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Shane M.

Yonkers, NY

$30/hour

English, Writing and ESL Expert

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Background check passed as of 5/15/17

$30/Hour


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University of Rhode Island
English
University of Rhode Island
MBA

Education

University of Rhode Island (English)

University of Rhode Island (MBA)

About Shane

I am a 31 year old husband and new father, now 7 years removed from graduate school. I have spent a lot of time with people from all different backgrounds, and have lived my life with time split almost equally between New York City and Rhode Island. In this way I have gathered an appreciation for both urban and rural/suburban cultures. My first time tutoring was Algebra 1 in High School. I was a senior, tutoring freshmen. It was just one semester with 2 students at their homes, but it was a good foundation. When I was 21, my father remarried to a woman from Shanghai, China and this meant I gained a brother for the first time. He was living in Shanghai previously, and came over to the U.S. when our parents married. He knew zero English, having spent much of his early years in Northern China, so I helped teach it to him from scratch, tutored him, and helped him with his schoolwork for several years. We then had more formal tutoring for a little over a year, as he studied for the TOEFL exam in preparation for college applications. During this time we emphasized flashcards and expanding his vocabulary, as well as fine-tuning his grammar and sentence structures.

What do I love about tutoring? I have to say it is when a particularly difficult topic or area of study is conquered, and no longer can be called a problem area. Whether it's seeing it in baby steps, that first time when a student has that "a-ha" moment, or simply taking a look back at the before and after snapshots, so to speak, once a big goal has been met. All in all, it's the evolution of the student that gives me the most satisfaction.

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I am a 31 year old husband and new father, now 7 years removed from graduate school. I have spent a lot of time with people from all different backgrounds, and have lived my life with time split almost equally between New York City and Rhode Island. In this way I have gathered an appreciation for both urban and rural/suburban cultures. My first Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Yonkers, NY 10704
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math
English:
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Vocabulary

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University of Rhode Island
English
University of Rhode Island
MBA

Education

University of Rhode Island (English)

University of Rhode Island (MBA)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shane will travel within 40 miles of Yonkers, NY 10704.