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Shane G.

Boston College Grad, Collegiate Rower & Patient Professional

Boston College Grad, Collegiate Rower & Patient Professional

$60/hour

  • 450 hours tutoring

  • Butler, NJ 07405

"Excellent Tutor"

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About Shane


Bio

"The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense." Thomas A. Edison The above captures all that I believe is necessary to succeed - in academics, athletics, or life in general. I have found Edison's words to be true in my own experience, and I believe anyone, student or otherwise, can reach his/her goals by working hard, being relentless, but keeping a good head on his/her shoulders all the while. Soon after ar...

"The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense."

Thomas A. Edison

The above captures all that I believe is necessary to succeed - in academics, athletics, or life in general. I have found Edison's words to be true in my own experience, and I believe anyone, student or otherwise, can reach his/her goals by working hard, being relentless, but keeping a good head on his/her shoulders all the while. Soon after arriving at Boston College, I stumbled onto the men's rowing team, starting out near the bottom of the freshman/novice team. A couple of years of persistence and many blisters and callouses later, with 2 marathons under my belt, I made my way into the bow of the Varsity 8+, the program's top boat, mainly because I never stopped pushing myself. Rowing did not come naturally, but simply because I chose to improve year to year, I kept progressing; I still look for ways I can improve as a teacher, athlete, son, brother, etc. This lesson of perseverance, in all endeavors, is one I look to instill in my students.

I have taught in classroom settings, in the preferred setting of 1-on-1 interaction, and the ages of the students with whom I have worked are extremely varied (from 9 years old to 30+ years old). I also have experience tutoring a wide range of subjects! My main tutoring strengths are centered around test prep for the ASVAB, PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, and LSAT, but other intellectual interests of mine include logic and philosophy as a general field of study. I also view the use of proper grammar, the ability to proofread well, and the openness to expand one's vocabulary to be crucial factors in student writing development.

Here is the list of subjects I tutor along with the corresponding base rates:

SUBJECT___________________________BASE RATE

ASVAB_____________________________$25/hour
High school reading/writing_______$45/hour
Algebra 1 & 2______________________$55/hour
Geometry/Trigonometry__________$55/hour
Pre-Calculus_______________________$55/hour
Logic/Philosophy___________________$60/hour
PSAT_______________________________$60/hour
SAT________________________________$65/hour
ACT________________________________$65/hour
GRE________________________________$65/hour
LSAT_______________________________$75/hour

Please note that the rate that appears on my public profile is the median base rate across all subjects I tutor. Base rates are subject to change.

CANCELLATION POLICY (for in-person lessons - effective as of 09/10/2017):

There are two (2) actions that qualify as student cancellations. They are outlined below - along with their respective consequences:

Action 1 | A student (or other individual representing the student's interest) cancels a scheduled lesson in-between 24 and 2 hours before that scheduled lesson's start time. The consequence is a cancellation fee of $30.

Action 2 | A student (or other individual representing the student's interest) cancels a lesson either between 2 and 0 hours before the scheduled lesson start time or after the scheduled lesson start time. The consequence is the scheduled lesson being billed in full. For example, if a lesson were scheduled to last from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and then a student texted me to cancel anytime after 5:00 pm that same evening, then I would submit the lesson - listing 7:00 pm as the start time and 8:30 pm as the finish time.


Education

Boston College
Economics

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  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: Please see my bio for additional detail.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 12 miles of Butler, NJ 07405
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/18/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Econometrics,

Econometrics

I am qualified in econometrics - generally - given my bachelor's degree in economics completed at Boston College in May 2015. I am qualified - specifically - given my course grade "A-" in the course "Econometric Methods", which I completed during my second year of study at BC.
GRE,

GRE

Regarding the GRE, I scored 169/170 on the quantitative section and 165/170 on the verbal section, which puts me in the 96th percentile of test takers for each section. (The 334/340 combined score falls at or around the 99th percentile.) I also scored a 5.0/6.0 on the analytical writing section - landing me in the 93rd percentile for that section. I have an extensive background tutoring math up to and including pre-calculus and have also worked with about 20 LSAT students within the past few years; this diverse teaching experience helps me adjust to each student's needs and has prepared me well to help students of differing backgrounds and talents tackle the GRE.
Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Corporate Training

Grammar, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Vocabulary

English

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I enjoy helping my students master the different question types that appear on the Reading Test of the SAT. By anticipating the various change-ups that can get thrown their way, my students benefit in becoming more critical thinkers, and they become versatile test-takers as a result.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I scored a 780 on the Writing Test of the SAT back in high school, when the test was out of 2400, and I currently enjoy helping students work through the new SAT's grammatical questions and more challenging logical organization and transition questions.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Philosophy

Homeschool

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored a 760 on the math portion of the SAT back in high school and, in addition to having a thorough understanding of the test's demands, I enjoy helping relay concepts necessary to success and test strategies to my students.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I enjoy helping my students master the different question types that appear on the Reading Test of the SAT. By anticipating the various change-ups that can get thrown their way, my students benefit in becoming more critical thinkers, and they become versatile test-takers as a result.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Prealgebra, Writing

