Shawanna H.

Atlanta, GA


Theatre, English, and History Tutor

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Valdosta State University


Valdosta State University (Theatre)

About Shawanna

Dear potential student,

I am currently in affect to obtain my M.F.A in Performing Arts. I currently have my B.F.A in theatre and many core curriculum in social sciences such as, U.S. History from the civil war to 1960s, Political Science, Anthropology and Sociology. I have a passion to teach the arts both liberal and performing. As a tutor I will help students learn not only how to understand what they being taught but, enjoy the sessions. My goal is to help tutor students who want to thrive in education, and need the extra push to get there.

I have tutored in my neighborhood for years. I have tutored individuals from 5-65 in areas such as reading, writing, computers, history,political science. I have found that I am better at tutoring students ages 5-30 in from 2nd Grade to those obtaining their bachelors degree. Although I am highly intrigued and encompass knowledge in political science my main areas of expertise are in U.S history, Reading and Theatre. In each of these areas I have studied extensively for 5+ years in each.

With Theatre I can assist in the costume history, playwrighting, basic drafting, stage dialogue,stage movement and scene painting and theatre history. My strong points in history include U.S. history, world history and current events. Finally anything involving reading, from enunciations to how to find the origins of words and comprehending those words into everyday language.

My approach in tutoring is to give the student the background information into the area they studying and break down the main points in either bullets, rhymes or basic memorization. As a tutor my areas of expertise in English, reading and history are expanded on my love of art and curiosity. If the student is an avid gamer I will turn the lessons into games. If the student is more audible than visual I will give them a rhythm and rhyme to help the information sink in to their mind. I do not believe in doing the work for the student but, to coax them into feeling comfortable about what they are struggling with and make it as easy as any other subject they already comprehend.

I want the students I teach to absorb what they are being taught instead of just memorizing the lessons for testing purposes without every using the information again. As I learn and grow, I aim to assist those I tutor in their educational adventures and help them grow alongside me.


Dear potential student,

I am currently in affect to obtain my M.F.A in Performing Arts. I currently have my B.F.A in theatre and many core curriculum in social sciences such as, U.S. History from the civil war to 1960s, Political Science, Anthropology and Sociology. I have a passion to teach the arts both liberal and performing. As a
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1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Atlanta, GA 30309
In-person lessons
Art History, Theater
Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
American History,
Anthropology, Art History, European History, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Public Speaking

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.

American History

Since I was in elementary school, I have been taught and implanted with the knowledge of the American history. How we came to be in this "new world" to how the presidential elections are run and when they are held. I have been ingrained with the working knowledge of a 5th grade history book, with extra tid-bits of information pertinent to the avid politician.


As a resident of Southeast GA, it can be daunting when speaking to others unfamiliar with my vernacular. Therefore, I have adapted to using the standard way of speaking so that I am clearly understood. In doing so I have learned that when those around me are speaking and/or writing, I am able to distinguish words or phrases that are misplaced and formed in their own way. Grammar, just like vocabulary and proofreading, is used in every form of speech. These could be reading or writing and, as a performance major I understand that how one pronounces a word or words can be the difference between comedic relief or tragic and unnecessary violence.


I have been an avid reader since I first learned to read. Literature has often sparked my interest because many of the stories are evolved into plays and/or musicals in which I have been involved in for over 5 years.


As a theater major, I have written many short stories, plays and papers that I had to proofread in order for these to make sense not only to myself but to the person(s) reading them. As a proofreader and just in general, I want to be able to not only look at what is written but, to also be able to hear how it is written. I have been writing in different formats for over 5 years. Many of my works have been essays or analytic papers about performances and their meaning.


AS a theater major it is my job to extensively read a variety of works. I am continuously developing my skills with a wide genre of books and articles. These range from science fiction to political columns. Currently I am reading both adventure series and short historical works just to give myself a diverse amount of reading to do and hone my understanding of what it was like to read certain phrases and words from 60 years ago until the present time.


I have BFA in Theater, and I will be attending SCAD in January to work on obtaining my MFA in Performing Arts. My skill sets are in production and performance with the bulk of my knowledge in scene design, theater history, acting styles and basic carpentry and makeup. As an undergrad, I learned different dialects, and acting techniques including enunciation, improv,and classical. I have been taught how to break down a sonnet and interpret the meanings behind why a character took different approaches using the GOAT method, Goal, Obstacle, Adjective, and Tactic.


I possess extensive vocabulary skills as a theater/performing arts student. In my course work I have been challenged with a variety of words with descriptive meaning that could be broken down to reveal their origin. My work as a playwright in theater has also given me the opportunity to use suggestive words and similes to entice my intended audience.

Valdosta State University


Valdosta State University (Theatre)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Shawanna will travel within 2 miles of Atlanta, GA 30309.