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Shane C.

College and High School Writing Tutor and Academic Coach

College and High School Writing Tutor and Academic Coach

$33/hour

  • 182 hours tutoring

About Shane


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Do you have a paper due today? Need to make sure your grammar and sentence structure are perfect? Struggling with your college application, the Common App, or grad school personal statement? Searching for stand-out wording and formatting for your resume or cover letter? Or perhaps you're looking for a certified classroom teacher to make sure your child is turning in homework assignments on time and staying on top of their grades. I'm your guy!

Please note* My schedule appears in EST, but...

Do you have a paper due today? Need to make sure your grammar and sentence structure are perfect? Struggling with your college application, the Common App, or grad school personal statement? Searching for stand-out wording and formatting for your resume or cover letter? Or perhaps you're looking for a certified classroom teacher to make sure your child is turning in homework assignments on time and staying on top of their grades. I'm your guy!

Please note* My schedule appears in EST, but please feel free to ask if you need help outside of those hours. I respond ASAP to all requests.

My name is Shane, and I graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. As an undergrad I became a certified writing tutor through my university's writing program. Since then I have tutored thousands of students online and in-person. My approach to tutoring varies from student to student. First, I identify the student's needs, then we collaborate to develop a goal(s). I work to ensure the student is engaged in the learning process throughout the session. I ask guiding questions, frequently ask for the student's input, and utilize multiple resources to reinforce understanding.

A bit more about me: my area of focus in college was professional and technical writing. I work with undergraduates, graduate students, and Ph.D. candidates on personal statements, cover letters, resumes, theses, creative and scholarly essays, history and social studies assignments, short answer responses, discussion posts, and research papers. I can assist you with every step of the writing process from brainstorming to organizing your thoughts, to whittling down your ideas and copy editing. I look forward to working with you!

Hablo espanol tambien. Yo puedo ayudarte con la tarea y frases y conversaciones basicas!
I also speak Spanish. I can help you with beginner and intermediate Spanish: homework assignments, basic phrases, and conversation.


Education

University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Legal Studies

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $33
  • Rate details: To avoid a cancellation/no show fee, please notify me by direct message at least 8 hours prior to the start of our meeting time. Thank you.
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/13/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Do you need practice in front of an audience or help incorporating rhetorical devices into your speech? I'm here to help! Very experienced at ensuring content matches assignment guidelines. I will help you develop your speech project to include higher-level vocabulary, persuasive elements, ethos, pathos, and logos. I also have experience working with podcasts.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have conducted thousands of tutorial sessions with a focus on grammar and sentence structure. I quickly identify trends in errors, and I can explain them in a simple way. I specialize in ensuring papers/essays convey a clear voice, use strong and precise verbs, and avoid redundancy. I am also a stickler for correct punctuation, sentence variety, and parallel structure.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Fast and efficient proofreader with 10 years of experience. I will review your paper with you or independently. I quickly identify trends in errors. I can provide detailed grammar and sentence structure comments or holistic feedback regarding the overall accuracy of content, organization, and voice.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Do you need practice in front of an audience or help incorporating rhetorical devices into your speech? I'm here to help! Very experienced at ensuring content matches assignment guidelines. I will help you develop your speech project to include higher-level vocabulary, persuasive elements, ethos, pathos, and logos. I also have experience working with podcasts.
Spanish

Spanish

High school teacher who taught for four years on a largely Hispanic-serving campus. I have taught many students who identify as ELL/ESL. I interpreted for Spanish-speaking parents at parent-teacher conferences and translated lessons/directions to Spanish for my Spanish-speaking students. I currently tutor two students taking high school Spanish. Together we complete homework assignments and take-home quizzes, review vocabulary and engage in simple conversations.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have conducted thousands of tutorial sessions with a focus on grammar and sentence structure. I quickly identify trends in errors, and I can explain them in a simple way. I specialize in ensuring papers/essays convey a clear voice, use strong and precise verbs, and avoid redundancy. I am also a stickler for correct punctuation, sentence variety, and parallel structure.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified classroom teacher who spent seven years in the classroom. I currently work with families who want to provide their children with extra support like making sure they are turning in homework assignments on time, regularly checking their grades, and communicating with teachers. I am very knowledgeable about Google Classroom and many other online grading platforms that school districts throughout the U.S. use. I can meet with your child on a weekly basis and offer homework help: English, writing, Spanish, history, and more.
Vocabulary

