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Shane C.

College and High School Writing Tutor and Academic Coach

College and High School Writing Tutor and Academic Coach

$46/hour

  • 404 hours tutoring

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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!

My name is Shane, and I graduated cum laude...

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!

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 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: $46
  • 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

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.
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

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.
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

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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4.9 (142 ratings)
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Above and beyond

Shane helped my daughter with a much needed reorganization of an 10 page essay and answered our S.O.S. late one evening. He really came through and his input was a huge stress reliever. As a mom you want to help your kids but sometimes can’t directly help them but finding someone who can is a great problem solving strategy!

Eileen, 1 lesson with Shane

Very professional tutor

Shane was very professional explaining the concepts of writing. His communication skills drive the session smooth, which created a free stress environment and build confidence on the student (me) learning process.

Nancy, 1 lesson with Shane

super helpful

Shane is great. I emailed him late at night because I needed emergency assistance with a personal statement for grad school and he promptly replied and helped me until I was happy with the revisions that he and I made. He's a very polished writer and provides invaluable feedback. If you're reading this review just go ahead and go with Shane. You won't be disappointed.

Sunil, 1 lesson with Shane

Great writer and extremely helpful!

The best tutor I have come across for college transfer essay. He put attention to every detail in my story and helped me perfectly compile it into the essay. He is extremely patient and will help you to the best of his ability! I am very happy to be working with him.

Nusaibah, 2 lessons with Shane

Proofread academic research paper

Shane helped concise my writing. He got me up -to-date with apa 7. He gave helpful and specific comments to help address my problem areas. He checked my grammar and gave helpful suggestions.

Selena, 4 lessons with Shane

Super helpful, excellent discussion

Shane and I discussed my goal for my grad school personal statement, and really helped build a strong foundation moving forward in my revision process. I'll definitely be booking another session!

Diana, 1 lesson with Shane

yes

improving English writing and he is understandable what I tried to learn. And he is very understandable what is needed to improve in writing. He has method to reach how to get needed point.

Jai, 7 lessons with Shane

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
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$46/hour

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$46/hour

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Response time: 41 minutes