and have an excellent track record of student score improvement. My students generally improve by between 300 and 400 points on their overall SAT score.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Having received perfect SAT scores, I have a thorough understanding of the material. I have over 10 years tutoring experience and have an excellent track record of student score improvement. My students generally improve by between 300 and 400 points on their overall SAT score.
ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GRE, SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Excellent First Lesson

It was my first lesson. He helped get a better grasp on epsilon-delta proofs. Excellent and very logical way of explaining concepts.

Stepan, 2 lessons with Shawn

Best tutor we've ever had.

Shawn turned my son from F to an A student on both Calculus 1 and 2. Worth every penny!!!!

John, 31 lessons with Shawn

Great Algebra Tutor

Shawn does a great job with my high school junior in helping him to understand algebra 2. He does a great job of really helping him to think through and apply the formulas.

Leslie, 31 lessons with Shawn

Great tutor

Truly a great tutor. I hired him for my son in college and he has been amazing to work with. My sons grades have gone up by a entire grade, just by working with him.

David, 66 lessons with Shawn

Through and confident in his subject

Shawn's confidence in his subject matter, translates to our high schooler when he clearly walks him through his pre-calc problems. Has helped our son be confident in his class and is helping him feel proud of his abilities in math.

Linda, 15 lessons with Shawn

One of the best tutors ever!!!

Shawn has helped me with English 110 study material and even helped me with studying for my English final on a novel. I got a B on the final and a final grade of a B. Also, he has been very patient and knowledgeable with helping me prepare for the English 110 assessment next spring and I can't wait to continue to work with him on that. He will be great, I just know!

Grant, 4 lessons with Shawn

Great Tutor!

Shawn was so great and really helpful to my son. He explained things in a way that finally made since in a world of complicated High School Physics!

Lynn , 3 lessons with Shawn

Thank you

My granddaughter is enjoying her studies in programming. Thank you for keeping her enthusiasm level high as game design seems to be of genuine interest.

Michael, 20 lessons with Shawn

Excellent GRE teacher! I highly recommend him.

I am only at the beginning of being tutored by Shawn and I am already very impressed with his knowledge, his teaching capabilities but mostly his patience. I was worried from being out of school for so long that no one would be able to re-teach the concepts to me but Shawn is proving me wrong and has set my mind at ease with learning all that there is to know for the GRE. I am extremely glad I chose him as my tutor.

Julie, 11 lessons with Shawn

$100/hour

Shawn L.

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