Math

Logic,

Logic

I am qualified in logic - generally - given my minor in philosophy completed at Boston College in May 2015. I am qualified - specifically - given my course grade "A" in the course "Logic", which I completed during my third year of study. In addition to this introductory course, I earned an "A-" in the course "Charles S. Pierce", which (as the name suggests) was dedicated to the study of American logician Charles S. Pierce. I have since continued to study logic, largely in preparation for the October 2015 LSAT, on which I scored in the 90th percentile.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored a 760 on the math portion of the SAT back in high school and, in addition to having a thorough understanding of the test's demands, I enjoy helping relay concepts necessary to success and test strategies to my students.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, Trigonometry

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Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Writing

Other

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Philosophy

Science

Econometrics,

Econometrics

I am qualified in econometrics - generally - given my bachelor's degree in economics completed at Boston College in May 2015. I am qualified - specifically - given my course grade "A-" in the course "Econometric Methods", which I completed during my second year of study at BC.
ACT Science, Philosophy

Summer

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored a 760 on the math portion of the SAT back in high school and, in addition to having a thorough understanding of the test's demands, I enjoy helping relay concepts necessary to success and test strategies to my students.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Writing

Test Preparation

GRE,

GRE

Regarding the GRE, I scored 169/170 on the quantitative section and 165/170 on the verbal section, which puts me in the 96th percentile of test takers for each section. (The 334/340 combined score falls at or around the 99th percentile.) I also scored a 5.0/6.0 on the analytical writing section - landing me in the 93rd percentile for that section. I have an extensive background tutoring math up to and including pre-calculus and have also worked with about 20 LSAT students within the past few years; this diverse teaching experience helps me adjust to each student's needs and has prepared me well to help students of differing backgrounds and talents tackle the GRE.
LSAT,

LSAT

I scored in the 90th percentile and truly believe that the LSAT is a test on which any test-taker can improve, sometimes drastically. My score was actually toward the low end of where I had been practicing, since after 15 timed prep-tests (actual previously administered LSAT's), my 'high-water mark' was 173. I've tested, reviewed, and occasionally re-tested on hundreds upon hundreds of practice questions... since practice does not make perfect; PERFECT practice makes perfect.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored a 760 on the math portion of the SAT back in high school and, in addition to having a thorough understanding of the test's demands, I enjoy helping relay concepts necessary to success and test strategies to my students.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I enjoy helping my students master the different question types that appear on the Reading Test of the SAT. By anticipating the various change-ups that can get thrown their way, my students benefit in becoming more critical thinkers, and they become versatile test-takers as a result.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I scored a 780 on the Writing Test of the SAT back in high school, when the test was out of 2400, and I currently enjoy helping students work through the new SAT's grammatical questions and more challenging logical organization and transition questions.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, PSAT

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Shane will help you reach your goals!

Shane was a great tutor to get me ready for the LSAT! He took my study goals and plans seriously, and each class I took away many tips and tricks. I loved the fact that he was attentive to my questions and weak areas, and would plan a class to target what I was struggling with. He went above and beyond and provided me with extra study sheets and guides to assist me during the weeks until we would have another session for even extra help. I felt he really cared about my improvements and success. He was also intelligent, organized and professional. He'd often explain hard concepts in a relatable and learnable way. If you are looking for a tutor, Shane is a great pick.

Katrina, 6 lessons with Shane

Definitely worth it

Shane takes the time to understand and develop a game plan going into studying for the Lsat and I feel much more comfortable with and his advice well worth it.

Ricardo, 7 lessons with Shane

I'm going to love having him as a tutor!

Shane was well prepared for our lesson. He provided homework before our lesson and answered any questions. He was very patient and concise with explanations. Shane taught me logic reasoning and analysis breakdown of logic reasoning. I was able to take a bunch of notes and still follow along with the lessons. He's great!

Whitney, 12 lessons with Shane

Good reading lesson

Very helpful for reading comp. I think it was productive and helped me understand the process of these types of questions better.

Robert, 8 lessons with Shane

Involved and quickly understood my weaknesses

He analyzed my weaknesses on the LSAT and guided me through the sections, making comments on how I need to examine the question to pick the correct answer. First session already helped me. I have set up another session.

Brett , 7 lessons with Shane

Shane G review

Shane arrived promptly at our agreed time and spent his time getting to know my daughter's math level skills. He was able to accomplish that and give me a full report on how we need to proceed with her lessons. My daughter felt comfortable with Shane, so we are looking forward to a successful working relationship with him.

Angela, 15 lessons with Shane

Comfortable Introductory Lesson

We are only one lesson into our tutoring sessions with Shane. It was a good initial contact and I felt my daughter was comfortable and they worked well together as a team.

Daniel, 10 lessons with Shane

Down to Earth and Relatable!

Shane did a great job assessing my son's needs and working at his pace. He made him feel very comfortable and relaxed despite his struggles. My son was able to understand the lessons and thrive. Shane is very knowledgeable regarding the ASVAB and we look forward to working with him again in the future!

Melanie, 2 lessons with Shane

Knowledgeable well prepared tutor

Shane comes prepared every lesson. He sends detailed emails about assignments, lesson review, online resources, etc. which help a great deal for how to study and get the best results on my own. Shane's a knowledgeable tutor who I enjoy working with.

Joseph, 4 lessons with Shane

$60/hour

Shane G.

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