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Shawn G.

Langhorne, PA

$55/hour

Build Writing & Test Prep Confidence

5.0 average from 38 ratings
Very patient and knowledgable
— Julian, Bensalem, PA on 6/13/16

$55/Hour


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Swarthmore College
Literature
Rutgers University
Enrolled

Education

Swarthmore College (Literature)

Rutgers University (Enrolled)

About Shawn

I'm an experienced tutor with a background in English, Spanish, and standardized test prep. I can help students improve their writing and test scores through a low-stress approach that helps them feel confident and capable as they prepare for college. During our sessions, I help students develop their strengths and identify areas for improvement. I understand students' busy schedules and help them develop personal study plans so that they can continue practicing between tutoring sessions.

After several years of working at a college access center, I am committed to helping students simplify the complicated process of preparing for college. I enjoy helping students strengthen their writing, organization, and test-taking skills for college admissions and for success in college. I can also teach students to enjoy subjects such as writing or Spanish that they may have found uninteresting in the past. I am a Ph.D. student in literature (English and Spanish) with one-on-one and classroom teaching experience. SAT: 2230/2400 GRE: 1470/1600 (98% verbal)

I have experience tutoring SAT math at all levels. I help students review their math knowledge and identify multiple ways to approach challenging problems.

I am a fluent Spanish speaker with experience studying and working abroad. I tutored Spanish for several years through an immersion language summer camp, so I focus on making Spanish fun. I know many students struggle with language, so I build lessons around the student's interests.

I have experience teaching literature and writing at the college level, and I bring strategies from the classroom to one-on-one writing and test prep tutoring.

Please contact me to discuss tutoring for yourself of your student. I am new to Wyzant, but have 6+ years of tutoring experience. I can meet in person or online. I have been tutoring on Skype for two years and love the flexibility it provides for busy students and parents.
I'm an experienced tutor with a background in English, Spanish, and standardized test prep. I can help students improve their writing and test scores through a low-stress Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Discounts for small group lesson packages

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Langhorne, PA 19047

"Very patient and knowledgable"

- Julian, Bensalem, PA on 6/13/16

"Learned so much"

- Colleen, Huntingdon Valley, PA on 4/15/16

"Sat and ACT Tutoring"

- Jack, Feasterville Trevose, PA on 4/11/16
Math:
SAT Math
English:
ACT English,
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
College Counseling,
GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

I am currently finishing a PhD in Literature and have extensive experience tutoring ACT and SAT English.

College Counseling

As the tutor coordinator at the College Access Center of Delaware county I helped students prepare college application materials such as resumes and personal statements. I can help students edit their college application materials for grammar and clarity. I can also help students choose topics that they can write about confidently for their application materials.

SAT Reading

I am an experienced SAT reading tutor and am currently finishing my PhD in literature.

Spanish

I am a fluent Spanish speaker currently finishing a PhD in literature in English and Spanish. I have experience working and studying in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

Study Skills

As the tutor coordinator at the College Access Center of Delaware county, I frequently tutored high school students on study skills techniques as part of their tutoring in other subjects, especially standardized test prep. I worked with students to develop good organizational habits including using a planner effectively, establishing regular study times, and prioritizing their different assignments. I also include study skills when I teach writing-intensive literature courses at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. I help students break down an assignment into smaller, manageable tasks and then establish timelines for completion. This experience has prepared me to tutor high school students in study skills as a separate topic or as related to another academic subject.

Swarthmore College
Literature
Rutgers University
Enrolled

Education

Swarthmore College (Literature)

Rutgers University (Enrolled)

Very patient and knowledgable

She's good at figuring ways to help you learn what you need to know, very patient and understanding I would recommend her to anyone I know

— Julian, Bensalem, PA on 6/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Discounts for small group lesson packages

Travel policy

Shawn will travel within 20 miles of Langhorne, PA 19047.