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Shane O.

Hilo, HI


Experienced and caring tutor for math, science, ACT/SAT

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67 Ratings
6hrs Response Time
Highly Recommended
— Ryan, Boise, ID on 4/3/13

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Willamette University
Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary


Willamette University

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (Master's)

About Shane

If you are looking for an experienced tutor for math (all levels through calculus), chemistry, or physics, then there is a good chance that I am your man.

I majored in mathematics and minored in chemistry in college, but also have extensive tutoring experience in many different situations. I began tutoring as a peer tutor in high school, continued tutoring in college for fellow students through the Office of Multicultural Affairs, taught math and science in American Samoa, and spent three years tutoring at Portland Community College's Math Center tutoring many different math and science subjects.

Not only have I tutored at the college and university level, but have also worked with students in high school, middle school, and elementary school. I have tutored students with learning disabilities and other students whose first language was not English. I love working with students who have the same love of learning that I do, no matter what level or what obstacles they may have in their way.

I love the challenge of finding the best way to communicate with a particular student. I believe that every student has the capacity to learn as long as they have the proper tools and motivation. I desire to see every student fulfill their potential and build their confidence when they realize that they are capable of learning. I am an ordained minister and served as a pastor for a small church for 6 years, and I have brought over my caring for people from the ministry to tutoring.

I try to keep the mood light because I believe that a relaxed student has a higher capacity for learning, but I do not want to waste any time and will be sure to keep students on task.
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Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Hilo, HI 96720

"Highly Recommended"

- Ryan, Boise, ID on 4/3/13

"Excellent Tutor "

- Bob, Boise, ID on 12/15/14

"Clear, concise, easy to understand"

- Phyllis, Boise, ID on 5/2/14

"Awesome tutor!"

- Lisa, Boise, ID on 3/6/14

"Great tutor."

- Cyndy, Boise, ID on 8/13/13

"Far Exceeded Our Expectations"

- Joan, Caldwell, ID on 3/30/13
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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Algebra 1

Solving for x
Plotting graphs
Quadratic equation
Factoring polynomials
Word problems
Anything else that comes up

Willamette University
Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary


Willamette University

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (Master's)

Highly Recommended — We have been using Shane now for the last month or two to help tutor our son in Algebra II. Shane is very knowledgeable about the subject matter and also has an excellent ability to communicate his knowledge. He is prompt, professional, and brings a lot of energy to the sessions. Our son's grade and confidence have improved dramatically and he actually looks forward to Shane's visits. I would ...

— Ryan, Boise, ID on 4/3/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shane will travel within 5 miles of Hilo, HI 96720.

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