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Shannon B.

Pompano Beach, FL

$50/hour

English/Writing/Grammar Specialist Employed at a University

$50/Hour


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Florida Atlantic University
Communications

Education

Florida Atlantic University (Communications)

About Shannon

My name is Shannon, and I am 35-year-old fundraising professional and mother living in South Florida. I work at a private institution of higher education in Fort Lauderdale, and I am responsible for generating resources to support scholarships, programs and endowments. As the Director of Development, I spend much of my time meeting with community members, cultivating relationships and generating written proposals for external support.

Most recently, I have tutored college students, assisting with the development and editing of their written research papers, essays and reports. I have also worked with children and adults, many of whom are not native English speakers, to improve their written and conversational English skills. Prior to working as a fundraiser, I spent 10 years as a grants professional, writing proposals to private and federal funding agencies.

In my personal life, I enjoy spending time with my two young children (10-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter) and involving myself with their extracurricular teams and activities. I am fortunate that my family, including mother, father, and two younger sisters, lives in South Florida as well. I can be found most Sundays, along with my children, my sisters and their families, enjoying a family dinner of homemade pasta and garden-grown salad at my parents' home. I enjoy shopping, crafting and event planning, and I am currently training for my fourth Fort Lauderdale A1A Half-Marathon.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you or your child to assist with your/their writing, editing, reading or public speaking needs. I can provide writing samples for your review, as well as personal and professional references. Thank you in advance for your consideration
My name is Shannon, and I am 35-year-old fundraising professional and mother living in South Florida. I work at a private institution of higher education in Fort Lauderdale, and I am responsible for generating resources to support scholarships, programs and endowments. As the Director of Development, I spend much of my time meeting with community Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Pompano Beach, FL 33060
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Softball

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked in academia for nearly my entire career, mostly in secondary and post-secondary educational settings. Outside of my career, I have tutored a number of elementary school-aged students in all subjects. I myself have two children in elementary school and, thus, am familiar with the evolving curriculum of the 21st century. I specialize in reading comprehension, writing, English and ESOL/ESL skills training but am proficient in the STEM subjects as well (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Microsoft Outlook

For the last 10 years, I have worked in professional capacities (budget development, event planning/management, fundraising, proposal writing/editing) in which Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint have been fundamental to the job tasks and communications. I have developed extensive budgets in MS Excel for large federal grant applications. I have written and edited hundreds of pages of narrative in MS Word. The majority of professional trainings I've conducted throughout my career have incorporated presentations using MS PowerPoint. Finally, all email correspondence and meeting scheduling are conducted through MS Outlook.

Writing

B.A. in Communications (Journalism);

Twelve years' experience writing proposals, concept papers, and narratives for private and federal grant applications;

Extensive experience in persuasive and development writing, including letters to benefactors and donor prospects, as well as fundraising proposals; and

Two years' experience as a tutor in a university writing lab, working with undergraduate and graduate students in the development and editing of essays, concept papers and personal statements.

Florida Atlantic University
Communications

Education

Florida Atlantic University (Communications)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shannon will travel within 15 miles of Pompano Beach, FL 33060.