English

Grammar,

Grammar

I have conducted thousands of tutorial sessions with a focus on grammar and sentence structure. I quickly identify trends in errors, and I can explain them in a simple way. I specialize in ensuring papers/essays convey a clear voice, use strong and precise verbs, and avoid redundancy. I am also a stickler for correct punctuation, sentence variety, and parallel structure.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Fast and efficient proofreader with 10 years of experience. I will review your paper with you or independently. I quickly identify trends in errors. I can provide detailed grammar and sentence structure comments or holistic feedback regarding the overall accuracy of content, organization, and voice.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Do you need practice in front of an audience or help incorporating rhetorical devices into your speech? I'm here to help! Very experienced at ensuring content matches assignment guidelines. I will help you develop your speech project to include higher-level vocabulary, persuasive elements, ethos, pathos, and logos. I also have experience working with podcasts.
Writing,

Writing

Certified university writer center tutor who has conducted thousands of sessions online and in-person. I'm a great listener who will make sure I understand your goals and the assignment guidelines from the start of the session. From there, I'm happy to help you work through any stage of the writing process: brainstorming, research, drafting, organizing, revising, and more. Specialize in college/Common App essays, research papers, argumentative/persuasive writing and more.
English, Literature, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

History

American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies

Homeschool

Spanish,

Spanish

High school teacher who taught for four years on a largely Hispanic-serving campus. I have taught many students who identify as ELL/ESL. I interpreted for Spanish-speaking parents at parent-teacher conferences and translated lessons/directions to Spanish for my Spanish-speaking students. I currently tutor two students taking high school Spanish. Together we complete homework assignments and take-home quizzes, review vocabulary and engage in simple conversations.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified classroom teacher who spent seven years in the classroom. I currently work with families who want to provide their children with extra support like making sure they are turning in homework assignments on time, regularly checking their grades, and communicating with teachers. I am very knowledgeable about Google Classroom and many other online grading platforms that school districts throughout the U.S. use. I can meet with your child on a weekly basis and offer homework help: English, writing, Spanish, history, and more.
Writing,

Writing

Certified university writer center tutor who has conducted thousands of sessions online and in-person. I'm a great listener who will make sure I understand your goals and the assignment guidelines from the start of the session. From there, I'm happy to help you work through any stage of the writing process: brainstorming, research, drafting, organizing, revising, and more. Specialize in college/Common App essays, research papers, argumentative/persuasive writing and more.
English

Language

Spanish

Spanish

High school teacher who taught for four years on a largely Hispanic-serving campus. I have taught many students who identify as ELL/ESL. I interpreted for Spanish-speaking parents at parent-teacher conferences and translated lessons/directions to Spanish for my Spanish-speaking students. I currently tutor two students taking high school Spanish. Together we complete homework assignments and take-home quizzes, review vocabulary and engage in simple conversations.

Most Popular

Spanish,

Spanish

High school teacher who taught for four years on a largely Hispanic-serving campus. I have taught many students who identify as ELL/ESL. I interpreted for Spanish-speaking parents at parent-teacher conferences and translated lessons/directions to Spanish for my Spanish-speaking students. I currently tutor two students taking high school Spanish. Together we complete homework assignments and take-home quizzes, review vocabulary and engage in simple conversations.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified classroom teacher who spent seven years in the classroom. I currently work with families who want to provide their children with extra support like making sure they are turning in homework assignments on time, regularly checking their grades, and communicating with teachers. I am very knowledgeable about Google Classroom and many other online grading platforms that school districts throughout the U.S. use. I can meet with your child on a weekly basis and offer homework help: English, writing, Spanish, history, and more.
Writing,

Writing

Certified university writer center tutor who has conducted thousands of sessions online and in-person. I'm a great listener who will make sure I understand your goals and the assignment guidelines from the start of the session. From there, I'm happy to help you work through any stage of the writing process: brainstorming, research, drafting, organizing, revising, and more. Specialize in college/Common App essays, research papers, argumentative/persuasive writing and more.
English

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified classroom teacher who spent seven years in the classroom. I currently work with families who want to provide their children with extra support like making sure they are turning in homework assignments on time, regularly checking their grades, and communicating with teachers. I am very knowledgeable about Google Classroom and many other online grading platforms that school districts throughout the U.S. use. I can meet with your child on a weekly basis and offer homework help: English, writing, Spanish, history, and more.
Government & Politics

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I am a certified classroom teacher who spent seven years in the classroom. I currently work with families who want to provide their children with extra support like making sure they are turning in homework assignments on time, regularly checking their grades, and communicating with teachers. I am very knowledgeable about Google Classroom and many other online grading platforms that school districts throughout the U.S. use. I can meet with your child on a weekly basis and offer homework help: English, writing, Spanish, history, and more.

