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Shannon W.

Houston, TX

$60/hour

Slay the dragon of college (and grad school!) admission!

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4.9 average from 436 ratings
Knowledgeable and helpful tutor.
— Nicholas, Houston, TX on 5/3/16

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Wellesley College
Harvard University
Master's

Education

Wellesley College

Harvard University (Master's)

About Shannon

Hi! Let me guess: you're getting ready to run the gauntlet of standardized tests, AP courses, and college applications that guard admission to the school of your dreams, and it feels like that dream where you walk into a class naked, without having studied, and with no number-2 pencil.

We can beat that monster together. I'm a graduate of Wellesley College (undergrad) and Harvard University (masters), with an SAT of 760V/750M and a GRE score of 800V/770M (160/153 on the current scale). I have scored a 5 on both AP English tests, as well as the US History, Government, and Calculus exams (and a 4 on Art History). This isn't because I'm a genius--it's because I'm a good test taker, and I can help you become a better one as well. Whether you want to try to make dramatic gains on a test or you just need a bit of tweaking, I can tailor my approach to your needs.

I was a peer tutor in college, I've taught English and political science at the high school and college levels respectively, and I've helped South African university students prepare for the GRE--so no matter where you fall on the spectrum, we can customize an approach to help you make the strides you want to make.

I really love tutoring English, literature, and social studies, among others, so whether you're getting a summer school credit out of the way, struggling to get through a tough course, or shooting for an A and a 5 on the AP test, I'd love to help you. I also work with students on college admissions essays and can help you navigate the process in a way that takes the stress and panic out of it.

College is so much more than a test score--but the test score is a prerequisite for getting there. Let's own it so you can have the college experience you dream of!
Hi! Let me guess: you're getting ready to run the gauntlet of standardized tests, AP courses, and college applications that guard admission to the school of your dreams, and it feels like that dream where you walk into a class naked, without having studied, and with no number-2 pencil.

We can beat that monster together. I'm a graduate
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

If a lesson is cancelled within less than 12 hours, I will assess a 50% fee for the missed lesson.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77054
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and helpful tutor."

- Nicholas, Houston, TX on 5/3/16

"Patient and very knowledgeable tutor"

- Jennine, Houston, TX on 3/28/16

"Excellent"

- Raka, Houston, TX on 11/6/15

"Knowledgeable and friendly!"

- Ma, Houston, TX on 10/27/15

"The Most Knowledgeable and Effective Tutor"

- Vahid, Houston, TX on 8/10/15

"Extremely flexible"

- Jerome, Pearland, TX on 1/31/15

"Flexiable"

- James, Houston, TX on 12/18/14

"Very reliable"

- Kevin, Houston, TX on 11/4/14

"Great tutor!"

- Matthew, Houston, TX on 10/22/14

"Really cares!"

- Barbara, Pearland, TX on 9/22/14

"Very inspiring!"

- Corina, Houston, TX on 5/7/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Ryan, Houston, TX on 5/15/13

"Great Tutor"

- Kevin, Houston, TX on 2/15/13

"Incredible"

- Bill, Houston, TX on 2/9/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
Philosophy, Sociology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GMAT, GRE, ISEE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT, GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I majored in English as an undergrad, and I have taught 10th grade English and college political science.

Religion

I have an undergraduate and master's degree in religion. My focus was on Christianity with coursework in Islam and Eastern religions, history of religion, comparative religion.

Social Studies

I studied religion, history, sociology and political science (all social sciences) in college and scored a 5 on the AP US History and AP Government exams. I'm also a voracious reader in the above subjects.

Wellesley College
Harvard University
Master's

Education

Wellesley College

Harvard University (Master's)

Knowledgeable and helpful tutor. — She covered a large amount of material in AP US History. She helped me organize a better timeline of the events which allows me to better organize my thoughts and be more efficient studying for the AP exam. ...

— Nicholas, Houston, TX on 5/3/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

If a lesson is cancelled within less than 12 hours, I will assess a 50% fee for the missed lesson.

Travel policy

Shannon will travel within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77054.