Over 20 tutoring hours

Shawn J.

Washington, DC

$50/hour

Great Math, Science, Business, and Test Prep Tutor

Background check passed as of 10/25/11
4.7 average from 3 ratings
Very Patient
— Donte, Laurel, MD on 11/21/11

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Lincoln University of PA
Accounting
Colgate Rochester Divinity
Master's
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Other

Education

Lincoln University of PA (Accounting)

Colgate Rochester Divinity (Master's)

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Other)

About Shawn

I have more than five years of experience teaching middle and high school students in the classroom and online. I have four years of experience with Anne Arundel County and DC Public Schools in their visitation programs so I enjoy teaching students one on one. I am patient, knowledgeable about the school system, and reliable. I also have a Bachelor's degree in accounting for those wanting tutoring in business. I have a Masters degree and Doctorate degree so I am excellent in research and writing skills and test prep skills. I have more than five years of experience teaching middle and high school students in the classroom and online. I have four years of experience with Anne Arundel County and DC Public Schools in their visitation programs so I enjoy teaching students one on one. I am patient, knowledgeable about the school system, and reliable. I also have a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Washington, DC 20003
Background Check: Passed

"Very Patient"

- Donte, Laurel, MD on 11/21/11
Math:
Algebra 1,
Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
Career Development,
GED, GMAT,
GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

My approach to tutoring in ACT English prep is to teach test taking strategies, build confidence in the student through lots of practice problems, and teach core English principles used in the exam.

ACT Reading

My approach to tutoring in ACT Reading prep is to teach test taking strategies, build confidence in the student through lots of practice, and teach core Reading principles used on the exam.

ACT Science

My approach to tutoring in ACT Science prep is to teach test taking strategies, build confidence in the student through lots of practice, and teach core Science concepts used in the exam.

Algebra 1

I have 3 years experience teaching students Algebra 1 in a one on one setting in Anne Arundel County public schools. My approach is to teach the principles and then provide lots of practice problems.

Career Development

I was a recruiter for 2 Fortune 500 companies and taught High School and College students how to best prepare for their career.

English

I am an experienced English tutor who has taught reading comprehension, writing skills, literature, and vocabulary at the High School level. I specialize in creating individual learning plans that build on the strengths of my students.

GMAT

Using knowledge I gained through sitting for the exam and taking a Kaplan course in prep for the exam, I am able to help students achieve their best score. We focus on learning quantitative and qualitative concepts that are used frequently on the exam, mastering test taking strategies based on the CAT approach, and practicing lots of problems. We use the Kaplan GMAT book as a resource.

Microsoft Excel

I am proficient in using Microsoft Excel. After lessons, my students know how to use the basic tools of excel, create worksheets, use macros, link cells and worksheets for better accuracy and efficiency, use data to create charts and tables, and insert excel worksheets into other programs.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I am proficient in using Microsoft PowerPoint. My tutoring approach is to teach students how to use basic tools to create slides and make presentations. After lessons, students will be able to navigate smoothly between slides during presentations, create automated slide shows, and insert media clips, music, etc into presentations for added impact.

Microsoft Word

I am proficient in using Microsoft Word. My tutoring approach is to teach students basic principles that allow them to create and edit documents. After lessons, students will be able to format documents to their specifications, insert tables and charts, and use clipart and pictures for added impact.

Public Speaking

I am a professional public speaker and have been a pastor for over 11 years.

SAT Reading

My approach to tutoring in SAT Reading prep is to teach test taking strategies, build confidence in the student through lots of practice, and teach core Reading principles used on the exam.

SAT Writing

The writing portion of the SAT tests a student's ability to effectively organize their thoughts and words around a specific theme.Using experience I gained through writing a Master's degree thesis and Doctorate degree thesis, I tutor students in the mechanics and art of writing. We focus on how to write a strong outline, including writing effective introductions and conclusions and selecting the best supporting information for main points.

Writing

Using experience I gained through writing a Master's degree thesis and Doctorate degree thesis, I tutor students in the mechanics and art of writing. After lessons, students are able to effectively organize their thoughts and research into an outline, use language to create a mood or paint a picture through their writing, and use proper sentence and paragraph structure.

Lincoln University of PA
Accounting
Colgate Rochester Divinity
Master's
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Other

Education

Lincoln University of PA (Accounting)

Colgate Rochester Divinity (Master's)

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Other)

Very Patient — We thought Shawn did a great job! This is our very 1st time using a tutor, so we really did not know what to expect. We look forward to utilizing Shawn's services again. ...

— Donte, Laurel, MD on 11/21/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shawn will travel within 10 miles of Washington, DC 20003.