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Shawnta L.

Philadelphia, PA

$50/hour

Exp. Certified Educator, Specializing in Math, Social Studies, and GED

Background check passed as of 4/13/15
4.8 average from 13 ratings

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Morgan State University
Political Science
Bowie State University
MEd
Towson University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Morgan State University (Political Science)

Bowie State University (MEd)

Towson University (Graduate Coursework)

About Shawnta

Hello! I am a certified educator in the states of Maryland and New Jersey in Social Studies, School Counseling, and Educational Leadership. I am currently seeking certification in Pennsylvania. I am a veteran educator of 10 years and have worked at all levels (elementary, middle, and high school). I myself am a lifelong learner and belong to two educational Honor Societies. I have tutored privately in Maryland, working with middle/ high school students in Algebra and Reading/ Phonics to Elementary students.

While I am not certified in this area, I have tutored students successfully for MD testing where they showed growth of 5 to 10 points or more. Students also showed improvement in their bands (i.e. from basic to proficient, or proficient to advanced).

I majored in Political Science as an undergraduate. I am certified in two states (MD & NJ), and have taught social studies for 8 years. Social studies is my expertise and I enjoying helping others learn the subject.

I have always been committed to helping students succeed. My method is tailored to the student and how they learn. I ask the necessary questions to find out what type of learner I am working with. Once I determine this, I am able to help the student learn at their pace and their way. Often times it is not about capability, but information getting lost in translation. I am willing to take the time necessary to help the student succeed, while encouraging the student. In order to prove results, pre-assessments, assessments, and practice assignments are given.

My preference is to decide on a mutual place to meet outside of the home to ensure a distraction-free environment. If you prefer me to come to your home I ask for a specified area in the home for tutoring free of distractions.

Feedback is important to building relationships and business/ personal success. Therefore, I will ask for feedback in order to ensure students are provided the best possible service and achieving.

I am aware that sometimes things come up and sessions have to be cancelled, therefore I ask for at least 2 hours notice.

If you are looking for someone who will patiently work with you and help you succeed with longevity, I am the tutor for you. I do whatever it takes to get the job done and look forward to working with you soon! Contact me via email for more information!
Hello! I am a certified educator in the states of Maryland and New Jersey in Social Studies, School Counseling, and Educational Leadership. I am currently seeking certification in Pennsylvania. I am a veteran educator of 10 years and have worked at all levels (elementary, middle, and high school). I myself am a lifelong learner and belong to two Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19149
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Algebra 1,
Elementary Math, Prealgebra,
Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Reading
Test Preparation:
Career Development,
Common Core,
GED
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading,
Spelling
Business:
Career Development,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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.

Algebra 1

I have tutored in Pre-Algebra and Algebra for several years. I have worked closely with math teachers at the middle and high school level to ensure I am versed in the subjects to help my students. I have completed college level math courses for requirements and enjoyment. I have also completed science courses that coincide with algebra related math. Though I am not certified in the subject content, I do have the knowledge and ability to assist in a tutoring aspect to reinforce concepts and skills for students.

Career Development

I have a master's Degree in School counseling. The curriculum included graduate level coursework in Career Development. My approach is to assist with career development through an inventory survey, then working with search engines and resources that fit the candidates qualifications.

Common Core

Common core is fairly new, however, I was in a state that was shifting because it accepted Race to the Top funds. I have relocated to a state that has Common Core as well. I have been to workshops and read professional development on the subject as well. I have also done my own work researching the CCS's for graduate coursework.

GED

I am qualified in GED content.

Microsoft Word

I am qualified in Microsoft word and have taken Micrsoft suite college courses.

Political Science

I have never taught political science in an academic setting, however, I have a Bachelor's degree in the subject. I have 10 years teaching experience. I have a certification in Political Science for grades 7-12.

Prealgebra

My subject qualifications include Pre-Algebra and I have worked with middle school students for several years.

Reading

I am qualified to tutor in reading and grammar.

Social Studies

I am certified in MD and NJ in social studies. I have taught Geography, World History, Government, and American History. I have a Bachelor's degree in Political Science.

Morgan State University
Political Science
Bowie State University
MEd
Towson University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Morgan State University (Political Science)

Bowie State University (MEd)

Towson University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shawnta will travel within 15 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19149.