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Shannon K.

Houston, TX


Spanish with Shannon (Essay Writing & ESL)

Background check passed as of 9/23/13
4.9 average from 61 ratings
Very positive and patient
— Lea, Houston, TX on 7/23/15

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University of Tennessee
Hispanic Studies


University of Tennessee (Hispanic Studies)

About Shannon

My goal is to help students lay a solid educational foundation through mastery of writing, reading, speaking, and listening comprehension of the English and or Spanish language(s) while improving confidence and classroom participation. I strive to equip students with the necessary study and linguistic skills that will enable them to excel towards their full potential for the academic school year and beyond.

I am a native Houstonian who fell in love with Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I have studied Spanish as a second language for more than 10 years. Every student's goals and abilities are different. I tutor students in all levels of Spanish: patiently re-explaining classroom concepts, starting from scratch with no previous experience with Spanish, practicing rusty conversation skills, Spanish for the workplace, preparing for the IB exam, and in some cases making sure students know enough to pass their tests and finals.

I began tutoring as an undergraduate and helped over 20 students protect their GPA from the dreaded language requirement. Thanks to weekly sessions, they were able to pass Spanish courses they had previously failed. I was also awarded Best All Around Female Tutor on my campus based on staff and student input. I provide alternate explanations and clarification of classroom instruction, reinforcing audio, written, and oral communication skills, and create study guides and practice exams to ensure student comprehension of difficult material. I assign short post tutoring session exercises that are designed to test students ability to reproduce language independently to ensure they understand the topics covered.

After receiving my bachelor's in Hispanic Studies from The University of Tennessee, I briefly taught high school Spanish at a charter school. I turned to private tutoring and have found working one on one with students to be a fun and effective learning environment. Whether you are struggling with a college, high school, or middle school course, seeking to learn Spanish for fun, or need to get a basic grip on grammar and job specific vocabulary, I will be there help you along the way.

I also have a knack for turning good papers and essays into polished pieces of work. Many people know exactly what they want to say, but don't quite have the way with words to accurately and eloquently convey their thoughts, which is where I come in. I have helped students with admissions essays for undergraduate studies, medical school, and graduate school, as well as essays for everyday classes. Sharing in the excitement and joy of acceptance letters and a students (first) ‘A’ paper is one of the most rewarding aspects of tutoring.

I also tutor students virtually using Google Hangouts, Facetime, and Skype. We've found this creates a record of what was studied for future use, a dynamic learning experience and cuts out unnecessary commuting/traffic headaches. Please let me know what days and times are best for your schedule so that we can set up our first session. Thank you for using WyzAnt and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

My goal is to help students lay a solid educational foundation through mastery of writing, reading, speaking, and listening comprehension of the English and or Read more

8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Houston, TX 77008
Background Check: Passed

"Very positive and patient"

- Lea, Houston, TX on 7/23/15

"Great Tutor"

- Deborah, Houston, TX on 5/28/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Sandra, Houston, TX on 3/27/14
ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Writing
ESL/ESOL, Spanish

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University of Tennessee
Hispanic Studies


University of Tennessee (Hispanic Studies)

Very positive and patient — Shannon has been a very positive, patient, and encouraging Spanish tutor. She is helping me to become fluent in Spanish by challenging me to listen to and speak fluent Spanish. She also assigns fun homework like going to the grocery store and using the Self-checkout station in Spanish, going to a Mexican restaurant and ordering only in Spanish, and watching a movie in the Spanish setting. She is v ...

— Lea, Houston, TX on 7/23/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shannon will travel within 30 miles of Houston, TX 77008.