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Shannon H.

Schenectady, NY

$50/hour

A graduate student well versed in mathematics and the sciences

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
4.9 average from 30 ratings
Excellent
— Christine, Ballston Spa, NY on 8/5/17

$50/Hour


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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Biology

Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Biology)

About Shannon

My name is Shannon and I am an alumna of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in biology. I have been a teaching assistant for courses as an undergraduate student and have frequently tutored friends since middle school. I enjoy hiking, watching Netflix, eating food that I know is bad for me, and looking at cute animals on the internet.

I have a couple of tutoring styles that I try to see what works best for a given student (as I know we all learn differently). For example, I learn through doing. Listening to a lecture on how to clone DNA or identify a chemical functional group through infrared spectroscopy was useless for me. I didn't understand until I did it in a laboratory setting. So I am comfortable talking about topics, but also giving examples, showing videos, asking questions, etc, to ensure that you actually learn and understand the material.

I have casually tutored friends in mathematics since the 5th grade. I studied through intermediate calculus at the college level and have more recently been focusing heavily on statistics. I received a perfect score on the math section of my PSAT, a 760 out of 800 on my SAT, and a 168 out of 170 on my GRE.

I have been a TA for both a college-level molecular biology course as well a college-level introductory physics course. I studied biology and chemistry at my undergraduate institution, and biostatistics and epidemiology for a time in graduate school.

I am highly enthusiastic about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), so... fair warning. :)
My name is Shannon and I am an alumna of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in biology. I have been a teaching assistant for courses as an undergraduate student and have frequently tutored friends since middle school. I enjoy hiking, watching Netflix, eating food that I know is bad for me, and looking at cute animals on the internet. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Schenectady, NY 12308
In-person lessons

"Excellent"

- Christine, Ballston Spa, NY on 8/5/17

"Great tutor"

- Scott, Schenectady, NY on 6/15/17

"Easy going and easy to work with!"

- Kathy, Albany, NY on 1/20/17

"Perfect tutor!"

- Elena, Schenectady, NY on 1/2/17

"Help with math prep for SATs"

- Anna, Foxboro, MA on 11/1/16
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Biology,
Biostatistics, Chemistry, Elementary Science, PSAT
English:
SAT Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading
History:
American History, Geography
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Spelling, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Ballroom Dancing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Ballroom Dancing

I ballroom danced competitively for 2 years in college and, as a member of the dance team, assisted in teaching the club lessons. I would be able to instruct on basic technique and steps for dances such as the rumba, cha cha, east coast swing, waltz, foxtrot, and tango.

Biology

BS in Biology, TA for Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

SAT Math

I have earned a 760 on math section of SAT (out of 800), 168 on math section of GRE (out of 170), years of tutoring experience in math and science.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Biology

Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Biology)

Excellent

Shannon was excellent. She quickly assessed what our daughter needed help with and it right to work. Looking forward to continuing working with her

— Christine, Ballston Spa, NY on 8/5/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shannon will travel within 15 miles of Schenectady, NY 12308.