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Shannon K.

Houston, TX

$40/hour

Spanish with Shannon (Essay Writing & ESL)

Background check passed as of 9/23/13
4.9 average from 70 ratings
Very positive and patient
— Lea, Houston, TX on 7/23/15

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University of Tennessee
Hispanic Studies

Education

University of Tennessee (Hispanic Studies)

About Shannon

Attention Parents: The summer will be here before we know it! Three months with no practice can cause major setbacks. If you don't use it, you lose it. Tutoring helps students demonstrate what they have already learned and can provide valuable opportunities to fill in any gaps from the school year. One on one summer learning just may be the fun and effective and interactive learning environment your child needs so that they can go into the next school year with lots of confidence and ready to learn even more.

I attended a small private school with a very low teacher to student ratio for middle school and high school. I am currently a substitute for HISD and I am working on my certificate to teach bilingual students at the elementary level. All across the district, I have witnessed how difficult it is for students to get the one on one attention they need. As much as I love being in the classroom, nothing helps students understand better like individual attention. My goal is 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. A huge part of achieving this goal is increasing confidence and classroom participation.

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 15 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 zero experience, dusting off rusty conversation skills, Spanish for the workplace, preparing for the IB exam or bilingual STAAR test, and in some cases making sure students know enough to pass.

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. I received my bachelor's in Hispanic Studies from The University of Tennessee in 2010. 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 feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you for using WyzAnt and I look forward to hearing from you soon!


-Shannon
Attention Parents: The summer will be here before we know it! Three months with no practice can cause major setbacks. If you don't use it, you lose it. Tutoring helps students demonstrate what they have already learned and can provide valuable opportunities to fill in any gaps from the school year. One on one summer learning just may be the fun Read more

Policies
Cancellation
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
English:
ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish

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University of Tennessee
Hispanic Studies

Education

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 rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

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