Summer

Spanish,

Spanish

High school teacher who taught for four years on a largely Hispanic-serving campus. I have taught many students who identify as ELL/ESL. I interpreted for Spanish-speaking parents at parent-teacher conferences and translated lessons/directions to Spanish for my Spanish-speaking students. I currently tutor two students taking high school Spanish. Together we complete homework assignments and take-home quizzes, review vocabulary and engage in simple conversations.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified classroom teacher who spent seven years in the classroom. I currently work with families who want to provide their children with extra support like making sure they are turning in homework assignments on time, regularly checking their grades, and communicating with teachers. I am very knowledgeable about Google Classroom and many other online grading platforms that school districts throughout the U.S. use. I can meet with your child on a weekly basis and offer homework help: English, writing, Spanish, history, and more.
Writing

Writing

Certified university writer center tutor who has conducted thousands of sessions online and in-person. I'm a great listener who will make sure I understand your goals and the assignment guidelines from the start of the session. From there, I'm happy to help you work through any stage of the writing process: brainstorming, research, drafting, organizing, revising, and more. Specialize in college/Common App essays, research papers, argumentative/persuasive writing and more.

Test Preparation

SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Great would highly recommend!

First of all, Shane is so kind, pleasant, and polite, he is a pleasure to work with. My main concerns were grammar, punctuation, and build confidence in general everyday writing. We talked over basic grammar rules, went over potential resource links that I can use to boost my comfort levels. Can't wait to test out all my new skills.

Anju, 1 lesson with Shane

Knowledgeable and Helpful!

I worked with Shane on two separate days. He helped me put my words together to form a better Statement of purpose. He’s professional and easy to talk to. Thank you very much Shane!

Edith, 2 lessons with Shane

Spanish tutor

I meant to leave 5 star rating but system moved too quickly. Shane was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helped me finish an entire unit. Will definitely help me with my grade!

Terri, 8 lessons with Shane

Outstanding Job!

Shane made the revision process of my essay fun. He also took the time to make sure I was confident I hit all the expectations being asked of my professor.

Robert, 1 lesson with Shane

Quickly understood what I was trying to do and offer good insights.

Good word choice, helped me focus my thoughts and stay on message. Understood my topic quickly and had valuable insights to help me improve paper very quickly. Highly recommended.

Nirav, 2 lessons with Shane

Great session!

Shane helped my son with some last minute edits for a high school English paper. He was immediately able to help improve the flow of the paper, suggest upgraded word choices and, most importantly, help my son both understand and better communicate the ideas of symbolism which were critical to the assignment. Most amazing was the incredible short notice with which Shane was willing to do the session! He was super accommodating and we are very appreciative. Would definitely recommend Shane and absolutely use again.

Amy, 2 lessons with Shane

Great tutor.

I'm a senior in college, and I had half of a paper ready for Shane to look at and limited time to finish it. Shane immediately found out what kind of help I was looking for and efficiently provided it. I needed some help with organization and ideas building off each other, and he did a great job with that. I'd recommend him to anyone writing a paper, in high school or college.

Matthew, 2 lessons with Shane

Knowledgeable and helpful tutor!

Shane is a compassionate and thoughtful tutor. He utilized our time extremely effectively and helped me with my English writing skills. Without him I don’t think I would be able to complete my work!

Selin, 12 lessons with Shane

Knowledgeable and patient

I enjoyed working with Shane. My task was confusing for other editors. Shane took it very seriously and even did an extra research to help me to clarify my text. He was patient and helpful. My text was destined to the webpage. It was crucial for me to make it look and sound good. It is not easy to write a copy for a web-page. Shane understood my goal and went extra mile to help me. I highly recommend.

Radmila, 1 lesson with Shane
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$33/hour

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