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Shane C.

College, Grad School, High School, Resume/Cover Letter Writing Expert

College, Grad School, High School, Resume/Cover Letter Writing Expert

$39/hour

  • 843 hours tutoring

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Do you have a paper due today? Need to make sure your organization, content, grammar, and sentence structure are perfect for your college level or high school essay or research paper? 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? I'm your guy!

My name is Shane, and I graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. I've had two letters to the editor...

Do you have a paper due today? Need to make sure your organization, content, grammar, and sentence structure are perfect for your college level or high school essay or research paper? 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? I'm your guy!

My name is Shane, and I graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. I've had two letters to the editor published in the Boston Globe and boston.com. 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 high school students, 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: $39
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  • Background check passed on 11/13/2020

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Business

Career Development,

Career Development

University trained writing center tutor and certified high school English teacher. Very experienced developing resumes and cover letters tailored to specific job ads. Knowledgeable about various job markets including real estate, remote work, education, and more. I also work for an education technology start-up where I provide instructional support to tutors and assist with tutor management and operations. In addition, I am part of the tutor hiring team, and I evaluate job applications on a weekly basis. I can help you find the perfect wording to match your skills - even those you might not even realize you have!
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

Career Development,

Career Development

University trained writing center tutor and certified high school English teacher. Very experienced developing resumes and cover letters tailored to specific job ads. Knowledgeable about various job markets including real estate, remote work, education, and more. I also work for an education technology start-up where I provide instructional support to tutors and assist with tutor management and operations. In addition, I am part of the tutor hiring team, and I evaluate job applications on a weekly basis. I can help you find the perfect wording to match your skills - even those you might not even realize you have!
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.

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.
Vocabulary

English

English,

English

As a former Teach for America Corps Member, I taught high school English for seven years. I taught courses including accelerated (honors) 9th grade English and AP English. I am familiar with all types of assignments, particularly essays/writing, that high school and college students encounter. In addition, I taught for two years in an early college program.
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.
Literature, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

History

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

As a Legal Studies major in college, I took many government and politics courses. Also, as a former high school English teacher of seven years, the content I taught frequently intersected with US and world politics. As such, I often incorporated domestic and global politics into my instruction. As part of the reading program I taught, students often read governmental and political news articles to draw into the essays I assigned.
American History, Social Studies

Homeschool

English,

English

As a former Teach for America Corps Member, I taught high school English for seven years. I taught courses including accelerated (honors) 9th grade English and AP English. I am familiar with all types of assignments, particularly essays/writing, that high school and college students encounter. In addition, I taught for two years in an early college program.
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.

Most Popular

English,

English

As a former Teach for America Corps Member, I taught high school English for seven years. I taught courses including accelerated (honors) 9th grade English and AP English. I am familiar with all types of assignments, particularly essays/writing, that high school and college students encounter. In addition, I taught for two years in an early college program.
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.

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

Highly experienced at developing college application/Common App and transfer essays. If you're struggling with writer's block, need a resume, don't fully understand application questions, or are overwhelmed with college admissions in general, I can help you navigate the process. Also well-versed in assisting students craft responses for admissions interviews and explaining less than stellar high school transcripts or low grades. I taught high school English (fully certified lead classroom teacher) for seven years including two years of teaching in an early college program.
Government & Politics

Government & Politics

As a Legal Studies major in college, I took many government and politics courses. Also, as a former high school English teacher of seven years, the content I taught frequently intersected with US and world politics. As such, I often incorporated domestic and global politics into my instruction. As part of the reading program I taught, students often read governmental and political news articles to draw into the essays I assigned.

Summer

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

Career Development,

Career Development

University trained writing center tutor and certified high school English teacher. Very experienced developing resumes and cover letters tailored to specific job ads. Knowledgeable about various job markets including real estate, remote work, education, and more. I also work for an education technology start-up where I provide instructional support to tutors and assist with tutor management and operations. In addition, I am part of the tutor hiring team, and I evaluate job applications on a weekly basis. I can help you find the perfect wording to match your skills - even those you might not even realize you have!
College Counseling,

College Counseling

Highly experienced at developing college application/Common App and transfer essays. If you're struggling with writer's block, need a resume, don't fully understand application questions, or are overwhelmed with college admissions in general, I can help you navigate the process. Also well-versed in assisting students craft responses for admissions interviews and explaining less than stellar high school transcripts or low grades. I taught high school English (fully certified lead classroom teacher) for seven years including two years of teaching in an early college program.
SAT Writing

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Incredibly helpful tutor

Shane helped me create an outline for a personal statement for grad school. He was organized with the layout and gave me excellent suggestions. I would most definitely recommend hiring Shane as a tutor!

Sarah, 1 lesson with Shane

Friendly and professional

Shane was thoughtful, patient, and communicated with me in a way that made me feel comfortable but still like I was talking to someone who had knowledge and experience with exactly what I needed. I took a ton of notes and feel much more confident going into my interview:)

Marilyn, 1 lesson with Shane

Great tutor!

My 16 year old son met with Shane for writing help. During that time, Shane helped my son to immensely improve. Shane was everything that you'd want in a writing tutor. Shane always responded quickly to me, and he was always kind with my son. Shane helped my son to *think* about his writing. In this way, my son was able to internalize these rules. Shane also taught my son tips, as well. For example, ways to skim an article to find the highlights, online tools for generating citations, etc. If you need a tutor, choose Shane! He's a great teacher, the best combination of smart and kind!

Sarah, 20 lessons with Shane

great tutor, helpful and patience

He was helpful and amazing he help me with the things I was struggling with and helped me understand better.

Yash, 5 lessons with Shane

Great and patient tutor

Originally I was stressed for my timed write. I had recently gotten a poor grade on my last essay and was scared for the next one. However, Shane helped me articulate my thoughts into solid thesis statements and helped me construct my analysis. With the support he provided, my grade went from an 81 to a 93 as I ended up getting a 95 on the timed write. Great tutor who understands the topic, and knows how to assist people who are stuck.

Nav, 5 lessons with Shane

Great tutor!

Super helpful when working with my son. He has incredible writing skills and was able to help my son a great deal. We are very appreciative!

Jennifer, 1 lesson with Shane

Knowledgeable tutor.

Shane has been making great progress with my son on his transfer application and essay. He is very knowledgeable of the process and what colleges are looking for.

Jamie, 5 lessons with Shane

Very helpful and knowledgeable tutor on Statements of Purpose

Shane helped me revise my Statement of Purpose to be the strongest it could be. Shane helped me have a consistent narrative across my statement and helped with grammatical errors. Shane was a great help!

Ella, 2 lessons with Shane

Resume Review

Shane provided me with valuable feedback on my resume. I originally had many errors on my resume but Shane was able to help me fix these errors and get my resume ready for job applications and graduate school

Ahmed, 1 lesson with Shane
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$39/hour

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Response time: 39 minutes