English, Math, and Science - Grade School, High School, and College
English, Math, and Science - Grade School, High School, and College
I'm a biotech professional currently working for a Fortune 50 company; I have fourteen years' experience in the industry, mostly at some of the largest pharma companies in the world. I hold a B.Sc. in Biology from Penn State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. My career requires use of advanced math, statistics, chemistry, biology, and mechanical skills on a daily basis, honing my knowledge through constant use. I have many years working as a private tutor for grade...
I'm a biotech professional currently working for a Fortune 50 company; I have fourteen years' experience in the industry, mostly at some of the largest pharma companies in the world. I hold a B.Sc. in Biology from Penn State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. My career requires use of advanced math, statistics, chemistry, biology, and mechanical skills on a daily basis, honing my knowledge through constant use. I have many years working as a private tutor for grade school, high school, and college, and also as a trainer and subject-matter expert in the biotech and hospitality industries, so I'm experienced in teaching adult learners as well as children.
I also have three young children in school - all with As and Bs in their subjects. I work well with grade school and middle-school aged children, and find I can often break down topics to be readily accessible to even young learners and keep learning interesting. I was hyperactive as a child (some might say I still am), so I know what it's like to crave learning but to be easily distracted. Also, two of my three children are in speech therapy, so I am familiar with speech difficulties and delays, but these two children are also part of an accelerated learning program in our district due to their aptitude and drive.
Additionally, I have experience in most of the other hard sciences (physics, earth sciences, and so on) as well as a number of psychology subsections (developmental, cognitive, organizational/engineering, and biological). I am well-versed in English topics, spanning literature, sentence mechanics, vocabulary, rhetoric skills, persuasive writing, technical writing, and fiction. I also possess excellent mathematics skills covering algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, and business math.
Since I began tutoring at WyzAnt, my students have run the gamut of English topics (mechanics, rhetoric, literary criticism, vocabulary), most of the science topics (with a particular focus on chemistry, biology, and physics), and most of the math topics (specifically algebra, geometry, and trigonometry). I've provided assistance with both SAT and ACT prep, ASVAB prep, and straight college counseling, helping with applications, essay writing, and tips/prep for interviews.
I also have experience working with private organizations in Massachusetts and Connecticut, including a private boarding school for young men and an elite youth women's hockey league. I provide rates for group instruction or individualized time for these operations as needed. Please inquire if your organization needs tutoring!
I tutor from my home, through online avenues (WyzAnt, Skype, Google+), and in-person sessions - I have availability weekday evenings and some weekends. My base rate is as shown, but I do offer a discount to students who choose to commute to meet me in-person or who can meet online. Please inquire!
A wealth of knowledge!!
Shannon started tutoring my daughter, a high school junior, this past spring, in English and Chemistry. He rapidly assessed the course work, areas she struggled with, and was very effective In moving her work forward, such that she improved more than a full letter grade in English, and a full grade in Chemistry and went into final exams with confidence. Shannon is excellent at literature analysis, writing mechanics, vocabulary - and his teaching style is creative and tailored to the student. He gives lots of practical tips As to how to move forward even when the subject topic is not your favorite. He's also excellent in Chemistry again, assessing both the coursework required and teaching specific concepts as well as how to approach the material. Shannon is punctual, realistic and positive in his approach, and makes every effort to be flexible with appointment times and provide the tutoring time needed. He really helped my student get back on track and end her school year successfully!Suellen, 35 lessons with Shannon
Prompt, patient and informative.
Reviewed math skills, and test taking strategies. Approached problems in a step by step process. Explained the necessary formulas needed for the SAT math test. Scheduled another session to continue preparing for SAT.Jayne, 3 lessons with Shannon
Shannon is a excellent tutor. He really knows the material, which makes a difference in his sessions.Cristiely, 4 lessons with Shannon
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Shannon is an excellent teacher, he is very knowledgeable, He is very patient tutor. My son is doing really well in Organic chemistry.Rakesh, 9 lessons with Shannon
Shannon helped me tremendously to grasp concepts in General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. I spent a full year tutoring with Shannon, and would highly recommend his services. He is committed to helping you succeed. Shannon is extremely knowledgeable in the subjects, but what I found also very helpful is his flexibility in teaching style. Shannon will work with you to come up with a game plan that best fits your needs. Shannon is awesome! I have had other tutors in previous years, and none have compared to the knowledge, flexibility and professionalism that Shannon exhibits. I would HIGHLY recommend Shannon!Stephanie and Marc, 152 lessons with Shannon
Mr. C is an excellent tutor who went out of his way to help provide the best tutoring experience. He worked to enhance our sessions by preparing assignments for me to do for review what I learned and to research new topics. Mr. C taught me in such a way that gave me interest and provided me insight into the fields of biology. He also made connections between topics my own personal interests and topics that we were focusing on, therefore tailoring the course to benefit me as much as possible. Mr. C can easily compliment learning styles, further personalizing the experience.Harish, 8 lessons with Shannon
Shannon tutored me for an accelerated college chemistry course and was very helpful. He prepped for topics so that he knew what I was working on for each lesson and was able to explain topics in different ways until I could understand them. He was very patient and greatly helped me to do better in the course. I would highly recommend him as a tutor! He was creative and gave me tips on ways to approach different problems so that I could grasp the concepts behind what I was doing in a practical manner. He was also very flexible with timing and was willing to switch around our meetings to work with my exam schedule. He was a great tutor!!Hannah, 7 lessons with Shannon
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