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Shannon L.

West Roxbury, MA

$50/hour

Training Specialist & P-T Faculty Seeking Tutoring Opportunities

4.7 average from 3 ratings
She is a patient, excellent and helpful person. Really she is great, also she understand the differences between culture which is helpful and great.
— Arwa, Quincy, MA on 6/21/15

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Clark University Worcester, MA
Psychology
Harvard University Graduate School of Education
MEd
Simmons School of Social Work
Master's

Education

Clark University Worcester, MA (Psychology)

Harvard University Graduate School of Education (MEd)

Simmons School of Social Work (Master's)

About Shannon

A mid30s professional with an interest in continuing to hone my teaching skills with a range of learners - e.g., age, grade, educational background, academic program/study focus, and career interests. In my FT position, I oversee internal and external training, as well as research development and implementation. In addition, this spring, I taught my first graduate level course in social work and really enjoyed it. Lastly, from 2008-2013, I served as Director of Religious Education for a UU church based in Boston, and was often needed to teach children from early elementary school through high school.

I have used SPSS for years, first beginning as an undergraduate and then in my graduate programs. After college, I spent several years assisting doctoral students with data analysis for their dissertations.

I've studied social sciences for as long as I can remember. I knew early on that I wanted to pursue a helping profession, and I chose Clark University's undergraduate program for its reputation in psychology. I minored in philosophy and concentrated in women's studies. Later, I studied education and social work.

I like to share a story from elementary school, when our teachers had us fill out a form about ourselves and they processed the data using some computer program designed to find our perfect career match. Most students received several pages of jobs that they'd be great at. I received a page with one job - proofreader. My teacher ran it again, and I still got proofreader. :) I'm still known for my proofreading skills as of today, so maybe that computer program had some serious artificial intelligence that I didn't understand at the time.

For admission to Harvard's Graduate School of Education, I had to take and earn fairly high scores on the GRE. I studied for a year, mostly expanding my vocabulary en route to work via the bus, at night before bed, etc. I was able to find ways of memorizing vocab words, using mnemonics and learning the roots of words to be able to identify other words. Also, I took a GRE prep course at the Boston Center for Adult Education and learned helpful tips for quickly figuring out the answer to a question and/or quickly identifying answers that are NOT correct.

While I'm just a couple years shy of being a millennial, I do think of myself as a digital native. I've had to use Microsoft Office products since college, and have used them in every job I've ever had as well. Teaching graduate school this semester, I've had to expand my use of technology as we used an online learning management system and also connected with each other via conference calls, Go To Meeting, and other forms of telecommunication.

I look forward to your inquiries. I enjoy working with children, and my primary work has been at large child welfare/children's behavioral health agencies. As noted in previous sections, I've also begun working with graduate students, and they range in age, with some students attending graduate school just after completing their undergraduate degree and some students returning to school to study social work after years in a different field/occupation. I really enjoying connecting with students, academically as well as personally (must be the social worker in me). Also, I find that I learn - or relearn - so much when teaching. Even when I'm familiar with the material, I'm finding new ways of describing it in clear, concise language that'll be accessible to a diverse group of learners.
A mid30s professional with an interest in continuing to hone my teaching skills with a range of learners - e.g., age, grade, educational background, academic program/study focus, and career interests. In my FT position, I oversee internal and external training, as well as research development and implementation. In addition, this spring, I taught Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of West Roxbury, MA 02132

"She is a patient, excellent and helpful person. Really she is great, also she understand the differences between culture which is helpful and great."

- Arwa, Quincy, MA on 6/21/15
Math:
SPSS
Science:
Anthropology, Psychology
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development,
GED, GRE, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SPSS
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Anthropology
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development,
GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Career Development

I oversee my agency's internal and external training opportunities. As such, I've been able to work with staff to understand their professional development interests and career development. Also, for many years, I've supervised graduate level social work interns who are preparing for their license and post-MSW employment. I believe that a key to career development is asking the right questions of the person you're working with and really listening to their answers. And encouraging them to trust their gut instinct.

Clark University Worcester, MA
Psychology
Harvard University Graduate School of Education
MEd
Simmons School of Social Work
Master's

Education

Clark University Worcester, MA (Psychology)

Harvard University Graduate School of Education (MEd)

Simmons School of Social Work (Master's)

She is a patient, excellent and helpful person. Really she is great, also she understand the differences between culture which is helpful and great. — She did an awesome job in helping me to edit my personal statement and application. Also she put a great effort in guiding me to write appropriate CV. ...

— Arwa, Quincy, MA on 6/21/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shannon will travel within 20 miles of West Roxbury, MA 02132.