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Shannon W.

Ivy League Tutor for English, History, SAT/ACT/GRE

Ivy League Tutor for English, History, SAT/ACT/GRE

$60/hour

  • 2,435 hours tutoring

  • Braeswood Place Houston, TX 77054


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Response time: 15 hours

About Shannon


Bio

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...

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!


Education

Wellesley College
undergrad
Harvard University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: If a lesson is cancelled within less than 12 hours, I will assess a 50% fee for the missed lesson.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77054
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/8/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT, GRE

Corporate Training

GMAT, Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I majored in English as an undergrad, and I have taught 10th grade English and college political science.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Religion,

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,

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.
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Philosophy, World History

Homeschool

English,

English

I majored in English as an undergrad, and I have taught 10th grade English and college political science.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing

Language

Spanish

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

English,

English

I majored in English as an undergrad, and I have taught 10th grade English and college political science.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Spanish, Writing

Other

Religion,

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.
Government & Politics, Philosophy

Science

Philosophy

Summer

Algebra 1, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math, Spanish, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (573 ratings)
5 star
(539)
4 star
(28)
3 star
(2)
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1 star
(2)

Reviews

Excellent tutor

Shannon helped prepare my daughter for her World History AP exam this year. Below is the review my daughter wrote for me to post. == Shannon tutored me in world history for one two hour session. I was initially having trouble writing essays and the test was only days away. Shannon was not only knowledgeable regarding the AP test structure and material (I even joked that she knew more than my teacher--I was half serious!), but was a great conversationalist, and made world history seem exciting for the first time since I had taken the class. She came equipped with study materials, including a timeline that covered every world region, and explained the broad themes I would need to know. I took the AP and I ended up feeling the most confident about my essays. I genuinely enjoyed our session, and almost found myself wishing I had still had trouble so I could meet with her again! 10 out of 10!

Al, 2 lessons with Shannon

Great Consellor

We went over general Strategy for the GRE and all the material i should get and website that i should sign up for, the best date for me to take the exam and other minutia before starting my prep it was very useful and now i have a custom made road map to study and i can track my own progress with it.

Balaji, 1 lesson with Shannon

Very smart and kind

My niece looks forward to every session. Shannon presents interesting topics and an interested tutor. We are looking forward to seeing her English progress. Thank you for taking pride in your work!

Susie, 18 lessons with Shannon

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.

Christopher, 1 lesson with Shannon

Patient and very knowledgeable tutor

Shannon is doing a great job at tutoring my daughter. She has reviewed the SAT essay and has given her a lot of hints on how to correctly write it.

Jennine, 5 lessons with Shannon

Excellent

Shannon helped our son for the first time yesterday. Our son's strengths are math and science and his weakness is reading and creative writing. Shannon immediately connected with our son, and her passion in regards to helping her students is obvious. She cares about improving the process and approach and not just the end result. Excellent tutor and my son looks forward to her helping him going forward.

Raka, 10 lessons with Shannon

Knowledgeable and friendly!

After meeting with Shannon, my daughter feels more positive with her college application essays. She says" Shannon is great" . She thanked me for giving her the opportunity to let Shannon give her input. I will recommend her to my friends.

Ma, 6 lessons with Shannon

The Most Knowledgeable and Effective Tutor

As a father of a student who, when it comes to his son's education, expects nothing less than perfect, I have worked with a few tutors for my son and have analyzed and evaluated them and I can definitely say that Shannon is the most knowledgeable and effective tutor I ever met. Her qualities go beyond her knowledge and effectiveness in that she has a great technique in teaching that encourages the student to be curious, critical thinker, and work independently on arriving at the right answer. Her patience and dedication to teaching in a away that the student fully understands the subject matter are among other numerous qualities she possesses. The combination of all these attributes and characteristic caused my son's ACT score to go up from 30 in April 2014 to 35 in October 2014. I highly and unequivocally recommend her to any parent who likes his son or daughter to excel in ACT, SAT and other subject matter that Shannon teaches.

Vahid, 74 lessons with Shannon

Extremely flexible

My son has been working with Shannon for sometime now and has a lot of confidence when he works with her. Shannon has been extremely flexible with his schedule.

Sandra, 31 lessons with Shannon

Flexiable

Shannon has been very patient with my teenage son. My son always has some excuse to skip tutoring and keeps rescheduling. Shannon has been a great teacher and she accommodates my son as much as she can. Thank you very much for your help. My son's confidence level has gone up drastically.

James, 7 lessons with Shannon

$60/hour

Shannon W.

$60/hour

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