Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Biology)
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.
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Shannon was excellent. She quickly assessed what our daughter needed help with and it right to work.
Looking forward to continuing working with her
Our 8th grade son was struggling with Algebra 1 to the point he was failing the course after the third semester. We were very worried about the Regents final and connected with Shannon for help. She provided him with 3 lessons where she reviewed his prior homework assignments and tests to help him understand where he went wrong, something his teacher wasn't doing. She was great in all regards. He took his Regents final and passed with flying colors thanks to his time with Shannon.
My 14 year old daughter was anxious about algebra and about the tutor; Shannon has a calm confidence which helps my daughter and keeps a positive attitude. She assures my daughter that she does know the material and just needs reminding, its nice to have someone like this before midterms.
My son has had two tutoring sessions with Shannon. So far so good! He's learning and getting a handle on Trig homework! Shannon is very patient and knowledgeable.
We worked through problems from a practice test, identified several formulas and properties to memorize before the test, and discussed some test taking techniques
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.
BS in Biology, TA for Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
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.